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Frequently Asked Questions

Top Questions

    When can I expect to receive my order?
    OtterBox offers several shipping methods for your convenience including free shipping via FedEx SmartPost on orders over $69.95. Estimated shipping times have been provided below. Please keep in mind; these time frames include our processing period, which can take up to 72 business hours.

    Shipping Method Contiguous United States Alaska & Hawaii APO/FPO
    FedEx Smartpost 8-13 business days 15-21 business days 2-6 weeks
    FedEx Ground 4-8 business days 4-8 business days -
    FedEx 2 Day 2-5 business days 2-5 business days -
    FedEx Overnight 1-3 business days 1-3 business days -
    How long is my OtterBox product under warranty? What does the warranty policy cover?
    Otter Products, LLC and its affiliated companies worldwide (“OtterBox”) warrants our OtterBox products against defects in material or workmanship for a period of one year from the original date of purchase of the product by a consumer (the “Warranty Period”). You can read more on our warranty here.
    My order is not processing. Why isn’t my order processing?
    We’re sorry you’re experiencing unexpected delays in your order. Here is a list of possible reasons as to why your order is not processing:
    • The billing address that is on the order does not match the billing address where the card statement is mailed to
    • Unavailable funds
    • The SSC number was missing or incorrect
    • For most credit cards, enter the three-digit number that follows your account number on the back of your card. If you have an American Express card, enter the four-digit number printed above your account number on the front of your card
    • Incorrect credit card number or expiration date
    When will you release a new case for my device?
    Due to our design and manufacturing processes as well as agreements with our partners, OtterBox is not able to release product launch dates or timelines to customers at this time. If you hear or see launch/shipping dates regarding a device we have not yet released a launch date for from somewhere other than otterbox.com, companies outside OtterBox have likely determined those dates. If you have questions regarding these dates, please contact that company directly.
    I have sent in the requested information for my warranty claim. When will I receive my replacement?
    You should receive an update on your claim within 72 hours of sending in the required information, followed by a tracking number when the replacement ships. If more than 72 hours have passed, please contact customer service for assistance.

Case Questions

    When will you release a new case for my device?
    Due to our design and manufacturing processes as well as agreements with our partners, OtterBox is not able to release product launch dates or timelines to customers at this time. If you hear or see launch/shipping dates regarding a device we have not yet released a launch date for from somewhere other than otterbox.com, companies outside OtterBox have likely determined those dates. If you have questions regarding these dates, please contact that company directly.
    Are your cases compatible with other products like the Apple bumpers, iPad Smart Cover or the ZAGG InvisibleShield?
    Our cases are precision-fit to the device. Any other products that change the dimensions of the device are not compatible with our cases.
    How do you clean the case?
    Our cases can generally be cleaned with mild soap and water, then air dried or dried lightly with a paper towel.
    Are your cases intrinsically safe?
    Because OtterBox cases are designed to work with electronic devices, they are not intrinsically safe. There are a wide variety of devices on the market so to determine if your device and the OtterBox case together are intrinsically safe they would need to be tested by a certified testing lab.
    How do I take the Defender Series case apart?
    The easiest way to remove the Defender Series case is to peel back the outer silicone layer first. Work your way around the device until the entire outer layer is disconnected. Separate the two polycarbonate pieces by releasing the tabs on each corner of the device. You can find our installation and case removal videos here.

Warranty Questions

    How long is my OtterBox product under warranty? What does the warranty policy cover?
    Otter Products, LLC and its affiliated companies worldwide (“OtterBox”) warrants our OtterBox products against defects in material or workmanship for a period of one year from the original date of purchase of the product by a consumer (the “Warranty Period”). You can read more on our warranty here.
    I have sent in the requested information on my warranty claim. When will I receive my replacement?
    You should receive an update on your claim within 72 hours of sending in the required information, followed by a tracking number when the replacement ships. If more than 72 hours have passed, please contact customer service for assistance.
    How may I receive a warranty replacement if I purchased my case at a retail store?
    If you purchased your OtterBox case directly from a retail location, we encourage you to first contact that location for immediate warranty replacement assistance. They will have your customer record and order information and may be able to address your needs of a replacement that same day.

Order/Return Questions

    My order wouldn't process, but I have multiple charges on my credit card. Why is this?
    When you place an order on otterbox.com, we must contact your credit card's bank to ensure that your credit card has a valid number. This is done via a full authorization for the amount of the purchase and is merely a security measure we use to protect your financial information. While it may seem as though you have multiple charges on your credit card, these are not charges. They are authorizations that will drop off of your statement (if your order did not go through) typically within 2 – 3 business days. We only charge a credit or debit card after an order has shipped, and we only charge the card once. If these authorizations are causing problems, you can simply call your bank to get them removed. If you experience further problems, please contact our customer service team and we would be happy to help in any way possible.
    My order is not processing. Why isn’t my order processing?
    We’re sorry you’re experiencing unexpected delays in your order. Here is a list of possible reasons as to why your order is not processing:
    • The billing address that is on the order does not match the billing address where the card statement is mailed to
    • Unavailable funds
    • The SSC number was missing or incorrect
    • For most credit cards, enter the three-digit number that follows your account number on the back of your card. If you have an American Express card, enter the four-digit number printed above your account number on the front of your card
    • Incorrect credit card number or expiration date
    My order says that one or more of the items I ordered are currently on backorder. What should I expect or do?
    If one or more of the items in your order is out of stock, your order will not ship until all items are available (applicable to both domestic and international orders). Once your order ships, you will receive tracking information shortly thereafter.
    Can I modify my order after I have already submitted it online?
    If you've placed an order online please make sure to review your order carefully. If you find any errors, please contact us immediately. Due to our automated system, orders are automatically submitted to our fulfillment department as soon as they are submitted online. Please understand that we will not be able to modify your order and will need to cancel the existing order and re-place a new order.
    What is your return policy?
    We will accept returns within 30 days of the original purchase only if the product was purchased directly from Otter Products. You can read more on returns here.
    How do I submit a tax exempt order?
    If you wish to place a tax exempt order, please call our B2B inside sales team at 1-855-492-6980, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Mountain time or submit your information here and an OtterBox sales representative will be in touch with your shortly. Please have your Tax Exempt Form or Federal Tax Exempt ID Number ready. It can take up to 14 days to approve new customers who wish to place a tax exempt order.

Shipping

    When I select my residential address for FedEx shipping, do I need to be home when it arrives?
    No. There is no signature required for deliveries to residential addresses. If the driver feels that it is "unsafe" to leave the package, then they will leave a note stating the options that you have for getting the package.
    I live outside the United States. What is the process for shipping internationally?
    Rates are available here. All International orders are shipped via USPS International or FedEx International. The cost of shipping is calculated automatically based on weight and location when you place your order online. You will be able to view the cost before you submit your final order. Otter Products has no control over the cost of duties and taxes that are imposed upon import to any country outside the United States and cannot be held responsible for compensation. Please note that we are obligated by law to declare the proper value on all shipments.
    I am in the military; can OtterBox ship to an APO address?
    We do ship to military addresses via FedEx SmartPost. Please allow 2 – 6 weeks for delivery.
    When can I expect to receive my order?
    OtterBox offers several shipping methods for your convenience including free shipping via FedEx SmartPost on orders over $69.95. Estimated shipping times have been provided below. Please keep in mind; these time frames include our processing period, which can take up to 72 business hours.

    Shipping Method Contiguous United States Alaska & Hawaii APO/FPO
    FedEx Smartpost 8-13 business days 15-21 business days 2-6 weeks
    FedEx Ground 4-8 business days 4-8 business days -
    FedEx 2 Day 2-5 business days 2-5 business days -
    FedEx Overnight 1-3 business days 1-3 business days -
    Will I be able to track my order? If so, how do I track it?
    Yes. Once the order has been shipped, you will receive an email with your tracking information. You can enter the tracking number at www.fedex.com/tracking. Please note, it may take 1 – 2 days after shipment for the tracking information to update.