Proper way uninstalling tight fitting cases?

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  1. ducatiti macrumors 6502a

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    In an effort of trying to avoid bending my iPhone 6+, what's the best way to remove tight fitting cases such as the Speck Candyshelll? Any tips?

    It's just that it requires much effort just to pop off the edges.
     
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    Some are tight for sure. I have a friend with the Candyshell and he is unable to remove it.
     
  3. ducatiti thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Right?!?! :)
     
  4. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    I just texted him and asked how he got it off and he said he took a razor blade and cut the rubber at one of the corners.
     
  5. ducatiti thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok thanks. Let me run to Walgeens.
     
  6. LSUtigers03 macrumors 68020

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    To remove every tight fitting Speck case I've used I've always pushed out the phone through the camera cut out then pulled out the rest. It's a bitch to remove but I've always been able to do it that way.
     
  7. mikeydeezy macrumors 6502a

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    I've always removed them by applying pressure to the back middle of the case (not insane pressure) while working the top two corners off.

    Be gentle though! Just work one corner free and then stop!
     
  8. Harmonious Zen macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, you just push on one corner or side until it pops out. Then remove the other side. It's a pain for sure. Everytime I take off one of those cases, I about break my phone.
     
  9. ducatiti thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks guys. Great advice on pushing around the camera cutout area. I will try that first. I also figured to avoid pushing around the volume and power buttons as that is where most of the bends occur.
     
  10. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Apply pressure on the back of the phone at corner and peel the corner out
     
  11. skiltrip macrumors 68030

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    The Speck Candyshells I had for my Note 4 and 6 Plus were pretty much Vice Grips on the phone. I was always nervous removing them.
     
  12. bunnicula macrumors 68040

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    Yup. That's how I take my CandyShell off. It gets easier after you do it a few times. It's still pretty tight, though.
     
  13. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    That's... overkill lol. The case bends. Just pry one side and bend it off.
     
  14. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    Hey, that is what I told my friend. But it is HIS device and he feared the horror of breaking his phone or worst bending it. He had a new and different case so he was not worried about slicing into the Spec case.

    All is good and he is happy.
     
  15. quietstormSD macrumors 6502a

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    This worked for me with the 4S
     
  16. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Don't ever buy a case which is so tight fitting that you have to come online to ask how to get it off.#
    I suppose with the risk of bending the phones themselves it's even more imperative to choose correctly when looking for a case. If it seems a struggle to put your phone inside then reject it and buy something else.
     
  17. Kendo macrumors 68000

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    Don't be scared, just rip the case off with all your might. These phones are not weak despite the horror stories that you've read. If they were so easy to bend just by removing a tight case, the phone would never make it out of production; it would go back to the drawing board.
     
  18. MattMJB0188 macrumors 68000

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    WRONG! I bent an iPhone 5s (slightly) when removing a Speck candyshell case.
     
  19. bunnicula macrumors 68040

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    Some of you make me glad I'm a girl. I can't imagine brute forcing a phone enough to bend it just taking off the case.
     
  20. ducatiti thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well the case was on sale at Best Buy for $19. Difficult to pass that up. Actually, I bought three for all our phones.

    Surprised that lots of Candyshell owners have voiced out and associated it to tight fitting cases. I'd rather have it tight, rather than loose fitting ones such as the cheap TPU or silicone cases on EBay.

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    I actually thought that you were being sarcastic hence my earlier response.
     
  21. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    Yep, I was pretty sure the Walgreens thing was a joke but you never know. My friend is OCD about his iPhone and the tight case was a real problem to him. He uses a Sedio Surface, like me, and it comes apart in two pieces with the phone sliding into it, so there is no more stress. I can remember removing a spec case, it takes some pushing!

    Enjoy your phone, Sir!
     
  22. ducatiti thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Just a heads up that I had the exact case as yours in the past but still ended up scratching the phone despite the protective lining inside.
     
  23. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    I have used them on the last 4 iphones and never had a problem. I do remove them weekly and blow the case interior clean with compressed air. The Surface is my all time favorite case but thanks for the warning.
     
  24. Timmeh8604 macrumors member

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    I cringe every time I try to remove my Spigen Slim Armor for cleaning. My 6 plus is not bent so to say but tweaked like it was twisted. It's more noticeable on the volume button side for sure. If I hold it too down at an angle you can see the lines of the screen are not perpendicular but slanted as if the phone is twisted. I'm on the fence with selling it for a 6 or possibly leaving Apple for the first time since 08 for my phone. Not sure what to do. Bought mine on release day.
     
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