How to Replace the iPhone 5S Cracked Screen

Apple iPhone 5S comes with a 4-inch Retina display with fingerprint-resistant olephobic coating and Corning Gorilla Glass as protection. However, the screen on the iPhone 5S isn’t crack-resistant. Fortunately, it’s not difficult to replace the iPhone 5S screen. Follow our repair steps and you’ll have a new screen on your iPhone 5S.

iPhone 5S cracked screen repair

Tools needed:

Pentalobe screwdrivers

Case opening tool

Small Phillip screwdrivers

Metal spudger opening tool

New replacement screen for iPhone 5S

Step 1

Turn off the iPhone 5S and use eject pin to take out the SIM card tray.

take out the iPhone 5s sim card tray

Step 2

Use Pentalobe screwdrivers to undo 2 screws at the bottom of the phone.

undo 2 screws

Step 3

Pry up the LCD screen assembly with the help of Metal Spudger Opening Tool. Wedge the casing opening tool between the LCD assembly and rear housing in order to release all the clips around the screen.

pry up the LCD assembly

NOTE: Please prying the screen carefully because there is a cable used to connect the Fingerprint sensor in the home button, which will be damaged if you pull the screen to hard.

Step 4

Release the retaining bracket holding the fingerprint sensor cable and separate the cable from the Lightning port assembly.

remove the retaining bracket

Step 5

Undo 4 Phillips screws to remove the metal plate used to cover the display assembly connector.

undo 4 screws

Step 6

Use spudger opening tool release 3 connectors to separate the LCD screen assembly.

disconnect 3 connectors

Step 7

Undo 3 screws on the metal shield used to cover the ear speaker and remove the ear speaker, and use spudger opening tool to remove the flex cable holding the proximity sensor, front facing camera and microphone.

undo 3 screws

Step 8

Undo 3 screws on the metal shield fastening the home button, and then remove the home button with flex cable, and use small Phillips screwdrivers to undo 4 screws on the LCD heat shield and remove it.

undo 3 screws undo 4 screws

Step 9

Install the LCD heat shield and home button on the new iPhone 5S replacement screen.

install home button and LCD heat shield

Step 10

Assemble the flex cable with the proximity sensor, front facing camera and microphone and the speaker with its metal shield on the LCD assembly.

install sensor flex cable and ear speaker

Step 11

Connect 3 connectors on the LCD assembly to the motherboard and fasten the metal plate with 4 screws.

connect the 3 connectors

fasten 4 screws

Step 12

Install the retaining bracket to fasten the fingerprint sensor cable.

install retaining bracket

Step 13

Close the LCD assembly by starting from the top and make sure you press down all the clips.

close the lcd assembly

Step 14

Install 2 screws at the bottom to fasten the LCD assembly and rear housing.

fasten 2 screws

Step 15

Insert the SIM card tray and power on the device.

insert the SIM card tray

Watch our iPhone 5S disassembly video for more details. Subscribe our YouTube Channel for more cellphone repair guides.

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