How to open the back of an Android phone

How to open the back of an Android phone?

How to open the back of an Android phone? follow the following steps carefully without damaging its parts. 

  1. If necessary, remove your phone’s case.[back cover]
  2. Switch off your Android device.
  3. Remove all SIM and SD cards from your device.
  4. Place your phone on a soft surface, face down.
  5. Apply heat to the phone’s back.
  6. Using a spudger, pry open the housing junction seam.
  7. Run a thin, flat tool up the phone’s left or right side.
  8. Run your prying tool up the phone’s opposite side.
  9. Pry the phone’s back open, then pull it away.

So now you know how to open the back of an Android phone. In this article I discuss almost everything you need to know about opening Android phones for repair. Welcome to PandaDroid.

Important things to do before handover the phone to repair. 

How to open the back of an Android phone

Before you hand over your smartphone for repair, there are a few things you should do. Even though we use our smartphones with extreme caution, it is possible that you will damage them. Some damage is severe enough that you’ll need to take your device to a service center for repairs.

So here are the most important precautions that you should take before bringing your phone to a repair shop. 

  • Take out the security locks.

If a PIN, pattern lock, or fingerprint authentication is required, you should disable it. Once the specialists working on your phone believe they have fixed everything, they will be able to quickly test the operation of your phone.

Users using Android devices: Remove the PIN, pattern lock, or any other stumbling block you’ve added to Settings > Security & Lock Screen > Lock screen.

You must disable the passcode on your iPhone. Go to Touch ID & Passcode in Settings. Go to Settings > Passcode on smartphones without Touch ID. Go to Settings > Face ID & Passcode if you have an iPhone X.

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  • Make a backup and reset

If your smartphone contains sensitive information, you should reset it before handing it up. Before you go any further, make a complete backup of your Android and/or iOS device. However, make a mental note of your phone’s IMEI and serial numbers. 

If you suspect foul play while submitting your phone for repair, this gives you peace of mind. Go to Settings > General > About on your iPhone. Android users can take note of the serial number and IMEI details by going to Settings > About Phone.

  • Remove your SIM card first.

This may seem self-evident, but it’s worth mentioning nonetheless. It’s a good idea to keep the SIM ejector tool available for times when you’ll need to hand over your device. Even if you’re migrating from an iPhone to an  Android, you can use your existing SIM card on any other smartphone.

  • Disconnect from social accounts.

Unpair your phone by disconnecting it from e-mail, messengers, social media accounts, and anything else it may be linked to. You don’t want to give the repairman access to your personal information.

  • Remove any personal information. 

This includes documents, images, chats, movies, and any other content you don’t wish to share with the rest of the world.

  • Remove accessories.

Remove any phone accessories you may have purchased. Covers, protective cases, and other items may be included.

How do I remove an inbuilt battery?

Removing an inbuilt battery needs to be done very carefully because a simple mistake can lead to severe damage. So, if you haven’t had much practice doing those things, please stay away, or if you must, do it as carefully as you can. 

The following is one of the best YouTube videos I’ve found which teaches you how to remove an inbuilt battery. 

The mobile repair mechanics do this every day, and they know how to do it safely without any damage to the other internal parts of the phone. So as my advice, the best thing you need to do is bring the phone to a repair shop and get the job done by paying some bucks. 

How to open the back of a Motorola phone?

The SIM card slot on the Moto G (including the Moto G 2nd Gen) is hidden behind the back cover. To insert a SIM card, you must first remove the back panel from the Moto G.

In addition, the Moto G 2014’s microSD card port is hidden beneath the back cover. To insert your SD card, you must first remove the Moto G back cover.

Due to Motorola’s unusual design for the back cover, it can be frustrating for many new Moto G or Moto E owners to figure out how to remove the back cover.

  • Turn your Moto G off.

It’s best to take off the Moto G back cover only when the phone is turned off. Press and hold the power button to turn off the Moto G, then follow the on-screen instructions.

  • Flip the Moto G over.

The Moto G must be turned upside down with the USB port facing up. This is the most convenient way to remove the Moto G back cover.

In any case, Motorola has designed it in this manner.

  • Insert your finger into the USB port to charge it.
  • Place your thumb in the center of the back of your hand (Motorola logo).

To remove the Moto G back cover, you’ll need two hands.

It’s also a good idea to press down hard on the Motorola logo (not simply put your thumb there) to make it easier to take the cover off.

  • Remove the cover.

Please keep in mind that no tools are required to remove the Moto G back cover. Such instruments may cause damage to the cover or interior components.

Some related FAQs

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What is the purpose of the plastic covering on batteries?

In general, the battery is protected by the plastic wrap or cover around it from all types of contact with metal and other metals. This is critical for the battery user’s and users’ safety, as well as the safety of people around them.

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