How to Clean an Otterbox Screen

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The rise in the use of portable technology has increased the need to protect the devices. One of the leading companies in this arena is Otterbox, which created a line of waterproof cases for cell phones, MP3 players and tablet PCs, among others. Keeping the screen clean on an Otterbox case is vital to the operation of these devices.

Step 1

Wipe the screen protector of any debris. Use the cleaning cloth that came with the screen protector kit. If that is not available, you can use any dry, clean cloth.

Step 2

Dampen the cloth with water and gently wipe the surface of the Otterbox screen to remove any dirt not removed by the dry cloth. To avoid streaks, gently wipe with a dry cloth until all moisture has dissipated.

Step 3

If water alone does not clean the screen protector surface, try a mixture 1 tbsp. of white vinegar to 1 cup of water. Mix well and dip the end of the damp cloth into the vinegar-water mixture and clean as before. Dry the surface with a dry cloth, leaving no streaks.

Things You'll Need

  • Two clean cloths

  • Water

  • White vinegar


Do not use any commercial cleaning solvents such as window cleaner, which could damage the screen protector skin.

If the screen protector will not come clean or has been damaged, you can get replacement screen protectors from Otterbox.