12-27-2013 12:24 PM
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  1. Lordrill's Avatar
    Thanks god it got off after trying for 2 weeks! It was that easy just take some tape to a conert and rip it out no problem! Finely!
    05-15-2013 11:14 AM
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    05-15-2013 11:18 AM
  3. Dreamliner330's Avatar
    I don't understand why people want to remove this sticker so

    If you notice, there's a hole in the center of it so it isn't actually covering the area of the lens, so plastic shouldn't be in the way of a good picture
    I can only imagine the people over at Samsung..."These guys want to know what to do with the plastic on the lens"
    05-15-2013 11:54 AM
  4. Thomas Ebdrup's Avatar
    Thanks for creating this thread :-)

    I also was looking at the back of the phone and was wondering how fast the camera lens looked dirty... and so I found this thread and now it all makes sense ;o)

    Have a great weekend
    msndrstood likes this.
    05-17-2013 06:10 AM
  5. ljredeye's Avatar
    I leave mine in since it doesn't obscure the lens.

    Posted via Android Central App
    05-18-2013 12:26 AM
  6. nocash000's Avatar
    I was definitely having trouble focusing on close ups. After removing this sticker the problem was resolved.
    05-26-2013 07:26 PM
  7. eyecon82's Avatar
    I was definitely having trouble focusing on close ups. After removing this sticker the problem was resolved.
    All of my pictures come crisp and clear with the lens sticker on.
    horangeh likes this.
    05-26-2013 07:32 PM
  8. hop2000's Avatar
    Glad I found this thread after doing a search. I've had my S4 for three days now and just rubbed my finger across the back of the lens this morning. Noticed it was already scratched and had some dust under it. I said to myself, what is this cheap looking crap? Came off easily with the battery cover off. I figured it was a protective piece, but it was hard to tell and didn't want to start tearing at my brand new phone.
    05-28-2013 07:42 AM
  9. garublador's Avatar
    I see two possible outcomes. Either it's covering up something important or it isn't. If it isn't, then there's no problem removing it. If it is then your picture quality will quickly degrade as the plastic gets scratched up. So there's no reason to keep it on and a possible reason to remove it.
    05-28-2013 09:21 AM
  10. cessperience's Avatar
    I just removed mine using my fingernail in a few seconds. Quality of picture I think is better. At first look there won't be much difference but looking closely there is. You can see the details more or it's not clouded like they mentioned.
    thevumeister likes this.
    05-28-2013 11:39 PM
  11. Benjamin Boucham's Avatar
    I thought my camera was all ready scratched , i only cought it just 5 minutes ago , but which is better with or without the plastic ?
    05-29-2013 08:59 AM
  12. ewyatt1's Avatar
    I don't get it! How can some say they get better (closeup) pics with the protective film removed when the actual camera lens uses the hole (doughnut hole around the plastic) to take the pic? Yes, I saw some sample pics, but..... fishy??
    horangeh likes this.
    06-03-2013 01:22 PM
  13. chris2k5's Avatar
    First try with my fingernail and it came right off...

    LOL @ people spending 234023084109 hours trying to get it off!
    06-06-2013 01:15 PM
  14. Glich's Avatar
    Thank you you just saved me mailing in my phone I ha a ring of white dust around lense (was't harming photos) i called samsung and they said it was defecetive and i was going to have to mail it in. it was the on the now removed sticker.
    06-07-2013 02:35 PM
  15. dolts007's Avatar
    Would this effect picture quality at all? I took some last night of the sun set and wasn't very impressed.
    next tiime you do a sunset shot, try and change the white balance to cloudy as it retains the warm colours. I do that with my DSLR rather than rely on the Auto WB.
    horangeh likes this.
    06-09-2013 03:59 AM
  16. Max Pascoe's Avatar

    I know how u feel! My Gs4 makes a popping when I put my finger over it - I have dust and other small hairs from
    Leaving it on the table, I am so annoyed about this, also my lens looks rather scratched I might need to replace it.
    06-11-2013 02:14 AM
  17. SlickSpur's Avatar
    Back cover removal let me get the plastic off first try. I'm sure if I left it on I would have ran into the same problems a lot of you did. Great tip!
    06-19-2013 06:43 AM
  18. jimbo1mcm's Avatar
    Thanks again to OP. Cover off, fingernails, 5 seconds, gone.
    06-20-2013 02:27 AM
  19. Joeysmummy's Avatar
    Just to clarify that we are all talking about the same thing, this is a piece of plastic film put on to protect the camera lens during storage and shipping. Do not try and remove the lens cover which I think is glass.

    Posted via Android Central App
    06-20-2013 11:13 AM
  20. ashleystone's Avatar
    I leave mine too...since the light is supposed to enter via the central hole..quality of pic probably won't be affected.
    I'll just leave it as a kind of protection... peel it off when i can't bear with it..
    06-20-2013 11:33 AM
  21. whbonney's Avatar
    Got my S4 yesterday,,,was in my pocket most of the day yesterday and today while I was out looking some accessories for the phone.. Was going to take a pic and noticed a lot of lint under the plastic around the lens, with one piece long enough to be directly in the path of the lens....was pretty pissed until I got home and found this thread... for those who want to leave it on, just remember that you will get a build up(mine was in 1 day) under that piece of plastic and u may suddenly say, hey, that would make a great looking pic, take your phone out, shoot some shots, go to look at the pics and find that one long piece of hair, lint or whatever is stuck under that piece of plastic and extending out over the actual camera lens has ruined your perfect shot....just saying....lol,,,oh, and it took me about 10 seconds to remove it. I just probed along the edge until I found a part of the plastic hanging over a bit farther...came right off.
    06-22-2013 01:25 PM
  22. Stu Reekie's Avatar
    I just took my S4 to an AT&T service center for this very issue. They removed the plastic and confirmed that is was only for protection during shipping. All is now well.
    06-24-2013 01:10 PM
  23. TreeSpooner's Avatar
    Stupid question, but how can I tell if there is plastic on mine? I'm scared to start digging my nails in there if there isn't. It just feels smooth to me.

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using AC Forums mobile app
    06-24-2013 01:34 PM
  24. Invisobel's Avatar
    I noticed mine when I touched it and it "crackled" like hard plastic. You should be able to see it if you leave a fingerprint on the camera. It should look like glass in the center and less defined on the plastic cover.
    06-25-2013 01:01 AM
  25. Racmanaz64's Avatar
    Can you leave the lens covering on for normal use and just remove it when taking pictures?
    07-04-2013 03:59 PM
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