With the advent of the iPhone 13 series, people have taken a lot of measures to protect their beloved and expensive phones, and buying a silicone case is one of the best choices for most people.
Silicone case has the advantages of anti-drop, silky feel, thin but stylish and easy to carry, but even with a big brand phone case like OTOFLY, if you don't know how to take care of it, your case will get dirty, yellowing, or even damaged over time. The normal service life of these cases are 1-2 is years, and the manufacturer has also processed a lot of craftsmanship, but if you use it improperly, it is often only used for one year. So how to take care of your case to get the most out of it, even beyond two years? It's very simple.
Clean your phone case regularly
Silicone cases get dirty due to the dust, finger oil, pocket debris, etc. In the long run, they turn yellow because of the continuous exposure to UV light.
Therefore, it is necessary to keep your case clean to prevent the accumulation of bacteria to extend the service life and keep you from getting sick from germs on it. However there are also standards for cleaning cases, otherwise the effect will not be achieved. Follow the below steps.
- Remove your silicone case from the phone
The first step is to separate the case from the phone because germs may be harbored between the case and its phone, so just wiping the outside of the case is not enough.
- Disinfect with alcohol
Alcohol is one of the most effective substances for disinfection. With the outbreak of the epidemic, we are now exposed to it every day, so it is an effective and easy thing to spray. We need to use it to disinfect our silicone case at least once a week.
- Add Dish Soap to Warm Water
Wipe silicone case with warm soapy water is a quite effective way to clean general dirt. Add 25ml of dishwashing liquid to a cup of warm water then stir them to ensure the soap dissolves properly. We should use it to wipe our silicone case at least once a month.
- Let the Silicone Case Dry Before installing it back on the Phone
After you’re done washing, wipe the case with a towel. Then Dry your silicone case completely. You can use the hair dryer to cool off or put it in circulating air then you can put it back on the phone.
Avoid non-accidental damage
After years of experience in the after-sale of iPhone cases, the author found that many customer’s cases were damaged not because of the protection of the phone, but due to improper operation. What’s going on?
- Install it without drying the case
As mentioned above, many people put the phone cases back immediately after spraying alcohol or wiping it with a wet rag, which can easily cause mold on the phone case. Especially most of the silicone cases have soft microfiber lining inside, therefore we should let the silicone case dry before installing it back on the Phone.
- The wrong way to remove the case
Nowadays, the buttons and charging parts of many silicone cases like OTOFLY are specially designed to be soft because they can prolong the service life of the case. However this caused many customers to start from these soft parts when removing the case from the phone, resulting in tearing these parts. Actually this is wrong, the correct removal method should be started from the lower left or bottom right corner of the phone case.