Taking off!!!!! my otterbox defender built in screen, just bad, any recommendations?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by dortega479, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. dortega479 macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone..

    When my otterbox defender for my brand new Iphone 5 arrives i was very happy with it, it has a beautiful color, the bulky feel its not a problem, it reallyyy protected my phone from drops, it have everything i look in a cover :cool:.... The only problem was the built in screen protector :mad::mad:, it really sucks! just made my phone so hard to use, so im taking it off like a read in some other threads.

    I want you to help finding the best! screen protector, what do you thing that i should use on my screen after removing the build in screen protector, cause i really dont have the idea of using my screen naked :eek:.. I have heard that the spigen spg glass tR is pretty cool!, but i think it wont fit on the defender cause is full glass, have you try this combination??...

    How should i take off the build in screen?, just with the fingers? or should i use soup and water to take of the glue?

    Please help :eek::confused:

    Thank you :D
     
  2. HiddenPuppy macrumors 6502

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    I have been doing this for years and use the screen protectors from Verizon, they work fine and are not expensive
     
  3. NiftyMac macrumors newbie

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    It is very easy to detach the screen protector. Simply hold onto it as you would hold your iPhone and with both of your thumbs just push out. You want to push the plastic screen protector back assuming the front is facing you. It should pop right off with little to no force.

    I did the same thing and removed the included screen protector and purchased a set of 3 on amazon for $5.95 with free 2 day shipping (prime customer). Here's the link: http://amzn.com/B009EJBBVU , the name of the screen protector is 'amFilm premium screen protector matte clear (anti-glare)' if the link doesn't work for some reason. Hope this helps and is not so confusing.
     
  4. houstonwkv macrumors newbie

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    I have used the spigen glass tr with otter box defender on my i5

    it fits okay but your really need to press on it to get the clips to shut on the case. no damage to the screen or phone however

    if would get the new thinner glass screen protector from spigen and then maybe it would fit better.

    when you pull out the old screen protector (from the case) make sure you wipe it down to get the adhesive off.
     
  5. dortega479 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes!! the new slim glass from spigen looks pretty good, it would fit better in the defender i think so,

    thanks
     
  6. ellergek macrumors newbie

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    I went to an arts and crafts store and bought a small exacto type razor blade/knife and simply trimmed the screen protector off following the inside edge of the screen protector. I then used Goo-Gone to remove the remaining adhesive and it worked absolutely perfectly - no damage to the case and I was much happier with my Defender, because I also hated the cheap screen protector that it comes with.
     
  7. Robster3 macrumors 68000

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    I got one, screen protector is great. You must have a dud.
     
  8. Colev1 macrumors member

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    Screen protector on my defender was AWFUL, put up with it for about a week then I cut it out of the phone. After that I started noticing dust getting stuck around the edges like crazy!!!!! It actually started to scratch and pit the surface of my phone which I was upset about but I do have my phone in some pretty harsh environments so I bought a seidio obex case as I hear the built in screen protectors are much better! Waiting for it to ship!!
     
  9. dortega479 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, right now my defender looks so dirt because of all the dust inside the built in screen.

    Do you try to put any glass screen protector when you remove the built in screen protector? I plan to do that, just ordered a spigen slim glass t, it should arrive in a few days. Hope it looks awesome :D
     
  10. Colev1 macrumors member

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    I'm sure if you did that it would take care of the dust issue I just have up on the defender and ordered an obex but I think with a screen protector it might solve the issue with dust
     
  11. HiddenPuppy macrumors 6502

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    I bought the obex and tried for a week to make it work, but as much as I liked that case it went back. For the price there are problems and quite a few people had them, hope you have better luck than those in this thread:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1531877&highlight=obex

    Keep us posted and maybe they have fixed them and I will look at it again
     
  12. Colev1 macrumors member

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    What were your problem? Sound quality?
     
  13. HiddenPuppy macrumors 6502

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    Every time I used the speaker the back of the case vibrated till I could not understand what was being said. In normal phone use it was sometimes very hard to hear. The last and not the least was that the lower right corner where you open the case with a coin to put the phone in would not snap shut correctly once the phone was in.

    I called Seidio and their response was "take it back where you bought it" I have never had good service from them
     
  14. Colev1 macrumors member

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    I've heard about that problem before with the bottom right corner. Sound seems to be all or nothing, some ppl says its fine some say its awful. I really think I need the waterproof aspect so I was gunna buy obex or lifeproof (atlas isn't out and otterbox armor is WAY too thick) so to me obex seemed like less of a risk than lifeproof for the same price
     
  15. HiddenPuppy macrumors 6502

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    Post how it goes for you, if they have fixed the issues I would love to buy again, as I really liked the size, construction and the screen protector was great.
     
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  17. Daniibabbyy macrumors newbie

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    I use the spigen glas tr slim with my otterbox defender and I love the combination. And because of the extra thickness of the tempered glass screen protector as well as the extra coverage up near the speaker/front facing camera area it solves the problem of dust getting inside of the case.

    If you're thinking about removing that God awful cheap plastic in your defender otterbox you should absolutely do it, you will not regret it!!!
     
  18. Delorean2006 macrumors 6502a

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    im using the punk otterbox defender on my iphone 5 and i took of the screen protector the case came with because it is absolute trash and i put on an Zagg invisibleshield HD screen protector and the combo works like an absolute charm for me, love it so much
     
  19. traumuhhtize macrumors member

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    When I got my iPhone 5 I got my Otterbox before it arrived and I didn't even try out the screen protector. I popped it out straight away and installed an antiglare one that Spigen has and it works fine.
     
  20. Grantchon12 macrumors newbie

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    It works fine with a glass screen protector thats what im doing and just to warn you the home button will be hard to press with a glass screen protector
     

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