After two years with the iPhone 6m it started dying quickly and unpredictably. Instead of buying a new phone, I thought it would be a good idea to swap out the battery. The goal is to get another year out of the phone.
The repair went fine. I was nervous going into it, but it turned out to be slightly easier than I thought. The hardest part was pulling the adhesive strips from underneath the battery. I tore the first one (on the right side) but the hair dryer trick worked fine to get it out. The screwdrivers that came with the battery were great. Being magnetic was invaluable since the screws in incredibly tiny.
The only thing that left me nervous was the cable from the battery that connects to the phone. It doesn't sit neatly next to the battery. I had to bend it a bit to lay flat enough to put the screen back on. It would be nice to get some advice about this in the guide.
- Find a clean work area.
- Make sure you have plenty of uninterrupted time (I put the kids to bed as they would have severely distracted me).
- Store the screws in a similar pattern to how they are arranged in the phone.
- Be patient.