How to Take the Back Off a Samsung Galaxy

This wikiHow teaches you how to remove the back of a Samsung Galaxy phone’s housing. This task is part of an advanced repair technique and can damage or even permanently disable your phone. Removing the back cover of your Samsung Galaxy phone will void your warranty. If your phone is still protected under warranty and in need of repairs, you should call Samsung’s Customer Service or take it to the officially licensed retailer where you purchased the phone so it can be repaired by professional technicians.https://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/ads?client=ca-pub-9543332082073187&output=html&h=120&slotname=7672188889&adk=1420845234&adf=2802691016&pi=t.ma~as.7672188889&w=728&lmt=1624586139&psa=1&channel=5788212177%207020581953%2C2001974826&format=728×120&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wikihow.com%2FTake-the-Back-Off-a-Samsung-Galaxy&flash=0&wgl=1&uach=WyJXaW5kb3dzIiwiNi4xIiwieDg2IiwiIiwiOTEuMC40NDcyLjExNCIsW10sbnVsbCxudWxsLG51bGxd&tt_state=W3siaXNzdWVyT3JpZ2luIjoiaHR0cHM6Ly9hZHNlcnZpY2UuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbSIsInN0YXRlIjo2fSx7Imlzc3Vlck9yaWdpbiI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXR0ZXN0YXRpb24uYW5kcm9pZC5jb20iLCJzdGF0ZSI6N31d&dt=1624718243249&bpp=22&bdt=3744&idt=624&shv=r20210623&cbv=%2Fr20190131&ptt=9&saldr=aa&abxe=1&cookie=ID%3Dd1154f1b85077b08%3AT%3D1624627811%3AS%3DALNI_MZPL6s-RT318FeBH18tPfSlRxjGqw&correlator=6528509084830&frm=20&pv=2&ga_vid=782514083.1624627809&ga_sid=1624718244&ga_hid=1368092149&ga_fc=1&u_tz=-420&u_his=1&u_java=0&u_h=768&u_w=1366&u_ah=728&u_aw=1366&u_cd=24&u_nplug=3&u_nmime=4&adx=150&ady=613&biw=1349&bih=657&scr_x=0&scr_y=0&eid=42530671%2C21067496%2C31061383&oid=3&pvsid=607060608272882&pem=533&ref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F&eae=0&fc=896&brdim=0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C1366%2C0%2C1366%2C728%2C1366%2C657&vis=1&rsz=%7C%7CpeE%7C&abl=CS&pfx=0&fu=0&bc=31&ifi=1&uci=a!1&fsb=1&xpc=oXu0JYhSXb&p=https%3A//www.wikihow.com&dtd=703

Method1Samsung Galaxy S6 and S7

  1. 1Remove your phone’s case if necessary. If you have an external case on your Samsung Galaxy, you’ll need to remove it before proceeding.
  2. 2Turn off your Samsung Galaxy. To do so, you’ll hold down the Lock button, tap Power off in the pop-up menu, and tap POWER OFF when prompted to confirm your choice.
    • You run the risk of short-circuiting your phone or shocking yourself if you take the back cover off while the phone is on.
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  3. 3Remove any SIM and SD cards. This is not required, but is recommended to ensure the heat applied to the phone does not damage your SIM and microSD cards, if present.
    • Use a SIM card eject tool and push it into the corresponding sized hole on the left side on top of the phone. This will eject the card tray with the phone’s SIM and microSD card slots.
  4. 4Place your phone face-down on a soft surface. This is to avoid scratching the screen while you remove the back cover.
    • For example, consider placing a towel or a place mat on a table.
  5. 5Apply heat to the back of the Samsung Galaxy. You’ll need to do this for about two minutes. The best way to do this is by using a hair drier or a heat gun, though you must avoid heating one specific spot for more than a second at a time. This loosens the adhesive glue that binds the back of the Samsung Galaxy’s housing to the phone’s internal frame.[1]
    • To avoid damaging your phone, keep the heat gun aimed at the phone’s back cover and quickly move it up and down in a zig-zag fashion.
    • Alternatively, you can use a microwavable heating pad made specifically for this task.
  6. 6Insert a spudger into housing junction seam. There should be a crack where the front and the back parts of the Galaxy’s housing meet; this is where you’ll insert a spudger, a flathead screwdriver, a credit card, or a similarly flat object.
    • Your goal here is to leverage the back of the housing away from the front, but not to pry it off altogether yet.
  7. 7Run a thin, flat tool up the left or right side of the phone. For example, you might use a guitar pick or a credit card. As you do so, the back of the phone should come away from the front of the housing a bit.
    • Make sure the item you use here isn’t metal, as a metal object may scratch or otherwise damage the phone.
  8. 8Run your prying tool up the opposite side of the phone. This will result in the bottom of the back of the phone’s housing, as well as both the left and right sides, being disconnected from the front of the phone’s housing.
    • You may apply more heat as needed.
  9. 9Pry the back of the phone up, then pull it away. The last of the adhesive should give way when you do this, since only the adhesive at the top of the phone will be holding the back of the phone in place.
    • You can apply more heat and/or slide your prying tool along the top of the phone to make this process easier.
    • Set the back of your phone aside in a warm, dry place so that you don’t damage the phone’s internals when you put it back on.

Method2Samsung Galaxy S through S5

  1. 1Remove your phone’s case if necessary. If you have an external case on your Samsung Galaxy, you’ll need to remove it before proceeding.
  2. 2Turn off your Samsung Galaxy. To do so, you’ll hold down the Lock button, tap Power off in the pop-up menu, and tap POWER OFF (or, in some cases, OK) when prompted to confirm your choice.
    • You run the risk of short-circuiting your phone or shocking yourself if you take the back cover off while the phone is on.
  3. 3Place your phone face-down on a soft surface. This is to avoid scratching the screen while you remove the back cover.
    • For example, you might place a towel on a table.
  4. 4Locate the back cover removal slot. Depending on your phone model, this slot’s location will vary slightly:
    • S4 and S5 – Top-left corner of the back cover.
    • S2 and S3 – Top of the back cover.
    • S – Bottom of the back cover.
  5. 5Insert a fingernail into the slot. You can also use a small flathead screwdriver, a guitar pick, or a similarly slim object as long as you do so gently.
  6. 6Pry gently the back of the case toward you. It should come away from the phone’s body.
  7. 7Pull the back of the case off of the phone. Once you have a firm grasp on the case, you’ll pull it away from the phone’s body, thereby exposing the battery and SIM card.
    • Be sure to store the back of the case in a warm, dry space so that you don’t damage the phone’s internals when you put it back on the phone.
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