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This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your iPhone 12, use our service manual.

  1. iPhone 12  Teardown, Remove the SIM: step 1, image 1 of 2 iPhone 12  Teardown, Remove the SIM: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the SIM Card tray using a SIM Card eject tool

  2. iPhone 12  Teardown, Unscrew the lower screws: step 2, image 1 of 3 iPhone 12  Teardown, Unscrew the lower screws: step 2, image 2 of 3 iPhone 12  Teardown, Unscrew the lower screws: step 2, image 3 of 3
    • Turn off the device

    • Unscrew the two 6.9 mm long Pentalobe screws.

  3. iPhone 12  Teardown, Raise the display: step 3, image 1 of 3 iPhone 12  Teardown, Raise the display: step 3, image 2 of 3 iPhone 12  Teardown, Raise the display: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • Apply a heated iOpener all around the edge of the screen to loosen the adhesive under the display.

    • Lift the display with a suction cup and insert a thin object to separate the screen from the frame.

    • Slide the fine object along the entire edge to cut the adhesive.

    • Raise the display.

  4. iPhone 12  Teardown, Disconnect the display: step 4, image 1 of 3 iPhone 12  Teardown, Disconnect the display: step 4, image 2 of 3 iPhone 12  Teardown, Disconnect the display: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • Remove the 6 Phillips # 00 screws.

    • With a spudger or with your fingernails, lift the two connectors.

    • Lift the connector underneath.

    • Disconnect the display connector.

    • Raise the display.

  5. iPhone 12  Teardown, Remove the rear camera: step 5, image 1 of 3 iPhone 12  Teardown, Remove the rear camera: step 5, image 2 of 3 iPhone 12  Teardown, Remove the rear camera: step 5, image 3 of 3
    • Unscrew the 4 Phillips # 00 screws.

    • With a spudger or fingernails disconnect the two rear camera connectors.

    • Remove the rear camera.

  6. iPhone 12  Teardown, Remove the front camera.: step 6, image 1 of 2 iPhone 12  Teardown, Remove the front camera.: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • With a spudger or fingernails to disconnect the three connectors that connect the front camera.

    • Remove the front camera.

  7. iPhone 12  Teardown, Remove the battery holder: step 7, image 1 of 2 iPhone 12  Teardown, Remove the battery holder: step 7, image 2 of 2
    • With a spudger or fingernails disconnect the battery holder connector.

    • Unscrew the 3 Phillips # 00 screws.

    • Remove the battery holder.

  8. iPhone 12  Teardown, Remove the camera flash: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • With a spudger or fingernails disconnect the rear camera flash connector.

    • Unscrew the 3 Phillips # 00 screws.

    • Unscrew the 2 Phillips # 00 screws.

    • Remove the rear camera flash.

  9. iPhone 12  Teardown, Remove the SIM card holder: step 9, image 1 of 3 iPhone 12  Teardown, Remove the SIM card holder: step 9, image 2 of 3 iPhone 12  Teardown, Remove the SIM card holder: step 9, image 3 of 3
    • Unscrew the 4 Phillips # 00 screws.

    • Unscrew the 2 screw holders with the suitable screwdriver.

    • With a spudger or fingernails to disconnect the SIM card holder connector.

    • Remove the SIM card holder.

  10. iPhone 12  Teardown, Remove the battery logic board: step 10, image 1 of 2 iPhone 12  Teardown, Remove the battery logic board: step 10, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the 2 Phillips # 00 screws.

    • With a spudger or fingernails disconnect the 3 battery connectors.

    • Unscrew the screw holder with a standoff screwdriver for iphone.

    • Remove the film with a spudger.

    • Attention this last step is necessary to remove the logic board.

    • Remove the logic board.

  11. iPhone 12  Teardown, Remove the speaker: step 11, image 1 of 2 iPhone 12  Teardown, Remove the speaker: step 11, image 2 of 2
    • Unscrew the 5 Phillips # 00 screws.

    • Remove the speaker.

  12. iPhone 12  Teardown, Remove the taptic engine: step 12, image 1 of 2 iPhone 12  Teardown, Remove the taptic engine: step 12, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the 2 screw holders with a standoff screwdriver for iphone

    • Unscrew the 3 Phillips # 00 screws.

    • Remove the taptic engine connector with a spudger or fingernail.

    • Remove the taptic engine.

  13. iPhone 12  Teardown, Remove the battery: step 13, image 1 of 2 iPhone 12  Teardown, Remove the battery: step 13, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the adhesive under the battery.

    • To remove the adhesive under the battery, remove the stickers marked in red in the first photo.

    • Remove the battery.

  14. iPhone 12  Teardown, Remove the charging port: step 14, image 1 of 2 iPhone 12  Teardown, Remove the charging port: step 14, image 2 of 2
    • Unscrew 6 Phillips # 00 screws.

    • Remove the 4 screw holders with an iPhone standoff screwdriver.

    • Remove the film with a spudger.

    • Attention, the previous step is essential to remove the charging port.

    • Remove the charging port.

    • Be careful not to make too strong, this could damage some components.

  15. iPhone 12  Teardown: step 15, image 1 of 1
    • And here are all the components that make up the new iPhone 12.

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4 Comments

I had problem with nfc. When it was changed. Have any solution?

Ak H - Reply

I don't see any mentioning of the microphone, Is the Microphone an integral part of the charging port harnes?

Paal Halvorsen - Reply

This guide is missing A LOT of steps

Jason Oestrike​ - Reply

This is definitely not a US iPhone 12! e careful as the antenna can tear easily and potentially ruin a motherboard.

Kyle Morrell - Reply

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