Apple iPhone 6 Plus - Replacing the Home button

The Home button only sometimes works or doesn’t work at all.

  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • 11 Steps
  • Easy
  • 30 min.
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Introduction

In this guide, we show you how to replace your iPhone 6 Plus’ defective Home button cable on your own. You need this repair if the Home button no longer works or only sometimes works. Please note: We do not recommend replacing the Home button. For privacy protection reasons, Touch ID only works in combination with the original Home button.

Required tools

  • Hartplastik-Plektren

    Hartplastik-Plektren

    You need a flat but stable tool such as a pick to pry out parts that are glued in place.

    €1.00 at the iDoc store
  • For storing screws

    For storing screws

    We recommend storing your screws so you don’t mix up the various screws and small parts.

    €10.00 at the iDoc store
  • Tweezers

    Tweezers

    We recommend using tweezers to remove screws and various small parts from your device.

    €16.00 at the iDoc store
  • Plastic prying tool

    Plastic prying tool

    You need a flat plastic prying tool to disconnect the various plugs and connectors.

    €1.00 at the iDoc store
  • Steel Laboratory Spatula

    Steel Laboratory Spatula

    You need a flat and sturdy prying tool to disconnect glued parts.

    €9.00 at the iDoc store
  • Suction cup

    Suction cup

    A suction cup is perfect for lifting smooth surfaces such as displays or rear glass panels.

    €2.00 at the iDoc store
  • Pentalobe PL1 screwdriver

    Pentalobe PL1 screwdriver

    You need the right screwdriver for removing pentalobe PL1 screws.

    €10.00 at the iDoc store
  • Phillips PH00 screwdriver

    Phillips PH00 screwdriver

    You need the right screwdriver for removing PH00 screws.

    €10.00 at the iDoc store

Required replacement part

  • iPhone 6 / 6 Plus Home Button-Kabel Gold

    iPhone 6 / 6 Plus Home Button-Kabel Gold

    Du brauchst ein neues Home Button-Kabel für dein iPhone 6, wenn der Druckpunkt des Home Buttons gar nicht mehr funktioniert oder sich nur noch sporadisch drücken lässt. Achtung: Touch ID funktioniert aus Datensicherheitsgründen nur in Kombination mit dem ursprünglichem Home Button und ist nach einem Tausch mit diesem Ersatzteil nicht mehr verfügbar. Bei Problemen mit der Touch ID wende dich bitte direkt an Apple.

    €7.00 at the iDoc store
  • iPhone 6 / 6 Plus Home Button-Kabel Silber

    iPhone 6 / 6 Plus Home Button-Kabel Silber

    Du brauchst ein neues Home Button-Kabel für dein iPhone 6, wenn der Druckpunkt des Home Buttons gar nicht mehr funktioniert oder sich nur noch sporadisch drücken lässt. Achtung: Touch ID funktioniert aus Datensicherheitsgründen nur in Kombination mit dem ursprünglichem Home Button und ist nach einem Tausch mit diesem Ersatzteil nicht mehr verfügbar. Bei Problemen mit der Touch ID wende dich bitte direkt an Apple.

    €7.00 at the iDoc store
  • iPhone 6 / 6 Plus Home Button-Kabel Space Grey

    iPhone 6 / 6 Plus Home Button-Kabel Space Grey

    Bei diesem Ersatzteil handelt es sich um einen neuen iPhone 6 Home Button inkl. Kabelsatz.

    €7.00 at the iDoc store
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Replacement parts and tools for this repair

Our tools plus the right spare part help you fix your device easily.

iPhone 6 / 6 Plus Home Button-Kabel Gold

Du brauchst ein neues Home Button-Kabel für dein iPhone 6, wenn der Druckpunkt des Home Buttons gar nicht mehr funktioniert...

Werkzeugset iPhone

Damit du künftig alle großen und kleinen Probleme mit deinem iPhone selbst lösen kannst, haben wir für dich ein umfassendes Werkzeugset...

together for €56.00

iPhone 6 / 6 Plus Home Button-Kabel Silber

Du brauchst ein neues Home Button-Kabel für dein iPhone 6, wenn der Druckpunkt des Home Buttons gar nicht mehr funktioniert...

Werkzeugset iPhone

Damit du künftig alle großen und kleinen Probleme mit deinem iPhone selbst lösen kannst, haben wir für dich ein umfassendes Werkzeugset...

together for €56.00

iPhone 6 / 6 Plus Home Button-Kabel Space Grey

Bei diesem Ersatzteil handelt es sich um einen neuen iPhone 6 Home Button inkl. Kabelsatz.

Werkzeugset iPhone

Damit du künftig alle großen und kleinen Probleme mit deinem iPhone selbst lösen kannst, haben wir für dich ein umfassendes Werkzeugset...

together for €56.00

Getting started

If you get stuck or have questions, you can post a comment for each step. We’d be happy to help.

11 steps
  1. Turning off your Device

    iPhone 6 Plus - Turning off your Device 01
    iPhone 6 Plus - Turning off your Device 02
    1. Turn your iPhone off completely to avoid damaging it during the repair. Press the standby button for about three seconds until the slider appears.
    2. Wipe it from left to right. Now your iPhone will shut down completely, which can take about ten seconds.
  2. Removing the enclosure screws

    iPhone 6 Plus - Removing the enclosure screws 01
    iPhone 6 Plus - Removing the enclosure screws 02
    1. You need a pentalobe screwdriver to open the iPhone 6 Plus.
    2. Remove the two pentalobe screws at the bottom of the enclosure. They are located to the right and left of the Lightning connector. Put the screws in the same container.
      2 x 3.8 mm pentalobe screw
  3. Lifting the display

    iPhone 6 Plus - Lifting the display 01
    iPhone 6 Plus - Lifting the display 02
    iPhone 6 Plus - Lifting the display 03
    1. Put your iPhone 6 Plus on a soft, clean surface to avoid scratching the back.
    2. To lift the front panel, you need a suction cup and a hard plastic pick. If the screen is severely cracked, cover all of it with packing tape before you continue.
    3. Place the suction cup over the Home button (if possible) or next to it (see figure 1). While lifting the screen with the suction cup, insert the hard plastic pick between the aluminum frame and the display frame and press down the aluminum frame. Also use the hard plastic pick to raise the screen (see figure 2). This usually takes several attempts.
    4. As soon as you can lift the screen a few millimeters, you have to carefully work your way around the outside until it’s loosened on both sides (see figure 3).
  4. Disconnecting the battery connector

    iPhone 6 Plus - Disconnecting the battery connector 01
    iPhone 6 Plus - Disconnecting the battery connector 02
    iPhone 6 Plus - Disconnecting the battery connector 03
    1. Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the Phillips screws on the battery connector (see figure 1). Then lift the cover (see figure 2). Put all the parts in the same container.
      1 x 3.2 mm Phillips screw
      1 x 2.3 mm Phillips screw
    2. Now carefully lift the battery connector by inserting the pointed tip of the ESD spudger slightly below the connector (see figure 3). If you don’t have a spudger, you can also try using your fingernail.
  5. Disconnecting the connectors

    iPhone 6 Plus - Disconnecting the connectors 01
    iPhone 6 Plus - Disconnecting the connectors 02
    1. First remove the five Phillips screws from the silver cover (see figure 1). Put the screws in the same container. Then lift the cover to remove it.
      1 x 1.6 mm Phillips screw
      3 x 1.2 mm Phillips screw
      1 x 2.9 mm Phillips screw
    2. Disconnect the following four overlapping connectors (see figure 2) in the order shown below. Be very careful. Place the pointed tip of the spudger very slightly below the contact and lift it up.
      Front camera/sensor/earpiece/ambient microphone
      Touch ID cable
      LCD
      Touchscreen
  6. Removing the Home button

    iPhone 6 Plus - Removing the Home button 01
    iPhone 6 Plus - Removing the Home button 02
    iPhone 6 Plus - Removing the Home button 03
    iPhone 6 Plus - Removing the Home button 04
    iPhone 6 Plus - Removing the Home button 05
    1. Remove the two equally sized Phillips screws (see figure 1). Now remove the silver cover (see figure 2). Put everything in the same container.
      2 x 1.8 mm Phillips screw
    2. Using the spudger, carefully disconnect the contact of the Home button cable (see figure 3).
    3. Carefully insert the flat end of the spudger below the cable set, which is generally glued in place, to detach it (see figure 4).
    4. The Home button is glued to the screen from the inside. Using your finger, carefully press the button inward from the front side (see figure 5).
    5. Once the cable set is detached, you can lift it out.
  7. Installing the Home button

    iPhone 6 Plus - Installing the Home button 01
    iPhone 6 Plus - Installing the Home button 02
    1. Now install the Home button again (see figure 1) and connect the connectors.
    2. Put on the silver cover and screw it in place (see figure 2).
      2 x 1.8 mm Phillips screw
  8. Connecting the display

    iPhone 6 Plus - Connecting the display 01
    iPhone 6 Plus - Connecting the display 02
    1. Reattach the connectors (see figure 1). Connecting the LCD connector generally takes a few tries. Be very careful to avoid bending the connector.
      Front camera/sensor/earpiece/ambient microphone
      Touch ID cable
      LCD
      Touchscreen
    2. Start your iPhone as soon as the connectors are securely attached. Check the function of the LCD, touchscreen, proximity sensor, front camera and earpiece.
      If the connectors aren’t connected properly, stripes will appear on the display or parts of the touchscreen won’t work.
    3. Now attach the cover and screw it in place (see figure 2).
      1 x 1.6 mm Phillips screw
      3 x 1.2 mm Phillips screw
      1 x 2.9 mm Phillips screw
  9. Installing the battery

    iPhone 6 Plus - Installing the battery 01
    iPhone 6 Plus - Installing the battery 02
    iPhone 6 Plus - Installing the battery 03
    1. Attach new adhesive strips below the battery. Otherwise, the battery will have too much room and move around
    2. Now put the battery back in the iPhone and connect the connector (see figure 1).
    3. Put on the silver cover and screw it in place (see figure 2).
      1 x 3.2 mm Phillips screw
      1 x 2.3 mm Phillips screw
  10. Attaching the display

    iPhone 6 Plus - Attaching the display 01
    1. Then carefully fold down the screen. Make sure that the edge on the upper part of the screen where the cables are clicks into place properly. Now carefully push the screen on toward the Home button until it is properly installed in the frame.
  11. Fastening the enclosure screws

    iPhone 6 Plus - Fastening the enclosure screws 01
    1. Now screw in the two pentalobe screws at the bottom of the enclosure.
      2 x 3.8 mm pentalobe screws
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