Learn how to easily apply the Paperlike and get the most out of the new screen protector for your iPad. Watch the application video or follow the step by step instructions below.
Installation Guide - Step-by-Step
Before you start ... A pro tip
You’ll achieve the best result if you apply the Paperlike (or any other screen protector) in a dust-free environment. If you don’t live in a lab or the ISS, the next best thing is your bathroom, after a hot shower. The hot steam binds the floating particles, so they sink to the floor (that’s why your bathroom floor is dirty all the time).
Step 1 - Attach stickers
Place your Paperlike onto your iPad with side 2 facing up, and make sure the home-button or face-id are not being covered by the Paperlike. Then apply the guide-stickers on one side of the iPad, and the round sticker on the opposite side.
Step 2 - Align Paperlike on iPad
Center the Paperlike on your iPad and make sure it has the same distance from the edge on all sides. The easiest way to check this is to have a look at two opposing corners. If these have equal spacing compared to each other, then it’s perfect.
Step 3 - Secure guide-Stickers on iPad
While holding the Paperlike in place, stick the guide stickers to the iPad securely. Tip: stick part of the guide-sticker on the desk, then push the iPad sideways, which will apply the guide stickers on the back of the iPad.
Step 4 - Open the Paperlike like a door
Flip the Paperlike "open" - use the guide-stickers as hinge.
Step 5 - Use the wet wipe to clean the screen
Clean the iPad surface with a wet-wipe, make sure you remove all smudges.
Step 6 - Use the dust absorber to remove dust
Some dust particles may have collected on the screen while cleaning it. Remove all of them, and go to the next step as quickly as possible to avoid more dust from settling on the iPad screen.
Step 7 - Peel off side 1 (sticky side) protection foil
Remove side 1 (sticky side) in a quick upward movement. This reduces the risk of dust that collected on side 1, falling on the iPad screen.
Step 8 - Place the peeled Paperlike on your iPad
While pulling firmly, place the Paperlike on your iPad, don’t worry if you see big bubbles forming.
Step 9 - Push out air bubbles
Use a credit card (or similar) to push out the bubbles. "Catch" smaller bubbles with bigger ones and then push from the center to the edges.
Step 10 - Remove the side 2 protective layer
Remove the side 2 protective layer while being careful not to remove the actual screen protector from the iPad. Tip: Place a finger on the Paperlike while slowly peeling off the protective layer.
Congratulations you’re done! If you still have minor bubbles, no worries, most vanish in the next few days.
Bubbles under the Paperlike.
Bubbles can either come from air enclosures or dust particles. Please try pushing out the bubble, as shown in the video (min 4:00) or step 9 in the text instructions.
If you can't push them out, it's very likely a dust particle. As long as it's near the edge, you can try the method shown in this video.
When your Paperlike looks like a starry night like on the picture, there's sadly no rescue. Please remove it and apply the second Paperlike. Make sure to follow the tips for a dust-free environment. If you don't have the spare, please contact us via the form below.
A corner keeps peeling off
If one corner of the Paperlike keeps peeling off, it is most likely that the Paperlike is not correctly placed, and that corner sticks out a bit making it easy to lift it accidentally. If you're encountering that issue, please apply the second Paperlike and follow the application instructions.
Use the guide-stickers like shown in the video to align the Paperlike on the iPad before applying it.
For more answers to your questions, please visit our help center. There, you can directly contact our support team via email or live chat.
How to take good care of your Paperlike
Your Paperlike will improve your drawing and writing so long you take good care of it.
In its very nature, the surface of your Paperlike is somewhat rough. That means more dirt and hand oils will stick on the screen than without. Fear not, this is no problem. Just clean your Paperlike regularly with a tiny bit of dishwashing soap and a damp towel (you can use the dry wipe included in each package).
Free goodies just for you!
Now that you've applied your Paperlike, you probably want to take it for a ride. And you should. Lucky for you, we've prepared some fantastic resources to go with your iPad's improved writing and drawing capabilities :)
So, if you haven't done so already, head over to paperlike.com/goodies.
There, you can download your free interactive digital journal, a Procreate brush set made by artist Filip Zywica, plus sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest goodies as they're released.