Introduction

Use this guide to replace the cracked or broken screen on your iPhone 6 Plus by swapping out the display assembly.

This guide will help you remove the screen and the home button for transfer to the new part. This guide does not include the removal of the front-facing camera and sensor cable, or the earpiece speaker. If your part does not have these components, follow the more in-depth front panel guide.

In either case, it's important to transfer the original home button onto the new display in order for Touch ID (fingerprint scanning) to function.

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Image 1/1: Power off your iPhone before beginning disassembly.
  • Before disassembling your iPhone, discharge the battery below 25%. A charged lithium-ion battery can catch fire and/or explode if accidentally punctured.

  • Power off your iPhone before beginning disassembly.

  • Remove the two 3.6 mm P2 Pentalobe screws next to the Lightning connector.

Pentalobe P2

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  • The next two steps demonstrate using the iSclack, a great tool for safely opening the iPhone 6 Plus that we recommend for anyone doing more than one repair. If you aren't using the iSclack, skip to Step 4.

  • If the plastic depth gauge is attached at the center of the iSclack, remove it now—it's not needed for larger phones like the iPhone 6 Plus.

  • Close the handle on the iSclack, opening the suction cup jaws.

  • Place the bottom of your iPhone in between the suction cups.

    • Position the iSclack's upper suction cup against the display, near the home button.

  • Open the handles to close the jaws of the iSclack. Center the suction cups and press them firmly onto the top and bottom of the iPhone.

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Image 1/2: The iSclack is designed to safely open your iPhone enough to separate the pieces, but not enough to damage any of the display cables. Image 2/2: Peel the two suction cups off your iPhone.
  • Hold onto your iPhone securely and close the handle of the iSclack to separate the suction cups, pulling the front panel up from the rear case.

  • The iSclack is designed to safely open your iPhone enough to separate the pieces, but not enough to damage any of the display cables.

  • Peel the two suction cups off your iPhone.

  • Skip the next three steps and continue on to Step 7.

It's very difficult if you want to remove a cracked screen. The suction cup and Islack won't work. Does anybody know a better way?

Herbert - Reply

I don't recommend replacing the home button. HOWEVER, I would purchase an iSesamo tool (I paid $8 for a 3 pack on FleaBay) and jam that in between the frame and bezel. Most effective way to open a iPhone. Once you get used to it an iSesamo becomes an extension of your arm.

iRevive Mobile -

I use Scotch Tape, shipping tape. Put a couple of layers over the crack screen. That seals it so you can use the suction cup to remove the front of phone.

Michael Wallace -

I used the plastic pry took and the spudger to open it up. I place the pry tool dead center below the home button and was able to put some pressure around the seam and the top popped up enough for me to get the spudger in there to hold it open and then work my way around with the plastic pry tool.

johnoconna -

Apply clear packaging tape to screen. Then suction cup to that.

Tracey -

Use clear nontextured tape place that over the phone screen. Refer to any guide that addresses replacing a shattered screen

Abigail Cherry - Reply

I know it's tough with cracked glass. You just need enough to get in a plstic pry tool or guitar pick. Then you can pry it apart. Just be patient, I cannot stress that enough; the electronics are very, very small and fragile.

Mike - Reply

Image 1/1: Press a suction cup onto the screen, just above the home button.
  • If you don't have an iSclack, use a single suction cup to lift the front panel:

    • Press a suction cup onto the screen, just above the home button.

    • Be sure the cup is pressed securely onto the screen to get a tight seal.

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Image 1/1: Take your time and apply firm, constant force. The display assembly is a much tighter fit than most devices.
  • While holding the iPhone down with one hand, pull up on the suction cup to slightly separate the front panel assembly from the rear case.

    • Take your time and apply firm, constant force. The display assembly is a much tighter fit than most devices.

  • Using a plastic opening tool, begin to gently pry the rear case down, away from the display assembly, while continuing to pull up with the suction cup.

  • There are several clips attaching the front panel assembly to the rear case, so you may need to use a combination of the suction cup and plastic opening tool to free the front panel assembly.

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Image 1/2: Remove the suction cup from the display assembly. Image 2/2: Remove the suction cup from the display assembly.
  • Pull the plastic nub to release the vacuum seal on the suction cup.

  • Remove the suction cup from the display assembly.

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Image 1/3: Open the display to about a 90º angle, and lean it against something to keep it propped up while you're working on the phone. Image 2/3: Add a rubber band to keep the display securely in place while you work. This prevents undue strain on the display cables. Image 3/3: In a pinch, you can use an unopened canned beverage to hold the display.
  • Pull the home button end of the front panel assembly away from the rear case, using the top of the phone as a hinge.

  • Open the display to about a 90º angle, and lean it against something to keep it propped up while you're working on the phone.

    • Add a rubber band to keep the display securely in place while you work. This prevents undue strain on the display cables.

    • In a pinch, you can use an unopened canned beverage to hold the display.

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Image 1/2: During reassembly, align the clips just below the top edge of the rear case. Then, slide the front panel upward until its top edge is flush with that of the rear case. Image 2/2: During reassembly, align the clips just below the top edge of the rear case. Then, slide the front panel upward until its top edge is flush with that of the rear case.
  • Several clips along the top edge of the front panel form a partial hinge, allowing the front panel assembly to swing open like a book.

  • During reassembly, align the clips just below the top edge of the rear case. Then, slide the front panel upward until its top edge is flush with that of the rear case.

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Image 1/1: One 2.3 mm screw
  • Remove the following Phillips screws from the battery connector bracket:

    • One 2.3 mm screw

    • One 3.1 mm screw

for the iPhone 6 Plus, all screws were Phillips #000

Michael Adams - Reply

Thank you :)

Daniel Benet - Reply

Image 1/1:
  • Remove the metal battery connector bracket from the iPhone.

Was not able to remove the battery connector bracket as one of the cable connectors was glued/stuck to the underside. Instead moved the bracket out of the way to disconnect the battery. Care should be taken not to over bend/stretch the ribbon cable.

dwtan - Reply

That may be just the foam connector adhering to the bracket. If you pull up gently and twist slightly it should separate.

Evan Noronha -

It was the foam connector, and it did twist free with a gentle pull

Al Taylor - Reply

Image 1/1: Take care to '''only''' pry up on the battery connector, and not the socket on the logic board. If you pry up on the logic board socket, you may break the connector entirely.
  • Gently pry the battery connector up from its socket on the logic board.

  • Take care to only pry up on the battery connector, and not the socket on the logic board. If you pry up on the logic board socket, you may break the connector entirely.

you may consider placing a thin non-conductive item between the connector and the socket like a bit of rubber band to prevent any power flowing during this procedure

Michael Adams - Reply

It was too close to other parts to pry up with either end of plastic tool. Finally used 1 tine of tweezer to lift edge. Came free easily

Al Taylor - Reply

Image 1/1: Three 1.2 mm screws
  • While holding the front panel open at about a 90º angle, remove the following Phillips screws securing the front panel assembly cable bracket:

    • Three 1.2 mm screws

    • One 1.5 mm screw

    • One 2.9 mm screw

There's an other panel with one screw in the middle.........

Herbert - Reply

I _love_ the color coding of screws. I know this is a little OCD, but it would be incredibly useful if there were an 8.5 X 11 you could print with indicated homes for where to drop items from each step of disassembly. That is, in the box for step 9, little colored circles for where to place each screw type. As long as you don't jostle the paper, it would make it a lot easier to know exactly where you are in reassembly.

cscarlson47shop - Reply

On my iPhone 6 plus, none of the screws listed in this step are removable with the Phillips 00 screwdriver! I got this far and now am stymied because I can't get these four screws out! Any other screwdrivers I should use?

garth libhart - Reply

You are absolutely right, and you will strip the heads if you try very hard with the PH00. These screws are all PH000.

oscar -

I used the 000 bit from the ifixit 54 piece kit.

hhandh - Reply

Actually you don’t need to do steps 12 to 18 if you attach the display panel to the iPhone box as shown in step 7 and handle your iPhone with care during the replacement. I didn’t disconnect the display panel mainly because the more you work on the interior of your phone the higher is the chance you break something.

Dany Castillo - Reply

That's what I was thinking.

The Wizard - Reply

I skipped this series of steps too. I was very careful when removing the battery and never had an issue with the screen leaning back against the box that this battery shipped in. I even broke half of the third strip of adhesive but used a plastic card to slide under the battery and it slowly lifted out without applying heat.

mark - Reply

I'm having trouble with one screw not wanting to come out. Any suggestions to keep from stripping the head and getting it?

Patric - Reply

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  • Remove the front panel assembly cable bracket from the logic board.

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Image 1/2: While still supporting the front panel, use a plastic opening tool to disconnect the front-facing camera and earpiece speaker cable connector. Image 2/2: While still supporting the front panel, use a plastic opening tool to disconnect the front-facing camera and earpiece speaker cable connector.
  • In the next four steps, take care to pry up only on the cable connectors, and not on their sockets on the logic board.

  • While still supporting the front panel, use a plastic opening tool to disconnect the front-facing camera and earpiece speaker cable connector.

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  • Use a plastic opening tool to disconnect the home button cable connector.

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Image 1/2: When reassembling your phone, the display data cable may pop off the connector. This can result in white lines or a blank screen when powering your phone back on. If that happens, simply reconnect the cable and power cycle your phone. The best way to power cycle your phone is to [guide|29424|disconnect and reconnect the battery connector.|stepid=69596] Image 2/2: When reassembling your phone, the display data cable may pop off the connector. This can result in white lines or a blank screen when powering your phone back on. If that happens, simply reconnect the cable and power cycle your phone. The best way to power cycle your phone is to [guide|29424|disconnect and reconnect the battery connector.|stepid=69596]
  • Use a plastic opening tool to disconnect the display data cable connector.

  • When reassembling your phone, the display data cable may pop off the connector. This can result in white lines or a blank screen when powering your phone back on. If that happens, simply reconnect the cable and power cycle your phone. The best way to power cycle your phone is to disconnect and reconnect the battery connector.

The piece of advice about power cycling the phone by disconnecting and reconnecting the battery proved crucial to the success of my repair (camera and lens replacement). At first when charging the phone after closing it, I got a dark, blank screen with an intermittent buzzing noise. After re-opening the phone and making sure all cables had been properly reconnected, I ignored the advice to power cycle the phone. Still all I got was a dark, blank screen (and intermittent buzzing if charging t). Then I opened it a third time (leaving the screen connected and attached at a 90 degree angle) and I only disconnected and reconnected the battery. Voila! When I closed the phone and powered it up, I got the screen to light up!

Gianni - Reply

Image 1/2: When reconnecting the digitizer cable, '''do not press the center of the connector'''. Press one end of the connector, then press the opposite end. Pressing in the center of the connector can bend the component and cause digitizer damage. Image 2/2: When reconnecting the digitizer cable, '''do not press the center of the connector'''. Press one end of the connector, then press the opposite end. Pressing in the center of the connector can bend the component and cause digitizer damage.
  • Finally, use a plastic opening tool to disconnect the digitizer cable connector.

  • When reconnecting the digitizer cable, do not press the center of the connector. Press one end of the connector, then press the opposite end. Pressing in the center of the connector can bend the component and cause digitizer damage.

some images and guidance regarding reassembly would be helpful. You don't need to use the spudger to get them back on: fingers are better because there's a really subtle click you feel when you get them seated properly.

cscarlson47shop - Reply

When you're reassembling, a note that this is the step where you should test for proper screen function would be really useful. First time I reassembled, I didn't seat something properly, got all the screws back together and then realized the screen wasn't functioning properly. Had to disassemble back down to step 14 and then re-reassemble.

cscarlson47shop - Reply

I am having this issues right now! I have unplugged and plugged in these cables at least 20 times and each time I get white lines. I finally have it to where there are only 4 white lines and I am almost willing to live with it. Any suggestions?

mattmay002 -

Clean the screen connectors incase they are not making a clean connection

Karen Jones - Reply

I'm having nightmares with the digitizer connector. Simply can't get it to work unless I'm applying some pressure on the connectors. Everything seems almost microscopically clean. Any suggestions friends?

Henry A -

could it be the replacement screen? test with your old screen and see if you have the same problem.

ChiangFeng - Reply

Image 1/1:
  • Remove the front panel assembly from the rear case.

Never remove the screen without disconnecting the battery. It's possible the back light can be blown and that's a even more difficult repair. Always, ALWAYS, disconnect battery before repairing items. (Unless it's not possible.)

Marvin Ballard - Reply

How do you disconnect the battery from the screen?

Shamil Bhatti -

The Step 11 disconnects the battery :)

jeffxtechs - Reply

I think you mean Step 8 :)

Jeff Suovanen -

How do you disconnect the battery from the phone

Brian - Reply

How do you disconnect the battery

I tried it once and

Brian - Reply

Image 1/1:
  • Remove the two 1.8 mm Phillips #00 screws securing the home button bracket to the front panel.

This guide is pointless, iPhone 6/6 plus home button is not replaceable, period.

Tom Chai - Reply

Yes it is absolutely replaceable. You need to remember it is a encrypted security feature, so you'll need the apple ID or password to regain control again if replaced. That's the whole point to secure your data.

Mike -

Yes, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus home buttons are replaceable. I do several replacements for customers and they work just fine with one exception. The fingerprint reader around the home button does not work after replacing the home button

BrentTaylorBA - Reply

Hi Brent, I have a iPhone 6 plus with a shattered screen to repair and the home button is gone. You have said that you've been able to replace the home buttons successfully. I was wondering how you got past the error 53 problem when restoring it? Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated.

arcadian212 -

Sorry Arcadian212, There is no way to bypass Error 53 unless you install the original button, update to iOS 9, then put in the new button.

iRevive Mobile -

Error 53 was resolved by Apple with an iOS update, so fortunately this is no longer an issue! As others have stated, it's perfectly possible to replace the home button, but you will lose fingerprint sensor functionality (the original sensor is paired to your iPhone's logic board at the factory, and only Apple can pair a new one).

Jeff Suovanen -

Why does that make it pointless? The guide is geared towards screen replacement, with the intent of using the original home button and a new screen. It clearly states this. What about this guide is pointless? It's actually very helpful.

abyss478 - Reply

Warning: The iphone 6 will brick after a restore if the home button is replaced. I agree with the other commenters that it is not a replaceable part because of this issue. If you try to restore the iPhone 6 after replacing the home button it will get stuck in recovery mode and give error 53 when a restore is attempted. I learned this the hard way! Please be careful and don't restore your phone if you do this repair.

max - Reply

What did you do after your phone got stuck in recovery mode ?

Lynn -

this help me a lot, i got Replacement Home Button Rubber Gasket for iPhone 6 from http://www.laimarket.com/home-button-rub..., and don't know how to raplace

Kevin - Reply

I had an error 53 when trying to restore a iphone 6 plus.

I bought a new heat shield with flex ribbon attached and installing that allowed me to get a restore complete.

steve - Reply

I couldn't get my fingerprint reader to work after following this guide. I ended up taking the phone back apart and replacing the new screens' backing plate and the attached home button cable with the old, original one and now the fingerprint sensor works!

fsharp320 - Reply

The little square rubber gaskets that cloak the mounting holes (little square nubs at the bottom of the picture in Step 19) for the Pentalobe Screws in Step 1 above had a tendency to fall off the screen. Further, if replacing the screen, these should also accompany the other items transferred to the new screen. This is just a small oversight I have seen from this repair guide, otherwise, smooth as silk.

Justin - Reply

Image 1/1:
  • Remove the home button bracket from the front panel assembly.

buen día, cuando no me reconoce el touch id pero el boton si hace la función de botón ejemplo si me envía a home pero no reconoce el alcance fácil dos toques no reconoce el lector biométrico

Yamir Maximino - Reply

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  • Use the tip of a spudger to disconnect the home button connector from its socket on the home button cable.

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  • Carefully wedge the tip of a spudger underneath the home button connector cable.

  • Gently move the spudger across to separate the home button connector cable from the adhesive securing it to the front panel assembly.

  • If the cable doesn't separate easily, apply heat using an iOpener or hair dryer to soften the adhesive, and try again. Be careful not to damage the cable.

Es necesario calentar para que se desprenda de una forma comoda

Yamir Maximino - Reply

i found using a needle works well too, as the fine point of the needle will be able to get under the adhesive and i can gently separate it.

ChiangFeng - Reply

heat thoroughly with a hair dryer. (away from your work area so you don't blast your parts all over the place!) pops right off.

edwardlyman - Reply

Image 1/2: Do '''not''' push the home button all the way through—you only need to get a corner free, so that you can pry it free with a spudger. Image 2/2: The rubber gasket surrounding the home button is very thin. To prevent the gasket from tearing, we recommend applying a minimal amount of heat.
  • Using your fingertip, gently push, but do not remove, the home button up from the opposite side to free one edge of the home button gasket from the front panel.

  • Do not push the home button all the way through—you only need to get a corner free, so that you can pry it free with a spudger.

  • The rubber gasket surrounding the home button is very thin. To prevent the gasket from tearing, we recommend applying a minimal amount of heat.

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  • Carefully run the tip of a spudger underneath the perimeter of the home button to separate it from the front panel assembly.

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  • Lift and remove the home button assembly off the front panel assembly.

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Image 1/1: The Touch ID function will '''ONLY''' work with your phone's original home button assembly, so you'll need to transfer the home button assembly from your old display assembly to your new display assembly to retain Touch ID.
  • Display assembly remains.

  • The Touch ID function will ONLY work with your phone's original home button assembly, so you'll need to transfer the home button assembly from your old display assembly to your new display assembly to retain Touch ID.

  • After reassembly, clean the touchscreen surface with an alcohol wipe prior to turning the iPhone back on. The alcohol helps dissipate any lingering static electricity, which can cause problems with the display.

  • After reassembly, connect the iPhone to an AC power source before turning it on for the first time. Once the iPhone has booted up successfully, you can disconnect the AC power.

"clean the touchscreen surface..." I don't understand why this should be done. Never heard an alcohol wipe dissipates static. Why do it now and not each time you turn on the iPhone?

Antonio MS - Reply

What is the reason for the recommended practice of plugging it into a power source on first boot after reassembly?

Lars - Reply

I would also like to know the answer to this.

Chuck Beck -

After this step depending on the spare part you are using, you may need to remove the metal back and the home button touch sensor cable and socket. this is the socket that the fingerprint reader attaches to, and that you unclipped from in step 21. The cable is stuck to the back of the metal screen and the socket is attached to the plastic base so be careful when removing the back that you don't rip the cable off. the socket is glued to the plastic and comes off with some careful spudging. I did not have to heat it but that would probably help too. once its off you can easily attach it to the new spare part. Hope that helps, cheers Brad

LidsterIT - Reply

this point was very important. Thank you.

Yun Cha -

You may also have to remove the front facing camera from the old front panel and install it on the replacement front panel, which requires peeling some adhesive and careful positioning of ribbon cables.

anonymous 596 - Reply

Correct, and for that situation we've got you covered with a separate guide that includes the extra steps. ;)

Jeff Suovanen -

Crap. I got done with the 26 steps, and now, to use the LCD screen & Digitizer I purchased, from iFixIt, I've got to do 36 MORE steps?!

talovadavis -

Actually it's just 10 additional steps—all 26 steps in this guide are part of the longer, 36-step guide. Just skip over the parts you've already done. If 10 extra steps seems like too much hassle, you can always go for the pre-assembled display option.

Jeff Suovanen -

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

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I have original home screen button, but the panel and home button cable was part of what was damaged on the phone. With that in mind will it still work with original home screen button, but replacement panel?

Pot Kerwin - Reply

This is a tough one. I do not know that you'll be able to salvage the Touch ID functionality of the home button with the connector being damaged. You may need to purchase iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Home Button Assembly and iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Home Button Gasket. This will no longer retain the Touch ID functionality though.

Jeffrey Carpenter -

I will be testing this out myself as soon a I get a new touchID cable/along with the LCD Panel. I did a screen replacement, all went well and works great, however I punctured the TouchID cable when prying it off of the old display.

I ordered a new cable with the panel, as I understand it as long as you have the ORIGINAL TouchID assembly which I do, after replacing the cable it should work!

Cody Crosby - Reply

Instructions are incomplete ! You also have to remove the aluminum plate and the rear camera/speaker assembly.

Also, my touch ID does not work anymore :/ nothing was damaged and plug is connected. Resetting the phone made no difference.

Why would it not work if I used the same Home Button and logic board?

michael8nuts - Reply

hey having the same problem with my touch id.. did you ever find a solution?

bRIZZZZZZZZ -

help please

I just replaced my lcd screen. it has been off for about a year now. when I plug it into the charger it just vibrates every 5 seconds. I've tried hard reset and it just stops vibrating but doesn't power up. I've unplugged and plugged the lcd ribbon cables a couple times and still get nothing.

jordan b - Reply

hello jordan b ,

I wanted to know if you managed to solve the problem .

I just replaced my lcd screen. when I plug it into the charger it just vibrates every 5 seconds. I've tried hard reset and it just stops vibrating but doesn't power up. I've unplugged and plugged the lcd ribbon cables a couple times and still get nothing.

How can I fix the problem?

lucatrotto -

Hello,

My iPhone 6+ LCD is broken, and I want to replace it. I did some replacements on iPhones 3&4. But I just read that after changing the display assembly on the iPhone 6 (+), many peaple got an error after update/restore the phone. Is that for all replacements?

Best regards

facebook - Reply

I know this is a old guide but i have a question. My iphone was screen broken and i change it with a original complete iphone screen, the home button works fine but the touch id dont work. I change the home button to the one that i have in the broken screen and still the touch id dont work. What can i do to fix the touch id?

Juanjo Checo - Reply

I replaced my screen and things were good but a few hours later screen became unresponsive at times. It's now been a week and screen is still the same. Wondering if it's the screen I received, which is defective, or I need to reconnect the cables. Has anyone experienced this problem?

Kesha Smith - Reply

Hi Kesha.

Have you find a solution for unresponsive touch screen? Mine has this problem since replacement.

James Kazutoshi Wada -

Hey! can someone help me please! i have already change the display assembly and works fine, touch screen, touch id, but i have troubles with the horn when im on a call, the sound is like a busted horn, i have to put the call on speaker... Will there be any cable that is not connected ? Anyone else has happened to this?

Alejandro de Luna - Reply

Very simple. Did it in 10 mins.

asthomas - Reply

Replaced everything like instructed, touch portion doesn't work. Anybody else have this issue?

Joseph Bundy - Reply

I just replaced the screen and all I have are lines when I power it up. could I have a bad screen??

Karl - Reply

I just purchased a iphone 6 plus off of someone. It has a cracked screen and it looks like the screen has been replacement already. I think the home button is a replacement as well. If I purchase a new screen with the home button and sensor will it give me the error 53 when I go to update it. It is on IOS 9.3.2. Thanks

JOhn Scott - Reply

No it won't. Error 53 has been fixed, so as long as you're running the latest version of iOS you shouldn't have any trouble. Note that if you are using a non-original home button you will not be able to use Touch ID (but that's the worst you could expect).

Evan Noronha -

Hello,

It happened to me my phone screen cracked so I following this guide to replace it.

One thing I noticed straight away the screws are a bit different on the S version.

But still if you have an engineering background and a bit of common sense you can still use this guide perfectly.

With this guide it took me about 45 minutes to transfer 1 good screen from a broken phone to my own phone with just a broken screen.

I didn't have the Islack but I would advice to get it even if you do this once the first part if a pain without it.

But now everything works fine, transfered the home button finger print works good to :)

Thanks alot!

rpruim - Reply

Sorry you struggled with the screws—we have a separate guide for the iPhone 6s right here. Congrats on a successful repair!

Jeff Suovanen -

I dropped my iPhone 6plus and it busted the top right corner. My screen had a line down the middle and then went black. I could call using Siri but now I can't get it to power on. Does anyone know if replacing this will fix the problem?

Pam - Reply

Pam, it sounds like your LCD is also damaged, not just the screen. This replaces the whole display, glass and LCD, so it should fix your issue as you have described it. Hope this helps.

John Smith -

I connected my lcd to my device. I changed the home button. I started up my iphone 6. But my screen went red.

Does anybody know how to fix this

Thank you

Emre - Reply

I have found a guide on how to fix iPhone 5s red screens. Hope to help you:

http://www.hcqs.us/blog/fix-iphone-5s-re...

Jennychan -

Worked like a charm on the first try. I guess I was lucky. Reconnecting was much more difficult and took double the time of disconnecting. My only advice is to make sure it clicks in and feels solid. The boot time seems forever so heads up. Otherwise this is totally doable. Good luck!

Crispy - Reply

Great instructions all working well. Only thing I noticed was the screen sits a little higher then the original, just a bit of a raised edge all the way around but everything is still solid and secure in place so no big problem.

Craig Constable - Reply

Yes, I noticed this too. I cannot even "snap" my screen all the way around. Comparing the new screen assembly with the original, the new assembly is slightly thicker. I was told these were factory OEM parts.

Edward Lebert -

A good guide. Got the assembly from iFixit, and the guide walks you through this pretty easily. When I finished, the phone was stuck on the logo screen and flashing red. Some research and a forum answer pointed to the flex cable/front camera unit. I swapped out the newer unit for the one from the old phone and it booted right up. Except for that little hang up, all went well.

Larry Herrmann - Reply

Hello everyone, I have a problem with the touch of my id iphone 6 plus. I had to disassemble the display several times because I got bad. The last time it happened that the home button works, but does not operate the touch id, it is as if it were not recognized. At startup the message "You can not turn Touch ID on the iPhone", going to the Settings-touch id code and exits "Error Can not complete the configuration of the Touch ID"

Could someone help me understand what is the problem?

I thought it might be the flat defective connecting home button and the motherboard which is located under the metal part of the display, but if so it should not work even the right home button?

Thanks in advance to everyone.

Domenico - Reply

How am I supposed to identify which screw is what if it does not come in a manual????????? There is no type of guide or chart that shows that which screw belong to its correct spot.

David Dang - Reply

Hi David, when ever I replace a screen pretty much what I do is keep everything 100% organized with either the magnetic parts mat from ifixit or if I don't have mine I just place the screws next to the part where ever I took it out. So If I take the screw out of the top right of the display I put it on the top top right.

contirepair -

replaced the screen and moved the home button over. On power up I get the Apple logo for several seconds and then nothing ...shows a blank screen with some segment of it a different colour...then goes dark and then tries all over again again. what can i try?

Martin Picard - Reply

I purchased iphone 6 plus full assembly and the camera on the front is not working will i need to transfer my old camera over as i was hoping the new camera that came with the display would work. More because i don't want to mess around with the camera if i don't need too. But everything else is working perfect.

mick - Reply

Mick, the camera you got with your new screen should work. But since obviously it's not I'd suggest to transfer the old one. Very simple and won't take too long!

Eyob Grainge -

The Camera? What about the camera?

Tim - Reply

Replaced my cracked/shattered screen on iPhone 6 Plus. Bought LCD screen and digitizer full assembly. Followed the instructions in repair guide, including moving my home button over. Perfect; phone/home button recognizes my touch and screen looks like new again. 35 minutes total replacement time with very careful removal of screws and cables. Tested all functions (front camera, ear speaker, etc) all good! Thanks for the guide and fast delivery of parts!

runfarandfast - Reply

I replaced my screen and it still does not turn on. It powers on for a second fully then goes blank, it still lights up but it lights up blank. Can you help me figure out why the screen does not stay on fully?

Juwell Williams - Reply

ok very nice tutorial

mctimas - Reply

I replaced the screen display and used the same Home button assembly but my touch id isn't working. Also one of the screws is broken to the bracket that holds the cables down for the screen, but I reassembled it and it still works fine. You think that would cause future problems?

Juan Leon - Reply

The touch recognition does not work on my home button now, but I didn't use the feature before so I'm not all that put out.

Eric Knudtson -

Hi I have a cracked display not original which started to be unresponsive at the bottom part of the screen. So I bought the LCD from IfixIt and changed it. But now it loops the start up Apple logo and nothing else. The old screen works as before. Can it be because of the replaced home button?

Eivindsolberg - Reply

I have the same problem. Cracked screen - so I ordered a screen assembly from iFixit. Got it in place but when powered up it never boots more than to the apple logo and then turns off. It keeps trying a few times. I've tried to restore the phone but putting it in recovery mode, but then I get an error message code 4013. Old (cracked) screen works fine when a put that on the phone instead. Have you been able to fix your problem?

tallnhandsome -

You guys may want to try swapping out the front-facing camera and sensor cable in case that's the culprit. Here's a thread full of folks who had similar issues. If you bought your parts from iFixit, you can also get in touch with us directly via our help line.

Jeff Suovanen -

hi please tell me how to upgrade my iphone 16 to 128 gb

punkden74 - Reply

Although the guide is really not complete (missing important parts, like removal of camera, speaker, metal plate covering the touch sensor, etc), it did a good job till it was written. The touch sensor works this way, if not broken otherwise.

Bulcsu Varay - Reply

"This guide does not include the removal of the front-facing camera and sensor cable, or the earpiece speaker. If your part does not have these components, follow the more in-depth front panel guide." Check out the more complete guide for better detail about additional parts removal.

Sam Lionheart -

Just replaced the panel. Phone is as good as new!!! The only thing is the home button "rattles" because the glue/adhesive apund the edge is not really doing anything? That s is the 3rd time I've had an iPhone 6 open, so the repair process was familiar

Eric Knudtson - Reply

do i need to back up data before screen repalcement?

sonhien nguyen - Reply

do i have to backup data before screen replacement?

sonhien nguyen - Reply

It is always a good idea to do a backup of the device's data (just in case). Total time to swap screen (including transferring home button to replacement screen) was about 1 hr time for me. As a heads up, before reassembling everything back together, triple check each connection from the screen to the main board individually. That way you shouldn't miss not having a connector seated properly. I had that happen and the touch functionality wasn't working. Did a second disassembly, disconnected and reconnected each connector and triple checked before assembling the second time. Another trick that I did was to connect the battery and power up the phone once the connectors to the screen were connected and tested touch capability (should have did this when assembling the first time and avoided the touch not working.

John Robinson - Reply

guide was great. the part was substandard. I see a couple bright spots on the screen when viewing a white page so it seems this part was a reject and resold thru fixit?

Gary Failano - Reply

Hi there, Gary! I'm sorry to hear that! I'm Kadan with iFixit Customer Support and I'd like to make sure you're 100% satisfied with our displays. I'll be sending you an email shortly so we can help get you all squared-away.

Kadan Sharpe -

EXELENTES tutoriales muy entendibles gracias por compartir este conocimiento es de mucha ayuda sigan adelante y muchas bendiciones

Xavier Santos - Reply

I did this last night, and managed to get it semi working. On boot the phone works totally fine but as soon as I lock it and unlock it - I get a totally non responsive phone for about 4-5 minutes, not even the side buttons work. The only way for me to safely unlock the phone now is by swiping right into the "widget" screen and entering my password that way. Then it's totally fine - Anyone else experienced this/fixed this weird bug?

I also cocked up the facetime camera and speaker for phonecalls but, I'm gonna worry about that in the next comment

Thanks in advance, Tim

Tim Hughes - Reply

This guide was very good and I was able to replace the screen successfully.

For the parts where they suggest heating, I used a couple of those reusable hand heaters.

I replaced just the screen so had to remove the home button, front-facing camera, etc., which is part of a different guide. The most difficult part about the reassembly was getting the mic and light sensor to seat in the housings. I suggest using LOTS of light and working from the top of the phone with the home button furthest away. Seat the mic/light sensor pieces and hold them in place with the spudger. Carefully slide in the speaker, then pop the front-facing camera back into its housing. Try to hold each piece down as you go. While fighting this part I was seriously questioning why I didn't spend the extra $49 for the full assembly but eventually things popped into place and I was back in business.

For the four connectors from the screen to the body, just push them in with your fingers. You will feel them click into place.

Good luck!

dan - Reply

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