Use this guide to replace the battery in your iPad Air.
'''For your safety, drain your iPad’s battery before you begin—a charged lithium-ion battery can catch fire or explode if accidentally damaged.''' If your battery is swollen, [[What to do with a swollen battery|take additional precautions]].
'''Warning: the battery isolation method in this guide is outdated, and may result in irreversible damage to the battery pins of the logic board, effectively destroying it. If you choose to isolate the battery this way, heed all warnings and work extremely carefully. If you choose to complete the guide without isolating the battery, avoid using metal tools except when completely necessary (like when removing screws) to prevent shorting the battery and damaging sensitive circuit components.'''