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In the case of a damaged or malfunctioning front camera, it is possible although difficult to replace only the front camera.

As the front camera is part of an assembly together with the infrared camera and dot projector, it is necessary to replace the front camera separately if Face ID functionality is to be retained.

Replacing the front camera alone does not affect the function of the Face ID, while Face ID will be disabled when replacing the full front camera assembly.

Before attempting the actual replacement, a new camera should be plugged in and tested in order to verify that this repair will fix the problem.

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  1. iPhone 11 Pro Front Camera Replacement Without Losing Face ID, Remove the pentalobe screws: passo 1, immagine 1 di 2 iPhone 11 Pro Front Camera Replacement Without Losing Face ID, Remove the pentalobe screws: passo 1, immagine 2 di 2
    • Before you begin, discharge your iPhone battery below 25%. A charged lithium-ion battery can catch fire and/or explode if accidentally punctured.

    • Power off your iPhone before beginning disassembly.

    • Remove the two 6.7 mm-long pentalobe screws at the bottom edge of the iPhone.

    • Opening the iPhone's display will compromise its waterproof seals. Have replacement seals ready before you proceed past this step, or take care to avoid liquid exposure if you reassemble your iPhone without replacing the seals.

  2. iPhone 11 Pro Front Camera Replacement Without Losing Face ID, Heat the lower edge of the phone: passo 2, immagine 1 di 1
    • Heating the lower edge of the iPhone helps soften the adhesive securing the display, making it easier to open.

    • Use a hairdryer or heat gun or prepare an iOpener and apply it to the lower edge of the iPhone for about a minute in order to soften up the adhesive underneath.

  3. iPhone 11 Pro Front Camera Replacement Without Losing Face ID, Apply suction cup(s): passo 3, immagine 1 di 2 iPhone 11 Pro Front Camera Replacement Without Losing Face ID, Apply suction cup(s): passo 3, immagine 2 di 2
    • The next two steps demonstrate the iSclack, a handy tool that we recommend for anyone doing frequent repairs. If you aren't using the iSclack, skip down two steps for an alternate method.

    • If the plastic depth gauge is attached at the center of the iSclack, remove it now—it's not needed for larger iPhones like the iPhone 11 Pro.

    • Position the suction cups near the bottom edge of the iPhone—one on the front, and one on the back.

    • Press both suction cups firmly into place.

    • If your display or back glass is badly cracked, covering it with a layer of clear packing tape may help the suction cups adhere. The iSclack also includes two pieces of tape for this purpose.

  4. iPhone 11 Pro Front Camera Replacement Without Losing Face ID: passo 4, immagine 1 di 3 iPhone 11 Pro Front Camera Replacement Without Losing Face ID: passo 4, immagine 2 di 3 iPhone 11 Pro Front Camera Replacement Without Losing Face ID: passo 4, immagine 3 di 3
    • Hold onto your iPhone securely and close the handle of the iSclack to slightly separate the screen from the rear case of the phone.

    • Don't try to completely separate the screen; a small opening along the bottom edge is all you need.

    • Insert an opening pick into the gap under the display on the lower edge of the iPhone.

    • Skip the next two steps.

  5. iPhone 11 Pro Front Camera Replacement Without Losing Face ID: passo 5, immagine 1 di 2 iPhone 11 Pro Front Camera Replacement Without Losing Face ID: passo 5, immagine 2 di 2
    • If you're using a single suction handle, apply it to the bottom edge of the phone, while avoiding the curved portion of the glass.

    • If your display is badly cracked, covering it with a layer of clear packing tape may allow the suction cup to adhere. Alternatively, very strong tape may be used instead of the suction cup. If all else fails, you can superglue the suction cup to the broken screen.

  6. iPhone 11 Pro Front Camera Replacement Without Losing Face ID, Lift the display slightly: passo 6, immagine 1 di 3 iPhone 11 Pro Front Camera Replacement Without Losing Face ID, Lift the display slightly: passo 6, immagine 2 di 3 iPhone 11 Pro Front Camera Replacement Without Losing Face ID, Lift the display slightly: passo 6, immagine 3 di 3
    • Pull up on the suction cup with firm, constant pressure to create a slight gap between the front panel and rear case.

    • Insert an opening pick into the gap.

    • The watertight adhesive holding the display in place is very strong; creating this initial gap takes a significant amount of force. If you're having a hard time opening a gap, apply more heat, and gently rock the screen up and down to weaken the adhesive until you create enough of a gap to insert your tool.

  7. iPhone 11 Pro Front Camera Replacement Without Losing Face ID, Separate the screen adhesive: passo 7, immagine 1 di 3 iPhone 11 Pro Front Camera Replacement Without Losing Face ID, Separate the screen adhesive: passo 7, immagine 2 di 3 iPhone 11 Pro Front Camera Replacement Without Losing Face ID, Separate the screen adhesive: passo 7, immagine 3 di 3
    • Slide the opening pick around the lower left corner and up the left edge of the iPhone, slicing through the adhesive holding the display in place.

    • Don't insert the opening pick too far into the iPhone, or you may cause damage to internal components.

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    • Re-insert your pick at the bottom edge of the iPhone, and slide it up the right side to continue separating the adhesive.

    • Don't insert the pick very far, or you may damage the display cables along this side of the iPhone. Insert it only a few millimeters, or about the width of the display bezel.

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    • The top edge of the display is secured with both glue and clips.

    • Gently pull the right edge of the display down slightly (in the direction of the Lightning port).

    • Insert your pick into the top-right corner of the phone.

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    • Continue pulling the display down (toward the Lightning port) as needed in order to make a gap large enough for the pick.

    • Slide the pick to the top left corner and cut any remaining adhesive securing the display.

    • Again, don't insert the pick more than a few millimeters—about the width of the display bezel—or you may damage the front panel sensor array.

  11. iPhone 11 Pro Front Camera Replacement Without Losing Face ID, Remove the suction cup(s): passo 11, immagine 1 di 1
    • Pull on the small nub on the suction cup to remove it from the front panel.

    • If you used an iSclack and it's still affixed to the iPhone, remove it now.

  12. iPhone 11 Pro Front Camera Replacement Without Losing Face ID, Open the iPhone: passo 12, immagine 1 di 3 iPhone 11 Pro Front Camera Replacement Without Losing Face ID, Open the iPhone: passo 12, immagine 2 di 3 iPhone 11 Pro Front Camera Replacement Without Losing Face ID, Open the iPhone: passo 12, immagine 3 di 3
    • Open the iPhone by swinging the display up from the left side, like the back cover of a book.

    • Don't try to fully separate the display yet, as several fragile ribbon cables still connect it to the iPhone's logic board.

    • Lean the display against something to keep it propped up while you're working on the phone.

    • During reassembly, lay the display in position, align the clips along the top edge, and carefully press the top edge into place before snapping the rest of the display down. If it doesn't click easily into place, check the condition of the clips around the perimeter of the display and make sure they aren't bent.

    • Remove two 1.3 mm long Y000 screws securing the battery cover bracket.

    • Throughout this repair, keep track of each screw and make sure it goes back exactly where it came from to avoid damaging your iPhone.

    • During reassembly, this is a good point to power on your iPhone and test all functions before you seal the display in place. Be sure to power your iPhone back down completely before you continue working.

  13. iPhone 11 Pro Front Camera Replacement Without Losing Face ID, Remove the battery connector cover: passo 14, immagine 1 di 1
    • Remove the bracket.

  14. iPhone 11 Pro Front Camera Replacement Without Losing Face ID, Disconnect the battery: passo 15, immagine 1 di 2 iPhone 11 Pro Front Camera Replacement Without Losing Face ID, Disconnect the battery: passo 15, immagine 2 di 2
    • Use a spudger or a clean fingernail to pry the battery connector up from its socket on the logic board.

    • Try not to damage the black silicone seal surrounding this and other board connections. These seals provide extra protection against water and dust intrusion.

    • Bend the connector slightly away from the logic board to prevent it from accidentally making contact with the socket and providing power to the phone during your repair.

  15. iPhone 11 Pro Front Camera Replacement Without Losing Face ID, Unscrew the logic board cover screws: passo 16, immagine 1 di 2 iPhone 11 Pro Front Camera Replacement Without Losing Face ID, Unscrew the logic board cover screws: passo 16, immagine 2 di 2
    • Use a Y000 driver to remove six 1.3 mm screws securing the logic board cover bracket.

  16. iPhone 11 Pro Front Camera Replacement Without Losing Face ID, Remove the logic board cover bracket: passo 17, immagine 1 di 1
    • Remove the bracket.

  17. iPhone 11 Pro Front Camera Replacement Without Losing Face ID, Disconnect the Face ID hardware: passo 18, immagine 1 di 3 iPhone 11 Pro Front Camera Replacement Without Losing Face ID, Disconnect the Face ID hardware: passo 18, immagine 2 di 3 iPhone 11 Pro Front Camera Replacement Without Losing Face ID, Disconnect the Face ID hardware: passo 18, immagine 3 di 3
    • Use a spudger or a fingernail to disconnect the Face ID dot projector and sensor cables from their sockets on the logic board.

  18. iPhone 11 Pro Front Camera Replacement Without Losing Face ID, Disconnect the selfie cam: passo 19, immagine 1 di 3 iPhone 11 Pro Front Camera Replacement Without Losing Face ID, Disconnect the selfie cam: passo 19, immagine 2 di 3 iPhone 11 Pro Front Camera Replacement Without Losing Face ID, Disconnect the selfie cam: passo 19, immagine 3 di 3
    • Gently push the Face ID cable connectors away from the logic board to access the selfie cam connector underneath.

    • Disconnect the selfie cam by prying its connector straight up.

  19. iPhone 11 Pro Front Camera Replacement Without Losing Face ID, Test the replacement camera: passo 20, immagine 1 di 1
    • In order to ensure replacing the camera will resolve the issue, it is strongly recommended that the replacement camera be tested first.

  20. iPhone 11 Pro Front Camera Replacement Without Losing Face ID, Install the new front camera flex cable: passo 21, immagine 1 di 2 iPhone 11 Pro Front Camera Replacement Without Losing Face ID, Install the new front camera flex cable: passo 21, immagine 2 di 2
    • Connect the replacement camera by pressing the connector into its socket.

  21. iPhone 11 Pro Front Camera Replacement Without Losing Face ID, Reconnect the battery: passo 22, immagine 1 di 2 iPhone 11 Pro Front Camera Replacement Without Losing Face ID, Reconnect the battery: passo 22, immagine 2 di 2
    • Press the battery connector into its socket.

  22. iPhone 11 Pro Front Camera Replacement Without Losing Face ID: passo 23, immagine 1 di 1
    • Turn on the phone and open the camera.

    • Verify that the front and rear cameras work correctly.

    • If they do, we can conclude that replacing the damaged front camera will resolve the issue and can proceed with this repair.

    • If the new camera does not fix the problem then the rest of this procedure will be of no help. Stop here and reassemble your phone.

  23. iPhone 11 Pro Front Camera Replacement Without Losing Face ID, Disconnect the battery: passo 24, immagine 1 di 2 iPhone 11 Pro Front Camera Replacement Without Losing Face ID, Disconnect the battery: passo 24, immagine 2 di 2
    • Use a spudger or a clean fingernail to pry the battery connector up from its socket on the logic board.

    • Bend the connector slightly away from the logic board to prevent it from accidentally making contact with the socket and providing power to the phone during your repair.

  24. iPhone 11 Pro Front Camera Replacement Without Losing Face ID, Disconnect the OLED display cable: passo 25, immagine 1 di 2 iPhone 11 Pro Front Camera Replacement Without Losing Face ID, Disconnect the OLED display cable: passo 25, immagine 2 di 2
    • Use a spudger or a fingernail to disconnect the OLED panel cable connector.

    • To re-attach press connectors like this one, carefully align and press down on one side until it clicks into place, then repeat on the other side. Do not press down on the middle. If the connector is misaligned, the pins can bend, causing permanent damage.

  25. iPhone 11 Pro Front Camera Replacement Without Losing Face ID, Disconnect the front sensors + digitizer: passo 26, immagine 1 di 3 iPhone 11 Pro Front Camera Replacement Without Losing Face ID, Disconnect the front sensors + digitizer: passo 26, immagine 2 di 3 iPhone 11 Pro Front Camera Replacement Without Losing Face ID, Disconnect the front sensors + digitizer: passo 26, immagine 3 di 3
    • Use a spudger or a fingernail to disconnect the front sensor assembly cable connector.

    • Use a spudger or a fingernail to disconnect the digitizer cable connector.

    • If any part of your screen doesn't respond to touch after your repair, disconnect the battery and then re-seat this connector, making sure it clicks fully into place and that there's no dust or other obstruction in the socket.

  26. iPhone 11 Pro Front Camera Replacement Without Losing Face ID, Remove the display assembly: passo 27, immagine 1 di 1
  27. iPhone 11 Pro Front Camera Replacement Without Losing Face ID, Disconnect the selfie cam: passo 28, immagine 1 di 3 iPhone 11 Pro Front Camera Replacement Without Losing Face ID, Disconnect the selfie cam: passo 28, immagine 2 di 3 iPhone 11 Pro Front Camera Replacement Without Losing Face ID, Disconnect the selfie cam: passo 28, immagine 3 di 3
    • Gently push the Face ID cable connectors away from the logic board to access the selfie cam connector underneath.

    • Disconnect the selfie cam by prying its connector straight up.

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    • Grasp the front camera assembly with tweezers, being careful not to get fingerprints on the sensors.

    • Slide the front camera assembly slightly down and to the left to free it from the enclosure.

  29. iPhone 11 Pro Front Camera Replacement Without Losing Face ID, Remove the front-facing cameras: passo 30, immagine 1 di 1
    • Remove the front-facing cameras.

  30. iPhone 11 Pro Front Camera Replacement Without Losing Face ID: passo 31, immagine 1 di 1
    • In order to prevent damage the infrared camera and dot projector, apply Kapton tape to both parts.

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    • Turn the front camera module over and attach the assembly to a holder. Heat with a hot air gun at 100 °C to remove the tape.

  32. iPhone 11 Pro Front Camera Replacement Without Losing Face ID: passo 33, immagine 1 di 2 iPhone 11 Pro Front Camera Replacement Without Losing Face ID: passo 33, immagine 2 di 2
    • Grind the corner of the metal plate away with a Polishing & Grinding Pen or a Dremel multitool.

    • Pry up the metal plate with tweezers.

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    • Heat the front camera with a hot air gun at 100 °C for 30 seconds to loosen the adhesive bonding it to the frame.

    • Cover the front camera with a lint-free wipe and press gently.

    • Remove the damaged front camera.

  34. iPhone 11 Pro Front Camera Replacement Without Losing Face ID: passo 35, immagine 1 di 2 iPhone 11 Pro Front Camera Replacement Without Losing Face ID: passo 35, immagine 2 di 2
    • Apply adhesive to the edges of the frame surrounding the camera opening. Use it sparingly.

    • Install the new front camera, being careful to insert it squarely into the hole to avoid getting adhesive on the lens.

  35. iPhone 11 Pro Front Camera Replacement Without Losing Face ID: passo 36, immagine 1 di 1
    • Apply adhesive to the back of the camera and press the frame firmly down onto the camera.

    • Place the front camera in the holder with a retainer placed on top of the glued assembly to hold it in place as the adhesive dries.

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    • After an hour, remove the front camera module. The front camera has been successfully replaced. Remove the Kapton tape from the IR camera and dot projector.

    • Install the front camera module and test. Turn on the phone. Both the front and rear cameras should work. Face ID should function too.

Conclusione

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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