What Is An Anti-Glare Screen? (Answered)

If you have bought any piece of modern technology, you have probably had to deal with the antiglare screen. Most modern devices include the antiglare screen on computers, mobile devices, and even monitors. However, many people are still wondering what is an anti-glare screen and what it does.

The anti-glare screen is a coating that is often placed on monitors and other devices that have a display. The idea is to block out some of the light that could cause glare in the eyes. The anti-glare setting helps when you are using your device outdoors and dealing with the sun. It would also work in all settings with increased brightness.

The anti-glare can often lead to a fuzzy-looking display as well, to reduce white and some of the light colors. Some of the best computers would use a thin anti-glare coating, which would make it much easier to use the display in all conditions and does not affect the settings through the glare significantly. 

Benefits Of Anti-Glare

If you have a device, which includes the anti-glare feature, you could find that it would give you a few great benefits. Here are some of the most prominent benefits you could make use of.

  • Cleaning: The anti-glare screen has one significant benefit that enables you to clean it much more efficiently. The coating would make it much easier to remove some of the fingerprints and touch marks from getting onto the glass.
  • Improves Gaming And Viewing: One of the main benefits is that you can reduce the glare coming from the screen when watching television, which would make a big difference to your viewing experience.
  • Improves Colors: The anti-glare screen can also make a big difference when it comes to seeing and experiencing vibrant colors in bad lighting conditions.

Drawbacks Of Anti-Glare

Now that you have seen some of the benefits, there are also a few drawbacks you might need to be wary of:

  • Easily Shows Fingerprints: One of the most frustrating things would be dealing with fingerprints and this is easily seen due to the coating, which would not be directly part of the screen.
  • Expensive: Having an anti-glare coating on your screen might also make it far more expensive to buy.
  • Coloring Could Be Inaccurate: No matter which covers you put on your display, the chances are that somewhere the coloring might not be consistent and this would reduce the efficacy of the display.


Anti-glare would have a few benefits and drawbacks that people often need to be aware of. The benefits and drawbacks could help you or hinder your viewing experience. However, when using the display in lighted settings, the anti-glare would help to significantly improve the viewing experience and reduce some issues.

This article was last updated on November 28, 2022 .

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