How to Repair iPhone 12 Screen?

If your iPhone 12 screen is cracked, unresponsive, or not displaying, follow this guide to replace it with a new screen assembly. Ensure the metal LCD shield plate is pre-installed; if not, use an alternate guide.

Be cautious when transferring the earpiece speaker and sensor assembly to avoid damaging the Face ID components. Only Apple’s authorized technicians can restore Face ID if damaged.

Note: True Tone functionality will be disabled after replacing the screen, even with an original Apple screen.

Step-by-Step Guide to Repairing Your iPhone 12 Screen

Repairing your iPhone 12 screen can seem like a daunting task, but with the right guidance and tools, you can do it yourself. Follow this comprehensive step-by-step guide to replace your iPhone 12 screen and restore your device to its full functionality.

Step 1: Unscrew the pentalobe screws

Warning: Ensure your iPhone battery is discharged below 25% before starting. A fully charged lithium-ion battery can ignite or explode upon accidental puncture.

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step 1 unscrew the pentalobe screws
  • Turn off your iPhone before starting the disassembly process.
  • Remove the two pentalobe P2 screws, each 6.75 mm in length, located at the bottom edge of the iPhone.
  • Opening the iPhone’s display will compromise its waterproof seals.
  • Have replacement seals ready before proceeding beyond this step, or ensure you prevent liquid exposure if reassembling your iPhone without replacing the seals.

Step 2: Prepare your opening tools

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  • To ensure your device remains undamaged, it’s crucial to prepare your opening pick correctly. Measure 3 mm from the tip and mark it with a permanent marker.
  • Alternatively, tape a coin to the pick, positioning it 3 mm from the tip. This method helps prevent over-insertion which could harm your device.

Step 3: Secure cracked screens

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  • If your iPhone screen is cracked, mitigate further damage during repair by covering it entirely with overlapping strips of clear packing tape. This step helps contain glass fragments.
  • Wear safety glasses to protect your eyes from any loose glass during the repair process. If the suction cup fails to adhere in later steps, improvise by folding duct tape into a handle for lifting the screen, or consider using superglue if necessary.

Step 4: Introduction to the Anti-Clamp tool

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  • The next series of steps demonstrate the Anti-Clamp, designed to simplify the initial opening of your iPhone. If you opt not to use it, skip ahead three steps for an alternative method.
  • To use the Anti-Clamp effectively, begin by pulling the blue handle backwards to unlock its arms. Slide the arms over either side of your iPhone and position the suction cups near the bottom edge—front and back. Squeeze the cups together to create suction.
  • If the surface is too slippery for the Anti-Clamp to grip securely, enhance traction using tape.

Step 5: Secure the Anti-Clamp

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  • Pull the blue handle forwards to lock the Anti-Clamp’s arms in place. Rotate the handle clockwise until the cups begin to stretch, ensuring they remain aligned. If alignment falters, slightly loosen the cups and readjust the arms.

Step 6: Prepare your iPhone

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  • Position your iPhone securely on a sturdy surface, like a hardcover book, ensuring it rests parallel to the ground. This setup facilitates easier handling in subsequent steps.
  • Use a hair dryer to apply heat along the bottom edge of the iPhone until the screen feels slightly too hot to touch. This heating process softens the adhesive, aiding in the creation of an opening gap.
  • Wait one minute for the adhesive to loosen before inserting an opening pick under the plastic bezel of the screen. If the Anti-Clamp fails to produce a sufficient gap, apply additional heat and adjust the handle as needed.
  • Avoid excessive force; allow the Anti-Clamp and heat time to work effectively.

Step 7: Heat the bottom edge

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step 7 heat the bottom edge
  • Utilize a hair dryer or heat gun to warm the bottom edge of your iPhone for approximately 90 seconds or until the screen becomes too hot to handle comfortably.

Step 8: Apply a suction cup

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step 8 apply a suction cup
  • Apply a single suction cup to the bottom edge of the phone, avoiding direct placement on the glass edge.

Step 9: Lift the screen slightly

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  • With consistent pressure, pull up on the suction cup to create a small gap between the screen and the frame. Insert an opening pick under the plastic bezel once the gap is established.
  • The adhesive holding the screen is robust, requiring significant force to create the initial gap. If resistance is encountered, apply more heat and gently maneuver the screen to weaken the adhesive further.

Step 10: Heat the right edge

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  • Use a hair dryer to heat the right edge of the iPhone (the side with the power button) for about 90 seconds or until the screen feels too hot to touch.

Step 11: Separate the right adhesive

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  • Slide the opening pick along the bottom right corner of the iPhone to separate the adhesive. Continue along the right edge until reaching the top right corner, ensuring not to insert the pick more than 3 mm to avoid damaging internal components.
  • Leave the pick in place at the top right corner.

Step 12: Heat the top edge

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step 12 heat the top edge
  • Apply heat to the top edge of the iPhone for approximately 90 seconds or until the screen becomes too hot to touch.

Step 13: Separate the top adhesive

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step 13 separate the top adhesive 2
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  • Slide the opening pick around the top right corner of the iPhone to separate the adhesive. Avoid inserting the pick more than 3 mm to prevent damage to the top sensors.
  • Leave the pick in place at the top left corner.

Step 14: Heat the left edge

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  • Heat the left edge of the iPhone for about 90 seconds or until the screen feels too hot to handle.

Step 15: Avoid the left edge

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step 15 avoid the left edge
  • Do not insert the pick along the left edge of the iPhone as there are delicate cables present.

Step 16: Releasing the Left Adhesive

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step 16 releasing the left adhesive
  • Insert a second opening tool into the lower left corner of the iPhone.
  • Twist both tools simultaneously to loosen the adhesive along the left edge. If necessary, apply gentle heat to aid in this step.

Step 17: Opening the iPhone Cover

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  • Orient the iPhone so the right edge is facing towards you.
  • Open the device like you would a book cover, starting from the right side.
  • Be cautious not to fully detach the display, as it remains connected to the logic board via fragile ribbon cables.
  • Prop the display against a stable object to keep it propped up securely.

Step 18: Unscrewing the Battery and Display Connectors

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step 18 unscrewing the battery and display connectors
  • Remove two Y000 screws, each 1.1 mm in length, that secure the cover over the battery and display connectors. It’s crucial to keep these screws safe for reassembly.
  • Before closing the display, test all functionalities by powering on and then completely powering off your iPhone.

Step 19: Removing the Battery and Display Connector Cover

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step 19 removing the battery and display connector cover
  • Detach and lift off the cover.

Step 20: Disconnecting the Battery

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step 20 disconnecting the battery
  • Use a spudger or your fingernail to carefully disconnect the battery connector from its socket on the logic board.
  • Take care not to damage the surrounding silicone seals. Gently bend the connector away from the logic board to prevent accidental power supply during the repair.

Step 21: Disconnecting the Display Cable

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step 21 disconnecting the display cable
  • Utilize a spudger or fingernail to disconnect the connector for the display cable.
  • When reconnecting later, ensure proper alignment and press down on each side until it clicks into place, avoiding pressure on the middle to prevent damage to the pins.

Step 22: Disconnecting the Digitizer Cable

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step 22 disconnecting the digitizer cable
  • Employ a spudger or fingernail to detach the digitizer cable connector. Should any part of the screen remain unresponsive after repair, disconnect the battery and carefully reset this connector, ensuring it is free from dust or other obstructions.

Step 23: Unscrewing the Front Sensor Connector Cover

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step 23 unscrewing the front sensor connector cover
  • Use a Y000 driver to remove four screws that secure the cover over the front sensor connector. Three of these screws measure 1.1 mm in length, while one is 1.4 mm long.

Step 24: Removing the Front Sensor Connector

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step 24 removing the front sensor connector
  • Cover lift and swing the cover upwards from the left until the small clip on the right side disengages. Handle the cover with care as you remove it.
  • During reassembly, start by inserting the clip on the right edge into its slot first, then carefully hinge the rest of the cover into place.

Step 25: Disconnecting the Front Sensors

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step 25 disconnecting the front sensors
  • Use a spudger or fingernail to disconnect the connector of the front sensor assembly cable.

Step 26: Removing the Display Assembly

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step 26 removing the display assembly
  • Carefully detach the entire display assembly. If planning to replace the waterproof adhesive around the display edges during reassembly, stop at this step.

Step 27: Unscrewing the Speaker/ Sensor Assembly

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step 27 unscrewing the speaker sensor assembly
  • Remove four screws securing the speaker/ sensor assembly to the back of the display. These include two 1.4 mm Phillips screws, one 1.7 mm shouldered Y000 screw, and one 1.2 mm Y000 screw.

Step 28: Flipping the Speaker Assembly

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  • Gently lift the top edge of the earpiece speaker, which is lightly adhered.
  • Carefully flip the speaker assembly downward and away from the top edge of the display. Handle the speaker delicately as it remains connected via a fragile ribbon cable.

Step 29: Heating the Top Edge of the Display

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step 29 heating the top edge of the display
  • Apply heat to the top front portion of the display using a hair dryer or heat gun for 1-2 minutes. This softens the adhesive securing the sensors.

Step 30: Separating the Ambient Light Sensor

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step 30 separating the ambient light sensor
  • Use a spudger to lift and separate the ambient light sensor from its notch in the front panel. Be cautious to avoid damaging the sensor’s ribbon cables.
  • Continue sliding the spudger underneath the sensor and its cable to release the adhesive.

Step 31: Lifting the Microphone

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  • Use a spudger to lift the microphone from its notch in the front panel.

Step 32: Lifting the Proximity Sensor and Flood Illuminator Module

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step 32 lifting the proximity sensor and flood illuminator module 2
  • Lift the proximity sensor and flood illuminator module from its notch in the front panel using a spudger.

Step 33: Removing the Speaker and Front Sensor Assembly

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  • Remove the earpiece speaker and front sensor assembly.
  • During reassembly, ensure the black plastic module containing these components is correctly positioned to avoid adhesive obstruction.

iPhone 12 screen replacement price

  • Comprehensive Service Options: At our Repair Centre, we provide a range of screen replacement options for the iPhone 12 to suit different needs and budgets. Whether you’re looking for a premium aftermarket solution or an OEM-quality refurbishment, we have the right service for you.
  • Warranty and Support: All iPhone 12 parts come with a 6-month warranty, ensuring peace of mind and reliability in your repair.
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iphone 12 screen replacement price

Pricing Details:

  • Screen Replacement – Premium Aftermarket: $130.00
  • Screen Replacement – OEM / Refurbished: $230.00
  • Screen Replacement – Genuine Apple: $495.00

We offer warranty periods that vary depending on the type of screen replacement you choose. For additional detailed information and personalized assistance, please get in touch with us directly.

Where to iPhone 12 screen replacement near me?

When it comes to getting your iPhone 12 screen replaced, finding a reliable and professional repair center near you is crucial. One of the top options available is the Phone Repair Centre , which offers exceptional service and expertise.

Choosing Phone Repair Centre for iPhone 12 Screen Repairs

With years of experience under their belt, the Phone Repair Centre is dedicated to providing top-notch customer service. Their team consists of Apple-certified technicians proficient in various repairs, from LCD replacements to fixing water-damaged mainboards.

Here are some reasons to choose the Phone Repair Centre for your iPhone screen repairs:

  • Experience: Offering electronic device repair services since 2007.
  • Quality: Utilizing original and OEM parts from leading Australian suppliers to ensure top-tier quality.
  • Apple-Certified Technicians: Skilled in handling repairs on all Apple devices, including MacBook and iMac.
  • Wide Range of Services: Services include mobile phone repairs, MacBook mainboard repairs, phone unlocking, computer hardware repairs, data recovery, and more.
  • Lifetime Warranty: All repairs come with a lifetime warranty for peace of mind.

For these reasons, the Phone Repair Centre is your go-to choice for iPhone screen repairs. Their extensive experience, commitment to quality, and certified technicians ensure your iPhone is in safe hands. Experience the difference today!

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address for iphone 12 screen replacement near you

Contact us

1.Repair Centre Frankston

  • 6 Shannon Street Mall, Frankston VIC 3199
  • (03) 85 130 382
  • 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

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  • 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM

3. Repair Centre Somerville

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  • (04)90 790 666
  • 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

4. Phone Repair Centre Brighton

  • 282 Bay Street, Brighton VIC 3186
  • (03)75 043 563
  • 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

5. Phone Repair Centre Windsor

  • 160 Chapel Street, Windsor, VIC 3181
  • (03)75 043 564

FAQs

Is it worth it to repair iPhone 12 screen?

To determine whether repairing an iPhone 12 screen is worthwhile, consider the following factors:

  • Severity of Damage: If the screen has minor cracks, it might still be usable. However, significant damage such as major shattering or unresponsive screens can greatly hinder functionality and necessitate a repair.
  • Device Age and Value: For older iPhone 12 models, the cost of repair might surpass the current value of the device. It’s important to weigh the repair cost against the value of the phone.
  • Personal Preference: Some users prefer to maintain their devices in pristine condition and will opt for repairs even for minor damage. Others might tolerate minor imperfections and choose to avoid the repair expense.

Considering these factors can help you make an informed decision about whether to repair your iPhone 12 screen.

Can I replace my IPhone 12 screen myself?

You can replace your iPhone 12 screen yourself if you have the necessary tools and skills. Following a detailed guide can help, but be aware of the risks: self-repairs void warranties and carry a high risk of further damage. To ensure safety and quality, consider seeking help from a reputable repair center.

In conclusion, repairing your iPhone 12 screen requires careful preparation and attention to detail. Following a structured guide like the one provided ensures you navigate each step safely and effectively.

Whether you choose to undertake the repair yourself or seek professional assistance from a certified repair center like the Phone Repair Centre, prioritizing proper tools, technique, and safety measures is crucial.

Ultimately, with the right approach, you can restore your device to optimal functionality while maintaining peace of mind about its longevity and performance.