iPhone X Teardown

iPhone X Teardown Repair Guide

Find fully tested iPhone X repair parts here.

Recommended Tools: 

Plastic Triangle Opening Tool
Nylon Spudger
SIM Card Ejection Tool
Fine Tip Curved Tweezers
Precision Knife Set
Flathead Screwdriver
Phillips Screwdriver
Pentalobe Screwdriver
Professional Tri-Point Screwdriver

Step 1

Power down your Apple iPhone X smartphone.
 
Step 2
 
Eject the Nano-SIM Card Tray.

Step 3 (iPhone X Display Assembly)
 
Remove the bottom 3.4mm Pentalobe screws located next to the lightning connector.
 
Apply some heat and then use the precision knife to create enough space to insert a triangle opening tool.

With the opening tool slice through the adhesive and carefully decouple the iPhone X display assembly from the rear case. Now the standard, it opens to the side. 

The display assembly is still connected to the iPhone by cables, so don’t try to remove it entirely just yet.
 
Remove the following 5 Tri-Point screws securing the bracket that covers every logic board connector. These screws are different sizes, so be sure to remember where they go.
 
With the unibracket out of the way pry the battery and display cables up from the logic board and free the 5.8” all-screen OLED Super Retina HD Display from the phone.
 
Step 4 (iPhone X Upper Display Component Assembly)
 
Remove the following 3 Tri-Point screws. 

Use the spudger to help extricate the upper display component assembly. It includes the loudspeaker, microphone, ambient light sensor, flood illuminator, and proximity sensor. 

Step 5 (iPhone X Battery)
 
The iPhone X dual cell battery has 4 adhesive pull-tabs. The pull-tabs are adhered to the sides of cells, rather than folded over the top, making this step a little trickier than usual. Grab the first tab and try to keep the adhesive strip flat and wide.
 
Slowly and gently pull each strip up and away from the iPhone X. Keep pulling until they come out from between the battery and the rear case.
 
With the adhesive removed, the 2716 milliampere-hour (mAh) iPhone X battery is easily extracted.
 
Step 6 (iPhone X Dual 12 MP Rear-Facing Camera Module)
 
With the spudger in hand, detach the two 12 MP iPhone X rear-facing cameras from the logic board.
 
Remove the following 2 Phillips screws and bracket.
 
The rear cameras are additionally secured to the rear case with some foam adhesive. Use the spudger to help pry them up and out of the chassis.
 
Step 7 (iPhone X Logic Board)
 
Before digging the iPhone X logic board out of the rear case, it is necessary to dispatch of a bevy of connectors. 

Remove the following 3 Phillips screws and carefully uproot the iPhone X logic board out of the rear case.
 
Step 8 (iPhone X True Depth Front-Facing Camera Assembly)
 
The top of the phone houses the TrueDepth front-facing camera system. Easily lift it out of the rear case.
 
Step 9 (iPhone X Loudspeaker)
 
Remove the following 3 Phillips screws and 4 Tri-Point screws.
 
Detach and remove the bracket covered in spring connectors and EMI grounding fingers.
 
Remove the following Tri-Point screw and small bracket.
 
Pry out the iPhone X lower speaker enclosure.
 
Step 10 (iPhone X Taptic Engine)
 
Detach the interconnect cable.
 
Remove the standoff screw and tweeze out the barometric vent.
 
Remove the following Phillips screw and free the iPhone X Taptic Engine. This sleek engine uses haptic feedback to simulate the push of a button.
 
Step 11 (iPhone X Lightning Connector Assembly)
 
Remove the following 2 standoff screws, 2 Phillips screws, and Tri-Point screw. Be sure to remember where each screw goes.
 
The iPhone X Lightning connector assembly is moderately adhered to the rear case, but with a little help from the spudger it is readily removed. This cable assembly includes the lightning port and microphone.
 
Peel the interconnect cable up from the iPhone X rear case.
 
Step 12 (iPhone X Power Button Cable Array)
                        
Remove the following 2 Phillips screws.
 
The next component to surrender is a multi-function cable that contains the quad-LED True Tone flash and the power button.
 
Step 13 (iPhone X Volume Buttons Cable Array and Wireless Charging Coil)
 
Remove the following 7 Phillips screws.
 
With help from the tweezers and spudger we attack the wireless charging coil, and everything attached to it, including the volume buttons, ring/silent switch, and sensor bracket.
 
* To reassemble your device, follow the steps in reverse order.