iPhone X Battery Replacement Guide
How to replace the battery of your iPhone X
40 – 60 Min.
- 1. Loosen Pentalobe screws
- 2. Release display
- 3. Remove metal cover
- 4. Undo connectors
- 5. Disconnect flat cable
- 6. Loosen screws
- 7. Loosen connector
- 8. Loosen the metal cover of the speaker connector
- 9. Release speaker
- 10. Remove adhesive
- 11. Undo the connectors of the Taptic Engine
- 12. Warm backside
Use the following tutorial to easily change the battery on your iPhone X. You should make a backup of your iPhone before changing the battery and then turn it off.
Step 1: Loosen Pentalobe screws
Remove the two pentalobe screws on the bottom of the device.
Step 2 a): Release display
Carefully lift the screen out of the frame using the suction cup and the thin metal spatula. Take care not to insert the spatula more than 2mm into the frame as there are several sensitive ribbon cables inside.
Step 2 b): Release display
Carefully slide the metal spudger along the other side to break up the adhesive holding the display in place. Take care not to insert the tool to deeply into the frame here, as well in order not to damage the sensitive sensors along the top edge of the iPhone.
Step 3: Remove metal cover
Open the screen like you would a book so you are able to reach these screws securing the metal cover. Lean the screen rest against the iPhone’s packaging or a book. Note exactly which screw goes where!
Step 4: Loosen connectors
Carefully remove these connectors using the plastic spatula. Start with the battery connector, then disconnect the others.
Step 5: Disconnect flat cable
Carefully remove this ribbon cable glued into the frame. Remove the adhesive tape from the screen and around the inside of the frame.
Step 6: Loosen screws
Remove these four tri-point Y000 screws and these three phillips screws. Take good care not to touch the grounding pads.
Step 7: Undo connector
Carefully lift the metal bracket a little bit, it is still attached to the device with a small ribbon cable. Remove the small connector underneath the metal bracket with the pointy end of the plastic spatula. Then, remove the metal bracket as well.
Step 8: Loosen the metal cover of the speaker connector
Remove this tri-point Y000 screw and remove the metal cover of the speaker connector underneath. Carefully remove the connector with the pointy end of the plastic spatula.
Step 9: Release speaker
Use the pointy end of the plastic spatula to carefully remove the speaker glued to the frame. Start near the edge of the frame and take care not to damage the cable you just disconnected.
Step 10: Remove adhesive
Hold the speaker by its edges and gently move it from side to side to separate it from the bottom of the frame. Then, remove any residual adhesive from the speaker grille.
Step 11: Undo the connectors of the Taptic Engine
Remove this phillips screw, disconnect the Taptic Engine and remove it from the frame.
Step 12: Warm backside
The battery is held in place by four strips of adhesive. Three are located underneath the bottom segment and one underneath the top segment. Each piece of adhesive has a tab at the marked spots which you can pull. To make it easier to remove, heat up your phone with a hair dryer from the rear side of the frame. Be careful not to let it get too hot so you won’t damage the battery. Heat it up only to the point where you can still comfortably touch the rear side of the device.
Step 13: Remove the adhesive strip
Carefully pull the black ends of the adhesives. Pull them steadily and very slowly with a maximum angle of about 30° and keep pulling until they slip out from underneath the battery. The strips will lengthen considerably, simply grab them near the battery and continue pulling.
Step 14: Peel off the adhesive strip
The last adhesive is located near the FaceID sensor. Take good care not to damage it as FaceID will not work on your iPhone X if you do.
Step 15: Remove battery
Remove the battery and reattach this connector and the first screw securing the Taptic Engine.
Step 16: Attach speaker
Reattach the speaker in the frame. Carefully move the connector out of the way so that it does not get damaged.
Step 17: Attach the connectors of the loudspeaker
Reattach the speaker connector and the metal cover of the speaker connector with one screw.
Step 18: Insert metal clip
Replace the metal bracket and reattach its connector to the logic board. Take good care not to touch the grounding pads.
Step 19: Attach metal clip
Reattach the metal bracket with the remaining four tri-point Y000 screws and three phillips screws.
Step 20: Attach new battery
Remove all remaining adhesive from the inside of the frame and use a little bit of thin, double sided tape to attach the new battery in place.
Step 21: Attach connectors
Carefully reattach these connectors with the flat end of the plastic spatula. First the display connectors and lastly the battery connector.
Step 22: Attach metal cover
Place the metal cover on the connector and secure it with these screws.
Step 23: Attach display
Press the screen into the frame of the device and secure everything with the two pentalobe screws.