Technical aspects you should check before replacing the screen of your iPhone 5S 11/27/14

Owning a premium gadget such as the iPhone 5S has its ups and downs. Without a doubt, you can enjoy a premium user experience and explore all the possibilities offered by a visionary tech company. However, you will encounter several technical problems along the way, one of the most common ones being the fragility of its screen. The fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating is not as indestructible as it seems and a huge percentage of iPhone users have to replace it in a matter of months. The existence of specialized iPhone components stores is a reason to be optimistic, because you will not be charged the huge fees in official repair shops and you can even change the screen yourself without damaging it. You only need a couple of tools, dexterity and a tutorial and fortunately enough two of them are available online. You can purchase a toolkit from or any other specialized shop and it will be delivered at your doorstep. However, before heading to the nearest store or taking out your toolkit, you should make sure you understand several technical aspects.

However, before heading to the nearest store or taking out your toolkit, you should make sure you understand several technical aspects.

The first and most important one is the quality of the screen you buy. Opening up your smartphone already voids the warranty, so be careful not to replace the original screen with a low quality or incompatible one, because you will have to pay even more for the full repair. Purchase the iPhone 5S skærm from a reliable store such as, which only sells original-quality merchandise. In addition, double-check compatibility. Things can be a bit confusing between the iPhone 5, 5S and 5C, because their screens have the same size and they look almost identical, but they come from three different generations and the subtle differences in hardware mean that some components aren’t interchangeable. For example, although the iPhone 5S and 5C have the same LCD connector, they use different digitizer cables. There are also small differences in weight and you can’t use the same glass assembly on all three models. If you’re not sure if a screen assembly is compatible with your device, ask the website support team for help.

Secondly, if you want to replace the screen yourself, invest in a professional toolkit and don’t resort to the screwdrivers you have around the house. You can find affordable kits online and you can even take advantage of special offers and purchase the tools together with the screen assembly. Before starting, watch some video tutorials, as this will make you feel more confident and give you an idea as to what you might find underneath the cover of an iPhone 5S. When you replace the screen, make sure you don’t apply too much pressure, especially on the cables, which are particularly sensitive. Use a light hand and take your time. Place all the screws in a small box, because they are small and easy to lose. Last, but not least, make a proper check after replacing the screen. If you notice a negative change in quality, it can be either because you did not connect a cable properly (i.e. the screen goes white) or because the screen assembly was already damaged. Generally, the components bought from a trusted provider are high quality ones, so they might be damaged during the replacement process.