iPhone 8 Plus rear glass replacement guide

Replace your old, damaged rear case with a new one.

  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • 49 Steps
  • Difficult
  • 90 min.
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Introduction

In this guide, we show you how to replace a defective back cover for your iPhone 8 Plus on your own. This repair can help if your back cover is warped or scratched, or you want a new color for your iPhone.

Required tools

  • Tool for prying out batteries

    Tool for prying out batteries

    You have to use a very stable tool to pry out the battery. At the same time, it has to be flat enough to insert below the battery.

    €1.00 at the iDoc store
  • Hartplastik-Plektren

    Hartplastik-Plektren

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

    €1.00 at the iDoc store
  • 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.

    from €14.99 on Amazon
  • For storing screws

    For storing screws

    We recommend storing your screws so you don’t mix up the various screws and small parts.

    €10.00 at the iDoc store
  • Steel Laboratory Spatula

    Steel Laboratory Spatula

    You need a flat and sturdy prying tool to disconnect glued parts.

    €7.00 at the iDoc store
  • Suction cup

    Suction cup

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

    €2.00 at the iDoc store
  • Pentalobe PL1 screwdriver

    Pentalobe PL1 screwdriver

    You need the right screwdriver for removing pentalobe PL1 screws.

    €10.00 at the iDoc store
  • Phillips PH00 screwdriver

    Phillips PH00 screwdriver

    You need the right screwdriver for removing PH00 screws.

    €10.00 at the iDoc store
  • Y-type Y000 screwdriver

    Y-type Y000 screwdriver

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

    €10.00 at the iDoc store
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Replacing the back cover

Steps

49 Steps

Getting started

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

49 steps
  1. Switching off your device

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    1. Turn your iPhone off completely to avoid damaging it during the repair. Press the Sleep/Wake button for about three seconds until the slider labeled “power off” appears.
    2. Swipe it from left to right. Now your iPhone will shut down completely, which can take about ten seconds.
  2. Removing the enclosure screws

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    • 2 × 3,4mm Pentalob

    You need a pentalobe screwdriver (PL1) to open the iPhone 8 Plus.

    1. Remove the two pentalobe screws at the bottom of the enclosure. They’re to the right and left of the Lightning connector. Put the screws in the same section of your magnetic pad.
  3. Lifting the display

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    1. Put your iPhone 8 Plus on a soft, clean surface to avoid scratching the back.
    2. To lift the front panel, you need a suction cup, a hard plastic pick and a heat gun. If the screen is severely cracked, cover all of it with packing tape before you continue.
    3. The screen is glued to the frame. Use a heat gun to heat the outer edges of the display to about 60°C (140°F).
    4. Place the suction cup over the Home button (if possible) or next to it. While lifting the screen with the suction cup, insert the hard plastic pick between the aluminum frame and the display frame and then press down the aluminum frame. Because the display is glued on, you have to slide the pick all around the iPhone between the aluminum frame and the display frame. Don’t insert the pick too far on the side of the Sleep/Wake button, because this could damage the display's flex cables.
    5. Now use the pick to lever the display, so the tabs come out of the aluminum frame. Then you can unfold the display to the side.
    6. Lean the display to a stable object to avoid overbending the sensitive flex cables.

    If necessary, heat the outer edges of the display a few times. Don’t forget that the flex cables for the display are on the side of the Sleep/Wake button. After being opened, the iPhone 8 loses its warranty for protection against dust and spray water (IP 67 rating).

  4. Disconnecting the battery contact

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    • 3 × 1,2 mm Phillips
    • 1 × 2,6 mm Phillips

    Before starting the repair, disconnect the battery contact to prevent short circuits and avoid accidentally turning on your device during the repair.

    1. Use a phillips screwdriver (Ph00) to remove the phillips screws. Then take off the cover. Put all the parts in the same section of your magnetic pad.
    2. Now carefully lift off the battery contact by inserting a plastic spudger slightly below the connector.
  5. Disconnecting the display contacts

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    • Display Connector
    • Home Button Connector

    Use the spudger to disconnect the contacts for the display and Home button.

  6. Disconnecting the FaceTime contact

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    • 1 × 1,1 mm Y-Type
    • 1 × 0,9 mm Y-Type
    1. Use a Y-Type screwdriver (Y000) to remove the two Y-Type screws. Then take off the cover. Put all the parts in the same section of your magnetic pad.
    2. Using a spudger, carefully disconnect the FaceTime contact from the PCB.
    3. Now you can take off the display all the way.
  7. Removing the iSight camera

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    • 2 × 1,3 mm Y-Type
    • 1 × 2,6 mm Standoff
    • 1 × 1,7 mm Phillips
    1. Remove the two Y-type screws, which fasten the bracket plate for the connectors of the iSight camera and remove the bracket plate.
    2. Disconnect the camera connectors by inserting the spudger very carefully under the connectors and prying them off.
    3. Unscrew the two screws from the camera bracket and remove it.
    4. The internal thread screw is not magnetic.There are special screwdrivers for removing the internal thread screw, but you can also use a regular, thin slotted screwdriver.

    5. Use the spudger to push the camera unit out of its frame and take out the camera unit.
  8. Disconnecting the standby/volume connector

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    • 1 × 1,2 mm Phillips
    • 1 × 2,9 mm Phillips
    • Standby / Volume Connector
    1. First remove the two Phillips screws of the bracket plate. The screws have different lengths, but you can place everything in the same box on the magnetic mat.
    2. Remove the bracket plate.
    3. Disconnect the contact from the logic board.
  9. Removing the plastic bracket

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    • 1 × 1,2 mm Phillips
    • 2 × 1,1 mm Phillips
    • 1 × 2,9 mm Phillips
    • 2 × 1,0 mm Phillips-Schraube
    1. First remove the Phillips screws from the plastic bracket. Put the screws in the same box.
    2. One of the screws is screwed into the back cover sideways.

    3. Then remove the bracket.
    4. There are two more Phillips screws under the bracket, which hold a connection piece in place. Remove these screws.
    5. Now remove the connection piece.
  10. Removing the Wi-Fi antenna

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    • 1 × 1,2 mm Phillips
    • Antenna Connector
    1. First disconnect the connector from the board.
    2. Remove the Phillips screw which goes sideways into the back cover.
    3. The antenna is lightly glued in place. Use a little hot air to detach the antenna or carefully disconnect it by inserting a steel spatula under the cable.
    4. Then take out the antenna.
  11. Removing the SIM card tray

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    1. You can use the SIM tool or a paperclip to remove the SIM card tray. Press the SIM tool into the small hole in the SIM card tray to remove it.
  12. Disconnecting the logic board connectors

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    • Wireless Charging Connector
    • Lightning Connector
    • Antenna Connector
    1. Use a spudger to carefully disconnect the three connectors on the battery side of the logic board.
  13. Removing the logic board

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    • 1 × 2,5 mm Standoff
    • 2 × 1,7 mm Phillips
    • 1 × 2,2 mm Standoff
    • 1 × 2,1 mm Standoff
    1. Unscrew all screws that hold the logic board in place. You can unscrew the internal thread screws using a special screwdriver or a regular, thin slotted screwdriver.
    2. Now you can carefully remove the logic board by hand.
    Next to the two holes for the iSight camera, there is a plastic holder for a screw. This plastic holder is placed on top of the logic board.
  14. Removing the speaker

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    • 1 × 1,1 mm Y-Type
    • 1 × 3,3 mm Phillips
    • 1 × 2,5 mm Phillips
    • 2 × 1,2 mm Phillips
    • 1 × 2,3 mm Phillips
    1. Remove the Y-type screw and the two Phillips screws of the silver antenna bracket plate and remove it.
    2. Carefully disconnect the coaxial antenna flex cable using the spudger.
    3. Now remove the Phillips screws that hold the speaker in place. The screws have different lengths. Keep the screws ordered, so you don't confuse them when reinstalling the speaker.
    4. Now you can remove the speaker and the antenna flex cable.
  15. Removing the Taptic Engine

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    • 1 × 2,3 mm Standoff
    • 2 × 1,3 mm Phillips
    • Taptic Engine Connector
    1. Use a spudger to disconnect the Taptic Engine’s contact.
    2. Remove the internal thread screw and the Phillips screws fastening the Taptic Engine.
    3. Now remove the Taptic Engine.
  16. Removing the battery

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    The battery is glued to the case with four adhesive strips. The adhesive strips have tabs to pull them out. The tabs are glued to the top and bottom edges of the battery.

    1. Use tweezers or a spatula to peel off the black tabs. Underneath are the white adhesive strips.
    2. Now pull out the adhesive strips very slowly. Keep the strips as flat as possible at the level of the iPhone.
    3. Firmly hold the battery and iPhone while pulling out the last adhesive strip to prevent the battery from falling out of the device.

      When removing the upper adhesive strips, make sure not to damage the standby/volume cable contact.

      If one of the adhesive strips tears, you have to pry out the battery carefully using a wide Spudger. Try to bend the battery as little as possible.

    4. Once all the adhesive strips are off, you can remove the battery.
  17. Removing the barometric vent

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    • 1 × 1.6 mm Phillips
    • 1 × 3.1 mm Phillips
    1. Unscrew the two screws on the barometric vent.
    2. Carefully pull off the barometric vent using tweezers. It is slightly glued on.
  18. Removing the Lightning connector

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    • 2 × 1.0 mm Phillips
    • 2 × 2.2 mm Phillips
    • 2 × 1.2 mm Phillips
    • 1 × 2.4 mm Phillips
    1. Now remove the different Phillips screws fastening the Lightning connector cable
    2. Order the screws on your magnetic pad so you can easily identify them later.
    1. Heat the ribbon cable and carefully detach it from the frame using the flat end of the spatula. Work carefully and step by step and reheat the flex cable, if it's hard to get off in some places.
    2. The Lightning connector’s ribbon cable is strongly glued.

    3. Use the spatula or spudger to loosen the Lightning connector and the two golden microphones.
    4. Carefully remove the ribbon cable using your fingers or the tweezers.
  19. Removing the standby/volume cable

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    • 6 × 2.1 mm Phillips
    • 1 × 2.0 mm Phillips
    1. Unscrew the two bracket plates which attach the flex cable to both sides of the frame. Each bracket plate has three screws.
    2. Remove the remaining screw on the bracket plate of the flash and take out the bracket plate.
    3. Heat the flex cable and carefully detach it from the frame using the flat end of the spatula. The flex cable is glued on
    4. Carefully remove the flex cable using your fingers or the tweezers. Use the spatula or spudger to loosen the flash and the golden ambient microphone.
  20. Removing the retaining brackets

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    • 9 × 1.6 mm Phillips
    1. Each of the three retaining brackets is secured with two Phillips screws. Remove them. Put the screws in the same box.
    2. Remove and reuse the small waterproofing pin of the SIM card tray.
  21. Removing the guide rail for the iSight camera

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    • 1 × 1.3 mm Phillips
    1. Remove the Phillips screw. It goes into the frame sideways.
    2. Remove the rail. You need to unstick it with a flat tool.
  22. Removing the standby and volume buttons

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    Remove the buttons:

    1. Use a pair of tweezers to pull the bracket for the buttons out to the side.
    2. Push the button bracket up on one side and out to the side on the other side.
    3. Push the buttons out from the inside.
    4. Proceed in the same way for the other buttons.
  23. Removing the charging coil

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    You have to reuse the wireless charging coil. This part consists of a big sticker with copper coil in it.

    If you're throwing away the old back cover, you don't have to worry about the back cover getting scratched. Otherwise, you'd better use a plastictool like theiPlastix, because the paint is right under the coil.

    Here you see the iPhon 8, but the procedure is just the same for the iPhone 8 Plus.

    1. The sticker is glued around the edges. So first heat the edges and then run a flat tool around the whole coil.
    2. Once the edges of the coil are released, slide your tool all the way under the coil.
    3. It should come out easily. If not, heat again.
  24. Preparing the new back cover

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    • Rubber gasket
    • SIM tray pin

    Check and compare the new back cover to the old one. You might need to transfer some small plastic holders or foam rubber spacers.

    1. Attach all required parts (stickers or plastic holders) to the new back cover.
    2. You might also have to reuse the little plastic pin for the SIM tray into the new back cover.
  25. Attach the charging coil / NFC

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    1. Paste the charging coil to the back cover as flatly as possible.
    2. Position it correctly so you can connect it to the logic board later.
    3. If the glue doesn't hold properly, heat it a little and press it on.
  26. Installing the standby and volume buttons

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    Put the buttons back in:

    1. Press them in from the outside.
    2. First insert the button bracket from the side and then turn down.
    3. Use the tweezers to install the bracket for the buttons. This part’s a bit tricky.
  27. Installing the guide rail for the iSight camera

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    • 1 × 1.3 mm Phillips
    1. Install the rail in its original position and fasten it with the Phillips screw.
  28. Installing the retaining brackets

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    • 9 × 1.6 mm Phillips
    1. Insert the small waterproofing pin of the SIM card tray.
    2. Install the retaining brackets with two Phillips screws each. Make sure the brackets face in the right direction.
  29. Installing the standby/volume control cable

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    • 6 × 2.1 mm Phillips
    • 1 × 2.0 mm Phillips
    1. Now install the standby/volume control cable where it belongs. Make sure the microphone and flash are fitted correctly. Fasten it using the Phillips screws.
    2. Make sure the cable is lying flat and not bent.
    3. After tightening the screws, check how sensitive the buttons are to pressure and adjust the screws as necessary.
    4. Firmly press the entire cable onto the chassis.

    If you changed the color of the back cover, you also have to replace the aluminum rocker switch, which is hooked onto the button.

  30. Installing the Lightning connector

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    • 2 × 1.0 mm Phillips
    • 2 × 2.2 mm Phillips
    • 2 × 1.2 mm Phillips
    • 1 × 2.4 mm Phillips
    1. Put the Lightning connector’s flex cable back in its original position and press it onto the back cover so it’s lying flat.
    2. Fasten all screws that hold the Lightning connector in place.Don’t forget the bracket plate.
    3. Press both microphones back onto the frame.
  31. Installing the barometric vent

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    • 1 × 1.6 mm Phillips
    • 1 × 3.1 mm Phillips
    1. Put the barometric vent back in its place.
    2. Fasten it using the two screws.
  32. Preparing the battery

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    • Battery Connector

    To correctly position the battery, you can reinstall all parts except for the logic board. You can place the logic board in the back cover without screwing it.

    Place the adhesive strips with protective films attached in the device to make sure that they point in the right direction.
    1. Remove the large blue protective film and stick the adhesive strips to the bottom of the battery. Make sure they are straight.
    2. Turn the battery over and remove the small blue and pink protective films on the tabs.
    3. Fold the tabs around and stick them to the top of the battery.
    4. Remove the large pink protective films from the tabs.

    When attaching the adhesive strips, leave enough space on both sides to fold over the tabs.

  33. Inserting the battery

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    • Battery Connector
    1. Put the battery back in the case. Look at the battery connector to see if the battery is aligned correctly.
    2. Leave some space between the frame and other parts on all sides of the battery.
    3. Remove the logic board again, if you placed it in the case in a previous step.
  34. Installing the Taptic Engine

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    • 1 × 2,3 mm Standoff
    • 2 × 1,3 mm Phillips
    • Taptic Engine Connector
    1. Put the Taptic Engine back between the battery and the Lightning connector.
    2. Fasten the Taptic Engine with the screws again.
    3. Reconnect the Taptic Engine’s contact to the Lightning connector.
  35. Inserting the speaker

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    • 2 × 1,2 mm Phillips
    • 1 × 2,3 mm Phillips
    • 1 × 1,1 mm Y-Type
    • 1 × 3,3 mm Phillips
    • 1 × 2,5 mm Phillips
    1. Place the speaker back in its original position and press it towards the lower edge of the iPhone.
    2. Make sure to correctly position the antenna flex cable between the battery and the speaker.
    3. Now you can fasten the speaker using the Phillips screws.
    4. Position the coaxial antenna connector over its socket and slowly press down to connect.
    5. Reinsert the silver plate and fasten it using the Y-type screw and the two Phillips screws.
  36. Inserting the logic board

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    • 1 × 2,5 mm Standoff
    • 2 × 1,7 mm Phillips
    • 1 × 2,2 mm Phillips
    • 1 × 2,1 mm Standoff
    1. Reinsert the logic board in its original position. The camera bracket should be on top of the logic board.
    2. Fasten the logic board using the Phillips screws.
  37. Connecting the connectors

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    • Wireless charging connector
    • Lightning connector
    • Antenna connector
    1. Connect the logicboard connectors again. You should feel them click into place.

    Don't slip with the connectors, as the small pins could get bent.

  38. Inserting the SIM card tray

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    1. Now insert the SIM card tray into it slot.

    If you’re having trouble sliding it in, check the position of the logic board.

  39. Installing the Wi-Fi antenna

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    • 1 × 1,2 mm Phillips
    • Antenna Connector
    1. Put the Wi-Fi antenna back where it was originally.
    2. Now fasten it with the Phillips screw.
    3. Then gently press it on so the glue will stick.
    4. Now connect the connector.
  40. Installing the plastic bracket

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    • 2 × 1,0 mm Phillips
    • 1 × 1,2 mm Phillips
    • 2 × 1,1 mm Phillips
    • 1 × 2,9 mm Phillips
    1. Put the connection piece back into its position and fasten it with the Phillips screws.
    2. Now you can reinstall the plastic bracket and fasten it with the Phillips screws.
  41. Connecting the standby/volume cable

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    • Standby / Volume Connector
    • 1 × 1,2 mm Phillips-Schraube
    • 1 × 2,9 mm Phillips-Schraube
    1. Connect the standby/volume control cable again.
    2. Put the bracket plate back on the connector and fasten it with the two Phillips screws.
  42. Connecting the iSight camera

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    • 1 × 2,6 mm Standoff
    • 1 × 1,7 mm Phillips
    • 2 × 1,3 mm Y-Type
    1. Reinsert the camera unit into its holder and press into place.
    2. Now reattach the camera bracket plate and screw it in.
    3. Connect the camera`s two connectors.
    4. Attach and screw in the bracket plate over the contacts.
  43. Attaching a new frame sticker

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    1. To make sure that the new frame sticker will really stick, remove all glue residue and dirt.
    2. Remove the first protective film layer of the frame sticker.
    3. Position the frame sticker carefully on one edge and attach it gradually. Make sure the frame sticker is positioned evenly and press it on.
    4. Remove the remaining layers of film.

    Please make sure the frame sticker is positioned correctly. Each corner has a different shape, which you can use for orientation.An iPhone repaired with a frame sticker will be protected against dust and spray water, but it will not be 100% waterproof!

  44. Connecting the FaceTime contact

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    • Facetime connector
    • 1 × 1,1 mm Y-Type
    • 1 × 0,9 mm Y-Type
    1. Loosely place the display on the frame and connect the FaceTime contact to the logic board.
    2. Place the FaceTime contact’s cover back into the iPhone and secure it with the three Phillips screws.
  45. Connecting the display

    iPhone 8 Plus - Connecting the display 01
    iPhone 8 Plus - Connecting the display 02
    iPhone 8 Plus - Connecting the display 03
    • Display Connector
    • Home Button Connector
    1. Connect the two contacts from the Home button and from the display to the logic board.
  46. Connecting the battery contact

    iPhone 8 Plus - Connecting the battery contact 01
    iPhone 8 Plus - Connecting the battery contact 02
    iPhone 8 Plus - Connecting the battery contact 03
    iPhone 8 Plus - Connecting the battery contact 04
    • Battery Connector
    • 3 × 1,2 mm Phillips
    • 1 × 2,6 mm Phillips
    1. Reconnect the the battery contact.
    2. Put the metal cover back into the iPhone and use the screws to secure it.
  47. Attaching the display

    iPhone 8 Plus - Attaching the display 01
    iPhone 8 Plus - Attaching the display 02
    1. Place the display on the edge of the frame and fold it onto the iPhone.
    2. Then press the entire display into the frame.

    You can also use plastic clamps or put the device between two books so the glue can bond better.

  48. Fastening the enclosure screws

    iPhone 8 Plus - Fastening the enclosure screws  01
    • 2 × 3,4mm Pentalobe
    1. Screw the two pentalobe screws to the left and right of the Lightning connector into the enclosure.
  49. Setting the time

    iPhone 8 Plus - Setting the time  01

    When the battery is removed from the device, the iPhone loses the time and sets itself to 1:00 a.m. on 1/1/1970. You could have trouble connecting to the cellular network if the time isn’t set.

    After a repair, complete the following steps:

    1. Synchronize your iPhone with iTunes or connect to a WiFi network and wait until the time is set.
      The time won’t be set automatically unless you enable this feature in the settings.
      Settings > General > Date & Time > Set Automatically
    2. Remove the SIM tray with the SIM card and reinsert it.
    3. Activate airplane mode on the device and then deactivate airplane mode.
      Settings > Airplane Mode
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