Here are the best screen protectors you can buy right now — and why most tempered glass ones got pulled.
The Google Pixel 6 Pro has quickly proven to be one of the best Android phones on the market, but its screen has presented challenges for accessory makers. For example, the in-screen fingerprint sensor hasn’t played nice with tempered glass screen protectors, and the curved edges of the screen make it easier for protectors to peel up or not sit correctly. This means you need to pay extra special attention to the screen protector you buy, and these are the best Pixel 6 Pro screen protectors you can purchase right now.
Maintain your screen with a Pixel 6 Pro screen protector
Whitestone Dome Glass Tempered Glass Screen Protector (2-Pack)
After two months of tempered glass screen protectors that didn’t work properly, Whitestone Dome Glass has rolled up to the party to show us how it’s done. This two-pack of tempered glass screen protectors is perfectly sculpted to the edges of the 6 Pro and the UV curing ensures no gaps or interference with the fingerprint sensor.View at Amazon
ArmorSuit MilitaryShield Case Friendly Anti-Bubble Matte Film for Google Pixel 6 Pro
No more glare
This U.S.-made screen protector isn’t glossy like most on this list. Instead, the matte finish on the TPU materials allows you to better read what’s on your Pixel 6 Pro when you’re in bright conditions. Self-healing technology means minor cuts and dents eventually buff out over time.View at Amazon
Skinomi TechSkin TPU Anti-Bubble HD Film (2-Pack for Google Pixel 6 Pro)
Thin but durable
Another self-healing film, Skinomi’s variety, is case-friendly and comes with an installation solution to help you achieve the perfect placement the first time. It comes with a spare, but these TPU films are durable enough that you shouldn’t need to use them for a long time.View at Amazon
TOCOL TPU Screen + Camera Lens Protector (4-Pack) for Google Pixel 6 Pro
The high-quality material in these TPU screen protectors is imported from Japan and features nano slow rebound technology, protecting your screen from scratches and shatters. The 99.99% HD camera lens protector maintains the original beauty of every photo and video.View at Amazon
UniqueMe Google Pixel 6 Pro Screen Protector + Camera Lens Protector (4-Pack)
While tempered glass screen protectors for the front of your Pixel 6 Pro can give you trouble, it has no such issues covering your cameras. Instead, UniqueMe’s four-pack gives you the best protection for each side of your phone at an excellent price.View at Amazon
Supershieldz TPU Screen Protector (2-Pack) for Google Pixel 6 Pro
Supershieldz is excellent at providing a wide range of ways to protect your screen, including this basic two-pack of TPU screen protectors for the Google Pixel 6 Pro. Please, please read the instructions: there are bubbles after the initial install that are designed to go away after 2-3 days.View at Amazon
IQ Shield Google Pixel 6 Pro Screen Protector (2-Pack)
Simple yet effective
This two-pack also includes a squeegee, a lint-free cloth, and step-by-step installation instructions. The company uses an anti-bubble adhesive combined with an innovative application method for quick and easy installation that leaves your film free of bubbles.View at Amazon
IMBZBK TPU Film for Google Pixel 6 Pro (3+2)
This IMBZBK TPU Film 3-pack comes with two pieces of glass to cover your Pixel 6 Pro’s camera bar as well. It fits the 6 Pro’s curved edges nicely and has darkened corners. You get a good deal for the price you pay.View at Amazon
EGV TPU Screen Protector for Google Pixel 6 Pro (2+2)
Front and back protection
The EGV TPU Screen Protector for the Google Pixel 6 Pro doesn’t have black edges, which may be something you prefer. This set comes with two TPU protectors for your phone and also two darkened glass protectors for the camera unit on the back.View at Amazon
Navigating the complications with the best Pixel 6 Pro screen protectors
As mentioned above, the Pixel 6 Pro‘s fingerprint sensor is more sensitive, which leads to more bad reads and frustration. While the optical sensor under the 6 Pro’s screen shouldn’t have issues with any screen protectors — after all, OnePlus has used them for years — there have been widespread reports of the 6 Pro’s fingerprint sensor not working properly with most tempered glass screen protectors. This led to review-bombing on most early-tempered glass protectors before accessory makers stopped selling them and figured out what changes needed to be made before offering them again.
Whitestone Dome Glass was the brand we turned to with the Galaxy S10 when it first launched with its somewhat finicky in-screen fingerprint sensor, and we are turning to this brand again. It took its time releasing a screen protector kit for the Pixel 6 Pro, but with the UV curing system and its experience with protecting curved screens, it is now the one and only tempered glass screen protector we trust for the Pixel 6 Pro.
If that’s too expensive for you after buying a flagship phone, you’ll need to go with a flexible TPU screen protector like the ArmorSuit MilitaryShield or Skinomi TechSkin for protection against scratches. Film screen protectors will not protect against shatters the way tempered glass does, but they will still work with the fingerprint sensor, and unlike glass, film protectors are self-healing so that they can work out little divots and dents.
If you want another screen protection option for the Pixel 6 Pro, you’ll want to look at a specific subset of Google Pixel 6 Pro cases: multilayer cases with built-in screen protectors. Cases like the Poetic Revolution, Supcase UB Pro, and i-Blason Cosmo series have a circle of adhesive and exact instructions to adhere the screen protector to the screen over the fingerprint sensor. I have used the i-Blason Cosmo Series, and when installed correctly, you get full-screen protection without any problems with the fingerprint sensor.
Ara Wagoner was a staff writer at Android Central. She themes phones and pokes YouTube Music with a stick. When she’s not writing about cases, Chromebooks, or customization, she’s wandering around Walt Disney World. If you see her without headphones, RUN. You can follow her on Twitter at @arawagco.With contributions from
- Namerah Saud Fatmi Contributing Writer