Properly cleaning otterbox defender screen protector

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by bsbfan, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

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    How do you go about cleaning the Otterbox defender series screen protector that is built in? I was trying to use some electronic stuff I have that if got on my phone wouldn't cause damage but there are still particles of dust on the inside of the screen protector that when phone is on resembles a dead pixel but a quick glimpse reveals its just a particle of dust.

    This might sound too stupid of a question to ask, but I was just wanting to know.
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    Tape
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    smart man, I do that with movies...didn't even think of that.

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    any other options?
     
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    i3igsmooth5769

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    I usually just blow the dust off with a compressed air can and quick wipe down with a microfiber.
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    Does anybody else get a rainbow effect with the built-in screen protector? I can't seem to figure out how to get rid of that.
     
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    gsugolfer

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    That's happening to my wife's. Never happened to me.
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    Happened to me, I just let it sit unused and it goes away.
     
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    Macman45

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    I had the defender on my 4S...used to wipe the inside of the screen with a soapy sponge and then dry with a microfibre cloth....I gave it to my buddy when I got my 5. It's still fine. I'm not buying another one though...a little over the top for me and my usage.
     
  9. macrumors member

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    Easiest way to get rid of the rainbow effect is to put a crystal clear screen protector on ur phone. I have one on mine and have not had the rainbow effect ever since.
     
  10. macrumors member

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    Sal suds

    For my wifes iPhone 3gs otterbox defender I just used a few drops of sal suds and a tooth pick to clean out the edges area very careful. It works great from time to time I just use a little bit of the screen cleaner from my phillips tv cleaner.
     
  11. macrumors regular

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    What screen protector are you using? I have heard some reports that people find the screen not as responsive if they are using another screen protector.
     
  12. thread starter macrumors member

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    is there a trick to getting the inner shell off? its difficult for me and I just spent the better half of an hour cleaning the screen protector and taking it on and off again when a hair or big piece of dust found its way on...I think I will do more damage to the phone taking it in and out of the case than actually dropping it. :p
     
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    gsugolfer

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    Make sure those very small clips on the corners are undone. There is a good number of those and it's easy to miss one.
     
  14. Galaxys3fan, Jan 7, 2013
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    macrumors newbie

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    new otterbox user

    I am having trouble taking off my defender case off of my galaxy s3
     

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