Apple may be working on a built-in privacy filter for upcoming screens. In the meantime, there's no better way to ensure environmental privacy than with your own screen cover. Some can even protect your Mac screen from accidental drops, finger spots, or elbow strikes. Which one should I choose? Our research and reviews have helped us find the best, starting with the Homy screen protector.
Note: We will specifically mention which MacBook model these protectors are designed for. However, with almost all of our choices, the same guards are made for a variety of different models. Even if it looks like they don't fit your MacBook, you should check it again. You might be pleasantly surprised.
Homy screen protector 2-pack – MacBook Pro 15 inch
The screen protectors from Homy have a particularly cool function: the pack contains two different options, a matt and a clear version, from which you can choose depending on how important glare is to you. Both options not only select the best protection for your habits, they also offer you scratch protection and reduce the blue light. Oh, and they also pop in a keyboard cover for maximum protection if you wish. Few packs available give you so much choice mixed with rounded protection, making it an easy top choice.
This filter has excellent professional-level filtering options that give you a pleasantly clear screen (instead of the blackout effects that so many screens can have) while blocking the side view to make it harder for anyone to spy on you . It also blocks 35% of blue light and offers practical scratch protection. In addition, the silicone edge seal is designed for long-term durability. It may be a little expensive, but if you work a lot in public places and need some privacy, this is a great investment.
Supershieldz Screen Protector 3-Pack – MacBook Pro 16-inch 2019
Supershieldz has been a popular screen protector for Apple devices for some time. The MacBook offer is another solid version with protection that is particularly easy to place on your screen (and two extras in case you need it). These protective devices in particular aim to prevent damage to the screen. They consist of five different layers to avoid all types of cuts or scratches. No adhesives are used in these protectors, only a silicone gel layer for vacuum attachment.
Viuauax blue light filter screen protector – MacBook Air 13 inch
This thin blue light filter does not cause problems when you close your MacBook Air completely, but it is durable enough to protect against scratches and reduces the blue light for sensitive eyes. It also helps reduce glare in brightly lit areas. Keep in mind that protective films like this must be carefully installed to prevent bubbles from forming. They are designed in such a way that they are permanent after attachment. Fortunately, this protector comes in a variety of size options, so you get the right version for your model.
Mr Shield Screen Protector 3-Pack – 12-inch MacBooks
For the older 12-inch MacBook models, Mr Shield Protectors are among the best. It's a stiffer model than the super-flexible foils, making it easy to attach the protector to the display without blistering – and even remove it if you notice problems. In addition to scratch protection, the screen is much easier to clean.
The only downside is the fixed size, which is unsuitable for larger MacBook models.
Forito Anti-Glare Screen Protector 2-Pack – MacBook Pro 16-inch 2019
Do you hate glare? This protection package was specially developed with glare-free properties to make your screen as visible as possible even in bright light. It also prevents other people from seeing what you are working on. The protector contains layers that are supposed to resist fingerprints and skin oil, so that stains are also not so problematic. The transparency is 95% to prevent the screen from darkening as much as possible.
AyaWico Blue Light Protection 2-Pack – MacBook Pro 13 inch 2016 to 2019
Is blue light your main concern? Blue light can contribute to the brightness and sharpness of the image, but it also has a strong impact on your eye. It has been associated with eye pain, insomnia, poor sleep cycles and other problems. To give your eyes a break, this filter blocks up to 90% of the blue light spectrum. Use it in combination with night and dark modes to give your eyes the rest they deserve.
It also includes scratch protection to prepare for minor accidents.
Forito magnetic filter – MacBook Pro 16-inch 2019
Sometimes a screen protector sounds like a great idea, but if you don't like the look, it's not always easy to remove it. Most filters cannot be removed. However, this special Forito product was specifically made with a magnetic attachment option so you can put it on and take it off at any time. It includes a privacy filter, a blue light filter, an anti-glare filter and a scratch protection. It is an ideal solution for use in public spaces or at night. However, if you want to fully experience a movie, game, or the full brightness of your display, you can easily remove it.