Individuals with an iPhone 5 can replace the battery by visiting a technician at an Apple service center. A fee may apply and some stores ship the phone to a manufacturing plant to replace the battery.
The iPhone 5 battery is not easily accessible for users, but it is possible to replace the battery by removing the two screws at the base of the phone, then removing the screen with a small suction cup and unscrewing the battery to replace it. The battery may not pop out easily, so it is necessary for users to insert a plastic sleeve or pick on one side of the battery to remove it from the device. Individuals who replace batteries by themselves may cause any existing Apple warranties to become void.