How to Open/Take Apart/Disassemble iPhone XS Max in 11 Steps

From September 21st, people received the latest iPhone XS Max they pre-ordered online. As the most expensive iPhone, do you know about it? Maybe you know the specs of the device, but do you know its internal structure? Let’s take a look at iPhone XS Max internal structure today through teardown. You can also learn how to replace the iPhone XS Max’s screen, battery, charging port, cameras, and other small parts.

Tools Needed:

  • Hot Air Gun
  • Pry Bar
  • Screwdriver
  • Tweezers
  • Suction Cup

Step 1. Turn off the device and take out the Sim Card Tray through ejection tool.

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Turn off the iPhone Xs Max

Step 2. Remove 2 screws on the bottom of the device with the screwdriver.

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Remove 2 screws on the bottom of iPhone Xs Max

3. Open the device.

Gap the device with a suction cup then inserts the pry tool. Slide the pry tool around the device to open the phone.

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Gap the iPhone Xs Max with suction cup then insert a pry tool

To protect the LCD screen flex cable, open the device from the left side.

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Open the iPhone XS Max LCD screen through left side

4. Remove the iPhone XS Max screen

Remove 7 screws with the Y000 screwdriver then take out the retaining board with tweezers.

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Remove 7 screws on the retaining board

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Take out the retaining board with tweezers

Disconnect the battery connector.

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Release the battery connector

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Take out the bracket with tweezers

Disconnect the screen flex cable and sensor cable.

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Release iPhone XS Max screen and sensor flex cables

Now the screen is removed.

5. Remove the ear speaker and sensor flex cable.

Remove 3 screws on the ear speaker with a screwdriver then we can remove the ear speaker and sensor flex cable.

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Remove 3 screws on the ear speaker

6. Remove iPhone XS Max battery

Pull out 4 battery glue with the tweezers, one in the top of the battery and 3 in the bottom of the battery.

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Pull out battery glue with tweezers

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iPhone Xs Max battery

The iPhone XS Max battery capacity is 3174 mAh.

7. Remove rear facing cameras

Remove 2 screws on the rear camera retaining board with a screwdriver then take out the plate with tweezers.

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Remove 2 screws on the rear cameras

Take out the rear camera retaining board with tweezers

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Take out the retaining board with tweezers

Release the rear dual-camera connectors then take out the camera.

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Release the rear camera conncetors with a pry tool

8. Remove the Loud Speaker

Remove 6 screws on the loud speaker retaining board and take it out with the tweezers.

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Remove 5 screws on the loud speaker retaining board

Remove the screw between the TAPTIC ENGINE and the loud speaker with a screwdriver then remove the plate with the tweezers. Release the TAPTIC ENGINE connector with a pry tool.

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Remove the screw between the taptic engine and loud speaker, remove the retaining plate

Remove 3 screws on the loud speaker with a screwdriver then it can be removed.

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Remove 3 screws on the loud speaker
Remove 3 screws on the loud speaker

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Take out the loud speaker
Take out the loud speaker

9. Remove the TAPTIC ENGINE

Remove 2 screws on the left of the TAPTIC ENGINE then you can take it out.

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Remove 2 screws on the left of the taptic engine
Remove 2 screws on the left of the taptic engine

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Take out the taptic engine
Take out the taptic engine

10. Remove the motherboard

Remove 4 screws on the motherboard.

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Remove 4 screws on the motherboard
Remove 4 screws on the motherboard

Release all connectors on the motherboard.

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Release all conncetors on the motherboard (2)
Release all conncetors on the motherboard

Take out the motherboard easily.

11. Remove the charging port and microphone.

Undo screws on the charging port flex cable with the screwdriver.

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Undo screws on the charging port flex cable
Undo screws on the charging port flex cable

Remove the microphone retaining plastic.

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Take out the microphone retaining plastic
Take out the microphone retaining plastic

Take out the charging port and microphone.

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Remove the charging port
Remove the charging port

For more information on the process of iPhone XS Max disassembly, please watch the video below.

For iPhone XS Max repair parts, please visit here: iPhone XS Max Spare Parts Replacement.

Any questions for iPhone XS Max teardown, welcome to comment below.

All pics are from YouTube: JerryRigEverything