Replacing the display

The screen is broken or remains black.

  • iPhone 6s
  • 19 Steps
  • Easy
  • 30 min.
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Introduction

In this guide, we show you how to replace your iPhone 6s’ defective display unit. You need this repair if the glass is cracked, 3D Touch 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
  • Heat gun

    Heat gun

    You can use a heat gun to heat parts that are glued on so they’re easier to remove. In most cases, you can also use a hairdryer.

    from €6.00 on Amazon
  • 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
  • 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.

    €16.00 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 6s Display in Black

    iPhone 6s Display in Black

    Replace your iPhone 6s’ broken screen with a new one. This replacement part is a real sight for sore eyes if the glass is cracked, the touchscreen isn’t working, or the LCD stays black or flickers. This powerful LCD display ensures consistent illumination so you can get a good look at your screen even in bright sunlight. Your new display is equipped with stable plug connections to make it easier to connect the LCD and touchscreen cables, while the precise workmanship ensures a perfect fit. As always, we’ve tested this replacement part to make sure it meets our high standards for quality and functionality.

    €89.00 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 6s Display Repair Kit in Black

The precise assembly tweezers help you grasp small parts during installation, removal or repairs. With the round, flat and...

for €109.00

iPhone 6s Display Repair Kit in White

Use this repair kit to replace your iPhone 6s’ broken screen. This new display is a real sight for sore eyes if your display...

for €109.00

Getting started

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

19 steps
  1. Turning off your Device

    iPhone 6s - Turning off your Device 01
    iPhone 6s - 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.
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  2. Removing the enclosure screws

    iPhone 6s - Removing the enclosure screws 01
    1. You need a pentalobe screwdriver to open the iPhone 6s.
    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
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  3. Lifting the display

    iPhone 6s - Lifting the display 01
    iPhone 6s - Lifting the display 02
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    iPhone 6s - Lifting the display 04
    1. Put your iPhone 6s on a soft, clean surface to avoid scratching the back.
    2. To lift the front panel, you need a suction cup, a hard plastic pick and a heat gun. If the screen is severely cracked, cover all of it with packing tape before you continue.
    3. The screen is lightly glued to the frame. Use a heat gun to heat the outer edges of the display to about 60°C (140°F).
    4. Place the suction cup over the Home button (if possible) or next to it. 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. This usually takes several attempts.
    5. 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.
      If necessary, heat the outer edges of the display a few times.
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  4. Disconnecting the battery contact

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    iPhone 6s - Disconnecting the battery contact 02
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    1. Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the Phillips screws on the battery connector. Then lift the cover. Put all the parts in the same container.
      1 x 2.2 mm Phillips screw
      1 x 2.9 mm Phillips screw
    2. Now carefully lift the battery connector by inserting the ESD spudger slightly below the connector. If you don’t have a spudger, you can also try using your fingernail.
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  5. Disconnecting the connectors

    iPhone 6s - Disconnecting the connectors 01
    iPhone 6s - Disconnecting the connectors 02
    iPhone 6s - Disconnecting the connectors 03
    1. First remove the four Phillips screws from the silver cover. Put the screws in the same container. Then lift the cover to remove it.
      3 x 1.3 mm Phillips screw
      1 x 2.9 mm Phillips screw
    2. Disconnect the following three overlapping connectors in the order shown below. Be very careful. Carefully place the pointed tip of the spudger below the contact and lift it up.
      Front camera/sensor/earpiece/ambient microphone
      Touch ID cable
      Display
    3. Test the new display.
      • Temporarily connect the new display assembly. The display cable is a little tricky to connect.
      • Start the iPhone and check whether the LCD and touchscreen work properly. Make sure the connectors are securely plugged in to the connections. If not, the display will remain black or stripes will appear on it.
      • If the display is slightly yellow, see the last step in this manual.
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  6. Removing the earpiece

    iPhone 6s - Removing the earpiece 01
    iPhone 6s - Removing the earpiece 02
    iPhone 6s - 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 and put them in the same container.
      2 x 2.2 mm Phillips screw
      1 x 1.8 mm Phillips screw
    2. Now remove the cover. The cover is still attached to the back of the display by an adhesive strip. Put it with the screws you removed before.
    3. The earpiece is under the front camera’s ribbon cable. Fold the cable slightly to the side so you can remove the earpiece.
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  7. Removing the front camera/sensor cable set

    iPhone 6s - Removing the front camera/sensor cable set 01
    iPhone 6s - Removing the front camera/sensor cable set 02
    iPhone 6s - Removing the front camera/sensor cable set 03
    1. Remove the cable set in two steps: First remove the sensors by lifting them carefully.
    2. Now insert the spudger or spatula under the ribbon cable at the point where the ambient microphone is. It’s slightly glued in place at this point.
    3. Now you can lift out the cable set.
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  8. Removing the rear panel

    iPhone 6s - Removing the rear panel 01
    iPhone 6s - Removing the rear panel 02
    iPhone 6s - Removing the rear panel 03
    iPhone 6s - Removing the rear panel 04
    1. Now remove the eight Phillips screws that hold the metal cover in place (see figure 1).
      1 x 1.8 mm Phillips screw
      1 x 1.2 mm Phillips screw (small head)
      6 x 1.2 mm Phillips screw
    2. Now remove the stickers on the left and right at the upper end of the rear panel.
    3. Now remove the rear panel (see figure 3).
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  9. Removing the Home button

    iPhone 6s - Removing the Home button 01
    iPhone 6s - Removing the Home button 02
    iPhone 6s - Removing the Home button 03
    iPhone 6s - Removing the Home button 04
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    1. Remove the two Phillips screws. Now remove the silver cover. Put everything in the same container.
      1 x 1.9 mm Phillips screw
      1 x 1.7 mm Phillips screw
    2. Using the spudger, carefully disconnect the contact of the Home button cable.
    3. Carefully insert the flat end of the spudger below the cable set, which is generally glued in place, to detach it.
    4. The Home button is glued to the screen from the inside. Using your finger, carefully press the button inward from the front side.
    5. Once the cable set is detached, you can lift it out.
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  10. Preparing the new display

    iPhone 6s - Preparing the new display 01
    1. Not all available displays have the same features. If necessary, you’ll have to take some of the following parts from your old display before installing the new screen:
      • Front camera bracket (lightly glued in place)
      • Sensor bracket (lightly glued in place)
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  11. Installing the Home button

    iPhone 6s - Installing the Home button 01
    iPhone 6s - Installing the Home button 02
    iPhone 6s - Installing the Home button 03
    1. Now install the Home button again and connect the connectors.
    2. Put on the silver cover and screw it in place.
    3. 1 x 1.9 mm Phillips screw
      1 x 1.7 mm Phillips screw
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  12. Attaching the rear panel

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    iPhone 6s - Attaching the rear panel 02
    iPhone 6s - Attaching the rear panel 03
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    1. Now place the silver rear panel on the back of the new display and screw it in place. Make sure that part of the 3D Touch cable is hidden under the rear panel.
    2. 1 x 1.8 mm Phillips screw
      1 x 1.2 mm Phillips screw (small head)
      6 x 1.2 mm Phillips screw
    3. Now attach the stickers on the left and right at the upper end of the rear panel.
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  13. Installing the camera/sensor cable set

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

    iPhone 6s - Installing the earpiece 01
    iPhone 6s - Installing the earpiece 02
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    1. Put the earpiece back in its original position between the FaceTime camera and the sensors. Then put the cover back on. Put the adhesive strip back in its original position.
    2. Now fasten the Phillips screws. 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 1.8 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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  15. Connecting the display

    iPhone 6s - Connecting the display 01
    iPhone 6s - Connecting the display 02
    iPhone 6s - Connecting the display 03
    1. Reconnect the connectors. Connecting the display connector generally takes a few tries. Be very careful to avoid bending the connector.
      Front camera/sensor/earpiece/ambient microphone
      Touch ID cable
      Display
    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 display connectors aren’t connected properly, stripes will appear on the display or parts of the touchscreen won’t work.
    3. Now install the cover and screw it in place.
      3 x 1.3 mm Phillips screw
      1 x 2.9 mm Phillips screw
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  16. Connecting the battery

    iPhone 6s - Connecting the battery 01
    iPhone 6s - Connecting the battery 02
    iPhone 6s - Connecting the battery 03
    1. Connect the battery connector.
    2. Put on the silver cover and screw it in place.
      1 x 2,9 mm Phillips-Schraube
      1 x 2,2 mm Phillips-Schraube
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  17. Attaching the display

    iPhone 6s - 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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  18. Fastening the enclosure screws

    iPhone 6s - 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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  19. Optional: Correct the color temperature of the display

    iPhone 6s - 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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