Apple iPhone 6 - Replacing the Home button

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

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

In this guide, we show you how to replace your iPhone 6’s defective Home button cable on your own. You need this repair if the Home button no longer works or only sometimes works. Please note: For privacy protection reasons, Touch ID only works in combination with the original Home button.

Required tools

  • Hard Plastic Picks

    Hard Plastic Picks

    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.

    €10.00 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 Cable in Gold

    iPhone 6/6 Plus Home Button Cable in Gold

    How many times a day do you press your Home button? Since you need it to access most features, it’s pretty frustrating if yours stops working. You need to replace your iPhone 6 Home button cable if your Home button’s pressure point is acting up or nothing happens when you press it. Please note: For privacy protection reasons, Touch ID only works in combination with the original Home button and will no longer be available once you install this replacement part. If you’re having problems with Touch ID, please contact Apple directly.

    €7.00 at the iDoc store
  • iPhone 6 / 6 Plus Home Button Cable in Silver

    iPhone 6 / 6 Plus Home Button Cable in Silver

    How many times a day do you press your Home button? Since you need it to access most features, it’s pretty frustrating if yours stops working. You need to replace your iPhone 6 Home button cable if your Home button’s pressure point is acting up or nothing happens when you press it. Please note: For privacy protection reasons, Touch ID only works in combination with the original Home button and will no longer be available once you install this replacement part. If you’re having problems with Touch ID, please contact Apple directly.

    €7.00 at the iDoc store
  • iPhone 6/6 Plus Home Button Cable in Space Gray

    iPhone 6/6 Plus Home Button Cable in Space Gray

    How many times a day do you press your Home button? Since you need it to access most features, it’s pretty frustrating if yours stops working. You need to replace your iPhone 6 Home button cable if your Home button’s pressure point is acting up or nothing happens when you press it. Please note: For privacy protection reasons, Touch ID only works in combination with the original Home button and will no longer be available once you install this replacement part. If you’re having problems with Touch ID, please contact Apple directly.

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

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iPhone 6 / 6 Plus Home Button Cable in Silver

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iPhone Toolkit

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iPhone 6/6 Plus Home Button Cable in Space Gray

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iPhone Toolkit

We've put together a complete set of tools so you can solve all the big and small problems with your iPhone yourself. From a spudger and vacuum cup...

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Getting started with the repair of your iPhone 6

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

11 steps
  1. Turning off your Device

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

    iPhone 6 - Removing the enclosure screws 01
    iPhone 6 - Removing the enclosure screws 02
    1. To open the iPhone 6 you should use a pentalobe screwdriver.
    2. On the lower side of the body you will find two Pentalobe screws. They are located left and right of the Lightning connector. Remove them and place them in one square on your magnetic pad.
      2 x 3.8 mm pentalobe screw
  3. Lifting the screen

    iPhone 6 - Lifting the screen 01
    iPhone 6 - Lifting the screen 02
    iPhone 6 - Lifting the screen 03
    1. Lay your iPhone 6 on a soft, clean surface to avoid scratches on the backcover.
    2. With a suction cup and a hard plastic plectrum, you can lift the front screen of your iPhone 6. If the screen is heavily cracked, you should tape it entirely before lifting it. This way you can protect yourself from small glass splinters.
    3. Place the suction cup on the display - if possible directly above the Home button, alternatively next to it (see figure 1). Use the ring on the suction cup to lift the screen. At the same time, press the pletrum between the aluminium and display frame, pushing the aluminium frame downwards. This way you can lift the screen with the plectrum (see figure 2). This step requires some patience - you will probably need several attempts.
    4. When you have succeeded and the display can be lifted a little bit, work your way carefully on the outside until the two long sides are loosened (see figure 3).
  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

    After lifting the screen you should disconnect the battery contact. This way you can avoid a short circuit during the repair. It also helps ensure that your device does not accidentally turn on during repairs.


    1. Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the Phillips screws that are attached to the battery connector (see figure 1). Take off the cover (see figure 2) and put all parts in the same container.
      1 x 3.2 mm Phillips screw
      1 x 2.3 mm Phillips screw
    2. Now carefully remove the battery connector. To do this, use the sharp end of the ESD spudger - go very gently under the plug (see figure 3). You do not have a spudger available? You can also try to remove the plug with your fingernail.
  5. Disconnecting the display connectors

    iPhone 6 - Disconnecting the display connectors 01
    iPhone 6 - Disconnecting the display connectors 02
    1. The silver cover is fixed with five Phillips screws. Remove them (see figure 1) and place the screws in one section of the magnetic pad. Then you can remove the cover.
      1 x 3.1 mm Phillips screw
      3 x 1.3 mm Phillips screw
      1 x 1.8 mm Phillips screw
    2. Now you see four overlapping connectors (see picture 2). Loosen them very carefully in the order shown below. To do this, gently go under the contact with the pointed side of the spudger and lift it up.
      Front camera/sensor/earpiece/ambient microphone
      Touch ID cable
      LCD
      Touchscreen
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  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. Connecting the display

    iPhone 6 - Connecting the display 01
    iPhone 6 - Connecting the display 02
    1. Now attach the LCD connector (see figure 1). This usually requires several attempts. So no worries if it does not work the first time. However, it is important that you are extremely careful in your attempts so that the plug cannot be bent.
      Front camera/sensor/earpiece/ambient microphone
      Touch ID cable
      LCD
      Touchscreen
    2. When the connectors are attached securely, you can turn on your iPhone 6 again! Run a few functional tests and see if the LCD, touch screen, proximity sensor, front camera and earcup still work.
      If you see streaks on the display or the touchscreen is partially not working, the connectors are not connected properly.
    3. Put the cover on the connectors and fix it with the five screws (see figure 2).
      1 x 3.1 mm Phillips screw
      3 x 1.3 mm Phillips screw
      1 x 1.8 mm Phillips screw
  10. Connecting the battery

    iPhone 6 - Connecting the battery 01
    iPhone 6 - Connecting the battery 02
    iPhone 6 - Connecting the battery 03
    1. Now it's time to connect the battery again.
    2. Put the silver cover into the case and fix it with the screws.
      1 x 3,2 mm Phillips-Schraube
      1 x 2,3 mm Phillips-Schraube
  11. Attaching the display

    iPhone 6 - Attaching the display 01
    1. You're nearly there! Carefully put the display back into the housing. Be careful not to pinch any cables and make sure that the edge at the top of the screen really clicks into place.
    2. Now carefully push your screen on towards the home button so that it fits correctly in the frame.
  12. Fastening the enclosure screws

    iPhone 6 - Fastening the enclosure screws 01
    1. Take the last remaining Pentalobe screws and insert them into the lower side of the body.
      2 x 3.8 mm pentalobe screw
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