How To Replace Your iPhone 6’s Batteryby Xiao Zhang Web Designer
Although external battery case
can charge your iPhone 6 at any time and anywhere, a long-lasting
battery will still be your desire, as over time your iPhone 6 will lose
battery capacity that further compounds the battery life issue.
When the time comes to replace your battery – do it yourself, which is an easier and cheaper way. That’s right – the iPhone 6 might not allow you to quickly swap and change batteries but despite early myths to the contrary, in as little as 15 minutes you can remove the old battery and install a new one.
Step 1. Get an iPhone 6 battery and iPhone Repair Kit. The battery and tools are the only items you’ll likely need to buy.
Step 2. Locate the two small 5-point screws either side of the Lightning port
Step 3. Power off your iPhone and unscrew these with the provided iPhone 5-point pentalobe screwdriver
Step 4. Use the sucker to pull out the screen above the Home Button. You just need to pry open the screen enough to get a plastic pick inside.
Step 6. Lift screen section up to 90 degrees but no further. The screen is attached at the top so don’t pull it too hard.
Step 7. Locate and remove the screen mount screws. Detaching the screen is a good idea when removing the battery as it’s held in using glue and can be fiddly to work loose. Remove the screws located in the mounting plate and then remove it too.
Step 9. Remove battery connector cover. Two screws hold the battery connector cover in place. Remove these then remove the metal cover too.
Step 10. Unpick battery connector. The battery is connected to the circuitry using just one connector so use a plastic pick to disconnect it.
Step 11. Use hair dryer to warm rear casing to loosen battery glue. The iPhone 6 battery is held in place using a lot of glue and this needs to be softened up to work it loose. Use a hair dryer on the back of the case to warm the glue. Don’t use anything hotter and only warm it enough so that you can still hold the phone comfortably.
Step 12. Pry off battery by gradually using credit card or plastic pic. Use a credit card or thin pick or file to work around the lower end of the battery. Avoid the top section near the screen connectors as there are underlying connectors here. Also avoid using components for leverage. Try to keep the glue attached to the case so you can re-use it later.
Step 13. Connect new battery and fold down connector. If you weren’t able to save much glue, use thin double-sided tape to secure the new battery. The connectors need only a little force to slot into place but can be a little fiddly to take your time to line them up. The original battery connector comes folded down so you need to do the same here. Use a pick or thin metal file to push it down as shown.
Step 14. Reconnect the screen connectors and attach battery and screen metal covers. Attach the screen connectors in the reverse order, starting with the one at the very top of the case first then reattach the metal plate cover.
Step 15. Close case and install screws. Place the screen back onto the case – you need to lower it a few millimeters then slot it up into the top of the case first but be careful not to stretch the screen protectors. Go ahead and reinstall the small screws either side of the lightning port.
There you are! Of course, if you’re not confident dealing with small components or taking your pride and joy apart (remember, there’s always an element of risk involved) then when the time comes, I’d highly recommend going through Apple to get a new battery. As I’ve shown here, though, it’s actually fairly simple to do it yourself, although I for one would dearly love to see a proper removable battery in future iPhones.
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