The Google Pixel 6 Pro might be an older model, but it's still a solid device to use. If you're upgrading to a new phone, you might also want to hand this one down to a friend or family member, or even resell it. It's important to keep it in pristine condition so it holds its value.
The screen, however, has presented challenges for accessory makers. For example, the in-screen fingerprint sensor doesn't play 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.
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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.
Best for easy application
Spigen has always been a go-to brand for protective accessories, and this screen protector for your Google Pixel 6 Pro is no exception. If you apply it wrong, you can reapply it without worrying about bubbles since the protector comes with a special binding liquid. Additionally, it offers edge-to-edge coverage and can easily cover the screen regardless of cases.
Best thin and durable protector
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 replace them for a long time.
Best for lens protection, too
The Pixel 6 Pro's fingerprint scanner can be a bit iffy. If you can't deal with a film screen protector and want tempered glass, AACL's solution has you covered. It features a groove around the fingerprint scanner where the material is thinner than the rest of the glass, allowing the fingerprint scanner to identify your finger more accurately. In addition to the screen protector, you also get two lens protectors in the bundle.
Best for privacy
Not only is this screen protector made of flexible TPU film to ensure a perfect, edge-to-edge fit, but it also offers some privacy benefits. It's designed to be purposely dimmed so that only the person in front of the phone can see the screen. This prevents nosy individuals from peeking at what you're doing. You might have to boost the brightness a bit, but for those who travel on public transit, it'll be an appreciated feature.
Best basic case
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 two to three days.
The Fortress tempered glass is designed at the microscopic level to absorb impact shocks, while its anti-fingerprint coating prevents sweat or oil residue from sticking to it. It also comes with an installation kit, so it might not be an issue even if you are going for your first try. Besides, Fortress also offers a $200 screen repair coverage and a lifetime replacement warranty if the glass protector breaks.
Best on a budget
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.
Best for multiple devices
Instead of trying to decide if the tempered glass screen protector you want will fit properly or having to deal with the application process of TPU film, consider liquid screen protection. This silica dioxide solution made of glass suspended in liquid format is applied to the screen. Let it set, and voila! You're done. It adds an ultra-thin layer without the worry of bubbles. And one tube can be used for multiple devices.
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 to release 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 one from Spigen 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. However, if you want the assurance of glass without compromising on the fingerprint sensor's functionality, AACL's unique solution with a fingerprint cutout is the one to check out.
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.
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Courtney Lynch is a freelance writer at Android Central. She's obsessed with all things health, fitness, and music. At any given time, she can be found checking out the latest and greatest gadgets while simultaneously petting her dog and sipping iced coffee.