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Best Google Pixel 6 screen protectors 2022

While most eyes are drawn to that distinctive back and camera bump on the Google Pixel 6, the screen upfront is nothing to sneeze at either. This 6.4-inch 90Hz screen already has the protection of Gorilla Glass Victus, but to be perfectly honest, that's not enough. After all, glass can still scratch, and if your Pixel 6 falls face first, a high-quality screen protector is the only real way to avoid a shattered screen.

Tempered glass screen protectors aren't the best match for the Google Pixel 6 owing to the finicky fingerprint sensor — a problem I encountered daily when I first got my own Pixel 6 with a glass screen guard. After a lot of trial and error, I discovered that the very best Pixel 6 screen protectors you can buy are of the hydrogel and TPU plastic variety, followed by paper-thin tempered glass options.

Say no to nicks and scratches with these awesome screen protectors

Time to choose the right Pixel 6 screen guard

Before we review the best Google Pixel 6 screen protectors, let's talk about the fingerprint sensor. The Pixel 6 may be one of the best Android phones of today, but we've had issues with the fingerprint sensor not working with a great number of tempered glass screen protectors. 

While optical in-screen fingerprint scanners theoretically shouldn't have any issues with any screen protectors, we've run into some issues with thicker tempered glass screen protectors.

In my experience, all film protectors and thinner glass screen protectors work really well with the Pixel 6's troublesome fingerprint reader. While Google directs users to buy a screen protector from "Made for Google" certified companies like ZAGG and OtterBox, most of these brands have failed to deliver options that don't interfere with the Pixel 6's scanner.

With that, we come to the best screen protectors that you can actually buy for your Google Pixel 6. Thankfully, just like the best Pixel 6 cases, plenty of well-known brands now make some excellent Pixel 6 film protectors. 

My favorite is the ArmorSuit MilitaryShield Clear Film. You get name-brand protection, which translates into durability and reliability in real life. It may be pricey for a mere screen guard, but you get two pieces and they're sure to last you a while, making up for the cost.

Of course, TPU films can't protect your Pixel 6's display from shattering as well as a high-quality tempered glass screen protector can. In that case, the best option that's not a film protector is the Whitestone Dome Glass. 

This tempered glass screen protector fixes onto the Pixel 6's display via UV curing, and its thin profile does wonders for the in-display fingerprint sensor. Best of all, since it's a two-pack, you have a spare if you mess up the first installation. I've done it with a previous phone, and trust me when I say this, you don't want to go through that sort of frustration!

Applying your Pixel 6 screen protector at home? Make sure you have plenty of phone disinfectant wipes and sprays at the ready in case your screen guard didn't ship with those goodies. While you're at it, it's also a good idea to clean your entire phone for hygiene's sake.

Namerah Saud Fatmi
Contributing Writer

Namerah Saud Fatmi is a contributing writer for Android Central. She has a passion for all things tech & gaming and has been an honorary Goodreads librarian since 2011. When she isn't writing, she can be found chasing stray cats and dogs in the streets of Dhaka or slaying dragons in the land of Skyrim. You can reach her on Twitter @NamerahS.

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