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iPhone 15 Pro Max Screen Replacement

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  1. iPhone 15 Pro Max Screen Replacement, Prepare your phone for disassembly: step 1, image 1 of 2 iPhone 15 Pro Max Screen Replacement, Prepare your phone for disassembly: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Allow your phone's battery to drain below 25%, as a charged lithium-ion battery is a potential safety hazard.

    • Unplug any cables from your phone.

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

  2. iPhone 15 Pro Max Screen Replacement, Tape over any cracks: step 2, image 1 of 2 iPhone 15 Pro Max Screen Replacement, Tape over any cracks: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • If your screen or back glass is badly 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 Max Screen Replacement, Mark your opening picks: step 3, image 1 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Max Screen Replacement, Mark your opening picks: step 3, image 2 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Max Screen 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 Max Screen Replacement, Remove the pentalobe screws: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Use a P2 pentalobe driver to remove the two 7.2 mm-long screws on either side of the charging port.

  5. iPhone 15 Pro Max Screen Replacement, Secure the back glass: step 5, image 1 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Max Screen Replacement, Secure the back glass: step 5, image 2 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Max Screen 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 Max Screen Replacement, Secure an Anti-Clamp: step 6, image 1 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Max Screen Replacement, Secure an Anti-Clamp: step 6, image 2 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Max Screen 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 Max Screen Replacement, Create a gap under the screen: step 7, image 1 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Max Screen Replacement, Create a gap under the screen: step 7, image 2 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Max Screen 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 Max Screen Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 8, image 1 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Max Screen Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 8, image 2 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Max Screen 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 Max Screen 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 Max Screen Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 10, image 1 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Max Screen Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 10, image 2 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Max Screen 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 Max Screen 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 Max Screen Replacement, Separate the bottom edge adhesive: step 12, image 1 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Max Screen Replacement, Separate the bottom edge adhesive: step 12, image 2 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Max Screen 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 Max Screen 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 Max Screen Replacement, Position the opening pick: step 14, image 1 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Max Screen Replacement, Position the opening pick: step 14, image 2 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Max Screen 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 Max Screen Replacement, Release the right clip: step 15, image 1 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Max Screen Replacement, Release the right clip: step 15, image 2 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Max Screen 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 Max Screen Replacement, Separate the right edge adhesive: step 16, image 1 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Max Screen Replacement, Separate the right edge adhesive: step 16, image 2 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Max Screen 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 Max Screen 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 Max Screen Replacement, Separate the top edge adhesive: step 18, image 1 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Max Screen Replacement, Separate the top edge adhesive: step 18, image 2 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Max Screen 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 Max Screen 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 Max Screen Replacement, Separate the left edge adhesive: step 20, image 1 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Max Screen Replacement, Separate the left edge adhesive: step 20, image 2 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Max Screen 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 Max Screen Replacement, Swing open the screen: step 21, image 1 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Max Screen Replacement, Swing open the screen: step 21, image 2 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Max Screen Replacement, Swing open the screen: step 21, image 3 of 3
    • Gently swing open the screen to the left of the phone.

    • If the screen feels stuck, go back around the perimeter to check for missed sections of adhesive or stuck clips.

    • Rest the screen against a box or similar object so it doesn't strain the cables.

  22. iPhone 15 Pro Max Screen Replacement, Unfasten the logic board cover: step 22, image 1 of 2 iPhone 15 Pro Max Screen Replacement, Unfasten the logic board cover: step 22, image 2 of 2
    Tool used on this step:
    FixMat
    $36.95
    Buy
    • Throughout this repair, keep track of each screw and make sure it goes back exactly where it came from.

    • Use a tri-point Y000 driver to remove the six screws securing the logic board cover:

    • One 2.1 mm‑long screw

    • Five 1.5 mm‑long screws

  23. iPhone 15 Pro Max Screen Replacement, Remove the logic board cover: step 23, image 1 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Max Screen Replacement, Remove the logic board cover: step 23, image 2 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Max Screen Replacement, Remove the logic board cover: step 23, image 3 of 3
    • Use tweezers or your fingers to grab and slide the logic board cover toward the bottom of the phone to clear the sensor cable.

    • Remove the cover.

  24. iPhone 15 Pro Max Screen Replacement, Disconnect the battery: step 24, image 1 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Max Screen Replacement, Disconnect the battery: step 24, image 2 of 3 iPhone 15 Pro Max Screen 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.

    • 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 Max Screen Replacement, Disconnect the ambient light sensor: step 25, image 1 of 2 iPhone 15 Pro Max Screen Replacement, Disconnect the ambient light sensor: step 25, image 2 of 2
    • Use the point of a spudger to pry up and disconnect the ambient light sensor press connector from the top left of the logic board.

  26. iPhone 15 Pro Max Screen Replacement, Disconnect the screen: step 26, image 1 of 2 iPhone 15 Pro Max Screen Replacement, Disconnect the screen: step 26, image 2 of 2
    • Disconnect the screen press connector.

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

    • During reassembly, stop here and use this guide to install new screen adhesive.

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

Conclusion

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

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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