If you frequently use your LifeProof underwater, it is recommended you perform the following routine on a regular basis or every time you open the case.
All waterproof cases contain seals that require regular inspection and maintenance for reliable results. Even a small amount of fibers, lint, or dirt can interfere with a seal's ability to keep water out. Follow these steps so you can confidently enjoy water activities with your LifeProof.
inspection and cleaning
Make sure that your LifeProof case is clean, as a dirty o-ring covered in dust, dirt or lint can interfere with the water proof seal.
1, Remove your iPhone from Your LifeProof case. 2, Carefully remove the yellow o-ring from the back of the case. 3, Rinse the entire o-ring channel on the back of the case, as well as the charge port door gasket. Shake off excess water. Dry the inside of the back case with a fiber free cloth before re-installing the o-ring.
4, Clean the camera lens gently with a cotton tip if required with only very light pressure. 5, Wash the o-ring thoroughly under running water, shaking off the excess water. Do not use a towel to dry it or lay it on any surface as it will pick up fine dust and lint. 6, Re-install the o-ring in the back of the case.
7, Inspect the front section of the case to ensure that all the speaker and microphone vents have no holes in them. If you find a hole, order a replacement here. 8, Check both the inside and outside of the case for any damage or cracks, especially if it has suffered any major impacts.
This test checks that your seals and case are working properly:
1, Close the LifeProof case without the iPhone inside and submerge underwater, weighing it down with a coffee cup for one hour. 2, Bring it out of the water and look through the front to check that it's dry inside.
3, Ensure phone is clean and free of fingerprints, dust and lint before re-installing in the case. 4, Close case by pressing all around the seal until it snaps shut. Then ensure the case is fully closed by putting the case flat on a table facing up and very firmly press all around the edges of the case.
before you dive in
Before you engage in any water activities, it is recommended you follow these commonsense rules:
1, Make sure your data and photos are backed up. 2, Ensure your seals are clean. 3, Ensure the port door is shut, the headphone port cover is screwed firmly and the seams around the case are all fully closed.
Watch and learn practical tips before you start enjoying freedom with your LifeProof iPhone case.
care and cleaning of your lifeproof case
opening your lifeproof case
the water test
lifeproof case installation