LifeProof Fre iPhone 11 / iPhone 11 Pro Max

Armyrules2

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Dec 17, 2019
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So after a battle with lifeproof over the bubbles on my 11 pro black fre case I decided to try and solve the problem myself. I remember years ago the otterbox defender cases had a similar problem and that was solved with baby powder. So I just took my case off, cleaned it really good with some lens wipes and tape, then I lightly dusted the inside of the screen protector with baby powder. Be sure to do this light enough so you can't see it. For me this completely got rid of the bubbles. I emailed lifeproof and told them my solution as well.
 

blaine07

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Nov 14, 2014
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So after a battle with lifeproof over the bubbles on my 11 pro black fre case I decided to try and solve the problem myself. I remember years ago the otterbox defender cases had a similar problem and that was solved with baby powder. So I just took my case off, cleaned it really good with some lens wipes and tape, then I lightly dusted the inside of the screen protector with baby powder. Be sure to do this light enough so you can't see it. For me this completely got rid of the bubbles. I emailed lifeproof and told them my solution as well.
Having to doctor some concoction together to compensate for their inability to make a decent case, that costs a LOT, is hardly a fix though.
 
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Armyrules2

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Dec 17, 2019
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Having to doctor some concoction together to compensate for their inability to make a decent case, that costs a LOT, is hardly a fix though.
Agreed but it's better than having a case with bubbles under the screen. Or a case that's a color I don't want.
 

bobsamm

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Oct 6, 2019
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Agreed but it's better than having a case with bubbles under the screen. Or a case that's a color I don't want.
That fix has been around ever since they started making them, so they have pretty much never been able to make the screen to not have the problem.
 

icecloud

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Jan 13, 2020
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Anyone have new info on this? I am thinking of picking up the Mustard Yellow/ Atomic 16 for my Pro Max. Has anyone tried to clean the inside of the protector with dawn dish soap And hot water? I read a few reviews that have said this works but i am not sure. Did the engineers give any feedback? I am curious to see how serious of a problem this actually is. Is it a residue on the protector itself that can be cleaned off or is it the material it is made of? Without the case in front of me it is hard to tell. Thanks
 

3rdiguy

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Sep 17, 2012
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I too have been repeatedly disappointed by the Lifeproof Frē. It’s has gotten thinner but there was always an issue with the built in screen protector. I finally gave up on it. Now I just use the Rugged Case from Nomad. Since Im on Annual Upgrade program I don’t worry much about damage. Pretty careful anyway. Let Lifeproof go!
 

Leggee

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Dec 11, 2014
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I had Lifeproof from the iPhone 4 to the 6 and they progressively got worse—the silent switch lever was notorious for breaking, thus breaking the waterproof sealing. I switched to Catalyst and they were perfect—the silent dial being a huge upgrade and also the charging port rubber seal was much easier to deal with.
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I was wondering about the screen, will it need baby powder also?
Had catalyst for an iPhone 6 and 7. Zero issues, no bubbles. Didn’t scratch lots from my memory.