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Twist off the bottom screws and open the screen with iSclack. You also can see the detailed iPhone 6 front panel assembly replacement as reference. Twist off the bottom screws and open the screen with iSclack. You also can see the detailed iPhone 6 front panel assembly replacement as reference.

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Remove the securing bracket for connectors. Remove the securing bracket for connectors.
  • Remove the securing bracket for connectors.

A non-Apple technician recently repaired the camera lens. However, he didn't refut the secure bracket while reassembling the phone claiming that once taken out it should be left as it is and it may cause damage otherwise. Are there any problems if we don't refit this part?

Salman Siddeeque Ali - Reply

Always put the bracket back. It keeps a little press on the flex cables, so it is held in place.

Kenneth Hilstan - Reply

Disconnect front camera cable connector and home button cable connector. Disconnect front camera cable connector and home button cable connector.
  • Disconnect front camera cable connector and home button cable connector.

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Black Friday
Broken doesn't stand a chance.
Release digitizer connector and LCD connector. Then, remove the front screen. Release digitizer connector and LCD connector. Then, remove the front screen.
  • Release digitizer connector and LCD connector. Then, remove the front screen.

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Remove rear camera securing bracket. Remove rear camera securing bracket.
  • Remove rear camera securing bracket.

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Carefully release the rear camera connector with the tip of a nylon spudger and remove the camera. Carefully release the rear camera connector with the tip of a nylon spudger and remove the camera.
  • Carefully release the rear camera connector with the tip of a nylon spudger and remove the camera.

I've found that you don't need to remove this bracket like this. Instead, take the back of a Papermate M pen (that generic black pen) and press it against the lens from the inside of the phone. Then the glass lens pops out and the bracket is stuck the pen and not broken. Remove the bracket from the pen and place it back in the phone with the new lens. Then use the flat cap size of the pen to press the bracket back into place. The pen just happens to be the exact right size.

GotMac - Reply

It's difficult to remove this bottom bracket. The inside round edge of this bracket seems soldered with camera lens ring. So you need much effort and it's not surprised to break the bracket. It's difficult to remove this bottom bracket. The inside round edge of this bracket seems soldered with camera lens ring. So you need much effort and it's not surprised to break the bracket.
  • It's difficult to remove this bottom bracket. The inside round edge of this bracket seems soldered with camera lens ring. So you need much effort and it's not surprised to break the bracket.

It won't turn on because you have to detach the battery from the motherboard first, before attaching it back again. Then it should work.

Ben - Reply

I can't remove my bracket no matter how hard i try. I was able to push out the lens but not the circular rim.

will_baller94 - Reply

Can I heat the bracket to remove it easier or will it cause damage?

will_baller94 - Reply

This bracket is welded to the lens. The only way to remove it is destructive. Anyone have a replacement part #?

trainwreck1101 - Reply

is this bracket a must replace part, or if damaged/removed, will the camera still function? My only option to replace seems to order from HK and wait 20-50 days ....

iBroke - Reply

The last step is to push the cracked camera lens out from inside. First, find a tool you prefer and easy to use with effort.                           Then, put your hands where your power will land to protect the rear case from bending.                              Next, push the camera lens with effort.                                Please be careful with the phone and your hand very much. When you place the new camera lens, you will need glue or adhesive to fasten the camera lens as well as the new bottom bracket.
  • The last step is to push the cracked camera lens out from inside.

  • First, find a tool you prefer and easy to use with effort. Then, put your hands where your power will land to protect the rear case from bending. Next, push the camera lens with effort. Please be careful with the phone and your hand very much.

  • When you place the new camera lens, you will need glue or adhesive to fasten the camera lens as well as the new bottom bracket.

  • If you worry about the iPhone 6 being damaged, please send it to an Apple center.

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Conclusion

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

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Sophia

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Thank you Sophia, very good guide. I just wanted to add more information to Step 5, 6, 7, and 8.

Step 5 - Disconnect the rear camera from motherboard, gently lift ribbon towards the top. This will help release the thin black tape covering the top left screw holding the bracket. I peel it back just enough to access the screw.

Step 6 - Gently lift the rear camera from the frame avoid touching the camera lens.

I reversed parts of Step 7 and 8.

Step 7 - You will destroy the bracket. The bracket and lens are crimped or pressed together somehow, as stated in the guide. The next step I modified; press out the rest of the broken glass in the lens. Then as in step 8 press the lens from the inside, outward to break the crimp.

Step 8 - Lift out the bracket, it may still be attached.Use heated air to remove the black foam square from the old bracket and reuse for the new bracket.

To repair, I'm still looking for the best way. I carefully used super glue to place the lens and bracket in place.

MaxM Tech - Reply

Does anyone know if the iPhone 6 plus Lens replacement is about the same?

Caroline Haney - Reply

Anyone knows where can I purchase the camera bracket? I don't seem to find it.

Thank you

Abdullah Mohammad - Reply

Hi u can buy it here at the top of the guide :-) under relevant parts.

billyroypage -

I'm with u Greg , I tried the hard way it's like pulling a good tooth ! Something gonna break and possible bend . Great video though exposing the hidden screw.

billyroypage -

Is this the same for an iPhone 6s?

alanmorales - Reply

A simpler way is to heat the lens up with a hair dryer until the case is too hot to touch. Then carefully with a Stanley knife blade wedge the old lens out. No need to open the iPhone doing it this way. You can buy a new lens on fleabay for a few bucks.

Carefully putting superglue around the edge of the new lens, then press it in to the casing. All done.

This is good for the 6s.

Edit: It may be better to use a PVC glue that will soften with heat in case you ever need to do this again.

Greg Middleton - Reply

is this technique(heating the lens with a dryer) really possible without heating up and possibly destroying other parts like the camera itself? How hard was it to pry the lens off after? Isn't the lens soldered to the bracket inside?

Vince -

I did this. Once reassembled my iphone won't turn on. Any ideas?

amyleighox - Reply

take it apart again and make sure all of you brackets and ribbons are firmly pressed together

Davis Modarelli -

Hello guys please I have the iPhone 6s black color and I break the back camera glass and I can't find anywhere the original sapphire glass I live in Germany in München the only to can do its to pay309€ to change my all the device in Apple Store but it's too much where I can find this original part help please thanks

dddigalakis - Reply

You will not buy original part because Apple do not sell it. Everyone who selling parts stating it is original is a liar.

Go to aliexpress . com, there you can buy sapphire glass replacement for few dollars (not original but good quality)> I did it to my iphone 6s and everything works good so far. Good luck

Lord V -

You could also heat it up very carefully and change it without opening your device. :)

Titelive - Reply

Where can we buy the camera lens for iphone 6?

Mukul rao - Reply

My iPhone 6 fell from my pocket yesterday, It was a slight fall. Since then, the rear camera stopped working and the flashlight won't come up. The camera doesn't look cracked or scratched, what could be wrong please?

Joy - Reply

The connectors connecting them to the board may be damaged, or possibly a component is broken, like a capacitor or resistor responsible for those two.

AdamA -

is there any disadvantage of this process ? My iphone is %#*@ new .. i bought it 3 days ago and this thing already happened with me :'( Im so worried

Sundus Hameed - Reply

I am planning on replacing the back panel. Is it possible to get the old lens out of the old case without damaging it, and thus use the OEM lens in my new back panel?

Niek Sanderman - Reply

its true that camera len 6 and 6s same?

shahmishafiee - Reply

Same lens, different sensor

Raffaela Kruse -

Can someone actually do this in store

Sarah - Reply

Remember to unplug the battery first

Gert Udby Eriksen - Reply

My camera doesnt focus after camera lense replacement any idea?

Jessica Seo - Reply

what kind of glue do i use ???

BMW Man - Reply

I suggest putting the type of screwdriver used in each step to ease the job.

Luciano d'Avila - Reply

I phone won't turn back on after attempting 3 times to put it back together after replacing lens. Any suggestions? Brackets are secure and phone cleaned of dust.

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