Stickers On Your Phone: How To Put & Remove Them Safely

Stickers On Your Phone: How To Put & Remove Them Safely

Art and creativity go beyond the usual definition we think of both concepts as they may be a representation of people’s personalities. Being creative by decorating your phone or phone case may also be a way of being creative while also standing out and representing your personality. In light of personalizing devices, a lot of people wonder if they can put stickers on their phone backs or phone cases and if they can also remove the stickers whenever they want to, leading us to ask if this is possible. 

You can put stickers on your phone and also remove them whenever you want to, however, you need to make sure that the stickers are compatible with the material of your phone or the phone case you want to place the sticker on. This way, the sticker will be easy to remove without needing to do much.

Beautifying your phone is a choice and you can choose to do it if you want to. In this article, I’ll discuss if you can put and remove stickers from your phone and phone case and how to also place and remove the stickers easily. 

Can You Put Stickers On Your Phone?

Stickers On Your Phone: How To Put & Remove Them Safely

Yes, you can put stickers on your phone as long as you put them at the back of your phone or on your phone case. Nowadays where we have devices with the screens on the front of the phone, you will only be able to put the stickers at the back of your phone

Self-expression can be done in different ways, using different symbols as it’s not only limited to clothes and other accessories anymore. If you’ve ever thought of putting a sticker on your phone, do not worry as you aren’t wrong and you can do this easily because placing stickers on your phone or phone case can be a contemporary way of personalizing your favorite smart device and also expressing yourself.

Since you may be wondering if putting stickers on your phone is a bad idea, you should know the kind of material your sticker is and what material is your phone built with. A phone is a petite and portable device with a screen on one side and a back cover on the other side of the device. The body typically consists of lightweight and very durable plastics or metals like aluminum with steel in some cases, depending on the manufacturer of the device.

Stickers are a popular form of embellishment consisting of plastic, paper, or vinyl on one side and adhesives on the other side of the sticker, letting it stick to flat, smooth surfaces like your phone cover or phone case. The adhesive side of the sticker usually comes with a waxed paper liner until it’s ready to be attached to the flat surface (in this case your phone cover or case) with a bit of pressure as this is when the waxed paper will be removed and the sticker will be placed on the surface. 

The type of material used to make your phone and the sticker material you want to place on it is highly important as the success of the sticker sticking to it is highly dependent on this. So whether you plan to beautify your phone with dozens of glittering stars, old-fashioned plastic stickers, or 3D images, make sure to know the material you want to use and if it’s compatible with your phone material. 

Now that you know the basics of what both materials consist of, you’ll need to know which type of sticker is compatible with your phone. However, a typical phone (with lightweight metal or plastic casing) with a basic sticker should be alright.

Can You Remove Stickers From Your Phone?

Stickers On Your Phone: How To Put & Remove Them Safely

Placing stickers on your phone is quite easy, however, removing the stickers may be tough, depending on how long the sticker has been placed on your phone, the sticker’s material, and your phone’s material. 

You may have tried to remove the stickers from your phone and failed, leaving you to wonder if you can remove stickers from your phone, however, worry not as you can safely remove stickers from your phone case or cover in different ways without being bothered with the thought of you damaging your phone case or cover. 

Paper stickers are the hardest to remove so if you use paper stickers, they may be tough to remove as they have more substances on the adhesive side of the sticker which makes them stick to your phone for a very long time. After placing the paper adhesive on your phone and leaving it for a very long time, they get stuck to your phone and whenever you try to remove them, they may crumble. 

For example, remember the cheap labels and price tags that you’ve had to scrape off a product only to be left with a pulpy mess of paper particles? It is a very frustrating experience as the particles are still left on the product.

Generally, the best stickers for your phone are the more durable, glossy plastic or vinyl kind specifically made for your phone or phone case’s surface and materials. This way, whenever you need to remove the stickers from your phone, it’s easier to just peel them off or remove them with sticker removers. You can go for bumper stickers and most band or brand stickers as they do pretty well in terms of getting stuck to your phone and you can easily remove them whenever you decide or want to because they are easily removable. 

Whenever you want to remove the stickers from your phone, you can peel them off and use adhesive removers to completely get them off your phone or phone case. If this doesn’t completely remove the sticker, you may need to use rubbing alcohol, or any alcohol-based liquid like vodka or methylated spirit to clean off the residue on your phone cover or phone case. Make sure to use microfiber clothing to avoid getting scratches on your phone. 

How To Put Stickers On Your Phone

Step 1: Select Your Preferred Type Of Sticker

Stickers On Your Phone: How To Put & Remove Them Safely

Select the type of sticker you want on your phone depending on your personality and also make sure to consider the sticker’s material and your phone material. Make sure both materials are compatible so it’ll be easy to remove the sticker. Plastic or vinyl-covered are perfect in this case. 

Step 2: Clean The phone Case With Rubbing Alcohol

There are possibilities that you may have oil and dirt on your phone which might build up and make it tough for stickers to stick to your phone. To help the stickers remain pasted to your phone, dip a piece of soft microfiber cloth into rubbing alcohol and rub it over the surface of your phone where you want to place the stickers. 

Step 3: Peel The Back Of The Sticker

Now that you have cleaned your phone and selected your preferred sticker, peel the back of the sticker to reveal the sticky side of the sticker that will be placed over the back of your phone.

Step 4: Choose The Best Placement For The Sticker 

Select the best place on your phone or phone case to place the sticker. Make sure you don’t place it on the sensitive parts of your phone like the screen, buttons, or any outlet on your phone. I’d advise you to get a transparent phone cover where you can place the stickers and not worry about the adhesives denting your phone case. 

Step 5: Gently Place The Sticker

Gently place the sticker over the selected place on your phone. If you’re using a paper or vinyl-covered sticker, make sure the sticker is straightened and does not squeeze when you’re placing the sticker else it may ruin the outcome of the sticker placement.

How To Remove Stickers From Your Phone

Stickers On Your Phone: How To Put & Remove Them Safely

Step 1: Peel Off The Sticker 

Scrape off the sticker if it’s been placed there for under a year. If the sticker is relatively new, you should be able to peel it off from the edges of the sticker without leaving any sticky residue behind. However, if it’s been placed for longer than a year, you’ll notice while removing the sticker that the glue backing has separated from the sticker, leaving sticky residue on your phone case or cover. 

Step 2: Wipe Off Adhesive

Power off your phone from power before you begin this process. Wipe off the adhesive with a damp, microfiber cloth. Soak the microfiber cloth in warm water and make sure to wring it out well, then begin to wipe off the adhesive till it’s been completely removed from your phone. 

Make sure not to get moisture into any openings in the phone. Your warranty may not cover damage due to liquids hence, the need to be very careful while carrying out this process. 

Step 3: Deal With The Stubborn Residue If Any

If you have some stubborn residue left after cleaning with the damp cloth, then you’ll need to use 90% rubbing alcohol. To remove the stubborn adhesive, dip a corner of the microfiber cloth into the rubbing alcohol. Use tight, circular motions to make sure that the stubborn adhesive is totally removed.


  • Tristan

    Tristan has a strong interest in the intersection of artificial intelligence and creative expression. He has a background in computer science, and he enjoys exploring the ways in which AI can enhance and augment human creativity. In his writing, he often delves into the ways in which AI is being used to generate original works of fiction and poetry, as well as to analyze and understand patterns in existing texts.