5c - Hole Case causing damage to the back

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by rogan, Feb 24, 2015.

  1. rogan macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2009
    I had an iPhone 5C for 5 months and it was in perfect condition, until I bought an official 'holey' case for it, since then everything in the world sticks to the rubber and goes into the holes a,d seems to get trapped under the case

    I've taken the case off today for the first time since I put it on a few weeks ago, the back of the casing is heavily damaged noticeanble where the holes are, theres 'staining' around where the holes are and it looks awful.

    Never had a scratch without the case

    Anyone got any ideas if I can get a replacement on the back for this?
  2. Donoban macrumors 6502a


    Sep 7, 2013
    Buy a new phone? The only other way would be for the phone to develop a fault and app,e replaces the phone under warranty.
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    It is why I will not use a soft case.

    Debris will end up sticking to it and getting between the case and the phone. After some time it will actually scuff the finish on the phone if not removed weekly to remove the debris/grit.

    Gel cases are the worst.
  4. mhunter6378 macrumors regular

    Feb 20, 2015
    You can get a replacement OEM back housing on Amazon for about $20, a lot of work to change out though see iFixit.com. Why not try some high quality automotive wax/polish first and see if it cleans up the discoloring that you have on yours? That may bring back the finish.
  5. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I opted for a full ghost armor covering because I saw crap getting into my 5c through those holes. I'd recommend some sort of skin for that very reason.
  6. thelookingglass macrumors 68000

    Apr 27, 2005
    Are you sure those marks won't come off with some rubbing alcohol or other solvent? If it's just dirt and grime, it should wipe off.

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