Can an iPhone with a skin fit in the Smart Battery Case?

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    I put a Dbrand body Skin on my iPhone 7 so it's slightly thicker than the naked iPhone. I bought a cheap 3rd party battery case from Amazon but now that I have the skin on it doesn't fit anymore. Does anyone know how tight the Apple Smart Battery case is? Will the phone fit with a skin on it or will it be too thick to slide in?
     
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    I don't think it will fit; don't have a skin on my iPhone, so I can't test it out, but the 7 sits really tight in that SBC.
     
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    I used to have a slick wraps skin on my iPhone 6 and it definitely fit (albeit very tightly) with the iPhone 6/6S smart battery case. Had to be careful putting it in each time as I was worried that it might peel the skin off, but it never happened. It was a smooth white skin so I think that helped glide along the microfibre lining. I imagine a more grippy skin such as the matte or glossy clear skins would be more prone to peeling.
     
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    Thanks!
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    Thank you! Mine is matte black. But I put a case on it and that really pushed the skin down where it doesn't look like it's going to peel easily. I might need to try it.
     
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    I guess it's trial and error as there are so many types of skins and cases.

    Are your skins wet or dry application? I found that the dry ones where you have to heat them up around the corners are pretty durable in this respect providing you've taken care not to overlap the flaps.
     
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    It's the dry one... but I wish I would have watched the installation videos cause I didn't know it needed to be heated. I got it on pretty good though except for one corner looks a little bent cause I stuck my phone in a tight case which actually pushed the corners down and smoothed them.
     
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    Some of them need to be heated to smooth out the rounded corners and help the adhesive to hold after it's set. If the skin isn't warped in that corner, maybe it'll be possible to carefully peel it off and use a hair dryer to to soften it and reapply?

    Where did you get your skin from? The slickwraps ones I used on my 6 was pretty easy to install nicely, but I had issues when I re-ordered the same skin a few months later as the skin was all scratched up when it arrived.

    I bought a matte clear bestskinsever skin for my 7, but haven't applied it as it's not a 100% wrap with individual cutouts, just covers as much surface area without much detail to ports and buttons
     
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    I put a HAMA case(ULTRA SLIM 0,4mm) on my Iphone. Will it fit ?
     
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    In a battery case? No, it's far too tight for even a 0.4mm case
     
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