Samsung Galaxy S7 Battery Replacement
Released in March of 2016, the Samsung Galaxy S7 took the smartphone market by storm with its impressive camera, large display, wireless charging capabilities, and its certified water-resistant rating.
The smartphone comes equipped with a remarkable 3000 mAh battery that unlike early Galaxy models, is not removable. If your beloved Galaxy S7 is constantly running out of juice, take advantage of CPR’s helpful battery life tips, and step-by-step DIY Samsung Galaxy S7 battery replacement guide. With a little help from the CPR experts, your S7 battery will be charged and ready to go in no time.
About Samsung Galaxy S7 Battery Life
Like almost every other phone on the market, the Galaxy S7’s battery will inevitably lose some of its capacity over time. In fact, Popular Mechanics claims that a premium lithium-polymer battery may lose about 20 percent of its capacity after 1000 charging cycles.
If you find yourself a constant captive of your charger, utilize the following tips to extend battery life on your Galaxy S7.
- Disable the “Always On Display” feature: Thanks to the Always On Display feature, the Galaxy S7 never needs to be “woken up” to view the time or notifications. While Samsung claims that Always On Display’s battery consumption is typically less than 1 percent each hour, the company added that consumption might vary depending on the type of content being shown on the display. To turn off “Always On Display”, go to “Settings”> “Display”> “Always On Display”. Then toggle the switch to off.
- Turn off Smart Stay: Smart Stay enables the front-facing camera on your Galaxy S7 to sense when you are looking at the phone. When activated, the screen remains on regardless of the selected timeout settings. To turn off Smart Stay, select “Settings”> “Display”> “Smart Stay”. Then toggle the switch to “Off”.
- Switch display settings to dark colors: The Galaxy S7 features a Super AMOLED display, which requires significant power to show the color white. Samsung’s AMOLED shows the color black by dimming the light behind said pixels which requires far less power. To save battery power, select darker wallpapers and themes.
If you’ve tried all of the above tips and your battery is still rapidly draining, you may be in need of a Samsung Galaxy S7 battery replacement. For details on battery replacement services and a do-it-yourself guide, continue reading.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Battery Replacement Cost
Because the S7 battery is not removable, we recommend using a professional service for your Samsung Galaxy S7 battery replacement. Browse the battery replacement services below to ensure you get the best service for the best price.
Samsung Customer Service:
According to Samsung’s customer service as of December of 2016, the price for a Galaxy S7 battery replacement through Samsung is $73. For Samsung to perform you repair, you will have to send the device by mail. Unfortunately, this means days without your all-important smartphone.
CPR Cell Phone Repair:
CPR is a mobile repair franchise with over 300 stores. CPR stores provide fast, dependable, and very affordable Samsung repair services. While costs may vary by location, most S7 battery replacements are around $70 at CPR. While this price is very similar to Samsung, CPR offers same day, on-site repair services. Your Galaxy S7 battery replacement may even be completed while you wait in a conveniently located CPR store.
uBreakiFix is an electronic repair company providing repairs for phones of all makes and models. As of January 2016, uBreakiFix charges $99.99 for an S7 battery replacement. Although the cost is more than CPR or Samsung, uBreakiFix also provides same day repair services.
How to Replace Galaxy S7 Battery – DIY Guide
The Samsung Galaxy S7 is a far more complicated model of smartphone to tear down than previous Galaxy models. With waterproof adhesive and a number of small yet crucial internal components, there are several tools you will need to perform this repair. If you’re still interested in completing the Galaxy S7 battery replacement on your own, utilize CPR’s DIY Galaxy S7 Battery Replace Guide below.
Tools You’ll Need:
- Heat Gun, Heat Plate or iOpener
- Phillips #00 screwdriver
- Opening picks
- Suction Cup
Steps to Replace S7 Battery:
- Power down your device.
- Remove the SIM card tray.
- Place a suction cup on the back glass of the S7.
- Use a heat gun, heat plate or iOpener to soften the adhesive along the edges of your Galaxy S7’s back cover.
- Pulling up on the suction cup, use your spudger and opening pick to slice through the remaining adhesive and open the device.
- After the back cover has been removed, use your Phillips screwdriver to remove the 12 screws that keep the rear housing in place.
- Once the screws have been removed, carefully detach the top, center, and lower plastic modules. After these plastic pieces are removed, you should see the battery.
- To properly remove the battery, you must first disconnect the battery flex cable.
- Next, you will need to soften the adhesive that is keeping the battery in place, To do so, heat the screen of your Galaxy S7 using a heat gun, heat plate, or iOpener.
- Once the adhesive has been heated, use your spudger to carefully lift the battery. NOTE: Be extremely careful not to puncture the battery with the spudger.
- After removing the faulty battery, carefully place the new battery into the device.
- Once you have reconnected the battery flex cable, follow steps 7 through 1 in reverse order.
As you can see, Samsung Galaxy S7 battery replacement is complicated, time-consuming, and requires professional tools and parts. Because the disassembly of the device is challenging, we highly recommend you seek help from a professional cell phone repair service. If you’d like a trained professional to handle your Samsung Galaxy S7 repair, rely on CPR Cell Phone Repair. With over 300+ locations around the world, we surely have a store near you. Receive a free estimate on your Galaxy S7 battery replacement by contacting your local Cell Phone Repair store.