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Introduction

Use this guide to remove or replace the battery in your Samsung Galaxy S5.

If your battery is swollen, take appropriate precautions.

Tools

No tools specified.

  1. Insert a fingernail or plastic opening tool into the divot to the left of the rear-facing camera. Gently pry and twist the flexible rear cover off the back of the phone. Gently pry and twist the flexible rear cover off the back of the phone.
    • Insert a fingernail or plastic opening tool into the divot to the left of the rear-facing camera.

    • Gently pry and twist the flexible rear cover off the back of the phone.

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  3. Insert a fingernail or plastic opening tool into the recess in the bottom right corner of the battery and lift upward. Remove the battery away from the phone. Remove the battery away from the phone.
    • Insert a fingernail or plastic opening tool into the recess in the bottom right corner of the battery and lift upward.

    • Remove the battery away from the phone.

    The battery will need to be charged after it is placed in the phone. No one told me that and I bought a battery and thought it was bad. Keep the phone off and insert the charger. You will need to charge it for several hours before you can use the phone.

    Diane Schumacher - Reply

    hi there my grandson has a samsung galaxy s5 phone and it wont turn on and the screen is cracked what shall i do email me on cnngawaka@yahoo.com thanks charmaine ill wait for your replay

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Conclusion

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

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This is too complicated :(

Jaydon - Reply

Extremely easy

taesusman - Reply

I replaced the battery in my phone because it drained fast, and drained completely in any temp below 50, I put the new battery In but when I try to turn it on the farthest I get is the screen that says "Samsung galaxy s5" help?

mw - Reply

Do I also need to remove the sim card? Or can I just put a new battery in?

nancysapone - Reply

Thanks am replacing glass as well...easy to get the battery and sim out.

rob taylor - Reply

Wow, the photo was very helpful. I couldn't see how to get in the back - but the explicit instructions with the photo really helped. :)J

janita_jk - Reply

I didn’t need any tutorial to replace the battery of the Galaxy S5 and all you need is your finger and nails to remove the back cover which is designed to be removable.

On the other hand to replace the battery of the iphone X we need to apply heat and use several specific tools to be able to remove the cover and access the battery after several steps that will remove the waterproof seal and the warranty.

Yet the iphone X has a 6/10 for reparability vs a 5/10 for the GS5…

Sam Coss - Reply

Battery replacements are very important, but the repairability score is for the entire device—not just a single component.

Jeff Suovanen -

Can it work without a backcover but with a battery?

Suhaima - Reply

I got this when my galaxy tab A6 was charging. It was the⚠️ showing on my battery so I unplugged and plugged it in again and it worked! Do that guys!

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