Remove Back Cover of Samsung S4

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This is part of the VisiHow series on how to use the Samsung Galaxy S4. You can visit the main VisiHow on how to USE SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 for a full list of S4 VisiHow Articles

Like most Samsung Galaxy devices, Samsung Galaxy S4 has a replaceable battery which can be taken out by removing the back cover of S4. The back cover hides the three most important items in your phone: the SIM card, the memory card and the battery.

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Things to Consider Before Removing the Battery Cover

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    Do not hold the phone in the air while removing the back cover.
    It would be much safer if you lay it on a flat surface to prevent it from accidentally dropping.
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    Lay your phone on a clean and soft surface.
    Though the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 screen is strong enough to withstand scratches, your screen protector may not be. Impurities and small particles may make a scratch on average screen protectors.
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    The back cover is made of a flexible and high quality material.
    It should not break or chip off easily. That should not be a reason to remove it in a rush though. Being careful is always better.
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Removing the Back Cover of Samsung Galaxy S4

Carefully follow these steps to remove the back cover of your Samsung Galaxy S4.

  1. 1
    Put your phone on a clean and soft flat surface.
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    Position the fingernail of your index finger in the small gap at the upper-right corner of your phone.
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    Gently, from the gap, lift the cover up by semi-flipping it to the right side by about 30 degrees.
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    Run your finger through the unattached portions of the back cover.
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    You have now successfully removed the back cover of your phone.
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What You Can do with the Cover Removed

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    You can view some of your phone's information at the back of the phone (directly covered by the battery).
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Installing the Back Cover of Samsung Galaxy S4

Carefully follow these steps to install the back cover of your Samsung Galaxy S4.

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    Put your phone on a clean and soft flat surface.
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    Position the battery to the back of your phone.
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    Start by pressing firmly and gently pressing on one of the edges.
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    Run through all the edges of your phone, ending it on the gap at the upper-right portion of the back.
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  5. 5
    You have now successfully installed the back cover of your phone.
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Questions and Answers

My cover is not opening and I cannot help in it?

It is very hard to remove. I tried the way you told but still

If you are having a hard time opening the back cover of your Samsung Galaxy S4, follow these procedures:

  • Make sure your fingernail can get through the gap as stated in this article. If your fingernails are too short, then you may not be able to pull the cover up.
  • You can also use a small hard object as a replacement for your fingernail. If your nails are too short, using an object that is small enough to fit into the gap, but strong enough not to break when you use it as a lever to pull the back cover. Just make sure you do this slowly and securely, so you don't damage your phone or the cover.
  • Ask assistance from others. If you are too young, too weak, or unable for whatever other reasons, ask someone who is more able for help. This will ensure that the job is done without causing damage to your device.
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I can't receive email messages right away, I need to refresh. Can you help me?

I can't receive the messages on my email. I need to refresh it before it goes through. What will I do?

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System update for S4 is looping?

After accepting system update download from Galaxy 4, phone loops with the installation; nothing works

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I can't take out a ball stuck inside my headphone jack on my phone?

Its my SGS4 a ball is stuck in the headphone piece, like those little white packs with the balls in when you get new shoes. I was thinking of taking the whole back piece off and going into the phone to take it out

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Don't see the indentation to put my finger nail to even start?

Where is the indentation to remove the back cover?

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How to remove the back after screws are removed?

I'm having trouble with the WiFi on my phone. So after talking to my friend who works for Verizon and reading things online, I'm trying to remove the back and clean the antenna.

I'm having trouble with removing the back after the screws are removed. Any advice?

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My 330 does not have a slot to help remove the battery. I was thinking of using a hammer?

I want to check the battery terminals as the unit will not turn on or link to my computer

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Can you take off a back cover of a Samsung Galaxy tablet 4?

The SIM card was put in the wrong way and won't budge

The best course of action in this case is to bring it to a Samsung service center, but if you are willing to risk it, you can attempt to take the stuck SIM card out by putting another SIM card into the slot with superglue on its end that will be pushed into the stuck SIM card. This is not an official method, and it may damage both SIM cards and the SIM card slot if the glue leaks (which is likely). As the SIM card gets glued, push it out.

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Taking the cover off will not solve the problem, as the SIM-card slot is sealed. To take a look at the SIM slot, use a plastic flat tool to separate the cover from the rim (silver) of the frontal part. Start at one point and them move to the sides of it to eventually remove the cover completely.

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Black screen on Galaxy S4 Samsung?

Was charging my phone and went to check progress and there is black screen. I can see the return arrow in right hand corner and box in bottom left

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Can I remove the flippy bit of my cover without breaking it?

Can I remove the flippy bit of my cover without breaking it?

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Need to remove the full back cover to flash custom ROM?

Need to remove the full back cover to flash custom ROM

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Hi, the back on my Samsung doesn't have a little gap?

I am not entirely sure which exact model I have, it looks like a Samsung Note4, but as I said, there is no dint to help with the opening of the back.

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