The era for aesthetic iPhone 14 cases has never been stronger. Characterized by their pastels, translucent, and ice-cold shades—most are designed to glamorize your phone and fit seamlessly into any outfit. In addition, it often acts as a drop protection layer, keeping the screen from cracking.
Or the case can act as the phone's skin, giving you a softer grip on the phone.
The only problem is that most of these cases are made of silicone, which can turn yellow over time as it turns into a different material called metacrilate.
In this blog post, we'll uncover what causes your case to turn yellow and what's the best 'antidote' to take care of this problem. Let's have a look!
Why Does Your iPhone 14 Case Turn Yellow?
Before we go any further, let's first examine why your case gets grimy in the first place.
The silicone absorbs ultraviolet (UV) light, created by your phone's screen. The UV rays then break down the silicone's molecules, which causes it to lose its color and leads to yellowing.
While hard and inflexible iPhone cases aren't that vulnerable to this kind of damage, soft phone covers and silicone cases are at the greatest risk. It can be disheartening to see your transparent case turn yellow and leave your phone unprotected if scratched or dented.
Sun exposure is a traitor.
Direct exposure to sunshine is an open invitation for yellow discoloration in your case. Ultraviolet rays are capable of rotting the dye and oxidising it. The combination of both can turn your case yellow.
Your phone also gets yellow from frequent exposure to UV rays from indoor lighting and electronic devices, such as your computer or TV.
Natural oils can harm it too.
Sweats, oil, dirt, and body heat oozing out of your hands while holding your phone can leave discoloration on your case. Leaving it on your car dashboard for a long time without covering it could cause yellowing too.
A silicone case is relatively more vulnerable to natural oils and UV rays because they are softer and more flexible. The materials were not designed for life's 'salt and pepper' elements.
Was your thin case ever exposed to someone who has a cigarette/cigar habit? It can put a yellow speck on it, too. The nicotine in the tobacco can eventually leave marks that are hard to wash away.
Cleaning Your iPhone 14 Clear Case - Tips and Advice
Half of the battle requires regular cleaning to keep your investment away from common bacteria and sickly germs. Here are some easy ways to clean your phone case:
Detergent and warm water are good solutions to light stains and grime. If you're having difficulty removing the stain, run it under tap water mixed with mild soap or detergent. The solution will soften the discoloration and clear it off, just like magic. Do not use any abrasive products or scourers on your phone case, as they can leave scratches on the surface of your phone's screen.
Try baking soda
Who says you can't use baking soda for more than just baking? Mix some baking soda with water and use it as a microfiber cloth to clean off your iPhone 14 case. This budget-friendly solution can work wonders and prevent yellowing, too.
Use toothpaste - extremely effective.
We all know that toothpaste is safe for our teeth and gums, but it is also a great cleanser for our phone covers. Just make sure you do not apply too much of it because prolonged exposure to the toothpaste may lead to skin irritation, especially if you have sensitive skin.
Stop Buying Silicone Cases. Invest in Case with Magsafe
Is it worth paying for a new iPhone case that can get ruined in just a few months?
Whether it is an iPhone 14 Pro case or an iPhone 14 Plus case, silicone cases are NOT recommended by us because they are yellow, get dirty quickly, and are a pain to clean. Don't use them with your phone!
Silicone material may be soft and comfortable in your hand, but it is a terrible choice of material for mobile phone cases because of the way these materials age.
Try using a case with Magsafe, a pro-quality clear case from Dropguys that uses both a flexible frame and the unique polymer gel that has been tested to protect your phone from damage. These cases were developed to transform the way you handle your phone.
Unlike silicone cases, Dropguys iPhone cases are specifically designed with antimicrobial technology to resist germs, bacteria and other harmful toxins. Although it is more expensive than silicon, Magsafe cases are worth the investment when you consider the time and money you save by not constantly purchasing new phone covers or maintaining your current ones.
These rugged cases have durable, flexible frames made out of Polymer gel, which can provide good protection from impacts and drops without damaging the body. Usually comes with a screen protector and scratch resistance, the flexible frame can absorb shocks and prevent your screen from cracking. The frame and screen protector also protect against direct sunlight and UV rays.
Additionally, cases with Magsafe utilise an electromagnetic field to prevent dust and dirt from getting inside your phone case, and it's a snap-on type for easy installation and removal.
One downside of silicone cases could be the yellow discoloration of your phone cover. Cleaning it will only slow its demise, but it will not offer enough protection. On the other hand, investing in a Magsafe case or grip case is wise. It can be hard to leave your phone unprotected, but it's better than wasting time and money on an expensive replacement.
To sum it up, your iPhone is a worthy investment. But to know how to deal with it, you will have to learn how to keep your investment safe and clean. From continuous exposure to sunlight, natural oils, and cigarette smoke, your iPhone can get discolored in a matter of time.
Protect it with a sturdy Dropguys iPhone 14 case!