Face ID and screen brightness dimmed! Ambient light sensor replacement
My iPhone screen suddenly went dark which I initially thought was just battery juice running out. However, I noticed it actually still was on while using it in a darker room. I could barley see anything so I tried to restart it.
When booting up, it did light up normally but it dropped brightness immediately after. Also, An error message ”Unable to start up Face ID” appeared.
i tried restoring the phone with iTunes and stopped auto brightness and Truetone from settings, without any improvements.
I believe this has to do with the ambient light sensor, because the problem doesn’t seem to be a software issue and it’s affecting screen auto brightness function and Face ID.
I have experience replacing bad batteries and broken iPhone screens but never had to change a sensor component. I read that changing them will lead to iPhone not recognising the new component and losing Face ID. I also read about this recognition problem being solved back when apple released IOS 12. If not, is it possible to reprogram the new sensor? Also, where can I buy this part from?
P.S: Apple fixes it free of charge for apple care and warranty holders but I don’t have that option so it’s going to be a pricey fix with apple. I would rather do it myself if possible.
Thanks in advance!
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