Does screen need to be replaced when battery swells?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Gjwilly, Jun 29, 2017.

  1. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

    May 1, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    The screen on my iPhone 5 has been pushed out along the left-hand side. No cracks and no loss of touch.
    CoconutBattery shows a very diminished battery so battery swell is the likely suspect.
    I'm wondering if the battery swell actually damages the screen (broken clips maybe?) or can the same screen be re-used after just replacing the battery?
  2. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

    Stefan johansson

    Apr 13, 2017
    Well,if it's an iPhone 5,it's only 32-bit processor. Your phone won't be able to update or download any new apps after ios11 public rollout,so if I where you,I would consider replacing the entire phone instead of repair it.
  3. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    Apple replaces the entire phone for the cost of the battery. $80 plus tax.

    I replaced two iPhone 5's in May.

    This is the ONLY option open to you unless you want to replace the battery yourself.

    And on that note, realize that with swelling batteries Apple sends those devices to a specialized facility with specialized tools to remove the battery. There is a risk for explosion of the battery when removing it.

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