Use this guide to replace the front-facing camera and sensor assembly.

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

    • 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 down two steps.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Pull the plastic nub to release the vacuum seal on the suction cup.

    • Remove the suction cup from the display assembly.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Remove the following Phillips screws from the battery connector bracket:

      • One 2.3 mm screw

      • One 3.1 mm screw

    • Remove the metal battery connector bracket from the iPhone.

    • Use a clean fingernail or the edge of an opening tool to 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.

    • 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

    • Do not attempt to insert longer screws into the red marked screw holes. Doing so may result in irreparable damage to the logic board.

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

    • 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 fingernail or the edge of an opening tool to disconnect the front-facing camera and earpiece speaker connector.

    • Disconnect the home button cable connector.

    • Make sure the battery is disconnected before you disconnect or reconnect the cable in this step.

    • 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.

    • Finally, 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.

    • Remove the front panel assembly from the rear case.

    • Remove the following Phillips screws securing the upper component bracket:

      • One 1.5 mm screw

      • Two 2.3 mm screws

    • Lift and remove the earpiece bracket from the display assembly.

    • Use a the flat end of a spudger to pry up the front-facing camera and display cables, and gently push them aside.

    • Use a pair of tweezers to firmly grasp and remove the earpiece speaker from the display assembly.

    • Use the tip of a spudger to gently pry up the sensor cable assembly from its recess in the display assembly.

    • The cable is held in place with a mild adhesive.

    • Pry the microphone portion of the front-facing camera and sensor cables from the display assembly.

    • Remove the front-facing camera and sensor cable assembly off the display assembly.


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

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My front microphone had completely stopped working exactly a week out of warranty. I replaced the front assembly with a new one from Fixit and afterwards it still did not work. Then I realized the microphone did pick up very soft sound if I shouted directly into it. I eventually repeated the entire disassembly and found a very thin yellow film glued to the microphone grill which had been muffling 97% of the sound. After peeling this off my microphone is working perfectly! I did not notice this on the microphone the first time and assume it was the backing for the self adhesive. Make sure you remove this - it is not obvious to spot!

Anthony Berkow - Reply

ave did wrongSo I replaced my iphone 6 plus screen and after i was done my front camera and my earpiece was no longer working. Any advice on what i might have did wrong ? I have another iphone plus to replace the screen and im a little skeptical now. =\

brian - Reply

Fantastic instructions! fixed my problem first time. Just be patient and try not to touch anything to roughly. Thanks for the tip from a previous comment saying to remove the yellow piece of film over the microphone. This saved me a lot of hassle. Thanks

Glad to have siri, dictation, sound in videos and hansfree calls back :)

lloyd - Reply

hi could i ask one qustion my iphone 6pluse not working after fall i change new sensore bu tnot working how to fix please conect to me

peth - Reply

Is the picture quality the same

QuentaviouS - Reply

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