Good news for the clumsy: We finished up our iPhone 7 repair manual. So, if you break your iPhone 7 and want to repair it yourself—you’re not going in blind. We’ve got step-by-step guides and videos tutorials to help you out.
After the iPhone 7 teardown, our techs quietly got to work writing repair guides. We started with iPhone 7 screen repair and battery replacement guides. Then, we slowly made our way through all the other hardware things that can go wrong with your iPhone 7—like dead charging ports, bad cameras, and permanently mashed power button.
Anyways, we have now finished guides for commonly broken components. So feel free to break your phone in creative ways. You should be covered. We’re also adding supplemental iPhone 7 repair video tutorials to our iPhone 7 guides, for those of your who like to see a repair in moving color (like the one below!).
By the way, if you’re browsing through the list of iPhone 7 repairs and noticed that the home button replacement guide is missing—do not adjust your computer monitors. This is not a glitch. The home button of the iPhone is, sadly, unreplaceable. (Womp, womp.) The original button needs to stay with the phone—or you lose both Touch ID and the click-function. If you break the button or rip the cable, you’ll have to go back to Apple for a solution.
As always, as you repair your iPhone 7—leave your tips, tricks, feedback, and suggestions in the comment section of guides. Those comments are life-savers for the DIYers who come after you. And if you see anything in the guide that can be improved, suggest an edit! The more everyone contributes their knowledge, the better these guides get.
PS: If your iPhone 7 is broken and you’re not sure what’s wrong with it, head over to our repair troubleshooting forum, Answers. Post about your problem—and let the whole repair community take a crack at solving the issue.