iPhone X - Replacing the battery

  • iPhone X
  • 21 Steps
  • Medium
  • 45 min.
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Are you dissatisfied with the battery life of your iPhone X?

Even if your iPhone keeps crashing and you can no longer turn it on or charge it, it's time to replace the defective battery. Our detailed repair guide explains you exactly how to do this.

We wish you good luck with your repair! If you found our instructions helpful, we would be happy to receive a positive evaluation.

Required tools

  • Hard Plastic Picks

    Hard Plastic Picks

    You need a flat but stable tool such as a 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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  • For storing screws

    For storing screws

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

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  • iFlex opening tool

    iFlex opening tool

    Opening your smartphone can be a very delicate operation, especially if the glue is very persistent. The blade of the flexible but sturdy iFlex measures just 0.15 mm, so it fits in even the smallest gaps, such as between the screen and the frame. The practical iFlex is made of stainless steel and sits comfortably in the hand. This makes it the perfect assistant for every smartphone repair.

    €10.00 at the iDoc store
  • Tweezers

    Tweezers

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

    €10.00 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.

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Required replacement part

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Replacement parts and tools for this repair

Our tools plus the right spare part help you fix your device easily.

Getting started with the repair of your iPhone X

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21 steps
  1. Switching off your iPhone X

    iPhone X - Switching off your iPhone X 01
    iPhone X - Switching off your iPhone X 02
    iPhone X - Switching off your iPhone X 03
    1. Turn off your iPhone X before making repairs to protect it from potential damage. To do so, press the standby button and one of the two volume buttons simultaneously for about three seconds.
    2. When the "Power Off" slider appears on the display, wipe it from left to right. Your iPhone will shut down completely within about 10 seconds.
  2. Removing the rear case screws

    iPhone X - Removing the rear case screws 01
    iPhone X - Removing the rear case screws 02
    iPhone X - Removing the rear case screws 03
    • 2 × 6,8 mm Pentalobe

    You need a pentalobe screwdriver (PL1) to open your iPhone X.

    1. Remove the two pentalobe screws located to the right and left of the Lightning connector and put them in a screw storage box.

    To ensure that you do not lose any of the removed components and screws, we recommend that you use a screw storage box. For this purpose, you can for example convert an old sewing box. We use a high-quality magnetic pad for our repairs, on which the removed components can also be arranged in the same way as they were installed in the telephone. This way you know exactly where each screw was located, which makes it much easier for you to assemble later.

  3. Heating up the display

    iPhone X - Heating up the display 01
    iPhone X - Heating up the display 02
    Used tools

    iPhone X is opened via the display. Since it is strongly glued to the rest of the case, you have to heat the glue first to be able to remove the display.

    1. Place your iPhone X on a soft and clean surface to avoid scratching the back of your iPhone X when lifting the display.
    2. Now use a hot air tool, such as a hot air dryer or a regular hairdryer, to run evenly over the glued edge of the display.

    The rule of thumb is to heat your device only enough to be comfortable to touch without being uncomfortably hot.







    Used tools
  4. Detaching the display

    iPhone X - Detaching the display 01
    iPhone X - Detaching the display 02
    iPhone X - Detaching the display 03
    iPhone X - Detaching the display 04
    Used tools

    Once the iPhone X has been opened, no warranty can be given for waterproofness. Also the warranty for protection against dust and splashing water of the IP67 classification expires.

    1. Place the suction cup on the bottom edge of your device and pull it upwards to create a narrow gap between the stainless steel and display frame.
    2. Insert a sturdy, flat tool into the narrow gap to enlarge it. At the same time, press the display slightly upwards with the tool, using flat plastic picks.

    Be careful not to go further than 5 mm into the gap with your tool to avoid damaging any components inside the Iphone X.

    1. Move the tool one step at a time around the frame of your iPhone to remove the stuck display completely. Use the plectrum to keep pushing upwards so that the noses come off the stainless steel frame.
    Used tools
  5. Opening the display

    iPhone X - Opening the display 01
    iPhone X - Opening the display 02
    iPhone X - Opening the display 03
    iPhone X - Opening the display 04
    Used tools

    To avoid overstretching the sensitive flex cables connected to the display, you should not completely fold the display over while it is still connected.

    1. Remove the display from the aluminium frame by gently pushing it upwards with a hard plastic plectrum.
    2. When the display is completely detached, you can slowly fold it up to the side of the standby button.
    3. Lean it against a stable object so that it remains in a vertical position.



    Used tools
  6. Disconnecting the battery

    iPhone X - Disconnecting the battery 01
    iPhone X - Disconnecting the battery 02
    iPhone X - Disconnecting the battery 03
    iPhone X - Disconnecting the battery 04
    iPhone X - Disconnecting the battery 05
    • 1 × 3,0 mm Y-Type
    • 3 × 1,0 mm Y-Type
    • 1 × 3,6 mm Y-Type
    • Connector

    When starting the repair, always disconnect the battery connector to avoid a potential short circuit.

    Note that the screws installed in iPhone X vary in length.

    1. Unscrew the Y-type screws with a Y-type screwdriver and remove the cover plate.
    2. Now carefully disconnect the battery connector by sliding it under with a flat plastic tool. We use a plastic spudger for this.
  7. Disconnecting the display connectors

    iPhone X - Disconnecting the display connectors 01
    iPhone X - Disconnecting the display connectors 02
    iPhone X - Disconnecting the display connectors 03
    Used tools
    • Display Connector
    • Earpiece Connector

    The display is attached to the rest of the iPhone 8 via three connectors.

    To avoid damaging something on the logicboard while disconnecting the connectors, you should always use your tools from the side where there are no components.


    1. Use a spudger to carefully remove the connectors from the Logicboard one by one.
    2. When all connectors are disconnected, you can remove the display completely.
    Used tools
  8. Removing the bracket plate

    • 1 × 1,5 mm Y-Type
    • 1 × 1,4 mm Phillips
    • 2 × 1,8 mm Y-Type
    • 1 × 1,0 mm Y-Type
    • 1 × 1,5 mm Phillips
    • 1 × 2,2 mm Phillips
    • Connector
    1. Loosen the Phillips and Y-Type screws from the bracket plate of the speaker.
    2. Flip the plate up and separate the connector with a spudger.
    3. Now remove the bracket plate.
  9. Removing the speaker

    • 1 × 2.1 mm Y-Type
    • Connector
    1. Loosen the Y-type screw of the bracket plate and then remove the cover plate.
    2. Disconnect the speaker connector and lift up the flex cable.
    3. Loosen the heavily bonded speaker a little by carefully lifting it up with the spudger.
    4. Once the speaker is loosened, you can remove it from your machine along with the flex cable.
  10. Removing the Taptic Engine

    • 1 × 2,2 mm Phillips
    • Connector
    1. First unscrew the Phillips screws that hold the Taptic Engine in place.
    2. Carefully separate the connector of the Taptic Engine with a spudger.
    3. Take the Taptic Engine carefully out of your iPhone with tweezers.
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  12. Removing the battery

    iPhone X - Removing the battery 01
    iPhone X - Removing the battery 02
    iPhone X - Removing the battery 03
    iPhone X - Removing the battery 04

    The iPhone X battery is attached to the case with four tabs that you can pull out by their tabs. Three tabs are taped to the bottom and one to the top edge of the battery.

    1. Use tweezers or a spatula to remove the black tabs. The white adhesive strips are underneath.

    To prevent the battery from falling out of the device, you should hold it firmly when pulling out the last adhesive strip.


    1. Now pull out the adhesive strips as slowly and flatly as possible from under the battery so that they do not tear.

    If one of the tapes tears, use a wide, sturdy tool to gently lever the battery out without bending it. We use a battery spudger for this purpose.

    1. When all the adhesive strips are removed, you can take out the battery off your device.
  13. Preparing the replacement battery

    iPhone X - Preparing the replacement battery 01
    iPhone X - Preparing the replacement battery 02
    iPhone X - Preparing the replacement battery 03
    iPhone X - Preparing the replacement battery 04
    Verwendete Ersatzteile

    If there are adhesive strips on your spare battery, you only need to remove the pink protective film from the adhesive strips. If you have the adhesive strips separately, attach them to your battery as follows

    Place the adhesive strips with protective films attached in the device to make sure that they point in the right direction.

    1. Pull off the large blue protective film and stick the adhesive strips to the bottom of the battery.

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

    1. Turn the battery over, fold over the tabs. and paste them to the edges of the battery.
    2. Now, pull off the large pink protective film from the adhesive strips.
    Verwendete Ersatzteile
  14. Inserting the battery

    iPhone X - Inserting the battery 01
    iPhone X - Inserting the battery 02
    iPhone X - Inserting the battery 03
    iPhone X - Inserting the battery 04
    1. Place the battery back in the rear case and press it in to make it bond firmly.

    Take care to position the battery correctly. Use the connector for orientation, for it has to fit exactly on the contact on the logicboard.

  15. Installing the Taptic Tngine

    • 1 × 2,2 mm Phillips
    • Connector
    1. Put the Taptic Engine back in the rear case. The screw holes must be located correctly.
    2. Attach the taptic engine’s connector.
    3. Finally attach the Taptic Engine with the Phillips screws.
  16. Inserting the speaker

    • Connector
    • 1 × 2,2 mm Y-Type
    1. Place the speaker back in its original position and press it in.
    2. Attach the connector of the speaker.
    3. Put the bracket plate on the speaker connector and screw it in using the Y-type screw.
  17. Installing the bracket plate

    • Connector
    • 1 × 1.5 mm Y-Type
    • 1 × 1.4 mm Phillips
    • 2 × 1.8 mm Y-Type
    • 1 × 1.0 mm Y-Type
    • 1 × 1.5 mm Phillips
    • 1 × 2.2 mm Phillips
    1. Place the bracket plate vertically on the lower edge of the display in order to be able to attach the connector.
    2. Then fold the bracket plate over. Align it, so that the screw openings are exactly above the threads.
    3. Screw the plate tight with the Phillips and Y-type screws.
  18. Attaching a new adhesive frame

    iPhone X - Attaching a new adhesive frame 01
    iPhone X - Attaching a new adhesive frame 02
    iPhone X - Attaching a new adhesive frame 03
    iPhone X - Attaching a new adhesive frame 04
    iPhone X - Attaching a new adhesive frame 05
    iPhone X - Attaching a new adhesive frame 06
    iPhone X - Attaching a new adhesive frame 07
    Used tools
    Verwendete Ersatzteile

    After applying a new adhesive strip, the iPhone is again protected against dust and splash water, but it is not 100% waterproof.

    1. To ensure that the new adhesive frame fits properly everywhere, you must first remove all remaining adhesive residue on stainless steel and display frames.
    2. Align the adhesive frame correctly and then pull off the protective film from the underside of the adhesive frame.

    The corners of the adhesive frame are different and will help you align it correctly with your device's frame.

    1. Place the adhesive frame only on one edge of the frame at first and press it down firmly as you go.

    You can use the plastic spudger to press it down so that the frame is as smooth as possible.

    1. Then pull off the middle part of the protective film.
    2. Finally, remove the remaining protective film from the edge of the housing so that only a transparent adhesive film remains.

    You can leave the remaining protective film on the edge of the housing until you have connected the display and attached the cover plates. This prevents anything from sticking to the adhesive frame beforehand.




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    Verwendete Ersatzteile
  19. Connecting the display

    iPhone X - Connecting the display 01
    iPhone X - Connecting the display 02
    iPhone X - Connecting the display 03
    iPhone X - Connecting the display 04
    iPhone X - Connecting the display 05
    iPhone X - Connecting the display 06
    Used tools
    • Display Connector
    • Earpiece Connector
    1. To prevent the sensitive flex cables from being overstretched when connecting the display, place the display on the side of the frame of your iPhone X and lean it against a stable object.
    2. Connect the three display connectors by gently pressing them until you feel them click into place.

    You may need to press the lower connector with the spudger to make sure it is properly seated.

    Used tools
  20. Connecting the battery

    • Connector
    • 1 × 3,0 mm Y-Type
    • 3 × 1,0 mm Y-Type
    • 1 × 3,6 mm Y-Type
    1. Reattach the battery connector.
    2. Then put on the bracket plate and fix it with the Y-Type screws.
  21. Installing the display

    iPhone X - Installing the display 01
    iPhone X - Installing the display 02
    iPhone X - Installing the display 03
    1. Take the display in both hands and carefully fold it over.
    2. Press it down along the frame one by one.

    Test the display and other functions of your iPhone before gluing it in place.

  22. Fastening the back cover screws

    iPhone X - Fastening the back cover screws 01
    iPhone X - Fastening the back cover screws 02
    • 2 × 6.8 mm Pentalobe
    1. Screw the two pentalobe screws to the left and right of the Lightning connector tight.
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