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How to safely remove a Popsocket from your phone

It's not as difficult as you might think to switch and reuse them.

Published onAugust 28, 2023

Popsockets are convenient and fun, but you may want to remove one or swap it out. Here’s how to safely remove a Popsocket from your phone.


To remove a Popsocket, push it so that it's flat against your phone, then gently pry it off the device using a fingernail, plastic card, or dental floss. Tug on the Popsocket to entirely remove it from the device. You can reuse the Popsocket if you want.


How to remove a Popsocket from your phone

popsocket popgrip magsafe in hand
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You can safely remove a Popsocket from your phone by following a few simple steps:

  1. Push the Popsocket so that it’s flat against your phone.
  2. Pry the Popsocket from your device. Remember to be gentle. Try using your fingernail, a credit card or other plastic card, or some dental floss to get in between the Popsocket and your phone if you’re having trouble.
  3. Pull the Popsocket away from your phone carefully until it’s completely removed.

Can you reuse a Popsocket?

You can reuse a Popsocket after removing it from a device. It’s best if you quickly transfer it from one device to another. Remember to clean the back of the device before attaching the Popsocket. Additionally, if you notice that the Popsocket is dirty, you can rinse it under running water and then let it dry for around 10 minutes before attaching it to something else.

Note that the more you reuse a Popsocket, the more it may become less sticky over time.


You can use a sticky Popsocket with a MagSafe device, but it may impede wireless charging. You can try a MagSafe Popsocket, which attaches via magnets and easily comes off to let you use MagSafe chargers.

Technically, yes, but as with MagSafe, sticky-type Popsockets may impede wireless charging. Because the Popsocket gets between a charging pad and your phone, it may prevent wireless charging from happening. You can try positioning your phone differently on the charging pad to see if that helps. There are also some wireless charging pads sold that specifically accommodate Popsockets. Popsockets itself sells the Poppower, which is compatible with all Popsockets.

According to Popsockets itself, silicone, waterproof, textured, and soft cases don’t work well with Popsockets.

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