The Samsung Galaxy s6 is a world-class smartphone and comes with a slew of features. However, even the best of smartphones can start to give battery-related problems at one point or another. To ensure the smartphone continues to run optimally, it’s important to remove the battery and replace it with a new one.
Now, if you are wondering whether it’s possible to remove the battery from Galaxy S6 or not, fortunately, the answer is yes, but it does require some wear and tear.
Regrettably, despite being known as a customer-oriented company, Samsung does not provide any means to resolve battery issues in its latest smartphone lineup easily and expects customers to go to their customer center to get all their issues resolved. However, defying tradition, here is a detailed step-by-step guide on how to remove the battery from your Galaxy s6.
Understanding the Basics First
Samsung is not alone in the boat! Pick a modern, edge-to-edge, high-performance smartphone, and I bet there’s no way you could remove and replace its battery. To some extent, that’s understandable. As companies want to offer a sleek and elegant design, they can’t afford to make the back cover detachable.
However, companies that are truly customer-driven need to provide some sort of technical documentation that enables their customers to remove and replace their smartphone’s battery with the help of essential tools.
In addition, before continuing with this troubleshooting guide, I would like to warn you of a few critical factors.
Be aware that by tempering your smartphone yourself, you are violating the terms and conditions of the Galaxy S6 and therefore voiding the product warranty. If things go wrong, Samsung’s customer service may or may not accept to repair your product, even if you have to pay for it.
Now that you understand the consequences, if you still want to remove the battery from the Galaxy S6, you will need access to some essential tools.
6 Key Tools You Need to Have
1. New Battery (Compatible 2,550mAh-rated Battery)
2. Sim Card Eject Tool
3. Spudger Tool
4. Suction Cups
5. iOpener Tool* Phillips Screwdriver
6. Guitar Picks
Step-By-Step Troubleshooting Guide to Help You Remove Battery from Galaxy S6
Follow the steps enlisted in sequence to prevent any unwanted circumstances and properly remove the battery from your Galaxy S6 smartphone.
Step 1: Remove the Sim Card
Begin by focusing on the SIM card slot (alongside the power button). You will take the SIM eject tool, press against the SIM card tray, and wait until it ejects. The SIM card tray will come loose easily, so there’s no reason to apply unnecessary force.
Step 2: Warm the iOpener
Use the microwave to heat the iOpener before using it.
To do this the right way, simply set it in the middle of a clean microwave, set it to heat for 30 seconds, and let it warm. Please note, you may have to do this multiple times during the process. When done properly, the iOpener is going to be warm (not burning hot).
Once the iOpener has been warmed up, it’s time to remove it using oven mitts. This is to ensure you don’t get burned if it’s become too hot.
Step 3: Prepare the Glass
Take the warm iOpener and set it on top of the smartphone (facedown) and let it sit for approximately 40 seconds. This will be more than enough time for the adhesive to ease up. Once that side is done, continue to work on the remaining sections until it’s completely loose.
Step 4: Use the Suction Cup
You will take the suction cup and set it on top of the glass panel (bottom half). Lift the handle and make sure it clamps to the panel. You will feel the suction as soon as it locks into place.
At this point, you can simply grab an opening tool and use it to pop open the frame. In some cases, the adhesive may remain stuck. In those situations, it’s time to use the iOpener and apply it on top of that section for another 40 seconds. You can continue to repeat this process until the lower end gently pulls apart from the smartphone.
Please note, you will want to make sure the opening tool can get between the frame and rear glass. This is when you can easily slide the tool to the bottom left corner and start gently moving it along the top half of the smartphone.
This should continue until you get to the volume button.
Step 5: Separate Rear Glass from the Midframe
Once it’s loosened, you can pull the glass panel and make sure it comes apart from the midframe.
You may have to use the opening tool as a way to remove the excess adhesive that’s being stubborn. Continue to twist the tool until the pieces are separated.
Step 6: Work on the Midframe
Now it’s time to bring out the Phillips screwdriver and remove the midframe’s screws. There will be a total of 13 screws for you to remove.
After the screws are removed, you can easily lift the midframe while pressing down on the battery. This will allow you to remove the midframe from the Samsung Galaxy s6.
Step 7: Disconnect the Battery Connector
Look for the battery connector close to the motherboard and use a spudger tool to disconnect it.
Step 8: Remove the Battery
You are now close to the finish line.
The goal is to take the opening tool and slide it between the case and battery. You will want to keep the tool flat, so the battery doesn’t break as soon as a bit of force is applied. The iOpener should help with loosening the adhesive.
Once it’s loose, you can remove the battery.
Step 9: Replace the Battery
Take the new battery and insert it into the same spot. Make sure it is facing the right direction while doing so.
Once you’re done, it’s time to follow the same steps in reverse. This will ensure the smartphone is back to how it was before the battery-related issues popped up.
Here is the YouTube video I found it helpful below: