The LG G5 was announced at Mobile World Congress in February 2016 and it has been already been made available from April. One of the biggest features behind the LG G5 design is having a removable battery, something that more and more manufacturers tend to forget these days.
LG G5 is a proof of LG’s wish to try something new with the phone’s modular design while sticking to its removable battery. Anyway, removing the removable battery isn’t as easy as it was in the G4, G3, G2, and Optimus G. If for G2, G3, and G4, LG made it so you could simply pop off the back cover, place a new battery in the slot, and then place the back cover on the phone again, the LG G5 doesn’t have a removable back cover.
However, note that it does come with a special removable bottom portion where the front speaker is placed. This means that you must learn a different way of removing the battery in the LG G5 as you did in LG’s previous models, but once you get used to this, it won’t seem that hard anymore.
How to Remove the LG G5 Battery:
- For the start, you have to power off the device;
- Find the battery slot release button on the LG G5 above the detachable bottom portion on the left hand side. The detachable portion of the phone is marked off with a line (called a gap) from the left to the right side of it, and the release button is to the left of the gap;
- Press the module eject button;
- Remove the chin of the phone to expose the device’s battery;
- Place your left hand on the battery and your right hand on the chin;
Pull the battery and the chin apart with strength;
- Take the new battery and connect it to the modular piece. The easiest way to do this is to examine the bottom two pieces on the bottom of the battery. One of them is marked B1 and this one goes into the larger slot on the top of the module; the other one is shorter, so you can only imagine that it goes into the shorter slot;
- You should hear the battery snap into place when connected to the module. At that point, you should also see the black triangles placed at the bottom of the battery line up with the black triangles on the modular portion;
- Once you attach the new battery, you can then slide the battery and connected modular portion back into the LG G5 display;
- Thwn, you must only power it on, and you’re ready to go.
This year, the LG G5 battery got smaller and is of only 2,800 mAh. That said, it recharges faster than any LG phone to date and runs the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow, so the slightly smaller battery shouldn’t be a major concern for users. Those who grab the LG G5 will want though to get a spare battery to easily throw in when the phone is dead.