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  1. iPhone 6 Lightning Connector Assembly Replacement, Pentalobe Screws: 1 단계, 이미지 1/1
    • 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 P2 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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 -

    or some masking tape with sticky side up and the ends folded underneath on a piece of paper, then you can write notes like

    “1.4mm for FOO bracket →”

    “7x2.3mm for EMI cover, different one by camera →”

    The arrows point as appropriate.

    If you drop something, put a flashlight on the floor & shine it across the floor — Turn off ceiling & other lights off to maximize the shadow from the flashlight.

    Bass Clef -

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

    Jennifer Porter - 답글

    Which torx is this T?

    klemenecanze - 답글

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

    Claes -

    I have to use the P2 right?

    Aman Singh - 답글

    The best advice I can give is not to perform this operation over carpet.

    Bruce codding - 답글

    I'm an amateur, but I was able to replace the parts almost perfectly while looking at this explanation, thank you very much.

    irichin.3.26 - 답글

    was fairly easy more nerves than anything, one thing one should have on hand is alcohol just in case its needed. also if one doesn’t get the entire tape strips out, use the alcohol like suggested and lift the battery up. Then can grab the remaining tape strips with tweezers and pull it out. Easy to put back together just make sure the connectors are in. The screws are tiny so take your time. I plugged it in and it started charging and it worked. Great to have my 6 back for a trip as I wanted to use it for the camera, also my game phone so nice to have a battery that lasts. Yes having a flat place to put the parts and put them in separate area so they don’t get mixed up. It took about a hour with hunting for a spare bottle of alcohol.

    Greg Wischmeyer - 답글

    The first step should always to be to backup your phone as there is always a slim chance that even a simple battery replacement may render the phone inoperable and data on it lost.

    Jim - 답글

    Please do not forget to remove the SIM-Card tray!!

    Steffen Albrecht - 답글

    I didn’t need to remove my sim card tray when I did my iPhone 6 battery replacement. Why do you suggest to remove it?

    Jim -

    You dont need to remove sim card while battery replacement

    bertan - 답글

    Did mine today, with iFixit battery and iFixit tool kit. Did not need suction cup, to open case, as it had partially sprung open on left, as a result of a badly swollen battery. Supported base and screen with a bookend and rubber bands. This kept these parts at a 90 degree angle, so that screen did not need to be removed. IFixit screwdriver tips were perfect fit. Somewhat difficult to remove battery adhesive strips, but slow and steady got it done, after mild heating with hair dryer. Took about 3 minutes to reposition battery connector…just a wee bit tricky, to position correctly. Was careful to place top of screen in place first, and remainder snapped into place with light pressure, and replaced the 2 pentalobe screws.

    Will highly recommend iFixit for such a repair. Repair kit and battery, are first rate. I give this an 11, out of 10.?

    Len Drasin - 답글

  2. iPhone 6 Lightning Connector Assembly Replacement, Anti-Clamp instructions: 2 단계, 이미지 1/3 iPhone 6 Lightning Connector Assembly Replacement, Anti-Clamp instructions: 2 단계, 이미지 2/3 iPhone 6 Lightning Connector Assembly Replacement, Anti-Clamp instructions: 2 단계, 이미지 3/3
    • The next two steps demonstrate the Anti-Clamp, a tool we designed to make the opening procedure easier. If you aren't using the Anti-Clamp, skip down three steps for an alternate method.

    • For complete instructions on how to use the Anti-Clamp, check out this guide.

    • Pull the blue handle backwards to unlock the Anti-Clamp's arms.

    • Slide the arms over either the left or right edge of your iPhone.

    • Position the suction cups near the bottom edge of the iPhone just above the home button—one on the front, and one on the back.

    • Squeeze the cups together to apply suction to the desired area.

    • If you find that the surface of your iPhone is too slippery for the Anti-Clamp to hold onto, you can use tape to create a grippier surface.

    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 - 답글

    WORKED PERFECTLY… easy, no harm at all…. thanks a lot

    carlos restrepo -

  3. iPhone 6 Lightning Connector Assembly Replacement: 3 단계, 이미지 1/3 iPhone 6 Lightning Connector Assembly Replacement: 3 단계, 이미지 2/3 iPhone 6 Lightning Connector Assembly Replacement: 3 단계, 이미지 3/3
    • Pull the blue handle forwards to lock the arms.

    • Turn the handle clockwise 360 degrees or until the cups start to stretch.

    • Make sure the suction cups remain aligned with each other. If they begin to slip out of alignment, loosen the suction cups slightly and realign the arms.

    • Insert an opening pick under the screen when the Anti-Clamp creates a large enough gap.

    • If the Anti-Clamp doesn't create a sufficient gap, rotate the handle a quarter turn.

    • Don't crank more than a quarter turn at a time, and wait a few seconds between turns. Let the Anti-Clamp and time do the work for you.

    • Skip the next three steps.

  4. iPhone 6 Lightning Connector Assembly Replacement, Manual Opening Procedure: 4 단계, 이미지 1/1
    • If you don't have an Anti-Clamp, 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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    How do you know Tom>

    Shawn - 답글

  5. iPhone 6 Lightning Connector Assembly Replacement: 5 단계, 이미지 1/1
    • 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 - 답글

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

    Tobias - 답글

    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 - 답글

    That’s a very clever idea, thank you!

    Megan Telliano -

    I did this too and left it throughout the repair. Super easy, and prevented phone from slipping and damaging the display cables.

    Felicia Johnson -

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

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

    Kristaps Grinbergs - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

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

    Kemonie Elliott - 답글

    Suction cup with blue handle is so stiff it would not hold a suction. I ended up putting it in very hot water for about 5 minutes before I was ready to use it, that did the trick.

    lgjerry - 답글

    The MORE iFixit plastic tools you have available for this step the merrier. It was effortless with two.

    Michael Russo - 답글

  6. iPhone 6 Lightning Connector Assembly Replacement: 6 단계, 이미지 1/2 iPhone 6 Lightning Connector Assembly Replacement: 6 단계, 이미지 2/2
    • Pull the plastic nub to release the vacuum seal on the suction cup.

    • Remove the suction cup from the display assembly.

  7. iPhone 6 Lightning Connector Assembly Replacement, Opening up the phone: 7 단계, 이미지 1/3 iPhone 6 Lightning Connector Assembly Replacement, Opening up the phone: 7 단계, 이미지 2/3 iPhone 6 Lightning Connector Assembly Replacement, Opening up the phone: 7 단계, 이미지 3/3
    • 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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    Yes - important to get those two rectangular brackets in place first but not all the way as you say.

    JustinO'Brien -

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

    alvarezgarcialuizfernando - 답글

    Good thing am reading this prior to beginning any disassembly or re assembly. Thanks guys for the great tips

    Anthony Arenas - 답글

  8. iPhone 6 Lightning Connector Assembly Replacement: 8 단계, 이미지 1/3 iPhone 6 Lightning Connector Assembly Replacement: 8 단계, 이미지 2/3 iPhone 6 Lightning Connector Assembly Replacement: 8 단계, 이미지 3/3
    • 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 - 답글

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

    dcommins - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글


    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 -

    I feel like I just pulled off a minor miracle, successfully detaching and reattaching those four connectors. In the past I have also used the lean-against-a-box variant. Now I carefully apply several short pieces of painter’s tape to create a temporary “hinge,” in combo with the lean-against-a-box variant. If the bottom piece could be SUCCESSFULLY SECURED [painter’s tape loops?] to my work surface this should avoid needing to deal with the four connectors. IMPORTANT NOTE: At the end of the day this repair will ALWAYS be about pulling the white stretchy adhesive tape out from under the battery. And again the painter’s tape comes into play. This last battery replacement when I started to pull out the two adhesive strips I also, several times, applied enough tape to combine the strips and form a single grab point. Also, removing the “vibration” block allowed the the pull angle to be insanely shallow. Slowly-but-surely, both strips successfully emerged and battery was totally released.

    Michael Russo - 답글

    • 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.

    #000 needed here

    Dave - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

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

    Matthijs Rog - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    The PH000 screwdriver I received cannot remove the smaller screw…

    Michael Pesenti - 답글

    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 - 답글

    @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 - 답글

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

    Matt - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

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

    Thomas Hayes - 답글

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

    povman - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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.


    I am surprised by all of the comments about the screwdriver bits being the wrong size - I have done several iPhone repairs now with the tools provided by iFixit, and the screwdrivers work perfectly for me every time.

    Joe - 답글

    I bought the Ifixit tool kit on amazon for $70 and i don't see any 3.2 mm or 2.2 mm in the black box. does anyone know what screw i am supposed to use because i have no idea what i'm doing wrong. I opened the bottom screws on the Iphone 6 just fine but for the inside screws i dont see 3.2 or 2.2. can anyone help me? i hope I didnt waste $70 on the wrong thing.

    YuhBoiiJay - 답글

  9. iPhone 6 Lightning Connector Assembly Replacement: 10 단계, 이미지 1/1
    • Remove the metal battery connector bracket from the iPhone.

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

    mjcoughlin70 - 답글

    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 - 답글

  10. iPhone 6 Lightning Connector Assembly Replacement, Disconnecting the battery connector: 11 단계, 이미지 1/1
    • 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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

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

    jaksbackpack - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

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

    Sare - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

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

    cambo.robertson - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    @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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    Reattaching the battery connector was one of the more difficult parts of this repair. Once you place the battery on the rear cover and the adhesive sticks you cannot make any adjustments to position (even though I tried to just place it as lightly as possible at first). I did a dry run attaching the connector and placing the battery before removing the adhesive cover but I did not get it to sit the quite the same after removing the cover. I had to fiddle with the battery connector quite a bit to get it in place.

    Raymond Rinaldi - 답글

  11. iPhone 6 Lightning Connector Assembly Replacement, Removing the front panel assembly cable bracket screws: 12 단계, 이미지 1/1
    • 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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

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

    girlsrock742 - 답글

    @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!

    Bass Clef - 답글

    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.

    Bass Clef - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    I agree that it is not necessary to perform steps 13-19. I just successfully replaced my battery and skipped steps 13-19. I kept the screen assembly out of the way be securing it with a rubber band to a heavy candle jar. Note that even Gwendolyn, in the video for this batter replacement, does not mention disconnecting the screen.

    Robert Blackburn -

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

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

    predylindsay - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

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

    L He - 답글

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

    Sherman Homan - 답글

    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 - 답글

    @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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

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

    lowestseries - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    I have to use PH000 right?

    Aman Singh - 답글

    Xmas day here 2020 and i decided to skip separation of the screen from the base. got the battery out no problem. did remove the vibrator plate and felt that really helped to remove the adhesive strips. just keep the screen nicely propped up and you should have no problems. not seeing any reason at all to remove the cables and screen.

    keith florine - 답글

    Are there any other alternative i can use to unscrew the 1.7 mm screw?

    mormi mormi - 답글

  12. iPhone 6 Lightning Connector Assembly Replacement: 13 단계, 이미지 1/1
    • 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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

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    • 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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

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

    gybeho - 답글

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

    cruz.giovanni - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    +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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

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

    Pappy Joe - 답글

    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 - 답글

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    • 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 - 답글

    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 -

    If you look in the prior steps , it clearly says to disconnect the battery when disassembling and reassembling.

    Anthony Arenas -

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    • 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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

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

    William Mullan - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    what if the batery was not disconnected?

    Sergio Midence - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    i went through all the steps, except i forgot to disconnect my battery, now my phone has lines and i can see horizontal pixels (as in the images are not smooth anymore). when i performed power cycle, the screen is still the same. What can i Do

    kingsley Jide - 답글

    During the reassembly, the ordering of the ribbons on the iFixit part at the top of the phone were mis-layered. The display data cable connector and the digitizer cable connector (steps 18 and 19 in the guide) were swapped in there ordering. This was fixed by my disassembly of the camera bracket following the guide 'iPhone 6 Front-Facing Camera and Sensor Cable Replacement'. This allowed me to fix the layered ordering of the connectors.

    Ryan - 답글

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    • 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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

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

    falken1337 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    Bonsoir je voudrais savoir si c'est possible que l'a ou l'on coche la nape de l'écran tactile peut se de fixé

    Et comment faire si c'est le cad

    francoislevi akolia - 답글

    My first attempt resulted in loss of touch response to a vertical column of app icons on the screen. From the Safari app at the bottom to the top of the screen, every app icon in that column was unresponsive to touch. Couldn’t open them. And this was true for every screen, including a corresponding bundle of letters and numbers in the same screen location when trying to use the keyboard. I did a hard reset any number of times without success until I finally realized the pattern: the vertical column of unresponsiveness.

    I remembered the caveat about connecting the digitizer cable — don’t press the center, do each side — and figured I must have made a bad connection. So I opened up the case again and went all the way down to the digitizer connection and did it more carefully, as advised. Sure enough, problem solved. Take the precaution.

    William Damkoehler - 답글

    Replacing the digitizer cable was accomplished by moving the base to line up with the flexible connection then using a finger to press into place feeling that the connection was correct worked, then pressing into place with a click of confirmation. the rest of the cables fell into place afterword.

    Teri Wright - 답글

  17. iPhone 6 Lightning Connector Assembly Replacement, Separating front panel assembly and rear case: 18 단계, 이미지 1/1
    • 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 - 답글

    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 - 답글

    Is front camera supposed to be attached to the digitizer?

    Neos Kosmos - 답글

    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 - 답글

    I successfully left the screen assembly attached while replacing my battery. I even had my adhesive strips break off and had to spray isopropyl underneath the battery and then grab the strips with tweezers, but I was still ok. I can see why it’s recommended to detach the screen assembly, but if you rubberband it to a stable support and are careful not to jerk the lower case, it’s possible to accomplish the repair while skipping several steps.

    eswecker - 답글

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    • Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the Lightning connector assembly cable and fold it out of the way of the speaker.

    My new part with the lightning connector did not have a foam backer. I carefully removed the one from the old part and used a small dab of glue with a toothpick to place it. I wasn't very careful and ended up tearing the foam, but I glued the pieces on, essentially reassembling them again.

    xtophr - 답글

    I bought a replacement part from iFixit due to the lightning port was not working properly and followed this guide. Up until replacing the antenna cable. I admit one part is my fault, i was looking properly and i was trying to push it in to the screw hole next to the original antenna connector and i think i may have damaged it. I put it in the correct connector and it found my carrier but with only a low signal, one or two bars sometimes no service. I tried to make a call but it instantly said call failed after a few minutes i was able to make a call. I asked them to call me back which it did call on their phone but no activity on mine so it just went straight to voicemail. I replaced the old part and the phone worked good as new other than the doggy lightning port. So i put it down to me damaging the antenna connector. So i brought a new one from amazon as the part was now out of stock on iFixit. i followed the same steps and put the antenna in the correct place with no force and still having a problem.

    brandonf08 - 답글

    When I had to replace my Lightning Connector, the single most difficult part was reseating the antenna connector and re-installing the microphone! They are TINY, and poor alignment of either is bad!

    Kurt - 답글

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    • Use the point of a spudger to lift the antenna cable connector up off of its socket on the logic board.

    it is a pain to disconnect and reconnect, it is one of the longest parts for me

    James - 답글

    You may find it easier to leave the bracket on the speaker housing and just slip the wire out of the bracket. Then as you put things back together, attach the connector before slipping the wire back in to the bracket as you will have more slack this way for connecting it up

    phonesurgeon -

    It is easier to disconnect it later, when the speaker is removed.

    Reconnect takes a little time and patience ;-)

    Tom Long -

    My new part with the antenna wire did not have a foam backer. I carefully removed the one from the old part and used a small dab of glue with a toothpick to place it.

    xtophr - 답글

    It took me quite some time both to disconnect and reconnect. I actually don't know how I got it to finally reconnect. Maybe I was overly worried about bending it, took me about a half hour.

    Ian Deshotels - 답글

    Same thing here. Reconnecting the antennae was the hardest part of the job, but i finally got her.


    Did I bork my connector? http://imgur.com/a/iqX5I - after reading these comments on reconnecting, I think I'm just eye fatigued, but I can't get that %#*@ connector back on there again....

    keimel - 답글

    This step was the longest for me, too. Getting it off wasn't so bad, but reconnecting took me about 20 or 30 minutes. I was using the curved tweezers to hold the wire and the flat end of the spudger to press the connector down. Be patient, it will take a while unless you get lucky lining it up just so. Make sure it goes down flat and square. It doesn't take a lot of pressure, but I didn't feel any noticeable "click". But I did feel it going on correctly when I finally got all the planets to align.

    Todd - 답글

    The antenna reconnection is the most difficult step. I spent 2 hours last night just trying to reconnect it. In fact I gave up and moved the iPhone to a safe area to attempt again in the morning. But then I tried one last time and success, somehow. My success: started by putting the wire side of the connector down (lower left) and then rocked up and right with the flat end of the spudger. It kind of rocked into place with an audible click.

    Big picture: You've got to read all the comments before beginning the repair. There's gold in here!

    James Logsdon - 답글

    I've been trying for over an hour to get the antenna connector back without success. Have the speaker out and may try it with the speaker in... very frustrating.

    After getting ready to give up making the antenna connection, I tried the old antenna connection and it popped onto place on the first try. Then tried the new connection and it popped into place on first try. Maybe something misaligned, old connector maybe helped realign so new connector now worked. Everything back together and working perfectly.

    Gary Menszyk - 답글

    Repair went well. However, when I reconnected, i had no service and it did the "1x" that was very frustrating. Brand new parts but they didnt work quite right???

    Charles NElson - 답글

    Could not get the new connector on. Then it snapped off the cable. I cut the old cable at about 1/4” from the end and stripped a bit. It went right on. Just soldered the wire to the broken end. Fingers crossed!

    Ron Gustavson - 답글

    Hey Ron did this work for you? I pulled my wire out from the connector

    Daren Stahl -

    Reconnection proved to be very hard for me as well. I found it easier to see the two parts lining up if I positioned the phone so I could look from low down on the SIM side (I had to use a magnifier). I also found that lining up and pushing them in was easier with tweezers rather than a spudger, which seemed to move around too much.

    Matt Smith - 답글

    Same issue as @cnelly111 — No service and 1x everywhere I go after replacing the lightning connector assembly (has an antenna on it). Very disappointing. Going to disassemble and try reattaching it…

    Gabriel Medina-Kim - 답글

    Did you ever get it to work? Just did mine and having the same problem, worried that I’ll have to take it all apart again.

    Ian Donnelly -

    Reconnection was a challenging part of this guide. To help, I left the antenna cable free from the cable clip until I had reconnected it. In one hand I used the tweezers to hold the antenna connector in roughly the right place above the socket on the board and used the tip of the spudger to gently press it into place. It took me no longer than 5 minutes to get it connected. However, others have had to persevere longer, to be patient and don’t force it. It will go on!

    Afterwards I carefully removed the small foam pad from on top of the old antenna and used a tiny square of double-sided tape to attach it to the new antenna. Others have successfully used glue.

    graemebagnall - 답글

    Watched a video online and the guy used his finger to click the antenna back on. I did the same and managed to get it in a couple of minutes.

    cambo.robertson - 답글

    I’ve spent over two hours trying to get that antenna connector back on but just can’t do it. Any ideas other than what’s been suggested above?

    Thomas Scherer - 답글

    @theredhots Hold the wire with tweezers, position the connector dead center over the socket, and press it down with the flat end of your spudger so it clicks into place. That’s it. It can help to rock the spudger back and forth just slightly as you apply pressure to help get it seated. If you’ve got it centered correctly, it’ll snap down into place without too much fuss. Plenty of light and a magnifying glass helps too. Once you get the hang of it you’ll be doing them in seconds, but they can be a bit frustrating at first. Good luck!

    Jeff Suovanen -

    does anyone know what anntena it is?

    Peng Yang - 답글

    I finally got it on using tweezers and the sponger…took about 10 frustrating minures…

    billkaris - 답글

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    • Remove the following four Phillips screws securing the speaker:

    • Two 2.9 mm screws

    • Two 2.3 mm screws

    000 screwdriver, not 00 (at least for my iPhone 6 first shipment).

    Tom Long - 답글

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    • Use the point of a spudger to push the antenna interconnect cable clip off of the speaker housing.

    If you're replacing with a new lightning cord/headphone jack unit, this little antenna interconnect cable clip may need to be moved over to the new part.

    Smile Productions - 답글

    Hi is there a specific name for this antenna I have lost mine and need a replacement

    David wardill - 답글

    I'm not sure whether you can buy it separately, but you can get it as part of the Lightning connector assembly.

    Jeff Suovanen -

    Yes, they should add that as a step to move the connector over to the new cable. I think putting the antenna cable clip ( large hole side in on the bottom side) into the speaker before connecting the cable is easier. then snap the cable into it.

    kevinmathieu - 답글

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    • Use the tip of a spudger to pry the speaker up and out of the rear case.

    • Remove the speaker from the iPhone.

    Is the process completed ?

    If i remove the speaker , then what eals ? I need to fix the speaker?

    Ali - 답글

    If all you need to do is replace the speaker, then this should be your last step.

    mcr4u2 - 답글

    When reassembling, I recommend putting the antenna on its attachment before putting the speaker back on. That little antenna bugger is tough to reconnect and there is more room before the speaker is back on. Also, notice the funny little bracket that the screw goes through close to the battery. If you replaced the entire assembly you have to take it off the original assembly and slide it into the side of the speaker before you put the speaker on. Then snap the antenna into bracket after the speaker is on.

    Thomas Hayes - 답글

    If you’re planning to keep and reinstall the speaker, one option that I found simpler was to just snap the antenna cable out of its clip and leave the clip in place on the speaker. Fold the antenna cable out of the way, and just snap it back in after the speaker is reinstalled, making sure the cable follows its groove in the upper left corner of the speaker.

    Bonnie Baxter - 답글

    Please note that distorted sound from this speaker might also be an indication that the grille is blocked. In that case, follow this guide and use IPA and a bristled tool or compressed air from the inside of the phone to clear the holes.

    gregor - 답글

    What if I snapped the antenna cable by accident

    joe igneczi - 답글

  23. iPhone 6 Lightning Connector Assembly Replacement, Lightning Connector Assembly: 24 단계, 이미지 1/1
    • Remove the two 1.6 mm Phillips #00 screws securing the vibrator to the rear case.

    If you are experiencing cellular signal issues, take note. The antenna cable here has a housing clip that is supposed to be soldiered. If you dropped your phone and/or had your broken screen replaced its very possible the this clip is loose and not getting full metal to metal contact. This is why you see so many people seeing success with the "drop the phone" method and their signal is restored. I weighed soldering this joint but found I was able to make a solid joint with the force of tweezers clamping it down.

    Aaron - 답글

    000 screwdriver, not 00 (at least for my iPhone 6 first shipment).

    Tom Long - 답글

    after reassembling of charging cable on my iPhone 6 vibrator’s signal became very subtle (almost disappeared). Do you have some ideas how to fix it? Vibrator worked fine before changing this flex module (charging cable, mic and 3.5 headphones jack).

    Oleg - 답글

  24. iPhone 6 Lightning Connector Assembly Replacement: 25 단계, 이미지 1/2 iPhone 6 Lightning Connector Assembly Replacement: 25 단계, 이미지 2/2
    • Remove the vibrator from the iPhone.

    In my experience the vibrator after all the step vibrate with very very low intensity.

    gianfrancogargano - 답글

  25. iPhone 6 Lightning Connector Assembly Replacement: 26 단계, 이미지 1/1
    • Remove the two 3.1 mm Phillips #00 screws securing the Lightning port retaining bracket.

    000 screwdriver, not 00 (at least for my iPhone 6 first shipment).

    Tom Long - 답글

    Tom Long — smart!

    Jon - 답글

  26. iPhone 6 Lightning Connector Assembly Replacement: 27 단계, 이미지 1/2 iPhone 6 Lightning Connector Assembly Replacement: 27 단계, 이미지 2/2
    • Remove the Lightning port retaining bracket.

    If the Lightning port retaining bracket gets lost, I'm assuming the phone won't function properly without it. Can anyone affirm this?

    Sarah Yates - 답글

    When reassembling, ensure that the oval cutout in the ribbon cable fits around the double screw post to the right of the vibrator before tightening down the microphone brace.

    Steve Wechsler - 답글

  27. iPhone 6 Lightning Connector Assembly Replacement: 28 단계, 이미지 1/1
    • Remove the single 3.6 mm Phillips #00 shoulder screw from the microphone brace.

    000 screwdriver, not 00 (at least for my iPhone 6 first shipment).

    Tom Long - 답글

    Tom Long is correct. PH #000 worked for me.

    Apoorva Korde - 답글

  28. iPhone 6 Lightning Connector Assembly Replacement: 29 단계, 이미지 1/2 iPhone 6 Lightning Connector Assembly Replacement: 29 단계, 이미지 2/2
    • Remove the microphone brace from the iPhone.

    be careful when realigning the microphone and brace as if not properly square - microphone sounds muffled. So check before you reassemble.

    Donna Burton - 답글

    This was very difficult to reassemble. It didn’t seem like I could get the screw aligned with its hole. Finally did and now it appears that the microphone is totally muffled between the brace and the bumper that was difficult to deal with in the last step. Seems to match the picture so I hope that is OK.

    Thomas Hayes - 답글

  29. iPhone 6 Lightning Connector Assembly Replacement: 30 단계, 이미지 1/1
    • Remove the six remaining Phillips #00 screws from the Lightning connector assembly:

    • Two 3.1 mm shoulder screws

    • Two 1.7 mm screws

    • Two 1.5 mm screws

    000 screwdriver, not 00 (at least for my iPhone 6 first shipment).

    Tom Long - 답글

    The two yellow (1.5 mm) screws were PH000. The other 4 worked with PH 00.

    David Ham - 답글

    dropped both the yellow screws i see 1.5mm what is the other dimension. need to know for replacement

    John Paul Logan - 답글

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    • Use the flat end of a spudger to begin peeling the Lightning connector assembly up from the rear case.

    Probably extremely strong glue. Some heat should help.

    Sash - 답글

    Mind ended up ripping, heat may of prevented this. Wonder if some heat would of made it so I didn't have to scrape as much residue off. I wasn't sure but it seemed like more of this goldish to metal connection is desirable, so I tried to take as much of the old stuff off as possible.

    Ian Deshotels - 답글

    I don't have a hairdryer or other heat gun but I put a sheet pan in the oven. I heated it to the lowest setting (170F) on my oven. When hot, it took it out, turned it upside down and waited until the pan was able to be handled by my bare hands. Only at that point did I lay the open phone on it. It was enough to soften the glue. NOTE: I DID NOT PUT THE PHONE IN THE OVEN. It worked great.

    Kent Walker - 답글

    Heat is recommended as its stuck down good.

    lowestseries - 답글

  31. iPhone 6 Lightning Connector Assembly Replacement: 32 단계, 이미지 1/2 iPhone 6 Lightning Connector Assembly Replacement: 32 단계, 이미지 2/2
    • Carefully pull the Lightning connector assembly up slightly to free it from the vibrator and speaker screw posts.

    When replacing the new port, create a beveled fold as seen in the original. Otherwise the connector won’t lie perfectly flat pushing up the speaker and causing the screen to be elevated.

    Stephen - 답글

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    • Use the flat end of a spudger to lift under the Lightning connector portion of the assembly to free more adhesive.

  33. iPhone 6 Lightning Connector Assembly Replacement: 34 단계, 이미지 1/2 iPhone 6 Lightning Connector Assembly Replacement: 34 단계, 이미지 2/2
    • Use the point of a spudger to push the microphone portion of the Lightning connector assembly out of its recess in the rear case.

    The microphone portion of the lightning connector has a small black piece attached. My replacement part from iFixit did not have that or the adhesive required to reattach it. I just kind of wedged it in there but now people have trouble hearing me. I will probably have to take it apart again and find a way to secure it better.

    monroejosh - 답글

    Did you have any luck with this? I had the same exact problem. Also the phone is dropping calls and not connecting calls all the time. I struggled getting the antenna connected but finally it snapped in firmly and I thought it was good to go.

    stanos1 -

    I had the same problem

    michaelwhitley - 답글

    My parts come with adhesive on the back of the flex where the microphone is. It is worth adding that the black bumper beneath the microphone is part of the microphone assembly and should be taken off the old flex and attached to the new one. The bumper that is screwed down above the microphone should hold it securely in place against the bottom one, but obviously if your flex doesn't come with adhesive on that particular area you will need some double sided tape or something similar to hold them together

    phonesurgeon - 답글

    Looks like this is where I may have gone astray on reassembly. Symptom is microphone only works with Siri and in speakerphone. Turns out there are three. So the bottom one is need for phone calls. Almost there - will pull apart again and see I can clean up the mic install.

    adamcfrench - 답글

    My lighting cable assembly microphone cable did have adhesive. The guide should be enhanced to explain that the plastic insert is connected to the cable with adhesive and should be transferred to the replacement assembly.

    Rainer Otto - 답글

    When you try and insert the new part (assembly) the mic may prevent you from sliding the assembly in, until you realize that the mic needs to BEND a little - to a 90 degree angle, before the assembly will fit.

    keimel - 답글

    The grey charger port fits against a black brace that you can vaguely see in this picture, I am missing that piece currently. Does anyone know where I could possibly get it?

    e.prescott96 - 답글

    Is there a way to order the plastic part that’s glued under the microphone? (not the brace above, the one glued under) Forgot to retrieve it from the previous one…

    Julien - 답글

    You may need to search eBay for a badly damaged (and therefore cheap) and/or iCloud-locked iPhone 6, or even just an iPhone 6 back case, and use it as a donor for this part, unless you can improvise something from some other random piece of plastic, and you find that the plastic part is essential.

    Bonnie Baxter -

    I carefully pried out the bumper, separated it from the old assembly and then lightly glued it back in with a minimal amount of Elmer’s glue. It took some patience to get the tiny pin in the bumper to go into the tiny hole in the back of the area where it was to fit. Also FWIW, I tore the backing of the assembly early on but figured I was replacing it so no big deal. I think it can be done without heat but you have to look and relook at the appearance to know where-all to pry up slowly.

    Thomas Hayes - 답글

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    • Gently run the point of a spudger under the assembly between the Lightning connector and the headphone jack to free it from the last of the adhesive.

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    • Use the tip of a spudger to help guide the headphone jack out of its recess in the rear case.

    • Remove the Lightning connector assembly from the iPhone.

    • Before installing or replacing the Lightning connector assembly:

    • Use a plastic tool to scour any bits of adhesive residue from the rear case behind the cable.

    • Carefully compare your replacement part to your original cable and make sure they match. Your replacement Lightning connector assembly may be missing certain components that need to be transferred from the original.

    • Components that commonly need to be transferred include the headphone jack gasket, microphone bracket, and antenna interconnect clip.

    The uFL (antenna) connector can be difficult to line up and get reconnected

    kevdougful - 답글

    I agree. I found it much easier to attach it before slipping the wire back into the holder in the bracket as you have more slack to play with. Or if the wire was removed still in the bracket from the speaker housing as the guide says, it would be easier to reattach the connector before screwing the bracket back down (again, more slack)

    phonesurgeon - 답글

    Re: difficult antenna attachment — Sliding pressure from left to right, instead of straight down, seemed helpful. Although, I may have gotten lucky after trying to attach for about 30 minutes (!!!). Loosening the 2.9 mm screw holding the bracket seemed to better my chances for sure. Thanks!

    James Collins -

    why is it nec to remove the digitizer from the phone. as long as its propped up and not putting stress on the ribbon cables?

    gocaps25 - 답글

    It's not strictly necessary, but it's probably easier in the long run and less likely to cause accidental damage.

    Jeff Suovanen -

    also, dont forget to pull the black gasket from the old headphone jack and put on the new headphone jack.

    gocaps25 - 답글

    My (loud) speaker isnt working after replacing the connector. What could I have done wrong? Can it be broken?

    Bilal Oruc - 답글

    I just swapped lighting connectors on two Iphone 6’s and as a result both speakers are not working… ugh

    Aaron Roberts -

    I completed the repair and the phone is almost working. EVERYTHING is working fine but if I try to talk on it, no one can hear me unless I plug in the earbuds. I did carefully check the microphone and the black gasket but it still didn't work. Text works, voice over earbuds works fine. I know that after reading some other comments, the microphone may not be positioned correctly but for me... this is not a problem. I only wanted to get to the iPhone 8. I rarely use the phone for voice anyway. If I have to use the earbuds to talk on it, I am OK with that. I don't want to risk opening it again and possibly making things worse. I know for some, this would not be workable, but it is for me. Thanks to iFixit... I didn't have to buy a replacement iPhone 6 at this time. It is charging, and I have tested most things and thus, if it will get me to the upgrade (whenever that elusive iPhone 8 comes out) it was a success.

    Kent Walker - 답글

    The speakerphone should also work—it uses a microphone near the top of the phone.

    Bonnie Baxter -

    Ok..so I did this and everything seems to be working fine except now I get no signal when I'm inside. I keep getting a "no service" message. Did I muck up the antennae? anyone able to provide a clue?

    gerard thai - 답글

    I had to transfer the headphone jack gasket, the rubber mic cover and the antenna interconnect clip from the outgoing assembly, exactly as per the guide. It would perhaps be better if this information was incorporated into the dismantling steps instead of an additional comment at the end. I’m not experienced in repairing electronics, but didn’t find this procedure ‘difficult’, as iFixit call it. Rather there are just a significant number of steps involved and you have to be committed, methodical and organised with the strip-down so that the reassembly is straightforward. The right tools were also a big help.

    I combined the replacement of the lightning connector assembly with a new battery (and replacing the pentalobe screws with the Liberation Kit) and it all worked perfectly.

    graemebagnall - 답글

    Remove the blue tape covering the adhesive on the back of the flex-board carefully - in my case it was adhering more to the tape than to the flex-board.

    Colin Lacey - 답글

    Just a heads up, I did the repair without removing the screen, just carefully opened it and laid it back. I did however remove the battery cable before I did anything further. Saved a bunch of time by starting at step 20 (after the battery cable). Hope this helps.

    chris - 답글

    When replacing the kit, make sure not to touch the connecting points for the speaker, which are on the top part of the kit. Moreover, make sure to align the connecting points as far right as you can (there should be some space visible between the whole for the screw where the antenna is clipped in and the black vinyl of the kit. I did this wrong on the first attempt and the speaker was thus not working (iPhone restarted automatically when trying to play a sound).

    Hendrik Viets - 답글

    Replacement went smoothly, except now my headphone sound is wacky - is either very quiet or totally blown out. Speaker works fine. Any idea what might be broken or not properly connected to cause this? Or could it be an issue with the replacement part?

    Ben Pontius - 답글

    If the issue persists after troubleshooting, be sure to contact Customer Support for a potential warranty replacement.

    Cooper -

    Well ... I followed all the steps and everything is working excellent, except now the fingerprint reader of the Touch ID is not running, I press the touch and it works, but not the fingerprint reader and I did not change it, it throws me an error when turning on the computer "could not activate Touch ID on this iPhone". I do not know happened? Someone able to give a clue?


    Bien... Seguí todos los pasos y todo está funcionando excelente, excepto que ahora no anda el lector de huellas del Touch ID, apreto el touch y funciona, pero no el lector de huellas y no lo cambié, me arroja un error al encender el equipo "no se ha podido activar Touch ID en este iPhone". ¿No sé qué sucedió? ¿Alguien capaz de dar una pista?

    Lerchundi Damián - 답글

    Exactly the same with me (I’m not sure it happened immediately after repairing): I will try to clean the home button like @decker5 and let you know…

    Jean Orloff -

    Had the same thing- I disconnected the home button cable, cleaned it, and reconnected and it came back. Be sure all connections are solid

    decker5 - 답글


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It isn't necessary to remove the screen as long as you can support it properly while doing the rest of the work. In my experience, unnecessarily removing screens can do more harm than good and causes extra work for yourself

phonesurgeon - 답글

I was trying to find exactly this message. Thanks!

Emilio Zaidman -

I agree with this comment. If you can support it, don’t disconnect the screen connectors. I took the screen off and had two vertical white lines on my display when I was finished. I had to re-seat the connector multiple times to get the problem to go away. It’s working great now.

deshave -

Just completed this in about an hour. Follow the steps slowly and closely, then power cycle your device at the end. BAM you're done before you know!

djhergs - 답글

I changed the charge port on an iphone 6. Apple diagnose the charge port not working to the owner of this iPhone. Now that its changed the phone still wont turn on. It doesnt even show the battery icon that it needs to be charged. What is a most likely scenario for this? Is it a bad LCD? A bad Battery? Someone help me.

Jose Lopez - 답글

im having the same problem also replaced battery and charging port, phone does nothing

ocvilla -

Same issue some one knows what to do, just double checked everything and it’s not working

rrhhmmtt -

It could be the Tristar chip. Search YouTube for iPadRehab channel and watch a few of the Tristar or not charging videos to see why it may be the case.

This part can die when using non-genuine mains charger and/or non-genuine cable due to not filtering spikes on the charging lines if I remember right.

infiniti25 -

If your microphone isn't working , check to see that the double stick tape is not blocking its input. Obviously the microphone needs airflow to get it to respond to anything, and as it came from ifixit, the adhesive tape was not perforated, so no "signal" was reaching the microphone. Consequently nobody could hear me on the phone. Since the iPhone already has the microphone brace, I just removed the double stick tape that was included on the back of the new microphone, made sure the microphone was centered on its rubber housing and post, then pressed the brace tightly against the microphone with tweezers while I screwed it down. I had called myself using google voice to aid in troubleshooting the microphone, and that horrible echo feedback (aka alien-whale-sex noise) you get when you put the phone up the computer's speakers signalled that the microphone was now picking up its surroundings. Hooray! Despite my minor difficulties, I'm still blown away with the stuff you can get from Ifixit. Thanks! DW

dave white - 답글

After connecting all worked except microphone during normal phone mode. Turns out both Siri and speaker phone mode use different microphone. Suspect it may have been the adhesive on the small piece connected tot he mic. Will tear down again and take a closer look at the microphone setup.

adamcfrench - 답글

Any luck there Adam?