replacing the face

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Que7, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. Que7 macrumors newbie

    Aug 31, 2013
    How hard is it to replace the face of a i phone 5?
  2. AppleFreak29 macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2013
    Front Glass Replacement

    I have heard of people trying to do it and failing miserably. The front piece of glass from my understanding is held on by glue your better off going to the apple store and paying the $150 to replace it.
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    What exactly do you mean by "face"?
    The Front screen? Or the round metal bezel?
  4. Que7 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 31, 2013
    Yes the face of the phone. My daughters phone has the face pretty much shatter, but still working. And I heard that you can buy a kit online with tools and replace it your self. So I was wondering is there a better place then another to buy this from and other then time it takes, how hard is it.
  5. nilzi macrumors regular

    Mar 19, 2013
    What does the face mean? glass lens or screen? It's very hard to do DIY repair for iPhone 5 glass lens, I tried before but failed, but it is much easier to replace the whole iPhone 5 screen.
  6. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    The digitiser is glued to the LCD you have to replace both. It's two screws to replace it and very simple providing your not heavy handed.
  7. iRepairParts macrumors regular


    Oct 6, 2012
    It is more than two screws, although I do agree that it is pretty simple with some patience and the right tools/ parts.

    There are two pentalobe screws to gain access into the phone, then more screws in order to remove the broken screen/ replace it with a new one. iPhone 5 screen replacement is definitely much easier than iPhone 4/4S screen replacement IMO.

    Best of luck!
  8. ry23 macrumors member

    Jul 8, 2013
    The front is definitely harder on the 4/4S... But man I used to love how easy the back was lol now that was 2 screws and a little slide
  9. McStud macrumors newbie

    Sep 8, 2013
    I recently replaced the front and it wasn't hard. Two pentalobe screws at bottom, then unscrew the plate covering the flex cables. Unhook the flex cables and it pops off. Then just transfer the home button, ear speaker, lcd shield and what not to the new one. Nothing really difficult. Or just buy the new screen with all that already installed and it will be a piece of cake.
  10. Que7 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 31, 2013
    Hey thanks for all the support I'll give it all a look at. And next time my daughter is home I'll take a photo of her phone and up load it to all of you and maybe and maybe it will help as well.
  11. eben.he macrumors newbie

    Apr 4, 2012

    I assume u meaning your iphone front glass cracked but with good lcd and digitizer, u can change the glass by your self .u just need bid a loca glue on ebay and a uv flashlight from any hobby store near you. Then follow the YouTube tutorial .

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