How do I remove adhesive from iPhone

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chris

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So I lent out an iPhone to a relative who used one of those sticky back protectors. It's sparkly and probably cheap. This has come back to home base and I of course started the restore process -- back to the pristine factory state I keep all of my iPhones. When I pealed the back sticker off, the sticker was removed but left a coating of adhesive.

My thought is to try vinegar and water with a q-tip.

Anyone run into a similar situation? What did you do to remove adhesive residue from the iPhone?
 

Napoleon PhoneApart

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So I lent out an iPhone to a relative who used one of those sticky back protectors. It's sparkly and probably cheap. This has come back to home base and I of course started the restore process -- back to the pristine factory state I keep all of my iPhones. When I pealed the back sticker off, the sticker was removed but left a coating of adhesive.

My thought is to try vinegar and water with a q-tip.

Anyone run into a similar situation? What did you do to remove adhesive residue from the iPhone?
http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/ip...6651-how-remove-screen-protector-residue.html
 

iphonewarrior

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Chris, does your mrs use make-up removal wipes? They should be alcohol free, and they are fantastic at removing sticky-like residue from devices :)
 

psylichon

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Gotta have this around the house. Comes in very handy around Christmas time...

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chris

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I get the Bozo award. I didn't realize it, but it was a snap-on case. I peeled the back sticker off of the case and not the iPhone. I was able to snap off the case and I just have to clean up the iPhone a bit. Nothing major. Just some TLC, restore and update.
 

EverythingApple

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I get the Bozo award. I didn't realize it, but it was a snap-on case. I peeled the back sticker off of the case and not the iPhone. I was able to snap off the case and I just have to clean up the iPhone a bit. Nothing major. Just some TLC, restore and update.
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LOL, we all do something like this. We're only human, not machines.