Power down your 4th generation iPad Mini tablet.
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.
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.
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.