How to properly seal the Catalyst Waterproof case shut

The Catalyst Waterproof case offers extra protection against water, dust, and drops for your iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. Despite its level of protection, it's actually a fairly simple matter to get your iPhone into the case and seal it up properly.

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How to properly seal the Catalyst waterproof case shut

  1. Pull back the Lightning port cover on the bottom of the Catalyst case.
  2. Push up on the access tab using a coin or your finger to loosen the back cover of the case.

    Pull back Lightning port cover, push up access tab

  3. Pull up on the access tab to remove the rest of the back cover from the case. You can set the back cover aside for a moment.
  4. Place your iPhone into the front part of the case, making sure that your iPhone's display touches the protective panel of the case. Be sure to firmly press your phone into the case.

    Pull up on access tab, place iPhone into case

  5. Put the back cover back onto the Catalyst case, starting from the top and working your way down around both sides, then the bottom. Be careful to firmly press the back cover back into place, and watch out to make sure the silicone gasket does not move from its position.
  6. Push firmly on the edges of the back cover once again to ensure a full seal.

    Replace back cover, push firmly again to ensure seal

  7. Firmly push the Lightning port cover back into its proper position.

    Push Lightning port cover back into place

Your Catalyst case should now be sealed with your iPhone snuggly sitting inside.

What you'll need

You'll, of course, need the Catalyst Waterproof Case, which is available for iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR.

For iPhone XS

Catalyst Waterproof Case for iPhone XS

Keep your iPhone safe from water and most drops.

Catalyst's excellent case keeps water away from your iPhone, and will save it from most drops. It does this without adding much additional size or weight.

The Catalyst Waterproof case offers solid protection against water and dust, as well as drops of up to 6.6 feet. Despite its protective nature, it adds very little in the way of size or weight, and it's built to still allow clear calls and audio playback, with little audio quality loss.

For iPhone XS Max

Catalyst Waterproof Case for iPhone XS Max

Keep your massive iPhone safe from drops, dust, and water.

Catalyst's excellent case keeps water away from your iPhone, and will save it from most drops. It does this without adding a lot of additional size or weight.

The Catalyst Waterproof case offers solid protection against water and dust, as well as drops of up to 6.6 feet. Despite its protective nature, it adds very little in the way of size or weight, which is particularly important for the large iPhone XS Max. It's also built to allow clear calls and audio playback, with little audio quality loss despite the protection it offers.

For iPhone XR

Catalyst Waterproof Case for iPhone XR

Keep your colorful iPhone safe from water, dust, and drops.

Catalyst's excellent case keeps water away from your iPhone, and will save it from most drops. It does this without adding a lot of additional size or weight.

Catalyst's waterproof case offers great protection against water, dust, and drops of up to 6.6 feet. It adds little size or weight to your phone despite its solid construction, and it's even built so that calls and audio still come through, thanks to the design of its speaker membranes.

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