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Changes to Google Pixel 2 XL Battery Replacement Introduction

Edit by Adam O'Camb

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The battery provides internal energy for the phone. This guide will show you how to remove a defective battery without damaging other components. Before beginning please make sure you have all the necessary tools listed below which are required to complete this replacement effectively. We also advise you to be extra cautious while using the suction handle and the spudger when opening the phone up.
Use this guide to replace the worn-out battery in your Google Pixel 2 XL.
'''Before disassembling your phone, discharge the battery below 25%.'''  A charged lithium-ion battery can catch fire and/or explode if accidentally punctured.
If your battery is swollen, [[What to do with a swollen battery|take appropriate precautions|new_window=true]]. Do not heat your phone. If needed, you can use a dropper or syringe to inject isopropyl alcohol (90+%) around the edges of the back cover to weaken the adhesive. Swollen batteries can be very dangerous, so wear eye protection and exercise due caution, or take it to a professional if you’re not sure how to proceed.
Time Required Min
30 minutes
1 hour
Time Required Max
1 hour
2 hours
To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.
Compare your new replacement part to the original part—you may need to transfer remaining components or remove adhesive backings from the new part before installing.
'''To reassemble your device, follow the above steps in reverse order.'''
Take your e-waste to an [[E-Waste|R2 or e-Stewards certified recycler|new_window=true]].
Repair didn’t go as planned? Check out our [|Answers community] for troubleshooting help.
Replacing a dying battery that is not suppling power or is draining too quickly.
Replace a dead or worn-out battery in a Google Pixel 2 XL.

Guide Prerequisites


  • iFixit Opening Picks (Set of 6) x1 added.
  • Tweezers x1 added.
  • iOpener x1 added.
  • Phillips #00 Screwdriver x1 added.
  • JIS #000 Screwdriver x1 removed.


  • Google Pixel 2 XL Display Adhesive x1 added.


  • Markup Mishap removed.
  • Missing Details removed.