How to Replace a Samsung S Vibrant Battery

The Samsung Galaxy S is a modern android smart phone that is extremely thin. It's lightweight, with a 4-inch (10-centimeter) screen with a touch sensor on the display. The Galaxy S has a 5 megapixel camera with HD video capability and integrates with Google Mobile Services, which means it helps you stay in contact with your Gmail accounts, Google Maps and YouTube videos. It also offers video playbacks and you're even able to download video games from the Android Market [sources: PCWorld, Samsung]. The Samsung Galaxy S contains a battery which you can charge before it's completely drained. The battery allows you approximately six hours of continuous digital talk time before it's drained. When there is only a few minutes of talk time left, the device will display a warning icon along with an audible alert. It will then shut off [source:Samsung]. There may come a time, though when your battery needs to be replaced. Here's how to remove the battery in order to replace it.

  1. Turn off the power so that you won't lose any stored information.
  2. Hold the device in one hand and find the latch that will release the cover. It's on the back of the device, on the bottom.
  3. Find the opening in the cover release latch. Insert your fingernail in that opening and lift the cover off the phone.
  4. Take the old battery out.
  5. Insert the new battery by aligning the gold contacts on the battery with the gold contacts in the phone and fitting it in.
  6. Snap the cover back in place [sources:Samsung, T-Mobile].