Saturday, October 23rd, 2021

The Switch OLED has a screen protector attached, but don’t remove it, Nintendo says.

Image: Nintendo Life

One of the big changes Nintendo has made with SwitchOLED is a change that you may not notice when you first pick it up. As with the original Switch and Switch Lite, the screen is made of glass instead of plastic.

The reason you may not be aware of this fact when using the console is that Nintendo applies a very unobtrusive “anti-scattering adhesive film” over the glass and thousands of dangerous bits if the glass breaks. This is to prevent it from breaking. It also provides protection from scratches.

These pre-applied protective films are very common on other devices with glass displays, such as smartphones and tablets. Nintendo is welcome if you want to continue using your own protector. It gladly sits on the anti-scattering film.

However, Nintendo categorically insists that it should never be done. So far Try removing the film itself. The console user manual contains a warning about this.

Would you like to add your own screen protector or is this pre-installed one sufficient? Please let us know in the comments.