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How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Samsung Galaxy S22 or S22+

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  1. How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Samsung Galaxy S22 or S22+, Heat the camera bezel: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Apply a heated iOpener to the camera bezel on the back cover for two minutes.

    • A hair dryer or heat gun may also be used to heat the camera bezel.

  2. How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Samsung Galaxy S22 or S22+, Separate the camera bezel: step 2, image 1 of 3 How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Samsung Galaxy S22 or S22+, Separate the camera bezel: step 2, image 2 of 3 How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Samsung Galaxy S22 or S22+, Separate the camera bezel: step 2, image 3 of 3
    • Pull the camera bezel away from the back cover to separate it.

    • This motion requires significant force. Work slowly and be careful not to bend or crack the back cover.

    • If the bezel feels stuck, apply more heat and try again.

  3. How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Samsung Galaxy S22 or S22+, Remove the metal cover: step 3, image 1 of 3 How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Samsung Galaxy S22 or S22+, Remove the metal cover: step 3, image 2 of 3 How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Samsung Galaxy S22 or S22+, Remove the metal cover: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • Insert an opening pick between the camera bezel and its metal cover.

    • The metal cover is strongly adhered. If you can't insert a pick, apply heat to soften the adhesive.

    • Slide your pick between the bezel and the cover to slice the adhesive.

    • Remove the metal cover from the camera bezel.

    • Don't reuse your old cover. A bent or deformed cover will lead to an improper seal.

  4. How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Samsung Galaxy S22 or S22+, Clean the camera bezel: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Use blunt nose tweezers or your fingers to remove the remaining adhesive from the camera bezel.

  5. How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Samsung Galaxy S22 or S22+, Align the camera bezel: step 5, image 1 of 3 How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Samsung Galaxy S22 or S22+, Align the camera bezel: step 5, image 2 of 3 How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Samsung Galaxy S22 or S22+, Align the camera bezel: step 5, image 3 of 3
    • Line up the camera bezel with the back cover, making sure the arrow is pointing toward the top of the cover.

    • Lay the back cover and bezel together on a flat surface, with the inside of the cover facing upward.

  6. How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Samsung Galaxy S22 or S22+, Prepare your new adhesive: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the clear liner from your new back cover adhesive.

  7. How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Samsung Galaxy S22 or S22+, Apply your new adhesive: step 7, image 1 of 3 How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Samsung Galaxy S22 or S22+, Apply your new adhesive: step 7, image 2 of 3 How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Samsung Galaxy S22 or S22+, Apply your new adhesive: step 7, image 3 of 3
    • Be very careful during this step! The back cover adhesive is very sticky and can't be repositioned once it sticks. Misaligned adhesive can lead to an improper seal.

    • Grab your new adhesive by its pull tabs and align it over the back cover and camera bezel.

    • Place the adhesive on the back cover.

    • Use features such as the camera cutouts and perimeter notches to help align the adhesive.

    • Press firmly along the perimeter of the adhesive to adhere it.

  8. How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Samsung Galaxy S22 or S22+, Remove the liners: step 8, image 1 of 2 How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Samsung Galaxy S22 or S22+, Remove the liners: step 8, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the main adhesive liner from the back cover using the pull tabs on the top and bottom edges.

    • Remove the secondary adhesive liner from the camera bezel using the pull tab on the bottom of the bezel.

  9. How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Samsung Galaxy S22 or S22+, Prepare the metal cover: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the main liner from your new metal cover using the black pull tabs.

  10. How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Samsung Galaxy S22 or S22+, Install the metal cover: step 10, image 1 of 3 How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Samsung Galaxy S22 or S22+, Install the metal cover: step 10, image 2 of 3 How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Samsung Galaxy S22 or S22+, Install the metal cover: step 10, image 3 of 3
    • Orient the new metal cover so the white text is along the bottom of the camera bezel and the crosses are in the upper left and lower right corners.

    • Place the cover onto the camera bezel and apply pressure to adhere it.

    • Remove the secondary liner using the white pull tabs.

  11. How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Samsung Galaxy S22 or S22+, Replace the microphone adhesive: step 11, image 1 of 3 How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Samsung Galaxy S22 or S22+, Replace the microphone adhesive: step 11, image 2 of 3 How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Samsung Galaxy S22 or S22+, Replace the microphone adhesive: step 11, image 3 of 3
    • On the motherboard cover, remove the old adhesive from the microphone hole under the flash unit.

    • Remove the clear liner from the large L-shaped adhesive piece.

    • Place the square piece of adhesive over the back cover's microphone cutout under the flash unit, with the blue liner tab facing right.

    • Remove the blue liner.

  12. How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Samsung Galaxy S22 or S22+, Apply the camera foam adhesive: step 12, image 1 of 3 How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Samsung Galaxy S22 or S22+, Apply the camera foam adhesive: step 12, image 2 of 3 How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Samsung Galaxy S22 or S22+, Apply the camera foam adhesive: step 12, image 3 of 3
    • Remove the clear liner from the camera foam adhesive.

    • Orient your adhesive over the camera cutouts with the circular section toward the top.

    • Place the adhesive onto the metal cover, making sure to use the markings around the camera cutouts to align it.

    • Remove the green liner from the adhesive.

  13. How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Samsung Galaxy S22 or S22+, Apply the air vent adhesive: step 13, image 1 of 3 How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Samsung Galaxy S22 or S22+, Apply the air vent adhesive: step 13, image 2 of 3 How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Samsung Galaxy S22 or S22+, Apply the air vent adhesive: step 13, image 3 of 3
    • Remove the clear liner from the air vent adhesive.

    • Place the adhesive onto the metal cover with the fuzzy side facing upward and the blue tab toward the bottom of the cover.

    • Use the markings on the cover to align the adhesive.

    • Remove the blue tab from under the adhesive.

  14. How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Samsung Galaxy S22 or S22+, Apply the metal cover corner adhesive: step 14, image 1 of 2 How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Samsung Galaxy S22 or S22+, Apply the metal cover corner adhesive: step 14, image 2 of 2
    • If you have a Galaxy S22+, there is one additional piece of adhesive for the metal cover.

    • Remove the clear liner from the large two-piece adhesive sheet.

    • Align the adhesive over the notches in the bottom left of the metal cover.

    • Place the adhesive and apply pressure to adhere it.

    • Remove the blue liner.

  15. How to Replace the Adhesive for Your Samsung Galaxy S22 or S22+: step 15, image 1 of 1
    • Your back cover is ready to be installed.

    • Return to your phone's guide and continue reassembly.

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Where do I get the adhesive

Isaac russell - Reply

Hi Isaac! This guide was written for the back cover adhesive included in the Samsung Fix Kits. Note that only the S22 and S22+ require this guide's procedure (the S22 Ultra has a different, yet much simpler, replacement procedure). If you only need the adhesive, check other online shops for the back cover adhesive replacement.

Clay Eickemeyer -

I'm planning to get the adhesive from iFixit here, are microphone/camera foam/air vent adhesive a part of this part? Or do I need to try and find them somewhere else?

Stephen Jones - Reply

Hi Stephen! The exact part you linked to just comes with the sheet of display adhesive. This adhesive is for a repair we haven't written a guide for, but you can find a similar guide in the Galaxy S21 page. If you wish to use this guide to reassembly your S22 or S22+, you'll need the screen and battery kit. Or, if you only need the back cover adhesive to seal it up, this sheet of adhesive.

Feel free to reply here if you have any questions or if I didn't understand your question fully.

Clay Eickemeyer -

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