PopSocket has many useful functions despite being so small. It can serve as your device’s stand, grip, small storage, and cord wrap. As PopSockets are so handy, people easily get used to them.
Everything breaks, and a PopSocket is not an exception. But if you can’t find any visible damage, your chances of fixing your PopSocket are pretty high.
Here, we will describe typical PopSocket problems and solutions to them. Read this article to find out how to fix a broken PopSocket and why you may have issues with it.
PopSockets’ design allows you to detach and assemble them without any damage. Introduced in 2020, new PopGrips even have swappable caps with different designs.
Depending on the part that came off, we will explain how to reattach a PopSocket in each case.
PopSocket grip can come off base because you rotate or disposition it. Such movements can unlock the grip. If your PopSocket’s funnel has come off, you can easily attach it. Just follow the guide below.
Here’s how to reattach a PopSocket to the base:
If the PopSocket comes off base again, repeat the cycle and add more pressure when attaching the funnel.
When your cap detached from the funnel: first, collapse the funnel. Then find four small slots at the top of it. Insert all the tabs into these slots one by one. Make sure that the cap fits into all of them. Then press it like a button until you hear a loud pop.
When the mount at the bottom of the funnel is detached: remove the mount from the sticky base using a tweezer or a piece of cloth for a better grip. Widen the smaller edge of the funnel with pliers and put the mount back on.
You need to act pretty much the same. Push the cap and wait for the pop. Then you can expand the funnel to make sure that the grip is secure.
To detach the funnel, rotate it by 90 degrees. After hearing a click, you can release the grip from the base. Check the base for dirt, dust, or sand if you have trouble turning the top. Remove the contamination.
If you need to remove the cap, look for four tabs at the top edge of the funnel. Press on one of them and start pulling the cap. The tab should come out of the slot. Then repeat it with the rest of the locks. It doesn’t require much strength, so don’t pull too hard.
Original PopSockets can restick up to 100 times. If your PopSocket keeps falling off, the surface or sticky gel is the problem.
It does not work that well with such surfaces as leather and silicone. Textured, fluffy, and waterproof cases are not the best match too. Also, iPhone 8, 8+, and X have anti-fingerprint glass, which makes it harder to stick. You need to apply an additional disk for these phone models before attaching a PopGrip.
You can reactivate the gel to fix your PopSocket:
Avoid exposing a dry PopSocket to air for more than 15 minutes to prevent the gel from drying out.
Just flatten the funnel and peel the PopSocket off. You can remove a PopSocket using your nail, an ID or credit card, or even dental floss. It can be a bit easier if you use a PopMini. But even if not - it generally does not require much effort. After removing your Popsocket, just replace it with a new one.
Unless your PopSocket is broken, you can swap its cap using the instructions above instead of replacing the whole thing.
As for some PopSocket tops, spinning can be their feature. Check if you have bought a spinning top. In this case, only the cap can spin easily, but not the funnel.
Here’s what you can do if your PopSocket is not supposed to spin:
This problem might be the result of spinning your PopSocket too often. That is why don’t spin it after you have fixed the issue.
PopSocket is a small but useful device that makes phone usage more convenient. It’s really handy for reaching phone buttons, watching videos, and taking photos. You should try the accessory, especially since it’s inexpensive.
Yes, PopSockets work great on any surface, including silicone. Just make sure you stick the accessory securely. Clean your case, stick the PopSocket and wait 24 hours before using it.
PopSockets use a strong adhesive that can damage or leave a mark on your phone if you remove the accessory carelessly. Moreover, the sticky gel can damage leather cases, so if you have one, you should attach your PopSocket directly to the phone base.
We hope that your PopSocket has been reassembled and functions perfectly now. Thank you for reading the article and using our tips. Share this information with your friends if you find it useful.
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