Apple iPhone 6s - Replacing the speaker

The speaker won’t play any music.

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

In this guide, we show you how to replace your iPhone 6s’ defective speaker on your own. You need this repair if your phone doesn’t play music or only plays it quietly, or if your ring tone doesn’t play when you get calls.

Required tools

  • Hartplastik-Plektren

    Hartplastik-Plektren

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

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  • 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.

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  • For storing screws

    For storing screws

    We recommend storing your screws so you don’t mix up the various screws and small parts.

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  • Tweezers

    Tweezers

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

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  • Plastic prying tool

    Plastic prying tool

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

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  • 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.

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Required replacement part

  • iPhone 6s Lautsprecher

    iPhone 6s Lautsprecher

    Wenn dein iPhone 6s Musik oder Klingeltöne nicht oder nur so leise abspielt, dass sie kaum zu hören sind, brauchst du einen neuen Lautsprecher. Der Austausch des Lautsprechers hilft auch, wenn der Klang deines Smartphones metallisch oder verzerrt wirkt. Aufgrund der elektrodynamischen Schallwandlertechnik bietet der kompakte neue Lautsprecher einen satten, ausgewogenen Klang - so kannst du Lautsprecher-Anrufe, YouTube-Videos oder Musik auf deinem Smartphone wieder richtig genießen.

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Getting started

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

14 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.
  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
  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.
  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.
  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
  6. Disconnecting the connector

    iPhone 6s - Disconnecting the connector  01
    iPhone 6s - Disconnecting the connector  02
    1. Use the pointed tip of the spudger to detach the antenna cable lower oblong connector for the Lightning connector.
  7. Removing the speaker

    iPhone 6s - Removing the speaker 01
    iPhone 6s - Removing the speaker 02
    iPhone 6s - Removing the speaker 03
    iPhone 6s - Removing the speaker 04
    iPhone 6s - Removing the speaker 05
    1. Remove the black sticker next to the Lightning connector. There’s another Phillips screw below it.
    2. Now remove the following five Phillips screws that hold the speaker in place. Put the screws in different containers so you can easily identify them later.
      2 x 2.6 mm Phillips screw
      2 x 2.3 mm Phillips screw
      1 x 3.0 mm Phillips screw
    3. Carefully pull the antenna cable to the side.
    4. Now you can remove the speaker.
  8. Installing the speaker

    iPhone 6s - Installing the speaker 01
    iPhone 6s - Installing the speaker 02
    iPhone 6s - Installing the speaker 03
    iPhone 6s - Installing the speaker 04
    1. Put the new speaker in the original position.
    2. Make sure that the antenna cable with the little metal ring is installed properly on the speaker, and put the silver contact point back in the original position.
    3. Now you can fasten the Phillips screws again.
    4. 2 x 2.6 mm Phillips screw
      2 x 2.3 mm Phillips screw
      1 x 3.0 mm Phillips screw
    5. Now put the antenna cable’s black sticker back on the speaker.
  9. Connecting the Lightning connector

    iPhone 6s - Connecting the Lightning connector 01
    1. Reconnect the connectors for the antenna and the Lightning connector.
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. Setting the time

    iPhone 6s - Setting the time 01

    When the battery is removed from the device, the iPhone loses the time and sets itself to 1:00 a.m. on 1/1/1970. You could have trouble connecting to the cellular network if the time isn’t set.

    After a repair, complete the following steps:

    1. Synchronize your iPhone with iTunes or connect to a WLAN network and wait until the time is set.
    2. Remove the SIM tray with the SIM card and reinsert it.
    3. Activate airplane mode on the device and then deactivate airplane mode.
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