Properly cleaning otterbox defender screen protector

bsbfan

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Sep 24, 2012
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How do you go about cleaning the Otterbox defender series screen protector that is built in? I was trying to use some electronic stuff I have that if got on my phone wouldn't cause damage but there are still particles of dust on the inside of the screen protector that when phone is on resembles a dead pixel but a quick glimpse reveals its just a particle of dust.

This might sound too stupid of a question to ask, but I was just wanting to know.
 

neotope

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Aug 3, 2010
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Does anybody else get a rainbow effect with the built-in screen protector? I can't seem to figure out how to get rid of that.
 

Macman45

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Jul 29, 2011
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I had the defender on my 4S...used to wipe the inside of the screen with a soapy sponge and then dry with a microfibre cloth....I gave it to my buddy when I got my 5. It's still fine. I'm not buying another one though...a little over the top for me and my usage.
 

dakota316

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Easiest way to get rid of the rainbow effect is to put a crystal clear screen protector on ur phone. I have one on mine and have not had the rainbow effect ever since.
 

K0P Bacon

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Sep 23, 2012
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Sal suds

For my wifes iPhone 3gs otterbox defender I just used a few drops of sal suds and a tooth pick to clean out the edges area very careful. It works great from time to time I just use a little bit of the screen cleaner from my phillips tv cleaner.
 

neotope

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Aug 3, 2010
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Easiest way to get rid of the rainbow effect is to put a crystal clear screen protector on ur phone. I have one on mine and have not had the rainbow effect ever since.
What screen protector are you using? I have heard some reports that people find the screen not as responsive if they are using another screen protector.
 

bsbfan

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Sep 24, 2012
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is there a trick to getting the inner shell off? its difficult for me and I just spent the better half of an hour cleaning the screen protector and taking it on and off again when a hair or big piece of dust found its way on...I think I will do more damage to the phone taking it in and out of the case than actually dropping it. :p
 

gsugolfer

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Jul 11, 2010
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is there a trick to getting the inner shell off? its difficult for me and I just spent the better half of an hour cleaning the screen protector and taking it on and off again when a hair or big piece of dust found its way on...I think I will do more damage to the phone taking it in and out of the case than actually dropping it. :p
Make sure those very small clips on the corners are undone. There is a good number of those and it's easy to miss one.
 

Galaxys3fan

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Jan 7, 2013
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new otterbox user

I am having trouble taking off my defender case off of my galaxy s3
 
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