iPhone Repair Glossary

  1. Adhesive: The glue used to secure components such as the display, battery, or back cover in place.
  2. Apple ID: A unique account that allows users to access various Apple services, including iCloud, iTunes, and the App Store.
  3. Back Cover: The rear part of the device that protects internal components and may contain the Apple logo.
  4. Battery: The power source for the device, which can degrade over time and may need replacement.
  5. Bezel: The frame around the display that holds it in place.
  6. Bluetooth: A wireless technology used for short-range communication between devices.
  7. Charging Port: The connection point on the device where the charging cable is plugged in.
  8. Data Recovery: The process of retrieving lost or inaccessible data from a device’s storage.
  9. Diagnostic Test: A series of checks and tests performed to identify any issues with a device.
  10. Display: The screen of the device, which may include the LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) and touchscreen.
  11. EMI Shield: A protective layer that prevents electromagnetic interference from affecting the device’s internal components.
  12. Flex Cable: Thin, flexible cables that connect various components inside the device.
  13. Front Camera: The camera located on the front of the device, often used for selfies and video calls.
  14. Home Button: The physical button on the front of the device that returns the user to the home screen.
  15. iCloud: Apple’s cloud storage service, used to store and sync data across devices.
  16. iOS: The operating system used on iPhones and iPads.
  17. Lightning Connector: Apple’s proprietary connection used for charging and syncing data.
  18. Liquid Damage: Damage caused by exposure to water or other liquids, which can lead to corrosion and short circuits.
  19. Logic Board: The main circuit board that houses the device’s processor, memory, and other components.
  20. Microphone: The component that captures audio input for phone calls and other applications.
  21. Motherboard: Another term for the logic board.
  22. OEM: Original Equipment Manufacturer, referring to genuine parts made by the device’s manufacturer.
  23. Power Button: The button used to turn the device on and off.
  24. Proximity Sensor: A sensor that detects when the device is close to the user’s face, typically used to disable the touchscreen during calls.
  25. Rear Camera: The primary camera on the back of the device, used for taking photos and videos.
  26. Recovery Mode: A troubleshooting mode used to fix software issues or restore the device to factory settings.
  27. Screwdriver: A tool used to remove or tighten screws during the repair process.
  28. SIM Card: A small card that contains the user’s mobile network information, allowing them to make calls, send texts, and use mobile data.
  29. SIM Tray: The holder for the SIM card, typically located on the side of the device.
  30. Speaker: The component that produces audio output, such as music or phone call audio.
  31. Spudger: A non-conductive prying tool used to separate components during the repair process.
  32. Touch ID: Apple’s fingerprint recognition system, used for unlocking the device and authorizing payments.
  33. Touchscreen: The input-sensitive layer on the display that allows users to interact with the device.
  34. Volume Buttons: Physical buttons on the side of the device that control audio volume.
  35. Wi-Fi: A wireless technology used for connecting to the internet.
  36. 3D Touch/Force Touch: A pressure-sensitive technology that detects different levels of pressure applied to the touchscreen, enabling additional functionality.