Follow this guide to replace the Moto G5’s rechargeable battery.
For your safety, discharge your existing battery below 25% before disassembling your phone. This reduces the risk of a dangerous thermal event if the battery is accidentally damaged during the repair.
Insert your fingernail or the flat end of a spudger into the notch on the bottom edge of the phone near the charging port.
Pry with your fingernail or twist the spudger to release the back cover from the phone.
Insert the flat end of a spudger into the seam and slide it along the bottom edge to release the clips holding the back cover to the phone.
Continue sliding the flat end of the spudger along the seam for the remaining sides of the phone.
Lift the back cover and remove it from the phone.
Insert your fingernail or the flat end of the spudger into the notch below the battery.
Pry with your fingernail or spudger until you free the battery from its recess.
Remove the battery.