iPhone 6 Plus Battery Replacement
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Replace the Battery in your iPhone 6 Plus.
- Author: Walter Galan
- Time estimate: 15 - 45 minutes
- Difficulty: Moderate
Use this guide to bring life back to your iPhone 6 Plus with a new battery. If your battery is swollen, take appropriate precautions.
This guide instructs you to remove the front panel assembly; this is intended to prevent damage to the display cables. If you feel comfortable supporting the display carefully while peeling the battery out of the iPhone, you can skip the display removal and go directly to the battery removal steps.
For optimal performance, after completing this guide, calibrate your newly installed battery: Charge it to 100% and keep charging it for at least two more hours. Then use your iPhone until it shuts off due to low battery. Finally, charge it uninterrupted to 100%.
You can also use this guide to replace the battery connector bracket.
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- Pentalobe Screws 1 step
- iSclack Opening Procedure 2 steps
- Front Panel Assembly 15 steps
- Battery 7 steps
Step 1 — Battery ¶
Peel back the first battery adhesive tab from the bottom right edge of the battery.
Step 2 ¶
Very slowly, pull and stretch one adhesive strip away from the battery, toward the bottom of the iPhone.
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.
Don't press down on the battery as you pull the strip.
Step 3 ¶
Peel back the second battery adhesive tab from the other side of the battery.
Again, pull and slowly stretch the adhesive tab to slide it out from between the battery and the rear case.
Continue pulling the adhesive tab until it releases completely from the battery. If it breaks, try to retrieve the remaining length and continue pulling, or proceed as instructed below.
Step 4 ¶
Peel back the final battery adhesive tab from the bottom edge of the battery.
Gently pull the battery adhesive tab upward and away from the battery, allowing the adhesive strip to slowly slide out from between the battery and the rear case.
Continue pulling until the final strip comes free from the iPhone.
If you removed all three adhesive strips successfully, skip over the next two steps.
Step 5 ¶
If any of the adhesive strips broke off and the battery remains stuck to the rear case, prepare an iOpener or use a hair dryer to heat the rear case directly behind the battery.
Step 6 ¶
Flip the iPhone back over and insert a plastic card between the left side of the battery and the rear case.
Press the card in farther to break up the adhesive behind the battery.
Thread the floss or string underneath one end of the battery and pull side to side in a sawing motion to separate the adhesive.
Step 7 ¶
Remove the battery from the iPhone.