How to Take a Phone Case Off

While we once had tank-shaped cell phones that barely needed protective cases, a rugged phone case is pretty much a daily necessity for big-screen phones like iPhones and Samsungs. But what happens when you have to take the phone out of the case?

Although a proper case is a necessity in modern life, sometimes it can be difficult to remove. A hard phone case offers substantial protection against bumps, drops, and scratches that would otherwise damage the smartphone. However, when you need to replace a hardcover, removing it may not seem as easy as you might think. The following are simple instructions to help you understand how to easily remove different types of phone cases.

How to remove different types of phone cases safely

There are different types of phone cases that is why you must remove the case based on your type.

Removing a hard case

Removing a hard case is as easy as putting it on. Occasionally, the plastic or other material can settle or warp, further squeezing it around the device. If you cannot remove a hard case, try gently prying it up with your fingers, being careful not to damage the device.

If necessary, use a soft tool (such as the squeegee included in the SaharaCase protection kits) to go under the edges of the case for additional leverage. Also, remember that some types of cases are designed in two or more pieces that must be snapped together and taken apart.

Removing a wallet phone case

Like some hard cases, wallet cases can hide secrets that sometimes make a seemingly simple task quite difficult. Before removing a wallet case, make sure there are no secondary straps or other fasteners holding the case to the phone.

You never want to force a case of a device as it could scratch or damage your device.

Stay calm and go slowly.

Removing a protective cover

If you’ve never seen one, imagine a bumper case as a typical plastic case, minus the back.

It’s essentially a frame that surrounds the edges of your device. While I don’t recommend them in terms of protection benefits, protective cases are preferred by some because of their small size and discreet design.

Removing them is generally an easy matter, though. Try gently bending one end of the box to loosen it, and it should pop out. As always, be careful not to force anything, as you don’t want to damage the phone (although damage to the case is more likely here).

Removing a silicone sleeve

Removing a silicone case from a phone may be the easiest task on the list when you’re thinking about how to remove a phone case. Since silicone is quite flexible (unlike a hard plastic case), it’s usually very easy to bend over on itself to break the phone’s grip. In fact, silicone sleeves can be so flexible that they may slide off when you don’t want them to.

Be careful when removing your phone case

Understanding how to remove a phone case will not only save you time and effort, but it can also save your iPhone or Android phones. Removing the phone case shouldn’t be difficult. Just be sure to be gentle with the phone and the case, and avoid touching any openings or lenses.

theo james

I am Theo James, a cell phone owner and lover. On my blog, I share my best phone case picks as well as informational guides to help you find what you need.

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