How to Clean Your OtterBox Case – Step-by-step

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You love your OtterBox. We get it. And oftentimes, you love it so much that it starts to wear the stories you’ve been through together. We see how this can be hard for the neat-freak personalities — trust me, I feel your pain. I am one of them.

But fret no more. We’re here with solutions on how to clean an OtterBox case. It’s true, you can easily clean your favorite case and make it look like the day you bought it.

Remove your device, and use these 2 simple tips to keep your OtterBox squeaky clean:

  1. Wash your OtterBox with warm soapy water to easily remove surface stains
  2. Quickly sanitize your OtterBox with a Sani-Wipe to keep your case germ-free

This method should work for most of our products, including the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus cases. (For a full line-up of the cases we have available, check out our blog here.”


Cleaning the OtterBox Preserver Series

For those of you who are using the waterproof  Preserver Series case, the cleaning tips above still apply for you. However, you need take a few extra cleaning steps to ensure your waterproof case works as expected:

It is really important to keep the O-rings in your Preserver Series case clean. What’s an O-ring, you ask? Open the port covers and take a look at the black “ring” surrounding the interior plugs of your case. This is the O-ring, which is a mechanical gasket used to ensure a tight, waterproof seal. If dust, dirt or small particles get into the O-ring, the functionality of the watertight seal may be compromised. Thankfully, you can easily clean O-rings with hot soapy water. You do not need to remove the O-rings in order to clean them.

Once you’ve washed your OtterBox, be sure to thoroughly dry it before reinstalling your device.

Pretty simple, huh? We like to make things easy on you. Until we meet again, remember to always keep it clean.


About the author

Emily McCormick

Emily McCormick

I was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska — smack dab in the middle of the U.S.A. I moved to Fort Collins for school. It’s safe to say, six years later, I’ve decided to stay put for a while. When I’m not “working with the OtterBox creative team to produce compelling and creative content for various audiences and communication vehicles,” you can find me taking advantage of the Colorado landscape, eating all sorts of delicious cheeses, cruising around town on my bike, sharing conversation with friends and just letting my hair down — that is, as long as it’s all still there. I think culprit for my recent hair loss is my task-list … but that’s just a hunch.

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