Do you love your new PopSockets so much that you want to wear them on both arms? You’re not alone. If the internet is any indication, lots of people want to use their PopSockets on both arms. So how do you get a second PopSockets onto your arm so that it’s also covered in adorable little animal grips? By fixing the first one! Whether you have a broken, torn up, or just misplaced one, we’ve got some tips on how to fix PopSockets. Now go get that thing and read on!
How To Fix A Popsockets?
Buy a new PopSockets
If you’re worried about the cost, don’t be. PopSockets are cheap, and you can often find them for sale on Amazon for less than $10. Don’t know if you want a certain animal? Purchase a couple of different ones to see which one you like best.
Cut the broken PopSockets off your arm (or wherever it is)
If your PopSockets is too far gone, then this might be your only option. If it is still intact enough to hold onto, then skip down to step #3. If you have already cut your PopSockets off of yourself, then congratulations! You’ve already taken care of the hardest part of this process!
Place the new PopSockets onto the sticky base that came with your old one
The sticky base that came with your original PopSockets should still be in good shape, so use it to stick your new PopSockets onto! If you’re using a different kind of base, then you can skip this step.
Stick the new PopSockets onto your arm
Now that the hard part is over, all you have to do is stick the new PopSockets onto wherever it is that you want it. If you’ve already cut the old one off of yourself, then just peel off the backing on your new PopSockets and stick it on. If not, then just follow step #2 again. Congratulations! You now have a second PopSockets! Now go show it off to everyone!
How To Fix A Broken Popsockets
- Check the damage. If it’s really bad, you might not be able to fix it. If it’s just a small rip or tear, you’ve got a shot at fixing your PopSockets.
- Clean the area around the damage and stick on some tape. The tape will help keep some of the glue in place so that it will really stick and stay put once you apply it to your PopSockets again.
- Cut out the damaged part of your PopSockets with scissors and remove any excess glue with a knife or razor blade if necessary (be careful!).
- Apply some glue from your new PopSockets onto both pieces of your old one and try to match up the edges as best as possible since we’re going for symmetry here! You can also apply glue to half of one side but we recommend doing one whole side at a time since you don’t want to get too much glue on there and have it drip over onto other areas of your PopSockets where you don’t want it or cause any additional damage from a mess! Let this dry for an hour or two before putting them back together on your arm (or wherever else you want them!).
How To Re-Position A Lost Popsocket
- Get some tape and tape the sticky side of your PopSockets to your arm. It’s important that you use tape for this, not just glue or something else. This will make sure that it stays in place until you want to take it off and reposition it, unlike other types of glue which can come off too easily.
- Once you’ve got your PopSockets taped onto your arm, push them down a bit so that they’re not as high up on your arm as they were before. You can also try turning them sideways instead of having them face straight out toward the middle of your forearm if you think that would look better.
- Remove the tape and reattach your PopSocket to the base by sticking it onto the base and letting it dry for a little while before putting it back onto your arm again (you might have to re-apply some more glue depending on how big a piece was lost!).
- If you want to put more than one PopSocket onto one area (like if you have both an iPhone 6 and an iPhone 7), then repeat steps 2-4 until you feel like it looks good! Congratulations! Now go show everyone how awesome of a job you did at fixing your broken PopSockets!
Whatever your problem is with your PopSockets, you can solve it. So whatever reason you have to fix your PopSockets, there is a solution. We hope you find what you’re looking for in this article. Now go get your PopSockets back in action! And if you have any more questions on how to fix PopSockets, don’t hesitate to ask in the comments section below. We’ll be glad to help!
Q: What kind of glue should I use to reattach my PopSockets?
A: We recommend using a strong glue like Super Glue or E6000. You can also use hot glue if you want. Just make sure that whatever you use is strong enough to keep your PopSocket attached to the base so that it doesn’t fall off when you’re moving around.
Q: I don’t know what size PopSocket base I need, what do I do?
A: As long as you have the outer measurements of your phone (4.75″ x 2.25″ for an iPhone 6 and 5″ x 2.2″ for an iPhone 7), then any size base will work with your phone! The size of the base isn’t related to the size of your phone, it just needs to be big enough for your phone to fit onto it! So if you have a bigger phone, all you have to do is get a bigger base and vice versa!
Q: After trying to reattach my PopSocket, it’s not sticking well. What do I do?
A: If you’re using a strong glue like E6000, then you might have to let your PopSocket dry for 24 hours before you can use it again. If that doesn’t work and your PopSocket still isn’t sticking, then try using a different glue! If that doesn’t work either, then we recommend buying a new PopSocket.