3M Privacy and Protection Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

On this page you will find answers to the questions we get asked most frequently about 3M Privacy & Protection products. If you can't find the answer you are looking for, you can download our full FAQ guide by following the link above, or contacting us.

  • Woman working at her desk with desktop covered with 3M Gold Privacy filter
    Choosing your Privacy Filter

    • The quickest and most accurate way to find the correct filter for your device is by using our Privacy Product Selector Tool.

      Simply enter the make and model of your device and the tool with tell you which filters are compatible.

    • Our privacy and protection products range from filters for mobiles up to 43" monitors. The range also includes bespoke filters for numerous Apple, Microsoft, Dell, Google and HP devices.

      We do not manufacture solutions for sat navs, digital cameras, or any handheld devices outside of those created by Apple, Samsung or Microsoft.

      Our full product range can be viewed here.
    • A full breakdown product codes can be found in the full FAQ Guide. Please see the link above.

      The ‘W1’ and ‘W9’ in our product codes signify the filter is designed for a widescreen device.

      W1 = 16:10 aspect ratio

      W9 = 16:9 aspect ratio
    • Yes, all 3M Privacy Filters for monitors work on curved screens. The effects of the privacy will not be impacted. We recommend using the attachment strips so that the filter lies flat against the screen.
    • We offer a wide range of thin, touch optimised filters. These will maintain the device’s interactive touchscreen features. Our products that are touch optimised are all mobile and tablet filters, touch filters for devices with bezels, touch filter for flay-front screens and thin gold for flat-front screens.
    • The bezel is the raised frame around the edge of a screen.

      If your touch device has a bezel edge, look for any product code starting with TF and ending with B. The filter will cover the display area only and sit within the raised bezel.

      If your device has a flat-front or edge-to-edge display, look for any product code ending in ‘E’, these are all touch compatible filters for devices with flat front displays (the filter will go to the edge of the device, covering more than the actual display area).

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    Useful Tips

    • No, unfortunately our privacy and screen protection material is not available to purchase in rolls.
    • Replacement attachment parts can be ordered free of charge from here.
    • Protect your on-screen data from visual hacking with 3M privacy screen filters.

      3M’s innovative privacy filter technology prevents visual hackers from stealing sideways glances at your screen, while providing a crisp, clear view for intended users.

      • Advanced microlouvre technology blacks out unwanted side views

      • Maintain a clear, crisp, colour true image clarity

      • Attaches easily and removes cleanly

    • When it comes to protecting your data, don’t compromise, use the best in class “black out” privacy filters from 3M.

      • Zone of privacy, protection from just 30-degree either side for best in class security against visual hackers

      • Effective “black out” privacy from side angle views for total privacy rather than a blur / white out effect

      • The added benefit of a matte surface on some 3M filters help reduce glare while enhancing visual privacy

      • Front surface screen protection, helps protect screen from everyday dust, dings and scratches

      • Extensive range of filter types to suit your needs including black, gold, high clarity, framed, touch and anti-glare

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