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Installing 3M™ Privacy Filters

Frameless Privacy Filters for Monitors

Step by Step Instructions:

Step 1

Remove mounting tabs and bend to separate.
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Step 2

Peel liner from tabs and place as shown (use as many tabs as you prefer).
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Step 3

Slide the filter onto your screen, between the tabs…and you're done!
Step 3

Tips for Optimizing Use

  • For the highest clarity, view your screen through the glossy side of your 3M™ Privacy Filter.
  • When working in high ambient light, reduce glare by viewing your screen through the matte side.

Cleaning is Easy

3M™ Privacy Filters can be cleaned again and again without compromising screen clarity or effectiveness.
  1. Remove the filter from your device.
  2. Use a soft, lint-free cloth moistened with water to wipe away fingerprints, smudges and soil.
  3. Make sure the filter is dry, and then slide it back onto your screen.

Framed Privacy Filters for Monitors

Step by Step Instructions:

Step 1
Remove LCD monitor hanger arms from the packaging.
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Step 2
With back of frame facing you, clip hanger arm hooks over edge of frame.
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Step 3
Press hanger arm into place so it slides along the edge. Repeat steps two and three for the second hanger arm.
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Position each hanger arm about one to one and a half inches from corner of frame.
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Step 5
Hang privacy filter on your LCD monitor.
Step 3

Tips for Optimizing Use

  • To raise filter height, apply foam pads enclosed with your packaging.
  • Some framed Privacy Filter models allow you to replace hanger arms with easy-on, easy-off 3M™ Command Strips.

Cleaning is Easy

  1. Remove the filter from your device and place it on a flat surface.
  2. Moisten a soft, lint-free cloth with ammonia-free glass cleaner and wipe away fingerprints, smudges and soil.
  3. Reapply your filter.

Frameless Privacy Filters for Laptops

Step by Step Instructions:

Step 1
Remove mounting tabs and bend to separate.
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Step 2
Peel liner from tabs and place as shown (use as many tabs as you prefer).
Step 2
Step 3
Slide the filter onto your screen, between the tabs…and you're done!
Step 3

Tips for Optimizing Use

  • Reduce glare by viewing your screen through the matte side.
  • For higher clarity, switch to the glossy side.
  • Remove and replace your filter as often as you like. But when it's on, it stays in place, even when laptop is closed!

Cleaning is Easy

3M™ Privacy Filters can be cleaned again and again without compromising screen clarity or effectiveness.
  1. Remove the filter.
  2. Moisten a soft, lint-free cloth with ammonia-free glass cleaner and wipe away fingerprints, smudges and soil.
  3. When filter is dry, slide it back onto your screen.

Privacy Filters for the iPad®

3M™ Easy-On Privacy Filter Application video
Discover the easy way to apply a 3M™ Easy-On Privacy Filter to your iPad®.

Step by Step Instructions:


Installing 3M™ Privacy Screen Protectors

Smartphones

YouTube
This simple step-by-step video shows you how to apply a screen protector to your smartphone.

Step by Step Instructions:

Step 1
Thoroughly clean display surface following device manufacturers' instructions.
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Step 2
Using the tab, carefully peel the film liner back two inches. Do not touch adhesive side.
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Step 3
Carefully align film and place on the display. If you see bubbles, realign before proceeding.
Step 3
Step 4
Use enclosed applicator to press film onto the screen while slowly pulling back liner. To reduce the potential for bubbles, do not allow the screen protector's adhesive to make contact with the screen ahead of the applicator.
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Step 5
If needed, clean the film once applied.
Step 5

Tips & Hints

  • 3M™ Privacy Screen Protectors do not compromise touchscreen functionality.
  • Privacy Screen Protectors provide a thin, abrasion-resistant layer on your device screen.
  • 3M's residue-free adhesive means your screen protector goes on easy and comes off clean.

Cleaning is Easy

  1. Fingerprints and smudges wipe away cleanly with a soft, lint-free cloth.

Tablets

YouTube
Discover the easy way to apply a privacy screen protector to your tablet.

Step by Step Instructions:

Step 1
Thoroughly clean display surface following device manufacturers' instructions.
Step 1
Step 2
Using the tab, carefully peel the film liner back two inches. Do not touch adhesive side.
Step 2
Step 3
Carefully align film and place on the display. If you see bubbles, realign before proceeding.
Step 3
Step 4
Use enclosed applicator to press film onto the screen while slowly pulling back liner. To reduce the potential for bubbles, do not allow the screen protector's adhesive to make contact with the screen ahead of the applicator.
Step 4
Step 5
If needed, clean the film once applied.
Step 5

Tips & Hints

  • For smooth application, wrap cleaning cloth around the straight edge of the applicator. Hold cloth in place on the applicator and follow step-by-step instructions.
  • Privacy Screen Protectors provide a thin, abrasion-resistant layer on your device screen.
  • 3M's residue-free adhesive means your screen protector goes on easy and comes off clean.

Cleaning is Easy

  1. Fingerprints and smudges wipe away cleanly with a soft, lint-free cloth.

Installing 3M™ Natural View Screen Protectors

Smartphones

YouTube
This simple step-by-step video shows you how to apply a 3M™ Natural View Screen Protector to your smartphone.

Step by Step Instructions:

Step 1
Thoroughly clean display surface following device manufacturers' instructions.
Step 1
Step 2
Using the tab, carefully peel the film liner back two inches. Do not touch adhesive side.
Step 2
Step 3
Carefully align film and place on the display. If you see bubbles, realign before proceeding.
Step 3
Step 4
Use enclosed applicator to press film onto the screen while slowly pulling back liner. To reduce the potential for bubbles, do not allow the screen protector's adhesive to make contact with the screen ahead of the applicator.
Step 4
Step 5
If needed, clean the film once applied.
Step 5

Tips & Hints

  • 3M™ Natural View Screen Protectors protect your smartphone screens without compromising touchscreen functionality.
  • 3M™ Natural View Screen Protectors are optically clear, so you can cover a front-facing camera without impacting picture quality.

Cleaning is Easy

  1. Only 3M™ Natural View Screen Protectors feature an exclusive 3M Scotchgard™ coating, so you can easily wipe away fingerprints, smudges and oils with a soft, lint-free cloth.

Tablets

YouTube
See how easy it is to apply a 3M™ Natural View Screen Protector to your tablet.

Step by Step Instructions:

Step 1
Remove any protective case or cover. Set device on the edge of a table and place screen protector on device. Tab imprinted "This Side Up" must be facing up.
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Step 2
Be sure the holes in the film line up with any device feature holes. Locate alignment strip and remove the clear liner from the alignment strip.
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Step 3
Apply approximately ¼ inch of the alignment strip to edge of the screen protector.
Step 3
Step 4
Carefully align film on device and press alignment strip to the edge of device. Ensure feature holes and edges are still aligned properly. If not, remove alignment strip from device and realign.
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Step 5
Lift film up from the device and thoroughly clean screen using lint-free cleaning cloth. Use a sweeping motion to remove dust/debris particles. Any remaining particles will cause air bubbles under the film.
Step 5
Step 6
Using the peel tab on the side of the screen protector, carefully peel back liner 2 to 3 inches. Do not remove the entire liner.
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Step 7
To reduce the potential for bubbles, do not allow the screen protector's adhesive to make contact with the screen ahead of the applicator. Hold liner straight up keeping film curled back and apply gentle pressure on the applicator. SLOWLY move the applicator down the center of the display pressing film onto the screen in one complete motion. Use applicator to press the edges of the screen protector in place pushing any air bubbles toward edges and out from under the screen protector.
Step 7
Step 8
Carefully remove optional alignment strip and use your finger or cleaning cloth to push any remaining bubbles toward edges.
Step 8

Tips & Hints

  • Use the provided optional alignment strip to "set" alignment before applying film.
  • Bubbles or groups of bubbles smaller than 1/16 inch (2mm) diameter will disappear within hours of application.

Cleaning is Easy

  1. Only 3M™ Natural View Screen Protectors feature an exclusive 3M Scotchgard™ coating, so you can easily wipe away fingerprints, smudges and oils with a soft, lint-free cloth.

Back Skin - Tablet

YouTube
See how easy it is to apply a 3M™ Natural View Screen Protector + Back Skin Application to your tablet.

Step by Step Instructions:

Step 1
Remove any device protective cover or case. Place device upside down on a clean, flat surface. Clean device surface following manufacturer's directions.
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Step 2
Remove liner from back skin. Note: Skin product has a pressure-activated adhesive. It can be repositioned if only light finger pressure has been used to tack in place. Once firm pressure has been applied to the skin, it cannot be repositioned and will provide a long-lasting bond.
Step 2
Step 3
Align skin cutouts with device camera lens and speaker. Make sure skin is properly aligned and lays flat on device surface. Tack lightly in place. Note: Not all devices have 3G feature; therefore, 3G film cutout may be left in place for wireless devices.
Step 3
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Use your hand to slowly press film in place with a sweeping motion to push out any bubbles under the film. Press down edges to complete application.
Step 4

Tips & Hints

  • Back Skin Removal: When you need to remove your 3M Back Skin, for best results SLOWLY peel the film off your device.

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