Released on September 19, 2014, this 4.7" screen iPhone is the smaller version of the iPhone 6 Plus.

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Managed to make my battery spark/short

My battery needed replacing on my iphone 6. I ordered a new one and followed a good Youtube video on how to replace it. Anyway I got to the part where I had to remove the battery and like an idiot I used a flat bladed screw driver and tried to pry the battery away from the glue (I removed one row of glue using the tabs). Anyway a small spark (almost like when you initially light a match) came from the battery then died down, then appeared again 20 seconds later. I quickly put the phone in a sealed bag, into a metal tin and now its outside.

What I want to know is, should I attempt to carry on? I don't want it to explode and potentially hurt me, or should I just bin it (properly) and buy a new phone? Thanks for the help in advance.

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Assuming your phone hasn't entirely combusted in the bin ;>)...

Follow this guide, specifically steps 20-24 on how to remove the battery safely. There are special pull tabs for safely removing a battery. Ideally, you should install new battery adhesivewhen you re-install a new battery.

iPhone 6/6s/7 Battery Adhesive Strips Image

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Ok, thanks. I was trying to fix my screen and I hit it down because I'm a mong and the metal from the screen hit the battery, if I'm correct, there's 3 layers on the battery and I got through the last one but the spark died down, it didn't smell nice at all and I $@$* myself when I saw the spark and I put it on the wooden table and moved everything flammable away like paper, my wallet and all that. What will happen if I plug it in now? I am very curious but if it blows up I don't want my entire phone to catch flames and have to get a new one, I'm guessing I either broke the battery or shorted it big time. Poor IPhone 6

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It won't explode, it just burns and releases toxic smoke, no big deal.

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Yea...the match burning analogy makes me think he just popped the battery. Should be fine. Nothing I would recommend doing on purpose but it happens and I've certainly done it.

OK...I just did it last week. FINE! ARE YOU HAPPY?

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I've donethat on a 5. I just worked quickly to remove the battery

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