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Changes to iPhone 8 Home/Touch ID Sensor Replacement Introduction

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Device
iPhone 8
Type
replacement
Thing
Home/Touch ID Sensor
Title
iPhone 8 Home/Touch ID Sensor Replacement
Introduction
Prerequisite only.
Only Apple can do a home button swap. If you replace yours using 3rd-party parts, it deactivates the button and turns on assistive touch. Therefore this procedure is only useful as part of a display assembly replacement, where the home/Touch ID sensor must be transferred from the old display to the new one.
Follow the steps in this guide to remove or transfer the home/Touch ID sensor assembly, including the gasket and cable, in your iPhone 8. To avoid accidentally straining or tearing the display cables, it's best to completely detach the display assembly before beginning repairs on the home/Touch ID sensor. But if you are comfortable doing so, you may skip the display assembly section of this guide and go straight to the home/Touch ID sensor section.
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Time Required Max
No estimate
Difficulty
Moderate
Conclusion
To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.
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Summary
Prerequisite-only guide to replace the home button in an iPhone 8 Plus.

Guide Prerequisites

Tools

  • P2 Pentalobe Screwdriver iPhone x1 added.
  • iOpener x1 added.
  • Suction Handle x1 added.
  • iFixit Opening Picks (Set of 6) x1 added.

Flags

  • In Progress added.
  • Prerequisite Only added.