Gadget Review – How to Put On and Remove OtterBox Defender for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
Hi. I’m Max Dalton, and in this video, I’m going
to talk through how to put on and remove the Otterbox Defender case for iPhone 7 or iPhone
7 Plus. While the Otterbox Defender case for the iPhone
7 and iPhone 7 Plus can be a bit bulky, it’s a great way to keep your expensive device
from getting damaged. As a result it can also help preserve the
value of your device, meaning that you’ll get more money when you sell it or trade it
on toward a new phone.
The Otterbox Defender offers two layers of
protection for your iPhone: a hard plastic shell that includes a screen protector, and
a rubber shell that wraps around the hard platic shell that helps absorb the shock when
the device comes into contact with a hard surface. Putting on and removing an Otterbox Defender
case from your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus can be tricky the first time you try doing it. Required tools include a flat-head screwdriver,
and maybe a knife if you need something with a finer point to help release the clips holding
the two pieces of the hard plastic shell together. How to Remove Otterbox Defender.
Step 1. Slide your finger between the rubber shell
that covers the outer edges and the back of the iPhone, and the hard plastic
shell that encloses your device. Slide your finger around your iPhone to separate
the rubber shell from the hard plastic shell. If you can’t work your finger into that area,
you may want to slide a butter knife in between the two layers to separate them.
Step 2. Remove the outer rubber shell from the hard
plastic case that encloses your iPhone. Step 3. Look at the back of the hard plastic case
protecting your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus.
You’ll see seven arrows on the back, pointing
to the seven clips connecting the two pieces of the hard plastic case together. There are three clips along the left edge
of the case, three clips along the right edge of the case, and one clip along the top edge
of the case. Step 4. Start with one of the clips at the bottom
of one of the edges.
Slide your fingernail or a flat-head screwdriver
under the clip and then slowly pull the clip out just a little bit until you can get some
separation between the two sides of the plastic case in that section. Be very careful to not break the clips. Work your way around the case to repeat this
step with all of the clips. If you’re having problems with a particular
clip, move on to the next clip.
It may take a few trips around the phone to
get enough separation to remove the two pieces of the hard plastic case. Step 5. With your hand under the back part of the
hard plastic case, pull the top part of the hard plastic case off of your iPhone. Step 6.
Lift your iPhone out of the back part of the
hard plastic case. You’ve successfully removed your iPhone 7
or iPhone 7 Plus from the Otterbox Defender case. How to Put on Otterbox Defender. Step 1.
Seat the iPhone inside of the half of the
hard plastic case the covers the back part of your iPhone. Step 2. Line the front part of the hard plastic case
up over your phone so that the hole in the top center of the front plastic case goes
directly over the front-facing camera and the speaker for phone calls, and the hole
for the home button at the bottom of the front plastic case goes directly over the home button. Step 3.
Work your way around the iPhone 7 or iPhone
7 Plus to each of the points where a clip is located, and then press to clip the front
and back hard plastic pieces together at each of those seven points. Step 4. Slide the bottom of the iPhone into the front,
bottom part of the Otterbox Defender rubber shell. Step 5.
Push the top part of the iPhone underneath
the top part of the rubber shell. Step 6. Working your way around the outside of the
rubber shell, gently squeeze the outside of the Otterbox Defender’s rubber shell to secure
it against the hard plastic case. You’ll also need to push in the rubber covers
for the vibrate switch and the Lightning port.
You’ve now successfully put the Otterbox Defender
case on your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus..