iPhone SE Repair

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iPhone SE Battery Replacement

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iPhone SE Water Damage

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iPhone SE Screen Replacement

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iPhone SE Earpiece Replacement

This seems to be a common issue with the iPhone SE. The message that iTunes displays is this:

The iPhone cannot be used because it requires a newer version of iTunes. Go to www.itunes.com to download the latest version of iTunes.


Upgrade to the latest Apple firmware.

If this does not fix the problem then refer to the Apple gude, “If iTunes doesn’t recognize your iPhone, iPad, or iPod.”

This issue may be fixed by performing a factory reset on your device. To do this you need to got to:

Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings

If this doesn’t work you can search for your local Apple Store and get some hands on technical support.

Potential solutions:

  • If the problem persists after updating iTunes, Apple has a helpful guide explaining what to do in the event that iTunes doesn’t recognize your iOS device.
  • If neither of the above options resolve the issue, you may have to reset your iPhone SE to its factory settings, meaning you’ll have to re-sync the device and all of your data. Make sure you back up everything on your iPhone first, then go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings and see if that helps.
  • Your final option is to contact Apple directly to see if they have any other solutions.

Sometimes iMessages are received on your Mac and/or iPad but not on your phone. Theres a way to resolve this:

  1. You need to ensure that all devices are connected to the same Apple ID. To check this you need to log in to your Apple ID account. Once logged in to your Apple ID account you need to browse to “Devices”. Once there check all of your devices are linked to your Apple ID.
  2. Your history of messages will only be in your device if you’ve backed those conversations up and restored them to your device. iCloud and iTunes offer you the ability to restore conversations to your device so they are accessible to you on your phone.

Some SE phone owners have become incredibly frustrated with their phone constantly dropping calls. How can this be resolved?

  1. The first step is to access your phone carrier settings. To do this you tap, Settings >> General >> About In this section of your phone there may be a notification to update your carrier settings. If so action the update.
  2. Turn your phone off. Remove the SIM. Clean it with a dry tissue. Put your SIM back into the phone. Turn the phone back on.
  3. Make a complete back up of your phone. Then restore your phone to it’s factory settings. This is done by connecting your device to iTunes. Under the summary tab for your device click, “Restore iPhone …”
  4. As a last resort find your local Apple retail Store and get some hands on technical support.
I recently changed my LCD screen on my iPhone SE as it was broken. I couldn’t test the screen prior to changing it, as the screen didn’t work. Now the iPhone is always reading 1% even when fully charged but stays on until battery has completely drained.

I have no idea what the problem is? Any ideas?


Ensure the iPhone’s data and WIFI are both on and connected.

Then refresh the Date & Time

  • Settings
  • General
  • Date & Time


Turn the Set Automatically switch Off and On again. The switch color will go from gray to green as it is turned Off and then On.


Turn the iPhone off and then on by holding the Sleep/Wake and Home Button down. You will then see the Apple logo as it restarts.


When the iPhone SE is on again and you should be able to see that the battery icon has gone back to normal. Switching the time zones and refreshing the ON/OFF many times should help with this issue.

I really like the colors of the iPhone 5C casing. Is it possible to replace my iPhone SE casing with an iPhone 5C case?

Unfortunately it will not work, as the iPhone sizes are different. The iPhone SE is actually slimmer and smaller than the iPhone 5C (iPhone 5C size 24.4 x 59.2 x 8.97mm weight 132g versus iPhone SE 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6mm weight 113g)

There are huge varieties of iPhone SE cases available online. Hopefully, this will solve your problem.

I’ve recently bought a white iPhone SE. The edging around the screen seems to be raised much higher compared to my iPhone 5 and 5S and my old SE. The area raised up is the white outer casing, not the metal edge.

If the iPhone SE is brand new, you should return it to the Apple store and have it replaced. It sounds like the screen isn’t aligned properly.

If it wasn’t brand new, follow the phonerepair.com guide to how to do a iPhone SE screen replacement. Check to see if there are fragments inside on the logic board or on the battery. If it looks ok, replace the screen from the top first. Carefully push the screen down and tighten it down with the screws.

Before you start working on your iPhone, make sure you have turned it off. Using your SIM pin, try and clear out as much of the debris as possible from your headphone jack. You can use small tweezers with a tiny amount of cotton wool. Just ensure that you do not leave any cotton wool in the headphone jack.

Another option is to use a vacuum cleaner to dislodge the debris.

The iPhone SE is known to be temperamental when connecting to the Apple Watch. Hopefully following these tips will assist you with pairing the 2 devices.

  1. Make sure the 2 devices are in range (no further than 5 feet). Make sure that aircraft mode is disabled. Make sure that Wifi is enabled. Make sure that Bluetooth is enabled. Try to pair again.
  2. Check the Apple site for the latest firmware update for your phone and watch. Make sure both devices are on the latest version of firmware. Once you’ve done this try to pair again.
  3. It is only possible to connect one watch at a time to the phone. If no other watch has been paired. You will need to unpair and forget, in the Bluetooth settings. You can also tap My Watch, then tap Apple Watch > Unpair Apple Watch
  4. As a last effort you can reset your phone. Tap Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings.

There is a well known iPhone SE problem with audio on certain Apple firmware. The firmware that affects audio is 9.3 and 9.3.1

The simple fix is to update the firmware to a newer version than 9.3.1 i.e. 9.3.2 and above.

This will stop the static or distorted audio sound, when using Bluetooth, such as in a car audio set-up.

Car makes affected by this issue include:

Audi, BMW, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jeep, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Subaru, Toyota, and Volkswagen.

Lots of iPhone 5 SE owners are disappointed about the length of their battery life. If you are too, make sure you’ve checked out these problem points.

  1. There is an area in your phone where you can check battery usage. Tap Settings >> Battery. View and disable background apps that you don’t need.
  2. You could enable the low power setting on your phone. Low power mode reduces battery intensive applications on your device. Go to Settings >> Battery
  3. Location services can be a significant battery drain, especially if it’s being used in an active background app. If you don’t need location service it is best to disable it. You can turn if off by tapping Settings >> Privacy.

Overview of the iPhone SE

Size of the iPhone SE

The iPhone SE is a 4-inch, Retina display phone. The screen resolution is 1136 x 640 pixels (326 ppi pixel density). There is a 12 megapixel iSight camera.  There is a 1.2 megapixel Facetime camera. The storage capacity options are 16 and 64 Gigabytes.

Age of the iPhone SE

The iPhone SE was launched in March 2016. The launch of the iPhone SE was in Silver, Space Grey, Gold, or Rose Gold.

Cost of the iPhone SE

The iPhone SE 16 and 64 Gigabyte retailed for $399 and $499, off-contract, respectively.

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iPhone SE – Technical Specifications

According to Apple the iPhone SE spec is as follows:

Finish: Silver, Gold, Space Gray, Rose Gold
Capacity: 16GB, 64GB
Weight and Dimensions: 4.87 inches (123.8 mm) x 2.31 inches (58.6 mm) x 0.30 inch (7.6 mm); Weight: 3.99 ounces (113 grams)
Display: 4‑inch (diagonal) LED‑backlit widescreen Multi‑Touch display; 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; Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously
Chip: A9 chip with 64‑bit architecture; Embedded M9 motion coprocessor
iSight Camera: 12‑megapixel iSight camera with 1.22µm pixel size; Live Photos; Autofocus with Focus Pixels; True Tone flash; Panorama (up to 63 megapixels); Auto HDR for photos; Exposure control; Burst mode; Timer mode; ƒ/2.2 aperture; Five‑element lens; Hybrid IR filter; Backside illumination sensor; Sapphire crystal lens cover; Auto image stabilization; Improved local tone mapping; Improved noise reduction; Face detection; Photo geotagging
Video Recording: 4K video recording (3840 by 2160) at 30 fps; 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps; 720p HD video recording at 30 fps; True Tone flash; Slo‑mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps and 720p at 240 fps; Time‑lapse video with stabilization; Cinematic video stabilization (1080p and 720p); Continuous autofocus video; Improved noise reduction; Take 8-megapixel still photos while recording 4K video; Playback zoom; 3x zoom; Face detection; Video geotagging
FaceTime HD Camera: 1.2‑megapixel photos; 720p HD video recording; Retina Flash; ƒ/2.4 aperture; Auto HDR for photos; Backside illumination sensor; Exposure control; Improved local tone mapping; Face detection; Timer mode; Burst mode
Touch ID: Fingerprint sensor built into the Home button

This technical spec is quoted from Apple Support.