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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Clear sleeve around replacement battery. Do you remove it or leave it?

The replacement battery in my kit came with a nice, clear, very snug fitting semi rigid plastic sleeve around it. For the life of me I cannot determine if it should be left on the battery or removed. The battery will not slide out of it. Please help. This is my wife's phone and she is giving me the stink eye. I REALLY do not want to leave this thing disassembled on the kitchen table all night long. Thank you for your help with this. I could not find any reference to it in your database.

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Remove the clear sleeve around it :)

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Your going to have to explain this. Why is it there in the first place? Why do you think they spent the money to put it there just for you to remove?


You're* :)

They usually do that so batteries won't be damaged during shipping. If a battery is punctured can cause some chemical reactions that for some people is fun and for others is not. Either way it is dangerous and the extra cents are worth it :) - did I miss anything?


Very good. You take a little jibe well. Glad your here, but why remove it.


I've only been part of it a few days but have really enjoyed it!

You want to remove the plastic sleeve because we don't want to block airflow and increase battery temperature. Batteries are designed to work in certain temperatures. These batteries are designed so that information is also reported to the logic board of your iPhone and when temperature increases, the circuit can protect itself. - A+? :)


Sure, why not? By protect itself, you mean shut down?


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