Samsung’s new unibody design introduced last week at the Mobile World Congress along with the premiere of the fervently-awaited Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge has seemed to put an end to the removable back body case. This new approach to design depriving the Galaxy series of two most beloved features: removable battery and a microSD card support for sure disappointed many Galaxy enthusiasts. But apparently there’s an alternative for all those of you who put off purchasing the new Galaxy S6 simply discouraged by its sealed body. According to the smartphone’s manual it is possible to get inside the handset and replace its battery.
How to replace a battery in Galaxy S6
Just like in the case of other currently available smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and presumably the Galaxy S6 Edge can be repaired if its battery stop working. However, the manufacturer apparently doesn’t want the phone’s users to do fixing by themselves by making the access to the battery a bit complicated. Nevertheless, if you’re brave enough to resign from the professional service and try to change the battery unit on your own, Samsung delivers instruction on how to open the solidly sealed body of the phone in order to replace the battery.
Although probably not as easy as in the case of the Galaxy S5, the S6’s back panel is still technically removable if you follow the manufacturer’s instructions presented on the page 138 of the handset’s user manual.
In order to remove the handset back cover, you will need to remove the SIM card tray from the handset firstly. Then you can safely put off the glass back panel out of the frame. Next up, loosen and remove the screws lining the perimeter of the device and remove the circuit board. Finally, disconnect the battery connector and remove the battery. Easy as a piece of cake, isn’t it?
As you’ve probably already noticed, removing the Galaxy S6’s battery is a really tricky task requiring a lot of time, careful work and patience. And even the images supporting the instructions aren’t able to make the task a bit easier. No wonder then that the phone maker strongly advises to visit an authorized repair agent or your service provider, warning you that if you start to tinker with the phone you will breach the warranty conditions. What means that no damage will be covered by the company.
Being aware of the risk connected with the battery removal on Galaxy S6, will you dare to change it on your own?
source: Galaxy S6 Manual