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LG G5 - Proper Battery Removal - Sprint Product Ambassadors

Sprint Product Ambassador

Hey again, everyone!

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I wanted to take a moment to help with some battery removal questions I have received from people in my discussions about the LG G5. 

Some people feel as though they are going to break the battery, or believe that the battery is inseparable from the “chin” of the device (the charging port/speaker assembly that the battery is connected to).  This is not the case; the battery is fully removable and interchangeable with another one if you have one.


Once you’ve ejected the battery from the device using the button on the lower left of the device, you are ready to remove the battery from the chin.  There is a special technique to properly removing it, so let’s go through that now.

You want to remove it left to right/right to left and not front to back/back to front.  The battery should be flat and facing you, and you need to grip the battery with one hand and grip the chin with another.  From there, you can lift up the chin from left to right/right to left to remove it from the battery.  If you attempt to pull it off the other way, you will see a bubble in your battery paper and the battery will flex slightly.


Once you’ve removed the battery, you’re ready to replace it.  Just slide it into place and snap the chin into the bottom of the battery and you’ll hear the snap.  It’s as easy as that!


Here’s a video to help provide a better visual over the images above!

As always, thank you for reading and/or watching.

Until next time!

~ Troy

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