How to Remove a PopSocket

Done using your PopSocket? Removing it is quick and easy.

Three iPhone cases on a table

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PopSockets are great for holding your phone with one hand. But if you have a great new case or upgraded your phone and want to keep your PopSocket, then you'll need to remove it from your current device.

Removing a PopSocket

Removing a PopSocket is very simple. The adhesive gel that sticks it to your phone or case is reusable by design and leaves no residue behind. Here are the steps to remove your PopSocket:

If you're moving your PopSocket to a new position or different phone, you'll need to do it within fifteen minutes of removing the PopSocket so that the adhesive gel doesn't dry out.

  1. Collapse your PopSocket so that it's flat against your device.

  2. Begin to pry the PopSocket away from your device moving your fingernails, spudger, or whatever tool you're using underneath and around the disk as you lift it.

  3. Carefully pull the PopSocket away from your device until it releases.

The gel should still be sticky, so you can move the PopSocket to another device or move it to a different spot on the current one.

If the gel on a PopSocket becomes dirty, you can wash it off with water and allow it to dry for ten minutes before replacing it.

Using a PopSocket
 Amanda Derrick

Having a hard time getting your PopSocket to come off? Try sliding dental floss under the adhesive to get it started – this is easier with a second pair of hands to help.

And now your phone is clean and PopSocket-free, leaving you ready to add a new case, slip that phone in your back pocket again, or put your PopSocket on your next device.