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Introduction

If your phone is running slow or looses charge very quickly, your battery might be the reason and it may be time for a replacement. This guide will instruct you on replacing the battery of your Sony Xperia XZ2.

Before removing the battery, you will have to remove the front screen. You will need a spudger and a Phillips #00 screwdriver head.

  1. Weaken the glue that is keeping the screen in place by heating up the edges of the phone with a hair dryer or heat gun. The phone gets very hot and can hurt the user handling it. The phone gets very hot and can hurt the user handling it.
    • Weaken the glue that is keeping the screen in place by heating up the edges of the phone with a hair dryer or heat gun.

    • The phone gets very hot and can hurt the user handling it.

  2. Scrape all the glue from the inside edges by inserting opening picks into the bottom edge of the phone and working your way around the edges. If the glue hardens and becomes difficult to move the plastic around the edges, reheat the phone. If the glue hardens and becomes difficult to move the plastic around the edges, reheat the phone.
    • Scrape all the glue from the inside edges by inserting opening picks into the bottom edge of the phone and working your way around the edges.

    • If the glue hardens and becomes difficult to move the plastic around the edges, reheat the phone.

  3. Pry open the phone by inserting an opening pick under one of the edges and removing the screen. The screen is still attached by a connector, so do not pull the pieces apart.
    • Pry open the phone by inserting an opening pick under one of the edges and removing the screen.

    • The screen is still attached by a connector, so do not pull the pieces apart.

  4. Remove the bracket covering the connector by grabbing one side of the bracket with angled tweezers and gently pulling it off.
    • Remove the bracket covering the connector by grabbing one side of the bracket with angled tweezers and gently pulling it off.

  5. Gently remove the connector by using a spudger to pop it off.
    • Gently remove the connector by using a spudger to pop it off.

  6. Take out the twelve 3.5mm screws using the Phillips #00 screwdriver.
    • Take out the twelve 3.5mm screws using the Phillips #00 screwdriver.

    • Remove the one 3 mm Phillips #00 screws.

    • Remove the two 1mm Phillips #00 screws.

    • Fifteen screws should be removed in total in this step. (Not all the screws are visible in the picture.)

  7. Lift the metal screen shield out of the phone.
    • Lift the metal screen shield out of the phone.

  8. Use the spudger to pry up the battery flex connector to pop the battery out. Use the spudger to pry up the battery flex connector to pop the battery out. Use the spudger to pry up the battery flex connector to pop the battery out.
    • Use the spudger to pry up the battery flex connector to pop the battery out.

  9. Lift the battery out of the phone.
    • Lift the battery out of the phone.

Conclusion

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

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