A Guide for iPhone 13 Pro Max Screen Replacement

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So your iPhone 13 pro max screen got damaged? It's sad. However, there is a solution, so we have put together a guide for iPhone pro max screen replacement that is not too difficult. You may be able to help your friends by learning how to replace the screen. If the screen on your iPhone 13 Pro Max is cracked, does not respond to touch, or does not display a picture when your phone is turned on, this guide will assist you in replacing the screen, also known as the display assembly, on your phone. It should be noted that True Tone and Auto-Brightness functionality are disabled after a screen replacement, even when using an original Apple screen. Additionally, Face ID is disabled unless the iPhone runs iOS 15.2 or later. Before we begin, here are the essential tools required for you to perform this screen replacement. Be sure to buy or use tools that are made of high quality. Simple tools or any unnecessary DIY hack may damage your phone beyond repair. So try to stick with this guide as much as possible. Tools list:

  • P2 Pentalobe Screwdriver iPhone
  • iOpener
  • Phillips #00 Screwdriver
  • Opening Picks (Set of 6)
  • Suction Handle
  • Tri-point Y000 Screwdriver
  • Spudger
  • Tweezers

Some optional tools to enhance your safety and the quality of your screen replacement:

  • Packing Tape
  • Suction cup dual-handle tool
  • Safety Glasses

Step 1: Remove the Pentalobe Screws From Your iPhone 13 Pro Max

Before proceeding, it is recommended that you discharge your iPhone's battery below 25%. An accidentally punctured lithium-ion battery may catch fire or explode.

  • Please turn off your iPhone before disassembling it.
  • At the bottom edge of the iPhone, remove the two pentalobe P2 screws measuring 6.8 mm long.
  • Removing the display will compromise the iPhone's water resistance. If you intend to reassemble your iPhone without replacing the seals, make sure you have replacement seals available or take precautions to prevent liquid exposure.

Step 2: Cover Any Cracks With Tape

Keep further damage and prevent bodily harm by taping over your iPhone's cracked screen.

  • Cover the entire display of the iPhone with packing tape by placing overlapping strips of tape.
  • Glass shards will be contained, and the display will remain structurally sound when being prayed and lifted.
  • Protect your eyes from any glass that may shake loose during the repair by wearing safety glasses.
  • If broken glass results in difficulty adhering to a suction cup in the next few steps, you may want to consider folding a piece of tape (such as duct tape) into a handle and lifting the display with that.

Step 3: Warm The Lower Edge of The iPhone

You can heat the lower edge of the iPhone in order to soften the adhesive that secures the display, making it easier to remove.

  • Please use a hairdryer or heat gun or prepare an iOpener and use it to soften the adhesive on the lower edge of the iPhone.

Step 4: Apply Suction Cup(s)

Next, we will demonstrate how to use a handy tool we recommend for anyone who makes frequent repairs. For an alternate method, skip down two steps if you aren't using the iSclack.

  • For larger iPhones, such as the iPhone 13 Pro Max, remove the plastic depth gauge from the center of the iSclack.
  • Attach the suction cups to the bottom edge of your iPhone, one to the front and one to the back.
  • Firmly attach both suction cups.
  • If your display or back glass is severely cracked, clear packing tape may assist the suction cups in adhering. For this purpose, the iSclack also comes with two pieces of tape.

Step 5: Separate The Screen

Keep your iPhone firmly in your hands and close the handle of the iSclack so that the screen is slightly separated from the telephone's rear case.

  • Avoid lifting the screen away from the phone. You simply need to leave a small gap at the bottom edge.
  • You must insert an opening pick into the gap under the screen on the lower edge of your iPhone.

Step 6:

  • Using the opening pick, slide the pick around the lower-left corner and up the left edge of the iPhone, cutting through the adhesive holding the display in place.
  • Do not insert the pick more than 3 mm into your phone; otherwise, you may damage the display cables.

Step 7: Open The iPhone

  • Remove your suction handle from the screen.
  • Swing up the display of your iPhone from the right side, like you would the cover of a book. It is still possible to separate the display from the iPhone's logic board using a few fragile ribbon cables.
  • While you're on the phone, lean the display against something to keep it upright.
  • The display can then be positioned in the desired position, the clips aligned along the top edge, and then the rest of the display can be snapped into place.

In case the display doesn't click into place easily, check the condition of the clips around its perimeter.

Step 8: Remove The Battery Connector Cover

  • Remove the three 1.3 mm screws securing the battery connector cover with a Y000 screwdriver.
  • To avoid damaging your iPhone, track each screw and ensure it is returned exactly where it came from during this repair.

As part of the reassembly process, it would be good to turn on your iPhone and test all functions before sealing the display in place. Remember to shut down your iPhone completely before continuing.

Step 9:

  • Disconnect the battery connector.
  • Pry up the battery connector from its socket on the logic board using either a spudger or a clean fingernail.
  • Be careful not to damage the black silicone seal surrounding this and other connections on the board. This seal provides additional protection against dust and water penetration.
  • It would help if you bent the connector away from the logic board to prevent it from accidentally contacting the socket and providing power to the phone during your repair.
  • To remove the display connector from its socket on the logic board, use the pointed end of a spudger or a clean fingernail.
  • Reconnect the connectors by carefully aligning and pressing down on one end of the connector until it clicks into place, then repeats on the other end. Ensure that you do not press down on the middle of the connector. The pins in the connector may bend if the connector is misaligned, resulting in permanent damage.
  • To remove the front sensor connector cover, use a Y000 screwdriver to remove two 1.1 mm screws.
  • To remove the remaining two screws from the front sensor connector cover, use a Phillips screwdriver:
  • Remove the 1.5 mm screw.
  • Remove the 1.8 mm screw.

Step 10:

  • Disconnect the display assembly.

When reassembly begins, pause here if you wish to replace the waterproof adhesive around the display's edges.


Before installing your new replacement part, compare it to the original part. You may need to transfer any remaining components or remove the adhesive backing from the new part.You must follow the above steps in reverse order to reassemble the device.Feel free to contact us if you have any kind of questions regarding your iPhone repair we would be happy to help you.

Published on:
July 29, 2022