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iPhone spare parts, the practical guide !

You are interested in iPhone repair and want to know more about the functioning of your mobile phone? What components are present and what are they used for? We review all the iPhone spare parts in order to know everything!

The main iPhone spare parts
The best-sellers of iPhone spare parts are without context the screen and the battery! Two components that can fail or break and instantly prevent the use of your mobile.
  • iPhone screen :

Since the iPhone 4, that is to say for more than 10 years now, the iPhone screen forms a block where the LCD is inseparable from the touch screen. Whether you have a problem with the display, the touch screen or a broken screen, you will have to replace the entire screen.  To separate them, you need an LCD separator and a UV machine to glue them back together because they are heat-bonded at the factory. So it's not for everyone. But good news, the iPhone screen is easy to change. Moreover, the iPhone opens directly from the screen after removing the 2 screws around the charging port. It can be lifted with a suction cup or opened like a book from the iPhone 7.

  • iPhone battery : 

Even if you take good care of your iPhone battery, it will inevitably lose battery life over time and through recharging. You can see its wear level in Settings  Battery status. Unless you have already replaced your iPhone battery, iOS 13 will show you "repair" "unavailable". This doesn't stop the battery from working properly, but you won't see its wear and tear. Luckily, it is also quite simple and fast to change your iPhone battery. After opening the screen and disconnecting the different layers, the battery is easily accessible. It is glued with stickers that must be replaced after change to prevent it from moving in the chassis

Other small iPhone parts

But an iPhone includes many other components that make it work. Luckily, most of these components are modular and can be replaced in case of a problem. You see, contrary to the legend, iPhone repair is quite possible and affordable .
  • Back panel / iPhone chassis :

On the iPhone, the back panel is integrated into the chassis. Only the iPhone 4 had a glass that could be changed and the method of opening the iPhone was different because of that. But since the iPhone 5, in case of a cracked or broken back panel, you have to replace the whole chassis where all components are installed. So it's a bit of a hassle but it's possible. And this is also true for the iPhone 8, X or XS which include a glass back panel. This one is so firmly stuck to the chassis that it is almost impossible to remove it properly, without twisting the chassis. This requires specific equipment and it is much better to replace the whole iPhone chassis to avoid collateral damage.

  • Charging connector / Jack / GSM antenna / MicrophoneYour iPhone :

Does not recognize the charge anymore? It is no longer detected by your computer? It is the iPhone charging connector that is at fault. It is the lightning plug where you plug your cable. If it is twisted, charging problems appear. But it can also wear out over time. Fortunately, it is possible to change this charging connector to allow the iPhone to distribute the energy received to the battery.
The iPhone jack disappears with the iPhone 7. But before that, it was integrated into the charging connector. In case of problem, you have to change the whole thing. Similarly, the iPhone GSM antenna is present on the charging connector. If you do not receive correctly and your operator is not at fault, it is also the charging connector that must be replaced. Also, the main microphone used to record your voice during calls is also located on the charging connector .

  • Rear camera / FaceTime camera :

All iPhone generations have 2 cameras: one on the back (main camera) and one on the front (for selfies). Over time, camera features have improved and the latest versions of iPhone 11 Pro even offer triple rear sensors.  Nevertheless, the failures remain the same and the 2 cameras work independently. Depending on whether you encounter malfunctions with one or the other, you can change the malfunctioning camera without worries.

  • iPhone speakers :

The iPhone has 2 speakers: one for calls and another for all other sounds. They are called respectively internal speaker (or internal earpiece) and external speaker. The first one is located at the top of the iPhone to diffuse the sound of calls as close as possible to the ear when you are on the phone. The second is located at the bottom of the iPhone to deliver all other sounds: ringtone, music, call in speaker mode, etc.. Again, they work independently of each other. You can have a problem with calls and hear your streaming videos perfectly or vice versa for example. All you have to do is change the defective speaker.

  • iPhone Buttons :

The iPhone has several buttons: power button, volume buttons, vibrate button and the home button. Since the iPhone 7, the power, volume and vibrate buttons are much more difficult to change because they are part of the chassis. For older iPhones, no particular problem even if the maneuver is quite long. For iPhones equipped with a home button, it includes Touch ID. Any change means the loss of this function. Since the iPhone X, the home button has disappeared. The iPhone buttons are useful to change only in case of loss or breakage.

  • iPhone tablecloths :

To make the link between the various elements, the iPhone includes several layers. This is for example the case of the power, volume and vibrate pad. This is what activates the buttons (which are just pieces of plastic). If a button doesn't respond anymore, it's the pad that must be replaced.

  • iPhone sensors :

The iPhone has several sensors that make its use smooth for the user. For example, it includes the proximity and brightness sensor. It is he who automatically adjusts the brightness of the screen depending on your environment (sun or dark room). The same goes for turning off the screen when you are on the phone and avoiding triggering applications by mistake.

  • Face ID and Touch ID :

Until the iPhone 8, Touch ID was present on the home button. It was necessary to recover the home button to replace it on a new screen to preserve Touch ID. Any change of the home button leads to the loss of Touch ID (security imposed by Apple). And on the iPhone 7 and 8, the change of home button also causes the loss of the Click function because the home button is no longer physical but recreated in software. But of course, if Touch ID cannot be found, Hawkwireless has found an alternative to keep the Click thanks to our universal home button .

Since the iPhone X, Face ID replaces Touch ID with the disappearance of the home button. Facial recognition is hidden with the front camera and the internal speaker. The change of one of these two components leads to the loss of Face ID in an irremediable way (always a security imposed by Apple).

  • SIM drawer, screws and holders :

    The iPhone also includes a SIM drawer to slide your Nano SIM card. Many supports and metal plates are present to maintain and protect the tablecloths and/or to make mass. Of course, there are a lot of screws that hold the different elements, knowing that Apple likes diversity at this level with pentalobe screws (proprietary format), tri-wing screws and Phillips screws.

    Now you know all the secrets of the iPhone! If you need help with troubleshooting, don't hesitate to contact our technical team. Of course, you will find all iPhone spare parts of all generations on Hawkwireless


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