Flygrip has been tested on all the most popular phones on the market by manufacturers, including Apple, Samsung, HTC, LG, Motorola, Nokia, Blackberry, Sony Ericsson, Acer, Huawei, ZTE, Pantech, Asus, Kyocera, Sanyo, and Palm. We have not had any problems with Flygrip working on any of the phones we have tested.
There are only a few cosmetic and design issues that can interfere with Flygrip. Flygrip can be installed directly onto most phones. Below are some cosmetic and design issues that sometimes cause problems, but for those phones, an easy fix is to use your phone with a case and have the Flygrip installed directly on the case. We have found that this solution works for everyone.
Four phones that we have had issues with are the Iphone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 4S, Nexus 4, and Galaxy Note 3. The first 3 smartphones are built with Gorilla Glass on the back, and nothing sticks very well to Gorilla Glass. The Note 3 uses some kind of rubber/silicone for the back faux leather piece that will not work well with the adhesive. Some users have stated that the Note 3 works well with the adhesive, however, we have tried it at our facility with two Note 3 phones and did not feel the adhesion was good enough to be considered compatible.
Since most installations are done at the consumer level, it is best for the consumer to take their time and verify the adhesion of the 3M adhesive that Flygrip uses. After following the installation instructions, please tug of the Flygrip with at least 3.17 kg force for 1-2 minutes. Do not twist or bend the Flygrip, just pull outward from the phone’s back where it is installed. Repeat this step a few times. If the Flygrip remains on securely, feel comfortable using your phone. If for some reason your Flygrip is losing it’s grip on the back of your phone, you will normally feel it coming loose. Please stop immediately and verify it’s adhesion. If there is a problem, please let us know the conditions at which it has happened. Take note of the current outside temperature, does your phone feel hot?, and any other conditions that may help us understand why it lost it’s adhesion. Please contact us and let us know.
There are SO MANY case manufacturers in the market, and each case manufacturer has a variety of case types for each phone model, so it is difficult to keep up with which case will work with Flygrip’s adhesive.
There are some things that we know for sure.
Most cases will work with Flygrip. Materials that are known to work are hard plastic cases, TPU cases, aluminum cases, and wood cases.
Cases that have a rubber material, like Otterbox cases, will require the use of our special primer. This primer gives added adhesion to materials that are difficult to stick to. We can include this with your order if you let us know in advance that you are planning to use Flygrip with one of these rubber cases.
The jelly silicone cases will NOT allow the adhesive to bond. If you have your heart set on using one of these cases, the only way around it would be to cut out a section of the back of the case and have the Flygrip mounted to the back of your phone.
Most battery cases work well with Flygrip. If you want to use your smartphone in the most productive and secure way possible, order your Flygrip today!
Phones with built-in kickstands
Flygrip can be used when you apply the hand grip directly to the back of a phone with a built-in kickstand (for example the HTC Thunderbolt or EVO 4G). Flygrip cannot be used on a case of a phone with a built-in kickstand, as the built-in kickstand will be covered and can’t be used. The advantage of Flygrip’s kickstand is that it will provide both portrait and landscape positions.
If your phone has a built-in kickstand positioned towards the top half of the phone, for example the Microsoft HD7, you will be able to use Flygrip when applied on a case or directly on the phone.
Phones with a little ‘chin’ on the bottom back
Phones like the Motorola Droid have a little “chin’ on the bottom back. Your Flygrip smartphone hand holder should be placed right above that area, as Flygrip needs to be applied onto a flat area on the back of the phone to remain firmly in place.
Phones with “split” battery covers
Some phones (for example the Droid) have a back cover that hinges right where Flygrip needs to be attached. Flygrip works best if applied to a case. If you want to use Flygrip on such a phone without a case, there is no easy way to open the battery door, as Flygrip needs to be installed over the battery case.