The Apple iPhone 5s was announced on September 10, 2013. Repair of this device is similar to the previous models, and requires screwdrivers and prying tools. Available as GSM or CDMA / 16, 32, or 64 GB / Silver, Gold, and Space Gray.

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iPhone 5s screws for display assembly cover

My granddaughter had her broken iPhone 5s screen/digitizer she had it repaired on the local high street, stopped working, repairer refused to accept anything wrong so I repaired it myself (nothing to lose) but when opened found that only 3 of the 4 assembly display cover screws were there. Concerned because several websites mention that one of the four screws is not magnetic and be careful when replacing them. So sent for replacement screws which just came in a bag loose. All of them appear to be magnetic as they stick to my screw driver! Also need to see a picture of the size of these screws.

I have checked that everything is working (not bad for a 67year nanny!) so before I make the wrong decision of the screws could someone please help. Many thanks

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It is great you are doing this on your own!

Check this ifixit guide and on step 11 you can see the screw sizes

iPhone 5s Screen Replacement

You can think of the screws as small, medium and large! Very important that the smallest screw goes on the bottom right side!

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Thank you so much. Not sure if I am asking you this correctly here but does it matter that all the screws is have appear to be magnetised?


It does not matter. Worry about the right screw in the right hole :)


Israel thank you so much. Right screw in right hole, phone closed, switched on working perfectly. Problem is all the grandchildren will be bringing all their battered phones to me now! Oh well better than sitting at home knitting and baking.


Haha I wish I had a nanny like that! :) glad everything worked!


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