GLASS SCREEN REPLACEMENT
Use this guide to replace the Lightning connector assembly, which also includes the headphone jack and microphone.
You can also use this guide for reference when replacing the following parts:
If you've broken your iPhone screen, you probably need to repair it quickly. You can easily and cheaply do it at home.
Lifting Up the Screen
- A very small Phillip's screwdriver won't work to remove these screws. A pentalobe screwdriver has five points and is a security feature that Apple frequently uses for its products.
- If the suction cup is having trouble sticking to the screen, slightly moisten the suction cup and press it against the screen.
- Try not to cover up the home button when putting the tape on.
- Remember to avoid covering the home button with the suction cup. If you cover it, the cup won't be able to suction the screen away.
- Your repair kit may have come with thin plastic sliders or guitar picks that you can insert once you've begun prying up the screen. Take care not to push them in too far or they could get stuck.
- You might find it easier to slide a thin guitar pick instead of a prying tool when loosing the edges of the screen.
- Be aware that the screen is still connected to wires in the phone so don't completely remove the screen.
- Keep your screws and shield together but away from any other screws and parts you've already removed. This will make it easier to reassemble.
- You'll need to use your fingertips to gently pry up the ribbons.
- Set aside the screws and plate, keeping them separate from other screws and pieces.
- If you find it difficult to unscrew the screws, adhesive may be keeping them in place. Continue using the screwdriver until the come out. While some people recommend using a hair dryer to warm up the adhesive, this can overheat and damage the phone's LCD.
- Consider setting each screw near where it goes on the phone. This will make it easier to remember where each one goes when you reassemble the plate.
- You should have already removed the screws from the plate.
Installing the New Screen
- Make sure the sticker for the home button sticks down.
- Since the screws are different sizes it's important to get the correct screws back into place.
- You should have two screws for the earpiece.
- If your phone doesn't come on once you've completely replaced the screen, one of these connectors may not be inserted completely or correctly. Remove the screen and check the connectors.
- You shouldn't have any gap between the phone and the screen.