How to Remove the Screws on an iPhone 4

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Dismantling a new iPhone is always an adventure. But the iPhone 4 design is slightly different than previous versions. Perhaps one of the most convenient changes to the iPhone 4's construction is the addition of removable external screws. There are only two of them, but they are both located on either side of the data port on the phone's bottom side. Removing these screws allows you easy access to the phone's internal components.

Things You'll Need

  • Precision-sized Phillips-head screwdriver
  • Hold down the "sleep" button in the upper left corner of the phone for about five seconds. A black screen will appear and prompt you to push the slider across the phone. This will shut the phone down properly.

  • Locate the two, small Phillips-head screws on either side of the data connector on the bottom side of the phone. Use a precision-sized Phillips screwdriver to remove the screws. Store the screws in a small plastic bag.

  • Lift the back panel off the casing.

Tips & Warnings

  • Dismantling the iPhone yourself may void Apple's manufacturer's warranty.

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