Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S series smartphones have almost always had removable batteries. You just needed to pop open the plastic back cover and replace the battery pack with another one. It was that easy. Now that Samsung has gone with a metal and glass unibody build for the Galaxy S6 it had to make the battery non-removable so that the device could be thinner. This irks people who always liked the Galaxy S series for its removable batteries. Even though Samsung has highlighted the process for removing the Galaxy S6’s battery, an iFixit teardown of the new flagship shows its as complicated a process as any.


It goes without saying that you should not even try doing this at home. Not only will it end up voiding the warranty but you might cause irreparable damage to the device if you have absolutely no experience of tinkering with a device’s innards.

Removing the battery first requires heating up the battery door with a heat gun. This will soften up the strong adhesive that’s used to stick the cover to the frame. After the rear housing is exposed there are 13 screws which needs to be removed

Then it’s time to use the heat gun again to pry the LCD assembly from the frame. Only then can you actually remove the battery.

If you’ve have never cracked open a device like this before chances are you won’t be able to easily swap out the battery. Then again you won’t really need to unless the battery pack completely dies and needs to be replaced.

Its not like this process can be done on the go to swap out a battery that’s discharged with a fully charged one.

Filed in Cellphones. Read more about and . Source: ifixit

  • 2560x1440
  • Super AMOLED
  • 576 PPI
16 MP
  • f/1.9 Aperture
  • OIS
2550 mAh
  • Non-Removable
  • Wireless Charging
  • Exynos 7420
  • None
~$220 - Amazon
138 g
Launched in
Storage (GB)
  • 32
  • 64
  • 128
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