Released September 25, 2015. Model A1687/A1634. Repair of this device is similar to previous generations, requiring screwdrivers and prying tools. Available as GSM or CDMA / 16, 64, or 128 GB / Silver, Gold, Space Gray, or Rose Gold options.

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Apple Support diagnosed proximity sensor problem

I got an iPhone 6s+ for free from my aunt but the screen simply wouldn't auto adjust brightness. I tried a lot of calibration and "fixes" online and never got it working. I sent it to an Apple Authorized Repair Center but they claimed that my phone has been taken apart and they'll charge me around 400USD for a refurbished phone(I still have a month of warranty left). Now my question is is the sensor tied to the screen assembly? Will I be able to fix it by replacing the screen or is it even easier to fix the sensor. Thanks

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Yeah, if that's the issue, it's not a big repair.

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iPhone 6s Plus Front Camera and Sensor Cable

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But from the comment I've read under the guide people have brightness based issues after doing the repair(calibration issues I believe)do you have any ideas why or how to fix? Thanks

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The "calibration" is a lot more of an apple scare tactic, than anything else. What do you mean "auto brightness"? Lemme look further into this...

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Yep! Just tested mine! It's totally the front camera flex!

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Your proximity sensor is bad. If you know little bit about phones. You can change it by yourself. Just buy a new proximity sensor flex and use the right tool to open the device and change it. It should solved the issue.

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