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Disassembly of the mobile device Apple iPhone XR (Apple iPhone XR A1984, A2105, A2106, A2108) with each step description and the required set of tools.


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Step 1. Remove the tray

Use the ejection tool (aka Needle) or Paperclip. Push the tip all the way into the hole until the tray ejects, and then pull the SIM card tray out.

⚠ī¸ī¸ Pay attention! The tool must be inserted into a hole on the edge of the phone's housing. Do not press too hard. It may break the tray eject mechanism.


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Step 2. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (precision star-shaped 0.8 mm aka Pentalobe), unscrew/drive 2 screws out at the end of the phone.


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Step 3. Open the display module

⚠ī¸ī¸ Pay attention! Disassembly has a maximum 3rd difficulty because the process begins with the disassembly of the display module. If you have no experience or are not sure of your skills, we strongly recommend that you contact a specialized service center.

It will simplify the process. You can use a home hairdryer, but you will have to make a nozzle by hand or have a suitable one in the kit to gently heat and concentrate the heat flow in the right place.

ℹī¸ī¸ The surface of the display module must be heated to soften the adhesive underneath. The approximate heating temperature is 50° C / 125° F.

Use a thin plastic film or pick for separation. To facilitate the process, you can use isopropyl alcohol. It is often most difficult to pass the tool between the parts to be divided. Choose the far edge from the FFC cables or buttons.

Do not use a lever or any force for separation that could damage the elements inside.

The process can be seen in our video as well as in detail, at the end of the instructions.


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Step 4. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (Tri-Point Y000), unscrew two screws and remove the bracket holding the connectors.


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Step 5. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (Tri-Point Y000), unscrew three screws, and remove the bracket holding the connectors.


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Step 6. Disconnect the connectors

Pry up the connectors and remove the display module.


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Step 7. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (Tri-Point Y000), unscrew three screws, and remove the bracket holding the connectors.


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Step 8. Remove the battery

Disconnect the battery connector as soon as possible. It is better to use a non-metal or plastic tool to avoid any damage.

ℹī¸ī¸ The Apple iPhone XR A1984, A2105, A2106, A2108 model has a battery with 2942 mAh capacity (aka rechargeable battery).

⚠ī¸ī¸ It is highly recommended to disconnect the connector to avoid possible short circuits during disassembly.

Also, try not to use a metal tool to disconnect the rechargeable battery connector or do it carefully.

Remove the battery. The battery is glued with adhesive tape. These tapes have tags to pull the adhesive out. Sometimes the tags may tear off so we have to spray some isopropyl alcohol and use plastic tools or films to remove the battery.

Under the battery is located wireless charging receiver. We should be careful removing the battery to avoid any damage .


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Step 9. Remove the front camera

Disconnect the connectors and remove the two front (selfie) cameras assembly.


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Step 10. Disconnect the connector

Disconnect one connector on the motherboard.


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Step 11. Remove the rear camera

Using a screwdriver (Phillips PH000 1.5 mm), and a screwdriver (Phillips (Barrel) 2.5 mm for hollow screws), unscrew 2 screws. After, we remove the bracket and rear camera.


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Step 12. Unscrew one screw

Using a screwdriver (Phillips (Barrel) 2.5 mm for hollow screws), unscrew one screw, and remove the antenna.


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Step 13. Remove the card holder

Using a screwdriver (Phillips PH000 1.5 mm), and a screwdriver (Phillips (Barrel) 2.5 mm for hollow screws), unscrew three screws. After, we remove the SIM card holder.


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Step 14. Disconnect the connectors

Disconnect the connectors on the motherboard.


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Step 15. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (Phillips PH000 1.5 mm), and a screwdriver (Phillips (Barrel) 2.5 mm for hollow screws), unscrew five screws on the motherboard.


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Step 16. Remove the motherboard

Carefully remove the printed circuit board. There is no need to use a lever or try to reach the circuit board by force. Make sure that nothing is getting in the way or holding the circuit board.

⚠ī¸ī¸ Do not bend the circuit board when removing it or push tools under it. Unbeknownst to yourself, you can damage components or cables from the inside.


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Step 17. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew seven screws.


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Step 18. Remove the bracket

Pry up the connector and remove the flat bar with antennas.


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Step 19. Unscrew one screw

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew one screw, and remove the bracket holding the connector.


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Step 20. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (Phillips PH000 1.5 mm), and a screwdriver (Phillips (Barrel) 2.5 mm for hollow screws), unscrew three screws securing the loudspeaker.


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Step 21. Remove the loudspeaker

Carefully remove the loudspeaker.


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Step 22. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (Phillips PH000 1.5 mm), and a screwdriver (Phillips (Barrel) 2.5 mm for hollow screws), unscrew three screws securing the TapTic (vibration motor).


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Step 23. Remove the vibration motor

Pry up the connector and remove the TapTic engine (vibration motor).


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Step 24. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (Phillips (Barrel) 2.5 mm for hollow screws), unscrew two screws and remove the antenna.


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Step 25. Remove the charging port

Using a screwdriver (Phillips PH000 1.5 mm), and a screwdriver (Phillips (Barrel) 2.5 mm for hollow screws), unscrew three screws, remove the flat cable with microphones and lightning port (charging port).


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Step 26. Remove the inter-board cable

Remove / unstick the cable with antennas.


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Step 27. In the housing remained

The Housing / Case.

Detailed disassembly instructions of Apple iPhone XR in the video, made by our mobile repair & service center:

If you have a question, ask us, and we will try to answer in as much detail as possible. If this article was helpful for you, please rate it.


Disassembling\Repair has hard complexity and takes about 36 minutes in time. Our manual is suitable for all models Apple iPhone XR — Apple iPhone XR A1984, A2105, A2106, A2108 released for markets in different countries.



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