How to Pop, Clean, and Re-Pop a PopSocket
By Team E.
May 11, 24

How to Pop, Clean, and Re-Pop a PopSocket

How to Pop, Clean, and Re-Pop a PopSocket

How to Pop, Clean, and Re-Pop a PopSocket

You know, those handy little gadgets secure our phones to our hands and double as handy phone stands when binge-watching the latest Netflix series? Yeah, those. Today, we’ll walk you through removing and cleaning your PopSocket and putting it back like a total pro.

Why Should You Pop Off Your PopSocket?

Let us ask you this: When was the last time you took off your PopSocket? Never? You're not alone. But here's why you should do it every once in a while:

  1. Dust, dirt, and snack crumbs can make the adhesive gunky.
  2. If something isn't sticking like it used to, it's time to reset it.
  3. Maybe you're just ready for a new look.
How To Remove PopSocket: Phone vs. Case

How To Remove PopSocket: Phone vs. Case

The fun part is popping the sucker off. But how do you remove PopSocket from your phone vs. a phone case? Two different ball games.

  1. Directly Off the Phone

If your PopSocket is stuck directly to your phone, here's the deal:

  • Nail or Card Insertion: Wiggle a fingernail or a thin card under one side. Start from the edge and gently slide across.
  • Peel with Caution: Slowly peel the base away from your phone.
  1. Off a Phone Case

Removing it from a phone case is like Level 1 compared to removing it directly from your phone.

  • Same Technique: Slide in that fingernail or card and peel away.
  • Flex Factor: Cases are usually more flexible, so the base peels off a bit easier. Just don't bend your case too much.

Tip: If you have a stuck PopSocket, warm up the adhesive by waving a hairdryer over it for 15-20 seconds.

The Step-by-Step Guide to How To Take Off PopSocket

The Step-by-Step Guide to How To Take Off PopSocket

Alright, ready for the step-by-step play-by-play?

  1. Collapse the PopSocket: Push it down.
  2. Find Your Edge: Locate a site where you can slip your nail or a card underneath.
  3. Slide In: Gently work around the base until it's loosened.
  4. Peel Off: Slowly peel the PopSocket away from your phone or case.

Don't pull it off too quickly, or you might damage the adhesive.

Cleaning the PopSocket, Phone, and Case

Okay, so your PopSocket’s off. Now what? Cleaning time!

PopSocket Cleaning Tips:

  • Water Only: Rinse the adhesive side under warm water. Let it air-dry for 10 minutes.
  • Scrub the Grip: Gently scrub the PopSocket grip with warm soapy water if it's gunky.

Phone and Case Cleaning Tips:

  • Phone: Use a microfiber cloth and some screen cleaner.
  • Case: If it's silicone or plastic, wash it with warm, soapy water. Let it dry completely before slapping the PopSocket back on.

Pro Tip: Avoid alcohol-based cleaners on your phone screen or the PopSocket’s adhesive.

Reapplying Your PopSocket

Now that everything’s sparkly clean, it’s time to stick that PopSocket back where it belongs.

  1. Stick the Base: Place the adhesive side of the PopSocket onto your clean, dry phone or case.
  2. Press Firmly: Push down and hold for 10-15 seconds.
  3. Test the Grip: Give it a few good tugs to ensure it’s secure.

Pro Tip: If it’s not sticking well, consider swapping out the adhesive. Replacement kits are a lifesaver!

And there you have it! Now you know how to take off PopSocket, clean, and re-pop it like a pro. Keep that grip tight, and let the PopSocket magic live on!

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