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How do I install or remove the battery and battery cover for my Samsung Galaxy S4 mini?

You must fully charge the battery before using your device for the first time. A discharged battery can fully recharge in about four hours. Your device is powered by a rechargeable Li-ion battery. The wall charger used to charge the battery is included with your device. Use only batteries and chargers approved by Samsung. Although you can use the device while the battery is charging, doing so will require additional charging time.

Installing the Battery

Make sure the battery is properly installed before turning on the device.

  1. Gently pull the cover off the device, using the socket on the side.

    Samsung pull the cover off
  2. Lift the cover up and away from the device.

    Samsung remove back cover
  3. Insert the battery into the opening on the back of the device, making sure the contacts align (1). Gently press down to secure the battery (2).

    Samsung insert the battery
  4. Replace the back cover.

  5. Press along the edge of the back cover until you have a secure seal and it clicks into place.

  6. Plug the USB connector into the power/accessory interface connector on the bottom of your device.

    Samsung plug the charger to device
  7. If necessary, connect the USB cable to the charging head, and then plug the wall charger into an electrical outlet. Fully charging a battery may take up to four hours.

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