All About iPhone 11 Front and Back Glass Repair in Richmond

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In this tutorial, you will learn all about iPhone 11 front and back glass cell phone repair in Richmond. We will guide you with a detailed step-by-step process to change your broken front and back display on your own. Repairing a phone yourself helps you save money, and you will save your data from a third party. In addition, you will learn a lot about your iPhone and its inside and how the device is constructed. A little tip before you start the process: take a look at the performance of your battery. You can see it in the IOS setting menu under "Battery" If the performance of your battery is below 80%, we recommend you replace it as well. This way, you will only need to open your phone once so that you can kill several birds with one stone. Here are some of the essential tools you need before you start the process:

  • Hard Plastic Picks
  • Heat gun
  • Tweezers
  • Plastic prying tool
  • Steel Laboratory Spatula
  • Suction cup
  • Pentalobe PL1 screwdriver
  • PH00 screwdriver
  • Y-type Y000 screwdriver

Required replacement parts:

  • iPhone 11 Front and Back screen

Getting Started With Your iPhone 11 Front And Back Glass Repair in Richmond

Switching off The iPhone

To protect your iPhone 11 from any unnecessary damage:

  1. Please make sure you turn it off before starting the repairing process.
  2. Press and hold the power button till the "Turn off" suggestion shows up.
  3. Swipe it to the right and wait for your iPhone 11 to shut down completely.

Removing the Pentalobe screws

To remove the Pentalobe screws, you need a Pentalobe screwdriver (PL1) to open your iPhone 11. On the lower side of the device, where you insert the charging cable, you will find two screws. Remove both of them and place them securely. Once the device is open, the guarantee of protection against dust and splashing water will expire.

Loosening the Screen

Place the iPhone 11 on a soft and clean surface to avoid scratches on the back of the device. In any case, a clean and smooth surface is ideal before you start. You need a suction cup, a hard plastic plectrum, and a hot air dryer to lift the screen. If your front and back screen is badly splintered, then stick a strip of tape on both sides to protect yourself from splinters. To remove the screens from the frame, heat the edges of your iPhone 11 with your hot air dryer at about 60 degrees celsius. Now place the suction cup on the lower edges and use the keyring on the suction cup to lift the display. Push the hard plastic plectrum while you are heating and move the plectrum completely around the screen to lift. Ensure you don't insert the tools further than 5mm to avoid damage to the internal component. Once you have passed around the device with a plectrum, push the display upwards, this will release the metal clamps from the frame. To avoid overstretching the flexible cable, lie down the display on the side. Tools required:

  • Heat gun
  • Hard Plastic Picks
  • iFlex opening tool
  • Suction Cup

Disconnecting the display connectors

There will be three display connectors for the earpiece, LCD and touch screen. They all are secured with a metal plate. With Y-type screwdrivers, you can easily remove the screws on the metal cover. Once you remove the screws, place them securely, so you don't lose them. Once the metal cover is removed, carefully take out all the connectors. Use a plastic spudger, not a metal one. Put the spudger under the connecter and lift it gently. Now you can easily remove the display.

Removing the sensor and earpiece flex cable

The flex cable of the earcup accommodates various sensors. For instance, the proximity sensor is located under the earcup, so be careful. First, you have to remove the small metal holder that sits above the ambient light sensor. There will be a small amount of glue under the flexible cable, so use the hot hairdryer to loosen that glue. Now carefully push the flat, stable tool such as plastic tweezers under the cable. Lever the sensors out of their pockets. Be careful when you loosen the component as they can be easily damaged.

Removing the backplate

The backplate is protected with a metal plate. You have to adopt this for the new display. First, you have to remove all Y-type screws on both sides. Some of the screws will be very tight. Loosening them is very hard and requires high-quality tools. With a hairdryer, loosen the glue. To completely remove the cables loosen them from underneath bit by bit. When all the wires are loose, you can remove the backplate.

Installing the backplate

Put the backplate in place, put the flex cable through the opening, then put the lower edge diagonally. Be careful about the second cable, as it should not be clamped under the plate. Now you can hook the plate back on to display. Make sure that the plate is correctly positioned and ensure that the screws are tightly screwed. Now you can glue back the flex cable, so they don't leave their place.

Installing the sensors

Take the flex cables of the earcup and sensors and put them back to their corresponding openings. Press the sensors a bit so you can ensure they fit perfectly. Don't forget about the small metal holder above the ambient light sensor.

Installing the earpiece

Now put the earpiece back in its place and make sure the screw holes are positioned correctly to the threads of the display. Then fix the earpiece with different screws. Make sure you don't mix the screws as they all look identical.

Attaching a new frame sticker

Before putting the back glass, make sure you remove the adhesive residue from the metal frame. This will ensure the proper fit of the adhesive frame. Now you are all set for the new glue frame. Remove the protective fil and place the adhesive on one edge of the case. Then apply the adhesive bit by bit on the back of the device.

Connecting the display

Now it's time for you to put the new display unit onto the frame. To avoid over scratching the new display and flexible cables, it is best to clean the screen before. Make sure your iPhone 11 does not slip away during the process. Now you have to plug the two display connectors and the earcup connector back together.


Before you completely seal your iPhone 11. It is always best to make sure the screen is working properly. Test the touch screen by grabbing an application by holding it down and moving it across the screen so you can ensure the screen is working correctly. Now that you have completely ensured that the screen is working correctly. It's time to seal your iPhone 11. Take both hands and hold the frame and press the screen gently and slowly. When the structure is in place, you can gradually press it down all over.

Fastening the Pentalope screws

Lastly, place the two Pentalope screws back located on the left and right of the lightning connector. If you want to know more about cell phone repair, contact us, and we would be happy to assist you.

Published on:
July 29, 2022