The Apple Watch is an impressive piece of technology that many people use on a daily basis. But what happens when the battery becomes weak or starts to swell? In this article, we will show you how to safely replace the battery of your Apple Watch.
Please note that replacing the battery of your Apple Watch requires a certain level of technical skill. It is important that you follow the instructions carefully and take appropriate precautions, especially if the battery is swollen.
Step 1: Preparation
Before you begin the repair, take the watch out of the charger and turn it off. If the touchscreen is defective and you can't turn off the watch, you can use an alternative method to turn it off.
Step 2: Heating the Watch
Prepare an iOpener (or use a hairdryer or heat gun) and heat the front of the watch until it is barely touchable. Leave the iOpener on the watch for at least one minute to heat up the display completely and soften the adhesive that attaches the display to the case.
Step 3: Separating the Display and Case
Since the gap between the display and case is very narrow, you'll need a sharp blade to separate them. Protect your fingers and never touch the blade with your fingers. If in doubt, it's better to use a heavy work glove or leather gardening glove.
Step 4: Removing the Display
Once the gap is large enough, insert a plastic opening tool into the gap under the screen. Slide the tool along the bottom edge to release the remaining adhesive between the case and the screen. Be careful not to insert the tool too far – 3 mm is enough, otherwise you could damage cables.
Step 5: Removing the Battery
After the display has been removed, you can now remove the battery. Be careful and make sure you don't damage any cables or other components.
Replacing the battery of your Apple Watch can be a challenge, but with patience and care, you can accomplish this task. Remember to always work safely and follow the instructions carefully.