Sixth iteration of Apple iPhone, announced on September 12, 2012. Repair of this device is similar to the previous models, requiring screwdrivers and prying tools. Available as GSM or CDMA / 16, 32, or 64 GB / Black or White.

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Glue for Battery Replacement

I need to replace the battery in my iPhone 5. I know that Apple glues the battery into the body of the phone and this can be tricky to remove. However, I'm wondering if the new replacement battery needs to be glued in as well? Does the iFixit battery replacement kit come with glue or adhesive? Should any glue be added if it is not? I don't want my battery rattling around in my phone when I am done. If so what kind of glue would be recommended?

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Apple provides ample double sided tape inside the iPhone, so just remove your old battery and put new battery in. If you think you need more adheisive, then just use some double sided tape.

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I agree, what is there is plenty sticky enough. Don't try this at home, but I generally remove all the adhesive when I fix these, simply because I put the batteries in and out alot while troubleshooting/rebuilding them, and the adhesive is a pain. When you place your battery on the adhesive be sure it is snug against the mobo so as not to allow the battery to interfere with the hooking action of the back cover when you get ready to close it up. I generally plug the batteryin first then accordian the battery lead then finally put the battery into final position, last apply the hold down screw.

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Not only that. The battery doesn't come out that cleanly many times. And the glue separates from the phone body and is stringy. Simple prying the battery out and reusing the glue is not at all realistic many times. In fact, I have a phone on the bench with a rattling battery now that has to be reopened and reglued. The old adhesive is not reliable often. We need a replacement glue solution. I am thinking about adding a couple dabs of silicone.

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could we use redtape?

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Here's a video to replace which is easy because there's a pull tab!then buy another tab or use original tab which may still have adhesive. http://youtu.be/FBIxr8W7ECc

And here's new tab-http://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/151397700974

Looking at about $2.25 for new adhesive

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