Important: READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS, WATCH A REPAIR VIDEO AND TEST NEW BATTERY BEFORE CLOSING DEVICE
- Have a PC or another phone to watch video while doing repair
- Watch a few repair videos before starting the repair. Repair Videos »
- Back up your device via iCloud or iTunes before proceeding
- Confirm the phone is powered off before starting repair
- Before you begin, discharge your iPhone battery below 25%. A charged lithium-ion battery can catch fire and/or explode if accidentally punctured.
We also recommend to disconnect your battery as some models will keep power even when device is powered off.
- Keep track of screws.
Many screws will be removed and then re-installed. Screws are of different size and length.
Mark each screw in order that you remove and related assembly with a number so that you can recognize them easily.
If you put a screw into the wrong spot, your phone could be damaged.
- Keep all pieces organized and numbered and work on a well lit WHITE paper base (like a sheet of paper or paper towel) so that you can see any little pieces that might go missing.
- WARNING - Don’t force the connectors together until they are properly lined up. If a part doesn't fit quite right, don't force it. Take a step back and see if something's out of place such as a loose screw that's been magnetized to an ear speaker.
Additional household items that will help to have on hand:
- Hair dryer or heat gun - to loosen adhesive that hold screen in case
- Playing card or credit card/ Razor blade / Exacto knife - to help lift out screen and cut through adhesive
- Microfiber cloth
Calibrate New Battery
Calibrate your new battery so your device iOS system will calculate the actual life correctly of your battery . This is important so your device doesn't just turn off and the iOS says incorrectly there is battery life or vice versa.
Charge it to 100% and keep charging it for a few hours.
Use your device until it shuts off due to low battery.
Charge it uninterrupted to 100%.
iPhone Battery Adhesive Strips
These battery adhesive strips can be a little tricky. Here are a few videos that will help on how to do work with the strips.
How to install new battery adhesive strips when replacing iPhone battery. Watch this video:
Plus here is a video on how to remove the old iPhone battery adhesive strips if it is stuck or broke. Using a little heat and scraping if necessary.
The screen is held in place by strong glue. Apply heat to the edges, using either a hair dryer or a heat gun. The heat must be directed at the edges of the glass until it starts to loosen. Once the adhesive loosens, slide the plastic prying tool (or playing card/razor blade/ exacto knife) between the top of the glass and the frame of the phone. Insert the picks as you go to keep the screen separated. This may take a few attempts so be patient.
Tip: Do not force or pry your screen apart. Heating the adhesive allows the screen to be separated. Using extreme force to pry the screen off can damage LCD and digitizer.
Treat Flex Cables Gently - Very Fragile
- Use tools instead of your finger during the installation. Otherwise, it will damage the screen!
- Check for any dust or debris in between the flex cables and motherboard. Clear it with a brush or an alcohol dipped cloth.
- Make sure the flex cables are properly connected with a “clicking” sound.
- Don't bend the flex cables.
Using Repair Tools
Review tools in Repair Tool Kit - here.
The tool kit includes different screwdriver heads and it is important to use the right one as to not strip the screw heads. NEVER over-torque a screw, it can easily damage something else or get stripped and stuck.
Static Free, Clean Environment
- Make sure you have a nice clean space to work in with minimal distractions. A room that's not carpeted would be ideal. Make sure to be careful and minimize static electricity which can damage your device.
- Use proper grounding techniques such as wearing an anti-static wrist strap (available in our store) or touch a steel table leg to discharge any static before starting work on anything.
- If possible,
use latex gloves or work on rubber mat, one designed for anti-static or just a household table place mat.
If you have trouble, check out our
Troubleshooting Tips for Battery Replacement »
Covers common issues and how to resolve
Good luck with your repair! You can do this!