Lifeproof cases are protective cases for electronic devices that are used outdoors, such as phones and tablets. These products are designed to withstand the effects of water and falls in the most difficult terrain. In spite of this, your Lifeproof case will accumulate grime and will eventually become worn out. It must be cleaned and tested on a regular basis in order to remain operational. Test the seal in water, wash the case with soap and water, and wipe down the phone or tablet with a microfiber cloth to keep your device protected.
Part 1 Cleaning the Exterior
1. Small stains can be removed with a cloth. During daily use, you won’t want to have to take your case apart and clean it thoroughly every time it accumulates dirt or dust. In these instances, a soft cloth should be used. To remove surface debris, dampen the cloth with warm water and use it to wipe off the surface debris.
Cleaning should not be done with rough pads or brushes. These are used to scrape the cases.
2. Remove any contaminated water by rinsing thoroughly. If the case has been exposed to non-fresh water, such as soap, chlorine-treated pool water, or seawater, it should be returned to a faucet as soon as possible. Rinse the entire case with cool or lukewarm water to ensure that the non-fresh water does not abrade the surface. When you don’t have time to clean the case with soap, rinsing it in this manner will protect it.
Unless you intend to clean the inside of the case and are confident that the seal is intact, you do not need to remove your phone from its case.
3. Soap should be used. To begin, make certain that all ports are closed. Apply a mild dish soap and thoroughly rinse it off in a sink filled with warm water. You should carry out this deeper cleaning whenever you notice deeper stains that do not come off with rinsing, or at the very least every three months when you are required to carry out a water seal test.
Never use bleach or abrasive cleaners or polishes on your furniture.
4. Ensure that the case is completely dry. Excess moisture should be shook off. For faster drying, wipe the case with a soft cloth in a gentle circular motion. If this is not possible, place the case on a paper towel and away from direct sunlight. Only use a microfiber cloth on the screen to prevent the screen from becoming scratched or damaged.
Part 2 Washing the Interior
1. Take your phone out of your pocket. To wedge the halves apart from one of the corners, use the plastic pick that came with the Lifeproof case to pry them apart. If you don’t have a pick on hand, you can substitute a coin. Keep your phone a safe distance away from the water to avoid it getting wet.
2. Using soap and water, thoroughly rinse the area. Apply a mild dish soap directly to the case, as you did before. With your finger or a cloth, spread it all over the place. Place the empty case in a bath of lukewarm water or run it under the faucet to remove any remaining dust. Make sure to get rid of any dirt that has accumulated in the corners or in the ports.
3. Prepare the case halves by drying them. You should try to remove as much moisture as you can before wiping it down with a soft cloth. Leave the halves out on paper towels away from direct sunlight to allow for a more gradual air drying process. Avoid using fluffy towels because they can introduce lint into the phone, which can cause it to malfunction or break the seal.
Part 3 Testing the Water Seal
1. Take your phone out of your pocket. The seal test should be performed before exposure to water, after a severe fall, or at least once every three months otherwise. This tests the case’s ability to keep water out, so if you haven’t already done so, remove your phone and clean the case now before continuing.
2. Submerge the case in water. Make certain that the case, including the charging port, is completely closed. Keep the case submerged for up to 30 minutes at a time. If you want to keep the case submerged, you can place something heavy on top of it.
3. Remove any debris from the outside. Once the 30 minutes have elapsed, only the outside of the case should be cleaned. Make use of a soft cloth. Make certain that all of the water has been removed so that none of it can get inside.
4. Open the case and look inside. To open the case, use the plastic key or a coin to wedge it open in one of the corners. Disassemble the case into two halves. You should inspect them thoroughly for any signs of leakage. After ensuring that the case is completely dry, you can put your phone back into the case.
Part 4 Sealing the Phone
1. Check the ports to make sure they are open. On both the case and the phone, dirt accumulates around the charge port, camera ring, and headphone jacks. It is recommended that you use a soft cloth to clean them whenever you open them or notice dirt. You should clear away any dirt that you come across right away to avoid it spreading inside the phone or case.
2. Wipe down the surfaces of your phone. Lifeproof cases come with a microfiber cloth, but you can also buy one at a general retailer if you want to save money. Only use cloth that is suitable for cleaning eyeglasses, jewellery, and electronics, as these will not scratch the screen when used in this manner. Before you put your phone or tablet in the case, make sure the cloth has removed all dirt and dust from the device.
3. Close the file on this case. Place your device in the case’s bottom compartment. Snap it in place by placing the top portion of the case over it and running your finger around the edges of the case. Before you finish, double-check that you have removed all of the dirt, dust, and lint. You will be able to see any missed spots on the screen or by sticking your finger in the charge and camera ports. Remove the debris from the case by taking it apart.
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