Introduction

Learn how to take out and replace an iPhone 4 battery

Tools

No tools required.

Parts

No parts required.

  1. Before you begin, discharge your iPhone battery below 25%. A charged lithium-ion battery can catch fire and/or explode if accidentally punctured.
    • Before you begin, discharge your iPhone battery below 25%. A charged lithium-ion battery can catch fire and/or explode if accidentally punctured.

    • Power off your iPhone before beginning disassembly.

    • Your iPhone 4 rear cover may have either two #000 Phillips screws or Apple's 5-Point "Pentalobe" screws (second image). Check which screws you have, and ensure you also have the correct screwdriver in order to remove them.

    • Remove the two 3.6 mm Pentalobe or Phillips #000 screws next to the dock connector.

      • Be sure the driver is well seated when removing Pentalobe screws, they are very easy to strip.

    • During reassembly, we recommend you replace the 5-point screws with equivalent Phillips screws. Our Liberation Kit provides the tools and screws needed to replace the Pentalobe screws with Phillips screws.

  2. Push the rear panel toward the top edge of the iPhone.
    • Push the rear panel toward the top edge of the iPhone.

    • The panel will move about 2 mm.

    • Pinch the rear panel with your fingers and lift it away from the iPhone. Alternatively, use a Small Suction Cup .

    • Be careful not to damage the plastic clips attached to the rear panel.

    • If you are installing a new rear panel, be sure to remove the plastic protective sticker from the inside of the camera lens and the sticker from the large black area near the lens.

    • first step is to take off the back casing to expose the battery

    • you want to unscrew this piece using a 2.5 Phillip screw driver

    • For your last step you want to pull on the plastic tab and it should pop out

    • For your last step get your new battery and do the steps in reverse

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Perfect!. This took me more time reading the instructions than the time doing the replacement of the Li-ion battery in my iphone. This replacement would have been impossible if it had not been for the repair kit that came with the battery. The price of the battery and the repair kit together is superlatively reasonable, if not very cheap. Thank you for helping the consumer the way you are doing. I rarely take a chance to recommend a product, but when I do it is because I am 100% sure that the product is good in quality, durability, perfomance and price; and this product fulfilled my expectations, therefore, I recommend this product 100%.

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12/3/2018

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