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My wife let me know about a problem with her iPhone battery, it would drain with out having the phone in use. The Power level would be 80% and with in a short period of time the battery would be @ 5%. This happened many times and then it would seem to resolve itself. I convinced my wife it was time to order a new battery. I ordered a new replacement battery (which arrived a day earlier than expected :-) ) I finally was able, about a month later, to get her iPhone from her to replace the battery.
After finally getting my wife's iPhone from her (almost an act of congress required to remove the phone from wife's hand) I finally started to replace the battery. I have replaced a battery in an iPhone3GS with great success so I thought to my self after seeing the step by step guide for replacing the battery in an iPhone5, it wasn't going to be that different. I must say that the step by step guide is right on the money about how tight the display assembly is in the phone body. After what seemed like an hour (not really) I finally was able to get the display unit to begin to budge out of the the phone body (5 minutes). This was the hardest part after getting the display unit to move everything went according to the I Fixit guide, except removing the battery. The battery is glued (Arc Welded) in place with enough adhesive to hold a 747 to the ground even with all engines running @ full thrust.
The battery finally came out, and I followed the step by step guide in reverse and the phone powered up and everything works great. Thank you, I Fixit. My wife is very happy that her phone works the way it should, the new battery has a much longer run time than the old battery ever did.
Thanks again. You saved the Day.
The only advice I have is that, it is very easy to accidentally disconnect a connector that runs parallel with the battery & the Logic Board. I followed the instructions about where to carefully pry the battery out. I noticed while I was carefully trying to pry the battery out a small connector came disconnected I immediately reconnected this connector so as to not forget to reconnect it. (My guess is it's an Antenna wire) Other than that be patient and take your time this will pay off in the end with a successful repair.