Mobile Phones Android How to Remove a PopSocket Done using your PopSocket? Removing it is quick and easy Share Pin Email Print Gen Sadakane/EyeEm / Getty Images Android Switching from iOS By Amanda Derrick Freelance Contributor Amanda Derrick is a mechanical engineer, business strategist, and former Lifewire writer who has also written for USAF Civil Service, ATK, and Boeing. our editorial process Twitter LinkedIn Amanda Derrick Updated November 28, 2019 35 35 people found this article helpful PopSockets are great for holding a phone with one hand. But if you have a new case or upgraded your phone and want to keep your PopSocket, then remove it from your current device. Removing a PopSocket Removing a PopSocket is 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: Collapse your PopSocket so that it's flat against your device. Pry the PopSocket away from the device. Move your fingernail, spudger, or another tool underneath and around the disk as you lift it. Having a hard time getting the PopSocket to come off? Slide dental floss under the adhesive to get it started. This is easier with a second pair of hands to help. Carefully pull the PopSocket away from the device until it releases. When moving a PopSocket to a new position or different phone, do it within fifteen minutes of removing the PopSocket so that the adhesive gel doesn't dry out. While the gel is sticky, move the PopSocket to another device or move it to a different spot on the current device. If the gel on a PopSocket becomes dirty, wash it off with water and allow it to dry for ten minutes before replacing it. The phone is clean and PopSocket-free, leaving you ready to add a new case, slip that phone in your back pocket again, or put the PopSocket on your next device.