How to replace the iPhone 5s broken front glass only screen

How to replace the iPhone 5s broken front glass only screen

If you get a cracked or shattered glass only screen accidently, don’t worry, it can be brought back by replacing a new glass lens, neither the entire lcd screen. But I have to say it is not easy repair, we costed nearly one hour to finished it. So we’d better do this replacement with professional guide to follow, to avoid damages from connecting parts. Here we show the glass only screen lens replacement for iPhone 5s. 5c 5.

So here we just start with the cracked glass screen assembly.

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The essential repair tools we should prepare for.

Heating tool (Heat gun, Heating tool, )

Stainless Steel and Silicone Flexible Scraper(003580)

UV glue adhesive


Step 1. Use the heat tool to heat the screen assembly properly, here we use the heat gun.

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If you don’t have the heat gun, you can also use these two heat tool.

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Note: the temperature should be between 90℃ and 150℃. You must take care about this point, I don’t gude you burn your house.

Step 2. Remove the LCD Touch Screen Middle Frame Supporting Bracket.

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Note: Be careful to remove it, to avoid damages from the bracket.

Step 3. Heat the glass screen again properly, and use the Stainless steel and silicone flexible scraper to remove the cracked glass gently.

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If the scraper can’t remove the glass, you can use the heat tool(heat gun) to heat screen assembly again and again, until to remove the glass clearly.

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Step 4. Clean clearly the glue sticky gently with “ALCOHOL” glue cleaner.

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Note: you use a piece of tissue or the tooth brush to recover the “ALCOHOL” glue cleaner.

Step 5. Use a repairing mold for iPhone 5s 5c 5 to fix the cleaned lcd digitizer assembly, which can make the new glass replaced easily.

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Note: You can also do this without the repairing mold. Then if so, you should adjust the right place when you install the glass.

Step 6. Use the stick band to recover the flex cable to protect it from the UV glue.

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Step 7. Apply the UV cure glue adhesive on the lcd digitizer assembly.

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Step 8. Replace the new front glass on the screen (applied glue screen)

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Then, we need to wait the glue adhesive to be dry and stead.

Step 9. During the drying term, you can clean the blizzard on the mid frame bracket.

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If it is hard to remove, you can use the heat tool(heat gun) for help.

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Step 10. Deal with well this parts removed from the bracket.

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Step 11. Make sure the new glass replacement is fixed on the digitizer assembly, and take out the new glass lcd screen from the repairing mold.

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Step 12. Clean the glue scattered on the digitizer back and around.

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Step 13. Reinstall the mid frame bracket on the new glass lcd screen assembly.

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Step 14. Finally, you get the new complete glass lcd display assembly.

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Step 15. Reassembly the new glass lcd screen on your iPhone 5s 5c or 5.


To be honest with you, this guide suit for iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c and iPhone 5. During the processes, if you want to do it, please be careful your safety and gently to deal with the parts. Finally important notice, the replacement process produce some Blizzard rubbish, we should deal with properly, to avoid to be touched by kids surely


If you meet this kind of case, you should start to teardown the iPhone 5s screen assembly first, and the screen replacement processes we have shared at:

If you want to see more guide and iPhone 5s replacement parts, welcome to hytparts store.


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I don't know what your objects, but mine is sharing and communicating with you who also like diying cell phones. It is really a great experience for me, which can make me more confident. And I will continue searching for and collecting the cell phone replacement repair parts and accessories for DIYing, to keep my cell phone new and excellent.
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