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iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement

What you need

  1. iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Remove the pentalobe screws: step 1, image 1 of 2 iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Remove the pentalobe screws: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Power off your iPhone before beginning disassembly.

    • Remove the two 6.8 mm-long pentalobe P2 screws at the bottom edge of the iPhone.

  2. iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Mark your opening picks: step 2, image 1 of 3 iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Mark your opening picks: step 2, image 2 of 3 iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Mark your opening picks: step 2, image 3 of 3
    • If inserted too far, an opening pick can damage your device. Follow this step to mark your pick and prevent damage.

    • Measure 3 mm from the tip and mark the opening pick with a permanent marker.

    • You can also mark the other corners of the pick with different measurements.

    • Alternatively, tape a coin to a pick 3 mm from the tip.

  3. iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Tape over any cracks: step 3, image 1 of 3 iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Tape over any cracks: step 3, image 2 of 3 iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Tape over any cracks: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • If your iPhone has a cracked screen, keep further breakage contained and prevent bodily harm during your repair by taping over the glass.

    • Lay overlapping strips of clear packing tape over the iPhone's screen until the whole face is covered.

    • Wear safety glasses to protect your eyes from any glass shaken free during the repair.

    • If you can't get the suction cup to stick in the next few steps, fold a strong piece of tape (such as duct tape) into a handle and lift the screen with that instead.

    • If all else fails, you can superglue the suction cup to the screen.

  4. iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Anti-Clamp instructions: step 4, image 1 of 3 iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Anti-Clamp instructions: step 4, image 2 of 3 iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Anti-Clamp instructions: step 4, image 3 of 3
    Tool used on this step:
    Clampy - Anti-Clamp
    $24.95
    Buy
    • The next three steps demonstrate the Anti-Clamp, a tool we designed to make the opening procedure easier. If you aren't using the Anti-Clamp, skip down three steps for an alternate method.

    • For complete instructions on how to use the Anti-Clamp, check out this guide.

    • Follow this guide to secure your rear glass with the included tape.

    • Pull the blue handle backwards to unlock the Anti-Clamp's arms.

    • Slide the arms over either the left or right edge of your iPhone.

    • Position the suction cups near the bottom edge of the iPhone—one on the front, and one on the back.

    • Squeeze the cups together to apply suction to the desired area.

    • If you find that the surface of your iPhone is too slippery for the Anti-Clamp to hold onto, you can use tape to create a grippier surface.

  5. iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 3 iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement: step 5, image 2 of 3 iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement: step 5, image 3 of 3
    • Pull the blue handle forward to lock the arms.

    • Turn the handle clockwise 360 degrees or until the cups start to stretch.

    • Make sure the suction cups remain aligned with each other. If they begin to slip out of alignment, loosen the suction cups slightly and realign the arms.

  6. iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 3 iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement: step 6, image 2 of 3 iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement: step 6, image 3 of 3
    • Support your iPhone on something sturdy such as a hardcover book so it rests hands-free and parallel to the ground; this makes it easier to work with in the following steps.

    • Use a hair dryer to heat along the bottom edge of the iPhone. The screen should feel slightly too hot to touch.

    • For complete instructions on how to use a hair dryer, check out this guide.

    • Wait one minute to give the adhesive a chance to release and present an opening gap.

    • Insert an opening pick under the screen's plastic bezel when the Anti-Clamp creates a large enough gap.

    • If the Anti-Clamp doesn't create a sufficient gap, apply more heat to the area and rotate the handle a quarter turn.

    • Don't crank more than a quarter turn at a time, and wait one minute between turns. Let the Anti-Clamp and time do the work for you.

    • Skip the next two steps.

  7. iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Heat the bottom edge: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • If you're using a suction handle, follow the next two steps to loosen the rear glass.

    • Use a hair dryer or a heat gun to heat the bottom edge of the iPhone for 90 seconds or until the screen is slightly too hot to touch.

    • Never leave your hair dryer in one spot for an extended period of time.

  8. iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 8, image 1 of 3 iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 8, image 2 of 3 iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 8, image 3 of 3
    • Apply a suction handle to the bottom edge of the phone, while avoiding the very edge of the glass.

    • Pull up on the suction cup with firm, constant pressure to create a slight gap between the screen and the frame.

    • Insert an opening pick into the gap under the screen's plastic bezel.

    • The watertight adhesive holding the screen in place is very strong; creating this initial gap takes a significant amount of force. If you're having a hard time opening a gap, apply more heat, and gently rock the screen up and down to weaken the adhesive until you create enough of a gap to insert your tool.

  9. iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Heat the right edge: step 9, image 1 of 2 iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Heat the right edge: step 9, image 2 of 2
    • Use a hair dryer to heat the right edge of the iPhone (the edge with the power button) for 90 seconds or until the screen is slightly too hot to touch.

  10. iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Separate the right adhesive: step 10, image 1 of 3 iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Separate the right adhesive: step 10, image 2 of 3 iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Separate the right adhesive: step 10, image 3 of 3
    • Slide the opening pick around the bottom right corner of the iPhone to separate its adhesive.

    • Continue sliding up the right edge of the iPhone until you reach the top right corner.

    • Don't insert your pick more than 3 mm, as you may damage internal components.

    • Leave the pick in the top right corner before continuing.

  11. iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Heat the top edge: step 11, image 1 of 1
    • Use a hair dryer to heat the top edge of the iPhone for 90 seconds or until the screen is slightly too hot to touch.

  12. iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Slice the top edge adhesive: step 12, image 1 of 3 iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Slice the top edge adhesive: step 12, image 2 of 3 iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Slice the top edge adhesive: step 12, image 3 of 3
    • Slide the opening pick around the top right corner of the iPhone to separate the top adhesive.

    • Don't insert your pick more than 3 mm, as you may damage the top sensors.

    • Leave the pick in the top left corner before continuing.

  13. iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Heat the left edge: step 13, image 1 of 2 iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Heat the left edge: step 13, image 2 of 2
    • Use a hair dryer to heat the left edge of the iPhone for 90 seconds or until the screen is slightly too hot to touch.

  14. iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Screen information: step 14, image 1 of 1
    • There's two delicates cable along the left edge of your iPhone. Don't insert your pick here, as you may damage the cables.

  15. iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Separate the left adhesive: step 15, image 1 of 2 iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Separate the left adhesive: step 15, image 2 of 2
    • The cables along the left edge are very easy to damage with a pick. Follow this alternate procedure to separate the left adhesive.

    • Insert a second opening pick in the bottom left corner of the iPhone.

    • Twist both picks simultaneously until the left edge clips release.

    • Apply the twisting force gradually.

    • If you're having trouble separating the adhesive, reheat the left edge.

  16. iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Open the iPhone: step 16, image 1 of 3 iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Open the iPhone: step 16, image 2 of 3 iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Open the iPhone: step 16, image 3 of 3
    • Remove your suction handle from the screen.

    • Rotate your iPhone so the right edge faces you.

    • Open your iPhone by swinging the screen up from the right side, like the front cover of a book.

    • Lean the screen against something to keep it propped up while you're working on the phone.

    • If you don't have anything at hand to lean the screen against, your suction handle can do the trick.

    • During reassembly, lay the screen in position, align the clips along the top edge, and carefully press the top edge into place before snapping the rest of the screen down. If it doesn't click easily into place, check the condition of the clips around the perimeter of the screen and make sure they aren't bent.

  17. iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Unfasten the display connector bracket screw: step 17, image 1 of 2 iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Unfasten the display connector bracket screw: step 17, image 2 of 2
    Tool used on this step:
    Magnetic Project Mat
    $19.95
    Buy
    • Use a Y000 screwdriver to remove the the 0.8 mm-long screw securing the display connector bracket.

    • Throughout this repair, keep track of each screw and make sure it goes back exactly where it came from to avoid damaging your iPhone.

    • During reassembly, this is a good point to power on your iPhone and test all functions before you seal the screen in place. Be sure to power your iPhone back down completely before you continue working.

  18. iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Remove the display connector bracket: step 18, image 1 of 3 iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Remove the display connector bracket: step 18, image 2 of 3 iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Remove the display connector bracket: step 18, image 3 of 3
    Tool used on this step:
    Tweezers
    $4.99
    Buy
    • Grasp the screw hole end of the connector bracket with a pair of tweezers.

    • Lift the the bracket slightly to loosen the latch on the other edge.

    • Remove the display connector bracket.

    • During reassembly, make sure the bracket latches properly.

  19. iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Disconnect the display connector: step 19, image 1 of 2 iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Disconnect the display connector: step 19, image 2 of 2
    • Use the pointed end of a spudger to disconnect the display cable by prying the connector straight up from its socket.

    • To re-attach press connectors like this one, carefully align and press down on one side until it clicks into place, then repeat on the other side. Do not press down on the middle. If the connector is misaligned, the pins can bend, causing permanent damage.

  20. iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Unfasten the front sensor connector bracket: step 20, image 1 of 2 iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Unfasten the front sensor connector bracket: step 20, image 2 of 2
    • Use a Y000 screwdriver to remove the 1 mm-long screw securing the front sensor connector bracket.

  21. iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Remove the front sensor connector bracket: step 21, image 1 of 3 iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Remove the front sensor connector bracket: step 21, image 2 of 3 iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Remove the front sensor connector bracket: step 21, image 3 of 3
    • Grasp the screw hole end of the connector bracket with a pair of tweezers.

    • Lift the the bracket slightly to loosen the latch on the other edge.

    • Remove the front sensor connector bracket.

    • During reassembly, make sure the bracket latches properly.

  22. iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Disconnect the front sensor connector cable: step 22, image 1 of 2 iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Disconnect the front sensor connector cable: step 22, image 2 of 2
    • Use the pointed end of a spudger to disconnect the front sensor cable by prying the connector straight up from its socket.

  23. iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Remove the screen: step 23, image 1 of 2 iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Remove the screen: step 23, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the screen.

    • Apply new adhesive where it's necessary after cleaning the relevant areas with isopropyl alcohol (>90%).

    • During reassembly, pause here if you wish to replace the screen adhesives.

  24. iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Unfasten the front sensor bracket: step 24, image 1 of 1
    • The remaining steps demonstrate how to transfer the front sensor assembly to a new screen. If your replacement screen comes with the assembly pre-installed, skip these steps.

    • Use a Y000 screwdriver to remove the two 1.4 mm-long screws securing the sensor assembly bracket.

  25. iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Remove the front sensor bracket: step 25, image 1 of 2 iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Remove the front sensor bracket: step 25, image 2 of 2
    Tool used on this step:
    Tweezers
    $4.99
    Buy
    • Use tweezers, or your fingers, to remove the front sensor assembly bracket.

  26. iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Heat the front sensor assembly: step 26, image 1 of 1
    • Heat an iOpener and apply it to the top edge of the screen for two minutes.

    • A hair dryer, heat gun, or hot plate may also be used, but be careful not to overheat the phone—the display is susceptible to heat damage.

  27. iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Disconnect the ambient light sensor: step 27, image 1 of 2 iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Disconnect the ambient light sensor: step 27, image 2 of 2
    • Insert an opening pick between the ambient light sensor and its recess on the screen.

    • Pry up with the pick to separate the ambient light sensor from the screen.

  28. iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Disconnect the proximity sensor: step 28, image 1 of 2 iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Disconnect the proximity sensor: step 28, image 2 of 2
    • Insert an opening pick between the proximity sensor and its recess on the screen.

    • Pry up with the pick to separate the proximity sensor from the screen.

  29. iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Reposition the proximity sensor: step 29, image 1 of 2 iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Reposition the proximity sensor: step 29, image 2 of 2
    • Use tweezers, or your fingers, to move the proximity sensor cable away from the screen.

  30. iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Disconnect the microphone: step 30, image 1 of 3 iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Disconnect the microphone: step 30, image 2 of 3 iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Disconnect the microphone: step 30, image 3 of 3
    • Insert an opening pick under the microphone cable, close to the microphone (the metal rectangle).

    • Slide the opening pick around the perimeter of the microphone to separate its adhesive.

  31. iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Remove the front sensor assembly: step 31, image 1 of 3 iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Remove the front sensor assembly: step 31, image 2 of 3 iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement, Remove the front sensor assembly: step 31, image 3 of 3
    • At this point, the adhesive may have cooled down. If so, apply a heated iOpener to the assembly for one minute before continuing.

    • Insert an opening pick under the left side of the front sensor assembly.

    • Slide the pick under the assembly to separate it from the frame.

  32. iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement: step 32, image 1 of 2 iPhone 14 Plus Screen Replacement: step 32, image 2 of 2
    Tool used on this step:
    Tesa 61395 Tape
    $5.99
    Buy
    • Remove the front sensor assembly.

    • When transferring the assembly to a new screen, follow these instructions:

    • Connect the sensors to their slots in the frame to help align the main section of the assembly.

    • Use Tesa tape to re-adhere any sections of the assembly that are no longer sticky.

Conclusion

If possible, turn on your device and test your repair before installing new adhesive and resealing.

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

The best way to secure the new screen is to apply a sheet of custom-cut double-sided tape to the frame and place the screen back in its original position.

Take your e-waste to an R2 or e-Stewards certified recycler.

Repair didn’t go as planned? Try some basic troubleshooting, or ask our Answers community for help.

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2 Comments

Is this safe without removing the back and unplugging the battery? Assuming the phone doesn't power on by mistake when you are handling it. Normal procedure has always been to unplug battery first but Apple clearly knows people are going to avoid removing the back if possible. No doubt connecting a new screen if the phone has powered on will damage the screen or at least the backlight in some way.

Svenpa - Reply

There doesn't seem to be an issue with this anymore, seems Apple figured out the shorting issue. Also, if you fail to turn off the phone before taking screen off (due to broken touch or buttons) it seems to do so itself. Just remember to restart the phone by doing hard reset with Vol up-down and power if it doesn't work right away after replacing screen.

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