The 3 Basic Things You Need to Know When Replacing Your iPhone Battery
As people living in today’s world, we can all acknowledge the incredible imprint that the iPhone has been leaving on the fabric of society and culture in general.
The fact is that iPhone technology has radically changed the way in which people interact with the world around them as well as with each other.
Your iPhone is a big part of your life, so it’s justifiable that you would want to keep it at a top performance status for as long as possible. However, an issue such as the battery lifetime has gained quite the notoriety among iPhone users, with an increasingly larger number of individuals looking for advice on online forums to see how they can figure out solutions on their own.
So if you need a bit of guidance but at the same time you are not trustful of anonymous posts on the web telling you about how to disassemble your device, we put together a little guide you can consult when you decide it’s time for an iPhone battery replacement.
How to Replace an iPhone Battery on Your Own
So you’re thinking about replacing your battery? That’s a great move. And with our help, you can do it from the comfort of your own home. We’re proud to say that we have helped over 250.000 happy customers replace their own. You can definitely join the club!
The whole replacement process generally lasts between 30 minutes and an hour for someone trying it for the first time. Patience and a steady hand are a must.
But that’s something that you can definitely get a handle on, assuming that you have one of the most important parts down i.e. access to a full toolset. If you anticipate that this would be something you will struggle with, you could probably make do with:
- a screwdriver
- a spudger
- a suction cup
- some sort of tape (ideally a battery adhesive)
However, you can always use our DIY package - complete with the battery, tools, adhesive, and instructions. Or if you’re kind of a pro and you already have the tools on hand, you can get our standalone battery without a kit.
In addition to working with a full set of tools, it is also important to remember little things that if ignored can outright compromise your repair endeavour, such as dealing with small or sensitive components.
For instance, you should pay special attention to screws and their dimensions, as well as to the exact spots they are supposed to go in. Put one tiny screw in the wrong hole and you end up with a damaged device.
But perhaps the most important thing to consider is the fact that it is crucial to gain an understanding of the full process before deciding to go ahead with the battery replacement. You can do this by reading or watching our full guide.
You should also keep in mind that as with any repair job, success is not guaranteed and although only about 1 in 10.000 customers encounter a significant problem, you should still educate yourself in regards to the risks.
However, you’ll be surprised to discover how simply keeping track of your process can facilitate your work on the project by a lot.
1. Detaching the screen from the back housing
After having turned off your phone, you can use the suction cup to pull up the screen carefully. If you think that a spudger would make it easier to remove the screen, you can definitely use one.
2. Handling battery adhesives
You have to be extremely careful when you get to the part where you actually have to get past the battery adhesives to reach the battery. For the adhesive to come off easier, you can use a hairdryer to heat the back of the phone and soften it up. Once you can remove the adhesive, you can get the battery out effortlessly.
3. Setting the new battery in place
If your new battery came with adhesives of its own then it’d be best to use those. However, if that is not the case, you can use simple tape. What’s advisable to do next is to make a tiny loop with the sticky part on the outside and then place it in the same spot from which you removed the previous adhesive.
After putting your iPhone together back in one piece, you should test it out at once. And if you notice that perhaps your touchscreen is not functioning properly after re-assembling, it might just be that the connectors are not properly aligned. At this point, the only thing you could do would be to go back to the previous stages and try to re-do the processes.
Also, remember that when turning on your device after a battery change, your time and date will go back to default. And while you take the time to fix those, perhaps it might also be a good idea to check for any other inconsistencies that might have happened as a result of your repair job.
Stay focused, take it one step at a time and don’t rush through the process. Have patience with yourself, especially if it is your first attempt at replacing an iPhone battery and be willing to try again driven by the belief that if others have done it successfully, it’s only a matter of time until you will too.