I went to apple because my battery started draining quickly, and sometime shutting down out of no where. Apple ran test and told me I needed a battery replacement that would've costed me well over $200 because although I purchased the apple care + plan and never used it to replace a phone, I was out of warranty and there was nothing that they could do for me. A year later, still dealing with my crappy battery, I dropped my phone and my screen shattered to pieces. It was time to either get a new phone or replace the parts my self.
Mainly because I thought I had to unscrew this and that, then wa-la my phone is fixed. The videos on iFix It are a bit useful, but feel as though they zoomed through some pretty important parts. I can now tell the difference of someone replacing a part for the first time verses setting up for a repair video. The removing the battery adhesive was by far the hardest part, but I replaced the battery and the screen... which involves removing the camera, speaker, and touch ID... and every things works just like normal.
I am by no means a tech savvy person. All of my knowledge comes for what I can find of the web from people who have had the same technical issues as me. I was excited to began replacing the screen and battery. Mid way through, I was sure, my phone was never going to work again. Close to the end, I was even more sure that my phone wasn't going to every work again because I could not get the connects to lock in place. I was beyond relieved and very proud of myself when the apple logo popped up on the screen and all my messages and notifications started popping up.
It wouldn't hurt to try and fix you phone yourself. Plan for the worst, I planned to never buy a phone again, but hope for the best. Now I have a new battery and screen, and my phone is like new again. Lets hope for another four years of a functioning phone. Or at least until iPhones prices start dropping again.
Sorry for any grammatical mistakes. Didn't really want to write this review. But I wanted to let the non tech savvy people know that it's possible to fix your iPhone yourself.