These Handy Tools Can Diagnose and Fix Broken iPhones

In short, the new iPhone 14 is the most repairable smartphone since. iPhone7, according to iFixit experts. This makes sense because Apple is not only committed to making it easier for owners to repair their devices, but it also helps Apple technicians fix his iPhone.

The strange thing is that iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max line It’s not easy to fix. Perhaps Apple decided it was prudent to test the durability of new designs before rolling them out across the board.

There are two things required for a successful repair. It’s know-how and the right tools.

iFixit has both.

Check out our extensive repair guides for know-how. Only the best information available, all for free.

But what about tools?

Let’s take a look at some of the tools I use. Not all of these are iPhone specific, but they are the ones I use most often when diagnosing or repairing a malfunctioning gadget.

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My favorite toolkit for many years is the iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit. Almost everything you need is in one place, in an easy-to-carry case. I’ve owned and used my set for years and it’s still going strong.

If I had to describe the new iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit in one word, it would be ‘perfect’.

Kit contents:

  • 64-bit driver kit.
  • Antistatic wrist strap.
  • small suction cup.
  • 3 x iFixit opening tools
  • iFixit opening picks x6.
  • Reverse tweezers with nylon tips.
  • Angled ESD tweezers.
  • Blunt ESD tweezers.
  • 2x Spudger
  • metal spudger.
  • Jimmy.
  • magnetic pad.
  • tool roll.
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Here is a detailed list of all the bits in the driver kit.

  • Phillips 000, 00, 0, 1, 2.
  • Minus 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 4mm.
  • Torx T2, T3, T4, T5.
  • Torx Security TR6, TR7, TR8, TR9, TR10, TR15, TR20, TR25.
  • Pentalobe P2, P5, P6.
  • HE J000, J00, J0, J1.
  • Hex 0.7, 0.9, 1.3, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5, 5mm.
  • Tripoint Y000, Y00, Y0, Y1.
  • Nut Driver 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5mm.
  • Square 0, 1, 2.
  • Game bit 3.8, 4.5mm.
  • Spanners 4, 6, 8.
  • Triangle 2, 3 mm.
  • SIM eject bit.
  • 1/4″ to 4mm driver adapter.

A USB power tester has become a staple in my test equipment. A good tester will test if your USB port is outputting the right amount of power, check your device’s power consumption, measure battery capacity, and check what load a USB-C cable can carry. You can

This is one of the easy-to-use USB testers. It comes with very good instructions, and you won’t get confused by too many buttons and controls.

In addition to display, the tool can save data to a PC logger, allowing longer tests to be run.

This one tool has the essential features.

  • Display: IPS 1.14 inch 240×135 pixels.
  • Connector: Full 24-pin Type-C port with USB3.2 Gen4 10Gbps passthrough.
  • Voltage current range: DC 4-26V (0.1-26V PC) 0-6.8A.
  • Resolution and accuracy: 0.0001V 0.0001A 0.1%+2d.
  • E-Mark Reader: Support.
  • Gravity Sensor: Support
  • VBUS oscilloscope: 8Msps, 1mV resolution.
  • Fast charge trigger for PD, PD PPS, QC2.0/3.0, FCP, SCP, AFC, VOOC, SuperVOOC.

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My eyes are not like they used to be. To be honest, my eyes weren’t that great, but I managed. I’ve been feeling that tasks that involve small things are a bit problematic, so it’s time to do something about it.

Enter this inexpensive magnifier that not only has a magnifying lens, but also an LED light.

  • The headband is adjustable and very comfortable.
  • Powered by two AAA batteries, the twin LED lights are bright and can be panned left/right and angled up/down.
  • It comes with three lenses (a fixed 1.9x stereo lens, a drop-down 1.9x stereo lens, and a 4.5x loupe), allowing four magnifications up to 8.3x.
  • The lens is of high quality and distortion-free.
  • Lightweight yet durable.

I’ve been using it for over a year now and have no complaints. I really like the pan and tilt LEDs. Because this allows you to illuminate exactly what you are doing.

After the diagnosis is complete, start the repair. And while most components are disposable these days, it’s nice to come across something that can be repaired.

It could be a loose cable or a component that needs to be replaced.

In such a case, a soldering iron is very useful. I use a butane powered iron. Because this gives you the flexibility to fix things away from the power source.

  • Great cordless butane soldering torch not only for soldering but also for pyrography, heatsink reduction, plastic cutting, heating and other hobby and craft projects.
  • Integrated ignition trigger with safety lock to prevent accidental ignition.
  • Variable temperature control for precise control from 1022°F – 2192°F.
  • A flame lock-on mechanism keeps the torch on continuous flame for easy operation.
  • Versatile 14 piece accessory kit.
  • Refillable tank with 75 minutes burning time.
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My favorite Android smartphone is the Ulefone Armor 9. Sturdy. Thick! It’s tough. It has a FLIR Lepton thermal camera built in!

I used to think thermal imaging cameras were cool toys for people who valued money over taste. However, after using it for several years now, I find it invaluable to have the “super power” of being able to see in infrared light.


When it comes to electrical repairs, excess heat means something is wrong, and with this camera you can see this overload directly.

We’ve been using the Ulefone Armor 9’s thermal camera to identify loose connections and overheating components. This is a great tool for identifying heat build-up on your PC. It also helps in a myriad of things around the house, from finding heat escape points to finding airlocks in your heating system.

  • MediaTek Helios P90 octa-core processor, up to 2.2GHz.
  • 6.3 inch 2340 x 1080 FHD+ 410 PPI LCD multi-touch display with IPS technology.
  • 8GB LPDDR4x dual channel RAM.
  • 128GB UFS2.1 ROM.
  • SD card up to 2TB.
  • FLIR Lepton infrared camera with -10°C to 400°C range (assisted by 5 megapixel rear camera).
  • Samsung 64 megapixel rear camera.
  • 2-megapixel secondary rear camera.
  • Quad LED flash.
  • 8 megapixel front camera.
  • 6600mAh battery.
  • Supports 18W fast charging.
  • Fingerprint unlock.
  • Dual SIM support.
  • headphone jack.
  • endoscope port.
  • USB-C port.
  • IP68/IP69K/MIL-STD-810G rated.

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