iPhone 5s

Apple’s iPhone 5s hit the market in September of 2013. With increased security options and upgrades such as the A7 dual-core processor and the new iOS 7 software, the iPhone 5s allowed users to accomplish daily tasks on the go. In fact, the iPhone 5s became so popular that it was the best selling mobile phone on all U.S. carriers during the month of its release. If your iPhone 5s is damaged and slowing you down, view CPR Cell Phone Repair’s do-it-yourself repair guides below. We have step-by-step instructions to solve some of the most common iPhone 5s problems. With help from the professionals, your iPhone 5s will be working as good as new before you know it!
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iPhone 5s Battery Replacement Guide

The iPhone 5s was Apple’s first smartphone with a fingerprint scanner, not to mention a top-notch 64-bit processor and improved 8 MP camera. With so many advanced features, it’s no wonder the phone’s battery life can’t always keep up. If you’re looking for solutions to your iPhone 5s battery problems, take advantage of CPR Cell Phone Repair’s step-by-step iPhone 5s Battery Replacement Guide!

iPhone 5s Battery Recall

Due to a glitch in manufacturing, several thousand iPhone 5s batteries experienced shortened battery life or longer charging periods. When Apple became aware of this issue back in 2013, they issued an iPhone 5s battery recall for all iPhone 5s devices with affected serial numbers. Owners of the affected iPhone 5s devices were contacted directly to have their device replaced.

If you feel that your iPhone 5s battery is malfunctioning but you have not received a call from Apple, contact AppleCare. AppleCare’s support can look up your device’s serial number and inform you if your unit may have been impacted by the manufacturing defect.

If your iPhone 5s is not part of the battery recall, it may simply be time for a battery replacement. Continue reading for more information on replacement options and do-it-yourself repair instructions.

iPhone 5s Battery Replacement Cost

Depending on where you take your iPhone 5s for battery replacement, costs, level of expertise, and repair times will vary. Browse several of iPhone users’ most popular repair options below.


For iPhone 5s users without a warranty or AppleCare+, iPhone battery replacement is $79. If your iPhone 5s battery holds less than 80 percent of its original capacity and you have AppleCare+, your battery replacement will be free of charge!

CPR Cell Phone Repair

CPR Cell Phone Repair is another fantastic repair option for iPhone users all around the world. CPR stores have years of experience performing battery replacements and other repairs on iPhones of all generations. Plus, with a large stock of iPhone replacement parts, CPR is able to offer same day battery replacements. iPhone 5s battery replacement costs at CPR vary by location, but most stores charge somewhere between $60 and $70. For an accurate estimate on iPhone 5s battery price, contact your local CPR store today!

iPhone 5s Battery Replacement Kit

If you choose to perform the battery replacement on your own, there are a number of sites that sell iPhone 5s battery replacement kits. In the kit, you’ll find everything from tools to replacement parts. Discover where to buy an iPhone 5s battery or iPhone battery replacement kit below:

How to Replace iPhone 5s Battery – DIY Guide

With a number of delicate display cables and small parts, replacing the battery on your iPhone 5s is moderately difficult. In order to complete the replacement, you’ll need the proper replacement parts and tools. If you’re a tech-savvy individual with patience and attention to detail, take advantage of our DIY Guide to iPhone 5s battery replacement.

iPhone 5s Battery Replacement Specs

Before you begin your repair, be sure you have the correct replacement battery. You’ll need a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that is about 1560 mAh, 3.8 V, and specifically fit for the iPhone 5s. With the proper battery installed, your iPhone 5s should provide approximately 10 hours of talk time on 3G, up to 10 hours of internet usage on Wi-Fi, and about 10 days in standby time.

Step-by-Step Guide to iPhone 5s Battery Replacement

Follow the below instructions step-by-step to ensure proper installation of your new iPhone 5s battery. Be sure you have all of the following tools and parts prior to replacement.

Tools and Parts Needed:

  • Phillips #000 Screwdriver
  • Scissors
  • Suction cup
  • Spudger
  • Plastic cards or guitar pick
  • Tweezers
  • Replacement battery
  • Replacement battery adhesive strips

Once you’ve gathered all of the required tools, carefully follow the following instructions to replace your iPhone 5s battery. Please keep in mind that if punctured or swollen, lithium-ion batteries can be very dangerous. Exercise caution when dealing with your iPhone battery.

  1. Power down your iPhone 5s.
  2. Using your Phillips #000 screwdriver, remove the pentablobe screws on either side of the charging port.
  3. Place a suction cup on the front screen just above the home button.
  4. Holding the edges of the screen, pull up gently on the suction cup.
  5. Once you see a slight gap between the screen and panels, insert a plastic spudger or opening tool into the bottom of the device near the home button.
  6. Being sure you don’t open the phone too far, use the plastic spudger to gently pry open the bottom of the front assembly from the rear casing. NOTE: Be very careful not to completely disconnect the front assembly from the rear casing. Doing so will tear the home button cables and could potentially ruin Touch ID.
  7. When you have the bottom of the front assembly lifted just slightly, look for the metal bracket that is covering the home button cable. Using tweezers, gently push up on the metal bracket and free it.
  8. With the spudger, pry the home button cable out of its socket.
  9. Now that the home button cable is free, you can lift the entire front assembly away from the back casing, and leave it hinged at a 90-degree angle.
  10. Using the screwdriver, remove the two screws that are fastening the metal battery connector bracket to the logic board.
  11. Once the screws are removed, take out the battery connector bracket.
  12. With the flat edge of the spudger, gently separate the battery connector from its socket.
  13. Keeping track of which screw was removed from which hole, remove the four screws that are securing the front assembly cable bracket to the logic board.
  14. Once the screws have been removed, extract the metal cable bracket.
  15. Using the flat edge of the spudger, detach the sensor and front facing camera cables.
  16. Using the spudger, disconnect the LCD cable.
  17. Utilizing the spudger, disconnect the digitizer cable.
  18. Now that all of the cables are disconnected, completely remove the front assembly from the rear casing.
  19. Using the spudger, release the adhesive tab between the battery and headphone jack.
  20. Pull up the battery adhesive tab and using your scissors, cut the tab between the two white strips.
  21. Steadily pull downwards on each of the strips one at a tip until they are released.
  22. Once the strips are removed, gently slide a plastic card or thin guitar pick in-between the side of the battery and the rear casing. Gently remove the battery, being careful not to puncture it. NOTE: Puncturing the battery will release harmful chemicals and potentially cause a fire.
  23. Once the battery is removed, you’ll need to prepare the new battery for placement. Be sure you have placed new adhesive strips on the replacement battery.
  24. Follow steps 1-18 in reverse order to reassemble the device. NOTE: Be sure to carefully reconnect all of the cables and place all of the screws in their proper place.

Would you rather leave your iPhone 5s battery replacement to the professionals? Visit your local CPR Cell Phone Repair for fast, affordable iPhone 5s repair service that you can depend on. You’ll receive a free estimate on your battery replacement, as well as a limited lifetime warranty on all parts and labor associated with your repair.

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Is it Time for iPhone 5S Screen Replacement?

You are in an epic battle. Bananas and apples and melons are flying. Your fingers are slicing through the virtual air like lethal weapons. You are seconds away from a new high score, solidifying your place in Fruit Ninja history. Hacha! Hi-yah! And then suddenly your iPhone 5s screen stops responding.

You think you need an iPhone 5s screen replacement. So you temporarily give up your Fruit Ninja quest and begrudgingly attempt a hard reset by pressing the home button and power. You restart your phone, begin the Fruit Ninja quest once more and BAM – the screen freezes again. You may need to check for software updates. Or perhaps backup and restore your device using iCloud or iTunes. Then again, maybe you need to fix your iPhone 5s screen.

A frozen screen is only one problem that might lead you to seek iPhone 5s screen repair. A more common reason is that you scratched or fractured the screen on accident and can’t use it properly. No matter what situation has befallen your device, you have several repair options (below). But first, let’s a take a look at how you can prevent screen damage.

Proactive Measure: The iPhone 5s Screen Protector

Do you think your iPhone 5s screen lacks durability? To avoid glass repair, you need to shield your device from the elements: temperature extremes, scratching, etc. But sometimes as careful as you are, you can’t shield it from everything – and that’s where an iPhone 5s screen protector comes in!

There are dozens of types of screen protector, from one with optimal touch sensitivity and vibrant color accents (on the home button bar) to one that acts as an extra barrier between the screen and the world. It can take scratches without worry and also be shock-resistant in accidental falls that end in crashing contact with the ground. Many Cell Phone Repair stores offer accessories like the screen protector that can keep your device more secure.

iPhone 5s Screen Replacement Cost Based on Service Options:

Apple Official Store

If your iPhone 5s screen is broken due to a hardware malfunction, Apple should replace your device. However, accidents are another matter entirely. No matter when you buy your smartphone, if you do not invest in Apple Care +, you will have to pay for any repair service through Apple. The iPhone 5s screen replacement cost is $149. That being said, some Apple stores do not have parts or are unwilling to replace the screen alone. If the store cannot replace the cracked screen, they will charge $259 for replacement of the entire unit.

Another option is mail-in service through Apple, in which case you can most likely pay the lower cost for a screen replacement, but it will take longer to get the device back into your hands.

CPR Cell Phone Repair

CPR Cell Phone Repair can handle your iPhone 5s screen repair at an affordable rate with little fuss. The knowledgeable technicians can usually finish repairs in less than 24 hours, ensuring that your smartphone is back in your hands like new. And you need not be worried about voiding an Apple warranty because CPR offers a limited lifetime warranty on all parts and labor associated with your iPhone 5s repair.

No CPR store near you? Mail your device in for the same reliable repair service at the same great cost with the same warranty.

iPhone 5s Screen Replacement Kit

The screen replacement cost will be the lowest by buying an iPhone 5s screen repair kit for a DIY repair, somewhere around $50-70. However, a repair kit simply provides the tools and parts. To use them properly requires patience, skill, and some knowledge of cellular mechanics. It’s not recommended to engage in a DIY repair (see below).

How to Replace The iPhone 5S Screen (DIY Guide)

Front assembly replacement to fix an iPhone 5s screen yourself is technical and tough. Do not attempt this if you do not feel confident, because it will void any existing warranty and could result in a further damaged smartphone.

Up to the challenge? Here’s how to replace the iPhone 5s screen:

  1. Power off your device. If the screen is frozen, power off with a hard reset – pressing both the home and power buttons.
  2. Locate the dock port and the twin screws on either side. Remove the screws with a 5 point screwdriver.
  3. Press a suction cup onto the screen just over the home button. If your screen is cracked or shattered, you may want to tape over the screen prior to suctioning.
  4. Pull up on the suction cup to displace the screen approximately one inch. There will still be an LCD touch sensor cable running between the front display and back panel.
  5. Locate the metal cover holding the LCD touch cable in place. Gently pry up and set the metal cover aside.
  6. Disconnect the touch cable.
  7. Swing the display up to a 90 degree angle with the back panel and notice where the two are still connected.
  8. Locate the metal shield covering the display cables. Remove the four screws holding it in place. Then set aside the shield and screws.
  9. Two cables are revealed beneath the metal shield. Remove each of these gently, revealing a third. Remove the third one as well.
  10. The front display should now be completely free. You may need to disconnect a few components to use in the new front display, such as: the touch ID sensor, the home button assembly, the earpiece, the front facing camera, and the heat shield. The easier way is to purchase a front display with these components already attached.
  11. Reassemble the iPhone 5s in reverse order of disassembly.

Your Fruit Ninja Days are not truly over, despite your frozen or cracked screen. You have some iPhone 5s screen repair options, which vary in cost as well as time and labor. Do your homework to decide which is best for you. A great place to start this assessment is by taking your iPhone to the nearest CPR store. The technicians there can give you an estimate on both cost and time. And if you decide to go forward with the repair, your device can be back in your hand by the end of the day. It’s fast and does not put your phone at risk. Instead, you can have the peace of mind that your smartphone will look and feel brand new, work like a charm, and have a warranty that covers parts and service for 6 months.

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The Limited Lifetime Warranty

Issues Warranty

In addition to being able to repair nearly any small electronic gadget that comes through our doors, and being able to complete most repairs in less than two hours, we also guarantee the quality of our workmanship and the quality of our parts for a full 6 months!

What does it mean for you?

If, at any time during our limited lifetime warranty period, the original repair fails because of the quality of the part we installed or the workmanship in repairing the device, we will fix it for FREE. No questions asked. Can’t beat a guarantee like that!

All CPR Stores are independently owned and operated. As such, not all stores may offer the same warranty.