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iPhone 5c Cracked Screen Repair in 3 minutes

August 13, 2019

All right, today I’m going to show you how
to replace the iPhone 5c screen in three minutes. First of all, just take out the bottom screws.
These are the same size screws as all the other iPhones, so any of those Pentalobe screwdrivers
will work. There’s two screws right next to the charging ports. Take those out. The
second step is a little bit harder. You need a suction cup and a plastic pry tool, so lift
up with a suction cup and just kind of twist your pry tool in there to lift up the screen
out of the bottom latches. Once it’s lifted up gently pry the screen away from the body
and the other latches along the side of the screen will pull up as well. Be very careful
with the screen, especially if it’s broken or cracked. Next there’s four screws along
this plate. There are three different sizes so make sure when you take the screws out
you’re going to remember where they go when you have to reassemble the phone later. Once
this metal plate is off, there are four metal latches that you have to lift up. They’re
kind of like Legos. So just kind of pry up and unsnap them one by one. Technically you
don’t have to do the one on the bottom left, that’s the one that’s attached to the
battery. I got a little carried away and decided to do it anyway. Anyway, once the three important
ones are unlatched your screen is off. Now, depending on where you get your screen you
might have a few more steps. You might have to take the home button and replace it, and
replace this back panel as well. But all you have to have to do is loosen up those screws
and transfer it right over to the new screen. Once you’ve done that, you can take the
latches, the little ribbing cables, and snap them into place just like Legos. Be very very
gentle with these because if you rip them, you will have problems. One of them does go
over to the earpiece so you might need to swap that over as well just depending on where
you get your screen. Amazon usually has the cheapest screens so I will list them in the
video description below as soon as they become available. Take your four screws that you
kept organized earlier, and pop them into place. Screwing them in. This is just your
regular Phillips screwdriver. And then make sure the top is aligned and snap the screen
gently into place. There will be a series of satisfying clicks as you press the phone
back together again. And as you see the phone is completely back together, and it looks
exactly like new. There is no raise in the screen, it is all flush just like it was before.
Don’t forget to put your bottom two screws back in and you are set. If you have any questions,
make sure to leave them in the comments below. Don’t forget to like if this video helped
you and don’t forget to subscribe. Thanks for watching.

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  • Reply AllsketchScout November 11, 2015 at 12:39 am

    I keep trying to unscrew the screws on the metal plate and only one gets off. why?

  • Reply Erin Mullahey November 12, 2015 at 2:00 am

    so i dropped my phone on the sidewalk and it's very cracked. the bottom left (sort of to the left of the home button) is a different color. The screen (my cracked one) is not responding to my touch and when it does, it is very glitchy. If i replace the screen, will this go away?? please respond i need to know asap

  • Reply Curlyheaded.Jaaay November 14, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    Okay.. My dad stepped on my phone. and it isn't cracked bad it just show the black screen I could still hear it vibrate , and i messed around and pushed down on something and music started playing until my phone died. So it still works .. i just want to no would this help out instead of buying a new screen.?

  • Reply AllsketchScout November 16, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    did you use the same screwdriver for the 4 screws on the metal plate inside?

  • Reply birdandthe December 16, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    i thought there was a repair ?

  • Reply Joe the Modifier December 29, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    When I watched this video it all seemed pretty simple. There is a huge piece missing from it though. He mentioned you "Might have a few more steps". Those steps involve replacing the camera, earpiece, and other little bits. Watch the other "Nothing left out" video and you will see what I mean. Those steps convinced me on not attempting this myself and just paying the $125 for a pro to do it. Unless you get a screen replacement with those parts, this video will help. Otherwise I suggest watching the other video to see the entire procedure. I guess you can repair anything in 3 minutes if you leave out steps.

  • Reply Lucky January 2, 2016 at 2:09 am

    i have a cracked screen… i need the "lcd/digitlizer" or can i just buya new screen?

  • Reply TreyB January 6, 2016 at 11:14 am

    the link of the lcd screen you have. does It come with the metal strip on the side??? if u know what I mean

  • Reply Robert Graham January 14, 2016 at 12:19 am

    Awesome. Did mine in the 3 minutes. Bought the fully assembled screen for about $60.

  • Reply Carter Turner January 18, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    This helped a lot thank you!!!

  • Reply Juan De Jesus February 2, 2016 at 1:20 am

    ty so much, it took me about 10 minutes but it works perfectly now. I even wanted to be different so i bought a white screen lol. Now I have the only 5c with a white screen

  • Reply Marvelous Marv February 2, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    Thanks for the video. This is my second time fixing my daughters phone and I needed a refresher.

  • Reply Robert Graham February 13, 2016 at 4:08 am

    Mine was the whole assembly. Did not need the hairdryer.

  • Reply crystal creekmore February 24, 2016 at 2:37 am

    Where do i get the screwdriver?

  • Reply Jasmine leith February 29, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Do we need a new Digitizer as the kit I got only had the screen and not the metal panel… Is there a way to just remove the shattered glass and put the new screen on?

  • Reply o snap ! March 3, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    my phone dropped face down the frst time it ever cracked and it was actually really bad. its all over the screen :/ but if we used the suction cup wouldnt it like take apart the glass instead of ctually pulling the top of the phone out?

  • Reply David Hawk March 7, 2016 at 4:38 am

    Ok, I ordered the parts and tool kit from Amazon and they said 1 to 5 days shipping. Can't wait ti change my batter and fix my wifes screen display. I'll report back how it went. Since my hands shake due to battlefield injury, I'm considering building a table mount to hold the phone securely, and the screen at a 90 degree angle. If it works outs, I'll post pictures so anyone else can make their own.

  • Reply Gary Nugent March 16, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    thanks. great video really easy to follow.
    to think people pay up to £100 for this to be done for them

  • Reply Wilson Leone April 2, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    i changed the screen of my iphone 5c but the top right corner wont shut ..

  • Reply IsabelleCajan April 11, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    BTW WHEN YOU DO THIS AT HOME! TAKE THE BATTERY PLUG OUT! IF YOU DONT! YOUR PHONE WILL SHORT OUT! I just went to a profesinal place and I got a Do it yourself kit and the guy there said to take out your battery or else it will short out. Well the plug to the battery

  • Reply Amerria Causey April 17, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    Do I need to buy the screen with the camera speaker and home button? When I take off the screen what all will come off

  • Reply Alec Royer April 25, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    my phone has a display problem. When i turn it on its just lines of colour and sometimes nothing. what should i do?

  • Reply Kassispotato May 12, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    Will this reset my phone

  • Reply Austin Juno May 20, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    Would this also be the same for a Iphone 5s?

  • Reply Elliot M May 26, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    Thanks very much for this. I'm having trouble getting the latches to clip back in. Any tips?

  • Reply Louis Tyson May 27, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    easy enough…

  • Reply Alex Moncada May 29, 2016 at 11:55 pm

    Awesome, thanks!

  • Reply superior furry soph June 6, 2016 at 12:38 am

    rip my moms phone  2014-2016

  • Reply Elysha Place June 8, 2016 at 12:15 am

    My touch screen glitches/isn't always responsive, how would I fix that?

  • Reply iknowthetruth4eve r June 11, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    45 dollar hairs plus home button.

  • Reply Matthew Higgins June 15, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    Does anyone know what each of the individual ribbons attached to the screens specific jobs are?

  • Reply Alicia Rene June 20, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    Thank you so much for so much for showing me how to do this !!!!!!!! It took me more like 30 minutes but I did it and I am so proud … Thank YOU so much !!!

  • Reply Mario Gorgees June 21, 2016 at 2:33 am

    For the part at 1:20, all replacement screen parts will require that you remove the home button just so that you can transfer it over to the new part. The LCD Digitizer (back panel) will only need replacement if you damage the black backing on it as that will cause the screen to "touch itself" pressing on things that you did not.

  • Reply A B June 21, 2016 at 8:03 am

    I just dropped my phone and landed on the upper right side of the screen. This video makes me feel better knowing I can get it fixed tomorrow. Thanks!

  • Reply Jason Saltsman June 21, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    Excellent video. 3 minutes is about right. Easiest screen replacement I have done yet.

  • Reply Gabrielle Jankowski June 24, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    hi there! If the screen is terribly cracked, but everything is working…do I need the ear piece too?

  • Reply Seexir June 26, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    Nice and quick viewing thanks

  • Reply js1600 July 5, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    Awesome. It took me a bit longer than 3 minutes, But I followed you video and now I have my phone back.

  • Reply agzenay playz July 6, 2016 at 9:31 am

    did you git a new screen?

  • Reply Mirov July 9, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    Like+ for your coo video. best price. You can find more inexpensive iPhone here

  • Reply Ellis Mattison July 10, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    where do i order a screen so i don't need to switch everything over. I didn't see it in your description.

  • Reply Wandering Huntress July 16, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    Do we have to pry up the Lego thing to fix the screen?

  • Reply BS July 25, 2016 at 11:29 am

    My screen stopped working. It started by getting a white line down it. Which then faded into a full white screen. But I tried to force reboot my phone and now the screen does not work. But I plug it in to charge it and it vibrates every 5-10 seconds. What should I do. And how do I know what's broken. Is it the battery or the LCD or charging port. Please help.

  • Reply evelyn de asis August 8, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    is possible to use the screen if iphone5 to iphone5c?

  • Reply saron bennett August 8, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    If the phone screen isnt responsive at all but it only has one crack is the digitizer broken?

  • Reply Gerog September 5, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    Wow amazing repair video. Thank you Jerry. But i decided to buy new one here

  • Reply Stabmaster Arson September 26, 2016 at 1:08 am

    Used a 4S for a couple of years no issue. The 5S glass is like candy… pc of crap. Great job, Apple. Didn't drop the phone either, and have a case. Simply sat on it like I did w/ the 4S. JUNK glass.

  • Reply Lee Moseley October 2, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    Not really feasible time… 30 minutes+ if not experienced or got wrong replacement and need to transfer parts. Too fast, not enough detail. And with small screws of different sizes, please show which size goes back where (things get dropped, moved, etc.)

  • Reply Suck Your Mum October 18, 2016 at 11:55 pm

    my phone is cracked and when you tap somewhere, sometimes it thinks that ur tapping somewhere else would a new screen fix this problem? or would I have to get a new phone

  • Reply vGodlike October 26, 2016 at 6:26 am

    watching this on my terribly cracked screen :((

  • Reply shdutchess3 October 26, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    awesome thank you

  • Reply paige rain October 27, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    iv'e one of the 4 screws out can't seem to get the rest out.

  • Reply Kristin McIntyre October 28, 2016 at 12:25 am

    Are there any differences for a 5s?

  • Reply Flodsen November 2, 2016 at 9:50 am


  • Reply rapter1145 November 20, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    Thanks for the video. I was able to replace the screen with no issues!

  • Reply Felipe Centeno November 21, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    I found this for 19$ from a generic brand, would this be good? here is the link:

  • Reply Johnathan Wuethrich December 2, 2016 at 11:23 am

    screw at top right of metal plate on screen is worth noting…can kinda hide

  • Reply DanielTheAppleGuy December 4, 2016 at 3:27 am

    If you're having trouble following some of the steps on this video there's a very in depth iPhone 5c screen replacement video on my channel.

  • Reply Church of Guestmob December 12, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    Hi the amazon  link  has stoped working for meHome button Ribbon Cable on Amazon:

  • Reply Abe Numerick January 7, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    A series of satisfying clicks…..same

  • Reply COOLINGEN J590 January 16, 2017 at 5:17 am

    Hey DuDe My IPhone 5c is Broken IF i can sens IT to you and fix IT whats you pbox

  • Reply TheSwagGuy5000 February 15, 2017 at 10:58 am

    Omg 0:11 the phone shows the apple logo while he's taking it apart xdd

  • Reply Daffy's Vlogs February 17, 2017 at 2:50 am

    When you do this does it restart the phone?

  • Reply John Mitchell February 18, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    Your fucking trash! You didn't even talk about the back plate!

  • Reply Caitlyn Gilbert March 10, 2017 at 12:08 am

    Wow worked great.. except the part that I totally screwed up and broke the LCD, guess I'm just going to get a new phone and go to the Apple repair people next time!

  • Reply General Grevious April 4, 2017 at 12:47 am

    My phone displays absolutely nothing but the screen itself is not cracked. It is completely unresponsive but I know it works because I plugged it into a monitor and therefore I assume that I see it works. Would replacing the screen solve my problem or is there another problem.

  • Reply Josephine Chrestman April 9, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    Thank you! It's very simply put so even I can follow you.

  • Reply 陳加奇 May 1, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    is iphon 5c and 5s screen can shared?

  • Reply Peter Nicholls May 21, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    Easy to follow instructions. Definitely one of the best instruction videos. Thank you!

  • Reply Parody Man May 27, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    One of the pentalobe screws in the bottom of my 5c is stuck, no matter how much I turn it, it won't come out. Any suggestions?

  • Reply Brock Ogilvie June 4, 2017 at 9:46 am


  • Reply Jake Marler September 13, 2017 at 1:11 am

    Misinformation. Left out a vital step. ALWAYS turn the phone off and unplug the battery cables first to avoid shorting the motherboard.

  • Reply Lacey Briseno September 26, 2017 at 2:30 am

    what part of the screen is that

  • Reply Baconface McGee September 29, 2017 at 4:48 am

    I was a freshman in high school when this phone was released.

  • Reply gigi gigi October 6, 2017 at 6:43 am

    The best vid ever… Thanks.. Saved me a bunch.

  • Reply Jw Outburst October 7, 2017 at 11:45 am

    The touch screen doesn’t work now

  • Reply Exdawarp Gaming October 9, 2017 at 3:38 am

    lol yes u r

  • Reply Jo Eggas October 23, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    Thanks. Helped a lot

  • Reply mall cop October 25, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    3 mins if you fix them every day but not if you new at it not happan

  • Reply Hiimbutter November 14, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    Is there a chance that this will break my iPhone?

  • Reply Macaroon Miki November 15, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    I might ask my dad for it because my phone has a HOLE

  • Reply ev3 November 24, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    This isn’t a real jerry rig video it’s soo lazy

  • Reply didyouhear111 January 6, 2018 at 1:49 am

    Worked great. The benefit of having an older iphone is that an Iphone 5C screen replacement with full kit costs 20 bucks.

  • Reply Spectacle S9 February 13, 2018 at 10:48 pm

    Does it matter what type of home button you have

  • Reply Karen Forsythe February 24, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    Super easy! People shouldn't be afraid to fix phones themselves instead of investing in new ones. Thanks for the great video.

  • Reply Unspoken Sniper March 29, 2018 at 8:24 am

    And lcd?

  • Reply Don Dan April 24, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    I'm going to attempt this tomorrow with a stop watch next to me. Last time I did one of those 3 years ago it took me 30 min, it' was for my 3rd client

  • Reply Michael Reed May 16, 2018 at 3:36 pm

    I left the phone on while replacing screen. Have I ruined the phone?

  • Reply Sam Tait July 25, 2018 at 10:40 am

    Bought one off eBay for £24 to fix up and either use as a back up or sell although I can’t imagine many people want a 5c in 2018

  • Reply alexander perry September 16, 2018 at 1:56 am

    Hells yus. Thank you for this video!! I’m waiting on a new phone to be shipped this week, and already sold my last. I picked up my mom in laws very busted iPhone 5c, purchased a 25 dollar kit from amazon and replaced the screen thanks to your video. You rock! Thanks so much

  • Reply Bryan Villagrana October 22, 2018 at 6:10 pm

    when i got my phone it does random things on it's own bit the little wire (lego bits idk) don't have a cover for it and i can't buy one , so everytime if i drop my phone and those bits detach i have to reattach em and sometimes the touchscreen won't work and when i get ot to work certain parts of the screen don't want to respond and i find this very frustrating, my brother gave me tus phone for $40 and he made it get a long crack in the corner and now the screen has a hoe where the front camera is. Today the front camera won't work even when it had the piece of screen not on it, it won't load, so i don't know what to do and i'm considering getting my money back and getting a new phone

  • Reply Ilaria Rossi December 7, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    I haven't used your link cause it seems a US shop and probably I'll end up spending more than buying it in Europe,
    I found cheap screens on Amazon without the button and the camera…
    can I easily use the old button and the old camera?
    However, I'm not sure how to do it and most important I'm not sure whether the camera is damaged or not (and should/shouldn't be replaced).
    Thank you in advance for your answer.

  • Reply Chandler Stephens January 14, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    Hey Jerry,

    The link for the replacement screens broke. Do you still have a link or know where to get the screen?
    Thanks in advance! love the videos!

  • Reply Jerky YT January 16, 2019 at 12:08 am

    I got a iPhone 5c for 5 bucks and another 5c for free, so I put the other screen on the other 5c and it worked, so I got a 5c for 5 bucks 🙂

  • Reply Daniele G February 10, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    excellent tutorial, thanks!

  • Reply PawPaw6 February 25, 2019 at 11:26 am

    I love this phone

  • Reply Teddi R March 6, 2019 at 11:30 pm

    Thank you so much. This made it so easy to change out the screen.

  • Reply Daniel Erich Fischer March 9, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    So …. anyone from 2019😄

  • Reply Astro Nut March 15, 2019 at 11:18 am

    PLEASE HELP! I recently purchased a screen replacement for my 5c(only LCD included), I followed all the steps YouTube had to offer but white lines appear and gets more promenant when I plug the charger in, also the screen display is on the right side of the screen and the touch screen response hardly works, if you know what is going please comment away, maybe the seller scammed me or I did a crappy job replacing it.

  • Reply Radek Willow May 23, 2019 at 1:26 pm

    Video totally different then nowdays. Comment section even more different xD

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