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Apple's top-of-the-line smartphone for 2021. Released September 24th, the iPhone 13 Pro Max sports a 6.7" ProMotion OLED display, a new triple rear camera system, and 5G connectivity. Successor to the iPhone 12 Pro Max.

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Can the front glass be replaced?

Hello, my glass is broken on my iPhone 13 Pro Max. I can’t find any info on fixing the glass only. The screen is working well. It’s just the putter glass that’s messed up

Is this item the glass or what surrounds it?

iPhone 13 Pro Max Display Assembly Adhesive

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iPhone 13 Pro Max Display Assembly Adhesive

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Hi Joe,

Sorry, but the days of replacing just the front digitizer glass on a modern cell phone are long over. The OLED display is bonded to the digitizer glass with something called OCA, or Optically Clear Adhesive. It takes an experienced hand with a vacuum fixture to successfully separate them, and requires vacuum and UV chambers to bond a new screen.

Given the amount and cost of the specialized equipment required, there's no economic sense in trying to replace the front glass versus just replacing the whole screen.

Be aware that unless you have an Apple authorized service center do the screen replacement, you're going to get a pop-up warning for about a week that you may have a non-genuine screen installed, whether or not you use a genuine Apple screen. You can also use the Apple self service program to do the job yourself, but you have to buy the screen from Apple, meaning it's not going to be cheap.

The only other way to get around the warning is to move an IC from the old screen to the replacement, but that's yet another operation that requires specialized skills and equipment.

Finally, you'll lose the True Tone function unless you have a piece of data copied from the old screen to the replacement with a device programmer, something like the Qian Li iCopy Plus programmer. This is easiest if you copy the data from the old screen, but it can be obtained from the phone; it just requires connecting to a Windows computer to do so. It can be done at any time, but does require removing the screen from the phone, so obviously the best time to do it is when you're actually doing the screen replacement. The programmers cost about $60, but you may be able to find a local repair shop that can do the copying for a minimal cost.

Oh, the part you linked to in your question is just the precut adhesive that holds the display onto the phone and seals against liquids.

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The front glass of the iPhone 13 Pro Max or any iPhone series can replace the new glass. Because simply the iPhone screen is composed of 3 separate layers that are bonded together with OCA glue.

Currently, only the touch glass is not replaceable because there are no replacement parts, and the iPhone 13 Pro Max glass has been around for a long time.

However, to replace iPhone 13 Pro Max glass requires experience, techniques and a few necessary tools. I have a pretty detailed article about replacing glass on iPhone 13 Pro Max, you can refer here: https://appleno1.vn/thay-ep-kinh-iphone-...

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It’s possible if you have the right experience and tools. But I don’t recommend it

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