I need to replace the fingerprint sensor along with the home button on my iPhone 5s, but I am afraid of what would the consequences be on the screen. Right now, the screen assembly seems to be perfectly flush and tight with the frame. In particular, I know that there are often problems with closing it after the repair. Will I be able to close it just fine and will it be perfectly flush as it is right now? Any experiences guys? Any iPhone 5s repair masters? Thanks for any advice.

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As long as you apply common sense when replacing Touch ID/the home button you should be fine:

  • all screws go back to the same thread they came from
  • tighten the screws so they won't stick out
  • make sure to properly align the screen to the top of the case first
  • pay attention to the flex cables - put them in all the way into the ZIF connector

I recommend to watch a few 5s display repair videos if you never have replaced a screen before. This should give you a better idea what diffuculties may arise.

  • I have replaced the iPhone screens many times on iPhone 4 and iPhone 5, one time I think I cracked something on a 5 and it never fitted snugly any more. Thatàs my concern, what to take care of when opening-closing the lid. Commented Sep 8, 2017 at 14:25

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