PSA: Don’t peel off the protective cover on your OLED Switch’s glass screen

If you own a Nintendo Switch OLED console with a screen protector, be careful not to try to remove it.
Although the OLED Switchs display looks like glass, it won't come into direct contact with you. For added protection, Nintendo has attached an anti-scattering adhesive layer to the display's front. Anti-scattering film is used to protect glass from damage and prevent it from breaking into small pieces.

Although the original Switch and Switch Lite did not have this concern due to their plastic displays, it is a useful addition to ensure that any glass display does not cause problems if it is broken.

It's unlikely that you will even notice it. Andrew Webster, my colleague, noted in his review that it was almost impossible to see. Nintendo strongly recommends that it not be removed: The OLED Switchs manual warns you to never peel off the anti scattering adhesive film.

Tech isn't new to non-removable screen covers. The Galaxy Fold featured a screen layer that appeared like a cover, but was actually a crucial part of the screen. Samsung has pre-installed screen protectors on its main line Galaxy S smartphones since 2019.

The Verge has been informed by Nintendo that the anti-scattering screen will not cause problems with a screen protector. This is if you need an additional layer of protection over the already applied film. For $20, the company sells its first-party screen protector that can be used on OLED Switches. It also includes a protective case and protector for regular Switches.