Originally Posted by tori2012
I am a new owner of the Samsung Galaxy s3 and have an otterbox defender on it. Love this case! But I do not love the fact I have spent hours on trying to remove it. I've read it is a good idea to remove it occasionally to wipe any lint out on the underside of the screen protector. And if I should need to get to the battery area, I can not. I have even used the suggestions that Otterbox has emailed to me. I must be overthinking it! Anyone else with this problem? Only thing I've not tried is prying it with a screwdriver and I think that would damage something....
After you remove the outer rubber shell there should be 3 tabs that you pull up to separate the other 2 pieces. I had a hard time figuring this out when I got mine. I would advise you to only remove it when necessary to clean the stuff from behind the screen protector. I have noticed that the outer shell "stretches" some and now doesn't fit as good as it used to when I bought it.