Samsung Galaxy S6 Battery Replacement
Samsung’s Galaxy S6 is labeled as one of the most advanced smartphones ever created. It comes equipped with a non-removable 2,550mAh-rated battery, a complete game changer from previous versions that enabled users to swap batteries. Without the ability to swap out batteries, Samsung Galaxy S6 battery replacement becomes far more complicated.
A recent study revealed that the average American spends up to 90 minutes a day on their smartphone, and that doesn’t help the Galaxy S6 battery as it’s not meeting expectations based on user reviews. If your Galaxy S6 isn’t holding its charge, follow CPR Cell Phone Repair’s step-by-step Samsung Galaxy S6 battery replacement guide below.
About Samsung Galaxy S6 Battery Life
The S6 battery pack is smaller than previous models so Samsung could create a slimmer phone, while concentrating on design over functionality. For moderate usage, the Galaxy S6 battery life will last around 17 hours off one charge. So you’re not tied to a wall charger, here are some easy ways to Extend the Galaxy S6 Battery life:
- Disable Micro-App Services – these applications run in the background while draining your battery. To disable unused apps, download an application killer from the Google Play store. Package Disabler Pro is a great to eliminate all unused apps at once for only $1.95.
- Disable Location Services – There are a lot of benefits to enabling your location services like finding your lost or stolen phone, but you’ll want to disable if it’s eating away at your battery life. In the Google Settings app select “Location” to access Android’s location settings (also found by Settings > Location). Here you’ll find all the apps that are using your location services, including a toggle to switch the feature on or off. To keep you and your battery safe, we recommend changing the “Mode” to “Battery saving”. This will disable the GPS from draining your battery while only utilizing Wi-Fi and mobile networks to determine your location. If you wish to be completely off the grid, click the On/Off switch in the top right corner.
- Disable Location Reporting – If you do not want Google to collect and store your location data, open the Google Location Reporting settings and simply disable “Location Reporting” and “Location History” on your S6.
If your Samsung Galaxy S6’s battery isn’t getting you through the day off of a single charge, then purchasing an external battery pack may be the smartest decision. To ensure your S6 charges quickly and efficiently for the right price, the TYLT Energi 3K is the perfect match. Comprised of its compact case and durable exterior, the TYLT Energi contains 3,000 mAh of charging capacity. The built-in MicroUSB allows you stop carrying bundles of cords and also has an additional USB port so you can charge more then one device at a time. For around $30.00, you’ll have a battery pack that is built for performance and longevity.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Battery Replacement Cost
To ensure your Samsung Galaxy S6 battery is replaced by expert technicians with the best quality parts and elite technical knowledge, we will explore several avenues to ensure you get the best deal possible.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 battery comes equipped with a one-year warranty from the date of purchase. Samsung will also swap out the defective battery for free if its maximum capacity drops below 80% within the first year. After your warranty expires, it will cost you $45.00 to replace the defective battery on your Galaxy S6.
Geek Squad will only replace your Samsung Galaxy S6 battery if it’s still under the one-year warranty. If the S6 is still under warranty, Geek Squad charges $90.00 and will ship your phone to their third-party vendor. If your S6 is not under warranty, Geek Squad will not repair your battery and will refer you go to Samsung directly.
To have your Samsung Galaxy S6 battery replaced by the experts at CPR Cell Phone Repair, you can expect to pay $75.00.
How to Replace Galaxy S6 Battery – DIY Guide
We highly recommend you leave all repairs to the experts at CPR Cell Phone Repair to ensure no further damages result. If you’d like to replace your Samsung Galaxy S6 battery yourself, follow the instructions below.
- Sim card eject tool
- Phillips #00 screwdriver
- iFixit guitar picks set of 6
- Heavy-duty suction cups (pair)
- Samsung Galaxy S6 battery
Step 1: The Sim Card
- Insert the SIM eject tool into the SIM card slot near the power button and press the eject SIM card tray. NOTE: Press gently or you’ll damage the SIM card tray.
- Carefully remove the SIM card tray from the S6.
Step 3: Heat the iOpener
- Clean your microwave prior to prevent gunk getting on your S6. Place the iOpener in the center of the microwave and make sure the plate spins freely.
- For only 30 seconds, heat the iOpener. Continuously reheat the iOpener throughout the entire process if it cools for 30 seconds. NOTE: be careful not to overheat during the process because it may cause the iOpener to burst. Also, never touch the iOpener if it appears swollen. The iOpener should stay warm for up to 10 minutes.
- To avoid the hot center, remove the iOpener from the microwave by holding it by the two flat ends. To prevent injury, use an oven mitt.
Step 6: Prepping the Rear Glass
- Start by placing the phone facedown and lay the iOpener over the panel for about 30 seconds to loosen the adhesive around the S6’s edge. To ensure all adhesive is loose, place the iOpener over remaining sections for 30 seconds.
- Place the suction cup on the lower half of the glass panel. To secure the suction up, raise the hinged handle and flip the latch to clamp both handles.
- Use the opening tool/pick to separate the rear frame. If the adhesive is still too strong, reapply the heated iOpener. Use the suction cup to apply pressure to the middle of the S6 while gently pulling up the lower end, slowly pivoting your wrist.
- Once you’ve got a large enough opening, insert the opening tool/pick between the rear glass and the S6’s midframe.
- Gently slide the opening tool/pick around the bottom left corner of the rear panel.
- Carefully slide the opening tool/pick along the top of the S6.
- Then slide the opening tool/pick down along the volume button side of the S6.
- Slowly pull up on the rear of the glass panel while securing down the midframe to separate the two. If there’s too much resistance, run your pick under the glass.
- Insert the opening tool/pick between the rear panel and midframe. Gently slide the tool/pick along the top of the S6 to loosen any remaining adhesive. Twist to separate the pieces.
- Now the rear glass panel is separated from the S6, so gently pull the rear panel up and away.
Step 17: Assemble the Midframe
- Remove thirteen 3.5mm Philips #00 screws that secure the midframe to the S6.
- While firmly grasping the midframe assembly, lift up the midframe while gently pushing the battery down to separate the midframe from the S6.
- Slowly pull the midframe assembly up and away from the S6.
Step 20: Battery Connector
- Disconnect the battery connector from the motherboard by using the flat end of the spudger tool.
Step 21: The Battery
- Place the plastic opening tool/pick between the case and the battery. Keep the tool/pick as flat as possible to prevent the battery from bending. If it is too difficult to remove the battery, place the iOpener over the battery to loosen the adhesive glue.
- Gently remove the battery from the S6.
To reassemble your S6 battery, follow these steps in reverse order. When reapplying the rear glass, refer to the rear glass adhesive replacement guide.
To ensure your Galaxy S6 battery remains charged throughout the day, CPR Cell Phone Repair technicians are a phone call away! There are also store locations across the United States and Canada, ensuring convenience for a face-to-face conversation about your specific Samsung Galaxy S6 repair needs. Stop by for a free diagnosis and repair estimate today or ship your devices to us at your convenience.