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Use this guide to cover a broken iPhone display with packing tape prior to making repairs.

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  1. Taping Over The Display, Tape over the display: step 1, image 1 of 3 Taping Over The Display, Tape over the display: step 1, image 2 of 3 Taping Over The Display, Tape over the display: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • If your display glass is cracked, keep further breakage contained and prevent bodily harm during your repair by taping over the glass.

    • Lay overlapping strips of clear packing tape over the iPhone's display until the whole face is covered.

    • This will keep glass shards contained and provide structural integrity when prying and lifting the display.

    • Wear safety glasses to protect your eyes from any glass shaken free during the repair.

    • If the broken glass makes it difficult to get a suction cup to stick in the next few steps, try folding a strong piece of tape (such as duct tape) into a handle and lifting the display with that instead.

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