How to Remove Super Glue From a Cell Phone

By Nicholas Robbins

Super glue is a powerful bonding agent used to create a semipermanent hold on a variety of surfaces. The main cyanoacrylate ingredient in super glue is highly resistant to many cleaners commonly used to dissolve glues. This becomes a problem when glue is applied to household objects such as cell phones. Many cell-phone users may use the adhesive for decoration or may inadvertently drop some onto the phone while working on other products. Special removers are necessary to ensure that the removal process does not damage the phone.

Things You'll Need

  • Bottle of super glue remover
  • Small scrubbing sponge
  • Window cleaner
  • Soft paper napkin

Step 1

Apply the super glue remover to the affected areas. Use the brush applicator as it is perfect for ensuring that the remover does not run into keypads or other parts of the phone.

Step 2

Scrub the glued area with the coarse side of the scrubbing sponge. This works the remover into the glue and helps to weaken the chemical bonds.

Step 3

Wipe the chemicals away with the soft side of the sponge. Make sure to wipe outward from any keypads or screens to prevent smears or chemicals soaking into the electronics.

Step 4

Spray the phone's screen with a small amount of window cleaner. The chemicals released by super glue and removers may fog screens but can be easily removed when they are still damp.

Step 5

Dry the phone with a soft paper napkin.

Tips & Warnings

  • Wash your hands thoroughly after working with super glue removers. Use hand moisturizers to restore the liquids in the skin that may be stripped by the remover.
  • Do not touch your face or eyes during the removal process. It is possible for small amounts of glue to bond to your face in this way, and eye irritation may be caused by the remover.