Accidentally dropped your iPhone? If you've ever smashed your expensive Apple smartphone you know how much of a pain it can be.
Apple's screens have a tendency to shatter when they land on their edge because of the way the screen sticks out from the bevel.
On top of that, getting your broken screen fixed can be a huge expense. If you don't have Apple Care or insurance, you're going to pay the entire cost out of your own pocket. That's because accidental damage isn't covered by the standard warranty.
That's why I asked one my staff put together a simple, step-by-step video showing you how to replace your iPhone 5, iPhone 5C or iPhone 5S screen.
Why would you want to do it yourself?
- You can save a lot of money.
- It's a lot easier than you might think it is - like putting together LEGO.
- You'll feel a sense of accomplishment - and learn a lot about how your phone is put together.
Why don't you want to do it?
- If your phone is still under warranty, opening the case voids the warranty.
- You repair at your own risk! There are some delicate parts that can be lost or broken.
- If you have an upgrade available, you can just get a brand new phone.
If you are due for an upgrade, click here to see my handy buying guide to find out which new phone is right for you.
Here's the parts supplier Matt used to replace this iPhone screen: click here to visit iFixit.com.