Although they’ve become less popular, LG remains committed to including removable batteries in its phones. The last three flagships from the company — the G3, G4, and G5 — all shipped with a battery that can be replaced by device owners. With the G5 this year, things are actually even simpler than before because of the modular design. The bottom of the phone can be released to get a fresh battery inside, allowing you to extend battery life without ever connecting to a charger.
We’re showing you how to remove and insert batteries for the LG G5.
See the swapping in action
- Power off your phone
- Locate the module eject button on the left side near the bottom
- Press the module eject button
- Remove the chin of the phone to expose the battery
- Place your left hand on the battery and your right hand on the chin
- Pull the battery and the chin apart with good strength
- Take a fresh battery and connect it to the chin
- Slide the chin back into the body of the phone
If you’re concerned that something is going to break because the connection is so tight, just relax. LG purposely made the battery very secured when in its place so that it doesn’t move around and accidentally disconnect. The only thing you have to worry about is anyone nearby when you’re swapping batteries because you might end up making contact with them.
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Anyone who purchases the phone before April 17 is eligible to receive a free second battery with a charging cradle. When you get your freebies, this guide is exactly what you’ll be following. So feel free to drop a bookmark right here and then you’ll be swapping batteries in and out of the LG G5 with ease.