How To Repair iPhone XR Screen?

If your iPhone XR screen is cracked, unresponsive to touch, or not displaying properly, you can restore it by replacing the screen with a new display assembly. Ensure the replacement screen includes a frame and a metal LCD shield. Transfer the earpiece speaker + sensor assembly from your old display to the new one carefully, as it’s paired with your iPhone for Face ID. Damaging these components will disable Face ID, which only Apple can restore. Note that True Tone functionality is disabled after any screen replacement, even with an original Apple screen.

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

  • Step 1: Turn off your iPhone and unscrew the two 6.7 mm pentalobe screws located at the bottom edge. Prepare replacement waterproof seals if necessary.
step 1 remove the pentalobe screws
step 1 remove the pentalobe screws
  • Step 2: Mark your opening picks 3 mm from the tip to prevent damage. Alternatively, tape a coin to a pick for marking.
step 2 mark your opening picks
step 2 mark your opening picks
  • Step 3: If the screen is cracked, cover it with clear packing tape to prevent further damage. Wear safety glasses during this step.
step 3 tape over any cracks
step 3 tape over any cracks
  • Step 4: If using the Anti-Clamp tool, unlock its arms, position suction cups on the bottom edge, lock the arms, and apply gentle suction. Apply heat to the bottom edge using an iOpener.
step 4 anti clamp instructions
step 4 anti clamp instructions
  • Step 5: Secure the Anti-Clamp arms by pulling the blue handle forward and turning it clockwise until the cups start stretching. Keep them aligned.
step 5 secure the anti clamp arms
step 5 secure the anti clamp arms
  • Step 6: Apply heat to the lower edge of the iPhone with a hairdryer or iOpener for about a minute to soften the adhesive. Insert an opening pick carefully.
step 6 apply heat to the lower edge of the iphone
step 6 apply heat to the lower edge of the iphone
  • Step 7: If the Anti-Clamp doesn’t create enough gap, apply more heat and adjust the handle. Proceed slowly to avoid damaging the display or battery.
step 7 proceed slowly to avoid damaging the display or battery
step 7 proceed slowly to avoid damaging the display or battery
  • Step 8: If using a single suction handle, apply it to the bottom edge of the phone, avoiding the curved glass portion.
step 8 apply it to the bottom edge of the phone avoiding the curved glass portion
step 8 apply it to the bottom edge of the phone avoiding the curved glass portion
  • Step 9: Pull up on the suction cup with firm, constant pressure to create a small gap between the front panel and rear case. Insert an opening pick under the plastic bezel, not the screen itself, to start separating them.
step 9 lift the display slightly
step 9 lift the display slightly
  • Step 10: Slide an opening pick around the lower left corner and up the left edge of the iPhone to cut through the adhesive. Be cautious not to insert the pick more than 3 mm to avoid damaging internal components.
step 10 separate the screen adhesive
step 10 separate the screen adhesive
  • Step 11: Take note of the fragile cables running along the right edge. Avoid inserting your pick at marked spots to prevent damage.
step 11 take note of the fragile cables running along the right edge
step 11 take note of the fragile cables running along the right edge
  • Step 12: Re-insert the pick at the bottom edge and slide it up the right side to further separate the adhesive. Again, do not insert the pick more than 3 mm.
step 12 screen information
step 12 screen information
  • Step 13: Glide the tool along the upper corner of the display, gently nudging or shifting it towards the Lightning port. Take care not to break the clips; work patiently and avoid inserting the pick more than 3 mm.
step 13 glide the tool along the upper corner of the display
step 13 glide the tool along the upper corner of the display
  • Step 14: Pull on the small nub of the suction cup to detach it from the front panel.
step 14 pull on the small nub of the suction cup to detach it from the front panel
step 14 pull on the small nub of the suction cup to detach it from the front panel
  • Step 15: Swing the display up from the left side like opening a book cover. Keep the display propped up against something to prevent stressing the fragile ribbon cables that still connect it to the logic board.
step 15 swing the display up from the left side like opening a book cover
step 15 swing the display up from the left side like opening a book cover
  • Step 16: Remove three 1.2 mm Y000 screws securing the battery connector cover bracket. Keep track of screws and bracket placement to avoid damage.
step 16 remove three 1 2 mm y000 screws securing the battery connector cover bracket
step 16 remove three 1 2 mm y000 screws securing the battery connector cover bracket
  • Step 17: Use a spudger to pry up the battery connector straight out of its socket. Bend the connector away from the logic board to prevent accidental power during repair.
step 17 use a spudger to pry up the battery connector straight out of its socket
step 17 use a spudger to pry up the battery connector straight out of its socket
  • Step 18: Remove two 1.2 mm Y000 screws securing the display connector bracket. Be mindful not to lose screws or misplace the bracket.
step 18 remove two 1 2 mm Y000 screws securing the display connector bracket
step 18 remove two 1 2 mm Y000 screws securing the display connector bracket
  • Step 19: Pry up and disconnect the digitizer cable using a spudger. Reconnect carefully during reassembly to avoid damage.
step 19 pry up and disconnect the digitizer cable using a spudger
step 19 pry up and disconnect the digitizer cable using a spudger
  • Step 20: Use a spudger to disconnect the display cable connector cautiously, ensuring the cable remains undamaged.
step 20 use a spudger to disconnect the display cable connector cautiously
step 20 use a spudger to disconnect the display cable connector cautiously
  • Step 21: Remove five screws securing the logic board connector bracket: one 1.3 mm Phillips #000, one 1.5 mm Phillips #000, and three 1.2 mm Y000 screws. Take note of smaller attached brackets.
step 21 remove five screws securing the logic board connector bracket
step 21 remove five screws securing the logic board connector bracket
  • Step 22: Pry up the front sensor assembly connector using a spudger. Be gentle to avoid damage.
step 22 pry up the front sensor assembly connector using a spudger be gentle to avoid damage
step 22 pry up the front sensor assembly connector using a spudger be gentle to avoid damage
  • Step 23: Carefully lift and remove the display assembly from the iPhone.. Consider replacing waterproof adhesive during reassembly.
step 23 carefully lift and remove the display assembly from the iphone
step 23 carefully lift and remove the display assembly from the iphone
  • Step 24: Remove four screws securing the earpiece/sensor assembly to the back of the display. Use appropriate tools to avoid damage.
step 24 remove four screws securing the earpiece sensor assembly to the back of the display
step 24 remove four screws securing the earpiece sensor assembly to the back of the display
  • Step 25: Carefully use tweezers to pivot the earpiece speaker assembly away from the top edge of the display. Avoid straining the attached flex cable.
step 25 carefully use tweezers to pivot the earpiece speaker assembly away from the top edge of the display
step 25 carefully use tweezers to pivot the earpiece speaker assembly away from the top edge of the display
  • Step 26: Apply heat to the top front of the display for about a minute to soften adhesive securing the sensors.
step 26 apply heat to the top front of the display
step 26 apply heat to the top front of the display
  • Step 27:Use a spudger to delicately pry and detach the microphone from its position in the front panel. Apply heat if necessary.
step 27 use a spudger to delicately pry and detach the microphone
step 27 use a spudger to delicately pry and detach the microphone
  • Step 28: Slide an opening pick under the proximity sensor + flood illuminator module, gently lifting and wiggling to separate it from the front panel.
step 28 slide an opening pick under the proximity sensor
step 28 slide an opening pick under the proximity sensor
  • Step 29: Slide tweezers to remove the small bracket off the ambient light sensor.
step 29 slide tweezers to remove the small bracket off the ambient light sensor
step 29 slide tweezers to remove the small bracket off the ambient light sensor
  • Step 30: Use tweezers to wiggle and lift the ambient light sensor from its notch in the display. Apply heat if needed.
step 30 use tweezers to wiggle and lift the ambient light sensor
step 30 use tweezers to wiggle and lift the ambient light sensor
  • Step 31: Adjust the diffuser and sensor alignment during reassembly to ensure correct positioning and functionality.
step 31 adjust the diffuser and sensor alignment during reassembly
step 31 adjust the diffuser and sensor alignment during reassembly
  • Step 32: Carefully remove the earpiece speaker and front sensor assembly, ensuring proper positioning for components during reassembly.
step 32 carefully remove the earpiece speaker and front sensor assembly
step 32 carefully remove the earpiece speaker and front sensor assembly

IPhone XR screen replacement price

The cost of repairing an iPhone screen can vary significantly, primarily influenced by several factors. The screen itself is a critical component, not just comprising the glass but the entire display panel responsible for showing images. Replacing it requires intricate work and involves costly components.

Another significant factor influencing repair costs is the type of iPhone being serviced. Newer models with OLED screens tend to be more expensive to repair compared to older models with LCD screens. OLED displays are more advanced and pricier to manufacture and replace, contributing to higher repair costs.

At Phone Repair Centre, we offer various screen replacement options tailored to different needs:

  • Premium Aftermarket Screen Replacement: $110.00
  • OEM / Refurbished Screen Replacement: $155.00
  • Genuine Apple Screen Replacement: $325.00

All Genuine Apple parts come with a 12-month warranty, while OEM and Aftermarket parts are backed by a lifetime warranty. Visit us at our convenient locations in Springvale, Frankston, Somerville, Brighton, and Windsor for expert iPhone screen repair services.

Where to IPhone XR screen replacement near me?

Choosing Phone Repair Centre for iPhone XR screen repairs

Since its inception in 2007, Phone Repair Centre has solidified its position as a premier authority in electronic device repairs, specializing particularly in mobile phones. Our team of Apple-certified technicians excels in servicing Apple and Samsung devices, adeptly addressing complex issues such as water-damaged mainboards. Customer satisfaction remains our utmost priority, underpinned by a steadfast commitment to delivering top-notch service.

Here’s why Phone Repair Centre stands out for iPhone XR screen repairs:

  • Expert Technicians: Our Apple-certified technicians ensure expert handling and care for your device.
  • Warranty Assurance: Enjoy peace of mind with our comprehensive 12-month warranty, demonstrating our dedication to quality repairs.
  • Competitive Pricing: Experience a blend of affordability and reliability, offering high-quality services at competitive rates.
  • Decades of Experience: With over a decade of experience, we specialize in repairing mobile phones, game consoles, computers, and tablets.
  • Commitment to Excellence: Our reputation is built on consistently prioritizing customer satisfaction and delivering exceptional service.
  • Premium Parts: We use genuine and OEM parts sourced from leading Australian suppliers, ensuring reliability and minimizing issues.
  • Comprehensive Repair Capabilities: From Apple and Samsung replacements to intricate repairs like water-damaged mainboards, our technicians are equipped to handle diverse repair needs.
  • Superior Service Standards: Expect nothing short of excellence as our technicians utilize original parts and leverage genuine Apple resources to uphold our commitment to customer satisfaction.

Choose Phone Repair Centre confidently for iPhone XR screen repairs, where expertise, quality, and customer-centric service converge to ensure your device receives the best care possible.

Choose Phone Repair Centre confidently for iPhone X screen
Choose Phone Repair Centre confidently for iPhone X screen

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 XR screen?

Here are important factors to consider when deciding whether to repair your iPhone:

  • The impact on usability: A cracked screen, especially if large or unresponsive, can significantly hinder your ability to use the phone effectively.
  • Cost versus value: Repair costs for older iPhones might exceed their current market value, making the decision more financially challenging.
  • Personal preferences: Priorities differ among users—some prioritize having a flawless display, while others may be willing to tolerate minor imperfections.

Carefully weigh these considerations to determine if repairing your cracked iPhone screen aligns with your needs and preferences.

repair iPhone XR screen
repair iPhone XR screen

Can I replace my iPhone XR screen by myself?

Certainly, replacing your iPhone XR screen yourself is possible, but it demands specific tools and expertise. While using a guide can assist you through the process, there are inherent risks such as voiding warranties or causing damage if not executed correctly. For peace of mind, it’s advisable to consider professional assistance from a reputable repair center.

At Phone Repair Centre, we provide exceptional iPhone repair services delivered by experienced technicians who specialize in all aspects of mobile phone repairs. Your iPhone XR will receive meticulous care and premium components to ensure optimal performance. Contact us at one of our convenient locations for guaranteed satisfaction with your repair needs.

replace my IPhone XR screen myself
replace my IPhone XR screen myself