iPhone XS Max Worried I may have damaged my iPhone

ThatiPhoneKid

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I got a new otter box case today and I put it on my phone but noticed dust underneath it, anyway I went to remove the case and oh my it was super hard to get off the phone, I was really pushing on the phone when trying to get the case off and felt like I was going to break the phone but I managed to get it off and upon inspection no visible damage, but I am kind off paranoid and worried that I may have caused damage to the inside of the phone or the glass or metal frame, such as causing the phone to bend and or causing the display glass to distort from the pressure. Could applying force to the phone by trying to get the case off have caused any internal damage, or could it have bent phone at all or damage the glass?
 

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of course it's possible, but if the phone works ok, its probably fine. It's best to try to learn from that experience and toss that horrible case in the trash. Any case that requires excessive force to put on/remove is a BAD case regardless of what all the fake reviews say
 

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I got a new otter box case today and I put it on my phone but noticed dust underneath it, anyway I went to remove the case and oh my it was super hard to get off the phone, I was really pushing on the phone when trying to get the case off and felt like I was going to break the phone but I managed to get it off and upon inspection no visible damage, but I am kind off paranoid and worried that I may have caused damage to the inside of the phone or the glass or metal frame, such as causing the phone to bend and or causing the display glass to distort from the pressure. Could applying force to the phone by trying to get the case off have caused any internal damage, or could it have bent phone at all or damage the glass?
https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/is-it-possible-to-press-on-the-screen-too-hard.2149232/
 
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Could applying force to the phone by trying to get the case off have caused any internal damage, or could it have bent phone at all or damage the glass?

Of course it can, but it is not likely. It's quite difficult to bend an iPhone these days.

Don't worry.
 
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Thanks for this
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Otter box statement series.
I would return that case. The hard back of the case worries me since our iPhones have glass back. If you drop it on its back, there is nothing soft for your iPhone glass back!

I really dislike Otterbox going the direction of HARD back on most of their cases. Fine when our iPhones have aluminum back......bad now that we have a very expensive to replace glass back!
 
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ThatiPhoneKid

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I would return that case. The hard back of the case worries me since our iPhones have glass back. If you drop it on its back, there is nothing soft for your iPhone glass back!

I really dislike Otterbox going the direction of HARD back on most of their cases. Fine when our iPhones have aluminum back......bad now that we have a very expensive to replace glass back!
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Thanks for the advice think i will return
 

ThatiPhoneKid

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Thanks for the advice think i will return
Going to return the case and upon closer inspection of my iPhone when really looking carefully I can see the pressure I applied to the device has actually distorted the reflection from the glass a little bit under certain lighting, I had this problem out of the box once with an iPhone XR. It’s annoying but guess I’m gonna have to deal with it
 

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Going to return the case and upon closer inspection of my iPhone when really looking carefully I can see the pressure I applied to the device has actually distorted the reflection from the glass a little bit under certain lighting, I had this problem out of the box once with an iPhone XR. It’s annoying but guess I’m gonna have to deal with it
I had the Otterbox pursuit. It’s a good case but dust got inside the dust...which kinda defeat the purpose! I am now sticking to Apple cases. I have Smart Battery Case...fits like a glove.
 
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ThatiPhoneKid

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Just ordered a tech21 case, hopefully this is more easy to get on and off. Thanks guys for all the help
 

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Probably a good decision, in my opinion. I had a similar experience with an Otterbox Symmetry clear case on my 5s. It was somewhat difficult to put it on, but when I went to remove it, it was crazy difficult to remove it, I literally thought that I was going to break my phone, and a 5s is a durable little phone. I returned mine and I've been using Magpul cases ever since.
 
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