The 10 Best Repair Kits For iPhone
This wiki has been updated 18 times since it was first published in August of 2019. Benjamin Franklin once said that there are only three certainties in life: death, taxes, and that you'll eventually break your iPhone. OK, so maybe we added the last one — but it's true — and paying a professional to fix it can be expensive. So if you feel technically up to the challenge, you can do it yourself using one of these repair kits specifically designed for cell phones. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
February 22, 2021:
It was an easy round of updates, as all of our previous picks continued to be great choices for this category. We did consider removing the Kaisi Electronics iSlack, noting some complaints about its screen-grab tool, but given that it was our only pick that included such a device, and considering how low on our list it featured, we decided to hang on to it. Similarly, we also thought of dethroning the iFixit Pro Tech, which costs twice as much as many comparable models, but ultimately decided to leave it, as we appreciate anytime a company puts the confidence of a lifetime warranty behind its offerings.
August 30, 2019:
There are a few basic tools that every single repair kit will have, such as screwdrivers, spudgers, and suction cups. Some options — like our top choice, the iFixit Pro Tech — have a wide variety of each unit, allowing you to find the perfect tool for each job. Chances are that, unless you're a professional, you won't have a use for all of those pieces, but it's nice to know that you're equipped to repair just about any device. Also, the increased selection isn't likely to drive the price up too terribly much.
Each model comes with a means for storing the tools as well, but they're far from identical. The Gangzhibao Screwdriver Set has a canvas bag that rolls up, making it convenient to carry in a backpack or toolbox, whereas the Kaisi Combination keeps everything in a hard plastic container. Which one is better for you will largely come down to personal preference, as well as whether you'll keep the kit in a single place or need to carry it from location to location.
Of course, while the kits on this list can help you fix your phone when it gets damaged, you'll be far better off if you can prevent it from breaking in the first place. A rugged case is a smart investment, as even a well-repaired phone is unlikely to function as flawlessly as one that's never been busted.
iFixit Business If you're attempting to make a living repairing electronics, this massive kit is absolutely essential. It comes with everything you need to fix phones or other devices, including a screwdriver bundle, dust blower, and an anti-static mat to lay all the pieces on. ifixit.com
iPhone X Repair Kit The screen is usually the first piece to break, which is why this set includes an LCD replacement. It also has all the basic tools you need to exchange it, as well as to fix any other common problems that you're likely to encounter. diymobilerepair.com
Eclipse Tools Repair Kit Everything in this selection comes tightly-packed inside a lockable plastic case, making it unlikely that you'll lose anything while en route to a job. It's designed specifically for Apple products, so the steel bits should fit whatever device you're dealing with at the time. ecrater.com