Replace an iPhone 4 Back [How-To]

December 17, 2010

I recently ordered a new back for my iPhone 4 from Canada. It’s a stainless steel looking back and I really enjoy it, but when it comes to taking pictures and using the flash, it just doesn’t compare to the regular glass back of the iPhone 4. So here’s a quick walkthrough of how to change out the back on your iPhone 4.

Step 1: Turn off your iPhone

Step 2: Put your phone on Mute.

Step 3: Remove the two screws on the bottom of the iPhone.

I used a Kobalt screwdriver that contained a Philips #000 head.

Step 4: Slide the back up (it will only move about 2mm or so).

Step 5: Remove the back and reverse these steps. That’s it!

By the way, do this at your own risk. If you screw up, it’s not my fault. You can void your warranty by doing this. If you attempt this, at least 3 baby seals will die a slow, brutal death.