The iPhones have always had a pleasant design with a premium feel, which gradually improved over the years. Something many users feel is lacking on the iPhone is the emblematic glowing Apple logo.
The iPhone does have the Apple logo, but it certainly doesn’t glow like it does on Apple’s notebooks. While no one knows exactly why the iPhone failed to get the glowing logo treatment, we can only hope this neat design addition, will at least, become an option for a future model.
Until then, we’re going to share a cool DIY you can use to add a glowing backlit Apple logo to your iPhone (courtesy of RedmondPie). This is not a simple task, but if you’re the type who enjoys tinkering with devices (or maybe you have a friend that can help in this department) you should be able to nail this without problems.
Before you decide whether you want to give your iPhone a makeover or not, you should know you’ll need a special kit that includes everything needed to replace the old boring Apple logo of your phone, with a glowing one.
YouTube user ideminakurac created a detailed video guide that takes you through the entire process and allows you to follow it step by step:
And there’s no need to worry that your new backlit logo will drain your iPhone’s battery since it only turns on while the screen is on so power consumption shouldn’t be a concern. If you think you have the stomach to unscrew those super tiny screws and take your iPhone apart piece by piece until you can finally replace the old Apple logo here is exactly what you need to get started (besides the video above):
And you’ll also need a special pentalobe screwdriver and a pry opener to open your iPhone (in case you don’t already have these items). Here’s a link to a kit that includes both of these items:
Fosmon 8 pc Tool Kit (Includes 5-Point Pentalobe Screwdriver) for Apple iPhone 4 / 4S / 5 / 5S / 6 & 6 Plus / 6S & 6S Plus – $5.99
I realize not everyone has the skills or is willing to install a new logo on their iPhone, and I certainly wouldn’t recommend you just go ahead and try this if you have no idea what you’re doing. However, you can always find a professional to install it for you and he will likely have all the tools required to open your iPhone so in that case you would only need to buy the logo kit.
Would you consider changing the old Apple logo on your iPhone with a glowing one and do you feel like you’re up for the task? Let us know in the comments or drop us a line on Facebook, Twitter or Google+.