iPhone 5 Battery Replacement
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Remove the battery from your iPhone 5
- Author: Andrew Optimus Goldberg
- Time required: 10 to 15 minutes
- Difficulty: Moderate
Bring life back to your iPhone 5 with a new battery.
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Step 1 — Battery ¶
Remove the following two screws securing the metal battery connector bracket to the logic board:
One 1.8 mm Phillips screw
One 1.6 mm Phillips screw
Step 2 ¶
Remove the metal battery connector bracket from the iPhone.
Step 3 ¶
Use a plastic opening tool to gently pry the battery connector up from its socket on the logic board.
Be very careful to only pry up on the battery connector and not the socket on the logic board. If you pry up on the logic board socket, you may break the connector entirely.
Step 4 ¶
It may be possible to remove the battery simply by pulling on the plastic pull-tab. A slow continual pull seems to work best. If this is insufficient, proceed with the prying outlined in this step.
Use the plastic opening tool to gently pry the battery up, only at the three points shown. Prying anywhere else, especially near the clear plastic pull tab, may result in damage to the logic board.
Again, do not pry too hard, and only in the locations shown; well above and below the clear plastic pull tab. Otherwise, you may deform or puncture the battery or damage the logic board.
Be careful when prying at the top of the battery. Do not insert the opening tool more than 2 mm under the battery or you risk severing the volume control cables.
Step 5 ¶
If necessary, use the exposed clear plastic pull tab to peel the battery off the adhesive securing it to the iPhone.
Remove the battery.
During reassembly, make sure the battery is seated firmly against the rear case. This will prevent any damage to other components when reinstalling the front panel assembly.