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[* black] Flip the iPhone back over and insert a plastic card between the case side of the battery and the rear case.
[* black] Do not pry against the logic board or you may damage the phone.
[* icon_caution] Be careful to keep the card as flat as possible to avoid bending the battery, which may damage it and cause it to release dangerous chemicals.
[* black] Press the card in farther to break up the adhesive behind the battery.
[* icon_note] A piece of dental floss may be used to work between the battery and adhesive strip. A stronger alternative to dental floss, which may break, is an unwound guitar string, such as a 0.009 E string from a 12-string set. Thread around upper battery corners, bring ends together, wrap around a folded cloth, and pull evenly.