How to Open an OtterBox for the iPhone

Written by neil edwards
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The OtterBox Defender case for Apple's iPhone smartphone encases the phone in several layers of silicone and plastic to maximise protection from drops, scratches and other hazards. To put an iPhone in an OtterBox Defender case or to take an iPhone out, you can open the case by peeling off the silicone skin and separating the two halves of the plastic shell.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Pull one corner of the rubber skin back and behind the plastic shell, and then work your way around the OtterBox until the rubber skin is removed completely from the plastic shell.

  2. 2

    Open the two tabs on the left and right sides of your OtterBox shell.

  3. 3

    Open the tab on the top of your OtterBox shell, and then pull the back of the shell away from the front of the shell to open the OtterBox.

Tips and warnings

  • When opening an OtterBox that contains an iPhone, open the OtterBox with the phone's screen facing down so that the iPhone rests in the front half of the plastic shell.

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