How to Use Baby Powder to Remove Bubbles From OtterBox Covers on iPhones

By Chelsea Fitzgerald

Bubbles on your iPhone screen are annoying, and they detract from the aesthetics of your phone. These bubbles resemble splotches of water or oil underneath the screen. OtterBox phone covers have been around since 1998. They contain a rigid inner cover and a flexible, silicone outer cover for cell phones. Covers are available for many phone brands. They protect your investment due to their impact-resistant cover. Some models are waterproof as well.

Things You'll Need

  • Soft, lint-free cloth
  • Talcum or cornstarch baby powder

Step 1

Remove your iPhone from the OtterBox covers.

Step 2

Wipe the iPhone screen and the inside and outside of the clear screen on your OtterBox cover with the lint-free cloth.

Step 3

Twist the lid on the baby powder so it is in the closed position.

Step 4

Shake the baby powder container briskly for approximately 30 seconds. This creates a dust cloud in the container.

Step 5

Tap the baby powder container on the top with your finger. This allows any excess powder underneath the lid to fall onto the container.

Step 6

Blow a puff of air with your mouth across the lid to remove any excess powder.

Step 7

Twist open the baby powder lid.

Step 8

Lay the OtterBox screen cover down on a flat surface so that the inside of the clear screen is facing up. Another option is to hold it upright so the inside of the screen is facing toward you. Do this with your non-dominant hand.

Step 9

Squeeze the container of powder gently toward the clear screen on your OtterBox cover. (see ref 1)This causes a light powder coating to settle onto the inside of the clear OtterBox screen. The goal is to have enough of a coating to erase the bubbles from the screen, but not enough powder so that you can see it once the cover is on the iPhone.

Step 10

Replace the OtterBox cover on your iPhone. Touch the screen to ensure any bubbles are gone. If not, remove the cover, wipe off the screens on both the OtterBox cover and the iPhone and begin again.

Tips & Warnings

  • It may take a few attempts to get the correct amount of powder coating on the screen. If the white powder coating shows once the phone and cover are back together, simply wipe off both screens and try again.
  • Use a plain baby powder; avoid those with aloe or other additives for the best results.