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Introduction

If your iPhone 14 screen is cracked, not responding to touch, or not showing a picture when your phone is powered on, use this guide to restore your iPhone to working order with a new screen, a.k.a. display assembly.

This guide was created using the A2882 (international) model. If you're fixing a different iPhone 14 model, there may be some visual discrepancies, but the procedure should be the same.

Note: True Tone and auto brightness functionality are disabled after a screen replacement, even when using an original Apple screen. Face ID is also disabled unless the iPhone runs iOS 15.2 or newer.

You’ll need replacement adhesive to reattach the screen when reassembling the device. Your device will function normally, but will most likely lose its IP (Ingress Protection) rating.

  1. iPhone 14 Screen Replacement, Remove the pentalobe screws: step 1, image 1 of 2 iPhone 14 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 Screen Replacement, Heat the bottom edge of the iPhone: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Heating the lower edge of the iPhone helps soften the adhesive securing the screen, making it easier to open.

    • Apply a heated iOpener to the bottom edge of the screen to loosen the adhesive underneath. Apply the iOpener for at least 2 minutes.

    • A hair dryer, heat gun, or hot plate may also be used, but be careful not to overheat the device. The edge should feel slightly too hot to the touch.

  3. iPhone 14 Screen Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 3, image 1 of 3 iPhone 14 Screen Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 3, image 2 of 3 iPhone 14 Screen Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 3, 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 handle with firm, constant pressure to create a slight gap between the front panel and rear case.

    • Insert an opening pick into the gap.

    • The adhesive holding the screen 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 opening pick.

  4. iPhone 14 Screen Replacement, Heat and separate the screen adhesive: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Apply a heated iOpener to the left edge of the screen to loosen the adhesive underneath. Apply the iOpener for at least 2 minutes.

  5. iPhone 14 Screen Replacement, Slice the adhesive: step 5, image 1 of 3 iPhone 14 Screen Replacement, Slice the adhesive: step 5, image 2 of 3 iPhone 14 Screen Replacement, Slice the adhesive: step 5, image 3 of 3
    • Slide the opening pick around the lower left corner and up the left edge of the iPhone to slice through the screen adhesive.

    • Don't insert the opening pick more than 3 mm into the iPhone, or you may cause damage to internal components.

  6. iPhone 14 Screen Replacement, Heat and separate the screen adhesive: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Apply a heated iOpener to the right edge of the screen to loosen the adhesive underneath. Apply the iOpener for at least 2 minutes.

  7. iPhone 14 Screen Replacement, Slice the adhesive: step 7, image 1 of 3 iPhone 14 Screen Replacement, Slice the adhesive: step 7, image 2 of 3 iPhone 14 Screen Replacement, Slice the adhesive: step 7, image 3 of 3
    • Re-insert your pick at the bottom edge of the iPhone, and slide it up the right side to continue separating the adhesive.

    • Don't insert the pick more than 3 mm inside your phone, or you may damage the display cables.

  8. iPhone 14 Screen Replacement, Heat the top edge of the iPhone: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Apply a heated iOpener to the top edge of the screen to loosen the adhesive underneath. Apply the iOpener for at least 2 minutes.

  9. iPhone 14 Screen Replacement, Slice the top edge adhesive: step 9, image 1 of 3 iPhone 14 Screen Replacement, Slice the top edge adhesive: step 9, image 2 of 3 iPhone 14 Screen Replacement, Slice the top edge adhesive: step 9, image 3 of 3
    • Insert your pick underneath the top right edge of the phone. Slide it around the top-right corner and half way across the top edge stopping right before the earpiece speaker cut-out.

    • Don't insert the pick more than 2 mm or you may damage the front sensor array.

  10. iPhone 14 Screen Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 3 iPhone 14 Screen Replacement: step 10, image 2 of 3 iPhone 14 Screen Replacement: step 10, image 3 of 3
    • Insert your pick underneath the top-left edge of the phone. Slide it around the top-left corner and half way across the top edge stopping right before the earpiece speaker cut-out.

    • Don't insert the pick more than 2 mm or you may damage the front sensor array.

    • Don't try to fully separate the screen yet, as several fragile ribbon cables still connect it to the iPhone's logic board.

  11. iPhone 14 Screen Replacement, Open the iPhone: step 11, image 1 of 3 iPhone 14 Screen Replacement, Open the iPhone: step 11, image 2 of 3 iPhone 14 Screen Replacement, Open the iPhone: step 11, image 3 of 3
    • Remove your suction handle from the screen.

    • 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.

    • Use a Y000 screwdriver to remove the 0.9 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.

  12. iPhone 14 Screen Replacement, Remove the display connector bracket: step 13, image 1 of 3 iPhone 14 Screen Replacement, Remove the display connector bracket: step 13, image 2 of 3 iPhone 14 Screen Replacement, Remove the display connector bracket: step 13, 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 display connector bracket.

    • During reassembly, make sure the bracket latches properly.

  13. iPhone 14 Screen Replacement, Disconnect the display connector: step 14, image 1 of 2 iPhone 14 Screen Replacement, Disconnect the display connector: step 14, 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.

  14. iPhone 14 Screen Replacement, Unfasten the front sensor connector bracket: step 15, image 1 of 2 iPhone 14 Screen Replacement, Unfasten the front sensor connector bracket: step 15, image 2 of 2
    • Use a Y000 screwdriver to remove the 0.9 mm-long screw securing the front sensor connector bracket.

  15. iPhone 14 Screen Replacement, Remove the front sensor connector bracket: step 16, image 1 of 3 iPhone 14 Screen Replacement, Remove the front sensor connector bracket: step 16, image 2 of 3 iPhone 14 Screen Replacement, Remove the front sensor connector bracket: step 16, 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.

  16. iPhone 14 Screen Replacement, Disconnect the front sensor connector cable: step 17, image 1 of 2 iPhone 14 Screen Replacement, Disconnect the front sensor connector cable: step 17, 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.

  17. iPhone 14 Screen Replacement, Remove the screen: step 18, image 1 of 2 iPhone 14 Screen Replacement, Remove the screen: step 18, 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.

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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great and good job

kungsholmens mobil - Reply

Is there still a software lock that disables face id / auto brightness?

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