Introduction

Use this guide to bring life back to your iPhone 6s with a new battery. For optimal performance, calibrate your newly installed battery by first draining it below 10%, then charging it uninterrupted to 100%.

This guide instructs you to detach the front panel assembly; this is intended to prevent damage to the display cables. If you feel comfortable supporting the display carefully while peeling the battery out of the iPhone, you can skip the display removal and go directly to the battery removal steps.

You can also use this guide to replace the battery connector bracket.

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 3.4 mm P2 Pentalobe screws on the bottom edge of the iPhone, next to the Lightning connector.

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Opening the display on the 6s separates a thin strip of adhesive around the perimeter of the display. If you prefer to replace the adhesive, have a set of new adhesive strips ready before you continue. It's possible to complete the repair without replacing the adhesive, and you probably won't notice any difference in functionality.
  • Opening the display on the 6s separates a thin strip of adhesive around the perimeter of the display. If you prefer to replace the adhesive, have a set of new adhesive strips ready before you continue. It's possible to complete the repair without replacing the adhesive, and you probably won't notice any difference in functionality.

  • Apply a suction cup to the lower left corner of the display assembly.

    • Take care not to place the suction cup over the home button.

Hello, I was wondering if there was a guide of how to replace the adhesive strips, thank you

Pablo Reyes - Reply

The suction cup will not work if you have a shattered screen. I put a tip of an exacto knife between the glass and side frame above the power connector, carefully pried up then used the spluger to pry the rest of the way up.

johnmurphyjr - Reply

Tape will work as well in order to create a smooth surface

Nick Stine -

Pull up on the suction cup with firm, constant pressure to create a slight gap between the front panel and rear case. Take your time and apply firm, constant force. The display assembly is a much tighter fit than most devices and is held down with adhesive.
  • Pull up on the suction cup with firm, constant pressure to create a slight gap between the front panel and rear case.

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

  • Pulling too hard may damage the display assembly. Apply just enough pressure to create a small gap between the display assembly and the rear case.

No, really. Do this on a table and use less strength than you think. If you open the display the whole way at this step you can easily rip the home button connections and one of several display connections at the top. <— too much experience... :(

chuymatt - Reply

Wow, that was tough. Patience, patience, patience. Did not use the iOpener, just firm and consistent pulling with the phone on a flat surface. When the suction cup comes off... clean the display surface and go back at it. I did use the pointed end of a spudger inserted into the headphone jack to hold down the bottom case whilst I pulled on the suction cup. Once there was sufficient room (see next step) you can just get the spudger (flat end) to slide in slightly.

plisi - Reply

If you're lifting up on the glass, how are you supposed to hold the rest of the phone down? Is it by holding the camera end down with the side of your hand and rotating your hand, or using your other hand (not pictured) on the edges (seems very difficult), or using a spudger in a jack?

Bryan - Reply

On the 6s, which has an annoying black adhesive strip holding the display assembly on, I use the iSclack to loosen a very small area near the home button then insert a thin spudger and gently twist it a bit to release the adhesive. Do this around the bottom and both sides of the phone to release the screen. I usually have to break some of the adhesive strands when the opening is big enough.

scentaur - Reply

My spudgers just too thick for initial insertion. In the end, fingernail on my thumb got me started, and I was able to get plastic picks in there to work it. The microwavable iOpener gel strip really helped.

Heidi Moser - Reply

Thanks plisi, your comments are helpful. I had to apply pressure several different times. Didnt realize until about the seventh time applying pressure that what I was doing was slowly loosening the adhesive. Patience is truly the key with this step. You may not think you're progressing but it's slowly prying away.

amylofton - Reply

What happens if the cup won't even stick to the display because it is cracked and it will not hold air near the bottom of the phone?

Jaredrett - Reply

hey everyone, i just did my first iphone 6S display...after many 5, 5c, and 5s iphones...just keep trying and carefully insert the spunger where they said...right around the headphone jack. The black adhesive makes it very tough to get it off unless you work at one corner. Be careful...but you can do it! ;-)

David Althaus - Reply

Use a razor, and go along the outside of the phone carevilly using the razor as a spudger. it will efficiently cut and weaken the adhesive while spudging the screen away from the frame. only takes 15 mins.... Use a workbench razor, not a flimsy one. If possible, use one where one side of the razor has a gaurd on it for better grip. Take it slow and try not to scratch the frame. Lots of pressure and patience is key!!!

Goodluck!!

-J

Jaredrett - Reply

The first time you pull it apart there's black glue tape that you'll have to compete with to get it open. Be careful

Jeff - Reply

Use a hairdryer about 2-3 inches from the phone on high heat for about a minute, moving the dryer the entire time. The phone opened for me in less than a minute after trying for several minutes without heating up the phone.

Todd Leach - Reply

Careful ..delicate work. I also used a hot hair dryer around the perimeter for just a couple minutes to help loosen the adhesive bond. I then used my sadly short finger nail to help loosen the edge. I placed dental floss under the corner & carefully lifted the display very very slowly. This worked within about 3 minutes. As mentioned earlier the adhesive used in the iPhone 6s is very strong but this routine worked like a charm & was quick!

Mary Blocher - Reply

There is a notch on the underside of the display, just above the headphone jack. This is the safest place to begin prying the phone open. Place the flat edge of a spudger into the gap between the screen and rear case, directly above the headphone jack.
  • There is a notch on the underside of the display, just above the headphone jack. This is the safest place to begin prying the phone open.

  • Place the flat edge of a spudger into the gap between the screen and rear case, directly above the headphone jack.

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Twist the spudger to widen the gap between the front panel assembly and the rest of the phone. Twist the spudger to widen the gap between the front panel assembly and the rest of the phone.
  • Twist the spudger to widen the gap between the front panel assembly and the rest of the phone.

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Insert the flat end of the spudger on the left side of the phone, between the display assembly and rear case. Slide the spudger up the side of the phone to separate the adhesive and pop the clips free.
  • Insert the flat end of the spudger on the left side of the phone, between the display assembly and rear case.

  • Slide the spudger up the side of the phone to separate the adhesive and pop the clips free.

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Remove the spudger and reinsert it on the bottom edge, where you pried the phone open. Slide the spudger to the right, along the bottom edge of the phone.
  • Remove the spudger and reinsert it on the bottom edge, where you pried the phone open.

  • Slide the spudger to the right, along the bottom edge of the phone.

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Slide the spudger up the right side to continue separating the adhesive and popping the display clips free from the iPhone. Slide the spudger up the right side to continue separating the adhesive and popping the display clips free from the iPhone.
  • Slide the spudger up the right side to continue separating the adhesive and popping the display clips free from the iPhone.

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Use the suction cup to open the display, breaking the last of the adhesive. Don't open the display more than 90º, as it is still connected at the top by three cables that may break if stretched.
  • Use the suction cup to open the display, breaking the last of the adhesive.

  • Don't open the display more than 90º, as it is still connected at the top by three cables that may break if stretched.

Prop it up on something

Nick Stine - Reply

Pull up on the nub on the top side of the suction cup to remove it from the front panel. Pull up on the nub on the top side of the suction cup to remove it from the front panel.
  • Pull up on the nub on the top side of the suction cup to remove it from the front panel.

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Gently grasp the display assembly and lift it up to open the phone, using the clips at the top of the front panel 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.
  • Gently grasp the display assembly and lift it up to open the phone, using the clips at the top of the front panel 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.

Smart idea :)

x226 - Reply

on the third picture, the screen is opened more than 90 degrees.

Mirza Zohaib - Reply

It said about 90 degrees

Nick Stine -

In the second picture I was originally wondering what that diagonal piece of material was. Now that I've done a repair I can say that it's the sticky adhesive around the edge of the phone lifting up with the screen.

jonl - Reply

Remove the two Phillips screws securing the battery connector bracket:
  • Remove the two Phillips screws securing the battery connector bracket:

    • One 2.9 mm screw

    • One 2.2 mm screw

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Remove the battery connector bracket from the iPhone. Remove the battery connector bracket from the iPhone.
  • Remove the battery connector bracket from the iPhone.

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Use the point of a spudger to disconnect the battery connector by prying it straight up from the logic board. Use the point of a spudger to disconnect the battery connector by prying it straight up from the logic board. Use the point of a spudger to disconnect the battery connector by prying it straight up from the logic board.
  • Use the point of a spudger to disconnect the battery connector by prying it straight up from the logic board.

Be sure not to skip this step. It is crucial. I have had many repairs where the screen will not light up after the repair if the battery had not been disconnected and reconnected.

Andrew spoelstra - Reply

Thanks for the tip, Andrew.

William Turner -

It should also be mentioned, DO NOT USE A METAL SPUDGER. You could short the battery to other nearby metal parts. I've done that, the battery clip arced to the metal cover on some of the logic board chips, and my phone wouldn't power back on for 3 days. They should put a caution caption on this step. I've had this happen on a 5S as well.

Frank - Reply

Thanks for the tip, Frank.

William Turner -

SERIOUS WARNING!: During *reassembly*, you should NOT reconnect the battery connector until the VERY LAST step (upon reassembly!), as many people, including myself, apparently have smoked (burned, destroyed) the main Logic board. This happens when you reconnect the LCD/digitizer assembly FPC cable. ifixit should modify this instruction to be very explicit about this!

enoughstatic - Reply

Push the battery connector away from the logic board until it stays separated from its socket, so as to avoid any accidental connection to the battery while you work. Push the battery connector away from the logic board until it stays separated from its socket, so as to avoid any accidental connection to the battery while you work.
  • Push the battery connector away from the logic board until it stays separated from its socket, so as to avoid any accidental connection to the battery while you work.

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Remove the following four Phillips screws securing the display cable bracket:
  • Remove the following four Phillips screws securing the display cable bracket:

    • Three 1.2 mm screws

    • One 2.8 mm screw

Thank you for this great guide!

I was able to skip removing the display assembly and logic board steps and lay the speaker upside down on the bottom edge of the logic board without putting undue pressure on the antenna cable making this a much easier and quicker repair for me. If you choose to leave the display assembly connected, I recommend using a rubber band to hold it to a box of similar size at a 90 degree angle to prevent damage and stress to the attached cables.

So, the steps I skipped were Steps 16 through 34 and Steps 37 through 45.

scentaur - Reply

The 1.2mm screw in the top left corner is refusing to come out, any help?

Harry Allinson - Reply

why does the battery fix kit not include the #00 bit needed to unscrew all 3 1.2mm screws?!?! !#^&@@ off.

robertdjclark - Reply

Either a #00 or a #000 bit should work fine here. Some #0 bits will also work if the point is fine enough. Same goes for a lot of JIS bits. As long as it doesn't strip or slip, you're good.

Jeff Suovanen -

My kit's screwdriver failed about the time I got to the last few steps in this tutorial. I had a cheap precision set with a #000 bit but that refused to seat in the screws. I went to Home Depot, bought a lifetime guarantee Husky precision set with #0000 through #0 bits and that worked beautifully on every screw.

David Shaddock - Reply

The screwdriver in my kit doesn't remove the bottom two screws! any reason why?

anujfolsom - Reply

I actually followed all the guide but isn’t the front panel disassembly skippable? And if so what are the benefits of removing it? Cause i had quite a hard time putting back in the connectors of the 3 flex cables.

GiovanniB - Reply

I have the 6s from Dubai. the top left screw is different with the rest. I am stuck on this screw. i am clue less why this top left + screw.

Anyone have the same issue?

Evander Lorenz - Reply

Remove the display cable bracket. Remove the display cable bracket.
  • Remove the display cable bracket.

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Use the flat end of a spudger, or a fingernail, to disconnect the front camera flex cable by prying it straight up from its socket on the logic board. Use the flat end of a spudger, or a fingernail, to disconnect the front camera flex cable by prying it straight up from its socket on the logic board.
  • Use the flat end of a spudger, or a fingernail, to disconnect the front camera flex cable by prying it straight up from its socket on the logic board.

Note carefully the order that they are removed.  My new display had them in the WRONG order and I spent about 2 minutes trying to figure out what was wrong until I compared the new screen with the old screen and saw that they were in wrong sequence.  Fortunately they were relatively easy to fold out of the way and put them in the right order.  After that they popped right into place.  The new cables don’t have the “fold” yet so display had to be held at 90 degrees until all three were installed and the cover reattached.

David Rogers - Reply

Use the flat end of a spudger, or a fingernail, to disconnect the digitizer cable by prying it straight up from its socket on the logic board. 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.
  • Use the flat end of a spudger, or a fingernail, to disconnect the digitizer cable by prying it straight up from its socket on the logic board.

  • 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.

Recolor that "pinned" note about not pushing on the center in "RED" if you get a chance. Just sayin'.

William Turner - Reply

Good call. Thanks for the tip!

Evan Noronha -

I can't seem to get the digitizer cable to snap back into place. Any suggestions?

gbmazur - Reply

Yes--if you, like me, could not get the digitizer connector to seat, you've probably got confused on the reassembly order. I had to remove the EMI shield (seven screws), and reinstall it ON TOP of the big flap tongue that comes with the new digitizer, rearranging the order of the connector tails. Note that one of the connectors is a bit shorter than the other, and one of the receptacles on the iPhone is shorter as well. Make sure you're laying down the tails and connectors in the right order when you reassemble! The display data cable--sideways to the others, toward the outer edge, goes first. Then the longer connector, and finally the shorter one. When they're seated, they're seated, and you'll be sure of it.

David Shaddock - Reply

Use the flat end of a spudger, or a fingernail, to disconnect the display data cable by prying it straight up from its socket on the logic board. Use the flat end of a spudger, or a fingernail, to disconnect the display data cable by prying it straight up from its socket on the logic board.
  • Use the flat end of a spudger, or a fingernail, to disconnect the display data cable by prying it straight up from its socket on the logic board.

I notice there are 3 flex cables, does this disassembly guide apply to the verizon version of iPhone 6s? I don't want to order the wrong digitizer screen for my new and improved iPhone that i somehow managed to crack the screen on.

Bailey Duncan - Reply

Remove the display assembly.

If you're replacing the adhesive, be sure to check the two tabs on the display that receive the pentalobe screws before setting the display on the new adhesive. The tabs on my display were bent inward slightly—just out of reach of the pentalobe screws. I didn't bend these out before setting the display and was forced to re-open the display to adjust them, ruining my carefully placed adhesive.

cdinger - Reply

There is no need to remove camera or the logic board if all you want to do is replace the lightning assembly. Leaving things in place will save you a number of steps. Proceed directly to Step 35 and save yourself all this work.

Ira Goldman - Reply

Also read comments on step 37 as others have also pointed out that there is no need to pull logic board and you can skip those steps mentioned.

Ira Goldman - Reply

Use tweezers to peel back the tips of the two adhesive strips along the bottom edge of the battery. Use your fingers or blunt tweezers. Be careful when working near the battery; puncturing a lithium-ion battery can release dangerous chemicals and/or cause a fire. Use your fingers or blunt tweezers. Be careful when working near the battery; puncturing a lithium-ion battery can release dangerous chemicals and/or cause a fire.
  • Use tweezers to peel back the tips of the two adhesive strips along the bottom edge of the battery.

    • Use your fingers or blunt tweezers. Be careful when working near the battery; puncturing a lithium-ion battery can release dangerous chemicals and/or cause a fire.

Remove the Taptic Engine. It's just 2 screws and this way you have a way better angle to remove the adhesive strips.

Derek - Reply

Read step 23 before performing 24, to understand how important it is not to tear the white adhesive bits, and how to pull it gently.

Manu - Reply

Try to keep the strips flat and unwrinkled during this procedure; wrinkled strips will stick together and break instead of pulling out cleanly. Slowly pull one battery adhesive tab away from the battery, toward the bottom of the iPhone.
  • Try to keep the strips flat and unwrinkled during this procedure; wrinkled strips will stick together and break instead of pulling out cleanly.

  • Slowly pull one battery adhesive tab away from the battery, toward the bottom of the iPhone.

    • To avoid tearing the adhesive strip, be careful not to snag it against the battery or lower components.

    • Pull steadily, maintaining constant tension on the strip until it slips out from between the battery and the rear case. For best results, pull the strip at a 60º angle or less.

    • The strip will stretch to many times its original length. Continue pulling and re-grab the strip near the battery if necessary.

Think of it as pulling off a 3M Command (tm) strip. Slow and steady.

Thomas Benson - Reply

removing the taptic engine makes this step a lot easier, and give you a better angle to pull the tape.

kym thomas - Reply

Repeat for the second strip.
  • Repeat for the second strip.

    • Hold down the battery as you remove the second strip, or the strip may fling the battery when it separates from the case.

  • If you removed both adhesive strips successfully, skip the next step.

  • If either of the adhesive strips broke off underneath the battery and could not be retrieved, continue with the next step below.

If you successfully remove all of the inside adhesive strip and snapped the outside adhesive then an alternative to step 25 is to start the removal from the inside edge of the battery.

Using the pointy end of the spludger, gently place it between the battery and main board and pry it up along the edge, it will lift easily as there no adhesive on this side.

As you lift it up you will then see the adhesive and you use the flat edge of sludger to break the adhesive off the phone.

Work slowly along the entire length of adhesive, back and forth until it comes away easily.

The battery will bend in the middle along the 2 cells so don't force it without breaking the adhesive as indicated in previous step.

john racovelli - Reply

If you successfully removed both adhesive strips, move on to the next step. Otherwise, you will need to pry the battery from the rear case. Prepare an iOpener and apply it to the back of the rear case, directly over the battery. Alternatively, you can apply heat using a heat gun or  hair dryer.
  • If you successfully removed both adhesive strips, move on to the next step. Otherwise, you will need to pry the battery from the rear case.

  • Prepare an iOpener and apply it to the back of the rear case, directly over the battery. Alternatively, you can apply heat using a heat gun or hair dryer.

  • After about a minute, flip the phone over and use a plastic card to break up any remaining adhesive behind the battery.

    • Do not insert your card in the area between the volume down (-) button and the top edge of the battery, or you may damage the volume control cable lying underneath.

    • Do not pry against the logic board or you may damage the phone.

    • Keep the card as flat as possible to avoid bending the battery, which may damage it and cause it to release dangerous chemicals or catch fire. Do not use any sharp tools to pry at the battery.

  • Alternatively, a piece of dental floss may be used to separate the battery from the rear case. A stronger alternative to dental floss is an unwound guitar string, such as a 0.009 E string from a 12-string set.

  • Thread the floss or string behind the upper battery corners, bring the ends together, wrap them around a folded cloth, and pull evenly.

You can also just use small screwdrivers to touch the adhesive after it breaks and then start rotating it around to get it to come out

Geoff Potts - Reply

BE SUPER CAREFUL. I just broke the volume up/down buttons and mute switch. Look at the photo on Step 26. Underneath the battery there is a tiny black ribbon cable. Doing step 25 wrong will rip that ribbon cable apart. Make sure you insert the card BELOW the volume up/down buttons!!!

henryhsu - Reply

Definitely agree with you, that photo is showing the wrong place to insert the card, right over the volume switch and ribbon cable. The card should be inserted as close the bottom of the battery as possible.

john racovelli - Reply

Zahnseide ist eine sehr sehr gute Idee, hat einwandfrei funktioniert.

Dental floss is a very very nice way to remove the battery :)

maiksicks - Reply

Remove the battery.
  • Remove the battery.

  • When installing the battery, refer to this guide to replace your battery's adhesive strips.

  • Perform a forced restart after reassembly. This can prevent several issues and simplify troubleshooting.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order. For optimal performance, calibrate your newly installed battery: Drain battery below 10%, then charge uninterrupted to 100%

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Easy fix. I would recommend getting the adhesive for the screen, as I completely destroyed about half of it when I removed the screen.

cziebell937 - Reply

the adhesive strip under the battery do not use your hand to pull out, use tweezer and a stick roll it up slowly.......

luke foxy - Reply

So Apple has this great battery replacement program, I put in my S/N and found out my phone was eligible! Great right? Except I live about 290 miles from the nearest Apple Store, and there was an authorized repair shop that was about an hour away. I called them up, found out Apple had a shortfall of inventory and that I'd have to be added to a list as the batteries would come in. A couple weeks later I get a call and find that I'd have to leave my phone there for half a day and the phone would be wiped. Rather than drive an hour so I could leave my phone there half a day I just ordered the repair kit. When it came in I opened up the phone, rather slowly I might add due to the adhesive. I took my time separating the screen and the adhesive snapped back into the frame. If you truly take your time with it and keep consistent force separating the screen with spudgers slowly and gradually you won't ruin the strips. The rest was a cakewalk, screen went back together flawlessly and you can't tell it was opened.

Mark Jacobson - Reply

Nice. Not completely necessary to remove front screen - but be careful if you do it this way...

goodski - Reply

My advice: take out the taptic engine for better pulling out the adhesive. There are only two more screws. It's worth it.

wenago phone service - Reply

Good instructions, however my screen still broke while I was trying to remove it. Off to the Apple Store I guess. Da**it.

rellimnitsuj - Reply

Nice steps , could you please adding assembly steps with suggestion adhesive strip or any suitable glue.

Mohammed - Reply

The battery replacement is very easy but i seem to always break the adhesive tabs and end up having to either fish it out with tweezers or just using a spudger to get the battery out! Great guide!

Gadget Tech - PDX - Reply

I replaced the battery and now when charging it keeps shutting off. The battery connection seemed awkward. Does the battery connector click in?

Edward Marino - Reply

Yes, and you need to re install the plate with the two screws on top of the connector to keep the plug connected.

James Wachala -

0/2 on removing the adhesive strips (two phones that is). With the last one, I just pried (very carefully) off the entire battery using the flat edge tool. 5 min later no problem. Maybe just skip that step and go straight to prying it with the aid of heat (if desired).

Nathan Dunn - Reply

It takes a while to get the hang of it. I've done this procedure on 30~50 iPhones and have about a 75% success rate.

Evan Noronha -

Good instructions, Nice steps, thank you.

Osman Khalil - Reply

So helpful! saved me having to go to a pricey store!

Megan Lane - Reply

I thought that I need to warn the screen for the 6s before opening

mfq1979 - Reply

I put in the new battery but it just flashes the Apple logo for a couple seconds then goes away and this repeats till it dies, I charge it and the same thing happens. I have tried 3 different batteries and I don't know what else to do

Adam ben - Reply

Mine is the same. Did you figure it out?

wurout -

Very easy fix - takes 20 minutes. Just take care when you put the cables back, they can be a bit hard to "snap" into the board. Changed both battery and screen without any issues.

even.tobiesen - Reply

Great guide, the iOpener really helped in separating the glass and the back: the screen adhesive didn't tear apart at all. All of the tools in the repair kit worked well, applied the adhesive strips correctly on the first (and only) try, and best of all, everything went back together with no spare parts or hardware left over! Original battery had actually begun to bulge and swell slightly compared to the new replacement battery. Glad I did the swap when I did!

janus1970 - Reply

Sucesso, tudo conforme a descrição, Obrigado!

ebaniramelo - Reply

When replacing an iPhone 5 battery I noticed the battery connector has a small rectangle that fits into a rectangular Slot . I only noticed this because I looked at the underside of the connector with a magnifying glass. Does the iPhone 6s have a similar or a rectangular slot.?

Also when I replaced the iPhone 5 battery I did not remove the front. I was careful. It definitely saves time. Maybe I’ll also try with my 6s.

donald lepsch - Reply

Why take out the screen when the battery has absolutely nothing to do with it, nothing connected to it at least …

Hector Andrade - Reply

Great job. I followed the steps and everything worked great. I found on step 16, removing the front panel, my phone had a 5th screw (model A1549) right in the center of the panel. Also suggest fitting to the battery into the case and aligning the plug before placing the tape strips on the battery. the connector on the battery I received was stretched out and the was way too long. i had to put two small folds in the tab(similar to what was on the original battery) which would have been more difficult if it had been taped to the case. thanks again

Art Spong - Reply

This and all the guides in ifixit.com have been so easy to do. I have big sausage fingers but I am able to manage the tiny screws and ribbons. I like it when there are sections that you can skip if possible. It saves so much time and unnecessary teardown when doing many items in a day. Thanks again for making it easier for us.

William - Reply

Step 2 doesn’t make apparent what actually happens the adhesive strip when it “separates”. Before the procedure, I interpreted it to mean the strip could be left in place if I was careful. But after performing the procedure, it became clear to me that it’s impossible to not completely destroy the strip!

Some adhesive stays with the back panel, some stays with the front panel, a lot of it stretches out between the two. And it readily adheres to itself! Leaving it will result in thick lumps of the stuff in bad places, and preventing the phone from firmly closing.

This instruction should be edited to explain that the strip must be removed! I did this by stroking the pointed end of the spudger over it repeatedly until it balled up, then rolling this ball along the remnants of the strip to gather every bit. And it should be made clearer that by “not replacing the adhesive,” it means that the phone should be fine without ANY adhesive strip at all.

Steven Nass - Reply

Instructions is good and detailed. Have the battery successfully exchangeable. But take care! The detachment of the display is very sensitive. The upper right-hand corner of the display has jumped during detachment from the display. Too bad, I was very annoyed about it. I was probably a bit too rough. But just happened. Maybe I will change the display later.

It may be worth using the iSclack. The iSclack I had not. He should work really well and would have prevented what happened to me.

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