How to Remove the Back Cover of a Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant

How to swap batteries and cards on your phone

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Samsung's Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S6 smartphones look sleek, but the closed design comes with some disadvantages. One of the great things about Samsung's older phones, such as the Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant, is that you can easily swap batteries and cards.

This article applies specifically to the Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant, a variation of the Galaxy S line of phones made by T-Mobile. The steps for removing the battery on other Samsung Galaxy S devices are a little different.

How to Remove the Back Cover of a Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant

Start by turning the phone bottom side up. See that skinny slot in the middle? Insert one of your fingernails in the slot and pull outward to pry your device open and expose the battery, SIM card, and Micro SD card.

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How to Remove the Micro SD Memory Card of a Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant

The main reason for removing the Vibrant’s back cover is to access the Micro SD memory card. Use your nails on the raised bump of the card and pull it out. Replace it with a higher capacity card to expand the amount of data your phone can store.

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How to Remove the Battery of a Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant

To remove the Vibrant’s battery after removing the back cover, use your nails to pull it out from the slot toward the bottom of the device.

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Take a spare battery with you on long trips so that you'll have a backup in case you can't access a charger or power outlet.

How to Remove the SIM Card of a Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant

You must remove the battery before you take out your phone's SIM card. Once the battery is out, slide the SIM card out, and you’re done.

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How to Replace the Back Cover of a Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant

To reattach the back cover, align the slots and push down till you hear clicks. Start from the top and work your way down, snapping the edges back into place.

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