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How to Install the Battery in the Samsung Intercept and Find the User Manuals for Virgin Mobile or Sprint Phones

Updated on July 2, 2011

Retailers like Sprint and Virgin Mobile do not ship phones with their manuals anymore.

It is much more environmentally friendly and cost effective to just host the user manuals online.

However, when I get a new phone from Sprint or Virgin Mobile, the last thing I want to do is break it.

This always leads me to one of my first technical phone questions:

HOW do I get the back off this thing to put the battery in?

I have to know where to apply pressure-Up/Down/Sideways and how hard.

I have to know if there is a latch or some hidden thing I'm supposed press, pull, or whatever.

Sometimes it is fairly self explanatory.

The Samsung Intercept, however, is a tad more cryptic than usual.

Because of this, I thought I would share the love and point out how to get in to the phone to put the battery in without breaking anything.

I've broken enough gadgets in my life to at least ATTEMPT to quell my excitement long enough to learn to do it right.

Everyone needs a little help! You are note alone!

Lid off-Battery In


Battery In-Lid Back On


User Manual Links

Look no further for the links to the user manuals!

Sprint Phone Edition (PDF)

Virgin Mobile Phone Edition (PDF)

Sprint also includes several videos and interactive directions to help you get used to your new Samsung Intercept. You can find the Sprint videos and directions below:

Tutorial Videos and Interactive Directions


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      Ramon 5 years ago

      Thank you buddy!

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      Peaches 6 years ago

      this is the most useful info ever put on the internet, Why the f**k does Samsung do this with almost all its fones? i got my mom a samsung last year, and she was thrileed, bt got frustrated coz i couldnt put in the sim card and battery for her, had to go back to the shop, was scared of breaking the cover. Then silly me, my sony ericsson acting up, and the samsung GT-S5210 was the most affordable simlock free fone i could get in the little town of willisau where im here for three weeks, id forgotten what a fuck-up the manual is and how unsure i am of putting in the battery

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      proton66 6 years ago from Southern California

      I'm glad someone recognized the problem and showed us the way.

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      Anne 6 years ago

      Thanks so much, I was totally stumped! :) :) You made my day. Can't believe there weren't any pictures in the manual or at the main website about how to put the battery in. They should be paying you! :)

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      timL 6 years ago

      Thanks so much !

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      Grace C. 6 years ago

      Thanks so much! I just got my new cell & I was like how the hell do I put the battery in?! lol! Google search and here I am. thanks again!

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      Sabrina 7 years ago

      Thank you so much! I jsut bought this phone and couldn't figure it out. Don't know why there is nothing about it in the instruction manual. Thanks for the help!!!

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      Deb 7 years ago

      Thank you! Now why wasn't that in the booklet that came with the phone? Silly Virgin(Mobile)!

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      somedummy 7 years ago

      Thank you!!

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      MauKat 7 years ago

      Thanks so much, that was just what I needed!

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      John 7 years ago

      Thank you for this.

      I was pretty sure this was the right way to open it, but it felt like I was going to break it. lol

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      Christy 7 years ago

      Silly, silly me. Imagine expecting the quick start booklet to have a pix of how to install the battery! Thanks for your assist!

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      unknown 7 years ago

      ty i was confused

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      SteveoMc 7 years ago from Pacific NorthWest

      I want a new battery! Now I'm not afraid to get one.

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      Kara 7 years ago

      Wow, thank you SO much! I seriously felt retarded, but didn't wanna break the thing.