Apple iPhone 5s Repair Guides

iPhone 5s Screen Replacement

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iPhone 5s Battery Replacement

How can you lock an iPhone if the on/off switch at the top is broken? My iPhone won’t switch off. I can’t activate lock screen.

There is a very straightforward solution to this issue:

1. Launch the ‘Settings App’ on your iPhone or iPad.

2. Tap on ‘General’.

3. Tap on ‘Accessibility’.

4. Tap on ‘Assistive Touch’.

5. Turn ‘On’ the option for ‘Assistive Touch’.

6. A new ‘Circle Button’ will appear on your screen. Tap on it.

7. In the popup menu, tap on ‘Device’.

8. Press and hold on the option for ‘Lock screen’.

9. The ‘Slide to Power Off’ dialog will appear and you can slide your finger to power down your iPhone.

I have a really poor battery life on my iPhone 5s. The battery is constantly draining. I need to replace the battery is this possible?

You can do it yourself – just ensure before you start you have all the necessary tools as well as your new 5S battery.

Replacement 5S battery,
Suction cup,
5-point security screwdriver,
Standard #000 Phillips screwdriver,
Spudger tool,
Razor blade (not 100% necessary)
iSesamo opening tool – all of these can be purchased on eBay, amazon and other websites online.

Firstly, switch the power of your iphone 5S and get your tools and battery ready.

1. Remove the 2 screws either side of your docking connector with your security screwdriver.
2. Get your suction cup and put it just above the Home Button and gently lift up the screen but you have to be careful not to take off the entire screen as there are cables which are keeping it attached. Right now, you’re only after the bottom of the screen opening. And that’s about 1 inch at the most.
3. Once the bottom of the screen is free, carefully lift it so that you can reach the metal shield. The shield is holding down all the cables in place.
4. Using the pointed end of the spudger too, disconnect the touch ID.
5. It is safe to open the display up more so you can see where it is connected to the board.
6. Take out the 4 screws, which are holding the shield down. The shield is covering the display cables. You can do this by using your #000 screwdriver. Do not mix your screws up with the other ones that you have removed! Take the shield off the unit.
7. Get your spudger tool and carefully lift up the 3 cables that are attached the display to the board. Your display should be free of cables now. Looking closely you can see 2 cables as the 3rd is underneath. Once all free of the cables, move the device to the side.
8. The iphone should now be in 2 parts.

Now to replace your battery…

1. Using your #000 screwdriver remove the 2 screws that hold down the shield that covers the battery connector.
2. Using your spudger tool carefully lift the shield off the board.
3. The hardest part of this exercise is now… it’s the actual battery removal. This is the most delicate part of the operation and it has to be done with extreme caution as you can easily damage the logic board or puncture it…
4. At the bottom of the battery is the best place to start, the adhesive tab which needs to be removed, so carefully insert your spudger tool to unfold it.
5. Gently pull on the tab – using both sides. You’ll be able to see where you can use some scissors to make a little cut in the center.
6. At the left corner gently tease in between the casing and the battery and gently lift it upwards. You’ll more than likely hear the adhesive coming apart and it’ll crack – that’s ok. Slowly move the tool around the left of the battery and gently move it upwards. Do this gently all the way round the left.
7. Do the same procedure on the right hand side of the battery. Just be careful that no other wires are pulled or the logic board is damaged. Pull away from the logic board.
8. Keep a couple of fingers over the battery as it might be still partly attached with the adhesive. The battery will lift out of the phone. Just take your time with this section. It’s easy to rush and make errors.

Inserting your new battery.
1. Your new battery comes with adhesive strips but if it doesn’t don’t worry about it as you can use double sided. Just makes sure that they are cut slightly shorter than the battery.
2. Place the new 5S battery into the phone and replace the battery cable onto the logic board. Put the battery shield back on and replace screws.
3. Reconnect the 3 cables. Make sure you start with the cable on the far left – the one that was hidden when you removed the battery – then return the other 2 cables.
4. Return the display shield and screw in the 4 screws with your #000 Phillips screwdriver.
5. Reconnect the Touch ID cable and its best to use the pointed end of the spudger tool. Then pop the shield back on the cable using your screws you removed.
6. Push and click the display frame back in place and then finally screw in the 2 screws either side of the dock connector using your 5-point screwdriver.

Once completed, switch on the phone and leave it plugged in until it’s fully charged up.

You’re finished!

It is possible to repair this issue. Before you start make sure you have all the tools and necessary parts.

You can buy the screen online. Make sure you get the right parts for the right style of phone! Best to buy a replacement screen exactly as the same as the damaged one – front facing camera, earpiece etc already attached.

iPhone repairing is fiddly and annoying. Fixing a cracked screen is manageable as long as you’re organized.

The tools you need are:

  1. Prying tool
  2. Tweezers
  3. Phillips 000 screwdriver
  4. Suction cup
  5. Pentalobe screwdriver, for removing the phone’s outer case screws – which can be bought on eBay, Amazon etc.

As a tip – remember to backup the data on your phone before starting the repair.

1. Switch your phone off and take out the SIM card.
2. Removing the broken display screen – remove the 2 screws at the base of the phone and gently lift up the panel – make sure you don’t pull the panel up too far.
3. Before the panel is totally removed, a couple of wires need to be disconnected. The first one is the Home Button, which is covered by a little metal bracket. Remove the metal shield on the upper section of the board. Then detach the panel’s 3 cables and completely remove it.
4. Before the new panel can be installed, the Touch ID Home button from the old screen has to be replaced with the new one. Remove the single screw that holds the button cable in place. It’s going to be in the same place when the new screen goes on.
Carefully fold the wire down so that the metal bracket can be accessed.
5. Finally, remove the 2 screws that are attached to the bracket, and then remove the bracket.
6. Carefully take the home button cable from the panel and then the home button. It is so important to be careful. Once the home button is removed, the new panel, the bracket and the cable can be reattached.
7. Reconnect the cables and the top panel and the put the metal shield back in position. Reconnect the home button and replace the metal bracket.

Finally, put the new panel onto the iphone frame. Carefully press it on. Hold it down and screw in the pentalobe screws.

Start the phone to confirm that everything is connected back in the right place.

Overview of the iPhone 5s

Size of the iPhone 5s

The iPhone 5s is a 4.0 inch display phone. The screen resolution is 1136 x 640 pixels (326 ppi pixel density). There is an 8 megapixel camera. There is a 1.2 megapixel Facetime camera. The storage capacity options are 16, 32, 64 Gigabytes.

Age of the iPhone 5s

The iPhone 5s was launched on September 20, 2013. The iPhone 5 was the first iOS 7 Apple device.

Cost of the iPhone 5s

The iPhone 5s 16 Gigabyte retailed for $649 off-contract.

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iPhone 5s – Technical Specifications

According to Apple the iPhone 5s spec is as follows:

Finish: Space Gray; Gold; Silver
Capacity: 16GB; 32GB; 64GB
Weight & Dimensions: Height: 4.87 inches (123.8 mm); Width: 2.31 inches (58.6 mm); Depth: 0.30 inch (7.6 mm); Weight: 3.95 ounces (112 grams)
Chips: A7 chip with 64-bit architecture; M7 motion coprocessor
Cellular and Wireless: Model A1533 (GSM)*: UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25); Model A1533 (CDMA)*: CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25); Model A1453*: CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26); Model A1457*: UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20); Model A1530*: UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20); TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40); 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz); Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
Location: Assisted GPS and GLONASS; Digital compass; Wi-Fi; Cellular; iBeacon microlocation
Touch ID: Fingerprint identity sensor built into the Home button

Display: Retina display; 4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology; 1136-by-640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi; 800:1 contrast ratio (typical); 500 cd/m2 max brightness (typical); Full sRGB standard; Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating on front; Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously

iSight Camera: 8 megapixels with 1.5µ pixels; ƒ/2.2 aperture; Sapphire crystal lens cover; True Tone flash; Backside illumination sensor; Five-element lens; Hybrid IR filter; Autofocus; Tap to focus; Exposure control; Auto HDR for photos; Face detection; Panorama; Auto image stabilization; Burst mode; Photo geotagging
Video Recording: 1080p HD video recording (30 fps); True Tone flash; Slo-mo video (120 fps); Time-lapse video; Video stabilization; Take still photos while recording video; Face detection; 3x zoom; Video geotagging
FaceTime Camera: 1.2MP photos (1280 by 960); ƒ/2.4 aperture; 720p HD video recording; Auto HDR for photos; Backside illumination sensor; Face detection; Exposure control
Video Calling: FaceTime; iPhone 5s to any FaceTime-enabled device over Wi-Fi or cellular; HVGA-resolution (480 by 368) calls over Wi-Fi
Audio Calling: FaceTime; iPhone 5s to any FaceTime-enabled device over Wi‑Fi or cellular; Wi-Fi calling
Audio Playback: Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV; User-configurable maximum volume limit
TV and Video: AirPlay Mirroring, photos, audio, and video out to Apple TV (2nd generation or later); Video mirroring and video out support: Up to 1080p through Lightning Digital AV Adapter and Lightning to VGA Adapter (adapters sold separately); Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 1080p, 60 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format
External Buttons and Connectors: On/off – Sleep/wake; Volume up/down; Ring/silent; Home/Touch ID sensor; 3.5-mm stereo headphone minijack; Microphone; Built-in speaker; Lightning connector
Power and Battery: Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery; Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter; Talk time: Up to 10 hours on 3G; Standby time: Up to 10 days; Internet use: Up to 8 hours on 3G, up to 10 hours on LTE, up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi; Video playback: Up to 10 hours; Audio playback: Up to 40 hours
Sensors: Touch ID; Three-axis gyro; Accelerometer; Proximity sensor; Ambient light sensor

This information was referenced from Apple Support.