Best iPad Screen Protectors

Last Updated on April 20, 2023 by Ernests Embutnieks

Today, we’re going to dive deep into the world of iPad screen protectors. You know, those little (or not so little) transparent sheets that protect our beloved devices from scratches, smudges, and cracks. Stick around, and by the end of this post, you’ll be an iPad screen protector connoisseur!

First things first, why do you need a screen protector? Well, if you love your iPad as much as we do, you want it to stay in pristine condition. These little wonders keep your screen looking fresh, while also ensuring it’s safe from accidents. No more heart-stopping moments when your iPad slips from your hands!

They also make your iPad more convenient for note-taking, and feel more like writing on paper than on glass.

Glass vs. Plastic: The Eternal Debate

All right, now that we’re all on the same page, let’s talk about the two primary types of screen protectors: tempered glass and plastic film.

Tempered Glass

  • Thick and durable
  • Feels like the original screen
  • More expensive
  • Prone to cracking under extreme stress

Plastic Film

  • Thin and lightweight
  • Cheaper
  • Can be less responsive
  • More susceptible to scratches

Still unsure? No worries, we’re gonna help you find the perfect match!

The All-Stars: Our Top Picks

We’ve done the research, and these are the top 13 screen protectors that should be on your radar:

1. Paperlike Screen Protector

If you’re an artist, designer, or note-taker, Paperlike is your new BFF. This plastic film screen protector has a unique matte finish that mimics the feel of paper, making it perfect for drawing and writing with the Apple Pencil. Say goodbye to slippery screens and hello to ultimate creativity!


  • iPad Pro 12.9 (2022, 2021, 2020, and 2018 models)
  • iPad Pro 11 (2021, 2020, and 2018 models)
  • iPad Air 10.9 (2020)
  • iPad 10.2 (2021, 2020, and 2019 models)
  • iPad Mini 7.9 (2019)

2. JETech Screen Protector

Looking for something that won’t break the bank? JETech’s got your back. This plastic film protector is super affordable, but still offers decent protection against scratches and smudges. It might not be as luxurious as some of the others on this list, but it gets the job done!


  • iPad  Pro 11” & 12” (2022, 2021, 2020, and 2019 models)
  • iPad Air 5/4

3. ZAGG InvisibleShield

Got kids? Then you know the struggle is real when it comes to keeping your iPad safe from little fingers (and the occasional drop). ZAGG’s InvisibleShield is designed for the rough-and-tumble world of family life. This durable tempered glass protector has a smudge-resistant coating, making it perfect for the whole fam!


  • iPad models, including iPad Pro, iPad Air, and iPad Mini

4. amFilm Glass Screen Protector

If you’re looking for the ultimate combo of protection and clarity, amFilm has got you covered. This tempered glass protector is ultra-thin, super responsive, and feels like you’re touching the original screen. Plus, it’s a breeze to install. What more could you want?


  • iPad Pro 12.9 (2022, 2021, 2020, and 2018 models)
  • iPad Pro 11 (2021, 2022, 2020, and 2018 models)

5. ESR Paper-Feel Screen Protector

The ESR Paper-Feel Screen Protector provides an ultra-thin, finely textured surface that ensures smooth lines and just the right amount of resistance for a digital canvas or notebook experience. It minimizes nib abrasion and includes an easy application tray for quick, bubble-free installation. This screen protector offers industry-leading clarity and scratch protection to keep your screen safe from scuffs and scratches caused by keys or cables.


  • iPad Pro 11 inch (2022/2021/2020/2018)
  • iPad Air 5th Generation (2022, 10.9 inch)
  • and iPad Air 4th Generation (2020, 10.9 inch)

6. Tech Armor Matte Screen Protector

Tech Armor (2 Pack Matte Screen Protector Film for iPad Pro)

The Tech Armor Matte Screen Protector features an anti-glare matte finish perfect for drawing, writing, and note-taking while reducing reflections and fingerprints. The easy installation kit ensures a bubble-free installation with a cleaning cloth and dust remover included. This screen protector provides maximum scratch protection, sensitive touch, and a lifetime warranty for your peace of mind.


  • iPad Pro 12.9 inch (2022, 2021, 2020, and 2018)

7. Mothca Matte Glass Screen Protector

The Mothca Matte Glass Screen Protector offers a smooth, silk-like touch feeling with its unique etching process. It has anti-glare and anti-fingerprint features and a 2.5D curved edge for added durability. The tempered glass protects your device effectively, reducing the chance of screen breakage and scratches.


  • iPad Pro 11 Inch (2022/2021/2020/2018)
  • iPad Air 5 (2022)
  • iPad Air 4 (2020)

8. SPARIN Screen Protector

SPARIN 3 Pack Screen Protector

The SPARIN Screen Protector comes in a pack of three and features an easy installation with an alignment frame included. Made of superior 9H hardness material, it protects your screen from daily wear and tear while maintaining fast response and high-definition clarity. It’s flawlessly compatible with your Apple Pencil and offers precision and responsiveness.


  • iPad Air 5th/4th Generation 10.9 inch
  • iPad Pro 11 inch all models (2022/2021/2020/2018)

9. KCT Paperfeel Screen Protector

KCT [2 PACK] Paperfeel Screen Protector

The KCT Paperfeel Screen Protector is designed for drawing and writing while minimizing wear on your pencil nib. It features an anti-glare, anti-fingerprint surface and is easy to install with the provided installation kit. The paper-like texture reduces dizziness and eye discomfort during long-term use and protects your screen from scratches.


  • iPad Pro 11 inch (2022/2021/2020/2018)
  • iPad Air 5th & 4th Generation (10.9 inch, 2022 & 2020)

10. iCarez Anti-Glare Matte Screen Protector

The iCarez Anti-Glare Matte Screen Protector is hard-coated for scratch-proof protection and reduces fingerprints. It features a hinge installation for easy application and removal with no residue. Its anti-glare transparency PET film maintains maximum display resolution and true touch sensitivity for an invisible and perfect touch screen protection.


  • iPad Pro 11 (2022/2021/2020/2018)
  • iPad Air 4 (2020)
  • iPad Air 5 (2022)

11. Hocents Paperfeel Glass Screen Protector

The Hocents Paperfeel Glass Screen Protector combines a paper-like feel with 9H tempered glass protection. It features an auto-alignment installation tool for easy application and offers a real paper feel for drawing and writing. The anti-glare and fingerprint-resistant surface ensures a clean and enjoyable user experience.


  • iPad Pro 12.9 6th / 5th / 4th / 3rd Generation (2022/2021/2020/2018)

12. Ailun Screen Protector

This 2-pack Ailun Screen Protector offers high transparency for an optimal viewing experience and an oleophobic coating to prevent smudges and fingerprints. With its 9H hardness tempered glass, this protector effectively resists scratches and impacts, ensuring your tablet’s display remains in pristine condition.

The screen protector is Face ID and Apple Pencil compatible, maintaining original response sensitivity for smooth gameplay, typing, and video playing. The easy installation process ensures a bubble-free application.


  • iPad Air 4/5 Generation (10.9 Inch, 2022 5th & 2020 4th)
  • iPad Pro 11 Inch Display (2022, 2021, 2020, 2018)

13. Belkin iPad Pro Screen Protector

Belkin iPad Pro Screen Protector for iPad Pro

The Belkin iPad Pro Screen Protector offers full-screen privacy when viewing your iPad in landscape orientation, while still allowing for easy collaboration in portrait mode. This removable and reusable screen protector can be stored in the TruePrivacy panel when not in use.

The anti-glare, ultra-thin design and Apple Pencil compatibility ensure an enjoyable native iPad experience without sacrificing screen quality or touch sensitivity.


  • iPad Pro 11″
  • iPad Pro 12.9″

Wrapping It Up

And there you have it, our comprehensive guide to 13 best iPad screen protectors! Whether you’re a parent, an artist, a budget-conscious shopper, or just someone who loves their iPad, there’s a screen protector out there for you. 

Screen ProtectorMaterial
amFilm Glass Screen ProtectorTempered Glass
JETech Screen ProtectorTempered Glass
ZAGG InvisibleShieldPlastic Film
Paperlike Screen ProtectorPlastic Film
ESR Paper-Feel Screen ProtectorPET
Tech Armor Matte Screen ProtectorPET
Mothca Matte Glass Screen ProtectorTempered Glass
SPARIN Screen ProtectorTempered Glass
KCT Paperfeel Screen ProtectorPET
iCarez Anti-Glare Screen ProtectorPET
Hocents. Paperfeel Glass Screen ProtectorTempered Glass
Ailun Screen ProtectorTempered Glass
Belkin iPad Pro Screen ProtectorLithium aluminosilicate

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I love tech and all about it. I'm interested in finding ways how they can make my life more productive, and I share my knowledge with my blog readers. I'm an iPad Pro, iPhone, MacBook, and Apple Watch user, so I know a thing or two about these devices and try to write helpful content around these topics.