Step 1

Power down your 4th generation iPad Mini tablet.

Step 2

Apply heat to the top corner of the iPad Mini 4 to soften the adhesive.

Use the suction cup and precision knife to create separation between the display assembly and rear case. Insert a plastic triangle opening tool and start slicing through the adhesive.

Take your time and apply firm, constant force and additional heat. The iPad Mini 4 display assembly is a much tighter fit than most devices and is held down with a good amount of adhesive. With the adhesive softened, our tried-and-true method of suction cup and triangle opening tools will prevail.

The iPad Mini 4 screen is still connected to the iPad by several cables, so don’t try to remove it entirely just yet.

Step 3

Remove the following 4 Phillips screws securing the metal bracket to the motherboard.

Remove the metal bracket and disconnect the battery, LCD and digitizer ribbon cables.

Step 4

Release the ZIF connector and carefully slide out the iPad Mini 4 home button assembly cable.

The home button bracket is held in place with two gobs of adhesive. Apply heat to soften the adhesive.

Use a combination of the spudger and tweezers to pry up the iPad’s home button cable and remove the home button assembly and bracket from the front panel.