iPhone 6 - Replacing the screen

  • iPhone 6
  • 20 Steps
  • Easy
  • 30 min.
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The screen is broken or remains black.

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

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.

    €2.00 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.

    €2.00 at the iDoc store
  • Steel Laboratory Spatula

    Steel Laboratory Spatula

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

    €7.00 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.

    €13.00 at the iDoc store
  • Phillips PH00 screwdriver

    Phillips PH00 screwdriver

    You need the right screwdriver for removing PH00 screws.

    €13.00 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.

Getting started with the repair of your iPhone 6

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20 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
  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.

  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).
  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).
  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.
  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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  12. 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.
  13. 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).
  14. 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
  15. 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.
  16. 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.

  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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.
  20. 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
  21. 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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