Most of us keep a phone case on our device to protect it from scratches, dings, and general wear and tear. Sometimes, however, the issue has to be resolved.
Whether you’re selling the device or replacing the old case with a shiny new one, sometimes you run into an unexpected bump trying to unplug your phone.
Check out the tips we’ve put together below to avoid damage so the process runs smoothly. So let’s take a look at how to remove a phone case. Also, read about how to remove and put on iPhone cases.
HOW TO SAFELY REMOVE DIFFERENT TYPES OF PHONE COVER
REMOVING A HARD CASE
Removing a hardcover is as easy as putting it on. However, sometimes the plastic or other material can settle or deform, further drawing it around the device. If you find that you cannot remove a hard case, try to gently lift your fingers and be careful not to damage your device.
If necessary, use a soft tool to get under the edges of the case for additional leverage. Also, note that some types of enclosures are designed in two or more parts that need to be turned on and off.
REMOVING A WALLET PHONE
Like some hard cases, wallet cases can hide secrets that can sometimes make a seemingly simple task quite difficult. Before removing a wallet case, make sure no secondary straps or other fasteners are securing the case to the phone.
You never want to force a device’s casing as it may scratch or otherwise damage the device. Keep calm and go slow if something seems to go wrong.
REMOVING OF A BUMPER HOUSE
If you’ve never seen one, imagine a bumper case like your typical plastic case, minus the back. It is essentially a bezel that goes around the edges of your device. While we don’t recommend them in terms of protective benefits, some prefer bumper covers for their small footprint and understated design.
Removing it is usually an easy task, but if you google “how to remove the phone case” you will probably run into problems. Try gently bending one end of the case up to release it and it should pop out. As always, make sure you don’t force anything as you don’t want to damage the phone (although there’s a greater chance of damaging the case here).
REMOVING OF A SILICONE CASE
Removing a silicone case from a phone is probably the easiest task of the bunch when thinking about how to remove a phone case. Since silicone is quite flexible (as opposed to a hard plastic case), it’s usually a breeze to bend over to break the grip of the phone. In fact, silicone cases can be so flexible that you can take them off when you don’t want to!
REMOVAL OF A SKIN
This is where things can get interesting. Unlike cases, skins are self-adhesive covers that actually attach to your phone. It goes without saying that peeling off those stickers can sometimes cause some discomfort in your day.
Peel slowly and gently. You may also want to use a small tool, such as tweezers, to gently pry a corner to get started. After removal, some skins may still leave residue on the phone. Denatured alcohol is a good choice here; be careful though, because a little goes a long way. Another damaging factor for the skins: once removed, reusability is unlikely.
HOW TO REMOVE THE PHONE CASE: CONCLUSION
Whether you’re having trouble getting your phone out of a plastic case, bumper, or even skin, we’ve got the answers for removing the phone case. Learn how to clean clear phone cases in our other post.
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