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A Step-by-Step Guide on iPhone Screen 11 Repair and Replacement

August 30, 2023

Breaking your iPhone 11’s screen is a different kind of pain. It doesn’t matter what caused the issue as long as you can eventually restore its display and functionality. The easiest way to do this would be to visit a local phone repair specialist. However, for some people, it can be difficult to trust a third-party repair shop to do the job, no matter how cost-effective it may be. That is why, in this blog, we have broken down and explained all the steps needed for a successful iPhone 11 screen repair. To read more about this intricate procedure, keep on scrolling.

What You Need:

Before starting the screen repair and replacement process, the phone repair professional will make sure they have access to the entire iPhone 11 repair kit. This usually includes the following components:

  • A Brand New iPhone Screen
  • iPhone 11 Display Assembly Adhesive
  • Pentalobe Screwdriver for iPhones
  • Suction Handle
  • A Prying Tool
  • Heating Gun
  • Anti-Clamp
  • Tri-point Y000 Screwdriver
  • Spudger
  • Tweezers
  • Phillips #000 Screwdriver

A Step-by-Step Guide on Repairing and Replacing iPhone 11 Screen

Once the repair person has all the tools they might need for the procedure, they get started. The very first thing they do is shut off your iPhone to protect it from damage. Then, they move on to the technical part of the procedure, which commonly includes:

  1. Removing the Pentalobe Screws
    At the base of the iPhone 11, there are two small screws known as the pentalobe screws. The screws need to be removed so the screen can be dismantled.
  2. Carefully Loosening the Screen
    After the pentalobe screws are taken out, the next thing to come off is the screen itself. A heating gun might be required to loosen the glue from the phone’s edges.
  3. Disconnecting the Display Connectors
    There are three display connectors that are linked to the earpiece, touch panel, and LCD display. However, to disconnect them, the repair specialist has to lift off a metal plate that is used to hold them down.
  4. Taking out the Earpiece
    The ear cup is usually set in place via four screws that need to be unscrewed so it can be taken out in one piece.
  5. Removing the Sensor and Earpiece Flex Cable
    The iPhone has multiple sensors and cables that also must be disconnected for the screen to come undone.
  6. Pulling out the Back Plate
    In order to reach the display panel, the repair specialist has to lift up the metal plate at the back, protecting it.
  7. Preparing the New Display Unit
    Once access to the display panel is acquired, the new display is prepped for the screen swap.
  8. Putting Everything Back Together
    After successfully installing the new display panel, the repair specialist will slowly start putting things back in order so that all the removed components are back in their places.
  9. Checking the iPhone
    In order to make sure things are running smoothly, your iPhone 11 will be put to the test as the screen repair professional will check for its touch reaction, volume, camera, etc.
  10. Screwing the Pentalobe Screws Back into Place
    Lastly, if everything goes accordingly and your iPhone 11’s screen repair is complete, the final step will be implemented. That is, the pentalobe screws will be screwed in their respective standings, clasping the iPhone shut.

In A Nutshell

All in all, iPhone 11 screen replacement is not easy to handle yourself. However, for a professional, it is pretty simple. So, instead of messing it up and fixing the screen yourself, reach out to Dr. Phone Repair at (817) 385-9598. Our experts will help take care of it for you.


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