Introduction

Replacing the battery in your Fairphone 2 is easy and requires no tools.

Tools

No tools required.

Parts

Just peel off the back cover by starting at one of the corners and work your way around. Take off the back cover.
  • Just peel off the back cover by starting at one of the corners and work your way around.

  • Take off the back cover.

My cover is broken - the rubber is lifting from the hard plastic. What can I do? Where can I purchase replacement cases? Perhaps the iFixit app could affiliate with the parts suppliers and host a link for when parts go missing or broken.

Osh Gates - Reply

Thanks for the hint. We added a link to the spare part directly from Fairphone (also for all the other guides and parts). Be aware that Fairphone only ships to European continental countries as stated on their page: https://support.fairphone.com/hc/en-us/a...

Tobias Isakeit -

It wasn’t obvious that the outer rim of the cover alaso need to be unclipped after the back cover was removed.

Once I did that, everything was easier.

Stephen Morton - Reply

It wasn’t obvious that the outer rim of the case also needed to be removed. Once I worked this out, everything was much easier.

Stephen Morton - Reply

I am with Stephen Morton. I didn’t understand that there was an independent rim, but once I saw Stephen’s comment, it was quite easy. I think you should add this as a stage in this process.

M ichael Cross - Reply

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Push the battery toward the top of the phone. Pull the battery out away from the phone. Pull the battery out away from the phone.
  • Push the battery toward the top of the phone.

  • Pull the battery out away from the phone.

It isn't necessary to remove the rim if all you are doing is changing the battery. That becomes necessary if you are to proceed farther into the phone.

It might be good to begin by saying switch the phone off. The Fairphone is for everybody and most will have no experience of disassembling electronic devices.

Jim Kinnibrugh - Reply

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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It's not necessary to remove the rim unless you are to do more than just replace the battery.

It would be good to start by saying, “Switch off the phone,” as most owners won't be accustomed to disassembling electronic devices.

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