We've all experienced those three seconds of dread as you bend down to pick up your dropped iPhone — the sinking feeling of regret and loss when you see that spidery crack across your once unblemished screen.
It’s heartbreaking, tragic and it can happen to anyone. And if you don’t have AppleCare+ or another warranty to fix the damage, you may end up with some bandaged fingers or the need to buy a new cell phone. But complicated as it seems, it's possible to fix a cracked iPhone display. If you don’t want to bite the bullet and get a new phone, or take it to a repair shop, you can fix it yourself at home with just a few tools and a lot of patience.
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Now, before you jump into this project, remember that it's a challenging, do-it-yourself fix, which doesn’t guarantee results. It’s easy to rip a ribbon cable or otherwise damage the internal components of your phone. You can also cut your finger on a cracked display or otherwise injure yourself while trying to fix your phone.
If you're feeling hesitant, a repair shop may be the way to go. However, if you’re confident in your abilities working with small parts and complicated electronics, there’s no reason you shouldn’t tackle this project yourself. Use the video below to see all the parts of the device in detail, and then follow our instructions for step-by-step help.