I have used a number of different screen protectors on smartphones and a couple of tablet devices, as has my wife. Both of our experiences are that a wet apply protector is easier to apply. I have found that 'military grade' protection really does seem to be of excellent quality - and provides more protection than the norm. It came within a couple of days, and I read over the directions and other reviews where someone applied it in a bathroom. Being difficult, I used the kitchen counter. The directions are concise and easy to follow, wash your hands twice as you don't want any oil on them. Polish the screen with a microfiber cloth (Provided) and I did mimic another reviewer by using canned air to blow the screen off.Spray your fingers and the top surface (I sprayed the screen also). Once the protector was seperated spray the side that goes down - and make sure you have the holes for the camerea and whatever else their is oriented corretly. The spray allows repositioning of the protector - just slide it into place. Use the squeegee (Also provided) to work the bubbles out to the edge. I let it set for around 24 hours before use - seemed to work fine. There were several bubbles on half the screen - I am sure from the way I applied it. In the first few days they largely dissappared - there are two at present but both are smaller and I have no doubt but they will go away. Interestingly, I did try using paper to smooth out the bubbles and it started to scratch the film, so I stopped. By the next day they were gone - it really does self heal, at least for surface scratches. This is an excellent product and I will but it again when the need arises.