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Released September 25, 2015. Model A1687/A1634. Repair of this device is similar to previous generations, requiring screwdrivers and prying tools. Available as GSM or CDMA / 16, 64, or 128 GB / Silver, Gold, Space Gray, or Rose Gold options.

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Can I use tape instead of adhesive strips when replacing the battery?

I didnt realize you had to buy adhesive strips when also buying a new battery. I am desparate however and dont want to wait another week for the adhesives to come in. Can i use double sided tape instead?

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@lehud like @benjamen50 already said, yes you can. Any good hardware store will have double sided tape you can use. It does come in a variety of thickness and something like 3M 4624 will work. Not as convenient as the strips offered by ifixit but good enough to hold your battery in place.

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You can use double sided tape like this, it works great for adhereing batteries:

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/50M-PET-Tape...

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Most double sided tape is to thin to gap between the battery and case. Best to wait. Sorry ;-{

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What do you mean? Are they not strong enough?

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Try this take two large coins and place the tape between them you could pull the coins apart quite easy as only a small amount of surface contact. Now take two frame washers of the same size while it still has a hole the surface area is larger than the coins. It will take more effort to pull them apart.

Your battery and case are similar to the coins. A foam or thicker tape will form to the uneven surfaces. You really need to hold the battery down otherwise things can get worse!

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