1. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Looks like clear tape over the camera but the camera is taking fine pictures.

    Should this clear tape be removed and does it peel right off easy?
    10-31-2014 11:36 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    If there's a plastic film that was meant to be removed, it should be pretty easy. And yes, you should remove any protective plastic film. Your photos will come out even better!
    10-31-2014 11:42 AM
  3. SpookDroid's Avatar
    There is one, it doesn't affect picture taking like it did with an older model (can't remember if it was the S4 or the Note 3), it is NOT so easy to take off as you need one of the edges to be lifted, you don't need it removed but I suggest you do because eventually it'll wear out, you'll get dust in there and that might even scratch your glass if a big enough grain gets stuck and then you rub that onto your lens cover. Plus, over time, the edges will lift up and it'll just look bad.
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    10-31-2014 11:43 AM
  4. Almeuit's Avatar
    There is - I removed it.
    10-31-2014 11:44 AM
  5. mhunter6378's Avatar
    Looks like clear tape over the camera but the camera is taking fine pictures.

    Should this clear tape be removed and does it peel right off easy?
    Yes there is a clear protective film on the camera lens for packing and shipping. It has a hole in the center of it that lines up pretty well with the actual lens. You can remove it. The easiest way is to stick a small piece of scotch tape to it and lift it off.
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    10-31-2014 11:44 AM
  6. deepseadiver's Avatar
    Did anyone have the plastic on the Verizon model?

    For the life of me I can't see one there. I don't want to ruin the lens by picking at it or leave a residue using the tape method.
    10-31-2014 12:16 PM
  7. GPtimes2's Avatar
    Did anyone have the plastic on the Verizon model?
    For the life of me I can't see one there. I don't want to ruin the lens by picking at it or leave a residue using the tape method
    Mine is the Verizon version made in china and it had the plastic on the front screen but not the camera or home button. Hope this helps.
    deepseadiver likes this.
    10-31-2014 12:22 PM
  8. deepseadiver's Avatar
    That matches mine. Thanks for confirming!
    10-31-2014 12:23 PM
  9. GPtimes2's Avatar
    That matches mine. Thanks for confirming!
    Ya, with all the others claiming it was there, I had to pick at it a little before I could convince myself it wasn't. But now (after that), I'am sure it's not.
    10-31-2014 12:33 PM
  10. alik4041's Avatar
    I've kept mine on simply because the pictures are already so clear. Even with a case, I can definitely see it getting scratched.
    10-31-2014 12:44 PM
  11. 15vailo50's Avatar
    I never even noticed...thanks guys!

    Note 4
    10-31-2014 02:19 PM
  12. husker619's Avatar
    My Verizon phone did not have one on the camera
    lv2bsilly likes this.
    10-31-2014 03:41 PM
  13. turtlebear's Avatar
    I have the Verizon note and I'm convinced it didn't come with a lens cover.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    lv2bsilly likes this.
    10-31-2014 03:41 PM
  14. lv2bsilly's Avatar
    I dont see one and my sis just picked one up and I dont see it on hers either.
    10-31-2014 04:26 PM
  15. honey_bee_33's Avatar
    I removed mine! No big deal for me.

    girls love tech too
    10-31-2014 04:36 PM
  16. Statastic's Avatar
    I have a Verizon Note 4 and mine came with the plastic over the camera lens.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-31-2014 06:57 PM
  17. ansa82's Avatar
    Did anyone have the plastic on the Verizon model?

    For the life of me I can't see one there. I don't want to ruin the lens by picking at it or leave a residue using the tape method.
    Yes I did. I used the tape method, came right off

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-31-2014 10:47 PM
  18. anon6002755's Avatar
    Did anyone have the plastic on the Verizon model?

    For the life of me I can't see one there. I don't want to ruin the lens by picking at it or leave a residue using the tape method.
    Yup. Had it on the SO's Note 4 on verizon.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-31-2014 10:49 PM
  19. AlusionL's Avatar
    No need to take it off.

    The tape has a circular cut out for lens, so its just protecting the camera glass and not covering the actual lens.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-31-2014 11:11 PM
  20. Dankees's Avatar
    Mine is the Verizon version made in china and it had the plastic on the front screen but not the camera or home button. Hope this helps.
    Yeah, mine had plastic on the front. I left it there.
    10-31-2014 11:31 PM
  21. dj2big's Avatar
    It's there I can't get it off
    bembol likes this.
    11-01-2014 03:06 AM
  22. damule6666's Avatar
    Verizon, made in China.

    Film on front, and over camera lense. Nothing on home button. And the film on the back wrapped around all 4 sides protecting the metal frame.

    Carved in place by my Note 4.
    11-02-2014 01:52 AM
  23. tivoboy's Avatar
    I just found this, actually saw a thread a couple weeks ago that said "remove the plastic" to some guy who wasn't getting good images. My images were FINE, but then I noticed the little plastic thing and took it off.
    there actually WAS NOT any center hole to allow the camera to work normally, it was just shooting through the plastic and didn't really seem to affect quality at all.. ah well, it would have gotten grungy over time.
    11-10-2014 06:14 PM
  24. bembol's Avatar
    It's there I can't get it off
    This was brought up last year with the Note 3. I'm leaving it on this time as it acts as a protector. LOL

    Use painters masking tape.

    Sent from my SM-N910W8 using Tapatalk
    11-10-2014 06:43 PM

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