The camera of your iPhone 13 suddenly takes blurry pictures only? It doesn't work at all anymore?

Then it's time to replace the camera module. In this detailed photo tutorial, we will show you step by step how to do it best.

Once you open your iPhone its specified IP68 certification will expire.

To prevent the case from scratches, make sure your workspace is clean and level.

We wish you good luck with your repair!

Required tools

  • Flat Picks

    Flat Picks

    You need a very flat tool such as a flat pick to pry out parts that are glued in place.

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  • Heat gun

    Heat gun

    You can use a heat gun to heat parts that are glued on so they’re easier to remove. In most cases, you can also use a hairdryer.

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  • Tweezers

    Tweezers

    We recommend using tweezers to remove screws and various small parts from your device.

    €11.00 at the iDoc store
  • Plastic prying tool

    Plastic prying tool

    You need a flat plastic prying tool to disconnect the various plugs and connectors.

    €2.00 at the iDoc store
  • Suction cup

    Suction cup

    A suction cup is perfect for lifting smooth surfaces such as displays or rear glass panels.

    €3.00 at the iDoc store
  • Pentalobe PL1 screwdriver

    Pentalobe PL1 screwdriver

    You need the right screwdriver for removing pentalobe PL1 screws.

    €13.00 at the iDoc store
  • Phillips PH00 screwdriver

    Phillips PH00 screwdriver

    You need the right screwdriver for removing PH00 screws.

    €13.00 at the iDoc store
  • Y-type Y000 screwdriver

    Y-type Y000 screwdriver

    You need the right screwdriver for removing Y-type screws.

    €13.00 at the iDoc store

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Getting started with the repair of your iPhone 13

If you get stuck or have questions, you can post a comment. We’d be happy to help.

21 steps
  1. Switching off your iPhone12

    iPhone 13 - Switching off your iPhone12 01
    iPhone 13 - Switching off your iPhone12 02
    iPhone 13 - Switching off your iPhone12 03

    Before repairing, we recommend that you use our checklist to test the basic functions of your iPhone 13. This way you can check afterwards if your repair was successful.

    1. Press and hold the side and volume down key simultaneously for a few seconds.
    2. Wipe the displayed slider from left to right.
  2. Unscrewing the screen

    • 2 × 6.8 mm Pentalobe

    Once you open your iPhone its specified IP68 certification will expire.

    We recommend using a screw storage to keep all disassembled parts and screws safe and organized. Our magnetic pad has the additional advantage that nothing can move on it.

    1. Unscrew the two Pentalobe screws left and right of the Lightning connector.
    2. Then put them into a screw storage.
  3. Heating up the edge of the screen

    iPhone 13 - Heating up the edge of the screen 01
    iPhone 13 - Heating up the edge of the screen 02
    Used tools
    Heat gun

    The screen of the iPhone 13 is heavily glued. In order to remove it, you first have to heat the adhesive sufficiently with hot air. For this, use a hot air device, such as a hot air dryer or an ordinary hair dryer.

    1. Run a hot air device evenly over the edge of the screen.
    Used tools
  4. Lifting up the screen

    We recommend a flat pick to insert between the screen and the case unit. Alternatively, the iPlastix and iFlex can be helpful as well.

    1. Attach a suction cup to the lower edge of the screen and pull it firmly upwards to create a narrow gap between the screen and the case unit.
    2. Insert a flat, stable tool into the gap to enlarge it.
    Used tools
  5. Detaching the screen

    iPhone 13 - Detaching the screen 01
    iPhone 13 - Detaching the screen 02
    iPhone 13 - Detaching the screen 03
    iPhone 13 - Detaching the screen 04
    Used tools

    Do not insert your tool too far on the side of the volume buttons to avoid damaging any cables inside the device.
    Be careful not to open the screen too far while the sensitive screen cables are still attached.

    1. Move the plastic tool once around the edge of the screen. Press it upwards at the same time to release its hooked lugs from the case unit.
    2. When the screen is completely detached, you can carefully unfold it towards the volume buttons. Lean it against a stable object.
    Used tools
  6. Removing the cover plates

    • 4 × 1.2 mm Phillips
    • 1 × 1.7 mm Y-Type
    • 1 × 1.6 mm Phillips

    To remove the screen completely, you have to detach the battery connector as well as the two screen connectors. These are located under two cover plates.

    The upper cover plate is hooked on one side.

    1. Unscrew the six screws from the two cover plates and put them in your screw storage.
    2. Then carefully remove the plates from your device with a pair of tweezers.
  7. Disconnecting the battery

    iPhone 13 - Disconnecting the battery 01
    iPhone 13 - Disconnecting the battery 02
    iPhone 13 - Disconnecting the battery 03
    Used tools
    • Connector
    To avoid a potential short circuit during the repair, you should always detach the battery connector first.
    1. Use a plastic lever tool to move under the connector and carefully separate it from the board. We use a plastic spudger for this.
    Used tools
  8. Disconnecting the screen

    iPhone 13 - Disconnecting the screen 01
    iPhone 13 - Disconnecting the screen 02
    iPhone 13 - Disconnecting the screen 03
    iPhone 13 - Disconnecting the screen 04
    iPhone 13 - Disconnecting the screen 05
    Used tools
    • Connector
    1. Pry the two screen connectors carefully off the logic board with a spudger.
    2. Then put the fully detached screen aside.
    Used tools
  9. Disconnecting the camera

    iPhone 13 - Disconnecting the camera 01
    iPhone 13 - Disconnecting the camera 02
    iPhone 13 - Disconnecting the camera 03
    iPhone 13 - Disconnecting the camera 04
    Used tools
    • Connector

    Note that the two camera connectors are located underneath each other.

    1. Separate the connectors from the logic board with a spudger.
    Used tools
  10. Removing the camera's cover plate

    • 3 × 1.5 mm Phillips

    The camera's cover plate is hooked on one side.

    1. Unscrew the three Phillips screws from the cover plate.
    2. Put the loosened plate aside.
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  12. Removing the camera

    iPhone 13 - Removing the camera 01
    iPhone 13 - Removing the camera 02
    iPhone 13 - Removing the camera 03

    When removing the camera, be careful not to damage its sensitive flex cables.

    1. Once the cover plate is removed, you can carefully pry the camera module out of the device with tweezers and set it aside.
    Used tools
  13. Inserting the new camera

    iPhone 13 - Inserting the new camera 01
    iPhone 13 - Inserting the new camera 02
    iPhone 13 - Inserting the new camera 03

    Be careful not to bend or otherwise damage the flex cable when inserting the camera.

    1. Place the new camera into its guide in the rear case.
    2. Push both flex cables behind the camera's metal guide - they must not protrude.
    Used tools
  14. Installing the camera's cover plate

    • 3 × 1.5 mm Phillips

    The camera's cover plate must be hooked on one side.
    In order to prevent the cover plate from moving back and forth when screwing, you can fix it with a pair of tweezers or your finger.

    1. Position the cover plate over the camera again.
    2. Fix it with the three Phillips screws.
  15. Connecting the camera

    iPhone 13 - Connecting the camera 01
    iPhone 13 - Connecting the camera 02
    iPhone 13 - Connecting the camera 03
    • Connector

    Never press down connectors with force. Damage can lead to the failure of an entire component.

    1. Attach the two camera connectors to the logic board one after the other. You should hear and feel them click into place.
  16. Installing a new adhesive frame (optional)

    iPhone 13 - Installing a new adhesive frame (optional) 01
    iPhone 13 - Installing a new adhesive frame (optional) 02
    iPhone 13 - Installing a new adhesive frame (optional) 03
    iPhone 13 - Installing a new adhesive frame (optional) 04
    iPhone 13 - Installing a new adhesive frame (optional) 05
    Used tools
    Heat gun
    Verwendete Ersatzteile

    If the adhesive frame is still in good condition, you do not need to install a new one. However, if it is defective or no longer sticks properly, we recommend replacing it with a new one.

    1. Heat up the adhesive frame and pull it off bit by bit with a pair of tweezers.
    2. Remove the carrier film of the adhesive frame and press it onto the edge of the case.
    3. Then remove the protective film from the upper side of the adhesive frame. The remaining protective film on the edge of the case should only be removed shortly before the end of the repair.
    Verwendete Ersatzteile
  17. Connecting the screen

    iPhone 13 - Connecting the screen 01
    iPhone 13 - Connecting the screen 02
    iPhone 13 - Connecting the screen 03
    iPhone 13 - Connecting the screen 04
    • Connector

    1. Lean the screen back against a stable object to connect it.
    2. Carefully press the two screen connectors onto the logic board one after the other. You should hear and feel them click into place.
  18. Connecting the battery

    iPhone 13 - Connecting the battery 01
    iPhone 13 - Connecting the battery 02
    iPhone 13 - Connecting the battery 03
    • Connector

    Always connect the battery last to avoid a potential short circuit.

    1. Carefully press the connector onto the logicboard, so that you can hear and feel it click into place.
  19. Testing the new camera

    iPhone 13 - Testing the new camera 01
    iPhone 13 - Testing the new camera 02
    iPhone 13 - Testing the new camera 03

    Before you close your iPhone 13 for good, we recommend testing the new camera as well as other basic functions of your phone. This way, you can make sure that your repair was successful. Again, use our checklist for this.

    1. Carefully fold the screen around, but do not press it into the case yet.
    2. Turn on your iPhone and open the camera app.
    3. If something does not work properly, check again if everything is installed and attached correctly.
  20. Installing the cover plates

    • 4 × 1.2 mm Phillips
    • 1 × 1.7 mm Y-Type
    • 1 × 1.6 mm Phillips

    Be careful not to mix up the screw lengths. A too long screw in the wrong place may damage the device.

    The upper cover plate is additionally hooked on one side.

    1. Position the two cover plates over the connectors. The screw holes help you with the alignment.
    2. Screw the cover plates in place. Fix them with tweezers, so that they do not move.
  21. Installing the display

    iPhone 13 - Installing the display 01
    iPhone 13 - Installing the display 02
    iPhone 13 - Installing the display 03
    iPhone 13 - Installing the display 04
    iPhone 13 - Installing the display 05
    Used tools
    Heat gun

    When folding down the screen make sure not to pinch any flex cables.

    1. If you have applied a new adhesive frame, peel off the remaining protective film at this point.
    2. Flip the screen around and press it firmly into the case frame, so that it sits level all over. You should hear and feel it click into place.
    3. Finally, heat the edge of the screen with hot air in order for the adhesive to bond properly again.
  22. Screwing the screen tight

    • 2 × 6.8 mm Pentalobe
    1. Fix the screen by fastening the two rear case screws again.
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