Replacing the display

The screen is broken or remains black.

  • iPhone 6
  • 20 Steps
  • Easy
  • 30 min.
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Introduction

In this guide, we show you how to replace your iPhone 6’s defective display unit. You need this repair if the glass is cracked, the touchscreen no longer responds to touch, or the LCD remains black or flickers.

Required tool

  • Hard Plastic Pick

    Hard Plastic Pick

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

    €1.00 in 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 in the iDoc store
  • Plastic prying tool

    Plastic prying tool

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

    €2.00 in the iDoc store
  • Steel Laboratory Spatula

    Steel Laboratory Spatula

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

    €6.00 in the iDoc store
  • Suction cup

    Suction cup

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

    €3.00 in the iDoc store
  • Tweezers

    Tweezers

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

    €18.00 in the iDoc store
  • Pentalobe PL1 screwdriver

    Pentalobe PL1 screwdriver

    You need the right screwdriver for removing pentalobe PL1 screws.

    €10.00 in the iDoc store
  • Phillips PH00 screwdriver

    Phillips PH00 screwdriver

    You need the right screwdriver for removing PH00 screws.

    €7.00 in the iDoc store

Required replacement part

  • iPhone 6 Display in Black

    iPhone 6 Display in Black

    Replace your iPhone 6’s cracked display with a new one. This new part is a real sight for sore eyes if your display glass is cracked, the touchscreen stops responding to touch, or the LCD remains black or flickers. This powerful LCD display ensures consistent illumination to make sure you get a good look at your screen even in bright sunlight. Your new display assembly comes equipped with stable plug connections to make it easier to connect the LCD and touchscreen cables, while the precise workmanship ensures a perfect fit in your phone’s frame. As always, we’ve tested this replacement part to make sure it meets our high standards for quality and functionality.

    €69.00 in the iDoc store
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Replacement parts and tools for this repair

With our tools and the right replacement part, your repair will be a success.

iPhone 6 Display Repair Kit in Black

Use this repair kit to replace your iPhone 6’s defective display. The new display is a real sight for sore eyes if your phone’s...

for €89.00

iPhone 6 Display Repair Kit in White

Use this repair kit to replace your iPhone 6’s defective display. The new display is a real sight for sore eyes if your phone’s...

for €89.00

Getting started

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

20 steps
  1. Turning off your Device

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

    iPhone 6 - Removing the enclosure screws 01
    iPhone 6 - Removing the enclosure screws 02
    1. You need a pentalobe screwdriver to open the iPhone 6.
    2. Remove the two pentalobe screws at the bottom of the enclosure. Remove the two pentalobe screws at the bottom of the enclosure. Put both screws in the same container.
      2 x 3.8 mm pentalobe screw
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  3. Lifting the display

    iPhone 6 - Lifting the display 01
    iPhone 6 - Lifting the display 02
    iPhone 6 - Lifting the display 03
    1. Put your iPhone 6 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).
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  4. Disconnecting the battery connector

    iPhone 6 - Disconnecting the battery connector 01
    iPhone 6 - Disconnecting the battery connector 02
    iPhone 6 - 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.
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  5. Disconnecting the display connectors

    iPhone 6 - Disconnecting the display connectors 01
    iPhone 6 - Disconnecting the display 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 3.1 mm Phillips screw
      3 x 1.3 mm Phillips screw
      1 x 1.8 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
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  6. Testing the new display

    iPhone 6 - Testing the new display 01
    iPhone 6 - Testing the new display 02
    iPhone 6 - Testing the new display 03
    1. Temporarily connect the new display. You can only connect the LCD and touchscreen because the other parts are still on the defective display. Plugging in the connectors is a little tricky. If you don’t get it right the first time, carefully disconnect the connectors and try again.
      LCD
      Touchscreen
    2. Start the iPhone and check whether the LCD and touchscreen work properly. If the plug contacts aren’t connected right, the screen will stay black, display stripes, or not work properly.
    3. If the display is slightly yellow, see the last step in this manual.

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  7. Removing the earpiece

    iPhone 6 - Removing the earpiece 01
    iPhone 6 - Removing the earpiece 02
    iPhone 6 - Removing the earpiece 03
    1. The earpiece is on the back of the display unit. Remove the three Phillips screws from the cover on the earpiece (see figure 1) and put them in the same container.
      2 x 2.2 mm Phillips screw
      1 x 3.0 mm Phillips screw
    2. Now remove the cover. Put it in the container with the screws you removed beforehand (see figure 2).
    3. Fold the cable slightly to the side so you can remove the earpiece (see figure 3).
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  8. Removing the front camera/sensors

    iPhone 6 - Removing the front camera/sensors 01
    iPhone 6 - Removing the front camera/sensors 02
    iPhone 6 - Removing the front camera/sensors 03
    1. Remove the cable set in two steps: First remove the sensorsby inserting the spudger below the cable set but above the small gold ambient microphone and lifting the sensors out (see figure 1)..
    2. Now insert the spudger below the ribbon cable at the point where the ambient microphone is (see figure 3). It’s slightly glued in place at this point.
    3. Now you can lift the cable set to remove it (see figure 3).
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  9. Removing the Home button

    iPhone 6 - Removing the Home button 01
    iPhone 6 - Removing the Home button 02
    iPhone 6 - Removing the Home button 03
    iPhone 6 - Removing the Home button 04
    iPhone 6 - 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.
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  10. Removing the rear panel

    iPhone 6 - Removing the rear panel 01
    iPhone 6 - Removing the rear panel 02
    iPhone 6 - Removing the rear panel 03
    1. Now remove the seven Phillips screws that hold the metal cover in place (see figure 1).
      1 x 1.8 mm Phillips screw
      6 x 1.2 mm Phillips screw
    2. The connector of the Home button’s connection cable is glued to the back of the display. Carefully detach it using the laboratory spatula (see figure 2).
    3. Now remove the rear panel (see figure 3).
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  11. Preparing the new display

    iPhone 6 - Preparing the new display 01
    1. Not all available displays have the same features. If necessary, you will have to take some of the following parts from your old display before installing the new screen (see figure 1):
      • Front camera bracket (lightly glued in place)
      • Sensor bracket (lightly glued in place)
    2. You can also take the sticker from your old display.
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  12. Attaching the rear panel

    iPhone 6 - Attaching the rear panel 01
    iPhone 6 - Attaching the rear panel 02
    1. Now place the silver rear panel on the back of the new display and screw it in place (see figure 1).
      1 x 1.8 mm Phillips screw
      6 x 1.2 mm Phillips screw
    2. Securely connect the contact of the Home button’s connection cable again (see figure 2).
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  13. Installing the Home button

    iPhone 6 - Installing the Home button 01
    iPhone 6 - 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
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  14. Installing the camera/sensor cable set

    iPhone 6 - Installing the camera/sensor cable set 01
    iPhone 6 - Installing the camera/sensor cable set 02
    1. First stick the ambient microphone to its original position (see figure 1).
    2. Then attach each of the sensors to the corresponding bracket (see figure 2).
      It’s important to position the sensors correctly because, otherwise, the proximity sensor won’t be fully functional.
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  15. Installing the earpiece

    iPhone 6 - Installing the earpiece 01
    iPhone 6 - Installing the earpiece 02
    iPhone 6 - Installing the earpiece 03
    1. Put the earpiece back in its original position between the FaceTime camera and the sensors (see figure 1). Then put the cover back on (see figure 2).
    2. Now fasten the Phillips screws (see figure 3). Make sure the front camera is centered on the front of the display. Move it slightly if necessary.
      2 x 2.2 mm Phillips screw
      1 x 3.0 mm Phillips screw

    Note that the screws aren’t the same length. If you mix them up, a screw will press against the display glass from the inside and damage it.

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  16. Connecting the display

    iPhone 6 - Connecting the display 01
    iPhone 6 - 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 are not connected properly, stripes will appear on the display or parts of the touchscreen will not work.
    3. Now attach the cover and screw it in place (see figure 2).
      1 x 3.1 mm Phillips screw
      3 x 1.3 mm Phillips screw
      1 x 1.8 mm Phillips screw
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  17. Installing the battery

    iPhone 6 - Installing the battery 01
    iPhone 6 - Installing the battery 02
    iPhone 6 - 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
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  18. Attaching the display

    iPhone 6 - 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.
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  19. Fastening the enclosure screws

    iPhone 6 - 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 screw
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  20. Optional: Correct the color temperature of the display

    iPhone 6 - Optional: Correct the color temperature of the display 01

    Since iOS 10, the color temperature of the display can be adjusted.

    • open "Settings"> "General"> "Accessibility"> "Display Accommondations"
    • select "Colour Filters"
    • activate "Colour Filters"
    • select the filter "Colour Tint"
    • the color intensity can be adjusted with a slider
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