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Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement

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  1. Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Prepare your Pixel for disassembly: step 1, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Prepare your Pixel for disassembly: step 1, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Prepare your Pixel for disassembly: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Let your Pixel's battery drain below 25% before starting this repair. A charged lithium‑ion battery may catch fire if damaged.

    • Unplug all cables from your phone.

    • Completely power off your phone.

    • Press the power and volume up buttons at the same time to bring up the shutdown menu.

  2. Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Mark your opening picks: step 2, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Mark your opening picks: step 2, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Mark your opening picks: step 2, image 3 of 3
    • You'll be using opening picks to separate the screen from the frame. If inserted too far, a pick can damage your device. Follow this step to mark your pick and prevent damage.

    • Measure 3 mm from the tip and mark the opening pick with a permanent marker.

    • Alternatively, tape a coin to a pick 3 mm from the tip.

  3. Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Heat the bottom edge adhesive: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Adhesive and clips secure the screen to the frame. Heating the screen softens the adhesive, making it easier to separate.

    • Heat an iOpener and lay it on the bottom edge of the screen for two minutes to soften the adhesive.

    • Alternatively, you can use a hair dryer, heat gun, or hot plate—but be careful as extreme heat can damage the screen and/or battery.

  4. Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Secure the Anti-Clamp: step 4, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Secure the Anti-Clamp: step 4, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Secure the Anti-Clamp: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • The next three steps demonstrate the Anti-Clamp, a tool we designed to make the opening procedure easier. If you aren't using the Anti-Clamp, skip down three steps for an alternate method.

    • For complete instructions on how to use the Anti-Clamp, check out this guide.

    • Pull the blue handle backwards to unlock the Anti-Clamp's arms.

    • Place your phone screen side up on an object so it will rest level between the Anti-Clamp's arms—the bottom edge should be hanging off.

    • Slide the arms over the left edge of your phone, so you have access to the bottom edge.

    • Position the suction cups as close to the center of the bottom edge as possible.

    • Squeeze the cups together to create suction.

  5. Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Twist the handle: step 5, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Twist the handle: step 5, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Twist the handle: step 5, image 3 of 3
    • Pull the handle forward to lock the arms.

    • Turn the handle clockwise one full turn (360 degrees), or until the suction cups begin to stretch.

    • As the cups stretch, make sure they stay aligned with each other. If they keep slipping, remove the Anti-Clamp and apply tape for the cups to stick to.

  6. Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 6, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 6, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 6, image 3 of 3
    • Wait one minute for a gap to form between the screen and frame.

    • If the adhesive doesn't separate, twist the handle clockwise one quarter turn and wait another minute. Apply more heat if the screen cools down.

    • Insert an opening pick into the gap.

    • Don't insert your opening pick more than 3 mm to avoid damaging the spring contacts.

    • Pull the blue handle backwards to unlock the arms and remove the Anti-Clamp using the pull tabs on the suction cups.

    • Skip the next two steps.

  7. Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Apply a suction cup: step 7, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Apply a suction cup: step 7, image 2 of 2
    • Apply a suction handle to the center of the screen's bottom edge.

  8. Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 8, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 8, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 8, image 3 of 3
    • Pull up on the suction handle with strong, steady force until a gap forms between the screen and frame.

    • If you're having trouble creating a gap, apply more heat and try again.

    • Insert an opening pick into the gap.

  9. Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Prevent damage to your phone: step 9, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Prevent damage to your phone: step 9, image 2 of 2
    • To avoid damaging your phone, don't insert your pick more than 3 mm as you separate the screen adhesive. Note the following areas:

    • The screen cable is a little less than halfway up the left edge of the phone. Be very careful here to avoid tearing the cable.

    • There are many spring contacts around the perimeter of the phone. Be very careful in these areas to avoid bending the contacts.

  10. Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Separate the bottom edge adhesive: step 10, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Separate the bottom edge adhesive: step 10, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Separate the bottom edge adhesive: step 10, image 3 of 3
    • Slide the opening pick along the bottom edge to separate the adhesive securing it.

    • Leave the pick in the bottom right corner to prevent the adhesive from resealing.

  11. Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Heat the right edge adhesive: step 11, image 1 of 1
    • Apply a heated iOpener to the right edge of the screen for two minutes.

    • Alternatively, you can use a hair dryer, heat gun, or hot plate—but be careful as extreme heat can damage the screen and/or battery.

  12. Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Separate the right edge adhesive: step 12, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Separate the right edge adhesive: step 12, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Separate the right edge adhesive: step 12, image 3 of 3
    • Insert a second opening pick under the bottom right corner of the screen.

    • Slide the new pick to the top right corner to separate the adhesive securing the screen's right edge.

    • Leave the pick in the top right corner to prevent the adhesive from resealing.

  13. Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Leave a pick in the bottom left corner: step 13, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Leave a pick in the bottom left corner: step 13, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Leave a pick in the bottom left corner: step 13, image 3 of 3
    • Insert a third opening pick under the bottom edge of the screen.

    • Slide the new pick to the bottom left corner.

    • Leave the pick in the bottom left corner to prevent the adhesive from resealing.

  14. Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Heat the left edge adhesive: step 14, image 1 of 1
    • Apply a heated iOpener to the left edge of the screen for two minutes.

    • Alternatively, you can use a hair dryer, heat gun, or hot plate—but be careful as extreme heat can damage the screen and/or battery.

  15. Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Separate the left edge adhesive: step 15, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Separate the left edge adhesive: step 15, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Separate the left edge adhesive: step 15, image 3 of 3
    • Insert a fourth opening pick under the bottom left corner of the screen.

    • Slide the new pick to the top left corner to separate the adhesive securing the screen's left edge.

    • Leave the pick in the top left corner to prevent the adhesive from resealing.

  16. Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Heat the top edge adhesive: step 16, image 1 of 1
    • Apply a heated iOpener to the top edge of the screen for two minutes.

    • Alternatively, you can use a hair dryer, heat gun, or hot plate—but be careful as extreme heat can damage the screen and/or battery.

  17. Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Separate the top edge adhesive: step 17, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Separate the top edge adhesive: step 17, image 2 of 2
    • Insert a fifth opening pick under the top edge of the screen, near the left corner.

    • Slide the opening pick to the top right corner to separate the adhesive securing the screen's top edge.

  18. Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Prop up the screen: step 18, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Prop up the screen: step 18, image 2 of 2
    • Place a small box or stack of books to the left of your phone so you can prop up the screen while disconnecting its cable.

    • Swing up the right edge of the screen like the front cover of a book.

    • If the screen feels stuck, go back around the perimeter with an opening pick to separate any remaining adhesive.

    • Prop up the screen so you can access the screen cable without straining it.

  19. Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Remove the screen cable cover: step 19, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Remove the screen cable cover: step 19, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Remove the screen cable cover: step 19, image 3 of 3
    • Use an opening tool to pry up the upper edge of the screen cable cover.

    • Remove the cover.

  20. Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Disconnect the screen: step 20, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Disconnect the screen: step 20, image 2 of 2
    • Insert the point of a spudger under the top right corner of the screen's press connector.

    • Gently pry up and disconnect the cable.

    • To reconnect a press connector, align it over its socket and gently press down on one side until it clicks into place, then press down on the other side. Don't press down in the middle. If the connector is misaligned, the pins can bend and cause permanent damage.

  21. Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Remove the screen: step 21, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Remove the screen: step 21, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the screen.

    • During reassembly:

    • If you replaced your screen, check the front-facing camera hole and the sensor cutout on your replacement screen, and remove any remaining liners.

    • Remember to reinstall the screen cable cover.

    • This is a good point to test your phone before sealing it up. Temporarily connect your screen, power on your phone, and make sure it works as expected. Before continuing with reassembly, power off your phone and disconnect the screen.

    • Follow this guide to replace your screen adhesive and install your screen.

    • If you're installing a new screen, follow this guide to calibrate the fingerprint sensor.

  22. Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Disconnect the 5G mmWave antenna: step 22, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Disconnect the 5G mmWave antenna: step 22, image 2 of 2
    • The next few steps show how to disconnect and detach the 5G mmWave antenna cable. If your phone doesn't have a 5G mmWave antenna, skip the next four steps.

    • Be very careful not to scrape off or damage any surface mounted components during this step.

    • Insert the tip of a spudger under the top edge of the 5G mmWave antenna's press connector.

    • Gently pry up and disconnect the cable.

  23. Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Heat the 5G mmWave antenna adhesive: step 23, image 1 of 1
  24. Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Separate the 5G mmWave antenna adhesive: step 24, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Separate the 5G mmWave antenna adhesive: step 24, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Separate the 5G mmWave antenna adhesive: step 24, image 3 of 3
    • Insert the flat end of a spudger between the bottom of the 5G mmWave antenna cable and the midframe, just above the press connector.

    • Twist the spudger to separate the bottom of the cable from the midframe.

  25. Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Peel up the 5G mmWave antenna: step 25, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Peel up the 5G mmWave antenna: step 25, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Peel up the 5G mmWave antenna: step 25, image 3 of 3
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    • Grip the bottom of the 5G mmWave antenna cable and gently peel it from the midframe.

    • During reassembly, press the cable back into place on the midframe to secure it with the old adhesive. If it doesn't stick, use thin, double-sided tape to secure it.

  26. Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Remove the graphite tape: step 26, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Remove the graphite tape: step 26, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Remove the graphite tape: step 26, image 3 of 3
    • A large graphite sheet must be removed and replaced to complete this repair. It connects the upper part of the battery, midframe, and the rear cameras.

    • Insert the point of a spudger under different parts of the graphite sheet and lift until you can grip the sheet with your fingers.

    • The sections of graphite sheet between the rear cameras and the battery will most likely tear. If they do, grip the broken part of the sheet and remove that section.

    • Peel up and remove the entire graphite sheet.

    • During reassembly, do not reuse the old graphite sheet. Follow this guide to replace the sheet.

  27. Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Move the USB‑C cover tape: step 27, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Move the USB‑C cover tape: step 27, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Move the USB‑C cover tape: step 27, image 3 of 3
    • Use the tip of a spudger to gently lift the plastic shim that runs along the top of the USB-C port cover.

    • Remove the shim and set it aside or move it out of the way so you can access the USB-C port cover screws.

  28. Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Reassembly information: step 28, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Reassembly information: step 28, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Reassembly information: step 28, image 3 of 3
    • During reassembly, follow this step to replace the plastic shim that runs across the bottom of the midframe and loudspeaker. If you don't have a replacement, press the old one back into place.

    • Remove the larger rectangular liner from the shim.

    • Place the shim so the smaller piece of foam lines up with the bottom of the USB-C port cover.

    • Use the flat end of a spudger to firmly press down along the whole shim to secure it.

    • Remove the remaining liner.

  29. Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Remove the USB‑C port cover: step 29, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Remove the USB‑C port cover: step 29, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Remove the USB‑C port cover: step 29, image 3 of 3
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    • Throughout this repair, keep track of each screw and make sure it goes back exactly where it came from.

    • While the Pixel 8 Pro uses Torx Plus screws, standard Torx bits will also work. Make sure to apply constant, downward force to prevent stripping.

    • Use a T3 Torx screwdriver to remove the two 5 mm‑long 3IP Torx Plus screws securing the USB‑C port cover.

    • Remove the cover.

  30. Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Unfasten the midframe: step 30, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Unfasten the midframe: step 30, image 2 of 2
    • Use a T3 Torx screwdriver to remove the seven 5 mm‑long 3IP Torx Plus screws securing the midframe.

  31. Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Remove the midframe: step 31, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Remove the midframe: step 31, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Remove the midframe: step 31, image 3 of 3
    • Remove the midframe.

    • During reassembly check the condition of the thermal pad. If it's damaged, remove the pad, clean the area with high-concentration (greater than 90%) isopropyl alcohol and a microfiber or lint-free cloth, and apply a new thermal pad.

  32. Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Disconnect the battery: step 32, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Disconnect the battery: step 32, image 2 of 2
    • Use the point of a spudger to pry up and disconnect the battery cable press connector.

  33. Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Heat the battery adhesive: step 33, image 1 of 1
    • Adhesive secures the top and bottom edges of the battery to the frame. Heating the back cover softens the adhesive, making it easier to separate.

    • Carefully flip your phone over and lay it down on your workspace.

    • Use a hairdryer or heat gun to heat the left side of the back cover, near the top and bottom edges of the battery. It should be slightly too hot to touch.

    • Be careful not to heat the phone hotter than this—the battery is susceptible to heat damage.

  34. Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Apply isopropyl alcohol: step 34, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Apply isopropyl alcohol: step 34, image 2 of 2
    • Flip your phone back over and lay it on your workspace.

    • Apply a few drops of highly-concentrated isopropyl alcohol along the right edge of the battery.

    • Tilt your phone to help the alcohol flow towards the adhesive on the top and bottom edges of the battery.

    • Wait one minute to allow the alcohol to dissolve the adhesive.

  35. Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 35, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 35, image 2 of 2
    • Insert the flat side of an opening pick between the right edge of the battery and frame.

  36. Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Separate the battery adhesive: step 36, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Separate the battery adhesive: step 36, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Separate the battery adhesive: step 36, image 3 of 3
    • Don't crease or bend the battery—it can leak dangerous chemicals and/or catch fire.

    • The adhesive securing the battery is very strong. Separating it requires time and constant pressure. It will most likely take multiple rounds of heat and isopropyl alcohol.

    • Firmly secure your phone with one hand.

    • With your free hand, pry the battery up with the pick. Maintain constant pressure on the pick until the battery separates from the frame.

    • If after two minutes of constant pressure the battery doesn't budge, apply more heat and isopropyl alcohol and try again.

  37. Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Remove the battery: step 37, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Remove the battery: step 37, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 8 Pro Battery Replacement, Remove the battery: step 37, image 3 of 3
    • Use the opening pick to lift the battery and separate the remaining adhesive.

    • Remove the battery.

    • During reassembly, follow this guide to remove the old adhesive and install your battery.

Conclusion

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

Calibrate your newly installed battery after completing this guide.

To run a diagnostics test with the built-in Pixel Diagnostic tool, click here.

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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