A popsocket grip is an attachment that can be added to the back of your phone. It will allow you to hold your phone comfortably, especially when taking selfies. You can also use it to do things like store your headphones and prop up your phone. Popsocket mounts can be applied to surfaces such as your car dashboard to hold your phone firmly while a popsocket grip is attached to it.
Applying a Grip
Purchase a popsocket from the brand’s official website.
You can choose from a range of color and designs. You can also design your own custom popsocket by uploading a unique image while making your order.
- To order a popsocket, visit https://www.popsockets.com/.
Decide where to attach your popsocket.
Decide beforehand where you want it positioned based on how you intend to use it. Place the popsocket on the back of the phone without removing the adhesive covering to see how it will line up. If you want to attach 2 popsockets to the back of your phone, test out their positioning together and make sure they line up evenly.
- For instance, if you want to prop up a small phone vertically, position the popsocket in the bottom of your phone.
- You might attach two popsockets to prop up a larger phone, or to store your headphones.
- Decide if you want to attach the popsocket directly to your phone, or to a phone case.
Peel off the sticker on the adhesive surface.
When you are ready to attach the popsocket, carefully peel off the sticker on the back. Pull the sticker gently to avoid ripping it, starting at one corner and gently lifting it up. Do not remove the adhesive covering before you are ready to apply the popsocket to your phone.
Stick the popsocket to your phone.
Once the adhesive surface is exposed, press it onto the spot where you want the popsocket to be. Press down firmly for 10-15 seconds to make sure it sticks to the phone.
Repositioning the Grip
Flatten the popsocket before removing it.
Press down your popsocket to flatten it against the back of your phone. It will be easier to remove it in this compressed form. Do not try to remove the popsocket while it is extended, which may result in it popping out of its base.
Gently peel up the popsocket from one corner.
Choose one corner of the popsocket and gently start peeling it up. Gently continue pulling in a circular direction, pulling up the outer surface. Once the entire radius of the circle is unstuck, pull up the popsocket to remove it.
Use dental floss to remove the popsocket if you can’t pull it off.
If the adhesive is too strong to remove the popsocket by hand, slide dental floss under it to unglue it. Wrap the ends of a long piece of dental floss around your index fingers and position it at one edge of the popsocket. Gently but firmly pull the floss between the popsocket and phone, breaking the seal.
Rinse and dry your popsocket if the adhesive part is dirty.
Make sure that the adhesive part of your popsocket is clean so that it will re-stick properly. Gently rinse it under cold water and let it sit for 10 minutes to dry. Be sure to attach it to another surface within 15 minutes or the adhesive will dry out.
Stick the popsocket to a new surface area.
Choose a new spot for your popsocket, on the same phone or on a new one. Press the popsocket down firmly to let he adhesive part stick to the phone. Continue putting pressure on it for 10-15 seconds to ensure that it adheres properly.
Installing a Mount
Buy a popsocket mount from the company’s website.
Mounts can be found in the “accessories” section. Popsocket mounts can be applied to surfaces such as your car dashboard or bedroom mirror.
- Purchase a popsocket mount at https://www.popsockets.com/.
- You can also purchase a popsocket mount designed to attach to your car’s air vent.
Wipe down the adhesion surface with rubbing alcohol.
Ensure that the popsocket mount has a clean surface to adhere to so that it sticks properly. Apply a few drops of rubbing alcohol to a cotton ball or use a sanitizing alcohol wipe to clean the area you will be attaching the mount. The surface should be dry after a few seconds.
Peel back the covering over the adhesive on the back of the mount.
Gently remove the protective sheet covering the adhesive on your popsocket mount. Be sure to avoid touching the adhesive. The 3M VHB pad is designed for a strong hold and will be very difficult to remove from your skin if contact occurs.
Press the mount to the adhesion surface and let it bond for 8 hours.
Press the adhesive part of the mount down onto the surface you are sticking it to. Press firmly on the mount for 10-15 seconds. Let the mount bond to the surface for 8 hours before you use it to ensure that it is attached firmly.
- A popsocket mount can only be applied once, so be careful about positioning it properly before attaching it.
- If putting a popsocket on a glass back (such as an iPhone 8, 8+ or X), then be sure to get a plastic adhesive disc to make the phone bond. But be careful, this disc can only be reapplied three times.
- If your popsocket is not sticking to your phone, then push the popsocket and let it sit for at least eight hours before popping it open.