iPhone 5 - Battery Replacement Guide

Replace your old battery and install a new one quickly and easily by using these iPhone 6 battery replacement instructions for use with our Digital Supply USA battery kit.

iPhone 5 Parts

Disclaimer: Repair phone at own risk. Digital Supply USA is not responsible for damaged phones or parts incurred during the repair process. 


Kit Supplies:

  • Mini screwdrivers
  • Opening tools
  • Replacements battery


  1. Use your mini screwdriver to loosen and remove the two pentalobe screws from the bottom edge of the device. These screws are located on each side of the charging port.
  2. Insert the opening tool just under the edge of the screen and carefully lift the screen up from the device. The screen will remain connected at the top edge.
  3. Take out the screws from the shield in the upper right corner of the phone’s interior.

  4. Remove the shield and use the opening tool to disconnect the screen assembly connectors.
  5. Loosen and remove the three screws from the two small shields covering the battery connector. Take the shield off then disconnect the battery using your opening tool.
  6. Use the small plastic tab at the edge of battery to lift and remove it.
  7. Install the replacement battery and insert the battery connector to the motherboard.
  8. Replace the battery connector shields and the three screws that you removed in step 5.
  9. Reconnect the screen assembly cables that you disconnected during step 4.

  10. Replace the screws in the shield in the upper right corner that covers the screen assembly cables.
  11. Snap the screen back into the frame of the phone. Then, reinsert the two pentalobe screws on the bottom edge of the device.
  12. Turn on the phone’s power to ensure that your new iPhone 5 battery works properly.

Notes from Digital Supply USA:

  • Be careful when setting aside screws you have removed; each one needs to return to the same location in the phone when reassembling.
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