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How to Replace iPhone 4S Broken Screen?

How to Replace iPhone 4S Broken Screen?

iphone 4s broken screen replace

Before you plan to remove iPhone 4s broken screen, the very first thing that you need to do is to properly disassemble your iPhone 4s, as without that you cannot go through the screen replacement procedure

Following is the set of steps that you need to follow in order to replace iPhone 4S broken screen with a new one:

Take Backup

Before you plan to remove iPhone 4S broken screen, the very first and the most important thing that you need to do is to take backup of the entire data, this would allow you to save all your data in case any mishap occurs.

 iPhone 4S Backup

After you are done with it turn off your iPhone. You should do the same for iPhone 4S cracked screen or faulty screen too, as this article is all about replacing iPhone’s damaged screen.

Removing the Back Plate

In order to repair iPhone 4S broken screen, the very first thing that you need to do is to remove the back plate which is done by removing the 2 screws which are at either side of dock’s connector port.

 iphone 4s back plate removal

Afterwards slide up the back plate of your iPhone 4S (apply pressure at the bottom area) and remove the back plate.


Removing Battery

Now, the next thing that you need to do is to remove the battery as well as grounding clip, which is done by removing the grounding screws (two in numbers). As the screws are different in size therefore make sure that right one goes in the right spot. You can remove the grounding slip simply by your fingers or with a spudger tool.

iphone 4S battery removal

Make sure you gently pull the battery upwards with your spudger tool, as it is stick with a strong adhesive as a little haste might bend your battery. However while prying, make sure that tool doesn’t come close to any of the cables.

Removing Logic Board Shields

The logic board shield is tighten with total 5 screws. 4 for holding the top silver shield while the 5th one to hold small black shield.

iphone 4S Logic Board Shields

Now again use your spudger tool to lift both silver and black shield, after you are done with it, place their respective screws with them so that you won’t find any trouble while reassembling it. Now remove top logic board as well as rare camera of your iPhone 4S. After removing logic boards and disconnecting all the cables gentle pull and remove your rear camera.

Disconnecting the Dock Connector

With your screw driver, unscrew the shields that is covering the docks and you also need to make sure that you  place the right screws at the right spot later, as they are different in sizes.

 iphone 4 Dock Connector removal

After you are done with it pry up the dock connector.

Removing Antenna, SIM Card and Tray, Logic Board and Loud Speaker

After disconnecting the dock connector, pry up the Antenna, Remove Sim card and Tray, Logic board and Loud speaker gently from iPhone 4s. All these things won’t give you any trouble when it comes to their removal.

Remove Vibrator Assembly, Digitizer and LCD Assembly

Now remove all of them gently i.e. vibrator assembly, digitizer and LCD assembly, and make sure that you have firm and gentle hands while doing that, else things will be a whole lot messier for you.

iphone 4s lcd screen removal

Now after you are done with all that use your spudger tool to carefully remove your iPhone 4S broken screen, as that’s one of the most important phase in which you need to take extra care. After removing iPhone 4S broken screen, replace it with a new one!

Reassembling After iPhone 4S Broken Screen Replacement

Now after you are done with the iPhone 4S broken screen replacement, the next thing that you would be doing is reassembling it in a similar way that you have removed it, however you will perform that procedure in reverse direction or simply to say read this article from bottom to top in order to reassemble it.

That’s the method of replacing iPhone 4S broken screen in an effective manner. It is surely a bit tiring procedure but it surely won’t take more than 30 minutes to get the entire thing done! But make sure that you don’t perform any of the actions in haste, else you will be leaving your iPhone 4S completely dead.



  • I thought this would be an easy process but from reading this it looks very tricky indeed. I think I am better off taking it to an a place that does iPhone screen repairs as I dont feel comfortable doing this myself, plus my wife will go nuts if I make it worse!!

    • Lol. Yes Henry it is better to get this thing done by a professional when you are not sure whether you will be able to do it right or not! Besides that, you also need all the right tools along your side before you actually plan to do it on your own! 🙂

  • Mike Loshe

    Thanks for the share. Backing up your data is definitely one of the most crucial steps in the whole process. Before I took my phone to a phone repair place I made sure to back up all my data. Everything from pictures to contacts. Could you even imagine losing all of your contacts?

    • True! Contacts is surely the most important set of data in any cellular phone, once they are lost it surely takes months to get back all of your contacts.

  • Quennie Dolor

    One must indeed, not forget to provide a backup of their most important files before carrying out any risky activity with their iphone. The exquisite iphone parts along with the collection of files are all very important and Apple users would do well if they keep them all safe and secured simultaneously. It is nice to use your iphone with a newly replaced screen without having to whine about losing your significant files, right?

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