iPhone 8 Screen Replacement Guide | How To Tutorial


Do you find yourself taking your phone to the mall for screen replacements all the time? What if I tell you that you can save some serious money by fixing it yourself?

Sure, you might have to get the tools at first but keep in mind that you can use them every time. Heck, maybe you can fix other people’s phones for some quick cash… and be the hero of the day!


Step 1

Hold the power/sleep button down on the right side until “slide to power off” shows up on the screen. Slide the arrow from left to right.
NOTE: If the digitizer is not functioning, power off the iPhone by holding down both the power/sleep button and the home button until the Apple logo shows up. Continue holding down until the screen goes black, then release.
NOTE: If the power button does not function: Go to the Settings Icon General -Accessibility –Assistive Touch slide it to ON. A white bubble will appear on the screen. Touch the bubble –Touch device –press and hold “Lock Screen” until the “slide to power off” drops down, and then slide the arrow from left to right.

Step 2 Remove the two Pentalobe screws next to the lightning port connector on the right and left side using the Pentalobe screwdriver.

Step 3 Although not required, it is highly recommended to heat the display to loosen the adhesive holding the bezel to the frame.

Step 3 (Cont.) Place the iSclackjust above the home button and off to the side as shown.
NOTE: If the screen is shattered, place 2 to 3 pieces of packing tape over the shattered glass to form a flat suction surface.

Step 3 (Cont.) Begin squeezing the iSclack handles to being creating a gap between the bezel and the frame. Insert a plastic pry-tool or iPlastixbetween the gap to begin breaking the adhesive.
* Using an metal tools risks scratching the frame.

Step 3 (Cont.) Run the plastic pry-tool up the left and right side of the frame to release the adhesive grip from the frame to the bezel.

Step 3 (Cont.) The cables for the flex cable are located on the RIGHT side as shown in the photo.

Step 4 Lift to display out of the frame at the top.
** Unlike the iPhone 7 the iPhone 8 has clips and does not require you to slide the display down.

Step 5 Open the display assembly away from the frame like a book to access the cables and brackets making sure the display is set onto the frame itself.

Step 6 Locate the battery, display assembly and home button flex cable retaining plate and remove the four Phillips screws that hold the lower plate in place using a Phillips screwdriver.

Step 7 Remove the battery and charging port flex cable retaining plate.

Step 8 CAUTION: Be careful to only pry up the battery connector and not to pry up the socket on the logic board. If you pry up on the logic board socket, you may break the connector entirely.
Using the pointed end of the nylon spudger to lift from under the battery cable’s metal edge and disconnect the batteryflex cable from the connector.

Step 9 Using the pointed end of the nylon spudger carefully get just under the metal top of the LCD/Digitizer flex cable and disconnect the cable from the logic board.

Step 10 Using the pointed end of the nylon spudger carefully get just under the metal top of the Home button/Force touch flex cable and disconnect the cable from the logic board.

Step 11 Slide the display assembly slightly more toward the bottom to get clear access to the camera retaining bracket at the top right of the phone. Remove the three Phillips head screws using the #00 Philips screwdriver.
Three 1.3mm Phillips screw.

Step 12 Remove the front-facing camera cable retaining plate.

Step 13 Disconnect the front-facing camera flex cable from the logic board. The area shown is the safest area to not accidentally damage any logic board components.
** Take note that this cable has a curl when you go to put it back together

Step 14 Remove the display assembly from the iPhone.
Note: There are several items that will be transferred from the old display assembly to the new display assembly.

Remove Frame adhesive Remove all black and/or white adhesive on the inner perimeter of the frame using a plastic pry-tool or nylon spudger.
• DO NOT use any metal tools this can scratch or damage the frame.
• Be careful when removing the adhesive, if the tool slips you could potentially cause irreparable damage.

Step 15 Remove the three Phillips screws securing the ear speaker/camera bracket to the display assembly using a #00 Phillips screwdriver.
One 2.36 mm Phillips screw One 2.34 mm Phillips screw One 1.7 mm Phillips screw

Step 16 Remove the ear speaker retaining bracket.

Step 17 Remove the Phillips screws holding the ear speaker to the display assembly.
1.17mm Phillips screw. 0.98mm Phillips screw.

Step 18 Gently lift the front-facing camera up and fold over to the left to expose the ear speaker.

Step 19 Remove the ear speaker.

Step 20 Remove the four tri-wing screws holding the home button retaining bracket in place using a Y00 screwdriver.
Four 0.6mm Phillips screws.
Note: The home button is screwed to the retaining plate, take caution to not allow the home button flex cable to be ripped or torn.

Step 21 Remove the Home button retaining bracket.

Step 22 CAUTION: The home button flex cable within the display Is not adhered to the bezel and is free floating. Take extreme caution disconnecting the home button flex cable from the home button extension cable.
Using 2 spudger’shold the bottom cable down while separating the top cable.

Step 23 Heat the display in the area shown to assist in loosening the adhesive that is holding the home button flex cable to the bezel.

Step 24 ** If the home button flex cable is damaged this will render the phone unusable as the home button with flex cable CAN NOT be replaced.
Using the iPlastixor iFlex GENTLY slide under the home button flex cable to separate it from the bezel.

Step 25 Carefully slide the home button with flex cable out through the front of the display

Step 26 Take note of the location of the Touch IC on the cable.



Step 27 Turn the display assembly over and heat the indicated area with a hot air to loosen the proximity sensor from its bracket on the underside.

Step 28 Lift the ambient light sensor free on the left side, then lift the proximity sensor on the right side from the display assembly.
** The cable has one on each side unlike iPhone 7

Step 29 Using an iFlexgently slide under the flex cable directly below the microphone to break the adhesive under the microphone free of the ear speaker boot.

Step 30 Still using the iFlex slide under the ear speaker contact area of the display and over the alignment pin shown, and carefully remove the rest of the cable free of the adhesive.
DO NOT PULL the cable you will most likely tear it.

Step 31 Remove the Philip screw for the ear speaker/microphone ground plate.
0.5mm Phillips screw.



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