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Introduction

Use this guide to replace a worn-out or dead battery in your Fairphone 4.

If your battery is swollen, take appropriate precautions.

Optional Tools

Parts

  1. Fairphone 4 Battery Replacement, Pry the back cover up: step 1, image 1 of 2 Fairphone 4 Battery Replacement, Pry the back cover up: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Be sure to power off your phone before you begin.

    • Insert your thumbnail, or a prying tool like a spudger, into the notch at the bottom right of the back cover.

    • Pry the back cover up to start separating its plastic clips.

  2. Fairphone 4 Battery Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 3 Fairphone 4 Battery Replacement: step 2, image 2 of 3 Fairphone 4 Battery Replacement: step 2, image 3 of 3
    • Using your thumbnail or an opening pick, slide along the right side of the phone to loosen the plastic clips.

  3. Fairphone 4 Battery Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 3 Fairphone 4 Battery Replacement: step 3, image 2 of 3 Fairphone 4 Battery Replacement: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • Slide along the bottom of the phone to loosen the plastic clips.

  4. Fairphone 4 Battery Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 3 Fairphone 4 Battery Replacement: step 4, image 2 of 3 Fairphone 4 Battery Replacement: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • Slide along the left side of the phone to loosen the plastic clips.

    • Lift the back cover to release the rest of the plastic clips and remove it.

    • To reinstall the back cover press it firmly into place until you hear a snap from the plastic clips.

  5. Fairphone 4 Battery Replacement, Lever up the Battery: step 5, image 1 of 3 Fairphone 4 Battery Replacement, Lever up the Battery: step 5, image 2 of 3 Fairphone 4 Battery Replacement, Lever up the Battery: step 5, image 3 of 3
    • Use a fingernail or a prying tool at the marked notch to lever the battery out of its recess.

    • Lift the battery out of its recess and remove it.

    • Remove the battery.

Conclusion

For optimal performance, calibrate your newly installed battery after completing this guide.

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

Take your e-waste to an R2 or e-Stewards certified recycler.

Repair didn’t go as planned? Try some basic troubleshooting, or ask our Answers community for help.

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