How To Repair iPhone X Screen?

If your iPhone X screen is cracked, unresponsive, or not displaying an image, use this guide to replace the screen assembly. This is for screens with a pre-installed metal LCD shield. If your new screen lacks this plate, follow the provided instructions.

Carefully transfer the headphone speaker and sensor assembly from your old screen to the new one to maintain Face ID functionality. Damaging these components will disable Face ID, and only certified Apple technicians can fix it.

One thing you need to note: True Tone will not work after screen replacement, even with a genuine Apple screen.

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

Below are some steps to guide you through repairing your iPhone X screen, ensuring a thorough and successful process.

Step 1: Pentalobe Screws

  • Discharge your iPhone battery below 25% to prevent fire or explosion.
  • Power off your iPhone.
  • Remove the two 6.9 mm pentalobe screws at the bottom edge.
  • Replace any stripped or damaged screws.
  • Note: Opening the display compromises waterproof seals. Have replacements ready or avoid liquid exposure if not replacing them.
step 1 pentalobe screws
step 1 pentalobe screws

Step 2: Mark Your Opening Picks

  • To avoid damage, measure 3 mm from the tip of your opening pick and mark it with a permanent marker.
  • Mark other corners with different measurements if needed.
  • Alternatively, tape a coin 3 mm from the tip.
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step 2 mark your opening picks

Step 3: Tape Over Cracks

  • Cover the cracked screen with overlapping strips of clear packing tape to contain further breakage and protect yourself.
  • Wear safety glasses to protect your eyes.
  • If the suction cup won’t stick, use a folded piece of strong tape as a handle to lift the screen.
  • After doing the above steps, if you still fail, you can stick the suction cup to the screen
step 3 tape over cracks
step 3 tape over cracks

Step 4: Anti-Clamp Instructions

Below are instructions on using the Anti-Clamp, a specialized tool aimed at easing the opening procedure. If you’re not using the Anti-Clamp, skip ahead three steps for an alternative method.

  • For detailed Anti-Clamp instructions, refer to this guide.
  • Pulling the blue handle backward unlocks the Anti-Clamp’s arms.
  • Slide the arms over either side edge of your iPhone.
  • Position one suction cup on the front and one on the back near the bottom edge.
  • Squeeze the cups together to create suction on the desired area.
  • If the iPhone surface is too slippery for the Anti-Clamp to hold, use tape to improve grip.
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step 4 anti clamp instructions 1
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step 4 anti clamp instructions 2
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step 4 anti clamp instructions 3

Step 5: Using the Anti-Clamp

  • Pull the blue handle forward to secure the arms.
  • Rotate the handle clockwise 360 degrees or until the cups begin to stretch.
  • Ensure the suction cups stay aligned, adjust if they start to shift by loosening slightly and realigning the arms.
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step 5 using the anti clamp 1
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step 5 using the anti clamp 2
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step 5 using the anti clamp 3

Step 6: Applying Heat and Opening the iPhone X

  • Heat the iOpener and place it through the Anti-Clamp arms. Alternatively, use a hair dryer, heat gun, or hot plate, but be cautious of excessive heat that can damage the display or battery.
  • Position the iOpener along the bottom edge of the iPhone and wait one minute to soften the adhesive.
  • Insert an opening pick between the screen and plastic bezel, avoiding damage to the screen itself.
  • If the Anti-Clamp fails to generate sufficient gap, increase the heat and rotate the handle a quarter turn each time, allowing one minute intervals between rotations.
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step 6 applying heat and opening the iphone x 1
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step 6 applying heat and opening the iphone x 2
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step 6 applying heat and opening the iphone x 3

Step 7: Heating and Softening Adhesive

  • Heat the lower edge of the iPhone with a hairdryer, heat gun, or iOpener for about a minute to soften the adhesive, facilitating easier opening.
  • Avoid overheating to prevent screen damage.
step 7 heating and softening adhesive
step 7 heating and softening adhesive

Step 8: Applying Suction Handle

  • When using a single suction handle, place it on the bottom edge of the phone, being careful to avoid the curved glass section.
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step 8 applying suction handle

Step 9: Creating a Gap

  • Apply firm, steady pressure on the suction cup to create a small gap between the screen and frame.
  • Insert an opening pick into the gap under the plastic bezel, not the screen itself.
  • Strong adhesive requires significant force; apply more heat if needed and gently rock the screen to weaken the adhesive.
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step 9 creating a gap 1
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step 9 creating a gap 2
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step 9 creating a gap 3

Step 10: Slicing Adhesive

  • Slide the opening pick around the lower left corner and up the left edge of the iPhone to cut through the adhesive holding the display.
  • Avoid inserting the pick more than 3 mm to prevent damaging internal components.
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step 10 slicing adhesive

Step 11: Screen Information

  • Be cautious of delicate cables along the right edge of your iPhone; avoid inserting the pick here to prevent cable damage.
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step 11 screen information

Step 12: Continuing Separation

  • Re-insert the pick at the bottom edge and slide it up the right side to further loosen adhesive. Avoid inserting more than 3 mm to protect display cables.
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step 12 continuing separation

Step 13: Handling Top Edge

  • The top edge of the display is secured with adhesive and clips. Slide the pick around the top corner while gently pulling or wiggling the display toward the Lightning port.
  • Avoid excessive force to prevent clip breakage.
  • To prevent damage to the front panel sensor array, do not insert the pick more than 3 mm. Ensure to cut any remaining adhesive that secures the display.
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step 13 handling top edge

Step 14: Removing Suction Cup

  • Pull the small nub on the suction cup to release it from the front panel.
step 14 removing suction cup
step 14 removing suction cup

Step 15: Opening the iPhone

  • Swing the display up from the left side like opening a book’s back cover. Avoid fully separating the display at this point, as fragile ribbon cables are still attached to the iPhone’s logic board. Ensure the frame comes off with the display to avoid getting stuck. Prop the display against something stable for support during work.
  • For reassembly, align the clips along the top edge, gently press the top edge into place, and ensure all clips are secure before snapping down the rest of the display.
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step 15 opening the iphone 1
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step 15 opening the iphone 2
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step 15 opening the iphone 3

Step 16: Remove five Y000 screws from the logic board connector bracket:

  • Three 1.1 mm screws
  • One 3.1 mm screw
  • One 3.7 mm screw
  • Keep track of each screw to ensure proper reassembly and prevent damage to your iPhone.
step 16 remove five Y000 screws from the logic board connector bracket
step 16 remove five Y000 screws from the logic board connector bracket

Step 17: Removing the Bracket

  • Gently lift the bracket, which may be lightly adhered.
  • During reassembly, test all functions after powering on your iPhone before sealing the display.
  • Power down the iPhone completely before continuing.
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step 17 removing the bracket

Step 18: Disconnecting Battery Connector

  • Use a spudger or clean fingernail to lift the battery connector from its socket on the logic board.
  • Avoid damaging the black silicone seal around connections, which provides water and dust protection.
  • Bend the connector away from the logic board to prevent accidental power contact during repair.
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step 18 disconnecting battery connector 1
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step 18 disconnecting battery connector 2

Step 19: Disconnecting Front Panel Sensor Assembly

  • Use a spudger or fingernail to disconnect the front panel sensor assembly connector.
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step 19 disconnecting front panel sensor assembly 1
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step 19 disconnecting front panel sensor assembly 2

Step 20: Disconnecting OLED Panel Cable

  • Use a spudger or fingernail to disconnect the OLED panel cable connector.
  • When reattaching press connectors, align and press down on each side until it clicks into place to avoid damaging the pins.
  • Do not press down in the middle.
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step 20 disconnecting oled panel cable 1
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step 20 disconnecting oled panel cable 2

Step 21: Disconnecting Digitizer Cable

  • Use a spudger to lift the digitizer cable connector from its socket. Take care when reconnecting due to its recessed location.
  • Align carefully and press both sides gently until it clicks into place. If the screen doesn’t respond to touch after repair, disconnect the battery and ensure the connector is fully seated and free of dust.
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step 21 disconnecting digitizer cable 1
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step 21 disconnecting digitizer cable 2

Step 22: Lifting Front Panel Sensor Assembly

  • Carefully lift the front panel sensor assembly flex cable, separating it from the adhesive.
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step 22 lifting front panel sensor assembly 1
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step 22 lifting front panel sensor assembly 2
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step 22 lifting front panel sensor assembly 3

Step 23: Removing Display Assembly

  • Remove the display assembly. Consider replacing the waterproof adhesive around the display edges during reassembly.
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step 23 removing display assembly

Step 24: Removing Earpiece Speaker and Front Sensor Assembly

  • Remove the 1.2 mm Y000 screw near the infrared camera port on the back of the display assembly.
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step 24 removing earpiece speaker and front sensor assembly

Step 25: Handling Metal Grounding Clip

  • Remove the small metal grounding clip beneath the screw if it didn’t come out with the screw. Orient it correctly during reassembly and hold it in place while tightening the screw.
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step 25 handling metal grounding clip 3

Step 26: Removing Speaker/Sensor Assembly Screws

  • Remove two more Y000 screws securing the speaker/sensor assembly: one 1.6 mm and one 1.3 mm.
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step 26 removing speaker sensor assembly screws

Step 27: Removing Earpiece Speaker

  • Gently pry under the top edge of the earpiece speaker assembly with a spudger. Carefully flip it down and away from the display, mindful of the thin flex cable.
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step 27 removing earpiece speaker 1
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step 27 removing earpiece speaker 2

Step 28: Softening Adhesive

  • Use a hairdryer, heat gun, or iOpener to soften the adhesive at the top front of the display for about a minute.
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step 28 softening adhesive

Step 29: Separating Microphone and Flex Cable

  • Carefully slide a spudger underneath the flex cable below the microphone. Twist gently to separate it without straining or damaging the cable.
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step 29 separating microphone and flex cable 1
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step 29 separating microphone and flex cable 2
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step 29 separating microphone and flex cable 3

Step 30: Removing Proximity Sensor Module

  • Slide an opening pick beneath the flex cable and underneath the proximity sensor + flood illuminator module.
  • Gently lift and wiggle to separate it from its notch in the front panel. Lift the speaker carefully for better access, avoiding strain on the flex cable.
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step 30 removing proximity sensor module 1
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step 30 removing proximity sensor module 2
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step 30 removing proximity sensor module 3

Step 31: Removing Ambient Light Sensor

  • Use tweezers to gently wiggle and lift the ambient light sensor from its notch in the display. Take care not to damage the thin flex cable attaching it to the sensor assembly.
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step 31 removing ambient light sensor 1
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step 31 removing ambient light sensor 2

Step 32: Handling Ambient Light Sensor and Diffuser

  • If you removed the entire ambient light sensor, proceed to the next step. If the white diffuser strip remains embedded in the display, carefully lever it out along the top edge using a thin blade or pry tool after applying heat.
  • During reassembly, ensure the diffuser is correctly oriented before setting the ambient light sensor on top.
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step 32 handling ambient light sensor and diffuser 1
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step 32 handling ambient light sensor and diffuser 2
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step 32 handling ambient light sensor and diffuser 3

Step 33: Removing Earpiece Speaker and Front Sensor Assembly

  • Remove the earpiece speaker and front sensor assembly. During reassembly, ensure the proximity sensor and flood illuminator are positioned without obstruction from adhesive.
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step 33 removing earpiece speaker and front sensor assembly 1
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step 33 removing earpiece speaker and front sensor assembly 2
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step 33 removing earpiece speaker and front sensor assembly 3

IPhone X screen replacement price

Repairing an iPhone screen can vary significantly in cost. Screen replacements tend to be the most expensive type of repair due to several factors:

  • The screen is a critical component, encompassing not just the glass but the entire display panel responsible for showing images. Replacing it involves intricate work and costly components.
  • The type of iPhone also impacts repair costs. Newer iPhones with OLED screens are generally more expensive to repair compared to older models with LCD screens. This is primarily because OLED displays are more advanced and expensive to manufacture and replace.

Phone Repair Centre provide various screen replacement options: Premium Aftermarket at $110.00, OEM/Refurbished at $195.00, and Genuine Apple at $445.00. All Genuine Apple parts are backed by a 12-month warranty, while OEM and Aftermarket parts enjoy a lifetime warranty. Visit us at multiple Springvale, Frankston, Somerville, Brighton, and Windsor locations.

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iphone x screen replacement

Where to IPhone X screen replacement near me?

Choosing Phone Repair Centre for iPhone X screen repairs

Since 2007, Phone Repair Centre has established itself as a leading authority in repairing various electronic devices, particularly mobile phones. Our team of Apple-certified technicians excels in handling Apple and Samsung replacements, including complex issues such as water-damaged mainboards. With an unwavering commitment to quality, customer satisfaction remains our foremost priority. We utilize original and OEM parts from prominent Australian suppliers to ensure high-quality service and minimize fault rates.

Discover why Phone Repair Centre is your go-to choice for iPhone screen repairs:

  • Expert Certification: Our technicians are Apple-certified, guaranteeing expert care for your device.
  • Warranty Confidence: Enjoy peace of mind with our 12-month warranty, underscoring our commitment to high-quality repairs.
  • Competitive Affordability: Benefit from a blend of expertise, reliability, and competitive pricing, ensuring top-notch services without breaking the bank.
  • Rich Experience: With experience dating back to 2007, we specialize in repairing mobile phones, game consoles, computers, and tablets.
  • Excellence Endorsement: Our reputation for excellence is built on consistently prioritizing customer satisfaction.
  • Quality Components: We use genuine and OEM parts from leading Australian suppliers, ensuring the highest quality and reducing the likelihood of faults.
  • Diverse Repair Solutions: From Apple and Samsung replacements to water-damaged mainboards, our technicians can handle a wide range of repair needs.
  • Unparalleled Service Quality: Experience exceptional service as our technicians use original parts, backed by our dedication to customer satisfaction and access to genuine Apple resources.\
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iphone x screen repairs

Contact us

Repair Centre Frankston

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

Repair Centre Springvale

  • 21/ 268-274 Springvale Road, Springvale, VIC 3171
  • (03) 85 130 380
  • 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Repair Centre Somerville

  • 6/17 Eramosa Road West, Somerville VIC 3912
  • (04)90 790 666
  • 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Phone Repair Centre Brighton

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

Phone Repair Centre Windsor

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

FAQs

Is it worth it to repair iPhone X screen?

Here are key considerations to help you decide if repairing is worthwhile:

  • While small cracks may be manageable, a large or unresponsive screen can severely impact usability.
  • Repair costs for older iPhones could surpass their current market worth.
  • Priorities vary—some prefer flawless displays, while others tolerate minor imperfections.

Evaluate these factors to determine whether repairing your cracked iPhone screen is the best course of action for you.

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repair iphone x screen

Can I replace my IPhone X screen by myself?

Yes, you can replace your iPhone 11 screen yourself, but it requires tools and skills. Following a guide can help, but be aware of risks like voiding warranties and potential damage if not done correctly. For certainty, seek assistance from a reputable repair center.

Phone Repair Centre offers top-notch iPhone repair services with skilled technicians proficient in all mobile phone repairs, ensuring your iPhone X receives premium parts and meticulous attention. Contact us at any of our convenient locations for guaranteed satisfaction.

replace my iphone x screen by myself
replace my iphone x screen by myself