Suggestions for removing otterbox defender screen protector?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by 55test55, Jan 20, 2015.

  1. 55test55 macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2009
    Any suggestions for removing the built in screen protector and touchid protector? Also, do the front plastic protective plates scratch the screen?

  2. jldesutter83 macrumors regular


    Oct 20, 2013
    The front plastic plates don't scratch the screen and to remove the built in protector, I just pop it out and try to do it slowly and get as much glue with the screen protector all at once. I just did this yesterday! I had two small spots of glue left in the plastic that I just rubbed off with my finger. The case fits with a tempered glass screen protector too!
  3. AE14 macrumors 68000


    Jul 9, 2013
    Philly Burbs
    Agreed, for any residual glue goo gone works well and is quite quick
  4. lovetamarav macrumors regular

    Feb 12, 2011
    I've done my own and for friends. A hair dryer on high heat on directly on the side the adhesive is on (so the inside) for 2-4 minutes and it pops right off. I haven't had any issues with residual adhesive.
  5. Jzo macrumors regular

    Oct 16, 2011
    I've peeled it off carefully. Once you get started, it gets easier. Goo gone for cleaning. Make sure you get it nice and dry though.

    Be sure to add your own scren protector. I've removed the built in otterbox screens for years, but it does sometimes to scratch up the inside on the added screen protector. (I'd hate to see if it actually would scratch a screen.)

    I installed an iCarez glass screen protector and it's quite amazing. Fits great with the Defender. (6 Plus)

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