How to replace your iPhone 5’s battery [Video]

ifixit-iphone-5-battery-replacementFolks at iFixit, the teardown experts, have published a video that gives an overview on how to replace iPhone 5’s battery. This can be handy if you’re not under warranty, or need to replace your battery urgently.

To replace your iPhone 5’s battery, you’d need a special set of tools using which you can disassemble your iPhone. These include a screw driver, a suction cup, a plastic opening tool, and of course a replacement battery. You can buy a replacement battery from iFixit for $29.95, while the other tools come as a part of iFixit’s Pro Tech Toolkit, which normally costs $100 but is on sale for $69.95 as part of the Liberation Week sale that ends tomorrow.

You start off by removing the screws next to the Lightning connector, and then use the suction cup to remove the display assembly. Once you’re in, you’ll have to disconnect several cables that hold various parts together, and finally separate the battery from the adhesive that holds it in place.

Here’s the video:

For the step-by-step instructions, head over to iFixit.

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  • Pacomacman

    I don’t believe for one minute an iPhone 5 battery would die this soon after release. My iPhone 1 and iPad 1 batteries are still going strong after being used on a daily basis. These guys are making a killing on the tools. It wouldn’t be too much more expensive to have Apple replace the battery for you.

    • iPhoneHacks

      Yeah, that’s true. You may not need it so soon. But the video gives a nice overview of how it is done. It’s fun to do such things on your own.

      • Fadzly

        yup. My batery died 2 weeks ago due to water splash. Need a replacement. Warranty still available but the water detector sticker turns red.

  • technologyset

    Thanks for this info, is very good

  • Mattaeusball

    Don’t do this ever!!!!! I followed this step by step and when it came to removing the battery, the plastic tool accidentally damaged the battery. These thing are really stuck down. As a result the battery burst into flames leaving me with 2nd degree burns an a fried iPhone.
    It might have been a good idea to mention how dangerous this job and be.

    • f1ght3r

      I also accidentally pierced the battery with a screwdriver while attempting to remove from back. The battery was beginning to smoke but i quickly blew it out.

  • George

    No problem whatsoever, took 20min to replace. My battery died a month after the warranty ended. Where I live via Apple Care it would have cost over 120€ !!!