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[* icon_caution] Try to keep the strips flat and unwrinkled during this procedure; wrinkled strips will stick together and break instead of pulling out cleanly.
[* icon_caution] To avoid tearing the adhesive strip, be careful not to pull against the battery or lower components.
[* black] Very slowly, pull and stretch one adhesive strip away from the battery, toward the bottom of the iPhone.
[* icon_note] Allow the strip to stretch out before pulling any harder. If you can't feel it stretching, ease up, or it will break.
[* black] Pull at as low of an angle as you can without snagging the adhesive strip on any of the components along the lower edge of the phone.
[* black] Don't press down on the battery as you pull the strip.
[* icon_note] The strip will stretch to many times its original length. Continue pulling slowly until it releases and slips out from underneath the battery.
[* icon_note] If the battery adhesive tabs break during the removal process, use your fingers or blunt tweezers to retrieve the remaining length of adhesive, and continue pulling.
[* icon_caution] If any of the adhesive strips break underneath the battery and cannot be retrieved, try to remove the remaining strips, and then '''[guide|29424|proceed as instructed below|stepid=69623]'''.