iPhone X Screen Replacement: The Basics, Explained

More than 50 million phone screens are broken each year. This is a staggering number, but it suggests phone accidents happen regularly!

However, if you wind up with a broken iPhone X screen, it doesn’t mean you have to take it to an expensive repair shop. If you are handy with tools, fixing the screen yourself is simple.

Read on to discover the basics in this iPhone X screen replacement guide.

Tools Required

Every iPhone DIY repair will require specific tools. The working components are very fragile.

If you don’t have the right equipment, you risk damage. Here is a list of what you will need:

  • Suction cup
  • Spudger
  • #2 Pentalobe screwdriver
  • #000 Y screwdriver
  • Tweezers
  • New iPhone X screen

Find the best iPhone X screen replacement tools and more here. Along with these tools, you will need a clean and well-lit workstation. A DIY iPhone x screen replacement cost will be much cheaper than a store, but it requires patience and care.

Broken Screen Removal

Turn the phone off. Begin by using the Pentalobe screwdriver to remove the two screen retainer screws near the charging port on the phone.

Next, use the suction cup to lift out the screen. Before you brute force it open,  there are some things to keep in mind. The original screen has an adhesive seal for moisture resistance. This can be tough to work around. The spudger can add easy pressure around the screen.

The iPhone X opens like a book. Apply the pressure accordingly. Even when the screen lifts out, it will still be attached by three connection points.

There is a metal bracket with 5 screws holding down the connection. Use the Y screwdriver to remove them.

With the bracket removed, use the spudger or tweezers to unplug the connections.

The broken screen will lift away.

Speaker/Sensor Retrieval

Even though the broken screen is gone, it’s not garbage yet. You still need to retrieve the earpiece speaker and face sensor. Though it’s two parts, they are connected as one component. The parts are at the top of the screen held in by two Y screws.

Gently remove the part and install it the same way into the new iPhone X screen.

New Screen Installation

The new screen install is a reverse of the removal process.

The first step is to plug in the three connection points. However, before you move any further, turn the phone back on. At this point, you can ensure the new screen is working.

Confirm the display lights up and the touch screen is functional. If everything looks good, carry on.

Reinstall the bracket and gently press the screen into place. Keep an eye on the connections so they don’t get twisted or damaged.

With the screen in its cradle, secure the two retaining screws.

Voila! You have repaired your iPhone X screen.

iPhone X Screen Replacement Complete

After reading this guide, you can see iPhone X screen replacement is not as daunting as it seems. With how many phone screens are broken, you may need this process more than once.

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