Replacing the iSight camera

The rear-facing camera isn’t working.

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

In this guide, we show you how to replace your iPhone 6s’ defective rear camera on your own. You need this repair if the rear camera isn’t working, your pictures are blurry, or the camera doesn’t focus.

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
  • 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 iSight Camera

    iPhone 6s iSight Camera

    The pictures you take with the iSight camera on your iPhone 6s aren’t all they should be? You need to replace your iSight camera (also known as the main or rear-facing camera) if it stops working, your pictures are blurry, or the camera won’t focus. A new iSight camera can also keep annoying spots from appearing in your pictures.

    €21.00 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 iSight Camera

The pictures you take with the iSight camera on your iPhone 6s aren’t all they should be? You need to replace your iSight...

Basic Tool Kit

Do you need to repair your smartphone? This kit includes the tools you need to tackle basic repairs for yourself, from the ESD spudger to the...

together for €46.00

Getting started

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

10 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
    iPhone 6s - Lifting the display 03
    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

    iPhone 6s - Disconnecting the battery contact 01
    iPhone 6s - Disconnecting the battery contact 02
    iPhone 6s - Disconnecting the battery contact 03
    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 display connectors

    iPhone 6s - Disconnecting the display connectors 01
    iPhone 6s - Disconnecting the display connectors 02
    iPhone 6s - Disconnecting the display 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
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  6. Removing the iSight camera

    iPhone 6s - Removing the iSight camera 01
    iPhone 6s - Removing the iSight camera 02
    iPhone 6s - Removing the iSight camera 03
    1. Unscrew the two Phillips screws from the camera cover.
      1 x 2.0 mm Phillips screw
      1 x 1.6 mm Phillips screw
    2. Disconnect the camera connector by placing the spudger very slightly below the contact and lifting it up.
    3. Now remove the camera.
      The silver cover is lightly glued to the camera.
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  7. Connecting the iSight camera

    iPhone 6s - Connecting the iSight camera 01
    iPhone 6s - Connecting the iSight camera 02
    iPhone 6s - Connecting the iSight camera 03
    1. Put the camera back in its original position and connect the camera’s connection cable.
    2. Now install the camera cover and screw it in place. It may still be on the camera.
    3. 1x 2.0 mm Phillips screw
      1x 1.6 mm Phillips screw
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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