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iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement

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  1. iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Prepare your iPhone for disassembly: step 1, image 1 of 2 iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Prepare your iPhone for disassembly: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Let your phone's battery drain below 25% before starting this repair—a charged lithium‑ion battery may catch fire if damaged.

    • Unplug all cables from your phone.

    • Hold the power and either volume button and slide to power off your phone.

  2. iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Tape over any cracks: step 2, image 1 of 2 iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Tape over any cracks: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • If your screen or back glass is cracked, lay overlapping strips of packing tape over the glass to protect yourself and make disassembly easier.

    • Make sure there's a smooth area near the bottom edge that's big enough for a suction cup to stick to.

  3. iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Mark your opening picks: step 3, image 1 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Mark your opening picks: step 3, image 2 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Mark your opening picks: step 3, 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.

  4. iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Remove the pentalobe screws: step 4, image 1 of 2 iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Remove the pentalobe screws: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Use a P2 pentalobe screwdriver to remove the two 7 mm‑long screws on either side of the charging port.

  5. iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Secure the back glass: step 5, image 1 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Secure the back glass: step 5, image 2 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Secure the back glass: step 5, image 3 of 3
    Tool used on this step:
    Anti-Clamp
    $24.95
    Buy
    • The next four 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 four steps for an alternate method.

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

    • The Anti-Clamp applies suction to both the screen and the back glass. To open the screen, you need to secure the back glass with tape. You can also check out the full instructions on how to use this tape.

    • Cut two strips of tape, apply them along the long edges of the phone, and fold them over the back glass to secure it.

  6. iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Secure an Anti-Clamp: step 6, image 1 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Secure an Anti-Clamp: step 6, image 2 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Secure an Anti-Clamp: step 6, image 3 of 3
    • Pull the Anti-Clamp's blue handle backward to unlock the arms.

    • With the screen facing up, slide the arms over the left edge of your phone, with one suction cup on the screen and the other on the back glass. Center the suction cups near the bottom edge.

    • Support your phone so it rests level while between the Anti-Clamp's arms—a small box works well.

    • Squeeze the cups together to create suction.

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

  7. iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Create a gap under the screen: step 7, image 1 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Create a gap under the screen: step 7, image 2 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Create a gap under the screen: step 7, image 3 of 3
    • Pull the blue handle forward to lock the arms.

    • Turn the handle one full turn (360 degrees) or until the cups start to stretch.

    • As the cups stretch, make sure they stay vertically aligned with each other. If they tend to slip, remove the Anti-Clamp and apply tape for the cups to stick to.

    • If you don't have tape, you may use your hands to clean the suction cups and warm them up to help them stick.

  8. iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 8, image 1 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 8, image 2 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 8, image 3 of 3
    • Use a hair dryer or heat gun to heat the bottom edge of the screen until it's hot to the touch.

    • Be careful not to heat the phone hotter than this—the battery is susceptible to heat damage.

    • Wait up to a minute for the adhesive to separate and a gap to form between the screen and the frame.

    • If a gap doesn't appear after one minute, apply more heat and rotate the handle a quarter turn. Let the Anti-Clamp and time do the work for you.

    • Insert an opening pick into the gap.

    • Remove the Anti-Clamp using the pull tabs on the suction cups.

    • Skip the next two steps.

  9. iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Heat the bottom edge: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • Use a hair dryer or heat gun to heat the bottom edge of the screen until it's hot to the touch.

    • Be careful not to heat the phone hotter than this—the battery is susceptible to heat damage.

  10. iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 10, image 1 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 10, image 2 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 10, image 3 of 3
    • Apply a suction handle to the bottom edge of the screen.

    • Pull up on the handle with a strong, steady force to create a gap between the screen and the frame.

    • Insert the tip of an opening pick into the gap.

  11. iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Screen information: step 11, image 1 of 1
    • As you slice the adhesive securing the screen in the next steps, be careful of the following areas:

    • There are two delicate cables connecting the screen to the phone: one just above the action button, and the other near the middle of the left edge.

    • There are multiple spring contacts around the perimeter of the phone. Be extra careful not to insert your pick deeper than suggested in these locations to avoid bending the contacts.

  12. iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Separate the bottom edge adhesive: step 12, image 1 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Separate the bottom edge adhesive: step 12, image 2 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Separate the bottom edge adhesive: step 12, image 3 of 3
    • Don't insert your opening pick deeper than 3 mm along the bottom edge.

    • Slide your pick back and forth along the bottom edge to separate the adhesive.

    • Leave your pick inserted in the bottom right corner to prevent the adhesive from re-sealing.

  13. iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Heat the right edge: step 13, image 1 of 1
    • Heat the right edge of the screen until it's hot to the touch.

  14. iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Position the opening pick: step 14, image 1 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Position the opening pick: step 14, image 2 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Position the opening pick: step 14, image 3 of 3
    • Don't insert your pick deeper than 5 mm along the right edge.

    • Slide your pick around the bottom right corner of the screen and toward the power button until you feel a hard stop at a clip securing the screen.

    • Rotate your pick so the flat edge is under the screen.

  15. iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Release the right clip: step 15, image 1 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Release the right clip: step 15, image 2 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Release the right clip: step 15, image 3 of 3
    • Twist the pick to increase the gap between the screen and the frame until the right clip releases.

    • Insert a second opening pick to the right of the first pick.

  16. iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Separate the right edge adhesive: step 16, image 1 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Separate the right edge adhesive: step 16, image 2 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Separate the right edge adhesive: step 16, image 3 of 3
    • Slide the first pick back to the bottom right corner of the screen.

    • Slide the second pick to the top right corner of the screen to separate the adhesive.

    • Leave these picks inserted to prevent the adhesive from resealing.

  17. iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Heat the top edge: step 17, image 1 of 1
    • Heat the top edge of the screen until it's hot to the touch.

  18. iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Separate the top edge adhesive: step 18, image 1 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Separate the top edge adhesive: step 18, image 2 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Separate the top edge adhesive: step 18, image 3 of 3
    • Don't insert your pick deeper than 3 mm along the top edge.

    • Slide your pick around the top right corner and along the top edge to release the two clips and adhesive securing it.

  19. iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Heat the left edge: step 19, image 1 of 1
    • Heat the left edge of the screen until it's hot to the touch.

  20. iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Separate the left edge adhesive: step 20, image 1 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Separate the left edge adhesive: step 20, image 2 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Separate the left edge adhesive: step 20, image 3 of 3
    • Don't insert your pick deeper than 2 mm along the left edge to avoid the two cables connecting the screen to the phone.

    • Rotate your pick around the top left corner of the screen.

    • Slide your pick to the bottom left corner of the screen to separate the adhesive.

  21. iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Prop up the screen: step 21, image 1 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Prop up the screen: step 21, image 2 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Prop up the screen: step 21, image 3 of 3
    • Place a small box or stack of books to the left of your phone so you can prop up the screen while disconnecting its cables.

    • Swing up the right edge of the screen like the front cover of a book.

    • If the screen feels stuck, go back around the perimeter with an opening pick to separate any remaining adhesive.

    • Prop up the screen so you can access its cables without straining them.

  22. iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Unfasten the logic board cover: step 22, image 1 of 2 iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Unfasten the logic board cover: step 22, image 2 of 2
    • Use a Y000 screwdriver to remove the six screws securing the logic board cover:

    • Four 1.6 mm‑long screws

    • Two 1.3 mm‑long screws

  23. iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Remove the logic board cover: step 23, image 1 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Remove the logic board cover: step 23, image 2 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Remove the logic board cover: step 23, image 3 of 3
    • Rotate the bottom of the logic board cover counterclockwise and slide the top left corner out from under the ambient light sensor cable to remove it.

    • During reassembly, make sure the top left corner of the cover goes under the ambient light sensor cable.

  24. iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Disconnect the battery: step 24, image 1 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Disconnect the battery: step 24, image 2 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Disconnect the battery: step 24, image 3 of 3
    • Use the tip of an opening pick to pry up and disconnect the battery press connector from the bottom right corner of the logic board.

    • To reconnect a press connector, align it over its socket and gently press down on one side until it clicks into place, then press down on the other side. Make sure it sits flat, as the insulating rubber around the sockets might prevent it from connecting fully.

  25. iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Disconnect the screen: step 25, image 1 of 2 iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Disconnect the screen: step 25, image 2 of 2
    • Use the tip of an opening pick to pry up and disconnect the screen cable from the center of the logic board.

  26. iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Disconnect the ambient light sensor: step 26, image 1 of 2 iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Disconnect the ambient light sensor: step 26, image 2 of 2
    • Gently slide the tip of an opening pick under the ambient light sensor cable near the top left corner of the logic board.

    • Lift the cable to disconnect it.

  27. iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Remove the screen: step 27, image 1 of 2 iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Remove the screen: step 27, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the screen.

    • During reassembly, follow this guide to apply new adhesive and install your screen.

    • Be careful not to damage any of the spring contacts as you clean the frame.

  28. iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Disconnect the rear cameras: step 28, image 1 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Disconnect the rear cameras: step 28, image 2 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Disconnect the rear cameras: step 28, image 3 of 3
    • Use the tip of an opening pick to pry up and disconnect the three rear camera press connectors from the top right of the logic board.

    • The third connector is hidden beneath the top one—lift the top cable slightly to reveal the third connector.

  29. iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Unfasten the rear cameras: step 29, image 1 of 2 iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Unfasten the rear cameras: step 29, image 2 of 2
    • Use a Phillips #000 screwdriver to remove the three screws securing the rear cameras:

    • One 3.8 mm‑long screw

    • One 3.2 mm‑long screw

    • One 2.8 mm‑long screw

  30. iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Remove the rear cameras: step 30, image 1 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Remove the rear cameras: step 30, image 2 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Remove the rear cameras: step 30, image 3 of 3
    • Be careful not to touch or smudge the camera lenses during this step.

    • Insert the point of a spudger between the top right corner of the rear cameras and frame.

    • Pry up until you can grab the rear cameras with your fingers.

    • Remove the rear cameras.

  31. iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Unfasten the earpiece speaker: step 31, image 1 of 2 iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Unfasten the earpiece speaker: step 31, image 2 of 2
    Tool used on this step:
    Standoff Screwdriver for iPhones
    $5.49
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    • Use a Phillips #000 screwdriver to remove the 2 mm‑long screw securing the top of the earpiece speaker.

    • Use a standoff screwdriver to remove the remaining screw securing the bottom left corner of the earpiece speaker.

    • If you don't have a standoff screwdriver, you can use a thin flathead one instead. Apply constant, downward pressure to avoid damaging the shallow notches in the screw head.

  32. iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Remove the earpiece speaker: step 32, image 1 of 2 iPhone 15 Pro Earpiece Speaker Replacement, Remove the earpiece speaker: step 32, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the earpiece speaker.

    • During reassembly, make sure the gasket on the top right corner of the speaker lines up with its recess in the frame.

Conclusion

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

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

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