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Introduction

This repair guide was authored by the iFixit staff and hasn’t been endorsed by Google. Learn more about our repair guides here.

Use this guide to replace a cracked or broken screen on your Google Pixel 6.

Your new replacement screen will come with the fingerprint reader already attached. If not, you will need to reinstall the original fingerprint reader to your new replacement screen and recalibrate the reader to maintain its functionality.

If the frame is deformed, it's important to replace it to make sure the new screen will mount correctly and won’t suffer damage from uneven pressure.

If your battery is swollen, take appropriate precautions. Before disassembling your device, discharge the battery below 25%. This reduces the risk of a dangerous thermal event if the battery is accidentally damaged during the repair.

Note: This guide instructs you to replace only the screen, including its safety plastic frame. However, some replacement screens for this phone come without the pre-installed frame (a.k.a. chassis), which requires a different removal procedure. Make sure you have the correct part before starting this guide.

If you do not replace the adhesive seals when reassembling, your device will function normally, but will most likely lose its water protection.

Before you begin this procedure, be sure to have a set of replacement adhesives for the screen.

  1. Google Pixel 6 Screen Replacement, Loosen the display adhesive: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Apply a heated iOpener to the screen to loosen the adhesive underneath. Apply the iOpener for at least 3 minutes.

    • A hair dryer, heat gun, or hot plate may also be used, but be careful not to overheat the device.

  2. Google Pixel 6 Screen Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 2, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 6 Screen Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 2, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 6 Screen Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 2, image 3 of 3
    • Once the screen is warm to the touch, apply a suction handle to the bottom edge of the screen.

    • If your screen is badly cracked, covering it with a layer of clear packing tape may allow the suction handle to adhere. Alternatively, very strong tape may be used instead of the suction handle. If all else fails, you can superglue the suction handle to the screen.

    • Lift the screen, including its safety frame, with the suction handle to create a small gap between the screen and the phone assembly.

    • Insert an opening pick into the gap between the screen frame and the phone assembly.

    • Make sure to insert your opening pick in the right position to avoid separating the screen from its safety frame instead of the phone assembly.

    • Slide the opening pick to the bottom right corner of the screen to slice its adhesive.

    • Leave the opening pick in place to prevent the adhesive from resealing.

  3. Google Pixel 6 Screen Replacement, Slice the adhesive: step 3, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 6 Screen Replacement, Slice the adhesive: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Insert a second opening pick at the bottom edge and slide it to the bottom left corner of the screen to slice the adhesive.

    • Leave the opening pick in place to prevent the adhesive from resealing.

  4. Google Pixel 6 Screen Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 6 Screen Replacement: step 4, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 6 Screen Replacement: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • The screen of the Google Pixel 6 is not only held in place by adhesive but also small plastic clips. If your opening pick gets blocked during the screen removal procedure, it means you inserted your pick too deep underneath the screen. Only insert the tip of the opening pick (3-4 mm) when slicing the display adhesive.

    • Insert a third opening pick underneath the bottom left corner of the screen.

    • Slide the opening pick along the left edge of the screen to slice the adhesive.

    • Leave the opening pick in the top left corner to prevent the adhesive from resealing.

  5. Google Pixel 6 Screen Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 6 Screen Replacement: step 5, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 6 Screen Replacement: step 5, image 3 of 3
    • If the adhesive becomes hard to cut, it has most likely cooled down. Use your iOpener or heat gun for 1-2 minutes to reheat it.

    • When you slice near the front facing camera, insert only the tip of the opening pick (2-3 mm) to avoid damaging or smearing the camera.

    • Insert a fourth opening pick at the top left corner of the screen.

    • Slide the opening pick along the top edge of the phone to slice the adhesive.

    • Leave the opening pick in the top right corner to prevent the adhesive from resealing.

  6. Google Pixel 6 Screen Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 6 Screen Replacement: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Insert a fifth opening pick and slide it along the right edge of the phone to slice the remaining adhesive.

    • Do not try to remove the display all the way yet, the screen is still connected to the phone assembly.

  7. Google Pixel 6 Screen Replacement, Open up the phone assembly: step 7, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 6 Screen Replacement, Open up the phone assembly: step 7, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 6 Screen Replacement, Open up the phone assembly: step 7, image 3 of 3
    • Avoid straining the display cable during the following procedure.

    • Carefully open the right side of the screen to the left side of the phone assembly like you would open a book.

  8. Google Pixel 6 Screen Replacement, Remove the display cable bracket: step 8, image 1 of 3 Google Pixel 6 Screen Replacement, Remove the display cable bracket: step 8, image 2 of 3 Google Pixel 6 Screen Replacement, Remove the display cable bracket: step 8, image 3 of 3
    • Use a pair of tweezers to carefully unhinge and remove the metal bracket sitting on top of the display cable connector.

    • Make sure to keep this component to reinstall it during reassembly.

  9. Google Pixel 6 Screen Replacement, Disconnect the display cable: step 9, image 1 of 2 Google Pixel 6 Screen Replacement, Disconnect the display cable: step 9, image 2 of 2
    • Use a spudger to disconnect the display flex cable by prying the connector straight up from its socket.

  10. Google Pixel 6 Screen Replacement, Remove the screen: step 10, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the screen.

    • During reassembly, apply new adhesive where it's necessary after cleaning the relevant areas with isopropyl alcohol (>90%).

    • Follow this guide if you're using a pre-cut adhesive card.

    • Follow this guide if you're using custom-cut adhesives for your device.

    • During the boot-up process after reassembly, the screen will go through a calibration sequence. Do not touch the screen during this process, as it could result in improper touch calibration and create touch issues.

Conclusion

If possible, turn on your device and test your repair before installing new adhesive and resealing.

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

Take your e-waste to an R2 or e-Stewards certified recycler.

Repair didn’t go as planned? Try some basic troubleshooting, or ask our Answers community for help.

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Ordered the official Google Pixel 6 display part from iFixit and followed this guide, which worked well. However, it's probably worth adding that you may need to manually calibrate the display once it's installed if the phone is throwing up fingerprint reader errors (which is what happened to me). You can do that via this tool from Google: https://pixelrepair.withgoogle.com/udfps

Mark Walton - Reply

The guide worked great, thanks! :D

Warning to others though: Careful what you buy! The genuine display was out of stock so I bought from a different source which didn't come with a fingerprint reader or display adhesive. My fault for not paying attention when buying, but fair warning to everyone else to double check. I hadn't even considered the reader being glued to the screen but not included on replacement parts. The adhesive is an easy purchase, but not sure how hard the fingerprint reader will be. I might be back to unlocking with a pin like some kind of caveman!

Jonathan Michaud - Reply

Nvm, found the guide for the fingerprint reader replacement. Hopefully I can just move this one over.

Jonathan Michaud -

Bought the screen with repair kit from iFixit. Be aware, the custom cut adhesive guide they recommend for reattaching the screen is WRONG. It says you hold the tabs to align and place the adhesive strip. That's NOT the case with the one included here. The side with the tabs actually has to be pulled off first. Had to order another one from iFixit. Now without my phone a couple days while waiting for the new part to arrive. Now without my phone for a few days waiting for the new adhesive to arrive. Not great.

Ravi Chopra - Reply

For those who are not able to get the Pixel 6 detected in the "Fast Boot Mode" on the website https://pixelrepair.withgoogle.com/udfps you need to install the Driver. First and foremost on Device Manager you should see Pixel 6 or other device, and then update driver, install the driver from the downloaded w/ instructions from https://developer.android.com/studio/run.... Update Driver and point the driver to this location where you just downloaded the driver. (unzipped version). Once you are done the device gets recognized immmeidately on the Chrome Repair Website.

And one more important steps, make sure this is in Fast Mode (not safe/recovery/rescue). Second after you see successful installation on Chrome, you need to restart the Pixel 6, the automatic first restart does not work, you need to restart manually. And then go to finger print and setup again. This is very important!!

Venu Reddy - Reply

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