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Learn how to replace your iPhone 6 screen. This part comes with the front-facing camera, earpiece speaker and LCD shield plate already installed, making for an easier repair.

All you need to do is remove the old screen and transfer the home button to the new screen.

You can also use this guide to replace the front panel assembly cable bracket.

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  1. Before disassembling your iPhone, discharge the battery below 25%. A charged lithium-ion battery can catch fire and/or explode if accidentally punctured.
    • Before disassembling your iPhone, discharge the battery below 25%. A charged lithium-ion battery can catch fire and/or explode if accidentally punctured.

    • Power off your iPhone before beginning disassembly.

    • Remove the two 3.6 mm-long Pentalobe screws next to the Lightning connector.

    When reconnecting be VERY careful not to over tighten. The connectors on the screen that these 3.6mm Pentalobe screws lock with are notorious for breaking off

    Blair Tryba - Ответить

    what do i do if ive managed to tighten them too hard and now they wont come off?

    kristian686 -

    Before opening the phone, I gently warmed it using a buckwheat heating pad. This made removal of the adhesive strips (steps 20 to 24) easy.

    Howard Bales - Ответить

    Exactly what I did as well, the gently warming made the adhesive removal work like a charm. The heat as well help to lift the screen easily, no need for the prying tools for me to open te phone.

    For the adhesive removal just pull it slowly to the bottom of the phone and keep in under tension.

    On reassembly, turn on the phone after getting all connectors back in place to verify all is working fine before putting all screws back in their spot.

    Maarten Vergauwen -

    Thanks for the suggestion! I heated up a hot/cold pack, and it worked great.

    Linda Chandler -

    I put mine back together but mine looks very different than this one. Why is it that when I make a call I cannot hear through the ear piece and have to put it on speaker. Also my screen doesn't go black when my face touches it

    Bailey Wilson - Ответить

    Hey Bailey, which repair were you attempting? Is it possible you have a 6s, or maybe a 6 Plus? You may have better luck with faster troubleshooting if you post in our Answer Forum!

    Sam Goldheart -

    See its a long time ago you had this issue. You can try to remove the cable from front camera/sensor/earpiece from the motherboard port and gently push it back on. All the problems you relate to is thru the same cable. If this dont solve your problem, check if the earpiece is correctly placed onto the polarity poles, and that the proximity sensor is lying right down into the corresponding socket. If something is blocking the sensor, yeah then the screen wont turn on/off when you put it onto your ear.

    Kenneth Hilstan -

    I see in the preamble that when you replace your logic board, you would lose touch id functionality, so my question is what if you have the homebutton and thus the fingerprint reader for the logic board replacement, would touch id work?

    socratesmens - Ответить

    The guide for the iPhone6 battery replacement needs to be revised. There are a couple of issues.

    1) While the battery cover has two screws, they are different lengths. Since they are very small, it can be hard to see the difference (until one tries to screw the smaller one into the longer hole). The video needs to mention this.

    2) The application of the adhesive strip if very different from what is mentioned. Also, there is a “one piece plastic” applique, and it is very unforgiving. The video should show this process in more detail.

    I believe the attention to this detail would help folks correctly install their iPhone 6 batteries, and with the recent Apple disclosed battery problem, would continue to show that iFixit is very committed to the end-user.

    Gary Long - Ответить

    I felt a bit silly getting stuck at the end of a long repair, unable to screw one of these last screws back in. What worked was gently pinching the phone above and below the screw, to make sure the screen and back were perfectly aligned.

    Matt D - Ответить

    Apple edits posts on their Communities website that link to this fix page justifying as follows:

    “We’ve edited your post because following the procedures at the site you provided may lead to damage to the user’s device.”

    What is certain is that following Apple Support’s advice of resetting our phones again and again never works whereas this fix works. Apparently Apple does not want people to know that their hardware fails and can be fixed, because then they would need to explain why they don’t offer neither the fixing service nor the fixing advice by directing us to this website.

    Brice - Ответить

    Before you get started, I suggest you confirm you are replacing the correct camera. If you are thinking of a camera, the front is the side of the device with the main lens. On an iPhone this is actually known as the rear facing camera. Once the phone is disassembled your orientation can be distorted and it is not that hard to fail to realize your are replacing the wrong camera. Doh!

    William Miller - Ответить

    I found it very useful to use a magnet sheet when doing these repairs. I use electrical tape or a sharpie to make a grid, and place each micro screw in a separate box on the grid.

    I work directly over the magnet sheet, so that if something drops I have a better chance at not losing it.

    If you do lose a screw, go over the work area with a fridge magnet. It will pick it up if it hasn’t popped too far away.

    Megan Telliano - Ответить

    I agree. The Magnetic Project Mat makes your project incredibly easier and keeps your screws/parts organized. Here is the link for anyone interested:

    Magnetic Project Mat

    Cooper -

    These screws are tiny, and the first two are the biggest of the lot. Get a magnifying glass or good reader glasses.

    Jennifer Porter - Ответить

    Which torx is this T?

    klemenecanze - Ответить

    The screws are no torx screws they are Apple Pentalobe screws. You need to buy a Pentalobe screwdriver seen above.

    Claes -

  2. 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.
    • 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.

    In case of broken glass you can make the suction cup much more effective by covering the glass with a broad piece of translucent tape which eliminate air leakage through cracks in the glass.

    lionno1 - Ответить

    Il n’est pas nécessaire de mettre beaucoup de scotch.

    Au contraire plus vous mettez de scotch, plus il y aura de défauts et la ventouse ne collera pas.

    Une bande bien positionnée suffit.

    Chloé Bossuette - Ответить

    I’ve used hot glue on low setting to remove all types of crystals. The hot glue will release with a little iso alcohol. No damage to glass or plastic faced crystals or screens. Use a narrow piece of wood as a prying handle.

    Emilio Gonzalez - Ответить

    I recently had issues with removing the glass with the suction cup. I have done this many times with older generation iPhones but this time the glass seemed sealed on quite solidly. I told myself that the last option would be to use the screwdriver tip. After all my attempts, I transitioned to the option of using the screwdriver tip. Surprisingly, it was the easiest thing ever. I placed the 1mm flathead screwdriver at the interface between the glass and the cover (normal start location) and pried up very gently. Voila, the glass came up and I can’t even notice any dents or scratches. It felt much easier than the suction cup technique. If the suction cup is giving you a hard time consider using that 1mm flathead.

    forhereyesonly - Ответить

    This is definetly the best option to open this thing up. I’ve spend 30min with trying to heat it up and remove it using the suction cup. I needed 3sec with the 1mm flat screwdriver and i t was’nt scary at all. No dents nor scratches here too. Thanks for your comment.

    Berggorilla -

  3. The next three steps demonstrate using the iSclack, a great tool for safely opening the iPhone 6 that we recommend for anyone doing more than one repair. If you aren't using the iSclack, skip down three steps for an alternate method.
    • The next three steps demonstrate using the iSclack, a great tool for safely opening the iPhone 6 that we recommend for anyone doing more than one repair. If you aren't using the iSclack, skip down three steps for an alternate method.

    • If the plastic depth gauge is attached at the center of the iSclack, remove it now—it's not needed for larger phones like the iPhone 6.

    • Close the handle on the iSclack, opening the suction-cup jaws.

    There was only one suction cup in my kit. Why show the need for two if ifixit provides only one?

    Lisa Klitses - Ответить

    Do Not Worry. The Islack comes seprate. This guide shows you how to remove the front screen with a normal suction cup.

    Owen -

    I found that the single suction cup from the kit worked very well. It didn’t take that much force to separate the front panel from the phone. I think any suction cup that you are able to get a firm grip on will probably work as well. There isn’t any adhesive holding the front panel in. It just snaps in and out. If you have a cracked screen and no screen protector, it may be hard to get a good suction seal. If that’s the case, someone else here suggested applying clear tape to the front glass to get a good surface for applying the suction cup. In my case, I already had a screen protector that was still intact so the suction cup sealed easily.

    fiftysomething - Ответить

  4. Place the bottom of your iPhone in between the suction cups. Position the iSclack's upper suction cup against the display, just above (but not covering) the home button.
    • Place the bottom of your iPhone in between the suction cups.

    • Position the iSclack's upper suction cup against the display, just above (but not covering) the home button.

    • Open the handles to close the jaws of the iSclack. Center the suction cups and press them firmly onto the top and bottom of the iPhone.

    • If your display or back glass is badly cracked, covering it with a layer of clear packing tape may help the suction cups adhere. The iSclack also includes two pieces of tape for this purpose.

  5. Hold onto your iPhone securely and close the handle of the iSclack to separate the suction cups, pulling the front panel up from the rear case. The iSclack is designed to safely open your iPhone just enough to separate the pieces, but not enough to damage the display cables.
    • Hold onto your iPhone securely and close the handle of the iSclack to separate the suction cups, pulling the front panel up from the rear case.

    • The iSclack is designed to safely open your iPhone just enough to separate the pieces, but not enough to damage the display cables.

    • Peel the two suction cups off your iPhone.

    • Skip the next three steps and continue on to Step 8.

    The iSclack opened the iPhone 6 with little effort. I could have given even less opening pressure than I did. Fantastic tool. Worth the investment.

    Tim Dougherty - Ответить

    It's never mentioned anywhere that with iSclack even if you save the cables, glass easily detach from plastic frame. When you ri-assembly the phone, this will involve a glass not perfectly adherent to the body. In my opinion is better if you help yourself with a spudger to lift frame from rear case when you are using the iSclack.

    marco bigoni - Ответить

    Holy cow this tool made it so much easier than a spudger and didn't damage anything. Totally worth the investment.

    Fratelli '85 - Ответить

    Really need to get one of these. so much easier then the basic type.

    Richard W - Ответить

    Don’t love that, fan.

    That ISclack cost 25 bucks.

    Anwar Hossain (GuestAccount1) - Ответить

  6. If you don't have an iSclack, use a single suction cup to lift the front panel:
    • If you don't have an iSclack, use a single suction cup to lift the front panel:

    • Press a suction cup onto the screen, just above the home button.

    • Be sure the cup is pressed securely onto the screen to get a tight seal.

    • If your display is badly cracked, covering it with a layer of clear packing tape may allow the suction cup to adhere. Alternatively, very strong tape may be used instead of the suction cup. If all else fails, you can superglue the suction cup to the broken screen.

    This is nearly impossible on a screen that is shattered

    Erik Madsen - Ответить

    You can put clear tape over it. it works.

    Owen -

    Try putting a strip of packing tape on the screen. That will make the surface smooth and help keep the suction.

    Joanna - Ответить

    Argh!! Don’t put the suction cup over the home button to pull. While it works, it also breaks the screen at the weak point below the home button. Ask me how I know.


    tombuy - Ответить

    How do you know Tom>

    Shawn - Ответить

  7. While holding the iPhone down with one hand, pull up on the suction cup to slightly separate the front panel assembly from the rear case.
    • While holding the iPhone down with one hand, pull up on the suction cup to slightly separate the front panel assembly from the rear case.

    • Take your time and apply firm, constant force. The display assembly is a much tighter fit than most devices.

    • Using a plastic opening tool, begin to gently pry the rear case down, away from the display assembly, while continuing to pull up with the suction cup.

    • There are several clips holding the front panel assembly to the rear case, so you may need to use a combination of the suction cup and plastic opening tool to free the front panel assembly.

    Pulling up on the suction cup helped get me started, but what worked for me was pulling up gently while sliding the plastic prybar gently along the seam towards the top of the phone (on both sides), and it came open without having to put excess pressure on the suction.

    lauren carroll - Ответить

    Same here, just open the gap a little with the suction cup and then use the opening tool on both sides.

    Tobias - Ответить

    Along with the suction cup I used some Command adhesive strips to hold the bottom of the phone to a workbench as they easily pull/stretch away when you need to remove them!

    Dion Sosa - Ответить

    That’s a very clever idea, thank you!

    Megan Telliano -

    Suction cup pictured here is the older version (with ring). I have one from my previous battery replacement on iPhone 5 and used that instead. The new one (gray with blue handle) kept on popping off. Overall, popping out screen was not as hard as it seems with these instructions, but do proceed with caution.

    youmingc - Ответить

    Dion's idea to use removable adhesive strips was great, even better, use it to attach the iPhone to a clipboard. This will allow for a sort of Lazy Susan function while you work. I also used adhesive strips to attach my iPhone box to the clipboard as well and used that as a back rest (with rubber band) for the screen as pictured in steps below. This allowed me to very comfortably skip steps 13-19 as others have commented.

    Adam - Ответить

    The new suction cup (plastic handle) is not so suctiony. Prepare for this thing to pop off a couple of times when opening the case.

    Chet Seidel - Ответить

    Be very careful because it feels that it holds very tight but with the last pull it can fly away.

    Kristaps Grinbergs - Ответить

    Be very careful when you pull up the display! Do not keep your other hand on the display surface or you can broke it!

    Luke Man - Ответить

    I did all the suggestions here and it just wasn’t moving until I repositioned the suction cup up over the home button for more leverage. It finally came up enough to slip the plastic opening tool under the edge.

    Alan Derrick - Ответить

    Well, my glass immediately and easily shattered. The only reason I’m attempting this is because Apple didn’t have time and the kids at Best Buy, while they accepted my appointment, admitted they had no idea how to actually do it. So… I’m off to Apple to spend a gazillion dollars I don’t have on a new iPhone.

    scottrell - Ответить

    dont have a panel so idk know cant buy one help please !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Kemonie Elliott - Ответить

  8. Pull the plastic nub to release the vacuum seal on the suction cup. Remove the suction cup from the display assembly.
    • Pull the plastic nub to release the vacuum seal on the suction cup.

    • Remove the suction cup from the display assembly.

  9. Open the iPhone by swinging the home button end of the front panel assembly away from the rear case, using the top of the phone as a hinge. Several clips along the top edge of the front panel form a partial hinge. During reassembly, align the clips just below the top edge of the rear case. Then, slide the front panel upward until its top edge is flush with that of the rear case.
    • Open the iPhone by swinging the home button end of the front panel assembly away from the rear case, using the top of the phone as a hinge.

    • Several clips along the top edge of the front panel form a partial hinge.

    • During reassembly, align the clips just below the top edge of the rear case. Then, slide the front panel upward until its top edge is flush with that of the rear case.

    It's not clear from the instructions but it is shown correctly in the pictures: when the front panel assembly is just open (at a small angle with the rear case) pull the top edge clips out of the rear case to slightly separate the two components, then swing the front panel assembly away from the rear case. I assume not doing so would potentially damage the connecting ribbon and/or the alignment clips. Just a guess...

    ethanlust - Ответить

    Yes! I wish I had read this before working on my phone. I read the instructions as they are and slowly started to open the case. This is when I heard my screen crack. So in the future, slowly open and when you are about 40% of the way, pull the screen forward so that the top clips pull away (we are talking a cm at most). Sigh just ordered a new screen

    Albert -

    Ein Tipp zum Zusammenbau: Das Display ca. in 45 Grad halten und vorsichtig an die obere Kante des Gehäuses drücken, bis es bündig und glatt anliegt.

    Dann das Display langsam und vorsichtig anklappen und die Clips von oben nach unten festdrücken.

    SAS - Ответить

    This entire process went smooth. Final step of re-assembly , the assembly does not seat into the framing. The white gasket seats on one side not the the volume button side. Alignment looks good. How much pressure does one apply on the reassembly?

    Bruce Fournier - Ответить

    My problem is the front panel does not want to joint together with the rear panel… it feel like the front is too big but it look perfect but does not clip in place… Help…

    Tony Chicoine - Ответить

    same problem, in the final step, the screen does not fit entirely. it looks like the size is not 100% correct, but 99%… one side of the case stays open…

    Andrea Andreoli - Ответить

    Same thing here, with a new screen it doesn’t fit quite right during re-assembly. It sits just a little bit higher and doesn’t look seated.

    Adam Carl - Ответить

    Some people have noted that the screen doesn’t seat properly on the case. Here’s how I solved it:

    The issue is that rectangular brackets on the back of the display aren’t latching with the corresponding clips in the base. I think the brackets are missing the gap between the spring plate and bracket with the latching bumps on it on the base. Here’s my solution:

    Position the top of the display slightly below the top of the case so the clips on the back top of the display start to engage with the phone case. Important: don’t push it all the way up!

    Now press both sides of the top part of the display until the display seats on the back. Make sure both sides are flush with the case.

    Repeat for the middle of the display. The bottom of the display will remain bent up because it will interfere with the bottom edge of the case.

    Now push/slide the display up so the top of the display lines up with the top of the case. The bottom should then snap into the base, and the display should be flush with the case all round.

    nigel - Ответить

    Hola soy de Guatemala Me pueden ayudar a saber si puedo cambiar las partes de un A1589 a un A1549 iPhone 6

    alvarezgarcialuizfernando - Ответить

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  11. Open the display to about a 90º angle, and lean it against something to keep it propped up while you're working on the phone. In a pinch, an unopened canned beverage works well for this. Add a rubber band to keep the display securely in place while you work. This prevents undue strain on the display cables.
    • Open the display to about a 90º angle, and lean it against something to keep it propped up while you're working on the phone.

    • In a pinch, an unopened canned beverage works well for this.

    • Add a rubber band to keep the display securely in place while you work. This prevents undue strain on the display cables.

    A picture is worth a thousand words! This idea at Step 9 is perfect and you can definitely do the entire rest of the battery replacement WITHOUT having to disconnect the display from the rear case. Just leave it secured exactly as shown in this picture and you're good to go. I just completed the repair and the most difficult part was just lining up the new battery connector! Excellent instructions and generally EASY repair because this step was so helpful!

    Ryan - Ответить

    I did the same. Made the work go so much smoother!

    dcommins - Ответить

    I do NOT recommend leaving the display and the rear case connected during this repair. If you run into any resistance removing the battery, or slip in the least removing it, you risk tearing the ribbon cables that attach the two pieces. I did and now I've got to replace the Front Camera and Sensor Cable. Sadness.

    Ergolad - Ответить

    This procedure does not require the removal of the battery, so your comment is not applicable unless the batter is being replaced.

    Douglas Fichtner -

    I'm going to try it this way, because the odds of damaging the connector during removal seem greater than the risk of ripping the cable, however, I plan to cradle the phone in the "L" of simple, sheet metal bookend, and secure it using blue painter's tape. Seems more stable.

    bobcloninger - Ответить

    If you do this step carefully- (rubber band the front panel, and carefully peel away the battery adhesive) you can SKIP 13 THRU 19!

    Larry House - Ответить

    Rubber band and a large can of soup held the front in place. Go slow, steady firm pressure. Take the vibrator out though. Makes pulling the adhesive tape out much easier. Great video and written instructions!

    Sherman Homan - Ответить

    I do NOT recommend leaving the display and the rear case connected during this repair. If you run into any resistance removing the battery, or slip in the least removing it, you WILL tear the ribbon cables that attach the two pieces. I did and now I've got to replace the Front Camera and Sensor Cable. MUCH Sadness.

    todd adelman - Ответить


    Bunny -

    I decided to do the repair on my iPhone 6 without detaching the screen. I ended up screwing two pieces of 3/4” x 3” x 6” wood together at right angles. I used 2 rubber bands to secure the screen to the vertical piece and 1 rubber band to secure the base to the horizontal piece. One of the two adhesive strips broke and I had to really work to get the battery out. The rubber bands held everything together nicely. The wood pieces were slightly wider than the phone which made it easy to hold everything together while I was working the adhesive strip out.

    brian - Ответить

    Mine worked great install went perfect. Was like a new phone… for a couple months. Phone may be failing for other reasons, but there’s a ghost image in the shape of the battery in the display now. Very strange. The ifixit kit did give life to it for a while though.

    smahar - Ответить

    Hey Smahar! If you still have your tools, I’d recommend opening your phone up to make sure the battery isn’t swollen. If it’s pressing against the screen, it’s possible that is the case. If it is swollen, I highly recommend you replace it, it can be dangerous to leave it in place.

    Sam Goldheart -

    • Remove the following Phillips screws from the battery connector bracket:

    • One 2.2 mm screw

    • One 3.2 mm screw

    • During your repair, keep track of each screw and make sure it goes back exactly where it came from to avoid damaging your phone.

    ok well what exactly does 2.2 mm and 3.2 mm mean if a #000 is needed? why even mention those numbers?

    Cory Berends -

    Those are the screw lengths. They’re important to mention so that you don’t put the longer screw in the wrong place. If you start mixing up screws, you can end up with permanent logic board damage.

    Jeff Suovanen -

    I replace the antenna in the upper left-hand corner an in the bottom middle with the lightning connector because After disassemble it completely i lose my ability to have Cellular. After i replace both antennas i can find i nevertheless have cellular. anybody an idea ?

    kupies2011 - Ответить

    With the phillips screwdriver included in the repair kit I cannot unscrew any of the interior screws because it is not the right size even though according to these comments all of the screws are #000 and on the product listing it says that the screwdriver I got is #000. Any suggestions?

    Wilson Styres - Ответить

    Sounds like you need to adjust your technique. The included PH000 driver works fine; I’ve done many many phones with it.

    Jeff Suovanen -

    Upon reassembly I found the Red 2.2 mm screw won't seat. Is it possible it sheared off? The Orange 3.2 is solid in both holes but 2.2 doesn't securely fit in either.. Should I just leave off the 2.2?

    smcgreg - Ответить

    My phone was missing this screw also!

    Gail Starr -

    Duh, had the cover on the wrong way. Switched it around and the screw fit. (:

    smcgreg - Ответить

    When I insert the 3.2 mm screw... The phone shuts down, very weird because am not seeing what could cause this short...

    Juan Monge - Ответить

    I’m having the same issue. Thinking about just leaving that screw out. Did you ever get your’s working?

    Cavell Blood -

    Using the Phillips 000 screwdriver included in the kit, I am able to remove the 3.2 mm screw, but not the 2.2 mm one.

    Dan Solovay - Ответить

    None of the screwdriver heads in this kit are big enough for these screws!!! I now have an open iphone and i have to go to the store to buy a different screwdriver..I do not recommend this

    Elaine Eason - Ответить

    I was unable to unscrew the 2.2mm screw with the provided screwdriver. I was able to unscrew the 3.2mm screw but not the 2.2mm

    Jameison Martin - Ответить

    what did you do, i have the same problem i don’t know what to do. I should have read the comments at first now I am left with an open phone

    Francky Maemble -

    I'm stuck in the same boat here. The one screw came out no problem but the second isn't catching at all.

    Brian Adams - Ответить

    Stuck with Jameison and Brian here... 2.2mm won't catch with all three provided screwdrivers.

    Matthijs Rog - Ответить

    Agreed, the screwheads included in this kit didn’t work for me either. Fortunately my own toolbox has an appropriate screwdriver…. Seeing as how we are paying for this kit so we don’t need to purchase extra tools, iFixit should really include screwheads that actually work!

    Priscilla Cheng - Ответить

    When putting everything back together, I took care of steps 10-12 (or, more accurately 12-10) after reinserting the SIM (so between steps 20 & 19). It was easier to do before dealing with reconnecting the screen.

    dhcohen67 - Ответить

    why do i buy a kit from you guys but you don’t provide the necessary tools for unscrewing

    i dont have any screwdrivers at home the 2.2mm simply wont come off its ridiculous now i just have an open phone

    Michael Amara - Ответить

    I had to use Phillips #00 for the 3.2mm (orange) and #0 for the 2.2mm (red). The #000 screw driver came in the toolkit is useless on both screws so I had to go out and buy new ones from a hardware store…

    Tung-wei Lin - Ответить

    My two screws are the same diameter - 1.1mm, taking a Philips PH000 driver. However the one toward the middle is 3.3mm long, the one nearer the side is 2.2mm long.

    Alastair Lack - Ответить

    So my kit didn’t come with the right screw driver, I should have read the comments first before buying.

    My iPhone 6 battery connector bracket has 3.2mm which the PH000 works. But the 2.2mm didn’t work with included Y000.

    What screw driver do I need for the 2.2 mm screw??

    John Palaganas - Ответить

    The heads on both of those screws are identical. The included PH000 is the correct driver. There are no Y000 screws anywhere in the iPhone 6.

    Jeff Suovanen -

    The Phillips in the repair kit worked fine. I did 2 phones with it.

    Eric Craumer - Ответить

    Just a followup to all the comments above for anyone who is confused: the drivers included in the repair kit work fine, assuming you know how to use a screwdriver correctly in the first place. There are quite a few folks who never learned, and that’s nothing to be ashamed of—in fact it’s common enough that we made a guide for it. Those bits were designed first and foremost to work with iPhone screws and have been extensively, extensively tested. You may come across stubborn screws or strip the heads if you’re not careful, and maybe that’s why some folks here are having trouble. In the very rare event that you actually received a malformed bit of some kind due to a manufacturing defect (which should be clear just from looking at it up close), reach out to customer service and they’ll get you squared away.

    Jeff Suovanen - Ответить

    I just completed the battery replacement and I too found that the PH000 did not sit properly in either the 3.2 or 2.2 mm screws. Using a magnifying glass it seemed that the PH000 driver bit did not sufficiently fill the space of the screw. I happen to have the iFixit Pro Kit and used the PH00 driver bit instead, and this seemed to fill the space of both screws much better leading to successful extraction and replacement. My lack of experience with phone repair may have been a factor, but it seemed at least for my particular phone the PH00 was the proper driver bit for these two screws.

    Jimmy Doi - Ответить

    The PH000 screwdriver I received cannot remove the smaller screw…

    Michael Pesenti - Ответить

    So I spend 34 bucks on a kit of tools to repair my phone and they send the wrong sized screwdriver to get the battery cover off. Awesome. I can get the larger screw out but not the smaller one. What a waste of time and money.

    Michael Pesenti - Ответить

    @michael_pesenti Those screw heads are the same; the screws are just different lengths. If you have the right driver for one, you have the right driver for both, unless someone put your iPhone together with the wrong screws.

    Jeff Suovanen -


    Nope. Actually turns out that ifixit just sent me a defective screwdriver that only was poorly sized and only managed to catch one of the screws. I had to order a new PH000 Screwdriver on Amazon and it got the screws out instantly and I was able to repair my phone.

    Michael Pesenti - Ответить

    I used the “Maximum” precision set from Canadian Tire and the PH#00 works nicely for both these screws.

    Matt - Ответить

    Screws in mine required different size drivers also - maybe because refurbished? But have had the same probs on mbps also. Felt silly but followed Jeff’s suggestion to look at the screwdriver best practice guide and realised I was stripping screws by using too small a driver - have a couple either side of the suggested size and use the largest one that catches - I mainly used PH#0 & 00, though some screws needed #000, and there wasn’t any consistency to which screws needed which driver.

    Trish - Ответить

    You’ll want to secure each screw as you remove it - if you sneeze they will fly away and you’ll never find them. I recommend having a small bowl or container for each screw you remove and label them for reassembly.

    Jennifer Porter - Ответить

    I was worried about getting the screws mixed up, so I used Sharpies to color-code each screw before I removed it (red, orange, or yellow - corresponding to the iFixit illustrations) When I marked the screw, the bracket got some color on it too, so when I was replacing the screw, I was confident that I was putting the right screw into the right position.

    I also made a template-board by tracing an outline of the phone in the center of a piece of cardboard, and then gluing pieces of masking tape onto the cardboard, sticky-side up, one piece of tape for each bracket I removed. I drew an outline of the part on the tape, and made a red or orange or yellow dot for each screw that came from the bracket. It made it super-easy to keep track of the disassembly and reassembly. Took a little longer, but I didn't damage the logic board by using the wrong screw, and I was relaxed throughout the repair.

    GPS and WiFi now work perfectly!!!

    Thank you iFixit and commentators

    Paul Austin - Ответить

    Funny my one screwdriver fit all the screws with no problem!

    Thomas Hayes - Ответить

    @Paul Austin: colouring the screws is a galaxy-brain tier idea, I will definitely be doing this!

    povman - Ответить

    Are you just out of luck if you start to strip a screw? The first, 3.2 mm came out easily but the 2.2 mm is a little worse for wear. I’d be grateful for any tips you might have.

    Andrea Nixon - Ответить

    Turns out the included PH000 head does work with both screws. They are both the same size gauge; only difference is the length. I had the same kind of trouble as most others trying to unscrew them. But if you carefully apply consistent direct downward pressure as you turn, the screw does disengage and unscrew. It helps to stand up over the work for more leverage. And it aids in keeping the screw driver head in full contact with screw head, so it doesn’t slip and strip the head.

    ARNOLD SCHWARTZ - Ответить

  12. Remove the metal battery connector bracket from the iPhone.
    • Remove the metal battery connector bracket from the iPhone.

    Why in the YouTube video do you skip removing the battery connector

    mjcoughlin70 - Ответить

    The YouTube video could use an update, but unfortunately YouTube does not allow that. Always disconnect the battery before disassembling anything else.

    Jeff Suovanen -

    One of the screws is longer than the other, use it for the higher inside hole.

    Bobby Slone - Ответить

  13. Use a plastic opening tool to gently pry the battery connector up from its socket on the logic board.
    • Use a plastic opening tool to gently pry the battery connector up from its socket on the logic board.

    • Take care to only pry up on the battery connector, and not the socket on the logic board. If you pry up on the logic board socket, you may break the connector entirely.

    I skipped steps 13-19 and just left the front panel rubber banded while I removed the battery. I just made sure to be careful while removing the adhesive strips so as not to move around the body of the phone too much. Skipping the steps made the whole process much faster and easier.

    Tonima Chaudhury - Ответить

    I wish I had done that.

    Gail Starr -

    Thanks for this awesome tip. Made the replacement go much smoother - saved me from removing all those other screws. I also recommend watching the ifixit battery adhesive strip video before proceeding with step 21.

    Andy Milne -

    Me too, no need to detach the screen (when you take care),

    Tom Long -

    In trying to replace my antenna flex cable, I attempted to skip steps 13-19 but eventually gave up around step 31/32 as I simply didn’t have the access I needed - the space was just too cramped with the screen still attached and I was afraid I would break something. If you’re a novice, don’t have good lighting and a magnifying glass, etc. you may just want to go ahead and perform 13-19. (Yes it will take extra time of course.)

    Perrin Haley -

    I also skipped steps 13-19 after reading the first comment.

    youmingc - Ответить

    I skipped those steps too and was successful. Thanks for this tip!

    jaksbackpack - Ответить

    Can disconnecting the battery connector while power is on ruin the backlight? Or can disconnecting the power connector at a different stage ruin the back light?

    mitch Toler - Ответить

    You should power down the phone before disconnecting the battery. That said, the backlight should be fine. A blown backlight circuit is most commonly caused by disconnecting the display when the battery is still connected.

    Jeff Suovanen -

    I did open the lcd without disconnecting the battery and my lcd wouldn't working

    Reza I. Permana -

    Thanks for that tip Tonima! This is another confirmation that skipping steps 13-19 worked out great!

    As an extra measure, in addition to leaving the front panel rubber banded in it's open, vertical position (I secured mine to a can of beans) and being very careful and controlled when removing the adhesive strips; before using the suction cup to separate the front panel from the rear case, I had secured the back side of the rear case to my working surface (kitchen table) with a strip of folded over duct tape (creating double sided tape). Such might not have been necessary as I held the rear case with one hand while removing the adhesive strips with the other, though it just felt safer having the rear case (as well as the front panel) well secured in place to help assure that I didn't accidentally cause any damage to those very fragile looking cables that were left connected, by any possible movements of either of the iPhone's halfs during the pulling to remove the adhesive strips.

    Russ Levey - Ответить

    It happened to me, by prying the battery connector with another tool I broke part of the socket off the board. However, by placing it exactly back in place the connector could be placed correctly and it works. Lucky.

    Udo Schuehle - Ответить

    I'd like a little more explanation on how to re-attach the battery connector. But in the end I lined it up and pressed gently down till it snapped into place.

    Garret Gray - Ответить

    I skipped the steps removing the screen only because I didn't feel confident at all doing this. For someone who is used to electronics I would really suggest removing it because I imagine the whole process would've been easier. If there's a next time, perhaps I'll do that.

    Garret Gray - Ответить

    The suggestions that recommend skipping step 13-19 apply to some other repair. We replaced the display, and to do so, steps 13-19 are, of course, necessary.

    Gabriel Zachmann - Ответить

    When replacing the battery you should prepare the cable to sit in exactly as you see it in the picture. I had mine all the way back in (with sticky strips) and had to find a way to fit the cable in with the weird way it bends. Dry fit the battery with cable in place - lesson learned.

    Chet Seidel - Ответить

    Good idea. All the instructions were great until I got to the last thing- reattaching the battery connector! I like your recommendation to dry fit the connector so you can get the right bend to the connector ribbon first.

    Tom Rohrer -

    I wish I had seen this also, I feel like this should be in the guide. Mine seems to be working out but I had to force the connector into place a little bit.

    Kevin Harvey -

    I wish I had seen this first! I also had the issue, now I have a permanent discoloration of the screen where the connector is pushing against the back. Hoping that it doesnt lead to other problems. This site is really lacking on the reassembly steps… shame..

    thomasjmaclean - Ответить

    I'm just wondering if my computer would still recognize my phone with the battery disconnected?

    Sare - Ответить

    It appears that I haven’t properly connected the battery back up, since the hard reset didn’t work. I did my best to connect the battery before adhering it to the battery spot, but the connector doesn’t seem to “click” or otherwise confirm that it is properly positioned. The left side of the connector (closest to the battery) seemed slightly raised, which made me wonder if I had done it correctly. So I’m probably going to have to try using my last adhesive strips to lay it in better to allow for a better connection. I’m also worried that I may have damaged the connection spot. Is there anywhere on here where this is discussed? This is my second battery replacement, but first on this particular phone, which is apparently a refurbished one (and which has a slightly different looking connector cover).

    Alex Kosmider - Ответить

    Ah, it helps to discover that it’s actually a 6S rather than a 6.

    Alex Kosmider -

    For those of you replacing the Digitizer you to need follow steps 13 - 19.

    lowestseries - Ответить

    Doing a lightning connector replacement - skipped steps 13-19 as well. No problems.

    cambo.robertson - Ответить

    Hello, Is it necessary to do step 13 to 18 if I only want to change the battery?

    What does can happen if I don’t make all step?

    Juan - Ответить

    I can’t seem to get the battery connector to connect to the logic board. Is there some reason it doesn’t click or do something to hold it in place before the battery connector bracket?

    Leif Rambjor - Ответить

    @lrambjor No special technique; just line it up and press down, and it should snap into place. Make sure there’s no dirt/debris in the socket; give it a blast with some compressed air if needed. And make sure you’re not trying to jam an iPhone 6s battery into an iPhone 6 (or vice versa)—they aren’t compatible.

    Jeff Suovanen -

    So her guys I skipped 13 but when attaching the ribbons( which is the LCD,camera etc ) I got a little smoke while trying to attach the ribbons and now i am not seeing anything but the phone is vibrating and coming on but i cant see anything

    What is the reason

    juniour Bowens - Ответить

    Who are you kidding? Plastic tool” is cute, but totally useless for lifting that battery connector off the logic board. But the smaller of the four long-handles Metal tools iFixit sells as a set worked perfectly well.

    Michael Russo - Ответить

  14. Remove the following five Phillips screws securing the front panel assembly cable bracket:
    • Remove the following five Phillips screws securing the front panel assembly cable bracket:

    • Three 1.2 mm screws

    • One 1.7 mm screw

    • One 3.1 mm screw

    • Incorrect placement of these screws during reassembly will cause permanent damage to your iPhone's logic board.

    Be careful when replacing the screws, not to accidentally put the 1.7mm screw into the center hole, where the 1.2 screw belongs. This can cause "Long Screw" damage, and render your phone unusable.

    damianodessgillett - Ответить

    I don't have the magnetic pad but use duct tape face up in a tray. I write the step number and color of the screw on the sticky surface and let the screw stand heads up on the goo. The screw is presented for the driver when reassembling.

    griffn - Ответить

    I seriously draw a picture of the part, and mark where the screws belong, then place the screw on its location on the drawing! I so don’t want to screw it up(no pun intended)

    lisa OBrien -

    Can't stress enough how important it is not to mix up these screws! Using the 1.7mm screw for the lower left fixing will cause "long screw damage" and kill the backlight on the phone. I believe @damianodessgillett made the same point. Wish we could display a small warning message here to be extra careful for future fixers!

    kev - Ответить

    I use a screw ID technique similar to griffn's; I print out the PDF version of the guide, then Scotch-tape each screw type to the guide at the step where the screw was removed. The screws are then distinguished by size and type at the point where they need to be reinstalled.

    adlerpe - Ответить

    i am trying but only could open 2 screws and cannot open the rest of them, can you help me??

    girlsrock742 - Ответить

    @girlsrock742 - I'm new here, but from what I've seen, questions like yours don't get answered. I have 2 suggestions:

    # Be more specific about what your issue is.

    # Make sure you're using the right screwdriver. (Get a magnifying glass & make sure the screwdriver fits nicely in the screwhead.) This guide is included in a guide I'm looking at, and my guide has a comment that #000 phillips is required for the battery connector bracket above, not #00 as documented. (That comment did not convey to this guide....)

    Good luck!

    Nate Schley - Ответить

    Nate, you are my hero at the moment! Phillips head screw driver PH000 resolved my issue. Greatly appreciative of your chiming in on this comment! Appreciatively, C.

    Carol N -

    Thanks to @griffn & @adlerpe! I've updated the tools list to include the magnetic pad, and -- for us infrequent fixers -- I made a note in the intro text to describe the sort of thing you two noted here in place of the mag pad.

    Also, to @damianodessgillett & @kev - I've submitted an update to the instructions to add the caution you recommend to the step. Hopefully others will avoid the pain of the Long Screw damage.

    Nate Schley - Ответить

    It's possible to damage only a slot of flex cable ? I've opened my iPhone 6 but now front camera, speaker and the proximity sensor are not working. I've bought a new flex cabe to test it, but I have to be sure about that.

    cruz.giovanni - Ответить

    I'm so worried I'm going insert the wrong screw. Does anyone have any suggestions to knowing how to properly tell the size of each screw? I bought a screw set and a magnetic pad but still have the same issue. Not knowing the correct placement of each screw. I'd definitely appreciate any help.

    Patric - Ответить

    Hi Patric! We use a set of calipers to measure our screws, failing that you could use a very fine ruler. If you don't have any kind of measuring equipment, line the screws up on the magnetic mat and sort them by size there. Ideally you only have screws from this step! If you are trying to determine the size of all the screws in this guide, it's probably best to get a real ruler/caliper for the fine distinctions.

    Sam Goldheart -

    Do you have to remove the display to replace the battery?

    Michael Aguilera - Ответить

    It's not absolutely necessary to remove the display, I kept my display propped up throughout the operation. Removal of the display doesn't seem to offer any particular benefit, unless you have problems with the adhesive strips.

    Adam - Ответить

    Hi. I messed up with the screws in the cover guard sheet for the display ribbon and my iPhone 6 plus isn't turning on. Does that mean the logic board is dead or the battery ? Should I throw the phone in the garbage can ?

    nzf - Ответить

    Did anyone even answer your question? I'm having the same issue

    Sare -

    I can confirm it's not necessary to remove anything other than battery bracket. If you support the screen against something as in the picture, just make sure you hold the iPhone absolutely still with one hand while pulling out the adhesive strips with the other. I also used a small piece of tape to hold the screen in place against the box while I worked.

    I am now a very happy customer and am looking forward to another few years life from my awesome iPhone 6!

    Matt Whiteley - Ответить

    There is no need to do this step. No need to remove these 5 screws. Just make sure the screen is propped up against something strong and this step is unnecessary for the proper removal and re-insertion of battery.

    arunhn - Ответить

    100% agree. Step 13-19 are totally unnecessary and just adds the risk of breaking the display connector. “Don’t disassemble stuff that doesn’t need disassembling.” Just ensure there’s no strain on the display cable when removing the battery, i.e. by placing the phone on a non-slippery rubbery surface and fix the display to something sturdy with rubber bands.

    Dormouse -

    I left the front panel connected and it was much quicker. But, if you have to wrestle with the battery, it is much safer with the front panel removed. If you have worked on a few phone before, I'd try removing the battery with the front panel connected. If the battery is giving you problems(like if you tear the strips and have to heat the backside), you can always come back to this step.

    Joel Horie - Ответить

    I strongly recommend you leave the display connectors alone if you can. My battery came out without a fight, but I found the display connectors to be almost tragically delicate, and I had white lines in the display when I booted it. During the subsequent attempts to remedy that situation, things went down hill and now I'm waiting for an entirely new display to try to rescue the phone from repair oblivion.

    kevin hekman - Ответить

    I also skipped all of the screen-removal steps and had nary a problem. Just rubber band the screen around whatever it is propped against and I believe you'll be fine.

    Billy Bob Baler - Ответить

    Hello! I put the screws on in the wrong order and I believe my backlight is dead, iTunes still recognizes my phone when I plug it in, but the screen is blank. Is it possible to replace the logic board or is the phone useless forever?

    Tanya Lyn Willard - Ответить

    You probably connected the cables wrong, try doing this step again and carefully correct your cables.

    June Beltran -

    Remove each screw, tape it to a piece of letter paper, mark what spot it came out of. red, yellow, orange and the 3 reds. This way you can not possibly put them back in the wrong spots.

    smahar -

    I totally recommend doing this step first before removing the battery connector bracket, it will be much easier and comfortable with the screen out of the way.

    Also I recommend drawing the bracket on a piece of paper and place the screws on top of the respective position on the drawing, this way you won't be confused when putting them back.

    June Beltran - Ответить

    I accidentally lost a 1.2mm screw while doing a screen replacement. Will this make the phone malfunction in anyway after I close it back up or its fine?

    Walter White - Ответить

    DO NOT DO THIS STEP. It is totally unnecessary to remove the connectors, and they are a really big pain to put back in, and there is risk of damaging them, and it adds a lot of time to the process of replacing the battery. Just securely prop up the front panel, and then if you gently heat the back of the phone when removing the adhesive strips, the battery comes off easily. I could have saved myself about 2 hours and a lot of frustration if I had just left these connectors in. I wish the instructions here would just include this step (connector removal) ONLY IF the battery doesn't come out easily.

    J Marr - Ответить

    Exactly, just like J, Marr indicates, this step is not necessary. Just make sure you're careful to not move the phone too much, otherwise you can damage the film connectors. Other than that I even heated my phone to remove the adhesive, and thank God, nothing bad happened to it.

    Mc Floyd -

    It’s only necessary if you’re like me an need to fix the screen or water damage (mine fell in water…)

    jacobdanderson -

    I do NOT recommend leaving the display and the rear case connected during this repair. If you run into any resistance removing the battery, or slip in the least removing it, you risk tearing the ribbon cables that attach the two pieces. I did and now I've got to replace the Front Camera and Sensor Cable. Sadness.

    Ergolad - Ответить

    How can't you do step 33 if you don't do 13-19? iPhone 6.

    predylindsay - Ответить

    This procedure is for replacing the iPhone 6 battery and there is no Step 33. You may have been referred to this page from another procedure. Keep that in mind while reading the comments here that may or may not apply to your original procedure.

    Don Lawton -

    I'm missing something here, I want to swap out the screen. How does one skip steps 13-19 if wanting to remove the screen?

    BW Lee - Ответить

    This procedure is for replacing the iPhone 6 battery. You may have been referred to this page from another procedure. Keep that in mind while reading the comments here that may or may not apply to your original procedure.

    Don Lawton -

    Any tips for removing the 1.2 mm screws? Mine won't budge at all with the PH000 and I'm afraid I'm stripping the screws.

    MClare - Ответить

    I had to use the larger bit for ALL of the screws as the small one was too narrow at the tip to actually grab anything. It worked but made it a bit more difficult.

    Heather Best - Ответить

    Is it really necessary to remove the front panel at all, can't you just ask a friend to hold it in an upright position while you work on the battery?

    Peter - Ответить

    I also skipped steps 13 - 19. Just be very careful not to apply to much stress to the connectors in between the screen and the base. For me I also used another box to keep the base from sliding around while removing the battery.

    Patrick Reed - Ответить

    You cannot skip these steps, of course, when you want to replace the display (which was the kind of repair we did).

    When putting the little connectors in place again afterwards, I can recommend to hold the connectors to the display using a little rubber band. That way, they don’t get in the way when you put them in place one by one.

    Gabriel Zachmann - Ответить

    You SHOULD do the steps of removing the display. I have done battery replacements on several dozen phones. Of the ones I did NOT remove the cables, 2 of them had issues directly related to components related to these cables (front facing camera, earpiece speaker, etc.). Although tedious, I recommend removing these connectors to prevent any short circuit when reconnecting the new battery.

    ACMT - 4 years.

    jonbessom - Ответить

    I skipped this step and just affixed the screen to the Iphone box with a rubber band during replacement. I decided to take this risk to prevent some of the other issues that have been discussed when removing the screen. I understand it is risky because if you slip or need to use any significant force to remove the battery, disaster awaits. On my repair, it worked out fine and I ensured that I took my time and kept the bottom of the phone held to the worksurface.

    Michael Kirkpatrick - Ответить

    There are only 2 screws when i opened mine.The centre one and the left top corner one..Is it okay to use it like that..Please help

    Naresh Annepu - Ответить

    If you can try to leave your display how it is. I removed it and it ended with white stripes and touchscreen not working. After a while it touch started to work and stripes went away. I think it was static electricity.

    Kristaps Grinbergs - Ответить

    If you decide to go ahead with this step… I did it prior to removing the battery bracket and found it to be easier. Having the screen off made things a lot easier during the battery removal process.

    Eric Craumer - Ответить

    Two of the screws are damaged and I can’t open them. What can I do to remove the bracket?

    L He - Ответить

    Stay organized with the screws with just a piece of paper. Lay them out, mark ‘em up. Go slow, take your time.

    Sherman Homan - Ответить

    I'm noticing some questions I have that others are asking yet no one is answering. You're all talking about the same problem that I find completely pointless. If you skip steps and it works, good for you move on. There are real questions being asked. Someone asked about losing a screw, would that effect anything? You all talk about the importance of having the screws organized, yet don't explain if someone either loses the screws or have them put into the wrong places. Since no one talks about it, I figured it wasn't as important as you all claim it is. Now my phone seems to not want to do anything anymore. Stop arguing with each other about something so miniscule like skipping steps. 40 comments on this part and 5 people actually have real problems but no answers. So, if anyone actually took the time to read this, my questions are; what happens if the screws are put in the wrong order?(other than the obvious long screw damage) and what happens if we put the phone back together without some screws?

    Sare - Ответить

    @sarery I’m a little puzzled by your question. If you’re not willing to put the screws back in the right place as instructed, despite all the warnings in both the guide and the comments, why would you want to attempt this repair in the first place? But nevertheless I will try to answer. Some screws, if left out, have no noticeable effect. That’s the best you can hope for. Other screws perform a vital function such as providing a path to ground. Some screws are made of nonferrous materials—getting those mixed up can interfere with things like compass functionality. And putting a wrong screw pretty much anywhere can result in cross-threading or component damage. The reason we go to the trouble of providing all these screw markings and measurements is to help you put your phone back together in perfect working order. Which you may still be able to do, if you are careful, and patient. Good luck.

    Jeff Suovanen -

    Thank you very much for that information. That's all I and I believe some other people were curious about.

    That's what I thought this website was for, not post fighting over who's the smarter one and not putting others down. This isn't Facebook

    Sare - Ответить

    well said Sare - perhaps if folk stuck to the subject instead of proving how clever they are (not) there wouldn’t be 44 comments to scroll through to find an intelligent answer

    philbjh - Ответить

    For those who are removing the digitizer, you do need to remove the bracket to get access to cable.

    lowestseries - Ответить

    Definitely do NOT disconnect the screen for the battery replacement!

    The battery replacement worked like a charm but now I am left with whit e stripes in the screen and touch screen functionality is lost despite many tries to get the screen reconnected.

    Indiana Jones - Ответить

    Hello, well I accidentally put the screws back in the wrong order after replacing the charging port, phone turns on but stays on Apple screen, any suggestions? Thank you

    d.rando90 - Ответить

    i have replaced my iphone 6’s screen twice now, first the phones fingerprint sensor wouldn’t work ( the original one ), so i replaced the entire screen ( new fingerprint sensor), but still doesn’t work and now the phones brightness is extremely dim on both screens. So now both screens now are dim and finger print sensors dont work.

    Regan Murray - Ответить

    I have some issue with the 3.1 mm screw. Only this one can’t put it back, but I take off the metal that can turn it on. (I just feel 2~3 circle to turn the screw.) What it’s happen?

    AndyKao - Ответить

    Bottom left 1.2 screw assembly broke off from the mother board and now my phone will not power up . Can there be another reason for the phone not switching on . How important to the function of the phone is the broken screw assembly ?

    Gary Brinkworth - Ответить

    The phone will power on and work just fine without any of the screws in this particular step—the screws are for securing the bracket and keeping the connectors from popping out. I’m not sure what your issue could be, but a missing screw isn’t it! I’d probably start by reseating all the connections and giving it another try. Check the board carefully for damage. Try posting your question in our Answers forum with all the details and you may be able to get some troubleshooting help there. Good luck!

    Jeff Suovanen -

    Thanks for your reply

    even though the screw assembly has broken away from the mother board, this screw assembly was soldered in would not damage the back light or power to the phone ?

    Gary Brinkworth - Ответить

    Initially thought I would skip these steps, as many people said to skip steps 13-19, but I tried proceeding without removing the front panel, and my adhesive strips simply would not remove, even with heating….so off the front panel came. Putting it back (connecting the cables back) was definitely a little panic-inducing, but managed to do it without damage - definitely watch some youtube videos!

    Hannah Hyun - Ответить

    Most companies standardize the screws on their products, but since Apple does not want you to fix your phone on its own, it has set a trap for you to damage it. I think that this criminal action may be entailing a lawsuit.

    br_flavio - Ответить

  15. Remove the front panel assembly cable bracket from the logic board.
    • Remove the front panel assembly cable bracket from the logic board.

    I can’t get the top left screw back in if the cable bracket. Any reason why. My phone has power and back light is coming on. But screen is blank

    Joan Fitzgerald - Ответить

    In my case the top left screw - the orange screw - stayed in the front panel assembly cable bracket and would not come out. Later on I realized that the standoff screw which is underneath stayed fixed in the 1.7 mm screw. In fact this was no problem and I didn’t need to figure out how to remove the standoff screw at step 36. I just put it back in altogether and it worked fine. I actually removed both screws at once.

    Anja S - Ответить

  16. In the next four steps, take care to pry up only on the cable connectors, and not on their sockets on the logic board. Use a spudger or a fingernail to disconnect the front-facing camera and sensor cable connector.
    • In the next four steps, take care to pry up only on the cable connectors, and not on their sockets on the logic board.

    • Use a spudger or a fingernail to disconnect the front-facing camera and sensor cable connector.

    I can not get these electrical connections to reconnect. If there is some secret to this it should be noted. I now have a phone all taken apart and can not get it back together. It makes no sense to only give directions to take a phone apart and not to put it back together.

    douglas hughes - Ответить

    Use sideways bright light and peek underneath as you mate the contacts to align properly. Press very gently and evenly. Others have written that too much pressure in the center may warp the contact.

    mahoffman - Ответить

    I'm having the same problem as above...really upset and frustrated at this point. :( 2/4 connectors (top and right) will 'click' just fine...the other two (bottom two) for the life of me wont connect!!!! :( any suggestions? i feel like i have tried everything. Sucks that is only thing stopping me screen from being repaired....

    alyssaavaldezz - Ответить

    Hi alyssa. Were you able to connect the cables? I am having the same problem

    Veronica del Rio -

    regarding cable connects - if two of the ribbon cables are not properly overlapped around each other, then it will appear as if cable #2 will need to plug into the closest jack, which is actually for cable#3. Look at the two connectors carefully - they are opposite gender and can't be interchanged.

    David Panak - Ответить

    This is good advice, and usually the problem people experience here. There is a very specific way the ribbon cables are layered, and if not correct when reassembled, the reach of the cables will cause you to assume which cable goes where and to try to insert the wrong plugs into the wrong sockets. Please do not try to force them. If they don't snap in easily, examine them closely, and you'll see the plugs and sockets are slightly different sizes, with one wider than the other. Better to take care to note how the cables layer during disassembly, or perhaps mark them to avoid this frustration on reassembly.

    gybeho -

    omg…. thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Stephanie Mille -

    Check order of cables. From screen replacement.

    lee moran - Ответить

    my problem is that the connectors are different the screen i replaced it with the connectors were longer than the broken screen even though there the exact same type of screen

    andrew midgett - Ответить

    Probably just have the cables out of order. Check the posts above.

    gybeho - Ответить

    "gybeho" Ok, but it's impossible to install flex cables out of order. Each one has diferent sizes of docking...

    cruz.giovanni - Ответить

    it is very possible to install flex cables out of order. to most people working on their first screen replacement they do not have the experience to notice that their flex cable connection is different than the dock connection. this causes them to press harder and force the connection into the dock, ruining the connections, if they do not think the they have the cables out of order

    Dakota Navarrete - Ответить

    I'm with Andrew Midgett. The connectors are just plain different in size and orientation. My phone matches what's shown in the picture above. You can see an example of the replacement part if you search Amazon for "Sanka LCD Touch Screen Digitizer Frame Assembly Full Set Screen Replacement for iPhone 6". And Sanka isn't the only iPhone 6 replacement that looks like that, so no hating on that manufacturer here.

    Does this mean that some iPhone 6 phones have one set of connectors and some have a different set? FWIW, the model on the back of my phone says A1549.

    PG McLaughlin - Ответить

    Update: Searching for iPhone 6S instead of 6 on Amazon, I see lots of replacement screens with connectors that look a lot more like what I have and what's shown in the picture above. (One connector has a horizontal orientation, the other is vertical. I can't be sure whether the pins or dimensions match otherwise.) Any wisdom here?

    PG McLaughlin - Ответить

    Had the same problem with the correct layering of cable harnesses. Perhaps an additional photo showing the correct layering would be helpful for 1st timers?

    William Breen - Ответить

    +1 for a photo showing the correct layering and routing of cables. I accidentally routed the home button ribbon above the digitizer ribbon and beneath the power and backlight ribbons. The uneven pressure it put on the digitizer connector after tightening the plate caused my digitizer to not recognize touching the display or made touches appear off center.

    drpotter -

    For everybody who thinks they can skip these steps I commend you. No way I would have been able to get my battery out - two broken strips - without removing the screen. Re-inserting these cables was not really difficult - once the first one is back in place the rest follow quickly.

    Chet Seidel - Ответить

    I tried to reconnect these for ages until I watched a video of someone else doing it.

    Don’t try to line up the connectors by looking at them with the screen leaning on a soda can, just hold the two halves in each hand and line the first one up by feel. Really. After that it’s plain sailing.

    Even with great lighting I couldn’t make this work with the bits on the bench - yet when I picked them up it was really easy to feel them line up. I had all four popped back on in about 60 seconds.

    Pitt Monqui - Ответить

    Please how much is the battery if converted into Ghana cedis?

    Pappy Joe - Ответить

    1 Ghanaian Cedi equals $0.19 United States Dollar. Therefore, the $30 USD iPhone battery kit equals 161.04 Ghanaian Cedi.

    Don Lawton -

    Got it all connected properly but front facing camera won’t work. I heard that connector snap into place but it just doesn’t work anymore. I even took it all apart again and redid that connection but nothing. Bummer, but I’m not a selfie person, I only used it when I was holding my dog on my lap. Everything else works fine after the battery re-install so…whatever.

    C Trigger - Ответить

  17. Use a spudger or a fingernail to disconnect the home button cable connector. Use a spudger or a fingernail to disconnect the home button cable connector.
    • Use a spudger or a fingernail to disconnect the home button cable connector.

    Muy buenas....una pregunta tecnica...si el botón falla o no está bien conectado...al conectar este conector ¿ se apagaría el teléfono?. Repare mi iphone y al conectarlo se me apaga el movil, sin embargo si no lo enchufo el movil enciende perfectamente.


    Berta fernandez - Ответить

    I have the same problem. The phone turns on when I disconnect the home button cable, but turns off some seconds after I reconnect it. Does anybody have a solution?

    Tim Wende -

  18. Make sure the battery is disconnected before you disconnect or reconnect the cable in this step. Use a spudger or a fingernail to disconnect the display data cable connector.
    • Make sure the battery is disconnected before you disconnect or reconnect the cable in this step.

    • Use a spudger or a fingernail to disconnect the display data cable connector.

    • When reassembling your phone, the display data cable may pop off its connector. This can result in white lines or a blank screen when powering your phone back on. If that happens, simply reconnect the cable and power cycle your phone. The best way to power cycle your phone is to disconnect and reconnect the battery connector.

    you missed the name of the second connctor. there are four total

    copykatt - Ответить

    My screen is completely black and i can see the lights turning on when i press the home or lock button. Maybe this cable got damaged ?

    Gabriel Hirata - Ответить

    Perhaps you bought a faulty screen. Often this is the case when it shows completely black.

    William Mullan - Ответить

    When I was preforming this step, while reassembling, I had to connect the digitizer cable four times. On the last time, before screwing the Front Panel Assembly Cable Bracket on, I reconnected the battery connector and turned my phone on (ensuring that I was careful not to damage any cables!) to ensure that all cables were connected correctly and that the screen was fully functional.

    Christopher - Ответить

    NO NO NO ! i am a professional iphone repairman and i strongly recommend against using ANY tool to disconnect the flex connectors if u slip or use to much force you will damage the connector and may cause permanent damage to the phones logic board rendering it completely UNrepairable! Instead gently use the edge of your fingernail and pry up and the connectors will usually come off with very little effort .

    taylor sparks - Ответить

    Fingernails work great as well! However, there's nothing wrong with using a tool, as long as you exercise a little caution. If you've ever seen one of Apple's iPhone service manuals, you'll note that they use the exact same tool as iFixit (Apple calls it a "black stick" and iFixit dubs it a "spudger.")

    Jeff Suovanen -

    I'm pretty sure ifixit are pros, I used them 4 times to fix phones and no problems with using tools for flex cables.

    Dave - Ответить

    If you still have white lines after you've tried reconnecting the connectors and power cycling. Just do a hard reset a few more times, let the phone stay on and wait a while. As long as it's not damaged, the lines will fade over the next hour or so. Your phone will be as good as new.

    grjos - Ответить

    If my screen is giving me white lines and occasional ghost clicks on the right side does anyone know if it’s possibly only a faulty cable vs needing a full screen swap? I’d rather not waste a perfectly good screen.

    Andrew Hill - Ответить

    what if my phone wont turn back on even after following all these steps carefully . i even put the old screen back on and it wont turn on still???

    Daniel Murcia - Ответить

    what if the batery was not disconnected?

    Sergio Midence - Ответить

    Re-connecting display data cable was trickiest part for me - my eyes are old! I had to do it a couple of times as the cable had indeed popped off its connector, resulting in a black screen when turned on. Needs lots of patience and good lighting, also helped to have a really good look at plug and socket under magnifying glass to see how they fit together, and to reconnect using finger rather than tool - this helped me feel when I had eventually connected properly.

    Trish - Ответить

    Followed steps to a “T” - got phone up and running successfully! However, there is a vertical line in the center of the screen that changes color with whatever button is being displayed in the center screen. For example, a dead battery icon shows a red vertical line, acknowledging a blue “OK” button when setting up the phone shows a blue vertical line, etc. Essentially it’s not a black screen or white lines. Could it be that the display data connector is not correctly attached or perhaps a faulty connector?

    Cyndi - Ответить

    I finally got the cables to reconnect. I actually was being to gentle pushing them down. Line them up gently then firmly press them in place.

    halac6 - Ответить

  19. Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the digitizer cable connector. When reconnecting the digitizer cable, do not press the center of the connector. Press one end of the connector, then press the opposite end. Pressing in the center of the connector can bend the component and cause digitizer damage.
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the digitizer cable connector.

    • When reconnecting the digitizer cable, do not press the center of the connector. Press one end of the connector, then press the opposite end. Pressing in the center of the connector can bend the component and cause digitizer damage.

    Reassembly was harder than other i devices I have worked on. A bench light from the side helped a lot with the first cable, the digitizer. The others went a bit better in this crowded space. I had screen lines when testing it out before closing the top, so reinstalled all four connectors here with the aid of a side light and happily, that worked!

    griffn - Ответить

    i crossed over the first two cables initially, when re-assembled; make sure by the WIDTH that you are trying to connect them in the right order.

    awr - Ответить

    How many times can i peel these connections without braking the connection between screen and logic borad

    falken1337 - Ответить

    Is this the breaking down process for the Verizon version of the iPhone 6s? I know the flex cables were different for other versions and with my last iPhone I made the mistake of ordering one that had completely different cable places. Someone please send me a link to one that fits the Verizon 4.7 display!!!

    Bailey Duncan - Ответить

    This break down isn't for a 6S. It is for a plain 6 (no S). Yes there is some differences because of the 3D touch feature.

    Keith Mullins - Ответить

    So what is the fix if there is digitizer damage? Replacing the screen?

    After reinstallation, I am encountering issues with an area of the screen that is not responding to touch. Everything else works fine.

    Anyone have any ideas how I should proceed?

    Jonathan Rivera - Ответить

    I had the exact same problem. I tried 10-20 times and the screen had vertical lines in the middle and the touch function didn't properly work. Then I discovered the issue. I had damaged the first connector (lcd connector) when reassembling the screen.

    What I did was to carefully with a tweezer press the damaged ones in to the correct position. Than I heard a solid "click" when I attached it and I got really hopeful.

    I finished with the rest of the connectors and put the bracket and screws back to Place and hit the powerbutton. IT WORKED!

    So, look at the first connector with a magnifying glass, the shortest one, closest to the camera. Maybe I got a little lucky when I managed to fix the connector without replacing it. Good luck. I feel your frustration all the way to Sweden.

    // Simon

    Simon Tengstrand -

    I mean digitizer Cable= the first connector (lcd connector).

    Simon Tengstrand -

    I had the most issues when reassembling with this step. The plastic tool is a fail in my experience since not enough pressure could be applied using it. I just ended up using my finger and that worked 10Xs better. My advice, watch a few YouTube videos of people reconnecting the connectors and you'll be fine.

    grjos - Ответить

    I have dis-connected and reconnected several times with the white line appearing each time. The screen however seems to be responsive. I did lose a 1.2 mm screw. Is it the missing screw or did I damage the digitizer connection?

    Charlotte - Ответить

    I had the exact same problem. I tried 10-20 times and the screen had vertical lines in the middle and the touch function didn't properly work. Then I discovered the issue. I had damaged the first connector (lcd connector) when reassembling the screen.

    What I did was to carefully with a tweezer press the damaged ones in to the correct position. Than I heard a solid "click" when I attached it and I got really hopeful.

    I finished with the rest of the connectors and put the bracket and screws back to place and hit the powerbutton. IT WORKED!

    So, look at the first connector with a magnifying glass, the shortest one, closest to the camera. Maybe I got a little lucky when I managed to fix the connector without replacing it. Good luck. I feel your frustration all the way to Sweden.

    I had three screws left when I did some repairs on my iphone 4 and that didn't matter. It worked like a charm :)

    // Simon

    Simon Tengstrand -

    I mean digitizer Cable= the first connector (lcd connector)

    Simon Tengstrand -

    Be especially careful in this step or your iPhone won’t respond to your touch after reassembling.

    Ume Nishikino - Ответить

    My home screen button is not working after reassembly, not only the Touch ID but the actual button doesn't work. I have iPhone 6S . How can I fix this? Thanks

    Sissy -

    I noticed that I had bent this connector. Barely. After about a dozen connect/reconnect attempts, bent it back and everything works as intended. Prior to bending it, was getting white lines and touchscreen was unresponsive. After bending and reconnecting, fired up exactly as it had prior to disassembly.

    Heywoz - Ответить

    I had the exact same problem. I tried 10-20 times and the screen had vertical lines in the middle and the touch function didn't properly work. Then I discovered the issue. I had damaged the first connector (lcd connector) when reassembling the screen.

    What I did was to carefully with a tweezer press the damaged ones in to the correct position. Than I heard a solid "click" when I attached it and I got really hopeful.

    I finished with the rest of the connectors and put the bracket and screws back to place and hit the powerbutton. IT WORKED!

    Thank you Simon - this was really helpful. I too suspected I had broken the digitizer connector also. Tried reconnecting 5 times before I saw your comment with resulting white lines and no touch screen. Applied moderate gentle force using long nose tweezer across width of connection and clicked and worked. Glad I read the comments as was looking at new digitizer purchase prior to reading your comment.

    Will - Ответить

    I Had two repairs on separate phones, and got sloppy on the second one and pressed the middle of this connector with my finger. It bent the right side ever so slightly. I thought I’d read the comments before ordering a new screen and I’m glad I did. I then took a closer look and saw on the right side the two rows of points at the end weren’t running parallel anymore. Using the tweezers from the kit I squeezed the misaligned rows back true and tried one more time to install, focusing on the right (previously damaged) side first to ensure it snapped into place. Voila! All is well.

    Excellent instructions, great products, and REALLY HELPFUL COMMENTS! Thanks!

    Clint Casanova - Ответить

    This was the hardest step for me. The iHold helped a lot. Used my fingers for all the connectors. Just make sure the cable that goes to the lowest connector is placed above all before trying to insert any.

    Pau - Ответить

    I’ll strongly agree that this is the most difficult and time consuming step of reassembly. As Pau has stated it is vital that the cables are layered in the correct order before you begin attempting the connections.

    Check back to Step 21. It’s not clear from the photos, but the ribbons can be run under each other. The display connection and the home button connection can become transposed at Step 21.

    If in doubt, check the size of the connections and re-order accordingly.

    Dom Gernon - Ответить

    After reassembling I have 3 letters on the virtual keyboard that don’t do anything anymore. It is the B, H and U. Could this be related to this (another) connector. (the screen is also broken but this time I only replaced the battery an it worked before this

    Erik Wegman - Ответить

  20. Remove the front panel assembly from the rear case.
    • Remove the front panel assembly from the rear case.

    Is it not possible to start here? Just leave the screen assembly attached and only replace the home button?

    Joeri Boersen - Ответить

    Please don’t do that. You will break your cables almost assuredly if you leave it attached to your phone trust me

    Curtis Jordan Lenox - Ответить

    Is front camera supposed to be attached to the digitizer?

    Neos Kosmos - Ответить

    It would be worth noticing, either at this step or below, the order of the stripes. Reassembling the fron panel requires them in the correct order, and “follow the instructions in reverse order” is not enough if there is not a detail on how the cables are ordered.

    Roger - Ответить

  21. Remove the two 1.9 mm Phillips screws securing the home button bracket.
    • Remove the two 1.9 mm Phillips screws securing the home button bracket.

    Again, you need a #000

    Tobias - Ответить

    My new part had the left home button bracket screw installed. You need to remove it (and can re-use it) before putting the home button bracket back on. If you are attempting this repair, you probably don’t need this tip. But just in case!

    eschrank - Ответить

    Confirming what eschrank said. When re-assembling the home button onto the new front panel assembly remove the pre-installed screw, place the home bracket on the assembly then re-use the pre-installed screw to fasten the home bracket (left side).

    Gregory Hall - Ответить

    After I finished reassembling my phone, I had an annoying clicking noise when using the phone. I opened it again and found a lose screw sitting near the jack module! It’s the one you can see in step 21 picture, over the circled one on the right. It shouldn’t be removed (there’s no reason) and I absolutely don’t know how it got lose. I’ve put it back where it belongs and will see how things go. (If I don’t add anything after this comment, that means everything’s back to normal.)

    gourgou - Ответить

  22. Remove the home button bracket from the front panel. Remove the home button bracket from the front panel.
    • Remove the home button bracket from the front panel.

    It is possible to over-tighten these screws, causing the home button to malfunction.

    doog - Ответить

    It is also possible for the tiny metal piece (not really a screw) that goes over the center of the home button to come out of the bracket & be lost, which will cause issues for making contact when the button is pressed. Now I can't seem to find any kits with a complete replacement...not sure if this is going to affect my fingerprint id capability because I'm having another issue of my phone being disabled due to the cracked lcd that caused the security code to be input several times which has locked me out completely. I'm still trying to find a way to not lose the pictures and videos that I haven't downloaded to my computer. Anyone have any ideas on either issue? Thanks in advance! ;-)

    Dawn - Ответить

    Are the home buttons for a 6 plus and 6s plus interchangeable?

    Sheila Smith - Ответить


    Rosie Godinez - Ответить

    When going backwards, and reassembling, this is where you change from Phillips #00 driver, back to Phillips #000 driver.

    Robert de Schepper - Ответить

  23. Use the point of a spudger to disconnect the home button cable connector by pushing it up and away from the home button. Use the point of a spudger to disconnect the home button cable connector by pushing it up and away from the home button.
    • Use the point of a spudger to disconnect the home button cable connector by pushing it up and away from the home button.

    During this step, I couldn't separate the two connectors. I accidentally managed to tear the flex cable which passes under the LCD shield/plate and up to the other LCD connectors which attach to the motherboard. Can this cable be replaced to restore Touch ID functionality if everything else is intact?

    I can't see any special chip on that part, just seems like an I/O connector?

    James - Ответить

    Yep you can. Touch ID functionality won't be lost.

    Didier Daniel -

    I have managed to separate the connector with quite a lot of patience and perseverance. Although there is no sign of physical damage on either side (button end, button-cable/plate end) the Touch ID functionality was lot. Assuming that the damaged side is that of the button cable/plate, this item is not sold on the EU store.

    Massimo Pinto -

    I have found by gently heating the broken screen side with a heat gun or reworker, it makes removing the home button and the connector so much easier to remove with the tip of the spudger and a press on the home button from the front side

    darren - Ответить

  24. The rubber membrane surrounding the home button is very thin and tears easily. Apply mild heat (with an iOpener, heat gun, or hair dryer) to soften the adhesive securing the home button membrane.
    • The rubber membrane surrounding the home button is very thin and tears easily.

    • Apply mild heat (with an iOpener, heat gun, or hair dryer) to soften the adhesive securing the home button membrane.

    • Using your fingertip, apply firm, constant pressure on the home button from the front side of the display assembly, until the membrane starts to separate from the front panel.

    • Do not push the home button all the way through—you only need to get a corner free so that you can pry it free with a spudger.

    I used a hair dryer on this part. It made removing the home button extremely easy. Just take it slow

    peterhubner - Ответить

    I too used a hair dryer and slow pressure as did Peter. I found that the adhesive would slowly release if I just held a little constant pressure with my finger and waited.

    Patrick Langvardt - Ответить

    This being my first time I found that this step and the following steps to be the most difficult and time consuming. It required A LOT of patience because the rubber membrane and the adhesive holding the cable really don’t want to release without sufficient heating and I was concerned about overheating the assembly. Using a hair dryer on the slowest setting finally worked.

    fiftysomething - Ответить

    Cette étape demande vraiment de la patience. J’ai juste attendu en exerçant une faible pression et au bout d’un moment ça s’est décollé.

    Il ne faut pas mettre trop de pression et avoir un bon éclairage pour voir l’état de la membrane au fur et à mesure.

    Chloé Bossuette - Ответить

    I made the mistake of not using a hair dryer, I slowly pried the part up but in doing so the adhesive strip was no longer reusable. With no glue in the house I used a piece of the old battery adhesive strip as I changed the battery first. I cut the strip into very fine pieces, placed them under the steel cover plate in order to pinch the rubber gasket. Changing the battery and glass plate was easy but the tiny adhesive strip held me up for over an hour. Without the adhesive strip on the rubber gasket the push button will not work. I need to find out what glue is suitable for this application.

    Joseph O'Brien - Ответить

    Joseph, I use this tape. The version I use is made by 3M. I find it’s a good compromise—strong enough to hold well, but loosens with heat and isn’t so strong that you rip the membrane (or whatever delicate phone part you’re working with) should you need to remove it. I’m not endorsing Amazon; you can get this stuff on eBay, from most phone repairers, etc. It comes in 1mm, 2mm, 3mm, 4mm, 6mm, 8mm, 1cm—just about any width you’d want, and is fairly easy to work with.

    ​1mm x55M Clear Double Sided Strong Adhesive Tape For Phone LCD Screen Repairby GENNEL DirectLearn more: https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B019OSYR1Q/r...

    Bonnie Baxter -

    Hair dryer worked the best!!! just be patient, takes like 5 min… use the tip of the spudger and skratch a little bit on the corner.

    Renata Torres Balderas - Ответить

    I used the heat from my halogen bulb desk lamp and it did the trick right-away

    Rich Tea - Ответить

  25. Peel the home button the rest of the way off of the display by prying gently with a spudger. Peel the home button the rest of the way off of the display by prying gently with a spudger.
    • Peel the home button the rest of the way off of the display by prying gently with a spudger.

    Don't get in a hurry with the ribbon. Heat and a gradual constant pressure did the trick.

    Patrick Langvardt - Ответить

    • Use the point of a spudger to carefully separate the home button cable from the adhesive securing it to the front panel.

    • If the cable doesn't separate easily, apply heat using an iOpener or hair dryer to soften the adhesive, and try again. Be careful not to damage the cable.

    This step really requires patience- I had to heat the area several times and “spudge” from both sides before the cable successfully loosened. Even under a strong magnifying glass, it will look like the middle section with the tiny circuit board is fused into the plastic, but it’s just strong adhesive, which eventually softens.

    Dan - Ответить

    Dan, is there any source that indicates the maximum temperatures to which you can heat the different areas of an iPhone when necessary to loosen adhesives? Or time/power parameters for specific heat guns?

    Tomas Delaveau -

    This part almost killed me. In the video, they’ve already loosened the adhesive so she pops it right off. The hair dryer should be set to hot and low blowing. It’ll take a few minutes & a few tries) to loosen the adhesive. I aimed at all sides of the cable (ie at both ends where the cable meets the case & straight on at the circuit board). To finally get it off, I mixed up using a spudger to play with it and a very fine tweezer to finally get a good enough grip to pull the button assembly off.

    dhcohen67 - Ответить

    I believe is better to heat the panel from te outside because the heat transfer would flow in a way that the adhesive will be at a higher temperature than the cable

    Tomas Delaveau - Ответить

    would love to know temperature allowances/tolerances here. how hot is too hot? What temp does the adhesive relax at?

    flow in - Ответить

  26. Once all the adhesive has been separated, remove the home button from the front panel.
    • Once all the adhesive has been separated, remove the home button from the front panel.

    • If you are replacing a broken front panel, there may be glass shards stuck to the home button. Carefully remove any remaining glass before transferring your home button to a new display.

    • Your replacement part may come with an extra Phillips screw already installed left of the Home Button. Remove the unnecessary screw so that you can reinstall the home button bracket.

    One thing to note for re-assembly. You have to make sure the home button is firmly in place. Otherwise, a lack of adhesive will cause the home button to sink into the iPhone after it's fully assembled when you try to press it.

    rskrobe - Ответить

    Are you sure that you screwed the metal plate back in far enough? I don't have any issues and can't believe that Apple would rely on adhesive to hold the home button from sinking into the phone. Especially as it's the most pressed button on the iPhone.

    Thomas Hallett -

    Yeah, you have to buy new gaskets if you want you're home button to stick to the digitizer frame when pressing. Don't believe me? Just see what happens when you press the button without new adhesive :) And heck I bought 50 gaskets for only $5 from China.

    Didier Daniel -

    On the old screen,there were 2 little rubber covers that fit on the screw mounts (that hold the pentalobe screws from Step 1) that I transferred to the new part.

    jefowler4th - Ответить

    I would add a few extra steps to this (i had to disassemble and reassemble 5 times).

    First, adding the Ifixit forward facing camera replacement, and I would add the steps 12-16 fromt his guide on how to take off the heat shield (also has the fingerprint cable).


    Thanks again.

    Roland Bodenheim - Ответить

    after placing the home button again, it dose not read my finger prints anymore! any idea? Thanks.

    Khal Sh - Ответить

    For all the iphone 6 series once the original home button ribbon is torn or damaged the touch ID will never work again. Even if you replace the home button/ribbon. This is a security feature implemented by Apple. Once the original cable for the phone has been damaged or replaced, the touch ID functionality is gone forever.

    Tony - Ответить

    Dear After replacing the cracked screen successfully I turn it ON and the apple logo keeps coming and going as if it is like rebooting continuously any IDEA?


    cesarclaudio - Ответить

    I'm having the same issue. Did you ever get a response to your question?

    Kevin Rivera -

    This is missing a step ... most replacement screen assemblies also are missing a small metal plate that sits under the place where the home button connector and flex cable connector rest. Apparently without this metal the touch ID cannot be enabled. That said .. I'll not know on this phone since after following these directions and finding out I needed to pull apart the home button a second time to place this metal plate there the connector would not separate and it ripped the flex cable from the connectors completely. Now it's time to get a new home button and touch ID will never work on this phone again :(

    cueball - Ответить

    My new screen comes with the home button cable, if I just swap the original home button to the new front panal will I retain touch ID? Or do I need the original cable too?

    nathanation - Ответить

    if you want touch id to work the cable going from the home button to the logic board must be changed also


    Eric Ocegueda - Ответить

    That isn't what my home button looks like? It didn't have the little sensor on it, just the button and it still worked but now doesn't... Anyone know why?

    Emie Jayne - Ответить

    despues de serguir la guia fue exitosa solo que tengo un problema no reconoce la huella me dice error al configurar el touch id alguna solucion???

    CHARLES - Ответить

    When I was transferring my home button, it was covered in tiny shards of glass as the instructions warned. I found I was able to remove many of the shards and to clean up the button by wrapping a piece of scotch tape around my finger sticky side out and then gently dabbing at the shards.

    davechar - Ответить


    Does this iOS update mean that it is no longer necessary to replace the cable going from the home button to the logic board as well?

    Peter Barnett - Ответить

    The only “problem” that I had, was that the home button connector on the iFixit replacement screen assembly was “floating” and made it very difficult initially to connect the home button cable connector. i eventually glued it down to the screen assembly with some Pritt glue and the connection was easy.

    Peter Barnett - Ответить

    Thanks for everything.

    I just bout the Fix Kit from iFixit, I did every step 9-11 times, carefully. Everytime I try to turn on the phone when everything is assembled it won’t turn on. The screen remains black eventhough the phone is on and itunes can detect it. if I put the broken screen back I get the creen powered on.

    Is my recently aquired screen replacement broken? Thanks

    Will - Ответить

    Solved. The new screen was not working. I now hace some stains on the upper part of the screen.

    Will -

    I had set my phone up as an erased “new iPhone” prior to the repair. After completing this repair my Touch ID appeared to be working normally and I added 4 fingerprint profiles. After a few hours Touch ID failed and the fingerprint profiles disappeared. Attempting to add them again would not work. After performing a “Hard Reset” the previously entered fingerprints returned and functionallity has been completely normal for a couple of days now. I will repost if another failure occurs.

    Steve Mattson - Ответить

    When moving original home button to new screen, a tiny dab of adhesive from a Pritt Stick helped hold the cable onto the front panel. Great guide, all worked well, and touch ID working, thanks.

    Mike Cowley - Ответить

    My home button was extremely loose when installed in this fashion. To help remedy it, I installed the gasket sandwiched between the button and glass instead of on the rear face of the button. Not perfect, but a much better feel. Prior to that, the button actually stuck out further than the glass.

    kwschnautz - Ответить

    So my repair went off without a hitch, but my home button when I click it kinda has a hollow-like sound/feel to it, is it something I did wrong?

    Peter Keller - Ответить

    You didn’t show removing the top part, camera, etc.

    William Wong - Ответить

    I did not have a hair dryer on hand so I used the metal tweezers very carefully to lift the gasket and connector. Reinstalling it was tricky but I found sticking the connector back onto the two tiny pins made it a lot easier to guide the button into place.

    Nicholas Hooker - Ответить

    I replaced my battery and my screen on an Iphone 6 for under $100. My phone looks and works like new. Great online tutorial, just go slow and be careful. I dropped a screw in the carpet and thought I was screwed. By some miracle I spotted it, the size of a pin head. Use a magnetic try if possible and do the work over a tile floor. I’m 66 years old, you can do it!

    Thomas m Burke Jr - Ответить

    On the screen I purchased from iFixit, the the connector’s cable was .5mm too long so that it wouldn’t fit on the two tiny pins. But I have put it all back together and it works great.

    Greg Scott - Ответить


To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Its a good advice to remove the battery power before mounting the flex-cables.

There is power on the second logic-board (even if the phone is turned off) connector from top, misplacing it while assembly can cause short circuit.

peter - Ответить

Will the short circuit damage the logic board or the camera / earpiece assembly? I'm worried just encountered this very issue even though the phone was off. FF camera and earpiece not functioning.

Eagle Micro -

Battery assembly is one of the important procedures working with manual is the best way to repair an iphone 6 screen

Electronics nano -

Good advice two: When removing the LCD back shield plate have in mind that the home button connector attached to the shield plate is Very fragile. Its adhered to the screen. Use very little force and do not heat the adhesive too much because then it become even More fragile.

I use ifixits metal spudger without heat but one small mistake and it can be teared.

peter - Ответить

I have now changed two of these on my phone from different suppliers and both haven't worked!

Could it be that both have been defective products or am I doing something wrong!?!?

Kieran -

Hi love what do you do or how do you get replacement cable the one on the screen if you break it I tried fixing my screen before I read your post and yes I tore that tiny cable crying now how do I fix that or even can I.

Tracey day -

What seems to be the issue you face from the possibly defective parts?

Corun MCCarthy - Ответить

There's so many non-Apple manufacturer's out there that it could be any set of issues. Low quality adhesive or misalignment of the bezzle has been my issue but most Non-Apple LCDs will work fine. And I'm surprised how fast the i6 and i6+ LCDs have came down in price without sacrificing quality. I think Apple's low $100 repair price point has something to do with it.

Eric Thomas -

i try to repair 2 iphone 6 screen and now i have 2 iphone 6 with only lines in the screens and those 2 screen where working just fine

what iam doing wrong ??

djcornelissen - Ответить

i had this problem when i was checking out if my lcd was working when i pulled the glas of.

The problem was i didn't plug the 2 lcd kabels good in.

Taron -

Make sure all the cables are down correctly. You also may have purchased bad screens.

Steve -

I was informed by Apple today that the Home Button from original Iphone 6 damaged screen, must be installed on the new replacement screen, otherwise the phone will not operate.

metropcseverettmall - Ответить

how can i remove the home button in order to replace it on the new front panel?

nicolasmangoldmoro -

I tried one on amazon and repair my iphone6 easily.It works perfectly ,the replacement part does sit slightly higher than the oem Apple assembly.I think they have products QA strictly.

here is the product


569330811 - Ответить

i tried one on amazon,repair it myself and it works perfectly.The replacement part does sit slightly higher than the oem Apple assembly.I think it very good!

569330811 - Ответить

If you reassembling the iphone 6 display do you have to put a glue for it?

Amar Dwarka - Ответить

Can this be used to replace a cracked iPhone 6s glass?

dg1 - Ответить

Wrong order of cords? Steps 14 &15.

I am trying to reinstall the cords and for some reason, the cords seem to be in the wrong order. Can someone help??!!!

laurensmolic - Ответить

Yes very simple fix. This likely happens quite often. You have to lift on the top cord and allow for the middle cord to be repositioned in its proper place. You'll see what I'm talking about upon further investigation! Good success mates. My issue is these darn Chinese screens being defective. Serious issues with pixels and "lines" down middle of screen.

Nikola Tes -

Do the cables on an iphone 6 display fit on the board of a 6 plus? Simply want to test this board and dont have a 6 plus screen assembly at the moment

Josh Layall - Ответить

My replacement screen isn't still flushed near the mute button. You can see the light bleed at night. How do I fix it?

Michael C - Ответить

My 6 plus screen is cracked, and only about half an inch all the way down on the side shows my screen (sometimes it doesn't, the rest is black with colored lines running down it though it also changes colors sometimes). If I drag my screen down for the notification center I can kind of see it bounce down alittle for a moment.

How do I know if I just need a new panel (about $26) or an entire screen/LCD replacement ($100+)?

palidinodh - Ответить

Unfortunately, it's not possible to replace the front glass separately without a lot of expensive equipment (and a lot of practice). You will need to replace the entire glass and display assembly as a unit. Be sure to follow the correct guide; the iPhone 6 Plus guide is here.

Jeff Suovanen -

My fingerprint isn't working. It'ss not even recognizing a fingerprint is being used. What could be the issue? Everything else works.

Austin Prince - Ответить

I had the same problem and last week I upgraded to iOS 10 and VOILÁ, fingerprint WORKING!

I think it is because the fingerprint is configured to work and match its unique iPhone motherboard, So when I changed the screen it lost the connection. Hope it works 4 u!

One thing: I upgraded to iOS 10 doing a FULL RESTORE because I wanted to start from ZERO!

Gabriela -

Why go this route when going through apple is cheaper?

jonathanzollinger - Ответить

Firstly, some people don't have access to a local Apple Store. For example, some more rural states like Alaska, Iowa, or Idaho only have one Apple store, and Montana doesn't have any. Besides that, if you're skilled and confident enough at this procedure it is more convenient to do the work yourself rather than having to go out and get the job done on someone else's schedule.

Evan Noronha -

Because you're wrong and it's not cheaper. Buying the parts here is expensive. Elsewhere it's like $20-30 so.. duh.

roundo32 -

Hello jonathan I have no choice then do it by myself

because apple refused to repair an iphone 6 which I had the battery replaced by an unauthorized apple service who’s battery wasnt

good quality so I’m going to fully restore my ol’ iphone 6 replacing the battery and the screen from ifixit and give him a long life I hope! maybe, we’ll see later…

GINO Verg -

wow this was tricky. i recommend you do this in the beginning of the day with full daylight and patience!

my hand started shanking and my eyes went blurry after one hour. that didn't help!

i replaced the wifi/gps/bluetooth flex ribbon cable just last month so was feeling confident going in.. its not for the light hearted. you can do it but allow several hours

i though the part i'd received was wrong as i couldn't get the digitiser connector and the three other connectors reconnected.. on the right of the front facing camera.. then i realised i had them in the wrong order, after i'd stuffed around with them for ages.

good luck everyone!

sarah - Ответить

its a tricky job. do it in the morning with full energy and daylight!

my hand got shaky and my eyes got blurry one hour in.

sarah - Ответить

My daughter broke her iPhone on Sunday.

I ordered the LCD panel and Digitizer repair kit the same day.

It got to Oslo, Norway Wednesday.

The replacement was smooth and easy using the guid, fixed the Phone and made dinner at the same time.

Spent 50min in total.

Very good experience :)

trulshaugen79 - Ответить

Can I ask where you bought from? I’m in Oslo too and need a fast screen. Tusen takk

Stefan O -

Helpful guide, I had to go ahead and remove the LCD shield and front facing camera as well. The camera was the only difficult thing.

One question- does anyone know why one of the pentalobe screws is refusing to go back in all the way?

Lauren May - Ответить

Sometimes the screw holes/threads in the display don't align perfectly with the ones in the case. Try pressing down gently on the lower edge of the display and see if the screws go in any further. When the display is aligned correctly, the screws should go in very easily. Just experiment a little, and you'll get it. The only exception I've found is with cheap replacement displays, where the alignment can be a lot more difficult to get right because the part itself isn't really within spec.

Jeff Suovanen -

Just replaced my screen assembly - pretty straightforward. Now, touch ID doesn't work...yay. Any suggestions?

jlapic - Ответить

Hey bro I have had difficulty trying to bring back life to the fingerprint scanner aswell , Anyways it will successfully function properly if you update your phone via iTunes not through the the iPhone settings !, For a better success rate I suggest you fully erase your iPhone through iTunes and start again through its 10 for example ✊ Good luck !

Jimmy Hira -

Hi bro hope this guide can help solve your problem:


Jennychan -

Once my replacement screen is all plugged in the very bottom of the touch screen doesn't work....like when in calls I can't select favorites, recent calls or voicemail. What did i eff up

caseys211 - Ответить

I also have this issue! Can anyone help with this?

Gabriel -

I have the same problem. Could you please let me know how you have solved it? The very bottom of my screen is not reacting at all.

Gaby Luong -

I replaced my screen several times. However this time the very bottom of the touch screen doesn’t work/isn’t reacting anymore. (Not able to text or swipe up my control center). Does anybody know a solution for my problem? I would be very grateful.

Gaby Luong -

Read the instructions and comments on this step. You most likely have a digitizer with an incomplete connection to the logic board. Disconnect it and reconnect it, making sure the socket is clean and the connector gets fully seated, and try again. If that doesn’t work, you may have a damaged connector, a damaged cable, or a faulty replacement part. If your old display still works, swapping it back in for a quick test may help you narrow it down. Good luck!

Jeff Suovanen -

Hi all,

I did this and worked great, although for some reason the on/off button wont work. What do I do now? It was working before hand but isn't now :o

Thanks for the great website!

David Gibbons - Ответить

If your replacement screen looks bluish, try turning on "Night Shift" in "Display & Brightness" setting at all times (e.g. 10AM to 9:59AM), and then adjust the "Color Temperature" until it looks natural. At first I was upset that my replacement screen looked different, but now it looked as good as the old screen!

ace1905 - Ответить

Great tutorial. Very simple

Lakeram Edmond - Ответить

I have done numerous iphone 6 front assembly replacements but the last two i ordered from ifixit have been defective which means one thing.. I just lost a client. If you order an iphone 6 full assembly, I would go ahead and order the most expensive one. The less expensive ones ( had this problem with the last two I ordered) do not close near the volume buttons.. you can see into the phone and there is a ripple right above the home button anytime the slightest pressure is put on the phone .. either on the screen or home button. Thats two assemblys being returned for being defective. I have been fixing phones for quite a while and this is the first time this has happened to me with any of the parts I ordered from ifixit. Pretty disappointing. Now I have to take this phone to a repair shop and pay them to do it and pay full price just so I can get the phone back to the client. What a bummer.

gocaps25 - Ответить

Hi there, gocaps25! I'm sorry to hear about the trouble with those displays! We'd like to take care of these problems for you. Please contact our iFixit Pro team as they know best how to help. The quickest, easiest way would be through this page: http://pro.ifixit.com/contact


Kadan Sharpe -

I did this, all good but touch ID dont work anymore, i changed back to the original home button, erased my phone and restored, still not working, any advice ?

Jarkko Kononen - Ответить

I know it’s an old question, but just went through this and eventually got it working.

Using a new button got me an error on startup that said TouchID could not be enabled. When I swapped in the old original button, that error was not longer present but TouchID setup went right to “Failed”. I did a full DFU reset of the phone, not just an Erase. Restored from backup with iTunes and it finally worked.

Matt Warren -

Just completed this replacement now.

I'm in China, so i ordered a replacement screen on Taobao for about 300 RMB ($40) and followed these instructions.

Very clear guide, excellent photos and it really pointed out the mistakes not to make.

It took me about 30 minutes on my lunch break at my desk. And now my fully functioning phone is back - home button works, front-facing camera works, earpiece works. All good.

If you take your time, get the correct tools and follow these instructions to the letter, I think pretty much anyone could do this replacement.

Thanks to the author and other commenters for providing input.

Mike Ward - Ответить

Easy peasy. Only fiddly part was trying not to tear the membrane on the Home button. The accompanying video did not mention disconnecting the battery but was helpful for orientation. Magnifying glasses helpful for old farts.

Lawrence Ebisuzaki - Ответить

Issue: iPhone 6 "y" spot when texting (with the phone being held upright) isn't reponsing when pressed. The screen isn't cracked, looks great.

Of course, it's been turned on and off. Would replacing the screen fix the dead spot or am I wasting my money.

tgodwin06 - Ответить

This is a good guide, but it is literally a miracle that reattaching the ribbon cables fixed my iPhone touch unresponsiveness. Seriously, a direct answer to prayer.

Joshua Boak - Ответить

i think i've screwed up in the way, after replacing my screen both my cameras and flash stopped working, it must have got short circuited. can someone please guide me through fixing it, i'm sure the screen and the cable are genuine as they are from another iphone.

Santosh Karnati - Ответить

The only way you could have short circuited the parts is if you did not disconnect the battery. It's more likely you did not connect the cables correctly and inadvertently disconnected the rear camera cable during reassembly. Have you tested the flash using the flashlight feature or only the camera? It's possible the flash isn't firing solely because there's no camera detected.

Evan Noronha -

I'm disappointed in my replacement assembly. Looking at the comments, it seems that I'm not the only person who's assembly leaks light above the mute rocker and seems less "touchy" than the original screen. Clicking an "a" from the onscreen keyboard, for instance, rarely results in an "a" showing up. You've got to punch at it a few times, which becomes really annoying after only a few sentences.

I've ordered other replacement screens from iFixIt and have been very happy with them in the past. The iPhone 6 replacement assembly isn't quality and I would not recommend purchasing it.

shon - Ответить

Hi there, Shon! Thanks for your feedback! Sorry to hear about the light bleeding trouble. We'd like to make sure you're satisfied with your purchase with us, so I've contacted you via email so we can try and resolve this issue and get you taken care of. I look forward to your email response. Thanks!

Kadan Sharpe -

Shon, did they get you a satisfactory replacement?

Blake Fosdick -

Awesome! I used this to learn and did my 1st screen replacement! NOW I'm confident starting my business!!!!

rondellrandall - Ответить

I purchased the front panel assembly to repair a cracked screen. After completing the repair, the iPhone would not turn on - it went into a reboot loop, intermittently showing a flashing red screen. I did a hard restart, (unsuccessfully) attempted a DFU restore, all with the same results. Eventually, I checked all the connections on the front assembly to the phone one by one (with the phone disassembled, I plugged in each connector and CAREFULLY booted up the phone). Eventually I narrowed it down to the home button connector on the new front assembly. With this cable attached the phone would not boot, without it connected the phone booted immediately (obviously without a functional home button).

I swapped the aluminum plate from the original front assembly with the new front assembly (the aluminum plate has the home connector cable attached). This immediately fixed the problem and the phone immediately booted and has worked perfectly since then.

Toby Leftly - Ответить

Hi Toby, thanks for your feedback! Sorry to hear about the trouble. We'd like to make sure you're satisfied with your purchase with us, so I've contacted you via email so we can try and resolve this issue and get you taken care of. I look forward to your email response. Thanks!

Matt Fuss -

Thanks for the great and accerssible guide. Having repaired a few iPhone 5's, this was really easy to get into. However I do have one perssisting problem.

I bought an iPhone 6 replacement screen assembly from the eustore. When assembling everything, I found that the home button connector cable on the bottom of the display unit (step 25) is too long in my replacement part. Thus, it overlaps with the little circuit board part of the home button cable, so the metal bracket does not fit too well when reassembled. This causes the home button to bea little loose, so it can't be fastened in a flush position with the display glass. This bothers me so much that I disassembled everything again, to try and change the position of the wires, without finding a satisfying solution. Is this a known problem with the display assembly?

Christoph Ley - Ответить

I have the same problem, I assume. The bracket didn't seem to sit flat when mounting to the screen, and now the home button wobbles.

kwschnautz -

Followed this guide to fix my broken front panel assembly (got a little mad and my phone paid the price unfortunately). Fortunately though I was able to purchase this kit, and while nerve-wracking, it all worked out great.

irosstheboss15 - Ответить

I have a replacement lcd panel for my iphone 6plus. my screen is black and unresponsive. how do i make sure my phone is powered down before beginning repair? how do i power it down if the screen is black and unresponsive?

Kelly Pinette - Ответить

First make sure it is on, you should be able to toggle the silent/ring switch, and it should vibrate if the phone is on, if not, it's probably off (unless you've disables vibration settings). If the phone is on, you might opt to leave it for a day or so to run the battery down to be safe. Otherwise you'll want to be very careful opening the phone and disconnect the battery, carefully, as soon as you can.

Sam Goldheart -

If I buy the screen assembly with digitizer, can I use the old, working home button with the new screen? How would I go about removing the home button assembly for both screens? (old and new). Would it just be the same as step 26 and attaching the touch ID one instead?

Hasitha Fernando - Ответить

Follow steps 20-26 to remove your original home button from the broken screen. If your new screen comes with a home button, remove it as well. Put your original home button on the new screen and then install the screen.

Jeff Suovanen -

The screen I replaced was completely smashed, the islack and suction couldn't hold it so I taped up the screen and used the islack again.

So easy to replace, but just be careful with the home button, it is stuck on real good so prize it out slowly and carefully.

Peter Chan - Ответить

So step 17 with the display cable. I have reconnected it and power cycled 5 times. Still the same result with the white lines. Does the connector come loose that easily? All of them are snapping into place. Any suggestions or have I ruined the screen?

volvoboy29 - Ответить

It doesn't come loose that easily. My guess is, it's not getting fully reconnected to begin with. Disconnect the battery, disconnect the display, reconnect the display and then the battery, and do a hard reset. If that doesn't work, you may have a bent pin, a damaged display cable, a defective display, or some other issue.

Jeff Suovanen -

Thanks for the reply Jeff. I rechecked everything....even the pins. The display is actually defective. I charged it up and powered it on to see the full display. On the left side there is a crack under the screen....Like inside the digitizer itself. It bubbles out like the screen is busted and seems the white lines are like a domino effect from that. Must have happened at the warehouse. The shipping box had no damage and neither did the screen itself. Was the first defective product I've gotten from Ifixit....So it was a surprise. Hopefully they will swap them out so I can finish this iPhone. Thanks again for the reply.

volvoboy29 -

Great guide! If you're attempting to replace a broken screen and save a few bucks, then you probably bought the LCD + Digitizer, without the button, earpiece, and camera. I would direct you to the Front-Facing Camera and Sensor Replacement guide, with one quick note about the home button: In order to have a functioning home button with touch ID it will need to be connected to the device. I almost missed removing the LCD back-plate from my old display. On the back plate is the cable to connect your Home button to the device. It's important so I would recommend removing the back plate immediately after step 26. It can be removed by unscrewing 3 of the 00 Phillips head screws from each side of the bracket. You should end up with 3 from each side and 1 more from the top right of the screw button, making 7 in total. Re-installation of the back plate can be a bit awkward as you have to either turn the display on its side or replace the screws from a horizontal angle. I hope that helps anyone who had trouble like me

Dalton Chaney - Ответить

This is all true, and we have a complete guide specifically for this scenario. It is linked in the introduction above. ;)

Jeff Suovanen -

I purchased the front panel assembly to repair a cracked screen. After completing the repair, the iPhone would not turn on - it went into a reboot loop, intermittently showing a flashing red screen. I did a hard restart, (unsuccessfully) attempted a DFU restore, all with the same results. Eventually, I checked all the connections on the front assembly to the phone one by one to be sure they are connected well. Still the same problem. I saw someone else posted a comment with the same problem and found the problem to be with the home button connection. So I unplugged the home button first from the front assembly with no improvement, then I unplugged the home button from the phone side with no results. I put the original screen assembly back on the phone and it works great. Does anyone have any ideas or solutions I would greatly appreciate it?

David - Ответить

I found that the the front camera ribbon cable assembly which was pre-assembled with the screen was faulty causing the red screen of death bootloop and the phone worked after I unplugged it. So I took the original off of my original screen assembly and put it on the new one. Now it works great. It is disappointing that after paying for the complete assembly I still had to change and move things around. I hope nothing else goes out on this screen in a few days.

David -

I replaced the display on an iPhone 6. Transferred the home button and front camera components to the new display. Put it all back together. Worked perfect for about 20 minutes then all of a sudden the display disappeared only the backlighting is working with no image. I opened the phone back up to check the connections. All were fine. Decided to plug in the old display and boom backlighting with an image. I'm guessing the new display is no good or has anyone had a similar problem and was able to rectify it??

adahm87 - Ответить

Left out the last half of disassembly

Aerial L - Ответить

Sounds like you needed the Front Panel guide, not the Assembly guide. This guide is a simpler version for a more complete part. The intro warns "If your replacement part does not have a speaker or front-facing camera sensor cable you should follow the complete transfer guide." Check that guide out instead!

Sam Goldheart -

Das ist alles schön und gut ! Ihr solltet aber erwähnen das alle Teile so klein und filigran sind das man das mit bloßen Auge kaum sieht !! Ich bin nicht gerade ungeschickt und habe es nicht wieder zusammen bekommen!!

mariodiluciano - Ответить

Worked great! Just be systematic in the way you store your parts (screws, mainly) during dissassembly. I used the plastic grid on the back of the iFixit bit case.

Ryan Lenz - Ответить

This really helped me understand in detail how to replace my ihpone scree:


Matt M - Ответить

Can anyone help me here? I've followed all the steps to replace the front panel assembly and my phone still won't turn on. the front panel assembly works on my other (Newer) I Phone 6. Battery and Lightning connector work fine. the screen will not turn on an the phone just beeps. it connects to iTunes but askes to enter my password.

kreigmartinez - Ответить

If you want to avoid a potential "error 53" in the future when updating your iPhone, you will need to get the screen metal shield from the cracked screen and replace it on the new screen. The screen metal shield has the cable that connect the home button to the motherboard.

If you just replace the cracked screen with a new assembly one ( which has its own metal shield and home button cable glued to it ) the iPhone motherboard could potentially not recognize your home button sensor and go into "brick mode" .

There is a video from the guys at ifixit.com explaining this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IEWAQiu...

I cracked the screen of my iPhone 6 and will replace it myself following my suggestions

Patrick Putignano - Ответить

Error 53 was resolved with iOS 9.3, so there's not really much danger of bricking your phone anymore.

Jeff Suovanen -

I replaced the cracked screen and ported over the metal shield from the cracked screen in order to avoid any potential issues with the home button.

The hardest part was to unstick the lower connector of the home button flat cable: that glue was quite strong and the possibility of damaging the flat cable was quite realistic!

Thanks to the guide all went well!

Patrick Putignano - Ответить

Ho ricomposto l'iphone dopo la riparazione, tutto ok, dopo 10 minuti si è spento il display e ora non rimane nero, ho ricollegato il vetro vecchio e anche quello non funziona, come posso risolvere per favore?

andrea spirito - Ответить

I replaced the iPhone 6 screen. Turned it on. It came off, then before fully booting, went off, then went on, then went off ,,,,

What could be causing this? Can I fix it?

korr - Ответить

Ihr seid unschlagbar - SUPER

Herwig Pohl - Ответить

der TocuID funktioniert nach dem EInbau nicht mehr, egal wie vorsichtig man ist. Oder gibt es einen Trick?

TracksettaZ -

Eine super Anleitung! Der wechsel des Display hat mit der Anleitung super funktioniert! Der Homebutton konnte sogar mit viel ruhe ohne erwärmung gelöst werden. Ebenfalls konnte das Jabel am Homebutton ohne Erwärmung gelöst werden!

Florian Hüppeler - Ответить

Every step was perfect, thank you very much for this manual. Saved my phone.

diegotrujillor - Ответить

I replaced the front panel and have no issue with display however Touch ID is not functional at all. Ive checked connection. Its got the plate screeer

Down on top of the connector. Am I missing something?

nickpalumboculver - Ответить

I am having the same issue, did you figure it out?

P Cho -

Even with having to pull the camera and home button replacing the screen really isn't too hard of a repair. Just follow the instructions and mark your parts (including screws) as you remove them.

Nate - Ответить

Great informational guide. Highlighting the concerns in red helps you to identify the possible failure/focus points. Replacing the digitizer and the Touch ID button were made easy because of it. Thank you for the detailed illustrations. The excitement I feel completing this project is so satisfying!

Carlton Walker - Ответить

I just replaced my front panel assembly for my cracked screen. Even though it took me forever ( I am slow!) everything went well. The only trouble I had was when I was screwing in the last screw! I tried and tried and finally reopened the face and took a look. One of the screw holes in the tab of the new screen replacement cover had not been drilled through! I worked on it a little, bent it and then it broke off. I now only have one screw in place of the original 2. The cover of course snaps into place nicely and it is holding with one screw. What would you do?


hello to all guys, after replacing the front panel, my friend to whom i replaced the panel says they have occasionally the freezers of the touch screen when unlocking the phone or answering the calls .. quite random! we have to replace the spare part but the problem seems to remain .. do you have an idea of ​​how to proceed?

thanks to all


AndreaBaglione - Ответить

A Apple Engineer told me once, that you can avoid losing Touch ID functionality or Error 53, if you consequently disable Touch ID beforehand.

Anyone can support this statement?

Andy Moser - Ответить

I replaced a cracked screen on an iPhone 6. Changed the home button from the old screen to the new. Double checked all my connections with a dual lens magnifier for proper connection. Reassembled everything……… BUT now when I turn it back on to reboot all I get on the screen is the apple icon with a white background………. HELP???? It will flash on and off every few seconds with the same apple icon in the middle of the screen with a white background and won’t fully reboot. What am I missing? is the new screen kit bad? Should I swap the back metal shield with touch ID cable? I’ve fixed more i5’s then I can count but this is my first i6 fix…….………..

schumade - Ответить

Update, I put the old screen back on and it works fine. Is the new screen I bought from ifixit bad?

schumade - Ответить

EASY! Just don’t drop a screw, or two in my case! Good thing my 5 y/o daughter has god eyes because it was dropped in heavy pile carpet. Works great.

omnicarelabs - Ответить

what is the panel that you have to take off the old screen and to put on a new screen?

Bobby Sands - Ответить

Great guide, thanks a lot. A comment about why it is useful to disconnect the battery might be helpful in Step 10-12.

Daniel Koester - Ответить

Easy to do.combonation of the steps and video. I didn’t disconnect screen but supported it like the picture. Hardest part was removing adhesive and then putting new adhesive back on. The Ifixit tool kit was essential. Back to full power in 20 minutes.

John Gans - Ответить

It won’t let me buy $@$* ,’:(

Steven Herculano - Ответить

one of he screw in the home button refuse to come out.. :( I use the 000 screwdriver that I bought in the ifixit kit, and only one of them is not coming out. i’m stuck.

Kerenvaisman1 - Ответить

I took this on. I though it would be easy, but it did get a little difficult for me mostly because I’m an old guy and my eyes aren’t that great anymore, so handling the tiny screws and getting the microphone and proximity sensor assembly all back together right was a challenge. I think if I get one of those hood things with the magnifying glasses I’ll be a better iFixiter. Other than that everything worked just as I expected and as described in the tutorials. I completed a successful replacement of my wife’s cracked iPHone 6 display. She’s very happy and I’m very happy because we saved a good chunk of change and she only had to be without her phone for about 4 hours. It did get a little “dicey” after the first hour of her not having her phone…but…mission accomplished….LOL!!! Thanks iFixit!

Gordon Campbell - Ответить

Tolle Anleitung, die Reparatur hat super geklappt, danke dafür!

Jannis Jasperneite - Ответить

In your tear down you did not mention the removal and reinstall on the touch button ribbon heat plate. When I purchased my new screen / digitizer it did not come with one. When removing the screws, Three on the left stripped out. It was a pain… had to take it to a local phone repair place to have them extract. After that it was ok until reconnecting the (4) ribbons. they would not connect in sequence. After a frustrating time, figured out the heat plate was not installed correctly. There is a little flap at the top of the new screen that had a small piece of tape that needed to be removed. Then that flap needed to be placed under the plate to allow the ribbons to align. Have to say that steady hands really help. Those micro screws are tricky with large shaky hands.

Richard W - Ответить

I replaced my cracked screen with a screen from RSTH on amazon, I did everything right but I think I may have scratched up the cables on the replacement screen because once I turn on the phone, I have lines all over. Is there any way to fix this or will I have to get another replacement?

Miguel Gue - Ответить

Mit dieser Anleitung ist der Austausch des Displays wirklich sehr gut gelungen und war fast ein Kinderspiel!

30 Minuten und schon glänzte der Bildschirm wieder. Das iPhone funktioniert tadellos!

Danke! Einziges Problem beim Zusammenbau: oben links sitzt das Display nicht ganz bündig! Dieses Problem wurde aber weiter oben auch schon von einigen Nutzern beschrieben. Ob es nun daran liegt, dass die neue Displayeinheit nicht exakt passt oder der Einbau nicht ganz korrekt ausgeführt wurde?

Kerstin Berger - Ответить

Touh does not work anymore!!! any ideas? I only replace the display and battery, I kept the same Home Button. But now now Touch ID. !!

Francisco Martinez - Ответить

I follow the steps and it turns out that my touche id did not work, but I figured out how and now my touche id is working again without hustle

Bon -

Anyone have experience with a damaged thermal plate? Replacement screen/digitizer did not come with a thermal plate so I transferred from the broken screen. New screen lights up but when I plug in the thermal plate cable screen goes black. When I unplug it the screen comes back on. Will a new thermal plate fix this?

Steve henderson - Ответить

I just replaced a cracked screen and a worn out battery with iFixit parts. Very straightforward, I had read the instructions and watched the video several times, and never even had to refer back to them during the procedure. One tip for you guys, when you sell a battery, does it not make sense to also sell the special tapes that hold it to the case? double sided tape works, but still, you are missing out on a perfect opportunity for an add on sale (would you like fries with that?). I sure would have ordered them if prompted…

Robert Janowski - Ответить

I just replaced the screen and battery on my IPhone 6 and everything went without a hitch, even when the adhesive strips broke. However, once I installed the screen and turned it on, the colors look dull, like they are lacking contrast. All the functionality is working correctly, and the screen is perfectly responsive. Is this an issue with the part? could it be a problem with the installation?

Marina Menendez - Ответить

Really great guide. Pictures are super clear and the screw size identification is great. Tip for keeping track of the screws - use a white piece of paper and note the step and screw size and then place the screw next to the note so you don’t lose track of each screw.

Also, really easy to break the home button cable strap. Perhaps follow the guide which says use heat, rather than force. Let’s just say I broke mine. Now I have no touch ID. First world problem.

Mark Earl - Ответить

Very thorough and concise. I completed this and was extremely pleased with the clarity of the guide. The only part that made me nervous was the reconnecting of the digitizer display cable and the like. Other than that, I felt ‘somewhat’ confident armed with this guide. Many thanks!


kackonator - Ответить

I have just replaced screen assembly. New screen is very dim after iPhone starts -up. Could this be a problem with proximity sensor?

The screen only seems dim at the point the PIN number is required (seems oK when Apple logo is displayed during bott process).

Darrell Haslam - Ответить

@haslamit Make sure Auto Brightness is turned on in Settings, and Reduce White Point is turned off. Open Control Center and watch the brightness slider as you slowly walk from a very bright area to a very dark one and back. If the slider doesn’t move and brightness doesn’t change, there may be a problem with your new screen or with the screen’s ambient light sensor. It could be malfunctioning, or could be installed incorrectly. Also, sometimes new screen components are covered by protective films that need to be removed before installation. Hope this helps!

Jeff Suovanen -

I have replaced 4 iPhone6 screens now with this iFixit part and this guide.

Great job. Please keep it up.

StarrDan - Ответить

Hi there, I followed each step back and forth (minutely) , and the screen wont turn on. When I connect the damaged screen back erverything seems to work.

Is there any step I may be doing wrong? Thank you.

Will - Ответить

That sounds like a pretty straightforward case of a faulty replacement part. If it came from iFixit, just contact the customer support folks and they’ll fix you up with an exchange unit. Before you do that though, compare the new display with the old one and make sure it’s the correct part—I keep seeing first-timers trying to install a 6s display in a standard iPhone 6 or vice versa, and that’s never going to work no matter how many times you try ;)

Jeff Suovanen -

After I change my screen if I connect de home button my screen will not came on what can be de cost please some one should help

Don Papi - Ответить