Utilisez ce tutoriel pour remplacer les boutons de sonnerie et de volume de votre iPhone 5s.

Il est nécéssaire de retirer la batterie dans ce tutoriel. Retirer la batterie avec les bandes adhésives est la méthode la plus sûre, mais laissera votre batterie sans bandes adhésives. Pour remettre votre batterie en place, utilisez un morceau de ruban adhésif double face pour la sécuriser. La batterie est plutôt bien sécurisée dans l'appareil, mais l'adhésif l'empêchera de cliqueter.

  1. Si la vitre de votre écran est fissurée, utilisez de la bande adhésive pour éviter de l'endommager davantage ou de vous blesser lors de la réparation.
    • Si la vitre de votre écran est fissurée, utilisez de la bande adhésive pour éviter de l'endommager davantage ou de vous blesser lors de la réparation.

    • Couvrez entièrement l'écran du téléphone avec une bande de ruban adhésif transparent.

      • Le ruban adhésif permet de retenir les éclats de verre et de maintenir l'intégrité de la structure lorsque l'écran sera soulevé.

    • Portez des lunettes de protection pour protéger vos yeux d'un éventuel bris de verre lors de la réparation.

    This was the most stressful thing I have ever done. I can't get the chips to pop in the top right corner, still coming up with white lines at top of screen even after re-powering the battery. Very poor experience, will let apple or a professional handle this rather than a how to. &&^& this.

    steven krieger - Réponse

    This is a Step 4 comment. I ordered the iSclack tool to help with my 5s battery replacement. After 30 minutes of trying to open the iPhone, I gave up and will try this later when I have a lot more time to spend on this. Before you ask, yes I did remove the two screws in Step 2. I must have a very tight fitting phone! Maybe next time I'll try a drop of oil on both suction cups to help with the adhesion. LOL, did not think I'd have trouble opening the case!

    TerryChang - Réponse

    An update. After months of living with my dead battery (iSclack would not work for me), I decided to use the provided suction cup, and surprise - it worked! LOL, so much for the iSclack tool! In any case, I followed the instructions and though it was a bit difficult (too small parts, too fat fingers, aging eyes), I was able to replace the battery. The battery removal was a bear, but with patience (and the use of an expired credit card as my lever), it did come out. Replacement of the adhesive strips was a puzzle - I eventually installed it "backwards" (removal hole in the tab on the left vs right) but this should not affect anything. Phone is charging now and preliminary testing of the home button/digitizer seem to be working. Once fully charged I'll do a full test on the phone to ensure I put things together correctly, but THANK YOU iFixIt for these instructions!

    TerryChang -

    I faced the same issue. My 5S wouldn't open with the iSclack. Had to use the suction cup instead. Even then, I wrestled with it for a whole 30 minutes.. Apparently my 5S is one sticky beast.

    Daylen -

    Firstly do not just watch the video if you are going to do the battery replacement. I was too busy and stupid and only watched the video and boogered my Girlfiends 5S with the screw replacement boon doggle... You must read the iFix full instructions (forget the video) or you will screw it up!.. It is not necessary to take the screen completely off. I did my 5 that was and assumed the 5S had a different protocol for a reason. It doesn't require removing the creen at all. I was careful on my 5 and had no problem. I took different prcautions and watched only the video and screwed up a perfectly good 5S... This means if your not backed up you just lost all your contacts and messages videos etc.... iFix is cool except their Video is not concise like the long instructions they provide. I was stupid and figured I new what i was doing after doing a couple other batteries and bingo I screwed it...

    yaterbob - Réponse

    Before embarking on this task, be sure you don't simply have built-up lint in the lightening port. I found that with a needle and some very CAREFUL workmanship removing lint/debris from the base of the port was what was ailing my machine.

    mark40 - Réponse

    Before embarking on this, remember to order some new replacement sticky adhesive strips, as these do not come with the replacement battery. I didn’t realise this until I had removed the battery. I just replaced it without and have crossed my fingers!

    debsmcd6 - Réponse

    As to my comment above, I had to order them and fit them to the battery as it was moving around inside!

    debsmcd6 - Réponse

    There is no need to over tape the screen; one strip is enough if wider to make a full cover. My screen was super fragmented and it worked beautifully with just one layer of tape.

    Andre Silva - Réponse

  2. Avant de continuer, déchargez votre iPhone en dessous de 25%. Une batterie lithium ion chargée peut s'enflammer et/ou exploser si elle est percée accidentellement.
    • Avant de continuer, déchargez votre iPhone en dessous de 25%. Une batterie lithium ion chargée peut s'enflammer et/ou exploser si elle est percée accidentellement.

    • Éteignez votre téléphone avant de commencer le démontage.

    • Retirez les deux vis Pentalobe de 3,9 mm de chaque côté du connecteur de charge Lightning.

    I used a white terrycloth hand towel as my work surface and to position and retain all the screws and part in their relative positions, so I didn't mix things up. I also magnetized the screwdriver tips and that made it very easy to deal with these tiny, tiny screws.

    Magnus Dalen - Réponse

    For a secure working, put a small pot with lid on your workplace. When the battery starts burning, throw it in the pot, close it with the lid and get the pot safely out of the building, e.g. on the balcony or throw it out of the window. Do not try to extinct the battery with water, just let it burn out outside. This might take some hours.

    Raymond Willems - Réponse

    This is a really helpful one! My battery caught fire but luckily it was only one cell and not the entire battery. So it was done after a few seconds and I could go on with the replacement.

    Matthias Blab -

    Directions should say “use the P2 screwdriver head.”

    William Kolb - Réponse

    ifixit supplied a set of replacement philips screws (marked “Liberate!”). Thanks but I’m sticking with the pentalobe since they fit more securely than philips which have a chance of stripping if not held with the right amount of pressure.

    Don Libes - Réponse

    What are you supposed to do if the screws are stripped or won’t come out. No luck with the tweezers either.

    ibrokeit - Réponse

    Yep i‘ve had the same problem. One screw out, one that won‘t budge!!!

    Stennett -

    “cheater” reading glasses are a big help. Carolyn

    Carolyn Green - Réponse

    In this step, it is the P02 screwdriver from the kit (see that the nib has five sides , exactly for ‘pentalobe’ screws). All the other steps involving screws it was the Philips 000 (there was a third screwdriver Y 000 in the kit which I did not use). Did not have any problems at all removing and readding screws back through the process.

    Andre Silva - Réponse

    • Dans les étapes suivantes, vous allez détacher l'écran du châssis de l'iPhone. L'écran est composé d'une vitre et d'un joint en plastique avec des clips en métal.

    • Peu importe l'outil que vous utilisez, assurez-vous de soulever l'écran en entier.

    • Si la vitre commence à se séparer du plastique, comme montré sur l'image, glissez un Plastic Opening Tool entre le cadre en plastique et le corps en métal du téléphone pour retirer les clips en métal.

    • Si vous remontez un écran dont le joint en plastique s'est décollé, vous devrez peut-être utiliser une fine bande d'adhésif entre le joint en plastique et la vitre afin que l'iPhone se ferme correctement.

    can this separation makes the screen stop working

    bassam_shallak92 - Réponse

    In my experience, dust particles have entered the screen, and partially ruins the wiewing experience, but this far the screen still works

    Iver søbakk -

    If the screen spilt and half is still stuck in the phone (clips broke and came out), how do I get the rest of the display panel up? It appears stuck, almost glued down.

    Shara Nelson - Réponse

    I was attempting to replace the battery on a phone that had been dropped once to create a dent in the top right corner, which pushed out the screen a tiny bit in that region, but not enough to break or render it non-functional. That all changed when I attempted to open my phone. I have a 5s and I had a friend’s broken SE that I was practicing on. I did not realize that either the construction of the screen is different, or that the dent in my phone would be that much of a problem. When I opened my phone, the top of the screen popped up almost immediately…. without the plastic bevel. It took a bit to get the bottom part open, but the plastic bevel in the top part was still stuck in the frame. I panicked and closed everything, but the screen was popped out from the frame even more and now when I turn on the phone, the screen has a green tint and won’t respond to touch :’(

    Zhian Kamvar - Réponse

    • Les deux étapes suivantes montrent comment utiliser l'iSclack, un outil formidable pour ouvrir sans problème l'iPhone et que nous recommandons d'ailleurs à ceux qui aiment bien réparer. Si vous n'utilisez pas l'iSclack, ignorez les deux étapes suivantes.

    • Serrez les manches de l'iSclack, cela va ouvrir la mâchoire à ventouses.

    • Placez le bas de votre iPhone entre les ventouses et contre la jauge de profondeur.

      • Le haut des ventouses devrait se placer juste au dessus du bouton Home.

    • Desserrez les manches pour fermer la mâchoire de l'iSclack. Centrez les ventouses et appuyez fermement sur le haut et le bas de l'iPhone.

    DO NOT USE THIS METHOD. If the glue holding the glass to the screen assembly is weak, the force from the suction cup will pull the glass straight off. Instead, use a very thin flat metal tool to slide under the front face (carefully between the plastic edge strip and the metal case) and pry up. This is not only easier, but it is also a far safer method.

    Izaac Post - Réponse

    Thank you very much, however already used the suction cup and it came much easier than expected... Then snapped the home cable on my wife's phone... Now I have to replace that...

    Thomas Hallberg -

    This tool is worth its weight in gold to make opening the case without breaking things very easy. Highly recommend using it. I needed to use the little blue plastic pry bar tool on one side of the case to get the glass and frame to release from the back.

    Magnus Dalen - Réponse

    I used this tool on 2 successful screen replacements - BUT on the third time, the force did in fact separate the glass from the plastic, so I'd suggest inspecting first, and using with care.

    Andrew - Réponse

    This is the third repair using the iSclack it didn't have enough force to lift the face. I used the flat tool to help separate it. Thanks to those who warned against this tool due to pulling the glass face loose. I didn't think of that.

    ldavis - Réponse

    • Tenez bien votre iPhone et serrez les poignées de l'iSclack pour séparer les ventouses et enlever la vitre du boîtier arrière.

    • L'iSclack est conçu pour ouvrir suffisamment votre iPhone en toute sécurité, sans risquer d'endommager les nappes de l'écran.

    • Décollez les deux ventouses de votre iPhone.

    • Ignorez les trois étapes suivantes et continuez à l'étape 9.

    Zip-tie is an excellent idea which I used in 1 repair(place zip-tie around home button area and hold in place while using the tool). Also using a single suction cup will work as well but needs to be placed to the left above the home button(depending on size of cup). Also there is a indentation on the bottom left of the screen assembly that will allow you to insert a jimmy tool or something similar once you lift the screen some from the frame. Once inserted take your time to release the screen across the bottom and sides but remember not to insert to far at the bottom or you may damage the home button cable.

    Bryan Solo - Réponse

    The iSclack tool is a no brainer. I simply cleaned both areas were the suction cup secured to and pushed the ends of the iSclack together. Could not have been easier! The use of a zip tie did interest me, but I went the easiest way for no mistakes (iSclack). Be sure to hold the top of the phone securely, when open the bottom, which ever options you choose.

    iScott - Réponse

    This worked for me. Unfortunately I managed to pinch the fleshy bit of my index finger when closing shut the handles….ouch! So just be a bit careful!

    debsmcd6 - Réponse

    • Si vous ne disposez pas d'un iSclack, utilisez une ventouse pour soulever l'écran :

    • Appuyez la ventouse sur l'écran juste au dessus du bouton Home.

    • Faites attention à bien coller la ventouse complètement sur l'écran.

    My phone was too shattered to grip with my "Pump'itup" iFixit suction cup, and the method of adding packing tape over the display did not work either (still too lumpy). I ended up epoxying two 5" x 3/4" pieces of wood trim strips directly to the face of the phone, avoiding the Home switch and any seams, and positioning the wood to overhang the phone by ~2 inches. After 30 minutes of setting, I was able to lift up on the overhanging wood strips and pop the face of the phone out of the housing.

    cpwittenberg - Réponse

    Use a Stanley knife to push in between the back housing and the frame in the bottom left and corner and gently leaver up.

    Much easier Than using suction cup but may slight scratch the frame or housing.

    Craig Matthews -

    I suspect that the age of the phone and accident that caused cracks make this method possible for some people. My mom's phone was only a month or so old and the suction cup only caused the screen to raise slightly. There was certainly no crack I could squeeze a spudger into. I just superglued the suction cup onto the screen in the end, which was very effective.

    Caroline Russell -

    Removed board. I ended up with a small shiny metal plate. Shown clearly in the above last posted photos just under the power button switch. Where does this goes?

    Malcolm - Réponse

    I was wondering the same thing. Did you ever figure out where this goes?

    paul -

    This has probably been replied to, but see step 31 :) Should be re installed with the pokey out bits pointing down.

    daveoline -

    Can someone please help me. I went through all of the steps and now my phone screen is all white and I can't see anything.

    Lukeapple1414 - Réponse

    First try a hard reset by holding down both the power button and the home button at the same time for at least 10 seconds. If that doesn't work, get back inside the phone and reseat the connectors. If the problem persists, either you received a bad part, or the part was damaged during installation.

    iGuys -

    My screen was too broken and the suction cup would not stick. I too a piece of Gorilla duct-tape and stuck it to itself and then also to the screen so that it made a "Tab" that I could pull up on. This worked much better than the suction cup.

    Nathan - Réponse

    @malcom @paul if you are referring to step 31 the plate needs to be placed as it comes out on the picture. Long flat part towards the top of the casing with the tab facing the right.

    hari - Réponse

    In my case, i found it easier to remove the sim - not sure if this was a placebo effect, but there you go!

    also, there is a rubber seal around the screen - my experience is it should stay of the display, not on the main body.

    Robert Colvin - Réponse

    The amount of force I applied to open the case using the suction cup manually ended up tearing out the home button cable...ripping it in the process. Goodbye TouchID...see you next generation T_T

    I would definitely recommend buying a stupid iSclack. I don't know why they'd even present the suction cup as an option. Maybe the 5S opens more easily when it's new. Now I need to decide between dropping more money on a new home button (and iSclack this time) or just hold out with the software home button.

    johnsonjohnr - Réponse

    Just lift slightly using the suction cup and on the bottom edge of the screen over to the left you'll see a slight gap open up just enough to get the spudger in. Don't use the suction cup to release the entire display assembly, just work around the edge with a spudger. This also helps clear some of the dirt build up.

    daveoline -

    I too tried the suction cup - worthless on cracked an only pulled off the many layers of packing tape applied as suggested. Used edge of utility knife to pry it up, then helper placed another blade underneath until I could pry it open. Great suggestion I read elsewhere, and only way I could get cover off.

    I too skipped step 25. Definitely requires patience! Screen replacement was successful, but noticeable degradation in screen clarity/color from the original is somewhat disappointing. At half the price of OEM repair, would probably do it again though.

    matttaylor - Réponse

    If other people have this issue, I would try supergluing a screen protector over the old screen - leave a wide margin around the edges, home key, ear speaker. You could even just cut a piece of the protector into a square, or get a rectangle of shipping tape, the glued down portion needn't cover the whole screen. Then, glue the suction cup on top of the glued down screen protector or tape. I suggest this over the utility knife because it seems like the knife method would at the very least scratch up and nick the frame.

    Caroline Russell -

    i did this now i'm having a hard time putting the metal bracket back on :(

    sineglabs - Réponse

    1) Set suction cup off-center & pry up a corner instead of trying to yank open the whole thing. Wrap fingers around the entire phone while pulling so you don't inadvertently pull the display too far off.

    2) Use a spudger, credit card, or guitar pick to pry it up once you have enough room to do so - don't pull any more than necessary.

    3) There's a thin rubber edge around the entire display that might separate & stick to the bottom section. It should stay with the phone.

    4) Reassembly: There are small plastic tabs on the top edge that you need to properly reseat in order to fully close the phone.

    seijihuzz01 - Réponse

    We got this to work. Some patience required, but absolutely doable. Our new iFixit suction cup did nothing, but a random one around the house worked fine. Just be patient and work it gently up, this use an opening tool or exacto blade to get into the seem once it comes up. Really quite doable. I'm glad I didn't spend 25 bucks on the fancy tool (a must for repeat use, I'm sure). But don't be deterred by the negatives above. Just go slow.

    Chris Twomey - Réponse

    I.did not read all the comments so I hope this isn’t redundant but my screen was too damaged to provide the air tonight seal that any suction device would need. The ifixit #3 flat head prayed the top out very easily. YMMV but I wouldn’t even try any other method before attempting to push the flat head down between the case and the glass. I thought it might bend the case out just a little causing a slight cosmetic damage but I have a rotective case that covers that anyway so who cares. Incidentally the case protected it from a lot of falls but not from gettin run over by my truck. A Prius once, but not the truck

    Bill Pennock - Réponse

    Oh and if you think this step is hard wait till you get to the screws on the home key or sliding the bracket back over the Touch ID cable connector. That is where the real problems are

    Bill Pennock - Réponse

    Single suction cup will work as well but needs to be placed to the left above the home button(depending on size of cup). Also there is a indentation on the bottom left of the screen assembly that will allow you to insert a jimmy tool or something similar once you lift the screen some from the frame. Once inserted take your time to release the screen across the bottom and sides but remember not to insert to far at the bottom or you may damage the home button cable.

    Bryan Solo - Réponse

    I concur with Bryan’s post. The suction cup that was included with the toolkit that came with my battery wouldn’t hold to the screen when I pulled on it (the rubber was pretty soft, and the surface not smooth - not at all like the suction cup shown in the pictures of this guide). Fortunately I have a suction cup with a hook used typically for hanging things on the wall of a shower that held on quite tight that did the job - in fact, I had to use the point of the spudger to get under the edge of the suction cup to get it to release. I also used the zip tie trick someone else posted for making sure the screen didn’t open too far before disconnecting the home button cable, but it wasn’t necessary - I got the screen lifted with enough control that the cable was never in danger.

    stuart40plus - Réponse

    Suction cup supplied by ifixit worked for me. Of course I used all the tricks mentioned previously: Zip ties, work on one corner at a time, and work slowly - don’t expect it to pop out easily/quickly.

    Don Libes - Réponse

    Getting cocky after replacing a display screen and battery in a 6S i-Phone, I decided to open up my own -Phone SE and replace the old battery with a new one. I used one of the flip lever suction cup devices and it worked so well, that the display screen popped open so far that the Home Button Cable was torn off from the Home Button Assembly. I followed the instructions for re-assembly, but the damage was done. Lesson learned…read the Repair Guide before starting a repair!

    Peter Bovey - Réponse

    Suction cup for itself did not work for me. Then, I used a double face tape on it, and it worked nice (don’t try to remove the suction cup until you have fully unplugged the screen though). The suction cup should be used only to make a little gap for the other tools (spudger and that one which is blue). Sorry for the all caps, but ‘PULL THE SCREEN VERY SLOWLY’ (many people here commented there was a failure in this spet even being cautious).

    Andre Silva - Réponse

    • L'écran est attaché avec des clips et plusieurs câbles plats le rattachent au reste du téléphone. Votre but ici, c'est de désserrer les clips et d'ouvrir le téléphone juste assez pour déconnecter les câbles. Procédez doucement et prudemment pour éviter tout endommagement.

    • Assurez vous que la ventouse soit bien collée à l'écran près du bouton Home.

    • Tout en tenant votre iPhone à plat avec une main, tirez sur la ventouse pour séparer légèrement la partie avec le bouton Home du panneau avant du boîtier arrière.

    • Avec un outil en plastique, retenez doucement les bords du boîtier arrière pour qu'ils s'éloignent du panneau avant pendant que vous tirez sur la ventouse.

    • Prenez votre temps et appliquez une force ferme et constante. L'écran du 5s est plus ajusté que d'autres.

    Seriously consider the isclack. I have a lot of experience working with much more valuable equipment than a phone, and I had read all the precautions... but I broke the cable anyways. The isclack is specifically designed to open the phone but only wide enough to get the clips out, while saving your home button cable.

    llcoreyll - Réponse

    Agreed. The suction cup method shouldn't be mentioned. I'm also extremely delicate with electronics and gently opening the display with a single suction cup is essentially impossible. The spudger needs to do all the work.

    idmadj -

    Agreed, I really wish I had paid extra to buy the isclack. Didn’t because I thought that I could be careful—that iFixIt provided just the suction and it would take a few days to get the extra tool. Take the time. Its not worth it.

    Thought I was extremely careful—absolutely no movement or pull. Then pop. Pulled home button cord right out of its socket. Buying a new phone later today. The extra few days and additional cash would have totally been worth it.

    Timothy Fry -

    Found it very easy to do with a single suction cup, just wiggle and pry.

    emiserry -

    It may help to position the suction cup off-center and pull up one corner first.

    Rosemary McNaughton - Réponse

    Yes, I had problems initially (with the suction cup placed just above the home button) but placing it in the left corner did the trick.

    Brian Riess -

    Avoid spudgers, guitar picks, and other weird inventions, just use your fingernails. That way you can feel what's happening, and you won't accidentally slide them in and break something. They won't break the plastic rim thingy either, in contrast with spudgers. That's what fingernails evolved to do, so just use them.

    Konrad Tlatlik - Réponse

    Lol. Evolved fingernails to open phones.

    Chal Miller -

    Wrap a zip-tie loosely around the phone to avoid pulling the cover too far off and breaking the ribbon cable.

    Thor Lancaster - Réponse

    Thank you for the zip tie suggestion!

    W Fleming -

    Zip tie is a brilliant suggestion. Very robust and safe way to pull the phone apart--I had mine wrapped just above the home button and kept the case from opening beyond about 1/8 of an inch.

    bartonh - Réponse

    Used the suction cup and only my screen came up. Looks as though the screen delaminated from its black aluminum mounting tray. The home button stayed with the tray as well. Any ideas?

    Kyle Rogers - Réponse

    I got the battery and fitting kit from ifixit. the blue plastic levers that were included were not up to the job as the blade just bent when any pressure was applied. carefully using my own screwdrivers completed the task.

    adrt - Réponse

    We disagree with the naysayers. Patient use of the suction cup worked for us. The iFixit one didn't do it (it looked a bit deformed out of the box. But a random kids toy worked fine. Nothing fancy. Don't rush. Use an exacto as it starts to come up to slide in to the crevice. After that, works pretty well.

    Chris Twomey - Réponse

    The Jimmy tool worked for me. Managed to slide it in and twist slightly to pop the screen off without too much force.

    leeprobert - Réponse

    ifixit's sucktion cup and blue opening tool worked very well for me. I used the suction cup just enough to get the opening tool into a gap and gently pry out the clips. I'm glad that the display didn't give way too easily otherwise I might have damaged a cable. I wish I had read the zip tie comment first though.

    Scott Watson - Réponse

    ifixit's suction cup and blue opening tool worked well for me. Like the zip tie suggestion as a precaution.

    Erik Osborn - Réponse

    during reassembly, screen cracked worse than screen i was replacing!!

    Valerie Egan - Réponse

    Yup - I did the same thing… The top corner of the encasement was slightly bent from when I had dropped the phone and where the screen cracked originally. I didn’t notice it right away and when I went to “snap” the screen back down into place during reassembly, it wasn’t quite a perfect fit, and when I tried to press it into place, I cracked the new screen. Note to self - “check for small dents in the encasement and try to fix before trying to tighten down the screen”. The new cracked screen is still better than the one that I was replacing. I feel so dumb. Chalk it up to a rookie mistake I guess. Hopefully this little write up saves someone else from making the same mistake.

    Christopher Flynn -

    I also broke the screen (after replacing the battery). When closing up the screen, insert the top of the screen first, then lay the phone face down on a flat surface and apply pressure from the back of the phone. It worked for me…

    stopsurfing - Réponse

    This is a great idea! Works for me too!

    JC Alice -

    This comment definitely should be in the guide!! It is an awesome hint.

    Andre Silva -

    Zip-tie is an excellent idea which I used in 1 repair. Also using a single suction cup will work as well but needs to be placed to the left above the home button(depending on size of cup). Also there is a indentation on the bottom left of the screen assembly that will allow you to insert a jimmy tool or something similar once you lift the screen some from the frame. Once inserted take your time to release the screen across the bottom and sides but remember not to insert to far at the bottom or you may damage the home button cable.

    Bryan Solo - Réponse

    Use some tape to limit how far the screen will open. I used wide packing tape, stuck it to the bottom of the display, where the home button is, and to the opposite side, on the back. It left a loop of tape, front to back, around the bottom of the phone, that had about an inch of slack. This allowed the display to pop off completely without any danger to the home button cable. No prying required.

    Michal Pawlowski - Réponse

    YES! I was just about to suggest this as I tore the home cable even though I was really careful opening it.

    Arthur Shi -

    The tape suggestion worked great! I used the suction cup, and the tape limited how far the display lifted once the snaps released. I’m sure I would have ripped the cable without this. No need to buy the iSlack to do this (if you have a suction cup)

    spyder13b -

    What worked extremely easy for me was I used a utility knife to score on the joint below the home button. The blade went in easy then lightly pried the screen up then followed up the rest of the way with the ifixit opening tool. I’m sure the ifixit Jimmy tool would work as well, instead of the utility knife.

    Scott Nacke - Réponse

    I wish I’d looked at the comments here before I tore the home button cable. I was trying to be careful and not to rip it but it just got away from me. Now I’ve ordered the replacement part…

    Graham Agnew - Réponse

    The glass of my screen went off at first and there was also a black plastic frame that I managed to peel off as well.

    At first I didn’t notice that the metal bracket didn’t come off. It was a bit of a struggle to lift the metal bracket.

    Wolfgang Bauer - Réponse

    Wish I’d read through these first.

    Used the suction cup but went too far when the display finally popped loose pulling the home button cable off the main board. Hope it was only the cable that was damaged - will try a replacement home button.

    Limiting the display’s travel with tape or a zip tie is an excellent idea !!!

    Leonard - Réponse

    I used the suction cup, but used a long screwdriver through the pull-ring help up with books either side piled to just lift the phone of the worksurface when I started to apple downward force on the phone. Meant that I could be more confident applying force as, if it did go suddenly, the phone would only travel the distance down to the surface. Had to add a few books as I hadn’t allowed for them compressing as I applied force.

    Peter Whitworth - Réponse

    We used the little suction cup the Ifixit supplies in the repair kit, NOT the iSclack. It took many attempts, patience, and two people working together, but ultimately we succeeded. Here are a few tips: soak the suction cup in very hot (just boiled) water for 5-10 minutes to get it really warm and pliable. As one person holds the phone and pulls up on the suction cup, the other should work the blue opening tool at the first sign of the display assembly starting to lift from the phone. Many times the suction cup would pop off but we kept heating the cup, resticking, and working it until we finally opened it. We used the cable tie suggestion above as well to be sure the phone would not open too far and this saved us when it finally popped free. Remember to work the clips on the side as well once you have a gap. Honestly, this took the most patience of all 62 steps! (Yes, there are 62 steps…only 54 more to go!)

    James M. Day - Réponse

    I could not exert enough force using the suction cup that came with iFixit battery replacement kit

    to pull the bottom of the screen away from the case. However, an X-acto knife inserted between the

    screen and the bottom edge of the case near the left corner allowed me to lift the screen sufficie

    ntly to insert a stiffer blade (a tiny screwdriver). Lifting further with the stiffer blade I was

    able to complete the separation by sliding the edge of a credit card along the bottom and sides of

    the screen. A plectrum would have worked as well. Using a knife blade eliminates the risk of dama

    ging the home-button cable.

    JPF - Réponse

    They really should include tips like a zip tie to prevent over opening and tearing the home button cable. Now I need to replace my home button.

    Lisa Jakubowsk - Réponse

    • N'essayez pas de retirer complètement l'écran du boîtier arrière car plusieurs câbles plats délicats les relient encore.

    • Tirez sur la petite bosse en plastique pour libérer l'air dans la ventouse.

    • Enlevez la ventouse de l'écran.

    Cracked my screen using the supplied suction cup. Had to apply clear packing tape to screen to very patiently finish the job. However, now I need a new screen. How nice :-(

    Scott Stathis - Réponse

    I added a double face tape in the suction cup to make it work, and then, I did not try to remove it until I had unplugged the screen. It was inconvenient not being able to work with the screen in a horizontal position when removing the ‘home button’ but it wasn’t also the end of the world.

    Andre Silva - Réponse

    • Ouvrez le téléphone juste assez pour libérer le crochet en métal qui couvre le câble du bouton Home.

    • N'ouvrez pas trop le téléphone, sinon vous risquez d'endommager le câble du bouton Home ou son emboîture. Veillez à ce que le câble reste desserré. Si le câble est tendu, c'est déjà trop ouvert.

    • On peut utiliser la fonctionnalité Touch ID uniquement avec le bouton Home original du téléphone. Si vous déchirez le câble, l'installation d'un nouveau bouton Home va seulement restaurer les fonctions d'un bouton Home ordinaire, mais pas la fonction Touch ID.

    • Utilisez la pointe d'un spudger pour dégager le support et l'enlever avec une pince.

    • Les deux étapes suivantes concernent le remontage. Sautez-les et continuez à l'étape 12.

    I had put some what more pressure to suck and sensor cable got detached from upper part(display) , now what shall i do , how to fix it ?

    Nikunj - Réponse

    Is the touch ID bracket really important or have any use ? I forgot to put it back… Is it going to malfunction ?

    John Doe - Réponse

    mine did not appear to have a bracket.. I am wondering too if this is going to mess with it?

    Donna Godfrey -

    It's there to keep it firmly in place.

    Didier Daniel -

    My bracket popped out when I opened the screen too far, so if you can’t see the bracket, look around inside your phone. it might be hiding out.

    lucy -

    Mine also doesn't seem to have a bracket. Plus the cable unclipped itself when the screen shot free - yikes. Looks OK though. I guess I'll find out soon enough.

    Gabe - Réponse

    I wrapped a velcro tie loosely around the phone so it wouldn't open up too far. (or could use a zip tie) Then while holding the screen down with one hand, I pulled the suction cup up with the other hand, using gradual pressure. while using a "wiggeling" upward pressure, I concentrated on raising the left side of the screen, which gradually started to loosen up. then I concentrated on the lower left corner until I had enough of a gap to work in the the flat surface of the plastic tool. I then pried on this corner. The screen then popped up without stressing the home button cable.


    Harry Jones - Réponse

    Genius. Pure genius.

    Aiden Baker -

    I found that when replacing the plate/cover, a pair of needle nosed tweezers held the plate by the 2 holes rather than by the edges (it jumped out repeatedly). I have taken a picture but need to upload it if its required? I also found that taking the new battery out of it's wrapper once out the box has to be done very carefully as the ribbon cable caught on the wrapper so be warned...

    andy - Réponse

    DITCH THE BRACKET! It's unnecessary, as the cable will never come loose under ordinary use. The bracket is also a danger in that if you open the case too far, the TouchID cable could break; without the bracket the cable will detach. Finally, reattaching that bracket is a nightmare. My wife, who drops her phone a lot and requires several new screens a year, has never had her bracket-free cable come lose.

    Max Powers - Réponse

    You say you have to use the original home button. But what is the button "bound" to? The motherboard?

    Iver søbakk - Réponse

    Yep. Bound to the phone CPU.

    Michael Walker -

    When I lifted my screen during this step, the metal LCD shield plate did not come out with the screen. Very confusing. I needed to carefully pry around the shield plate's side notches, just inside the walls of the iPhone's back, in order to lift it out. Required a trifle bit more force than I anticipated.

    Zac Imboden - Réponse

    I’m already limited to using a touch screen home button. (physical home button stopped responding but fingerprint works) Would this take away that functionality of my on screen home button? does this affect the fingerprint security feature?

    Kris704 - Réponse

    I used the 5S battery kit that iFixit shipped me and attached the suction cup to the screen and gently started pulling to lift the screen. It lifted revealing a very slight crack and I used the spudger tool with the suction cup still lifting away gently and it opened more. At no point did I see any home button cable???

    When the screen came off more I continued to follow all the other instructions and have got to step 23 … I see no battery adhesive tab???

    Just loads of black electrical tape blending in with the battery seal. So now I have no clue how to complete taking the battery out?

    Completely bummed at this point….

    Alun Williams - Réponse

    Sounds like you’ve got an iPhone 5. This guide is for the 5s. ;)

    Jeff Suovanen -

    Be forewarned: make sure you really really want that new battery or display replacement, because you are VERY likely to lose your Touch ID feature on your phone after taking this step. It is extremely sensitive. The front of the bracket is the point of tension that holds it in place. In my case, as I carefully used the spudger to release the bracket, the released tension shot the bracket out of the phone and the Touch ID cable popped out of its socket with it. This gave me a start but I inspected both parts and they appeared to be fine. I finished the battery replacement, and put the cable back in place only to discover: no Touch ID. Even after I re-opened the phone two more times and finally figured out how to properly reseat the bracket, Touch ID was gone. Judging by this experience the Touch ID cable/pins must be insanely sensitive – perhaps one pin was dislodged by a fraction of a millimeter? I can’t say for sure. But sadly after repeated and careful attempts to reseat it, my Touch ID is lost for good. :(

    N B - Réponse

    Same here. I thought I was being very careful but ended up damaging something even though everything looked fine. No more TouchID for this old iPhone 5S…

    Michael Walker -

    There’s an easy solution to this step: use hemostats (miniature vice grip). Took me about 10 seconds (after over an hour using various other tools).

    Robert Smith - Réponse

    Attention in this part!! I had to put more pressure than I should, then the bracket flew away and the cable also unplugged all together (probably placed the spudger beneath the cable instead of only beneath the bracket). I was lucky nothing bad happened, but I lost total control in this step (it was my only mistake).

    Andre Silva - Réponse

    Tape the screen to the case on the sides with some slack to keep the screen from opening too far.

    Nace - Réponse

    Just wedge the sharp end of the forceps between the bracket and the plug and push until the bracket pops open. That way there is no danger of tearing out the entire socket.

    Imre Treufeld - Réponse

    One way to easily access the bracket (for removal and for insertion) is to rotate the display around the cable connection horizontally, so that the screen is not above the bracket but rather to the side.

    When disassembling, note that the screen assembly is hinged to the bottom on the edge away from the home button. After first opening the screen to about 30 degrees as above, slide the screen in the direction where the home button was to disengage this hinge (this is the first bullet item in step 13 below). Then rotate to expose the bracket to eyes and tweezers.

    Yishai Sered - Réponse

    This metal bracket snaps over the plug, and there appears to be a snap detent on the front of the bracket (side facing the charging port). The first photo for this step show the spudger on the side closest to the battery (above the holes in the bracket). I would recommend pulling up on the side closest to the charging port. Also, as others mentioned, when this releases it will go flying - mine did too.

    Take note of how it’s oriented before you pop it loose - it only goes on one way (can’t be rotated 180 degrees)

    When re-installing the bracket later, I inserted the side closet to the battery first (like the 2nd photo in Step 10 below), then rotated it down (pressing it down). It snaps back in place

    spyder13b - Réponse

    • Lorsque vous remonterez votre iPhone, vous devrez réinstaller l'attache du câble de capteur d'empreintes (Touch ID). Il faut passer le haut de l'attache entre la batterie et le connecteur du câble Touch ID. L'avant doit passer par-dessus le connecteur.

    • Passez le dessus de l'attache par-dessus le connecteur de câble Touch ID en allant de gauche à droite.

    This is the hardest part lol

    Bob smith - Réponse

    I concur! I think I need thinner tweezers.

    FierDancr -

    1) Reassembly: Note the orientation, 2 clips toward the battery, 1 clip toward the bottom of the phone. Mine didn't "latch down" or stay in place - it just sort of sat there.

    2) Note that the rest of the bracket this attaches to must be removed from the Lightning Connector assembly & reattached to the new one.

    3) I combined this repair w/replacing the battery, and smashed the bottom of the bracket under the battery/adhesive strips. Careful not to do that, so that you can actually complete this step.

    seijihuzz01 - Réponse

    Comment above was made on the Lightning Connector replacement guide - I guess it got pulled over here since as well since the steps are identical ... Anyway careful not to smash the bottom bracket w/the replacement battery or adhesive

    seijihuzz01 - Réponse

    That was fun without tweezers :)

    Oscar - Réponse

    Even with tweezers (the eyebrow kind) it was still an exercise in extreme calming techniques. I nearly gave up, but after 20 minutes I finally got it to seat and clamp.

    natzulf -

    It is fiddly and access is tight as all the connectors are in place. However, if you approach at the correct angle so that you are looking to latch the connector next to the battery first... Once this is in place and secure then gently push down the front of the bracket over the cable.

    copeconsultancy - Réponse

    I think it's the pics and the word 'slide' that throws people off. I tried this around 20 times to 'slide' it on from the left side, and was getting frustrated. My friend came over, laid the cover on the top, and just snapped it down into place. Still the guide had this down for me in 30 minutes even with the 'hardest part' haha and the part from ifixit worked and looked perfect.

    Brent Hillyer - Réponse

    After reading the comments I was not looking forward to this step on re-assembly. I agree that the pictures and the instruction to “slide” the bracket into place may be worrisome. But I was able to orient the bracket directly over where it was supposed to go. Then inserted the 2 clips (top) in first and easily and gently snapped the bottom clip into place. Probably spent less than a minute on this part.

    Jere -

    After about 20 minutes I wonder if I could just snap it in place. I did it in about 15 seconds.

    The “slide part and accompanying images are really misleading.

    jpfranc -

    It took me 10 minutes to accomplish this step; 9’:55’’ I spent reading the comments and 0:05’’ plugging the bracket the way you describe. This step step should be edited in this guide. It is definitely misleading people.

    Andre Silva -

    DITCH THE BRACKET! It's unnecessary, as the cable will never come loose under ordinary use. The bracket is also a danger in that if you open the case too far, the TouchID cable could break; without the bracket the cable will detach. Finally, reattaching that bracket is a nightmare. My wife, who drops her phone a lot and requires several new screens a year, has never had her bracket-free cable come lose.

    Max Powers - Réponse

    Not everyone should ditch the bracket just because you did. The bracket is there to keep everything firmly in place.

    Didier Daniel -

    I did finally leave it off. I’m sure if I worked for Foxconn I could snap those on in seconds flat. After 30minutes of trying I figured it would either work or I’d have to spring fo a new phone. It just wasn’t gonna happen for me. Right now it’s working so it’s all about reliability now

    Bill Pennock -

    I'm not so patient, so I finally gave up and ditched the bracket. No problem so far. Anyway, ditch it at your own risk!

    Daniel del Saz -

    On an old 5S, the metal retainer bracket snapped in easily. There was no sliding, the rear edge dropped in straight, it hinged down, and locked almost before I knew it. The lack of a click or any positive feel on this critical connector surprised me a lot. I had to eyeball it with a magnifier to feel sure the ribbon connector was really in its socket. Works perfectly after the replacement, though.

    Jeff Clayton - Réponse

    All this time I was trying to put the bracket right next to the battery but that's not right. There's no way the bumps on the metal connector can fit in the slots on the bracket. It's battery, metal connector and then the bracket. So easy. Next time I dismantle an iPhone 5S I won't be dreading this step.

    Kim Mace - Réponse

    I should NOT have had that cup of coffee before I attempted this!

    Cory Powell - Réponse

    This was definitely the fiddliest bit of the whole reassembly.

    After trying the slide in and then press method many times without success I ended up feeding it in directly with the tweezers, carefully angling it back up into position, then clipping it down. But the whole thing took at least 5 minutes. And my shaky hands didn’t help matters!

    Toby Moncaster - Réponse

    I was sweting gallons during this step!

    Timothy Owens - Réponse

    The replacement of the bracket was tricky. The bracket has to be put in under the two tiny tabs in the back (next to the battery) and then pushing down in the front. I knew I had it when I heard a little click from the one tab in the front seating.

    Ron Wagner - Réponse

    HI Ron, you are almost right. Or at least I did clip in the front part first and then just push the back while the back side was in between the home button connector and that two pins (the bracket on the “board”). As you said it just click in and you could hear. That was after I tried put the back first and then clip the front for 15 min.

    Martin Chudomel -

    This step needs to be explained better! The metal bracket needs to be slid in front of the metal connector near the battery and then clicked down. I've been stuck on this step as I kept trying to slide it between the metal connector and battery!!

    Whitney Hourigan - Réponse

    Updated the text a bit, while correct, it didn’t mention the metal tab in relation to the battery and cable connector. Hope this helps the next person!

    Sam Lionheart -

    And for this step felt like a life long career of tiddly winks had commenced

    Jake Baxter - Réponse

    It is confusing in reassembly, that the steps 10 and 11 are in the ascending order, because we follow the guide backwards (I suggest explaining the correct sequence: …, 12, 10, 11, and ??. ?? —> This is another point of confusion, the next step is to fit the screen back in, but because there are many (alternative) steps to open the phone, all the useful comments about closing it are spread among topics 3 to 9. There should have been a box (step) exclusively to the part of fitting the screen , so the explanation is more clear and comments are put all together. There are extremely useful comments here that should be edited in the guide (to make it even better).

    Andre Silva - Réponse

    I am having trouble connecting the home button connector to the phone cpu? Not sure why it's not staying connected but was wondering it there was any advice. I've tried for about 20 minutes just trying to line it up and press it down but no luck…

    Trayvon Banks - Réponse

    3 times I’ve had to repair my 5S & this was the most frustrating part each time. This time I cheated & just placed the cover back on top of the cable & closed the phone up. No clicking or sliding or fumbling with it. Look at it from the left side & it’s a bit easier to see where it winds up, but I didn’t fuss with it. Phone works fine now anyway.

    seijihuzz01 - Réponse

    • Utilisez l'extrémité plate d'un spudger pour clipser la partie avant de l'attache du câble du capteur d'empreintes sur le câble du connecteur.

    • Si l'attache ne s'enfonce pas bien, retirez-la et faites-la passer à nouveau par-dessus le câble du connecteur.

    It seems like a couple of these steps are reassembly steps? I wish they would label them as such. This step and step 10 are for reassembly, and it's confusing.

    Sheldon Carpenter - Réponse

    See the information line on Step 9 that says this exact thing?

    Elliot Fleming - Réponse

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    • Utilisez la pointe d'un spudger pour enlever le connecteur du câble du bouton Home.

    • Faites attention à ne séparer que le connecteur du câble de sa prise et non pas la prise entière. Celle-ci est située sur son propre câble qui est collé en bas, et si vous n'êtes pas assez prudent, vous risquez d'arracher ce câble.

    Upon reassembly, I found this easier once I was looking at the connection from the bottom of the phone, as pictured. I had been trying to line up the connector from the side. Once I put on magnifying glasses and had really good light, I lined it up and slipped my finger in for the click.

    Oh, in a moment of relief after getting the cable connected, I quickly closed up the phone, forgetting to put the metal bracket covering the home button cable back on. I had to re-open the case. Don't be like me!

    Keystone - Réponse


    The original part bends the bottom home button connector back on itself into a bracket you have to remove (not mentioned in later steps).

    That bracket has a bit of adhesive to keep the bottom connector in place.

    The replacement part does not come with a bracket, or additional adhesive, so the bottom connector flops around & can make reassembly a challenge. I found it was best to hold right edge of the bottom in place w/1 finger, and use a 2nd finger to slide the upper cable connector left to right and click it into place.

    seijihuzz01 - Réponse

    Also worth mentioning is that upon reassembly, make sure that the home button cable folds to the left (away from the side with the SIM card) as the front panel will not fit properly otherwise.

    Brian Riess - Réponse


    Zhou Lin - Réponse

    • Une fois que le connecteur a été dégagé, retirez le bouton Home du boîtier en vous servant du haut du téléphone comme d'une charnière.

    • Pendant les étapes suivantes, adossez l'écran à un objet afin de maintenir un angle de 90° par rapport au boîtier.

    • Utilisez un élastique pour garder l'écran fermement en place pendant la réparation. Cela va empêcher une pression excessive sur les câbles de l'écran.

    • À la limite, vous pouvez utiliser une cannette de boisson fermée pour tenir l'écran.

    maak een constructie waar de iPhone in valt en waarbij het scherm in een hoek van 90 graden kan worden gefixeerd, dan hoef je drie kabeltjes niet los te maken. Is mij heel goed gelukt .

    Joop Roos - Réponse

    Out of curiosity I decided to use google translate…here it is in English. “make a construction where the iPhone falls and the screen can be fixed at a 90 degree angle, you do not have to unlock three cables. I did very well.”

    Kelly Ann - Réponse

    • Enlevez les deux vis Phillips #000 de 1,6 mm qui fixent le cache en métal du connecteur de la batterie à la carte mère.

    I don't see why steps 14, 15, and 16 are even necessary. I was able to remove the scene without removing the battery (skipping these 3 steps)

    Luke Lin - Réponse

    See Jonathan Goldsmith's comment ;)

    Didier Daniel -

    Working on the phone without removing the battery will most likely damage the component. My OnePlus One runs extremely slow after working on it without removing the battery. I think it's a problem with the GPU, because the display was very slow to update the screen contents.

    Peter Pan - Réponse

    Pan is right. Not removing the battery means you will run the risk of shorting some circuits not meant to be connected, and thus can damage those components. This can happen very easily, and without you even knowing it. Additionally, the internal components of a digital device are not meant to be disconnected while having any amount of power applied(and even though your device may not even turn on because the battery is completely shot, there very likely will still be a small amount of power coming from the battery to the internal components of the device). Doing so will likely cause an overcurrent condition that will damage the components of the device.

    Jonathan Goldsmith - Réponse

    Now my problem, however, is that the screws on this bracket do not seem to want to unscrew. :(

    Jonathan Goldsmith - Réponse

    Okay, the problem would seem to have been with the screwdriver that came with my iFixit battery "Fix kit". Tried another screwdriver, and no problems at all.

    Jonathan Goldsmith - Réponse

    Phillips #000 provided with the iFixit repair kit does not fit the screws

    Vitaly Kirichenko - Réponse

    I agree the #000 Phillips driver didn't work. I happened to already have a #0 Phillips that did work much better.

    Bruce Peffley -

    Same problem here

    Mikkel Albrechtsen -

    The screwdriver that came with the kit worked fine for me when I applied pressure with my palm to the end of the driver and turned the driver with my forefinger and thumb

    Tom Gleason - Réponse

    The ifixit #000 works…if you put an uncomfortable amount of pressure on the driver. Yikes. Use a larger bit if you’ve got it.

    Chris Wiley - Réponse

    i damaged the bottom screw with the phillips00 ifixit screwdriver :-(

    Pierre - Réponse

    • Retirez de l'iPhone le cache en métal du connecteur de la batterie.

    Not clear to me why this and the next step are necessary for a screen replacement...

    Daniel Goldschmidt - Réponse

    Using the iFixit tweezers to remove the bracket caused a spark. I used the plastic spudger instead.

    Bryan Remely - Réponse

    Is this tutorial or the iPhone SE? The battery should be 1624mAh but these pictures go back and forth between showing 1510and 1560mAh. Why are pictures showing different batteries, and why isn't it showig the 1624mAh for the 5 SE?

    Someone Somewhere - Réponse

    After installing the New iPhone 5s Lightning Connector Replacement I noticed there was no foam on top of the new plug, leaving bare metal exposed. I cut a small piece of electricians tape to be placed on top of the new plug to keep it from coming in contact with the metal battery connector bracket

    Scott Nacke - Réponse

    • Utilisez le bout plat d'un spudger pour retirer délicatement le connecteur de la batterie de sa prise sur la carte mère.

    • Faites très attention à ne retirer que le connecteur de la batterie et non la prise de la carte mère. Si vous enleviez la prise de la carte mère, vous pourriez casser complètement le connecteur.

    pourquoi faire?

    Alexis Camper - Réponse

    Skip steps17-22. Just be extra careful and secure the screen. Less to go wrong the less you open.

    William Stein - Réponse

    Also order the headband magnifier. It really helps with the tiny components you are working with.

    William Stein - Réponse

    A way to skip step 17-22

    I unfolded as next step the display in a perpendicular way (so display unit and rest of the device in 90°) and fixed the display with an elastic band at an opened iPhone packaging box. Then I continued directly at step 23 with the removal of the battery without removing the display unit at all. Worked very well without any problems… and now I’m curious whether the new battery really powers the device for a longer time :-)

    Rolf Enderes - Réponse

    I also skipped the step of removing the dispaly, instead using a rubber band to secure the display to the iPhone box. Worked great, and avoided the hassle of disconnecting the display.

    Daniel Melchior - Réponse

    I skipped this step and I also removed my display. I don’t know what will happen in the future but there’s no problems till now...

    Ran Mika (Tshukimi Elune) - Réponse

    I didn’t realize that each of the photos contained different steps until later on, (the photos look very similar to each other in the thumbnails), and so I don’t think I removed the 2nd part of the battery attachment as its in the 2nd photo. I figured it out later, but only after step 20, which requires that the battery is fully disconnected before doing. Oops!

    Everything else went well though, and I’ve since reinstalled the battery, drained it, and recharged, and it seems to be fine. Will cross my fingers and hope I didn’t damage anything.

    Nancy Zan - Réponse

    If you do remove the display, it is helpful before removing the four diffferently sized screws to tape down a piece of masking tape, sticky side up, and remove them in a defined order, sticking them to the tape as you go. Then there’s no chance of mixing them up when you re-assemble.

    john lawn - Réponse

    • Enlevez les vis suivantes, qui fixent l'écran à la carte mère :

      • une vis Phillips #000 de 1,7 mm

      • une vis Philips #000 de 1,2 mm

      • une vis Philips #000 de 1,3 mm

      • une dernière vis Philips #000 de 1,7 mm

        • Les tournevis magnétisés ne fonctionnent pas toujours avec cette vis de 1,7 mm. Faites attention à ne pas la perdre en l'enlevant.

      • C'est très important de ne pas confondre les vis de cette étape lors du remontage. L'utilisation accidentelle d'une vis de 1,3 mm ou d'une vis de 1,7 mm dans le trou en bas à droite risque d'engendrer des dommages importants au niveau de la carte mère et d'avoir pour conséquence que le téléphone ne fonctionne plus correctement.

      • Faites attention à ne pas trop serrer les vis. Si elles ne rentrent pas facilement lors du remontage, ce n'est peut être pas la bonne taille, ne forcez donc surtout pas.

    Two screws at the bottom should be the most short, two screws on top are the longest, you got it wrong.Please official verification again, and reply to me. Thank you!

    CLAUDE - Réponse

    Hi Claude,

    Unfortunately I forgot to check at dis-assembly which screw goes back where at step 11 so I ended up following the instructions although, I would find it logical that the longer screws are for the top and the shorter ones for the bottom holes, which is what you mentioned also . I anyway ended up following the instructions and all went well except that I am now unable to hear anything while in a phone call connected to the Bluetooth in my car. The phone connects, I have the battery and network status on the screen of my car, I can receive SMS on the car's screen, I can stream music to the speakers but I cannot hear anything while in a call. I can hear the call ringing in the car speakers, I can answer it but after that it's silent.

    So, I was wondering:

    1. Did you hear back on your comment from iFixit?

    2. Did you install the screws back the way you mentioned in your comment? Did it work?

    3. Did you check / note down the position of the screws at dis-assembly?

    Thanks in advance.



    corneliumusat -

    Can anyone answer if the blue strips on the crews indicate which screws they are? They are all so small it's hard to find the right lengths for each hole

    Ariel Drotter -

    Does anyone know if the blue strips on the screws indicate their length? I'm finding it very hard to distinguish the lengths

    Ariel Drotter -

    @Ariel - The blue that you are seeing on the screws is simply leftover loctite compound that is used to prevent the screws from working their way loose during every day use and does not give any indication as to the length of the screw. You should notice that, generally, you have two lengths of screws out of the 4 that came out...2 with longer threads and two with shorter threads. The two with shorter threads need to go in the bottom two holes...these two screws are not exactly the same length (difference of 0.1 mm), but mixing them up should not cause any harm to the phone due to such a small difference. With the two longer ones that are leftover, only one of them will be magnetically attracted to your screwdriver...this is the one that goes in the top left hole. The one that does not easily attract to your screwdriver goes in the top right.

    iGuys -

    Hi Everyone,

    Claude is right, after re-arranging the screws so that the top two are the longest, bottom-right shortest and bottom left is the second-shortest the in-call audio came back with Bluetooth calls.

    The same was found and posted by Pete on the Apple Support Communities forums and, as mentioned, I can also confirm that this fix works.

    Hope this helps.



    corneliumusat - Réponse

    The magnetic mat its priceless I found. As I removed screws, I placed on magnetic mat and labeled right away. Reassembly time was a breeze.

    RayBob - Réponse

    Upside-down masking tape also works well, especially when labelled with corresponding step for each bit of parts!

    W Fleming -

    i did the battery replacement and now my gyro isnt working. I did not know the screws had different lengths. Think it will be ok if i take apart and put correctly or do i need a new logic board??

    William Boggs - Réponse

    The two 1.7 mm Phillips #000 screws should be placed on top and the 1.2 & 1.3 mm Phillips #000 screw at the bottom.

    If you do not respect that order, the Bluetooth calls feature will not work anymore.

    Please change all the versions including this step.

    Louis Torres - Réponse

    I skipped steps 11-16 and that worked pretty well from me. On another commenter's advice, I simply used some packaging tape to tape onto the top of the screen, over the top of the phone, and onto the back of the phone to hold the display at a right angle to the rest of the device. Saved me all the trouble/risk of disconnecting the display, but if you use this method you should be VERY careful not to hit the display while removing the battery.

    lambdahindiii - Réponse

    I completely agree with lambdahindiii, skip steps 11 - 16 completely. You do have to be careful not to flip open the display, but it's manageable with some care.

    I will give disclaimer that I used 3.0x magnification with surgical loupes. Any kind of magnification will help. Also recommend using an LED head lamp for optimal illumination.

    wmlee1 -

    I'm going to upvote the suggestion to skip steps 11- 16 too.

    Some things to look out for:

    - Both the battery adhesive strips broke off for me so I had to pry the battery out. You do have to be careful as a good amount of pressure is needed to remove the battery that you don't twist the top display and break the connectors. It's just a trade-off of risks though - you won't have to worry about losing or inserting the wrong screws for the front panel connectors either.

    - The metal connector over the touch ID button is hard to put back in. It looks like one piece on the video but it's a separate metal piece that goes over the connector.

    - To open the case with the suction cup, I found it useful to place the cup more to one side, and lift that side up first and then work on the other side.

    Take your time and good luck all

    wilten -

    I agree. The steps to remove the display are unnecessary. I skipped these and had no issues.

    Matt Reier -

    On my phone it actually seems like one of the 1.7mm screws is non-magnetic (the other 3 screws are magnetic). Although this could be a botched repair job from a previous owner...

    I guess if it's intentional, it should be the top-right one, as that is closest to the compass IC.

    woods81 - Réponse

    You're right. The top right screw must be non-ferrous stainless. I've repaired tons of the5-5s and that screw is never magnetic.

    BJS -

    You are absolutely correct — the upper right one is the non-ferrous / non-magnetic one. I’ve made corrections to this guide and the guide for the iPhone 5 but each time the edits have been denied, once by @Reed Danis and the previous by @Walter Galan. Not sure why they’re denied — it’s obvious which one doesn’t stick to a magnetic screwdriver. This mistake makes these guides quite unreliable and will screw (ha) with the compass.

    Drtofu -

    Apparently it is non magnetic so as not to interfere with the compass. The iPhone 6 has moved tis down to the bottom near the battery connector.

    Jack -

    I was fixing a broken screen, when I noticed that the guy that had started the job before leaving it to me, had mixed up the screws for the battery that he changed by himself and step 11. So i started searching around for an answer when the startup just looped with the Apple logo. and I of course started here, and found out that he had mixed up the screws, but step 11 here, and the same step at this link:

    shows two different ways to where the 1,2mm and the 1,7mm screws are being placed.

    what is the correct way?

    alexaamo91 - Réponse

    i had the 'blue screen of death' and here was my workaround:

    Apple logo then blue screen

    kgale4 -

    I was wondering exactly the same thing why we need to un-screw the screen? Anyway place the screws in the order they come and you should find no problems putting them back in right order.

    Also I found the screw driver comes with ifixit battery kit does not fit in the screws perfectly. Feeling a little large for these screws. Anyone else had the same experience?

    fredhdx - Réponse

    The screw 1.7mm screw (highlighted green) was magnetic on the phone I repaired, while the standoff near it in step #27 was not (*see my note in #27). Either I have different parts or the magnetism note was swapped. If anyone else can confirm or deny this it’d help the guide. Thanks.

    mnoivad - Réponse

    Invest in several colored Sharpie pens. When you see a red circle on the guide, tap that screw head with a red sharpie, orange, green, blue and so forth. This makes it almost fool-proof to not mix up your screws when re-assembling the phone or any other piece of equipment.

    Pete H - Réponse

    I cannot unscrew the Philips #000 screws in this step using iFixit's Philips #000 screwdriver. The screw does not even turn at all. I wonder about the screwdriver iFixit is using in the video - . Can we buy it ?

    Daylen - Réponse

    Putting the upper screws back in the bracket is a bit tricky--if you hold the screen at 90 degrees, the connector cables lift up the loose bracket, but if you lower the screen to allow the bracket to lay flat, you can't reach with a screw driver. Be very slow and patient and replace the upper left screw last (after the first three are tight)--these will hold down the bracket fairly well so you can aim the last (upper left) screw into the hole and push down as you tighten.

    bartonh - Réponse

    That is exactly how I did it; good hint. Thanks.

    Andre Silva -

    So I managed to loose the top right (non magnetic) screw. I saw it fall to the table, but it's gone. Wonder if it fell back into the phone, as there is a slight rattle sound when I shake it. Will there be any big surprises if I just reassemble without that screw?

    larserikkolden - Réponse

    If you keep the top steady these steps (17-22) could be skipped. That's how I did. Everything is ok.except screwdriver didn't undo upper one of the battery bracket I had to bend the bracket.

    Mehmet Hakan - Réponse

    I noticed that reassembling my device, if the metal bracket touch the hole of the 1.3mm screw the touch stopped working. I had to put a little piece of plastic between the hole and the bracket unable to put the screw in (or it would make contact between the hole and the bracket).

    Any suggestion?

    denis.g.94 - Réponse

    Hi Denis, could you be a bit more specific as to which metal bracket you are referring to please? also, where did you put the piece of plastic? Thank you.

    jamesmclachlan -

    Denis, could you be more specific please? Which metal bracket causes the problem and where did you put the piece of plastic?

    I have the same problem, (lost touch screen function).

    jamesmclachlan -

    Trying to get the screws into the holes and driving them in was extraordinarily challenging due in large part to their magnetic bond. Screws didn't want to leave the driver, once they were in they flew right back out as soon as the driver came within distance. To combat this, I suggest using a thin, clear tape (I used packing tape) cut into 4 strips and place each screw flat side down on one end of each strip of tape. Now you can easily maneuver and securely hold the screws into their holes as the driver pierces the tape easily screwing them in without losing them or your mind. Also, fridge magnets are good to retrieve screws that have fallen into iPhone's nooks and crannies, likewise from carpeting.

    James Lee - Réponse

    After aligning the bracket over the screw holes, I used the tweezers to pick the screw on its head and position it in the hole. Then, it was not difficult to use the screwdriver to fasten it.

    Andre Silva -

    If I messed up the screw placement, can it be redone and fixed by putting the screws back in prober order?

    Colm Noone - Réponse

    Like James Lee (above), I found reinserting the tiny screws quite difficult because the magnetic screwdriver would pull them out, with the screw adhering to the screwdriver at odd angles. What worked was to insert a screw with tweezers, then START the screw using the non-magnetic plastic pointy tool while holding down the plate so the screw could turn easily. Once the screw was started, I tightened it with the screwdriver.

    Sandy Trevor - Réponse

    Firstly do not just watch the video if you are going to do the battery replacement. I was too busy and stupid and only watched the video and boogered my Girlfiends 5S with the screw replacement boon doggle... You must read the iFix full instructions (forget the video) or you will screw it up!..

    yaterbob - Réponse

    The iFixit Kit I bought does NOT have the right screw driver to remove these screws. Neither phillips screwdrivers work - the point is much too sharp and does not grip the screw at all. Not happy with this purchase right now.

    Richard - Réponse

    Color coding the screw heads is an excellent idea. I used red for red - green for green - and black for orange - left the yellow one uncolored. Did a screen capture and labeled it to avoid confusion.

    Leonard - Réponse

    Also color a small area around the screws on the cable bracket. Makes it real easy to see which screw goes where.

    Leonard -

    I found out that you don’t need the 1.7mm screw. The shorter one will do and I don’t lose bluetooth.

    patjmccarthy - Réponse

    I used colored sharpies to keep track of the screws. I color coded the screw heads and around their holes. Worked like a charm.

    Brigham Okano - Réponse

    I managed to loose the socket of the green screw. Apparently, during my second disassembly of my iPhone the socket (which appears to be screwed in as well) came loose without me noticiing it and promptly vanished later on in the process, never to be seen again. The iPhone does seem to work without it, but still, I’d advise checking that they are still in place when you unmount the metal shield.

    Sven Siggelkow - Réponse

    Erroneamente ho sbagliato la combinazione delle viti e mi si è danneggiata l’iPhone.. che parte devo cambiare ?

    garino1990 - Réponse

    You do not actually have to remove the screen to replace the battery. Just tilt up the screen at a 60 degree angle from the phone and tape it open or have someone hold it up. That way you don’t have to flex the screen wires or inadvertently damage anything.

    Imre Treufeld - Réponse

    I also completed this repair successfully without removing the screen. I kept the screen at a 90 degree angle using the iPhone’s box and a rubber band as pictured in Step 13. I was nervous about bumping it while doing the rest of the steps and stretching the display cables too much, but it worked.

    garygrossman - Réponse

    • Retirez le cache de la nappe d'écran de la carte mère.

    At my iPhone 5s this part is missing!

    Michael Schöttner - Réponse

    • Utilisez le bout plat d'un spudger pour déconnecter la caméra frontale et la nappe du capteur.

    The flat end of the spudger works great to position and press down on the connectors during reassembly.

    Magnus Dalen - Réponse

    I did not try the spudger (but I think I should have), because this cable was the most difficult to me. It kept flipping (not aligning with the socket) and with one hand holding the screen and the other trying to connect was very difficult .

    Andre Silva -

    • Tout en tenant l'écran d'une main, déconnectez le connecteur du câble LCD.

    • Lors du remontage de votre téléphone, il se peut que le câble LCD sorte de son connecteur. Du coup, l'écran risque d'avoir des problèmes d'affichage quand vous le rallumerez. Dans ce cas, reconnectez tout simplement le câble et remettez votre téléphone sous tension. La méthode la plus simple est de déconnecter puis reconnecter la batterie.

    When you reassemble the cables, you can align them with the sockets using the tip of your finger. A spudger or tweezers are way too clunky and is actually far more difficult. When the cable aligns with the socket, give it a firm push with your finger tip and you should be able to feel it click into place. This is actually a pretty tight mechanical fit and is fairly hard to dislodge.

    Sheldon Carpenter - Réponse

    After some 4 seconds stripes start to appear and at the bottom a black band of some 3 mm horizontally over the screen. I've restarted, but it keeps showing a clean screen and then after a while the stripes and band start coming through. Is that a battery issue? And when I slide up the light intensity button, the screen starts shivering.

    Jules JUSTE - Réponse

    And in my wife’s samsung replacing a battery is so easy. I’ve wasted a whole evening and now have broken cables. I get to buy a new screen and no phone for a couple of days. What $@$* is Apple pullig on us here? :(

    Jules JUSTE - Réponse

    Because Apple wants you to just buy a new phone instead of replacing parts.

    Bryan Remely -

    No doubt about that.

    Bryan Thompson - Réponse

    What can I do

    i tried to remove the LCD CABLE WITH A METAL SCISSOR.



    Faheem Sameer - Réponse

    At the bottom and top are some hardly noticeable white stripes and an after reconnecting the cables 3 times with no difference I connected the old screen again. There were no stripes there… The cables on the new screen don’t look damaged. I’ve repaired other phone screens and I think my display has an issue… what should I do now?

    fele felix - Réponse

    So what happens if you don’t disconnect the battery before dis/reconnecting the LCD connector? Can you damage something irreversibly? I have what looks like a bad display ertifacts, lines, overall bustedness…) and am not sure if because I didn’t disconnect the battery…. I was following the lady in the video instead of the guide like an idiot…. She didn’t disconnect the battery. :P

    Tom - Réponse

    What’s the problem with my phone? It shows the Apple Logo but it shows a black screen after. What happened?

    Marcus Liu - Réponse

    • Enfin, déconnectez le connecteur du câble de la vitre tactile.

    When re-assembling, this is the most difficult cable to re-align and re-connect. A second set of hands is helpful. If not available, be patient and line up the connector carefully. Once reconnected, use care not to 'open' the front cover beyond about 85° to prevent pulling this one back off... If you do, you will have to power-cycle the phone (disconnect the battery) to get things working properly again.

    Pete H - Réponse

    I agree that this was the most difficult step during reassembly. I was trying to use the various tools, but shredded up some of the foam padding on the back of the connectors. After struggling with this for ~20 minutes, I realized just pressing each connector down gently with the tip of my finger snapped each one into place rather easily, no tools necessary.

    ilsedorec - Réponse

    pure genius, this works

    Oliver Markl -

    Had to try 4 times until I finally got it right, I would say that less than 80° works well for this step, just take your time and be patient with the screws

    hermosillaignacio - Réponse

    It should be noted somewhere around these steps that all but one of these connections get removed.

    The connection that is left goes to the Power Button, the Mute Switch, and the Volume Buttons. This connection is on the bottom left, below the LCD power connection.

    This connector was not supposed to be removed, and I removed all of them as a force of habit.

    Once removed, it seems I removed part of the other half of the connector along with the first half.

    This has left my customer's iPhone functional, but none of the buttons, besides Home Button/TouchID), work.

    In the long run, this is not a huge issue, as AssistiveTouch can emulate physical button presses. I just figured it should be noted.

    Mikereilly2009 - Réponse

    Using the tool from the opposite side from what is shown here was many times easier (considering I had the front panel attach to a box with the rubber band trick)

    David - Réponse

    Agree, did the same thing.

    Andre Silva -

    After completing the battery replacement, when I turned the phone back on everything worked right except, the rear facing camera. It just shows a black screen. Does anyone know how I can fix this???

    Melissa - Réponse

    After I replaced my battery, I turned the phone back on and everything worked except the rear facing camera. It just shows a black screen now. Does anyone know what I did wrong??? I do I fix this???

    Melissa - Réponse

    after battery replacing the Volume and Sleep buttons don’t work anymore. What I did wrong and what I can do to resolve the problem?


    Nicola - Réponse

    Step one is recheck your connections. If those are all solid, did you need to pry the battery up to remove it? It’s possible that the prying damaged the cables. If you have photos, share them on our Answers Forum, and you might get some better, more specific help!

    Sam Lionheart -

    • Enlevez l'écran du boîtier.

    I replaced my old battery with the one I bought here in iFixit. I replaced the battery according to the instructions of this guide (Using a guitar string did the trick when removing the battery) and finally assembled the sensor ribbon. Turned on the phone and SURPRISE! Error, Touch ID Does Not Work. I was disappointed, in the most part because I was extremely careful, it's not my first repair, and I did not break the ribbon, the Home Button was working properly.

    I spent 4 hours re-seating the ribbon and putting in place the metal bracket.

    For you guys, who have lost Touch ID but didn't break the sensor flex cable AND the Home button works, I thing I have found a SOLUTION:

    As you can see in the picture (link below), a grounding Tip under the screw MUST be in THIS POSITION. If misaligned it will not work. Mine was misaligned during the display disassembly (STEP 16) and this was the solution. A smile returned to my face.


    Oscar Vera - Réponse Touch ID stopped working after I replaced the battery too and I did not harm the connector cable at all and the bracket was snug in position. Then randomly 2 days later it started working again with all my fingerprints remembered. Weird.

    Bob smith -

    Dear Oscar,

    I am very interested in your comment but the photo is not available any more. Could you send the updated link?

    Thank you very much,


    Alex -

    The link to your photo is still not available. I do not understand which screw is being referred to associated with the fingerprint sensor.

    Toby Parnell -

    To anybody wondering what the picture was, Internet Archive saved it. You can find it here:

    It’s also the same picture as the 2nd picture in Step 23.

    Bryan Remely -

    Bryan Remely thank you so much. It’s comment threads like this and contributors like you that make the internet such a valuable tool.

    WILL D -

    why cant u disconnect the lcd and just put the new one in reverse from step 16? wgy to step 32

    Cameron Shelley - Réponse

    When you get the old screen off, check the frame edge where the digitizer rests. Mine was caked with gunk that had accumulated there from use. I gently used the tip of a spudger while holding the phone upside-down-ish and scraped out the gunk. Holding it upside-down kept the gunk from falling into the phone.

    Sheldon Carpenter - Réponse

    thanks for that... I didn't even notice it until I saw your comment.

    Brian Hayes -

    I’m completely confused about removing the connectors to the screen. It looks to me as though the battery could come out with the screen still attached. How am I wrong?

    Lance - Réponse

    • Insérez la pointe d'un spudger entre la batterie et la prise jack pour déplier la patte adhésive de la batterie.

    • Important : Chauffez le dessous de l'iPhone en utilisant un iOpener ou tout autre coussin chauffant pour ramollir les bandes adhésives de la batterie et les rendre plus flexibles, au risque de les casser en les tirant.

    When you put the new battery back in, it's important to fold that tab back down along the bottom edge of the battery--do not let the tab rest on top of the battery. If you do, that minute extra thickness is enough to press ever-so-slightly on the LCD and cause the LCD to exhibit color distortion when you press the home button.

    bartonh - Réponse

    You can't really see it in these pictures, but there is a small hole at one end of the "pull tab". This is just the right size hole for the pointy end of the apple tool spudger, and thus is very handy for pulling the tab out.

    Jonathan Goldsmith - Réponse

    I used a toothpick to unfold the tab.

    Cassandra - Réponse

    I do not see any battery adhesive tab … Certainly nothing with any round hole in it … Now I am bummed…

    Please see my previous comments at Step # 9.

    No home button connector cable, no sign of any battery adhesive tab.

    It seems I am now stuck with a useless phone …. This did not help at all … I bought a kit that is no use, a new / replacement battery that I can’t even use … :-/

    Bummed ex- customer. Would not recommend ifixit for this idea.

    Alun Williams - Réponse

    If there’s no home button cable and no battery tabs, you don’t have a 5s. More likely you’re working on an iPhone 5.

    Jeff Suovanen -

    I couldn’t find a tab either . I heated the bottom and pried the battery up and found the tap tucked underneath the battery. It would have helped for me to look at the new adhesive strips first as well so I could know what I was looking for.

    tina johnson -

    I applied heat as instructed. One strip pulled free; One strip broke :-( Fortunately, getting one strip out is sufficient. You can then gently get the battery out even with one strip in place.

    Don Libes - Réponse

    Instead of using the iOpener, I opted for my “patented” “Rice in a sock” and heated the sock for 1 minute, which worked perfectly. I laid the heated sock flat and used it as a mini work bench while removing the adhesive strip! My wife uses this for when she has head aches, which caused “me to not have a headache”, when peeling back the adhesive strips!

    iScott - Réponse

    Great idea!!!!!!!

    gibitzga -

    • Retirez la patte adhésive du téléphone.

    • Couper la patte adhésive noire de la batterie entre les deux bandes adhésives blanches pour les séparer.

    Got a face towel, wrapped in cling-film and microwaved until hot. Stood phone on it and adhesive comes out! Fantastic. Did rip the end of old battery off in process.

    Phil Rydin - Réponse

    When stretched, the adhesive strips I removed where quite long, probably 7-8 inches (stretched). Saying “many times its original length” leaves it too vague. You have to pull with constant, not abrupt, tension. Also, Pay attention to advice not to get the strips twisted, but to keep them flat…and not to pull at an angle where they can rub against and get caught on other board components.

    john lawn - Réponse

    • Essayez de garder les languettes bien plates. Si vous les pliez, elles risquent de se coller et de se déchirer.

    • Retirez doucement sur une des languettes en tirant vers le bas du téléphone.

    • Tirez avec une force constante, lorsque la languette commence à sortir d'entre la batterie et le téléphone. Pour de meilleurs résultats, tirez sur la languette à un angle de maximum 60°.

    • Amenez la languette doucement vers l'angle de la batterie pour la passer sur le côté. Assurez vous de ne pas tirer la languette contre des composants du téléphone, ils pourront perforer la bande et la casser.

    • La languette va s'étirer jusqu'à atteindre plusieurs fois sa longueur de départ. Tirez la languette de la batterie jusqu'à ce que la bande soit entièrement libérée du téléphone.

    • Une fois que vous avez assez de place pour pouvoir attraper l'adhésif blanc sous la batterie, commencez à tirer par ce dernier car il peut arriver que la languette se sépare de la bande elle-même et casse.

    Watch how it is done in the video! I broke mine by continually "pulling straight up" and didn't realize you are suppose to follow the edge of the battery.

    nickbits - Réponse

    +1. This guide should clarify the "pull around the corner" part. Preferably with pictures.

    Seppe Stas -

    Another vote for this! Watch the video to see how you pull the adhesive around the corners and sides of the battery!

    Greg Matthew Crossley -

    I had watched the video and I tried to work the strip around the sides, but couldn't get it to go without worrying it would tear on something. I just pulled up at an angle, slowly and steadily, and they both came out fine, like the instructions say.

    Rosemary McNaughton -

    The tape tabs broke almost immediately upon pulling up just a little bit (less than in the video). My phone is over 2 years old, and maybe the plastic weakens over time. I used a hair dryer on the back of the phone to soften the adhesive and the green prying tool in the iFixit repair kit to pry up the edge of the battery along the side wall of the back case. It bent the battery, but it worked to (slowly) pry the battery out without damaging the phone.

    Bruce - Réponse

    Same here - my phone is over 2 years old and both adhesive strips broke when I tried to pull them out. This step looks so easy in the video, but it became the most difficult part of this repair. I ended up slowly working strips of plastic under the battery to release it. Someone mentions using a credit card, but I have no idea where you would insert that (without bending/destroying your card).

    Anyway, I worked strips of plastic under the battery and used the pry tool and spudger to lift the battery as I did this. The battery bends/deforms while you do this. I was worried that the battery would internally short and heat up, but it didn’t…..   just don’t go crazy bending it, and be careful where you pry (so you don’t damage the electronics/switches).

    Someone also mentioned using a warm face towel - looking back I wonder if this would have helped, since you could rest the phone on the warm towel while you do this (and keep that adhesive warm the entire time). I

    spyder13b -

    I didn't have any sticky tape to hold the new battery in place, so I only removed the outside adhesive tab and left the inner one. This way I would 'lever' the battery out and the innermost tape-strip stayed in place, which was helpful to see the new battery in place. carefull though, you have to lever the battery out very slowly, very very slowly ... but it does work.

    Niels - Réponse

    yeah this wrong. the video has it right. just toasted both of my strips, thanks!

    mdelvecchio99 - Réponse

    there is no way these strips can be stretched (3y o phone) snapped immediately, plus 1st tore on non existent cover imediately

    Gabe - Réponse

    I put on the radiator then used dental floss to start and then two iFixit cards together to pry from home button and outside edges. Didn't notice but I bent the little home button connector guard (not the cover - I didn't have one) but it seemed to make no difference, just bent it back.

    Gabe - Réponse

    I also broke the sticky strips almost immediately so had to prise battery out. it bent a little but came out leaving the strips behind. this has the advantage of having the strips remaining to fix the new battery.

    adrt - Réponse

    Same problem with strips breaking on a 2 yo phone. Might be a good idea to apply the heat BEFORE trying to pull on the ends.

    donshaw1795 - Réponse

    Mine also broke immediately. Someone else suggested that they be heated before attempting to pull out. That seems like good advice; I think the adhesive hardens with age.

    yscuba - Réponse

    They broke dec 2017

    Lars Åkeson - Réponse

    I have done an iPhone 5s and iPhone 6 battery. I can tell you that the adhesive strips sometimes break but when they are going to come out it is best done just by pulling straight out from the bottom. It is better to keep the adhesive strip straight so it does not crimp and the adhesive pulls off equally along the strip. I would not try the pulling from the sides as shown in the video. 3 out of 4 of the strips came out very nicely that way. Also keep re-grabbing the adhesive as close to the battery as you can get it. And go slow. The whole repair is a ton easier if you can pull the strips out without them tearing.

    SC - Réponse

    I saw it mentioned somewhere, but be very careful of wedging the credit card at the top side of the battery. There is a flat cable for the volume buttons that I almost scraped off and almost damaged. I would have liked to see a picture of what it looked like without the battery to see that.

    SC - Réponse

    Completely wrong.

    william - Réponse

    Perfect - 1st timer here. I got a small face towel, moistened it, wrapped it in cling film, microwaved it until very hot, and rested the phone on it. After about 3 minuted both strips came out very nicely.

    Phil Rydin - Réponse

    My tabs broke too. Like others said, these steps are misleading. You do not pull back as shown. I had to bend the old battery out which sucks.

    Michael - Réponse

    I pulled straight out for both and both broke off right away. I applied heat by way of an athletic hot/cold pack heated in the microwave, and then pried and chiseled the battery out from the case side with an old credit card. I watched the video after I was done - of course. Heating beforehand and pulling the strips around the sides is most likely the best way to go.

    Tad Dadisman - Réponse

    Changing 2 batteries back to back, the tabs broke on me the first time. the second time I:

    - did not separate the tabs in the previous step

    - laid them on the spudger with the spudger across the body of the phone

    -rotated the spudger like a spool, keeping the adhesive feeding more or less straight up.

    it worked pretty well. one side came completely off and battery removal was easy.

    Erik Stockmeier - Réponse

    this was the hardest part for me. like others, strips broke immediately. i recommend buying a second set of adhesive strips with your kit as i had issues with those as well.

    Chris Miller - Réponse

    • Répétez l'opération pour la deuxième languette.

    • Si vous avez retiré les deux languettes sans problème, vous pouvez passer les deux étapes suivantes.

    • Si une des languettes adhésives s'est déchirée sous la batterie et ne peut pas être retirée, essayez d'enlever l'autre languette et passez à l'étape suivante.

    You better heat this all up before you try to remove the glue strips. Mine broke off right away and then (after heating) you have to pry up the whole battery (mine was discharged completely so less risk) which tends to be glued so tightly that it all bents (not very safe for a Lithium Ion battery!).

    Pieter Kerstens - Réponse

    I totally agree. First strip did not come off. Heated the phone up, second one worked as if I did it every day..

    + You should hear a rattling sound (the strip moving towards the bottom of the battery) while pulling. If you do not hear a sound while pulling it will probably break !

    meertdavid - Réponse

    definitely agree with the sounds I did the same procedure but heated both luck was not on my side for the first strip I luckily was able to grab the quickly shrinking adhesive as it ducked under the battery but foolishly pulled harder without adding more heat and broke it off again but successfully pried that sucker out with the help of a blow dryer if i ever do this again that’s my heating tool of choice

    Christopher Healy -

    • Si l'une des bandes adhésives se casse et que la batterie reste collée à l'arrière du boîtier, préparez un iOpener ou utilisez un sèche-cheveux pour chauffer l'arrière du boîtier directement derrière la batterie.

    If you end up having to pry the battery out, put some paper between the bezel and the battery. Mine now has a little gouge that's visible just under the volume buttons.

    lessawinston - Réponse

    The plastic strips quickly broke off. I used a neck warmer that you heat in the microwave for 90 seconds to supply warmth to the back of the iPhone to soften the adhesive (just lay the back of the phone down on the neck warmer). This allowed me to slip an old credit card slowly under the battery by wiggling it a bit from side to side, then gently lifting on the card. I peeled the adhesive residue very slowly off the case back with the flat end of the spudger, while still resting the back of the phone on the neck warmer to keep it soft.

    Magnus Dalen - Réponse

    The strips quickly broke for me as well. I pryed the battery up using the flat end of the apple tool spudger, starting from the top of the phone, and slowly and carefully working my way to the other end. About halfway, enough of the battery was loose to allow me to use my hands to pry it the rest of the way off. Afterwards, I had to scrape the strips off until there was enough to pull them. When pulling them, keep them as close to the rear case of the iPhone as possible, and they come clean off.

    Jonathan Goldsmith - Réponse

    And btw, the "iOpener" is pretty much the exact same thing as a neck warmer/heat pad. The same thing can also be accomplished by placing rice inside an old sock(make sure to tie the open end), and then heating that in the microwave for 1-2 minutes. This works as a neck warmer/heating pad, and so would work well for this as well.

    Jonathan Goldsmith - Réponse

    Exactly. I put some rice in a bowl, microwaved for a minute, slipped the hot rice into a ziplock bag, wrapped with a thin kitchen towel and put my phone on that. Don’t eat the rice afterwards.

    Chris Wiley -

    Just put the entire phone in the microwave. Works like a charm! (kidding...)

    Scott Stathis - Réponse

    I got the adhesive loosen with multiple applications of heat with the hair dryer. I should have read the suggestions on use of the neck heating pad. The pad will keep the adhesive warm as you pry or use dental floss to remove the battery. Draining the old battery to 10% before the replacement is suggested.

    Arthur Kung - Réponse

    I set it on top of my macbook since it overheats while charging…. oh the irony!

    Kelsey Margulieux - Réponse

    I tried the heat up and pry method but quickly gave up. Instead I found that using a piece of strong thread (or dental floss) and alternately sawing one way then the other worked incredibly well and was really painless. It took about a minute to get the battery free so I’d strongly recommend trying this approach before you try prying the battery.

    Here’s what I did:

    1) I used tweezers and fed the thread under the bottom inner corner (where the battery cable is),

    2) I slowly worked the thread along the bottom edge of the battery using the tweezers until it was under the far corner. I kept a little tension on the side that was already in place so it wouldn’t pull out.

    3) I made sure I had plenty of slack on each side and then I pulled it in tight.

    4) I took hold of the thread on each side in turn, wrapped it round a finger (with a piece of cloth to avoid cutting myself. Then I pulled it across and down the sides of the battery. It took about 3 pulls on each side to cut the glue completely.

    Toby Moncaster - Réponse

    I used a cast iron pan heated in the oven to 170 F. Turned it upside down and placed the back of the iPhone on it, waited a minute and started pulling the adhesive. It all came out in one long pull using the method described in the instructions of maintaining a constant pull and continually pulling from close to the battery.

    Rosa Santana - Réponse

    • Retournez l'iPhone et insérez une carte en plastique entre le côté latéral de la batterie et l'arrière du boîtier.

      • Ne pas soulever contre la carte mère sinon vous risqueriez d'endommager le téléphone.

      • Évitez de soulever sur le côté supérieur près du bouton de contrôle du volume, ou vous risquez d'endommager la nappe du bouton de volume.

    • Faites attention à garder la carte aussi plate que possible pour éviter de courber la batterie, cela pourrait l'endommager et elle pourrait émettre des produits toxiques dangereux ou s'enflammer. N'utilisez pas d'outils tranchants pour soulever la batterie.

    • Poussez la carte plus loin afin de décoller l'adhésif derrière la batterie.

    • Du fil dentaire pourrait être utilisé pour pouvoir travailler entre la batterie et la bande adhésive. Une alternative au fil dentaire serait une corde de guitare déroulé, comme la corde 0.0009E d'un set de 12 cordes.

      • Faites passer le fil ou la corde sous les bords supérieurs de la batterie, rejoignez les bouts ensemble puis entourez-les autour d'un tissu plié et tirez uniformément.

    I'm a little astounded no one has mentioned the importance of not using sharp tools at this juncture. With the adhesive failing to come off nicely, many will be tempted to get out the metal tweezers. DON'T. If the battery gets punctured, it WILL catch fire and destroy your entire phone. Use dental floss or credit card as suggested.

    Angela - Réponse

    Angela is right. The battery will catch fire if you physically damage it. That's exactly what I did and I left a trail of smoke in my building's hallways as I ran outside with it. Amazingly once everything had cooled off, I was able to complete the job, because the battery catching fire took care of the %#*@ adhesive.

    Brian Hill - Réponse

    Haha! Good work around!! :)

    Jack -

    If you are pulling an iPhone apart, Use an ice cube container for the screws. Draw yourself a plan if you must but I have done so many, I know what bits go in which hole.

    Jack -

    Pro tip: Use 2 cards together - slip one over the other. Start the process with dental floss…

    Gabe - Réponse

    The adhesive strips broke almost immediately. Tried the dental floss trick a few times, credit cards, guitar pick, more floss, hair dryer, etc ... Bent & smashed the old battery to the point I was really worried it might explode. The only thing that really seemed to help was heating up the back of the phone first w/a hair dryer, then jamming plastic cards in from the corners, top & bottom (being careful not to bend or smash other things) until I was able to pry it loose.

    seijihuzz01 - Réponse

    Same here. That was intense.

    gibitzga -

    Using the microwaved towel wrapped in film and microwaved, then placing the phone on it to heat up nicely, the strips came completely out and the battery popped off rendering this step unnecessary!

    Phil Rydin - Réponse

    Phil — what do you mean by “wrapped in film”.. do you mean plastic-wrap? I’d love if you could elaborate :)

    Red-Rob -

    Hey Phil.. I’d love if you can elaborate on that. By “wrapped in film” do you mean plastic-wrap?

    Red-Rob -

    I did something similar. Start by looping dental floss under the bottom of the battery. Then put a wet (but not dripping) washcloth in a ceramic microwave safe bowl and heated it for about three minutes. Covered the cloth with plastic food wrap and set the phone on it. Once phone’s hot, I worked the floss towards the top of the phone. Repeated many times until it stalled halfway up the battery. Then I did the same process starting at the top of the battery. After a lot of time the floss came all the way top to bottom. Be patient. Keep at it. It’ll work. And take care never to bend or brake battery.

    Edward Merry -

    We had only the flat dental tape. That breaks easily, but pearlescent embroidery thread did the trick. Scariest part of the whole process so far.

    Sarah Sorlien - Réponse

    I agree I had been patient the whole time and still broke an adhesive strip but I successfully used the spudger to complete the job along with a blow dryer but definitely the scariest part of the whole job…not for the faint of heart haha also bent the !#^& out of the battery someone correct me if i’m wrong but I think with enough patience the battery cable is a fine thing to pull on with heat I tried it without heat and it can handle a good deal of force before giving way I don’t know enough about the battery to know if it could cause a fire from ripping it off just thankful it didn’t catch fire on me

    Christopher Healy -

    This was the hardest part. I used a combination of a hair dryer and 3 credit cards (use ones you don’t care about as they will bend). After prying about 50%, I used my fingers for the rest. In the end my old battery was bent curved from the prying.

    morettisf - Réponse

    I laid my phone on a heating pad for this step, which I think made it easier (but it was still hard!). My 2nd adhesive strip broke almost immediately, but the dental floss worked great!

    Carrie Lundy - Réponse

    Thanks for advice! I used sewing thread to separate the battery from the rear case. it wasn't hard. I think one shouldn’t risk heating it or bending it, when there are more safer ways.

    Илья Хмелёв - Réponse

    • Retirez la batterie du boîtier arrière.

    • Si votre batterie de remplacement est livrée avec une protection plastique, enlevez-la avant d'installer la batterie en la retirant de la nappe.

    • En installant la batterie, se référer à ce guide pour remplacer les bandes adhésives de votre batterie.

    • Procédez à un hard reset après avoir remonté la batterie. Il pourra éviter certains problèmes et simplifier le diagnostic le cas échéant.

    A few things for reassembly:

    To apply the adhesive strips, peel one side of the backing off, then without touching the strips put the whole thing adhesive side down where the old strips were, then pull off the remaining backing. If you pull the strips out first, they want to tangle up and become a blob. Trust me, I know. Sadface.

    To reapply the tiny bracket that holds the home button's cable in place, put the side with the one tab in first, oriented towards the bottom of the phone, then press the top with the two cut outs into place. There's two tabs in the phone body that should line up with the two cut outs.

    When closing it up, you have to slide the top of the screen flush into place before pressing the rest of the phone shut. If you don't, the top won't snap shut.

    lessawinston - Réponse

    The easiest way I have found to install the home button clip is to hold it with needle nose tweezers and slide it in from left to right, holding it at about 45 degrees. once the back cutouts are aligned, push down on the font to clip it in to place. Hope this helps. (I've done hundreds and struggled until I found this trick). ;)

    Jack -

    I agree with the last point about the need to get the top of the screen to seat flush before pressing in the rest of the screen. There are three plastic tabs on the top of the screen which need to fit into three holes in the metal case. My plastic tabs were bent up (upon opening?) and I had to bend them down (using the blue ifixit opening tool) to get them to fit into their holes so I could seat the top of the screen.

    Erik Osborn -

    Well, a couple comments:

    1. Once I completed the battery replacement and put the iPhone back together, everything is working EXCEPT incoming call ring, in and out going mail & text message sounds. However, audio streaming works just fine!

    > could this be the 4 screws in the wrong place? (I missed the screw detail the first time!);

    > could this be a not completely seated connectors?

    2. The iFixit instructions were incredible....however, one must read and reread the instructions to avoid "oops" situations.

    pmilkes - Réponse

    pmilkes, the same with me. Everything ok except the loudspeaker. I just did the same thing wrong as you did. (I did not notice the 1,2mm 1,3mm and 1,7mm screws.

    A good solution is appreciated.


    By the way, my phone (iphone 5s) went complete in drinking water for three hours while I was asleep. And after 2 months I decided to change the battery. So now everything is working except the loudspeaker. (I already ordered for a replacement of that also)

    thanks I fixit.

    alperinugur - Réponse

    You may need to use tweezers to carefully bend the metal bracket to make it fit tightly into the slots over the home button connector

    fredhdx - Réponse

    Am I supposed to reapply the old battery's adhesive strips to the new battery?

    Dan Sota - Réponse

    Don't bother. It really doesn't matter.

    Jack -

    No. Use new strips only.

    Magnus Dalen -

    Ensure you position the new battery nearer to the side of the case to allow room for the connector wire to fold down in the gap on the right side.

    Magnus Dalen - Réponse


    habe gerade meinen Akku getauscht, bei einem iphone 5s.

    Ich habe die Schritte 17 - 22 in Zusammenhang mit dem einfachen Wunsch den Akku zu tauschen nicht für notwendig gehalten, vielleicht habe ich da ja auch etwas falsch verstanden... Ohne diese Schritte ging das ganze jedenfalls sehr fix von der Hand, Telefon läuft, Touch ID und Tonsignale, alles funktioniert.

    Hat vielleicht gerade mal 20 min gedauert+++

    Sehr schöne Anleitung und sehr gutes Werkzeug / Akku Set von ifixit!!! habe ich online bestellt, da passt dann wenigstens alles zusammen.

    Großes Lob, DANKE

    Dr B Schwarze

    google - Réponse

    I realize my SE is pretty “old” at this point in time, so I’m guessing the replacement kit is also old stock. My replacement adhesive strips that came with the battery would not separate from the blue backing at all, so I ended up installing the battery without any strips. Hopefully, this won’t result in any problems; it seems like the battery fits inside snugly, so I don’t anticipate it moving around. This replacement was done simultaneously with the lightning connector assembly replacement. I figured I’d do it all at once.

    Douglas Waski - Réponse

    @dwaski The kits aren’t old, but we’ve seen a few complaints about defective strips that don’t separate from the liner film properly. Sorry for the trouble! If you get in touch with our support team, they can hook you up with some replacement strips. The battery has no internal protection from jolts/movement—so if it’s not properly secured, it can lead to problems. Probably fine to leave it as-is for a while as long as you’re not taking it jogging or anything like that, but I’d recommend sticking it down at some point. Congrats on a successful repair!

    Jeff Suovanen -

    Well, I think my phone is now broken. It will power up and all the buttons seem to work, no distortions in the LCD display, but no matter what I try the touch screen does not respond. I have tried reseating the cable multiple times. I’ve tried cleaning it. Nothing. I think a larger warning to not touch those cables unless *absolutely* necessary. Also, the iFixit kit comes with a simple suction cup instead of the clamp shown early in the instructions. Unless I was born with at least three arms there is no way to “gently” pry up the LCD display with a single suction cup (because there are ridges on the side that hold it *firmly* in place). I think my TouchID cover went missing as well. Over all, I think it will turn out to be a $150 mistake to have tried this. By the way, this is not the first time that I’ve taken a cell phone apart. Have taken apart two other cells phones to replace batteries before with no problems. taking the iPhone apart is *not* as easy as this guide would make it out to be.

    Eric Karlson - Réponse

    • Retirez les vis suivantes qui sécurisent les fixations du bouton de volume et de sonnerie à l'intérieur du boîtier :

      • Une vis cruciforme 1,9 mm

      • Deux vis cruciformes 1,6 mm

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    • Utilisez la pointe d'un spudger pour soulever la fixation du bouton de sonnerie sur le côté du boîtier.

    • Retirez le bouton de sonnerie de son logement entre la fixation du bouton de sonnerie et le boîtier.

    • Veuillez noter l'orientation pour le réassemblage : la ligne rouge devrait être au dessus du bouton. L'encoche à l'arrière du bouton de sonnerie devrait être à la même position que le commutateur mécanique sur le câble et s'enclenche avec ce dernier.

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    • Utilisez un spudger pour soulever la fixation du bouton de volume sur le côté du boîtier.

    • Retirez les boutons de volume.

    • Pendant le réassemblage, assurez vous que le bouton "+" (augmentation de volume) soit dans le trou près du bouton de sonnerie.

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My phone was shattered and i did a total replacement of the rear case and the screen. All went well except... the volume controls do not work. The silence button above it does, but the +- dont. They feel wrong when pressed. They don't make the clicking sound. Anyone a suggestion of what went wrong?

steven - Réponse

I had to replace the power flex cable, which means taking almost everything out. Scary! When I restarted, my power button and flash were fixed but my volume was the same as yours and my home button didn't work. :( That Touch ID cable and cover are from h#$l! Anyway, I went back in and everything is working now. Instead of doing them like in the photos and videos, I attached the silence button first and then the volume buttons. So when you put in the middle screw that holds them both in, the screw goes through volume first and then silence.

Oh ya, ifixit is a great resource. Thanks!

Kim Mace - Réponse

I noticed one thing during my replacement that may affect others doing this repair. Upon reaching step 30 I noticed that my volume button bracket appeared to be bent slightly near the lower screw (the one toward the bottom of the case). Ultimately I had to bend the bracket to make the volume button work correctly. When I reassembled the bracket with the new buttons before bending it the - button would not come back fully to its normal position. After careful bending with a pair of needle nose pliers and the button worked correctly.

It is CRITICAL that you test your volume buttons and the ringer switch before you reassemble your phone!

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