Hi, I’m Christopher from iDoc, and today I’m going to show you how to replace your iPhone’s earpiece on your own. Plan on taking about half an hour for the repair. It’s a little tricky because the display’s really glued on. You’ll need the following tools: a pentalobe screwdriver, a Phillips screwdriver, a tri-point screwdriver, a suction cup, a pick, a pair of tweezers, a steel laboratory spatula and a spudger. You also need a heat gun because the display’s really glued on. I also recommend using our magnetic pad so you can keep your screws organized during the repair. You can find these tools in our online shop. If you get stuck anywhere during the repair, use the photo guide. If you have any questions, post them in the comments section. Have fun repairing your device. Before I start the repair, I’m going to turn off the device so I don’t cause any short circuits. Before I can open the device, I have to remove the two pentalobe screws to the left and right of the charging port. Once I’ve removed the enclosure screws, I open the display. Don’t forget that the display’s glued on all around the edges because of the dust and water resistance. Remember that the connection cables are here on the side and could get damaged when you open the phone, so be careful there. The display’s also hooked on at the top, so it doesn’t open this way like the old iPhones. Instead, fold it out this way. But first you have to push it away, or unlock it and then fold it over. Now I start heating the device to soften the glue. I’m using a heat gun, but an ordinary hairdryer is good enough to heat the device. Once I’ve heated the device, I stick on my suction cup just above the Home button and pull on it. At the same time, I insert my pick at the lower edge of the screen to get it between the enclosure and display. As soon as I get it in, I move the pick around the entire enclosure. You can hear the glue coming unstuck. Like I said, be careful with the pick at this spot where I am. Don’t stick it in too far because that could damage the connection cables. Now I move the pick along the other side. After that, I try to push the display to the right. I use the pick again to detach the glue from this edge. It’s harder than it was with the older iPhones because Apple wanted it to be sealed even better. So now I can open the display, of course being careful not to damage anything. The glue’s still really stuck to the display. Now I can set down the display on the edge of the enclosure to avoid damaging the connection cables. I forgot to take off the suction cup, so I tilt the display up again, take off the suction cup and set it aside. Of course, I still have to be careful not to stretch the connection cables too much or tear them. Now I want to disconnect the battery. But first I have to remove the cover with the four tri-point screws to expose the battery contact. I disconnect the battery first to make sure I don’t cause any damage with short circuits during the repair. Now I can remove the plate holding the battery contact and connections for the display in place. It may be glued on a little. Using the spudger, I carefully disconnect the contact. I insert the spudger below the contact and lift it. Then I carefully disconnect the contacts for the display using the spudger. I start with the contact for the touchscreen and display. Then I disconnect the contact for the Home button and fingerprint sensor. Now I want to disconnect the contact for the front camera and earpiece. Once again, there are two Phillips screws and a plate holding it in place. Now I remove the plate. Then I carefully disconnect the contact using the spudger. Now I can remove the entire display. Now I want to remove the earpiece, but there are five screws and a cover plate holding it in place. I have to remove them first. The screws have different lengths. Make sure you don’t mix them up. Now I can remove the plate. Don’t forget: The front camera’s right under the plate, so you can remove it at the same time. To remove the earpiece, I have to move the front camera to one side and then take out the earpiece. Next, I put in the earpiece. It has four gold spring contacts and the guide for the sound that comes through this hole in the display, so I move the camera to the side and put in the earpiece. Then I put the front camera in its frame and hold onto everything so I can put on the cover plate afterwards. Once it’s in position, I use a screw to fasten everything. Once again, it’s important not to mix up any of the screws for the earpiece or front camera or tighten them too much because that could damage the finish on the front of the display. Now I want to connect the display. I start with the contact for the earpiece and front camera. This bent cable is a little tricky so I put the display on the upper edge, hold the contact with my finger and thumb, and press it carefully onto the board. Then I can put the display back in its original position to one side of the device. I want to secure the contact for the earpiece and front camera again using the plate. This foam block makes things a little more difficult because it pushes up the plate. That’s why I’m holding the plate in place while I fasten the first screw. I keep holding down the plate for the second screw because it sticks up a little. Next, I connect the contacts for the display, starting with the contact for the Home button and fingerprint sensor. You should be able to hear it click softly into place. Then I do the contact for the touchscreen and display. Now that all the contacts are connected, I can also connect the battery. All I’m missing is the plate to secure the contacts, and the four tri-point screws. Now I can attach the display again. Don’t forget that you have to attach the two hooks on the side before you can close the device. So first lower the display, then hook it on up here, then put on the whole display so it clicks into place. To finish the repair, I just have to fasten the two pentalobe screws to the left and right of the charging port. Now you’ve repaired your iPhone, and I hope you had fun. But if you do get stuck somewhere, contact me at idoc.eu or use the comment function. I’d be happy to help you. Our how-to videos show tips and tricks for your iPhone, as well as solutions to many problems. Take a look at the videos or visit us on Facebook. Subscribe to our channel to make sure you don’t miss any new videos. See you next time.