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Gently pull the battery adhesive tabs away from the battery, toward the bottom of the iPhone.

To avoid tearing the adhesive strip, be careful not to pull against the battery or lower components.

Pull steadily, maintaining constant tension on the strips as they slip out from between the battery and the rear case. For best results, pull the strips at a 60º angle or less.

The strips will stretch to many times their original length. Continue pulling and re-grab the strips near the battery if necessary.

Hold down the battery with one hand as you pull, or the elastic strips may fling the battery from the phone once they're separated from the rear case.

If the adhesive breaks off underneath the battery and can't be retrieved, refer to the previous step for instructions on how to unstick the battery. See the next step for additional methods.

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