A lot of Samsung fans were disappointed when the company revealed that its next flagship smartphones Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will sport a non-removable battery. Samsung fans had long believed that the removable battery gave them an edge over the iPhone addicts. Turns out, the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge non-removable batteries can definitely be removed.
Don’t take changing the Galaxy S6 battery as a regular affair
You can remove the batteries as long as you don’t mind dealing with adhesive, removing the circuit board, tiny screws, and voiding your new phone’s warranty. Strangely, the whole process is detailed in Samsung’s user manual for the new devices. It was first spotted by a member of the XDA developer forum. However, you shouldn’t take changing the battery of the Galaxy S6 as a hobby or a regular affair.
In the user manual, Samsung clearly states that the procedure was “only for your service provider or an authorized service agent.” If you are tempted to venture into removing the battery, do it at your own risk as it may void the warranty. Nevertheless, the Korean company has ensured that the process is carried out with utmost care by describing the steps to remove the battery.
Step-by-step process to remove the Galaxy S6 battery
The delicacy of the described procedure makes it crystal clear that the Galaxy S6 battery is not something you should mess with. If you are used to taking smartphones apart, you may find it pretty easy. The Galaxy S6 user manual provides enough information to take some risk. The first step is to remove the SIM card tray from the smartphone. Next, remove the back cover. Then loosen and remove the screws, remove the circuit board, disconnect the battery connector, and finally remove the battery.
The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will go on sale next month. Both new phones have received rave reviews. A senior Samsung executive recently told The Korea Times that the company had received over 20 million pre-orders for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge from wireless carriers.