How to Open an Otterbox Case
How to open an otterbox defender case
Otterboxes are among of the most durable smartphone and tablet cases available, but their toughness may make them difficult to remove from your device. If you know what sort of case you have, you may use several methods and tactics to gently take it off without hurting your phone or tablet. You can get your case off the ground fast and easily with a little patience and elbow grease.
1. Take off the snap-on holster. If the device is attached to a belt clip or other snap-on connection, use the big tab on the side to release it. This will make it much simpler to remove the remainder of the case, so do it straight immediately.
Almost all devices will have the same procedure for removing a Defender Otterbox case (iPhone, Android, etc.). The only distinctions will be the quantity and kind of tension clips used.
2. Locate a gap in the silicone covering. Peeling off the flexible silicone covering is the most challenging step of removing the Defender case. Start at the camera entrance, the charging port, or a screen corner. The silicone cover is the case’s flexible exterior layer, not the hard plastic within.
3. Insert a tiny tool or your finger under the lid. Pry the silicone cover away from your phone using the tip of your finger. If you can’t get your finger into one of these slots, insert an old credit card or a quarter. Wiggle it back and forth under the slipcover until you can put your finger into the space.
Check that you aren’t using an old credit card! If you wriggle too hard or too quickly, your card may break.
4. Carefully peel away the silicone. You should be able to go around the phone and take off the silicone after you’ve squeezed a corner open. To prevent breaking any port covers, be cautious while removing the silicone from any exposed ports.
5. Release the tension clips at the case’s edge. Feel around the edge of the cover for the little clips that run along the edge of your phone. Pop the clips up one by one with your fingers until the two sides split and fall off your gadget.
- If you can’t get your finger under the clip, you can obtain some leverage by using a tiny flat-head screwdriver or a firm credit card.
- Lift towards the front of the case if you’re using a tool to pry the clips apart. Pulling down may cause the plastic to snap.
- Some clips may be simpler to remove than others, particularly if they are completely closed. If you’re having difficulties with one, try a different one.
1. Begin from the top of the gadget and work your way down. Working from the top of the gadget will make removing the plastic section of the casing the simplest. With the phone facing you, grab one of the corners on the top edges above the front camera.
2. Pull the top plastic away from the rubber. To get the plastic over any Power buttons, you may need to lift a little. When you remove the plastic top, the remainder of the case should be easy to remove.
If you’re having problems, try inserting a coin or a credit card under the rubber casing.
3. With your thumb, push the rubber casing off one of the corners. Beginning at the corner is the simplest method to remove the rubber. Because the seal will be tight, you’ll need to press hard.
4. Remove the device’s rubber case. Take caution handling the ports, since the rubber port covers are prone to tearing. You’re safe after the rubber is removed from your gadget.
Place your case someplace it won’t accumulate dust.
1. With your thumb, push the case off one of the edges. Otterbox’s Symmetry line is one of its most basic cases: a flexible silicone shell for your phone. Because the seal is so tight, beginning from a corner and moving the case off the edge will be your best bet. Otterbox suggests beginning at the top border.
2. If required, use a firm plastic card. Wedge the card beneath one of the flexible case’s edges. Lever it back and forth to peel the casing away from the gadget enough for your finger to grip it.
If using your hands doesn’t work, you may try this.
3. Navigate your way around the case. Once you’ve cut a corner, work your way around the edge of the case to remove it. Take care with the port covers so they don’t tear.
Otterbox for iPad
1. Remove the iPad from its cover. You can accomplish this simply flipping it open, just as you would an iPad. Spread out the casing flat to make it simpler to deal with.
If you have a keyboard attached to your iPad, remove it before you begin.
2. Push down on one of the lower corners. This will begin the process of removing the case from the edges of your iPad. At the same moment as you push down, attempt to lift your iPad up by the corner.
If you’re experiencing problems, place a penny between the casing and the iPad.
3. Take your iPad out of its cover. Pull your iPad up and away from the cover once you have one corner free. If any of the corners get trapped, slowly wriggle them free before continuing to raise.