You just got your first iPhone case and you’re pumped to try it out. But how, exactly, are you supposed to put this thing on? It’s basically the same size as your iPhone, yet it needs to envelop it. Good news--it’s actually simpler than you think. Better news--we’ve got a guide to help you through the process.
Step 1: Prepare
Before beginning, make sure you’re over a soft surface to prevent any damage to your phone in case you drop it.
Step 2: Begin with the Top Left Corner
Slip the case around the top-left edge of the iPhone (by the volume buttons), being careful to not flip the ring/mute switch on/off in the process. You don’t want to end up blasting your ringtone in the middle of a presentation because you accidentally toggled the ring/mute switch on.
Step 3: Attach Additional Edges
Gently pull and then clip the case around each edge of the iPhone in a clockwise manner, from top-left to top-right and then bottom-right to bottom-left, until it’s firmly in place.
Step 4: Securing the Last Corner
If the case is really snug and you feel like you’re putting too much force into it, try using a business card to slide the case on the final edge. With the case on the other three edges, slip the business card into the gap between the iPhone and case, and then slowly move it along the edge of the iPhone, towards the final corner, until the case is on securely.
Step 5: Final Adjustments
Make sure the lip of the case (if there is one) is raised slightly above screen level. If it isn’t, then adjust the case accordingly to make sure it’s completely encasing your iPhone.