Can keeping factory plastic on damage phone?

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  1. Meltdownblitz macrumors 65816

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    I was wondering if anyone is keeping their factory plastic on their new phones until screen protectors/cases arrive?

    By doing that, can it damages he phone possibly in anyway, maybe overheating, etc.

    Didn't want to take it off until screen protectors and case arrived.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Ann P macrumors 68020

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    Not at all. Though a bit tacky, I always do this until my screen protectors arrive. :)
     
  3. danniexi macrumors 6502

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    should be fine, though i'd be careful of dirt/grit getting under there since the protective layer is not meant for any type of long term usage. I've been doing the same thing keeping the plastic packaging on it before my case arrives, but after a weekend of normal usage I'm about the rip the front section off just because of the crap that got under there. it will no longer stick.

    also keep in mind that if there is hard dirt/grit under the layer and its not removed and reapplied, there can be a very slight chance of the screen being scratched. be wary!
     
  4. macher macrumors 65816

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    Nope I do it all the time. My factory plastic comes up at the moment my front and back protection gets installed.
     
  5. Meltdownblitz thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Awesome this is good news then I figured many did it. I just can't talk on the phone because the speaker is blocked. Also can't use Touch ID because the home button is blocked. However screen protectors should be here soon
     
  6. Prototypical macrumors 6502

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    Doing the same here for my phone and my wife's phone, at least on the front. You can use the speakerphone if you remove the back plastic and clip it off from the front side (it's one big piece of plastic covering the whole phone). The hole between the lens and the flash on the back is a microphone, I believe.
     
  7. Meltdownblitz thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yes I believe this is correct. Just sucks everything is covered so I am unable to talk on the phone. I guess it's only texting for the next few days ha.
     
  8. macher macrumors 65816

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    Cut out the speaker. That's why you should grab screen protectors before iPhone launches. I picked up my iPhone Zagg HDX a week before launch.
     
  9. ladytonya macrumors 6502a

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    LOL! This was me until today. My order dropped at my house at 2:00 this afternoon and since I knew it was here I finally removed the factory plastic. It was impossible to talk on the phone, spent 3 days on speakerphone but it was worth it to keep my phone safe!
     
  10. macher macrumors 65816

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    Got my iPhone and didn't take off factory plastic either. The factory plastic came at the same time AT&T installed my Zagg HDX full body protection. My iPhone was never exposed.
     
  11. maflynn Moderator

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    I don't think its meant to stay on with usage. Get a cheap case and then when you get the screen protector/case you want you can discard or put away the cheap case.
     
  12. Meltdownblitz thread starter macrumors 65816

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    My screen protector and case should be here today, I can finally take this factory screen protector off.
     
  13. ladytonya macrumors 6502a

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    Where exactly would you find a cheap case for a 6 Plus? The only ones they had around here could hardly be qualified as cheap, I could not justify spending $40 for a temporary case when I was spending $35 on the Case Mate I had on order. Leaving the factory plastic on was the best viable option in my and probably many others' situation.
     
  14. Meltdownblitz thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Probably one of the best case brands is spigen if you haven't heard of them. They are now pretty huge on Amazon.
     
  15. MrXiro macrumors 68040

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    This is just silly... unwrap your iPhone and just use it. You're going to develop OCD if you keep going.
     

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