Use this guide to remove or replace a faulty logic board in your iPhone 6.

It's important to note that each iPhone's logic board and Touch ID fingerprint sensor are paired at the factory, so replacing the logic board will disable Touch ID unless you also install a replacement home button that has been properly paired to your new logic board.

You can also use this guide to replace the Upper Cable Bracket.

  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-long Pentalobe screws next to the Lightning connector.

    When reconnecting be VERY careful not to over tighten. The connectors on the screen that these 3.6mm Pentalobe screws lock with are notorious for breaking off

    Blair Tryba - Antwoord

    what do i do if ive managed to tighten them too hard and now they wont come off?

    kristian686 -

    Before opening the phone, I gently warmed it using a buckwheat heating pad. This made removal of the adhesive strips (steps 20 to 24) easy.

    Howard Bales - Antwoord

    Exactly what I did as well, the gently warming made the adhesive removal work like a charm. The heat as well help to lift the screen easily, no need for the prying tools for me to open te phone.

    For the adhesive removal just pull it slowly to the bottom of the phone and keep in under tension.

    On reassembly, turn on the phone after getting all connectors back in place to verify all is working fine before putting all screws back in their spot.

    Maarten Vergauwen -

    Thanks for the suggestion! I heated up a hot/cold pack, and it worked great.

    Linda Chandler -

    I put mine back together but mine looks very different than this one. Why is it that when I make a call I cannot hear through the ear piece and have to put it on speaker. Also my screen doesn't go black when my face touches it

    Bailey Wilson - Antwoord

    Hey Bailey, which repair were you attempting? Is it possible you have a 6s, or maybe a 6 Plus? You may have better luck with faster troubleshooting if you post in our Answer Forum!

    Sam Lionheart -

    See its a long time ago you had this issue. You can try to remove the cable from front camera/sensor/earpiece from the motherboard port and gently push it back on. All the problems you relate to is thru the same cable. If this dont solve your problem, check if the earpiece is correctly placed onto the polarity poles, and that the proximity sensor is lying right down into the corresponding socket. If something is blocking the sensor, yeah then the screen wont turn on/off when you put it onto your ear.

    Kenneth Hilstan -

    You only need 000 Screwdriver for ALL!

    Tom Long - Antwoord

    If you skip to STEP 36, you’ll see that you’ll need a STANDOFF SCREWDRIVER BIT to be able to get all the way to Step 39 and remove the antenna. Read through the comments, and you’ll see how frustrated people have gotten since my kit didn’t include the Standoff screwdriver, and I had to dig around for and carefully use a flathead, which took a very long time. If you can’t get that Standoff screw off, you’ll end up with a partially disassembled iPhone and unable to progress. Make sure you have this tool before you proceed.

    Brian Mojica -

    what do i do if all the screws fail to come off and if i don’t have some of the tools like the iSclack

    Brandon Kato - Antwoord

    I see in the preamble that when you replace your logic board, you would lose touch id functionality, so my question is what if you have the homebutton and thus the fingerprint reader for the logic board replacement, would touch id work?

    socratesmens - Antwoord

    The guide for the iPhone6 battery replacement needs to be revised. There are a couple of issues.

    1) While the battery cover has two screws, they are different lengths. Since they are very small, it can be hard to see the difference (until one tries to screw the smaller one into the longer hole). The video needs to mention this.

    2) The application of the adhesive strip if very different from what is mentioned. Also, there is a “one piece plastic” applique, and it is very unforgiving. The video should show this process in more detail.

    I believe the attention to this detail would help folks correctly install their iPhone 6 batteries, and with the recent Apple disclosed battery problem, would continue to show that iFixit is very committed to the end-user.

    Gary Long - Antwoord

    Please reconsider this repair!

    Before you remove any screws, please consider taking your part to a local repair pro and asking them to install it. The many cables connecting the screen assembly to the body of the iPhone are unruly and hard to reconnect. I knicked a cable and thus rendered the entire assembly and repair unfixable. I consider myself capable and tech savvy, but it’s too easy to make a tiny mistake and ruin your phone.

    Bruce Coriell - Antwoord

    I felt a bit silly getting stuck at the end of a long repair, unable to screw one of these last screws back in. What worked was gently pinching the phone above and below the screw, to make sure the screen and back were perfectly aligned.

    Matt D - Antwoord

    Apple edits posts on their Communities website that link to this fix page justifying as follows:

    “We’ve edited your post because following the procedures at the site you provided may lead to damage to the user’s device.”

    What is certain is that following Apple Support’s advice of resetting our phones again and again never works whereas this fix works. Apparently Apple does not want people to know that their hardware fails and can be fixed, because then they would need to explain why they don’t offer neither the fixing service nor the fixing advice by directing us to this website.

    Brice - Antwoord

    Before you get started, I suggest you confirm you are replacing the correct camera. If you are thinking of a camera, the front is the side of the device with the main lens. On an iPhone this is actually known as the rear facing camera. Once the phone is disassembled your orientation can be distorted and it is not that hard to fail to realize your are replacing the wrong camera. Doh!

    William Miller - Antwoord

    I found it very useful to use a magnet sheet when doing these repairs. I use electrical tape or a sharpie to make a grid, and place each micro screw in a separate box on the grid.

    I work directly over the magnet sheet, so that if something drops I have a better chance at not losing it.

    If you do lose a screw, go over the work area with a fridge magnet. It will pick it up if it hasn’t popped too far away.

    Megan Telliano - Antwoord

  2. The next three steps demonstrate using the iSclack, a great tool for safely opening the iPhone 6 that we recommend for anyone doing more than one repair. If you aren't using the iSclack, skip down three steps for an alternate method.
    • The next three steps demonstrate using the iSclack, a great tool for safely opening the iPhone 6 that we recommend for anyone doing more than one repair. If you aren't using the iSclack, skip down three steps for an alternate method.

    • 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.

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

    There was only one suction cup in my kit. Why show the need for two if ifixit provides only one?

    Lisa Klitses - Antwoord

    Do Not Worry. The Islack comes seprate. This guide shows you how to remove the front screen with a normal suction cup.

    Owen -

    I found that the single suction cup from the kit worked very well. It didn’t take that much force to separate the front panel from the phone. I think any suction cup that you are able to get a firm grip on will probably work as well. There isn’t any adhesive holding the front panel in. It just snaps in and out. If you have a cracked screen and no screen protector, it may be hard to get a good suction seal. If that’s the case, someone else here suggested applying clear tape to the front glass to get a good surface for applying the suction cup. In my case, I already had a screen protector that was still intact so the suction cup sealed easily.

    fiftysomething - Antwoord

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

      • Position the iSclack's upper suction cup against the display, just above (but not covering) 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.

    Voeg opmerking toe

    • 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 just enough to separate the pieces, but not enough to damage the display cables.

    • Peel the two suction cups off your iPhone.

    • Skip the next three steps and continue on to Step 8.

    The iSclack opened the iPhone 6 with little effort. I could have given even less opening pressure than I did. Fantastic tool. Worth the investment.

    Tim Dougherty - Antwoord

    It's never mentioned anywhere that with iSclack even if you save the cables, glass easily detach from plastic frame. When you ri-assembly the phone, this will involve a glass not perfectly adherent to the body. In my opinion is better if you help yourself with a spudger to lift frame from rear case when you are using the iSclack.

    marco bigoni - Antwoord

    Holy cow this tool made it so much easier than a spudger and didn't damage anything. Totally worth the investment.

    Fratelli '85 - Antwoord

    Really need to get one of these. so much easier then the basic type.

    Richard W - Antwoord

    • 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.

    This is nearly impossible on a screen that is shattered

    Erik Madsen - Antwoord

    You can put clear tape over it. it works.

    Owen -

    Try putting a strip of packing tape on the screen. That will make the surface smooth and help keep the suction.

    Joanna - Antwoord

    John, your lips move but I can't hear what you're saying. ;-)

    TimD -

    Argh!! Don’t put the suction cup over the home button to pull. While it works, it also breaks the screen at the weak point below the home button. Ask me how I know.


    tombuy - Antwoord

    • 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 holding 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.

    Pulling up on the suction cup helped get me started, but what worked for me was pulling up gently while sliding the plastic prybar gently along the seam towards the top of the phone (on both sides), and it came open without having to put excess pressure on the suction.

    lauren carroll - Antwoord

    Same here, just open the gap a little with the suction cup and then use the opening tool on both sides.

    Tobias - Antwoord

    Along with the suction cup I used some Command adhesive strips to hold the bottom of the phone to a workbench as they easily pull/stretch away when you need to remove them!

    Dion Sosa - Antwoord

    That’s a very clever idea, thank you!

    Megan Telliano -

    Suction cup pictured here is the older version (with ring). I have one from my previous battery replacement on iPhone 5 and used that instead. The new one (gray with blue handle) kept on popping off. Overall, popping out screen was not as hard as it seems with these instructions, but do proceed with caution.

    youmingc - Antwoord

    Dion's idea to use removable adhesive strips was great, even better, use it to attach the iPhone to a clipboard. This will allow for a sort of Lazy Susan function while you work. I also used adhesive strips to attach my iPhone box to the clipboard as well and used that as a back rest (with rubber band) for the screen as pictured in steps below. This allowed me to very comfortably skip steps 13-19 as others have commented.

    Adam - Antwoord

    The new suction cup (plastic handle) is not so suctiony. Prepare for this thing to pop off a couple of times when opening the case.

    Chet Seidel - Antwoord

    Be very careful because it feels that it holds very tight but with the last pull it can fly away.

    Kristaps Grinbergs - Antwoord

    Be very careful when you pull up the display! Do not keep your other hand on the display surface or you can broke it!

    Luke Man - Antwoord

    I did all the suggestions here and it just wasn’t moving until I repositioned the suction cup up over the home button for more leverage. It finally came up enough to slip the plastic opening tool under the edge.

    Alan Derrick - Antwoord

    Well, my glass immediately and easily shattered. The only reason I’m attempting this is because Apple didn’t have time and the kids at Best Buy, while they accepted my appointment, admitted they had no idea how to actually do it. So… I’m off to Apple to spend a gazillion dollars I don’t have on a new iPhone.

    scottrell - Antwoord

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

    • Remove the suction cup from the display assembly.

    Voeg opmerking toe

    • Open the iPhone by swinging the home button end of the front panel assembly away from the rear case, using the top of the phone as a hinge.

      • Several clips along the top edge of the front panel form a partial hinge.

      • 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.

    It's not clear from the instructions but it is shown correctly in the pictures: when the front panel assembly is just open (at a small angle with the rear case) pull the top edge clips out of the rear case to slightly separate the two components, then swing the front panel assembly away from the rear case. I assume not doing so would potentially damage the connecting ribbon and/or the alignment clips. Just a guess...

    ethanlust - Antwoord

    Yes! I wish I had read this before working on my phone. I read the instructions as they are and slowly started to open the case. This is when I heard my screen crack. So in the future, slowly open and when you are about 40% of the way, pull the screen forward so that the top clips pull away (we are talking a cm at most). Sigh just ordered a new screen

    Albert -

    Ein Tipp zum Zusammenbau: Das Display ca. in 45 Grad halten und vorsichtig an die obere Kante des Gehäuses drücken, bis es bündig und glatt anliegt.

    Dann das Display langsam und vorsichtig anklappen und die Clips von oben nach unten festdrücken.

    SAS - Antwoord

    This entire process went smooth. Final step of re-assembly , the assembly does not seat into the framing. The white gasket seats on one side not the the volume button side. Alignment looks good. How much pressure does one apply on the reassembly?

    Bruce Fournier - Antwoord

    My problem is the front panel does not want to joint together with the rear panel… it feel like the front is too big but it look perfect but does not clip in place… Help…

    Tony Chicoine - Antwoord

    same problem, in the final step, the screen does not fit entirely. it looks like the size is not 100% correct, but 99%… one side of the case stays open…

    Andrea Andreoli - Antwoord

    Same thing here, with a new screen it doesn’t fit quite right during re-assembly. It sits just a little bit higher and doesn’t look seated.

    Adam Carl - Antwoord

    Some people have noted that the screen doesn’t seat properly on the case. Here’s how I solved it:

    The issue is that rectangular brackets on the back of the display aren’t latching with the corresponding clips in the base. I think the brackets are missing the gap between the spring plate and bracket with the latching bumps on it on the base. Here’s my solution:

    Position the top of the display slightly below the top of the case so the clips on the back top of the display start to engage with the phone case. Important: don’t push it all the way up!

    Now press both sides of the top part of the display until the display seats on the back. Make sure both sides are flush with the case.

    Repeat for the middle of the display. The bottom of the display will remain bent up because it will interfere with the bottom edge of the case.

    Now push/slide the display up so the top of the display lines up with the top of the case. The bottom should then snap into the base, and the display should be flush with the case all round.

    nigel - Antwoord

    • 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.

      • In a pinch, an unopened canned beverage works well for this.

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

    A picture is worth a thousand words! This idea at Step 9 is perfect and you can definitely do the entire rest of the battery replacement WITHOUT having to disconnect the display from the rear case. Just leave it secured exactly as shown in this picture and you're good to go. I just completed the repair and the most difficult part was just lining up the new battery connector! Excellent instructions and generally EASY repair because this step was so helpful!

    Ryan - Antwoord

    I did the same. Made the work go so much smoother!

    dcommins - Antwoord

    I do NOT recommend leaving the display and the rear case connected during this repair. If you run into any resistance removing the battery, or slip in the least removing it, you risk tearing the ribbon cables that attach the two pieces. I did and now I've got to replace the Front Camera and Sensor Cable. Sadness.

    Ergolad - Antwoord

    I'm going to try it this way, because the odds of damaging the connector during removal seem greater than the risk of ripping the cable, however, I plan to cradle the phone in the "L" of simple, sheet metal bookend, and secure it using blue painter's tape. Seems more stable.

    bobcloninger - Antwoord

    If you do this step carefully- (rubber band the front panel, and carefully peel away the battery adhesive) you can SKIP 13 THRU 19!

    Larry House - Antwoord

    Rubber band and a large can of soup held the front in place. Go slow, steady firm pressure. Take the vibrator out though. Makes pulling the adhesive tape out much easier. Great video and written instructions!

    Sherman Homan - Antwoord

    I do NOT recommend leaving the display and the rear case connected during this repair. If you run into any resistance removing the battery, or slip in the least removing it, you WILL tear the ribbon cables that attach the two pieces. I did and now I've got to replace the Front Camera and Sensor Cable. MUCH Sadness.

    todd adelman - Antwoord

    I decided to do the repair on my iPhone 6 without detaching the screen. I ended up screwing two pieces of 3/4” x 3” x 6” wood together at right angles. I used 2 rubber bands to secure the screen to the vertical piece and 1 rubber band to secure the base to the horizontal piece. One of the two adhesive strips broke and I had to really work to get the battery out. The rubber bands held everything together nicely. The wood pieces were slightly wider than the phone which made it easy to hold everything together while I was working the adhesive strip out.

    brian - Antwoord

    Mine worked great install went perfect. Was like a new phone… for a couple months. Phone may be failing for other reasons, but there’s a ghost image in the shape of the battery in the display now. Very strange. The ifixit kit did give life to it for a while though.

    smahar - Antwoord

    Hey Smahar! If you still have your tools, I’d recommend opening your phone up to make sure the battery isn’t swollen. If it’s pressing against the screen, it’s possible that is the case. If it is swollen, I highly recommend you replace it, it can be dangerous to leave it in place.

    Sam Lionheart -

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

      • One 2.2 mm screw

      • One 3.2 mm screw

    #000 needed here

    David Pobuda - Antwoord

    ok well what exactly does 2.2 mm and 3.2 mm mean if a #000 is needed? why even mention those numbers?

    Cory Berends -

    Those are the screw lengths. They’re important to mention so that you don’t put the longer screw in the wrong place. If you start mixing up screws, you can end up with permanent logic board damage.

    Jeff Suovanen -

    I replace the antenna in the upper left-hand corner an in the bottom middle with the lightning connector because After disassemble it completely i lose my ability to have Cellular. After i replace both antennas i can find i nevertheless have cellular. anybody an idea ?

    kupies2011 - Antwoord

    With the phillips screwdriver included in the repair kit I cannot unscrew any of the interior screws because it is not the right size even though according to these comments all of the screws are #000 and on the product listing it says that the screwdriver I got is #000. Any suggestions?

    Wilson Styres - Antwoord

    Sounds like you need to adjust your technique. The included PH000 driver works fine; I’ve done many many phones with it.

    Jeff Suovanen -

    Upon reassembly I found the Red 2.2 mm screw won't seat. Is it possible it sheared off? The Orange 3.2 is solid in both holes but 2.2 doesn't securely fit in either.. Should I just leave off the 2.2?

    smcgreg - Antwoord

    My phone was missing this screw also!

    Gail Starr -

    Duh, had the cover on the wrong way. Switched it around and the screw fit. (:

    smcgreg - Antwoord

    When I insert the 3.2 mm screw... The phone shuts down, very weird because am not seeing what could cause this short...

    Juan Monge - Antwoord

    I’m having the same issue. Thinking about just leaving that screw out. Did you ever get your’s working?

    Cavell Blood -

    Using the Phillips 000 screwdriver included in the kit, I am able to remove the 3.2 mm screw, but not the 2.2 mm one.

    Dan Solovay - Antwoord

    None of the screwdriver heads in this kit are big enough for these screws!!! I now have an open iphone and i have to go to the store to buy a different screwdriver..I do not recommend this

    Elaine Eason - Antwoord

    I was unable to unscrew the 2.2mm screw with the provided screwdriver. I was able to unscrew the 3.2mm screw but not the 2.2mm

    Jameison Martin - Antwoord

    I'm stuck in the same boat here. The one screw came out no problem but the second isn't catching at all.

    Brian Adams - Antwoord

    Stuck with Jameison and Brian here... 2.2mm won't catch with all three provided screwdrivers.

    Matthijs Rog - Antwoord

    Agreed, the screwheads included in this kit didn’t work for me either. Fortunately my own toolbox has an appropriate screwdriver…. Seeing as how we are paying for this kit so we don’t need to purchase extra tools, iFixit should really include screwheads that actually work!

    Priscilla Cheng - Antwoord

    When putting everything back together, I took care of steps 10-12 (or, more accurately 12-10) after reinserting the SIM (so between steps 20 & 19). It was easier to do before dealing with reconnecting the screen.

    dhcohen67 - Antwoord

    why do i buy a kit from you guys but you don’t provide the necessary tools for unscrewing

    i dont have any screwdrivers at home the 2.2mm simply wont come off its ridiculous now i just have an open phone

    Michael Amara - Antwoord

    I had to use Phillips #00 for the 3.2mm (orange) and #0 for the 2.2mm (red). The #000 screw driver came in the toolkit is useless on both screws so I had to go out and buy new ones from a hardware store…

    Tung-wei Lin - Antwoord

    My two screws are the same diameter - 1.1mm, taking a Philips PH000 driver. However the one toward the middle is 3.3mm long, the one nearer the side is 2.2mm long.

    Alastair Lack - Antwoord

    So my kit didn’t come with the right screw driver, I should have read the comments first before buying.

    My iPhone 6 battery connector bracket has 3.2mm which the PH000 works. But the 2.2mm didn’t work with included Y000.

    What screw driver do I need for the 2.2 mm screw??

    John Palaganas - Antwoord

    The heads on both of those screws are identical. The included PH000 is the correct driver. There are no Y000 screws anywhere in the iPhone 6.

    Jeff Suovanen -

    The Phillips in the repair kit worked fine. I did 2 phones with it.

    Eric Craumer - Antwoord

    Just a followup to all the comments above for anyone who is confused: the drivers included in the repair kit work fine, assuming you know how to use a screwdriver correctly in the first place. There are quite a few folks who never learned, and that’s nothing to be ashamed of—in fact it’s common enough that we made a guide for it. Those bits were designed first and foremost to work with iPhone screws and have been extensively, extensively tested. You may come across stubborn screws or strip the heads if you’re not careful, and maybe that’s why some folks here are having trouble. In the very rare event that you actually received a malformed bit of some kind due to a manufacturing defect (which should be clear just from looking at it up close), reach out to customer service and they’ll get you squared away.

    Jeff Suovanen - Antwoord

    I just completed the battery replacement and I too found that the PH000 did not sit properly in either the 3.2 or 2.2 mm screws. Using a magnifying glass it seemed that the PH000 driver bit did not sufficiently fill the space of the screw. I happen to have the iFixit Pro Kit and used the PH00 driver bit instead, and this seemed to fill the space of both screws much better leading to successful extraction and replacement. My lack of experience with phone repair may have been a factor, but it seemed at least for my particular phone the PH00 was the proper driver bit for these two screws.

    Jimmy Doi - Antwoord

    The PH000 screwdriver I received cannot remove the smaller screw…

    Michael Pesenti - Antwoord

    So I spend 34 bucks on a kit of tools to repair my phone and they send the wrong sized screwdriver to get the battery cover off. Awesome. I can get the larger screw out but not the smaller one. What a waste of time and money.

    Michael Pesenti - Antwoord

    @michael_pesenti Those screw heads are the same; the screws are just different lengths. If you have the right driver for one, you have the right driver for both, unless someone put your iPhone together with the wrong screws.

    Jeff Suovanen -


    Nope. Actually turns out that ifixit just sent me a defective screwdriver that only was poorly sized and only managed to catch one of the screws. I had to order a new PH000 Screwdriver on Amazon and it got the screws out instantly and I was able to repair my phone.

    Michael Pesenti - Antwoord

    I used the “Maximum” precision set from Canadian Tire and the PH#00 works nicely for both these screws.

    Matt - Antwoord

    Screws in mine required different size drivers also - maybe because refurbished? But have had the same probs on mbps also. Felt silly but followed Jeff’s suggestion to look at the screwdriver best practice guide and realised I was stripping screws by using too small a driver - have a couple either side of the suggested size and use the largest one that catches - I mainly used PH#0 & 00, though some screws needed #000, and there wasn’t any consistency to which screws needed which driver.

    Trish - Antwoord

    • Remove the metal battery connector bracket from the iPhone.

    Why in the YouTube video do you skip removing the battery connector

    mjcoughlin70 - Antwoord

    Where to buy this bracket?

    syidan - Antwoord

    One of the screws is longer than the other, use it for the higher inside hole.

    Bobby Slone - Antwoord

    • Use a plastic 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.

    I skipped steps 13-19 and just left the front panel rubber banded while I removed the battery. I just made sure to be careful while removing the adhesive strips so as not to move around the body of the phone too much. Skipping the steps made the whole process much faster and easier.

    Tonima Chaudhury - Antwoord

    I wish I had done that.

    Gail Starr -

    Thanks for this awesome tip. Made the replacement go much smoother - saved me from removing all those other screws. I also recommend watching the ifixit battery adhesive strip video before proceeding with step 21.

    Andy Milne -

    Me too, no need to detach the screen (when you take care),

    Tom Long -

    In trying to replace my antenna flex cable, I attempted to skip steps 13-19 but eventually gave up around step 31/32 as I simply didn’t have the access I needed - the space was just too cramped with the screen still attached and I was afraid I would break something. If you’re a novice, don’t have good lighting and a magnifying glass, etc. you may just want to go ahead and perform 13-19. (Yes it will take extra time of course.)

    Perrin Haley -

    I also skipped steps 13-19 after reading the first comment.

    youmingc - Antwoord

    I skipped those steps too and was successful. Thanks for this tip!

    jaksbackpack - Antwoord

    Can disconnecting the battery connector while power is on ruin the backlight? Or can disconnecting the power connector at a different stage ruin the back light?

    mitch Toler - Antwoord

    You should power down the phone before disconnecting the battery. That said, the backlight should be fine. A blown backlight circuit is most commonly caused by disconnecting the display when the battery is still connected.

    Jeff Suovanen -

    I did open the lcd without disconnecting the battery and my lcd wouldn't working

    Reza I. Permana -

    Thanks for that tip Tonima! This is another confirmation that skipping steps 13-19 worked out great!

    As an extra measure, in addition to leaving the front panel rubber banded in it's open, vertical position (I secured mine to a can of beans) and being very careful and controlled when removing the adhesive strips; before using the suction cup to separate the front panel from the rear case, I had secured the back side of the rear case to my working surface (kitchen table) with a strip of folded over duct tape (creating double sided tape). Such might not have been necessary as I held the rear case with one hand while removing the adhesive strips with the other, though it just felt safer having the rear case (as well as the front panel) well secured in place to help assure that I didn't accidentally cause any damage to those very fragile looking cables that were left connected, by any possible movements of either of the iPhone's halfs during the pulling to remove the adhesive strips.

    Russ Levey - Antwoord

    It happened to me, by prying the battery connector with another tool I broke part of the socket off the board. However, by placing it exactly back in place the connector could be placed correctly and it works. Lucky.

    Udo Schuehle - Antwoord

    I'd like a little more explanation on how to re-attach the battery connector. But in the end I lined it up and pressed gently down till it snapped into place.

    Garret Gray - Antwoord

    I skipped the steps removing the screen only because I didn't feel confident at all doing this. For someone who is used to electronics I would really suggest removing it because I imagine the whole process would've been easier. If there's a next time, perhaps I'll do that.

    Garret Gray - Antwoord

    The suggestions that recommend skipping step 13-19 apply to some other repair. We replaced the display, and to do so, steps 13-19 are, of course, necessary.

    Gabriel Zachmann - Antwoord

    When replacing the battery you should prepare the cable to sit in exactly as you see it in the picture. I had mine all the way back in (with sticky strips) and had to find a way to fit the cable in with the weird way it bends. Dry fit the battery with cable in place - lesson learned.

    Chet Seidel - Antwoord

    Good idea. All the instructions were great until I got to the last thing- reattaching the battery connector! I like your recommendation to dry fit the connector so you can get the right bend to the connector ribbon first.

    Tom Rohrer -

    I wish I had seen this also, I feel like this should be in the guide. Mine seems to be working out but I had to force the connector into place a little bit.

    Kevin Harvey -

    I wish I had seen this first! I also had the issue, now I have a permanent discoloration of the screen where the connector is pushing against the back. Hoping that it doesnt lead to other problems. This site is really lacking on the reassembly steps… shame..

    thomasjmaclean - Antwoord

    I'm just wondering if my computer would still recognize my phone with the battery disconnected?

    Sare - Antwoord

    It appears that I haven’t properly connected the battery back up, since the hard reset didn’t work. I did my best to connect the battery before adhering it to the battery spot, but the connector doesn’t seem to “click” or otherwise confirm that it is properly positioned. The left side of the connector (closest to the battery) seemed slightly raised, which made me wonder if I had done it correctly. So I’m probably going to have to try using my last adhesive strips to lay it in better to allow for a better connection. I’m also worried that I may have damaged the connection spot. Is there anywhere on here where this is discussed? This is my second battery replacement, but first on this particular phone, which is apparently a refurbished one (and which has a slightly different looking connector cover).

    Alex Kosmider - Antwoord

    Ah, it helps to discover that it’s actually a 6S rather than a 6.

    Alex Kosmider -

    For those of you replacing the Digitizer you to need follow steps 13 - 19.

    lowestseries - Antwoord

    Doing a lightning connector replacement - skipped steps 13-19 as well. No problems.

    cambo.robertson - Antwoord

    Hello, Is it necessary to do step 13 to 18 if I only want to change the battery?

    What does can happen if I don’t make all step?

    Juan - Antwoord

    • Remove the following five Phillips screws securing the front panel assembly cable bracket:

      • Three 1.2 mm screws

      • One 1.7 mm screw

      • One 3.1 mm screw

    • Incorrect placement of these screws during reassembly will cause permanent damage to your iPhone's logic board.

    Be careful when replacing the screws, not to accidentally put the 1.7mm screw into the center hole, where the 1.2 screw belongs. This can cause "Long Screw" damage, and render your phone unusable.

    damianodessgillett - Antwoord

    I don't have the magnetic pad but use duct tape face up in a tray. I write the step number and color of the screw on the sticky surface and let the screw stand heads up on the goo. The screw is presented for the driver when reassembling.

    griffn - Antwoord

    Can't stress enough how important it is not to mix up these screws! Using the 1.7mm screw for the lower left fixing will cause "long screw damage" and kill the backlight on the phone. I believe @damianodessgillett made the same point. Wish we could display a small warning message here to be extra careful for future fixers!

    kev - Antwoord

    I use a screw ID technique similar to griffn's; I print out the PDF version of the guide, then Scotch-tape each screw type to the guide at the step where the screw was removed. The screws are then distinguished by size and type at the point where they need to be reinstalled.

    adlerpe - Antwoord

    i am trying but only could open 2 screws and cannot open the rest of them, can you help me??

    girlsrock742 - Antwoord

    @girlsrock742 - I'm new here, but from what I've seen, questions like yours don't get answered. I have 2 suggestions:

    # Be more specific about what your issue is.

    # Make sure you're using the right screwdriver. (Get a magnifying glass & make sure the screwdriver fits nicely in the screwhead.) This guide is included in a guide I'm looking at, and my guide has a comment that #000 phillips is required for the battery connector bracket above, not #00 as documented. (That comment did not convey to this guide....)

    Good luck!

    Nate Schley - Antwoord

    Nate, you are my hero at the moment! Phillips head screw driver PH000 resolved my issue. Greatly appreciative of your chiming in on this comment! Appreciatively, C.

    Carol N -

    Thanks to @griffn & @adlerpe! I've updated the tools list to include the magnetic pad, and -- for us infrequent fixers -- I made a note in the intro text to describe the sort of thing you two noted here in place of the mag pad.

    Also, to @damianodessgillett & @kev - I've submitted an update to the instructions to add the caution you recommend to the step. Hopefully others will avoid the pain of the Long Screw damage.

    Nate Schley - Antwoord

    It's possible to damage only a slot of flex cable ? I've opened my iPhone 6 but now front camera, speaker and the proximity sensor are not working. I've bought a new flex cabe to test it, but I have to be sure about that.

    cruz.giovanni - Antwoord

    I'm so worried I'm going insert the wrong screw. Does anyone have any suggestions to knowing how to properly tell the size of each screw? I bought a screw set and a magnetic pad but still have the same issue. Not knowing the correct placement of each screw. I'd definitely appreciate any help.

    Patric - Antwoord

    Hi Patric! We use a set of calipers to measure our screws, failing that you could use a very fine ruler. If you don't have any kind of measuring equipment, line the screws up on the magnetic mat and sort them by size there. Ideally you only have screws from this step! If you are trying to determine the size of all the screws in this guide, it's probably best to get a real ruler/caliper for the fine distinctions.

    Sam Lionheart -

    Do you have to remove the display to replace the battery?

    Michael Aguilera - Antwoord

    It's not absolutely necessary to remove the display, I kept my display propped up throughout the operation. Removal of the display doesn't seem to offer any particular benefit, unless you have problems with the adhesive strips.

    Adam - Antwoord

    Hi. I messed up with the screws in the cover guard sheet for the display ribbon and my iPhone 6 plus isn't turning on. Does that mean the logic board is dead or the battery ? Should I throw the phone in the garbage can ?

    nzf - Antwoord

    Did anyone even answer your question? I'm having the same issue

    Sare -

    I can confirm it's not necessary to remove anything other than battery bracket. If you support the screen against something as in the picture, just make sure you hold the iPhone absolutely still with one hand while pulling out the adhesive strips with the other. I also used a small piece of tape to hold the screen in place against the box while I worked.

    I am now a very happy customer and am looking forward to another few years life from my awesome iPhone 6!

    Matt Whiteley - Antwoord

    There is no need to do this step. No need to remove these 5 screws. Just make sure the screen is propped up against something strong and this step is unnecessary for the proper removal and re-insertion of battery.

    arunhn - Antwoord

    100% agree. Step 13-19 are totally unnecessary and just adds the risk of breaking the display connector. “Don’t disassemble stuff that doesn’t need disassembling.” Just ensure there’s no strain on the display cable when removing the battery, i.e. by placing the phone on a non-slippery rubbery surface and fix the display to something sturdy with rubber bands.

    Dormouse -

    I left the front panel connected and it was much quicker. But, if you have to wrestle with the battery, it is much safer with the front panel removed. If you have worked on a few phone before, I'd try removing the battery with the front panel connected. If the battery is giving you problems(like if you tear the strips and have to heat the backside), you can always come back to this step.

    Joel Horie - Antwoord

    I strongly recommend you leave the display connectors alone if you can. My battery came out without a fight, but I found the display connectors to be almost tragically delicate, and I had white lines in the display when I booted it. During the subsequent attempts to remedy that situation, things went down hill and now I'm waiting for an entirely new display to try to rescue the phone from repair oblivion.

    kevin hekman - Antwoord

    I also skipped all of the screen-removal steps and had nary a problem. Just rubber band the screen around whatever it is propped against and I believe you'll be fine.

    Billy Bob Baler - Antwoord

    Hello! I put the screws on in the wrong order and I believe my backlight is dead, iTunes still recognizes my phone when I plug it in, but the screen is blank. Is it possible to replace the logic board or is the phone useless forever?

    Tanya Lyn Willard - Antwoord

    You probably connected the cables wrong, try doing this step again and carefully correct your cables.

    June Beltran -

    Remove each screw, tape it to a piece of letter paper, mark what spot it came out of. red, yellow, orange and the 3 reds. This way you can not possibly put them back in the wrong spots.

    smahar -

    I totally recommend doing this step first before removing the battery connector bracket, it will be much easier and comfortable with the screen out of the way.

    Also I recommend drawing the bracket on a piece of paper and place the screws on top of the respective position on the drawing, this way you won't be confused when putting them back.

    June Beltran - Antwoord

    I accidentally lost a 1.2mm screw while doing a screen replacement. Will this make the phone malfunction in anyway after I close it back up or its fine?

    Walter White - Antwoord

    DO NOT DO THIS STEP. It is totally unnecessary to remove the connectors, and they are a really big pain to put back in, and there is risk of damaging them, and it adds a lot of time to the process of replacing the battery. Just securely prop up the front panel, and then if you gently heat the back of the phone when removing the adhesive strips, the battery comes off easily. I could have saved myself about 2 hours and a lot of frustration if I had just left these connectors in. I wish the instructions here would just include this step (connector removal) ONLY IF the battery doesn't come out easily.

    J Marr - Antwoord

    Exactly, just like J, Marr indicates, this step is not necessary. Just make sure you're careful to not move the phone too much, otherwise you can damage the film connectors. Other than that I even heated my phone to remove the adhesive, and thank God, nothing bad happened to it.

    Mc Floyd -

    It’s only necessary if you’re like me an need to fix the screen or water damage (mine fell in water…)

    jacobdanderson -

    I do NOT recommend leaving the display and the rear case connected during this repair. If you run into any resistance removing the battery, or slip in the least removing it, you risk tearing the ribbon cables that attach the two pieces. I did and now I've got to replace the Front Camera and Sensor Cable. Sadness.

    Ergolad - Antwoord

    How can't you do step 33 if you don't do 13-19? iPhone 6.

    predylindsay - Antwoord

    I'm missing something here, I want to swap out the screen. How does one skip steps 13-19 if wanting to remove the screen?

    BW Lee - Antwoord

    Any tips for removing the 1.2 mm screws? Mine won't budge at all with the PH000 and I'm afraid I'm stripping the screws.

    MClare - Antwoord

    I had to use the larger bit for ALL of the screws as the small one was too narrow at the tip to actually grab anything. It worked but made it a bit more difficult.

    Heather Best - Antwoord

    Is it really necessary to remove the front panel at all, can't you just ask a friend to hold it in an upright position while you work on the battery?

    Peter - Antwoord

    I also skipped steps 13 - 19. Just be very careful not to apply to much stress to the connectors in between the screen and the base. For me I also used another box to keep the base from sliding around while removing the battery.

    Patrick Reed - Antwoord

    You cannot skip these steps, of course, when you want to replace the display (which was the kind of repair we did).

    When putting the little connectors in place again afterwards, I can recommend to hold the connectors to the display using a little rubber band. That way, they don’t get in the way when you put them in place one by one.

    Gabriel Zachmann - Antwoord

    You SHOULD do the steps of removing the display. I have done battery replacements on several dozen phones. Of the ones I did NOT remove the cables, 2 of them had issues directly related to components related to these cables (front facing camera, earpiece speaker, etc.). Although tedious, I recommend removing these connectors to prevent any short circuit when reconnecting the new battery.

    ACMT - 4 years.

    jonbessom - Antwoord

    I skipped this step and just affixed the screen to the Iphone box with a rubber band during replacement. I decided to take this risk to prevent some of the other issues that have been discussed when removing the screen. I understand it is risky because if you slip or need to use any significant force to remove the battery, disaster awaits. On my repair, it worked out fine and I ensured that I took my time and kept the bottom of the phone held to the worksurface.

    Michael Kirkpatrick - Antwoord

    There are only 2 screws when i opened mine.The centre one and the left top corner one..Is it okay to use it like that..Please help

    Naresh Annepu - Antwoord

    If you can try to leave your display how it is. I removed it and it ended with white stripes and touchscreen not working. After a while it touch started to work and stripes went away. I think it was static electricity.

    Kristaps Grinbergs - Antwoord

    If you decide to go ahead with this step… I did it prior to removing the battery bracket and found it to be easier. Having the screen off made things a lot easier during the battery removal process.

    Eric Craumer - Antwoord

    Two of the screws are damaged and I can’t open them. What can I do to remove the bracket?

    L He - Antwoord

    Stay organized with the screws with just a piece of paper. Lay them out, mark ‘em up. Go slow, take your time.

    Sherman Homan - Antwoord

    I'm noticing some questions I have that others are asking yet no one is answering. You're all talking about the same problem that I find completely pointless. If you skip steps and it works, good for you move on. There are real questions being asked. Someone asked about losing a screw, would that effect anything? You all talk about the importance of having the screws organized, yet don't explain if someone either loses the screws or have them put into the wrong places. Since no one talks about it, I figured it wasn't as important as you all claim it is. Now my phone seems to not want to do anything anymore. Stop arguing with each other about something so miniscule like skipping steps. 40 comments on this part and 5 people actually have real problems but no answers. So, if anyone actually took the time to read this, my questions are; what happens if the screws are put in the wrong order?(other than the obvious long screw damage) and what happens if we put the phone back together without some screws?

    Sare - Antwoord

    @sarery I’m a little puzzled by your question. If you’re not willing to put the screws back in the right place as instructed, despite all the warnings in both the guide and the comments, why would you want to attempt this repair in the first place? But nevertheless I will try to answer. Some screws, if left out, have no noticeable effect. That’s the best you can hope for. Other screws perform a vital function such as providing a path to ground. Some screws are made of nonferrous materials—getting those mixed up can interfere with things like compass functionality. And putting a wrong screw pretty much anywhere can result in cross-threading or component damage. The reason we go to the trouble of providing all these screw markings and measurements is to help you put your phone back together in perfect working order. Which you may still be able to do, if you are careful, and patient. Good luck.

    Jeff Suovanen -

    Thank you very much for that information. That's all I and I believe some other people were curious about.

    That's what I thought this website was for, not post fighting over who's the smarter one and not putting others down. This isn't Facebook

    Sare - Antwoord

    well said Sare - perhaps if folk stuck to the subject instead of proving how clever they are (not) there wouldn’t be 44 comments to scroll through to find an intelligent answer

    philbjh - Antwoord

    For those who are removing the digitizer, you do need to remove the bracket to get access to cable.

    lowestseries - Antwoord

    Definitely do NOT disconnect the screen for the battery replacement!

    The battery replacement worked like a charm but now I am left with whit e stripes in the screen and touch screen functionality is lost despite many tries to get the screen reconnected.

    Indiana Jones - Antwoord

    Hello, well I accidentally put the screws back in the wrong order after replacing the charging port, phone turns on but stays on Apple screen, any suggestions? Thank you

    d.rando90 - Antwoord

    i have replaced my iphone 6’s screen twice now, first the phones fingerprint sensor wouldn’t work ( the original one ), so i replaced the entire screen ( new fingerprint sensor), but still doesn’t work and now the phones brightness is extremely dim on both screens. So now both screens now are dim and finger print sensors dont work.

    Regan Murray - Antwoord

    I have some issue with the 3.1 mm screw. Only this one can’t put it back, but I take off the metal that can turn it on. (I just feel 2~3 circle to turn the screw.) What it’s happen?

    AndyKao - Antwoord

    Bottom left 1.2 screw assembly broke off from the mother board and now my phone will not power up . Can there be another reason for the phone not switching on . How important to the function of the phone is the broken screw assembly ?

    Gary Brinkworth - Antwoord

    The phone will power on and work just fine without any of the screws in this particular step—the screws are for securing the bracket and keeping the connectors from popping out. I’m not sure what your issue could be, but a missing screw isn’t it! I’d probably start by reseating all the connections and giving it another try. Check the board carefully for damage. Try posting your question in our Answers forum with all the details and you may be able to get some troubleshooting help there. Good luck!

    Jeff Suovanen -

    Thanks for your reply

    even though the screw assembly has broken away from the mother board, this screw assembly was soldered in would not damage the back light or power to the phone ?

    Gary Brinkworth - Antwoord

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

    I can’t get the top left screw back in if the cable bracket. Any reason why. My phone has power and back light is coming on. But screen is blank

    Joan Fitzgerald - Antwoord

    • In the next four steps, take care to pry up only on the cable connectors, and not on their sockets on the logic board.

    • Use a spudger or a fingernail to disconnect the front-facing camera and sensor cable connector.

    I can not get these electrical connections to reconnect. If there is some secret to this it should be noted. I now have a phone all taken apart and can not get it back together. It makes no sense to only give directions to take a phone apart and not to put it back together.

    douglas hughes - Antwoord

    Use sideways bright light and peek underneath as you mate the contacts to align properly. Press very gently and evenly. Others have written that too much pressure in the center may warp the contact.

    mahoffman - Antwoord

    I'm having the same problem as above...really upset and frustrated at this point. :( 2/4 connectors (top and right) will 'click' just fine...the other two (bottom two) for the life of me wont connect!!!! :( any suggestions? i feel like i have tried everything. Sucks that is only thing stopping me screen from being repaired....

    alyssaavaldezz - Antwoord

    Hi alyssa. Were you able to connect the cables? I am having the same problem

    Veronica del Rio -

    regarding cable connects - if two of the ribbon cables are not properly overlapped around each other, then it will appear as if cable #2 will need to plug into the closest jack, which is actually for cable#3. Look at the two connectors carefully - they are opposite gender and can't be interchanged.

    David Panak - Antwoord

    This is good advice, and usually the problem people experience here. There is a very specific way the ribbon cables are layered, and if not correct when reassembled, the reach of the cables will cause you to assume which cable goes where and to try to insert the wrong plugs into the wrong sockets. Please do not try to force them. If they don't snap in easily, examine them closely, and you'll see the plugs and sockets are slightly different sizes, with one wider than the other. Better to take care to note how the cables layer during disassembly, or perhaps mark them to avoid this frustration on reassembly.

    gybeho -

    Check order of cables. From screen replacement.

    lee moran - Antwoord

    my problem is that the connectors are different the screen i replaced it with the connectors were longer than the broken screen even though there the exact same type of screen

    andrew midgett - Antwoord

    Probably just have the cables out of order. Check the posts above.

    gybeho - Antwoord

    "gybeho" Ok, but it's impossible to install flex cables out of order. Each one has diferent sizes of docking...

    cruz.giovanni - Antwoord

    it is very possible to install flex cables out of order. to most people working on their first screen replacement they do not have the experience to notice that their flex cable connection is different than the dock connection. this causes them to press harder and force the connection into the dock, ruining the connections, if they do not think the they have the cables out of order

    Dakota Navarrete - Antwoord

    I'm with Andrew Midgett. The connectors are just plain different in size and orientation. My phone matches what's shown in the picture above. You can see an example of the replacement part if you search Amazon for "Sanka LCD Touch Screen Digitizer Frame Assembly Full Set Screen Replacement for iPhone 6". And Sanka isn't the only iPhone 6 replacement that looks like that, so no hating on that manufacturer here.

    Does this mean that some iPhone 6 phones have one set of connectors and some have a different set? FWIW, the model on the back of my phone says A1549.

    PG McLaughlin - Antwoord

    Update: Searching for iPhone 6S instead of 6 on Amazon, I see lots of replacement screens with connectors that look a lot more like what I have and what's shown in the picture above. (One connector has a horizontal orientation, the other is vertical. I can't be sure whether the pins or dimensions match otherwise.) Any wisdom here?

    PG McLaughlin - Antwoord

    Had the same problem with the correct layering of cable harnesses. Perhaps an additional photo showing the correct layering would be helpful for 1st timers?

    William Breen - Antwoord

    +1 for a photo showing the correct layering and routing of cables. I accidentally routed the home button ribbon above the digitizer ribbon and beneath the power and backlight ribbons. The uneven pressure it put on the digitizer connector after tightening the plate caused my digitizer to not recognize touching the display or made touches appear off center.

    drpotter -

    For everybody who thinks they can skip these steps I commend you. No way I would have been able to get my battery out - two broken strips - without removing the screen. Re-inserting these cables was not really difficult - once the first one is back in place the rest follow quickly.

    Chet Seidel - Antwoord

    I tried to reconnect these for ages until I watched a video of someone else doing it.

    Don’t try to line up the connectors by looking at them with the screen leaning on a soda can, just hold the two halves in each hand and line the first one up by feel. Really. After that it’s plain sailing.

    Even with great lighting I couldn’t make this work with the bits on the bench - yet when I picked them up it was really easy to feel them line up. I had all four popped back on in about 60 seconds.

    Pitt Monqui - Antwoord

    • Use a spudger or a fingernail to disconnect the home button cable connector.

    Muy buenas....una pregunta el botón falla o no está bien conectar este conector ¿ se apagaría el teléfono?. Repare mi iphone y al conectarlo se me apaga el movil, sin embargo si no lo enchufo el movil enciende perfectamente.


    Berta fernandez - Antwoord

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

    • Use a spudger or a fingernail to disconnect the display data cable connector.

    • When reassembling your phone, the display data cable may pop off its 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.

    you missed the name of the second connctor. there are four total

    copykatt - Antwoord

    My screen is completely black and i can see the lights turning on when i press the home or lock button. Maybe this cable got damaged ?

    Gabriel Hirata - Antwoord

    Perhaps you bought a faulty screen. Often this is the case when it shows completely black.

    William Mullan - Antwoord

    When I was preforming this step, while reassembling, I had to connect the digitizer cable four times. On the last time, before screwing the Front Panel Assembly Cable Bracket on, I reconnected the battery connector and turned my phone on (ensuring that I was careful not to damage any cables!) to ensure that all cables were connected correctly and that the screen was fully functional.

    Christopher - Antwoord

    NO NO NO ! i am a professional iphone repairman and i strongly recommend against using ANY tool to disconnect the flex connectors if u slip or use to much force you will damage the connector and may cause permanent damage to the phones logic board rendering it completely UNrepairable! Instead gently use the edge of your fingernail and pry up and the connectors will usually come off with very little effort .

    taylor sparks - Antwoord

    Fingernails work great as well! However, there's nothing wrong with using a tool, as long as you exercise a little caution. If you've ever seen one of Apple's iPhone service manuals, you'll note that they use the exact same tool as iFixit (Apple calls it a "black stick" and iFixit dubs it a "spudger.")

    Jeff Suovanen -

    I'm pretty sure ifixit are pros, I used them 4 times to fix phones and no problems with using tools for flex cables.

    Dave - Antwoord

    If you still have white lines after you've tried reconnecting the connectors and power cycling. Just do a hard reset a few more times, let the phone stay on and wait a while. As long as it's not damaged, the lines will fade over the next hour or so. Your phone will be as good as new.

    grjos - Antwoord

    If my screen is giving me white lines and occasional ghost clicks on the right side does anyone know if it’s possibly only a faulty cable vs needing a full screen swap? I’d rather not waste a perfectly good screen.

    Andrew Hill - Antwoord

    what if my phone wont turn back on even after following all these steps carefully . i even put the old screen back on and it wont turn on still???

    Daniel Murcia - Antwoord

    what if the batery was not disconnected?

    Sergio Midence - Antwoord

    Re-connecting display data cable was trickiest part for me - my eyes are old! I had to do it a couple of times as the cable had indeed popped off its connector, resulting in a black screen when turned on. Needs lots of patience and good lighting, also helped to have a really good look at plug and socket under magnifying glass to see how they fit together, and to reconnect using finger rather than tool - this helped me feel when I had eventually connected properly.

    Trish - Antwoord

    Followed steps to a “T” - got phone up and running successfully! However, there is a vertical line in the center of the screen that changes color with whatever button is being displayed in the center screen. For example, a dead battery icon shows a red vertical line, acknowledging a blue “OK” button when setting up the phone shows a blue vertical line, etc. Essentially it’s not a black screen or white lines. Could it be that the display data connector is not correctly attached or perhaps a faulty connector?

    Cyndi - Antwoord

    • Use the flat end of a spudger 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.

    Reassembly was harder than other i devices I have worked on. A bench light from the side helped a lot with the first cable, the digitizer. The others went a bit better in this crowded space. I had screen lines when testing it out before closing the top, so reinstalled all four connectors here with the aid of a side light and happily, that worked!

    griffn - Antwoord

    i crossed over the first two cables initially, when re-assembled; make sure by the WIDTH that you are trying to connect them in the right order.

    awr - Antwoord

    How many times can i peel these connections without braking the connection between screen and logic borad

    falken1337 - Antwoord

    Is this the breaking down process for the Verizon version of the iPhone 6s? I know the flex cables were different for other versions and with my last iPhone I made the mistake of ordering one that had completely different cable places. Someone please send me a link to one that fits the Verizon 4.7 display!!!

    Bailey Duncan - Antwoord

    This break down isn't for a 6S. It is for a plain 6 (no S). Yes there is some differences because of the 3D touch feature.

    Keith Mullins - Antwoord

    So what is the fix if there is digitizer damage? Replacing the screen?

    After reinstallation, I am encountering issues with an area of the screen that is not responding to touch. Everything else works fine.

    Anyone have any ideas how I should proceed?

    Jonathan Rivera - Antwoord

    I had the exact same problem. I tried 10-20 times and the screen had vertical lines in the middle and the touch function didn't properly work. Then I discovered the issue. I had damaged the first connector (lcd connector) when reassembling the screen.

    What I did was to carefully with a tweezer press the damaged ones in to the correct position. Than I heard a solid "click" when I attached it and I got really hopeful.

    I finished with the rest of the connectors and put the bracket and screws back to Place and hit the powerbutton. IT WORKED!

    So, look at the first connector with a magnifying glass, the shortest one, closest to the camera. Maybe I got a little lucky when I managed to fix the connector without replacing it. Good luck. I feel your frustration all the way to Sweden.

    // Simon

    Simon Tengstrand -

    I mean digitizer Cable= the first connector (lcd connector).

    Simon Tengstrand -

    I had the most issues when reassembling with this step. The plastic tool is a fail in my experience since not enough pressure could be applied using it. I just ended up using my finger and that worked 10Xs better. My advice, watch a few YouTube videos of people reconnecting the connectors and you'll be fine.

    grjos - Antwoord

    I have dis-connected and reconnected several times with the white line appearing each time. The screen however seems to be responsive. I did lose a 1.2 mm screw. Is it the missing screw or did I damage the digitizer connection?

    Charlotte - Antwoord

    I had the exact same problem. I tried 10-20 times and the screen had vertical lines in the middle and the touch function didn't properly work. Then I discovered the issue. I had damaged the first connector (lcd connector) when reassembling the screen.

    What I did was to carefully with a tweezer press the damaged ones in to the correct position. Than I heard a solid "click" when I attached it and I got really hopeful.

    I finished with the rest of the connectors and put the bracket and screws back to place and hit the powerbutton. IT WORKED!

    So, look at the first connector with a magnifying glass, the shortest one, closest to the camera. Maybe I got a little lucky when I managed to fix the connector without replacing it. Good luck. I feel your frustration all the way to Sweden.

    I had three screws left when I did some repairs on my iphone 4 and that didn't matter. It worked like a charm :)

    // Simon

    Simon Tengstrand -

    I mean digitizer Cable= the first connector (lcd connector)

    Simon Tengstrand -

    Be especially careful in this step or your iPhone won’t respond to your touch after reassembling.

    Ume Nishikino - Antwoord

    My home screen button is not working after reassembly, not only the Touch ID but the actual button doesn't work. I have iPhone 6S . How can I fix this? Thanks

    Sissy -

    I noticed that I had bent this connector. Barely. After about a dozen connect/reconnect attempts, bent it back and everything works as intended. Prior to bending it, was getting white lines and touchscreen was unresponsive. After bending and reconnecting, fired up exactly as it had prior to disassembly.

    Heywoz - Antwoord

    I had the exact same problem. I tried 10-20 times and the screen had vertical lines in the middle and the touch function didn't properly work. Then I discovered the issue. I had damaged the first connector (lcd connector) when reassembling the screen.

    What I did was to carefully with a tweezer press the damaged ones in to the correct position. Than I heard a solid "click" when I attached it and I got really hopeful.

    I finished with the rest of the connectors and put the bracket and screws back to place and hit the powerbutton. IT WORKED!

    Thank you Simon - this was really helpful. I too suspected I had broken the digitizer connector also. Tried reconnecting 5 times before I saw your comment with resulting white lines and no touch screen. Applied moderate gentle force using long nose tweezer across width of connection and clicked and worked. Glad I read the comments as was looking at new digitizer purchase prior to reading your comment.

    Will - Antwoord

    • Remove the front panel assembly from the rear case.

    Is it not possible to start here? Just leave the screen assembly attached and only replace the home button?

    Joeri Boersen - Antwoord

    Please don’t do that. You will break your cables almost assuredly if you leave it attached to your phone trust me

    Curtis Jordan Lenox - Antwoord

    Is front camera supposed to be attached to the digitizer?

    Neos Kosmos - Antwoord

    • Insert a SIM card eject tool or a paperclip into the small hole in the SIM card tray.

    • Press to eject the tray.

    • This may require a significant amount of force.

    Why isn’t this the first step in the process? Seems unnecessarily risky to fumble with popping the SIM in and out when you’ve already opened up the phone.

    Perrin Haley - Antwoord

    If you don’t have something small enough to open it, you can use the lever when the screen is off.

    Lucas Rowlands -

    I actually removed the simcard as the first step because I didn’t want to risk fumbling with an open phone (as someone previously mentioned)

    twcheng93 - Antwoord

    • Remove the SIM card tray assembly from the iPhone.

    • When reinserting the SIM card, ensure that it is in the proper orientation relative to the tray.

    After reassembly phone would not detect SIM Card.

    During repair while components were out of phone I used that opportunity to straighten the back case that was bent. While straightening the back case I bent the thin edge of the back case by the SIM Card slot. SIM Card would click into place and seemed to make a good connection but the phone would not detect the SIM Card. After really straightening the back case by the SIM Card slot almost back to cherry the phone would now detect the SIM Card. The tray has to fit really flush with the case.

    johncrowley111 - Antwoord

    • Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the Lightning connector assembly cable and fold it out of the way of the speaker.

    How vital is that foam looking piece on top of the antenna cable connector? It popped off when I was lifting.

    Carter Christie - Antwoord

    Same thing happened to me. I hope it's not too vital!

    paulflicker - Antwoord

    If the foam piece on top comes off (which it probably will), replace with a tiny piece of electrical tape to maintain electrical isolation.

    Colin Lacey - Antwoord

    • Use the point of a spudger to lift the antenna cable connector up off of its socket on the logic board.

    Definitely was a very small snug fitting connector.

    ronjon40 - Antwoord

    ripped off the foam on top while trying to pry it out. Also careful not to pull the entire logic board while doing this

    Jordan Leong - Antwoord

    Ah, isn't that a bugger to get back in place after finished repairs! Be patient! Position and gently press. If no click, reposition and try again... time an time again. Did I say, be patient?

    Lars Andersson - Antwoord

    Yes to this. Listen for that satisfying click…

    Christa -

    I found that this is not the best tool for removing this component.. The connector is round and the the pointed tip of the tool makes it very easy to slip off the connector and do damage to other components. As I was trying to disconnect the connector, the tool slipped and tore the wire out of the connector. The flat end of the spudger seems like it would work better.

    Trent Warner - Antwoord

    Yes, the flat end of the spudger works definitely better.

    Alexander Kvasov -

    (I had to do this step to replace the antenna flex cable)

    I couldn’t pull this connector at all. Tried tip of spudger, flat end of spudger, my nail (which even got a dent in the process ^^) and finally the tweezers (I know, risky) but the little bastard wouldn’t come off…

    I managed to pull out the logic board very carefully and twisted it in the least straining way for the cable to access the flex cable on the back.

    In the end everything was fine and the repair worked ok.

    Switching this step for this repair can be ok if you are extra carefull with twisting the cable

    Tug - Antwoord

    I found this step the most difficult both during disassembly and assembly. I only had a flat end of a spludger and this seemed to work pretty good, but definitely required patience to remove it. In recconnecting, be just as patient!

    Bill - Antwoord

    I found this the most difficult step, both for disassembly and assembly. I only had a flat ended spludger, but it worked ok…just require a lot of patience and careful manipulation. The same amount of patience was required to put the connector back.

    Bill - Antwoord

    Found it easiest to go beneath the cable (on the opposite side from what’s shown on the photos) and leverage from there, using tip of spudger.

    Helge Fahrnberger - Antwoord

    What antenna does this cable attach to? I’m trying to determine if this would be the cellular antenna.

    kris - Antwoord

    If you just need to look under the logic board to check for corrosion you can skip this step and just maneuver the logic board afterwords (I accidentally did this and it worked just fine and I didnt’ have to worry about putting the wire back in.

    jacobdanderson - Antwoord

    I lost the little black foam on top of this connector :(

    It was not very well glued, I think I lost it while removing the whole logic board. I put some little piece of insulating tape. It seems everything works after reassembling, so…

    Julien-Pierre - Antwoord

    i broke this cable. Lol.

    until now “no service”. haha

    Aiman Jamali - Antwoord

    Ripped off the little black foam on top of it.

    On reassembly i simply put the foam on top of the connector. The process was working smoothly at first, but the day after tomorrow i have to open my iPhone 6 again because found it in “No Service” state and cannot find wifi :( !!!

    I tried to once again assemble signal connector, yet with a full step from assembly to reassembly while cleaned the dust inside.

    Thank goodness it worked after all the process. Whew

    Kicky Pelealu - Antwoord

    This morning I woke up with the same issues. No Service and couldn’t find any wifi signal.

    And the unwanted thing happened, when trying to pry that small gold cable …… It’s plugged out together with it’s coupling on hte logic board LOL

    Now that old iPhone 6 can’t come back to life. Sad

    Kicky Pelealu -

    • Remove the following Phillips screws from the upper cable bracket:

      • One 2.9 mm screw

      • One 2.2 mm screw

    I reached till this step to replace the antenna cable using the toolkit I ordered with the cable from ifixit shop. But I could not open the orange marked screw in this step and had to roll back the whole thing as I did not want to destroy the screw by applying force. It seems to me the #000 philips screw driver bit I got is poor quality as I had trouble opening the small red screws as well.

    Any recommendation for better quality #000 Phillips screw driver?

    Suhaib Khalid - Antwoord

    Put the phone on a solid surface (table or countertop), hold the screwdriver exactly vertical, press it down hard on the screw head, and turn. That’s all it takes! You’re not going to hurt anything by pressing down firmly. Some screws just require a little more force, and using a different screwdriver won’t change anything.

    Jeff Suovanen -

    • Remove the upper cable bracket from the iPhone.

    Voeg opmerking toe

    • When disconnecting the following connectors, only pry up on the connector, not the socket on the logic board or you risk permanent damage.

    • Use the flat end of a spudger to lift the power button and flash assembly cable connector up off of its socket.

    • Lift the volume control cable connector up out of its socket on the logic board.

    This is the most challenging piece in wrapping up the repair. any suggestions, anyone?

    Adrian V - Antwoord

    I found that when reconnecting the smaller connector, sliding it from the top of the phone towards the battery was the easiest way to get it aligned.

    Colin Lacey - Antwoord

    • Remove the following four Phillips screws from the Wi-Fi antenna:

      • One 1.5 mm screw

      • One 1.4 mm screw

      • Two 2.1 mm screws

    unable to get 1.4mm screw out with included 000 ph driver. Any ideas?

    David Craig - Antwoord

    I´m unable to remove all 4 screws with the tools provided

    Renato Caicedo - Antwoord

    The 1.5 mm screw got stripped. Any ideas?

    John Galvin - Antwoord

    I can’t get the 1.4 and 1.5 screws out even after reading how to unscrew properly. Worried I am stripping screws.

    Mareque Ireland - Antwoord

    Try a #0 driver and be patient. Had to push down a bit to ensure connection with the screw but worked for me.

    Chris Reimer - Antwoord

    The yellow and orange circles on the left must be inverted,

    Guilly A - Antwoord

    Couldn’t remove 1.5mm screw. Looks like there is a problem with it.

    Deimos - Antwoord

    • Remove the Wi-Fi antenna from the iPhone.

    • Be careful not to touch any metal to metal contact points with your bare fingers—use tweezers or gloves. Finger oils may disrupt conductivity. If you do touch any of these components, clean them with a degreaser like windex or isopropyl alcohol before reassembly.

    Voeg opmerking toe

    • Remove the two 1.6 mm Phillips screws from the grounding bracket.

    I have assembled an iPhone 6 and it seems that everything goes fine except the NFC. The phone does not respond to the POS when using Apple Pay. I think there should be some poor connection between the logic board and NFC antenna. If so, which screws should I scrutinise to fix this problem? Thank you.

    facebook - Antwoord

    These two little screws are in pretty tight.

    Matt Lobban - Antwoord

    I could not for the life of me get the screw on the left side out! But with the right hand screw out I was able to proceed and lift the logic board out without removing the bracket.

    Kayleigh Steele - Antwoord

    It’s not really a “grounding” bracket, but rather the RF connection to the combined 2.4GHz WiFi/GPS/BT/Diversity cellular antenna integrated in the top bezel. Thus it’s essential that you get a good electrical connection, otherwise your RF stuff won’t work.

    Dormouse - Antwoord

    I CANNOT get these screws out!

    Becky n - Antwoord

    • Remove the grounding bracket from the iPhone.

    Voeg opmerking toe

    • Remove the following Phillips screws securing the angled logic board bracket.

      • One 2.6 mm screw

      • One 1.3 mm screw, located horizontally in the upper sidewall of the iPhone.

    Is there an easy way to remove the 1.3MM screw in here I can't eem to remove it by hand.

    sem schilder - Antwoord

    I'm having the same problem, did you manage to remove it?

    Daniel Villanis -

    I faced it today, You can use a 1.5mm flat head screw driver to remove it. The guide mentions this in step 36 for stand-off screw. Hope iFIX changes the guide to indicate the flat screw driver or remove the step here.

    Anand Parthasarathy - Antwoord

    Not sure we're talking about the same screw—this is definitely a Phillips (as shown in the photo), not a standoff. It's usually easiest with a dedicated Phillips driver, as opposed to the interchangeable bit drivers, which are fatter and a little tougher to angle in correctly.

    Jeff Suovanen -

    Jeff, you are right, The instructions indicate a flat head screw driver. Since I ordered the kit with the part, it is easy to assume this will be part of it. My revised comment would be to highlight that the kit would not include it if pairing with the antenna cable replacement part order. Regarding the screw, big picture did not show the screw in orange, I mistook it as the one in later step. You are right it seems to be Phillips as shown in second small picture.

    Anand Parthasarathy -

    I wasn't able to remove horizontal screw, but was able to continue on with the remaining steps with no problems. The logic board slid from below the angled logic board bracket.

    Gar Galen - Antwoord

    I wasn't able to remove the horizontal screw either and moved on with no problems as well. Thanks for the tip!

    Kelsey Chesnut -

    Also unable to remove the horizontal 1.3mm phillips screw, but it was OK as it didn’t prevent me from proceeding with later steps.

    Perrin Haley -

    Same for me. Couldn’t get it out, left it in - worked perfectly.

    And by the way - thanks sooooo much for the comments guys - helped me a lot through this repair!

    Wusels -

    I’m struggling to remove 2.6 mm screw. The head seems to be very worn. It’s the only screw left, holding the board to the case. I tried to unscrew it at different angles, applying pressure. Nothing is working. Any ideas how to remove it?

    Joanna Kastelik - Antwoord

    Stripped screws are a nightmare and there are no guarantees. If it’s only mildly stripped, you can try going up one size on your screwdriver and using a good amount of downward pressure. But if it starts to strip again, stop before you do any more damage. Try some of the additional techniques in the stripped screw guide. Good luck!

    Jeff Suovanen -

    This is not just a mechanical bracket, but the upper cellular antenna tuning connection to the top bezel antenna. Thus it needs a good electrical connection, or your cell coverage will be bad.

    Dormouse - Antwoord

    To elaborate; When reassembling, the 2.6mm screw needs to go in quite tight, since it squeezes a small rise in the “angled logic board bracket” (really a connector between antenna tuner and the top bezel antenna) against a small gold pad on the main logic board.

    This electrical connection needs to work, else the dynamic antenna tuning won’t work - which will cause problems in radio band switching (for instance between 3G and 4G, or different 4G bands). A typical indication that you have a problem here is that it can temporarily be “fixed” by squeezing the top of the phone. It’s really a crappy design choice by Apple.

    Dormouse -

    I also proceeded without removing the 1.3mm screw and continued on with the remaining steps with no problems. Gar Galen (above) was correct - “The logic board slid from below the angled logic board bracket.”

    Joey Imperatori - Antwoord

    Couldn’t get the 1.3mm screw out but it didn’t stop me

    Tessa Baker - Antwoord

    • Remove the angled logic board bracket.

    The right side of the bracket may be under some black tape that may need to be removed to allow you to remove the bracket.

    Doug Whyte - Antwoord

    Yes, further, It never came out for me. But, I lifted slightly and that was enough for board to slide out. Did not want to force the palstic/rubber part to avoid breaking it.

    Anand Parthasarathy - Antwoord

    I broke the part where the screw connecting it to the logic board goes. The metal part is still okay just the screw won't go in. Will it still work?

    Neel Nani - Antwoord

    I discovered this bracket was broken in the middle when i removed it. I continued the tear down and replace the antena. It seens that it did not solve my GPS issue… could this angle bracket be the reason that GPS stopped working? Is this part available to sell?

    Tuoa lafay - Antwoord

    • Remove the single 1.2 mm Phillips screw securing the antenna interconnect cable to the logic board.

    Make sure to tighten these screws well when reassembling so you don't have issues with cellular reception. Had a phone that wouldn't connect to cellular connection after a screen replacement. I tightened the screw and it started working again.

    Christian Abreu - Antwoord

    If you got those strips you will have to remove the screen again and make sure you're plugging properly all the flex cables to the lógica board. Try to push them from the right to the left side.

    Jas - Antwoord

    This screw was missing from my phone. Could this be what is causing the bluetooth/GPS/wifi issues?

    Kyle Sullivan - Antwoord

    I was working on a cell reception issue and notice that this screw is missing as well. I had the screen previously repaired by a third party and am not sure if they did a poor job and lost parts, or if it was legit missing in the first place based on Kyle’s comment above.

    ttilberg - Antwoord

    The Screw and Step´s 34 “antenna interconnect cable” are missing in my phone. Could this be what is causing the bluetooth/GPS/wifi issues?

    Renan Sesti - Antwoord

    • Use the point of a spudger to fold the antenna interconnect cable up out of the way of the logic board.

    Argh — easy to forget on the reassemble and even easier to break! A “do the reverse” of these instructions really isn’t sufficient.

    Iain York - Antwoord

    This is part no. 00095-AF.

    brendon - Antwoord

    • Use the flat end of a spudger to lift the camera cable connector straight up out of its socket on the logic board.

      • Be sure to only pry on the connector not the socket itself or you can cause permanent damage to the logic board.

    • Fold the camera cable up out of the way of the logic board.

    Voeg opmerking toe

    • Remove the following screws securing the logic board to the rear case:

      • Two 1.9 mm Phillips screws

      • One 2.3 mm standoff screw

    • Standoff screws are best removed using an iPhone Standoff Screwdriver Bit and driver handle.

    • In a pinch, a small flathead screwdriver will do the job—but use extra caution to ensure it doesn't slip and damage surrounding components.

    The standoff screw was difficult to remove because a normal phillips head screwdriver is the wrong shape. I had to use a small flat head screwdriver carefully to get it off.

    Matthew Williams - Antwoord

    I absolutely can not get this standoff screw off. Searching the web now for "iphone standoff screw" I see that there are specialized screwdrivers for getting this screw off. I wish I had one right at this moment! Anyway, an improvement to these instructions would be to mention this standoff screw upfront, so that one can be prepared with the right screwdriver before starting this job. I'm stuck at this step right now. A small flathead screwdriver just isn't cutting it.

    paulflicker - Antwoord

    Hello. I used a 1.5 mm flat screwdriver from iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit. It worked easily for me.

    Angelo Mastrella -

    Never use the pointy end of the spuger to put back the standoff screw in place. It can break off some plastic in the hole since it’s threaded inside and you will have major problem to remove it. If the standoff scew isn’t tight enough when you put it back on, it’s not a big deal since you will put another screw in its center at the end of the rebuild and you will be able to tighten both screws at that point. Just don’t use the spudger to put it back on. That standoff screw is a poor concept.

    Mathieu Paquette - Antwoord

    Just a side note; I understand the list of tools required for this job includes a “Flathead 3/32” or 2.5 mm Screwdriver,” but wanted to mention that a Wera 2.5 mm diver is too thick (0.4 mm) to do a good job of removing the standoff. With a fair amount of pressure I was able to make it work, but as others have pointed out, I would expect a 1.5 mm flathead driver to have a thinner head (0.23 mm from Wera) and be more suited to the task, barring having an actual standoff driver.

    Kees Vermeulen - Antwoord

    I used the battery bracket to unscrew the standoff screw

    douira - Antwoord

    1,5 flat from the Pro Tech Toolkit made it…, thanks to Angelo

    Hans - Antwoord

    The tool to remove this part does not come in the ifixIt New part Toolkit for this tutorial. That was an issue.

    Thiago Santos Sobrinho - Antwoord

    Sorry, it actually does. But it comes inside the new part package, apart from the other tools. I only opened it in the last step.

    Thiago Santos Sobrinho - Antwoord

    • Use the flat end of a spudger to lift the battery connector end of the logic board up slightly, just enough to grab with your fingers.

      • Insert the spudger near the metal shields below the SIM card tray to avoid damaging any chips or sockets.

    Where is a safe place to put the logic board one removed?

    Carter Christie - Antwoord

    Where can i buy a motherboard for my iphone 6

    Jeffrey Dennis - Antwoord

    • Lift the battery connector end of the logic board and pull it up and out of the rear case.

      • Be careful not to snag the logic board on any cables.

    I've been told that the problem with my phone is the logic board. Can any standard logic board be swapped in for a defective one, or are there any additional steps needed to get the phone operational?

    Dennis Gagomiros - Antwoord

    If you are following these instructions for the purpose of replacing the commonly failing wifi antenna cable, you will find it on the back of the logic board when you lift it out. You will need to fiddle around a bit to find the right position for the 4 connectors - they are microscopic - and you will hear tiny little clicks when they go in the right places. Check by looking at the board and antenna sideways, to see that they are all in place, before starting reassembly.

    Lars Andersson - Antwoord

    good tip, to look at it sideways to confirm seating of connectors.

    Christa -

    5-6 days from salt water damaged so this process will work so or not and this is my first time so i m afraid…i will go ahead or not?

    swayanshu panda - Antwoord

    When re-assembling make sure all the connectors remain above the logic board. Especially the power button and flash assembly connectors shown on Step 26.

    MEHMET YILDIZ - Antwoord

    When re-assembling make sure all the connectors remain above the logic board. Especially power button and flash connectors shown in Step 26 are tricky.

    MEHMET YILDIZ - Antwoord

    6 cables to keep above the board when re-inserting: two on top left, one top right, three at the bottom.

    Christa - Antwoord

    Don’t forget the the antenna interconnect cable, also in the top right, should be above the board.

    Ira Jacobs -


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

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is there a way to swap only the memory component instead of the whole thing?

jonesandrew1414 - Antwoord

Yes, you can, but you will need to have some serious soldering skills. But in theory you can replace the memory chip with another memory chip that has been reprogrammed to fit your phone's serial number.

Didrik -

Anyone an idea, where I can find the logic board?

Stijn Laurent - Antwoord

have you found one?

tishseabrook -

I have assembled an iPhone 6 and it seems that everything goes fine except the NFC. The phone does not respond to the POS when using Apple Pay. I think there should be some poor connection between the logic board and NFC antenna. If so, which screws should I scrutinise to fix this problem? Thank you.

facebook - Antwoord

make sure you have connected the digitizer 1 lcd 2 camera 3 home button is 4 . the camera lead must over lap the lcd cable otherwise the cable retainer will not fit properly because the cable will cover the screw hole of the cover hope this helps.

roger lawrence - Antwoord

my phone's screen is black but I can hear everything, if my phone rings I can hear it but can't answer

shane clark - Antwoord

my phones screen is black, but ring i can hear it but cant answer any ideas

shane clark - Antwoord

Yeah you didnt put the screws in right or the easier check unhook the battery cable reattach and turn on because if you didn't shut it off then it will not register the display

jonathanwarford65 -

How do I remove the Wifi Signal Flex? It's the F like, under where the Wifi/Bluetooth goes, thank you!

mmitre26 - Antwoord

My iPhone 6 + display goes off with deformed image, tried start phone but after startup the phone display turns off and it can not turned ON by power button. Only by hard reset it starts again

Balajiv71 - Antwoord

used these directions to replace the antenna...wifi/gps/bluetooth working great...but not my touchscreen sensitivity is decreased and i can't tap on the letter "y" in portrait. Any ideas of what I have to go in and fix?

nngo823 - Antwoord

I did the same thing, and everything is working great now, except I am also not able to use the letter "Y" in portrait. Have you figured out a fix?

Eric -

If someone says you need new logic board, try fixing to board first. Try iPad rehab, iFixLogicBoards, Powerbookmed etc. These logic boards are expensive and sometimes they come iCloud locked :(

Rafal - Antwoord

This worked great! I replaced both the F antenna and the GPS antenna and now my GPS is working again! Thank you!

Eddie - Antwoord

Had no GPS signal, reduced wifi and sporadic bluetooth. Changed only the f-cable (see link:, and now it is all working great.

Tomas Ottemo - Antwoord

Worked a treat! Thanks

Chris Soames - Antwoord

Perfect to change wifi, GPS and bluetooth antenna module... everything work great again :)

Serpieri - Antwoord

Hi everyone, I bought a used iphone and it has an IMEI block so I would like to change the motherboard in order to have it back again to the life. Is it posible to do it? if so, how to decide what MB to buy? if I change the MB it will have a different IMEI?

Aleandro - Antwoord

Where i can buy this one? I need a logic board. Thanks for you help

Ivan martinez - Antwoord

My iphone 6 display keeps freezing and sometimes i can hard reboot to get it to work other times just push on it the right way and it will work..... it is getting more and more difficult.... i have been told the logic board is the issue? Does that seem correct to you?

missclee33 - Antwoord

I'm having the same problem. I'm going to give this a try next week.

Good luck.

elli -

I recently dropped my phone and shattered the screen but got it repaired. But I noticed that my screen is sort of an off-white color and my brother said that's because my motherboard took most of the damage when I dropped my phone. But he says that I can't repair the motherboard.

Taylor McGullam - Antwoord

Hi guys,

Two months ago I connected my iphone 6 plus to a cheap charger. The charger blown up. I disconnected the iphone from it. The iphone doesn't work at all. I took it to 3 maintenance shops in my town. They said that the all of the circuits are burnt and they can't fix it.

Is there a way to fix it?

A7mdd - Antwoord

Same thing happenes with me. Did you find any solution?

Gurinder Kaur -

any way to replace RF signal receiver IC? everything works except no cell RF signal. The phone keeps searching.

Narayan Shrestha - Antwoord

Did you ever figure out how to resolve no cell service issue?

Josh Resch -

I recently connected my IPhone to an audio jack in a sound system so I could play a song from the phone for a funeral. The audio jack must have fried the phone. :-( I took it to a local repair and they said the motherboard is damaged. All I want to do is salvage pictures and notes. Can I salvage those by replacing the motherboard?

Amy - Antwoord

Well you could have them transfer the memory card to the new board but it cost some money and it tedious work

jonathanwarford65 -

Out of no where, my almost-2-year old iPhone 6 was suffering from very weak wifi, very week bluetooth, and the GPS became out of whack and unusable.

Super thanks to ifixit and their guide for replacing the wifi flex cable! It worked for me and my phone is like new again.

Important note: Be sure to have a screwdriver made for the 'stand off' screw (step 36). The first time I attempted this repair I got to that step and got stuck. A regular flathead screwdriver would not work for me. I had to reassemble my phone, order a special screwdriver for that screw, wait a week for it to arrive, and then attempt this repair again.

Second time was a charm. Got through the steps much faster than the first time, swapped the antenna with a new one, put it all back together... and ta-da! Full strength wifi and bluetooth back again, as well as fully functional GPS. Thank you to whoever put this guide together!

paulflicker - Antwoord

where to buy the logic board

zivad v - Antwoord

Thank you for this fantastic write up! Worked perfectly. I have a 128gb iPhone 6 and both my navigation, and bluetooth were not working properly. Navigation would be inaccurate to about 300 feet, and wouldn't reroute, both of which rendered it not useful, ever. The bluetooth would only work within a VERY short distance. As in, if it was in my pants pocket that I was wearing, it would often glitch. Also annoying. Some google searches showed that changing the logic board antenna flex cable, solves the problem. Ordered my flex cable from iFixit, and Sure enough, it worked!!! Perfect Nav, and so far no issues with bluetooth. BIG WIN for the internet and ability to search, and find companies like iFixit providing tutorials!!! Thank you!

JME - Antwoord

Wow! Thank you!!

Gideon Twum - Antwoord

My first time ever opening an iPhone and yet this went very smoothly. Wifi was weak and GPS was altogether unable to locate me but I replaced the antenna with this guide and it's right back to operating as it should. Thank you thank you!!!!

stephanieyasuda - Antwoord

do anyone knows if we change the mother board if the icloud lock will be removed??


New logic board means new phone. Just make sure the board is not iCloud locked

richard -

Great step-by-step! Only had 1 issue, screwdriver says Phillips #00, but I had to use Phillips #000 on three of the screws. Used to replace GPS antenna and antenna cable. This allowed me to fix my issue of weakened Wifi reception and very degraded GPS reception.

James Wray - Antwoord

I just wanted to say THANK YOU for the GREAT step-by-step instruction!!! Some of the best I've ever seen. I replaced my antennae flex cable which solved my Bluetooth and GPS issues.

alex - Antwoord

do you have iphone 6 logic board in stock??

baratsha - Antwoord

Dose replacing the logic board on the iPhone 6 factory reset it or will my iCloud passwords and iTunes still be on the phone? Also will i have to buy a specific logic board for my phone?

Juan Guerra - Antwoord

I have lost all cell service. It either says no service or searching. The connectivity pad on the flex antenna melted and moved and i moved it back. I was able to hit the back of my phone with my hand and it would get service for a little while. Now it just only works on wifi. Any suggestions on what it could be? Does the top flex antenna have anything to do with cell service?

jasonfree - Antwoord

Jason, Did you ever figure out how to resolve the lack of cell service issue? I have a phone with working wifi and Bluetooth but the cellular service became spotty and now says “Searching” or “No Service”

Josh Resch -

I believe the cell antenna is part of the lightning jack and headphone assembly. At least that’s what it says on the part page: iPhone 6 Lightning Connector and Headphone Jack

Important: to do that repair, you need the special conductive adhesive, which doesn’t seem to be included with this part, so make sure to order that also. iPhone 6 Lightning Connector Cable Conductive Adhesive

Christian Holz -

Correction, looking at one of the product images again, it actually looks like that special adhesive is preinstalled on the part.

Christian Holz -

Excellent guide. I've just used this to change the F-cable from the motherboard and restore the GPS and Wifi signals in my iphone 6 128 GB. Thanks.

Bruno - Antwoord

Great instructions - I've just fixed two iPhone 6 by changing the F-Cable. GPS, Bluetooth and Wifi back to normal.

Sam Finding - Antwoord

ok so my iphone 6 packed up while travelling in Mongolia, will not power on, I'm thinking I may try replacing the battery first but any suggestions which bits to try next if that doesn't work?

Lynn Dixon - Antwoord

Hello, my iphone 6 long screw is completely pulled off and now my lcd and backlight wont work are you able to fix that? the screw hole is pulled out accidently.

vicitel - Antwoord

Hello, I have broken iPhon lacks grounding bracket Remove from iPhonu.- STEP 30 has an effect on performance?

Y3S - Antwoord

My phone doesn't turn on anymore!! What do I do now? The instructions were really good buT now my phone doesn't turn on. I thought maybe the screen just didn't connect properly so I tried calling it to see if it would vibrate but it didn't. I can't locate it either. And, when I send an iMessage to it, it doesn't show as delivered. So I'm very included to believe the phone just doesn't turn on anymore.

ambrish patel - Antwoord

Don't panic! If your phone is completely dead, it is very possible that the battery isn't connected. Check the connector in step 12 to ensure that you correctly replaced this connector. If this connector didn't seat correctly, then the phone will be completely dead. Let us know if this fixes it! If not we can continue to troubleshoot.

Scott Havard -

I followed all the instructions listed to replace the faulty antenna. Everything went great with that repair: my wifi/gps/bluetooth issues were solved! However, I lost audio through the earpiece (I can still use the speaker) and the forward facing camera went off. After trying to disconnect and reconnect the connections before you remove the screen entirely, but the issue persists. Could someone please help? I'm clearly missing something.

Becca - Antwoord

Becca, given the description of your problem it definitely sounds like one of those connectors still isn't sitting properly. As long as you were gentle through the steps, it is unlikely that any connector is broken. As long as this is true, it is just a matter of you going in and making sure that the press connectors are all secured in their spots. I always struggle getting these cables connected, so I wouldn't be surprised if if takes you a couple tries to get everything connected properly.

Scott Havard -

I was able to switch my 16gb motherboard to a 64gb motherboard everything works except my Touch ID won't work any suggest on what I can do

barakatmarket - Antwoord

Unfortunately, that's normal—each iPhone's logic board and Touch ID fingerprint sensor are paired at the factory, so replacing the logic board will disable Touch ID unless you also install a replacement home button that has been properly paired to your new logic board.

Jeff Suovanen -

I have 2 iphone 6’s. One 16gb, the other 128gb but the housing is fairly banged up and both cameras get lines through them. If I transfer the logic board and touch id from one to the other will the touch id still work?

Jackie Mitch -


Is it a fact that in every case of changing the Logic Board Antenna Flex Cable the touch ID doesn't work anymore?

Thanks! :)

Vladimir Domiciano - Antwoord

So at exactly what point in the guide do we replace the antenna flex cable?

Jake Kane - Antwoord

once you have the mother board out, flip it around and swap it out, but be careful, these connectors are very fragile and make sure not to damage the connectors

Sam B -

Hey can you add steps to putting things back together

jonathanwarford65 - Antwoord

Thank you so very much, I am so grateful to have stumbled across your great site. I used your iPhone 6 Plus tear down to remove a broken piece of charging cable tip that was wedged in the charging port, what a relief when I was able to remove it by removing the port. Thank you for all the hard work that went into this site.

W. Pete Pedersen - Antwoord

i was doing a flex cable replacement, and i followed all the steps. i was scared that i messed up the motherboard cause of the screw configuration, but when i connect the battery i get put into the apple logo bootup cycle, it never boots up but the screen is fine. did i mess up somewhere else or what?

Sam B - Antwoord

So glad I stumbled across this. I almost went out and bought a new phone since the gps was always inaccurate. $20 and 2 hours later my gps is working accurately again. Like people have said before I recommend taping the screws down with the layout on a piece of paper. Also, in my case this video on youtube was very help: He has other videos that could also be helpful for this.

M adfj - Antwoord

Can I download the guide to PDF

Danny Hoang - Antwoord

Hey Danny!

At the top right of the page there is an Options tab. If you click on this tab, there is the option to Download PDF. This should output the guide in PDF format.

Scott Havard -

i dropped my 6 in collard green and now it wont turn on, i need help :(

Kevon Foster - Antwoord

Is the logic board the component that is making my phone act screwy? Also if I replace the logic board will I still Ben able to use on sprint network? Or is there anything I have to do to activate?

billehlert - Antwoord

Fantastic guide :-D

Thanks very much !!

Tahir Khan - Antwoord

Hi can u buy the centre screw on thevmetal cover over logic board? My light keeps dimmimg and asume its because this screw is gone? Have new proximity sensor so we nowcit isnt that? Any help appreciated. Iphone 6

snksp2003 - Antwoord

I have an iphone 5s with an unexpected icloud which occurred yesterday by resetting my iPhone...i went to a repairer and he said there was no way to remove the icloud unless I changed the mother board... I want to ask if it wont affect my iPhone in any way or it will and how??

portia ansah - Antwoord

Wow amazing, I just replaced the the flex cable on my IPhone 6. It took a while because it was the first time I ever fixed any electronics. But this guide was the best. I followed the instruction and I did it. My phone can now use WAZE and Pokemon Go. I am so excited thank you for the help.

William Trozera - Antwoord

Great guide. I used this to transfer my logic board to my brother's phone so I could recover the data from my utterly destroyed phone.

SirTickleTots - Antwoord

IPhone 6 is closed phone is not open

Sufiyan - Antwoord

Hi my phone iphone 6 kept showing apple then going off but it had been dropped before and tinted back. So I replaced the back by taking motherboard out but it saying restore in iTunes but comes up with error 56 what you think thanks

Lee Winnington - Antwoord

Replaced the antenna flex board by following this guide. I bought the part ( )with the tools and it took about an hour to complete. I stuck all the screws to a sheet of paper with tape in the order I took them out. That helped a lot! Now, GPS and Bluetooth are both working well. Something that hasn't been the case since I got the phone from Craigslist. Thanks for an excellent resource.

Graeme Finlayson - Antwoord

thanks for this... used guide to replace antenna flex board and restore GPS and Wi-Fi connectivity

gareth - Antwoord

It should be noted this is no 5 minute job but is easy for an experienced technician to do. Can anyone link me to solder and flux suitable for repairs.

Chris Harriman - Antwoord

This was great. used guide to replace antenna flex board and restore GPS and Wi-Fi connectivity. Repair cost me $3. The apple store would not fix the phone. They said trade it in plus $300 and they will give me a new version of the same phone.

Mark - Antwoord

I swapped out my iPhone 6 Wifi Antenna Flex Cable and followed these instructions meticulously. Only took an hour and it fixed my wifi + blutooth issues. Thanks :)

monkyfart13 - Antwoord

Hola! Puedo remplazar la placa lógica de un iPhone con display dañado y estética del celular de 6 a otro que parece nuevo?

mabiitats - Antwoord

GOOD JOB, it's very wonderful, I did these step to repair my iphone 6, then it repair back well. Thanks for you very much. The phone repair tools are very important and professional, I buy some tool at internet tools shop.

Xiong Julie - Antwoord

Bonjour, j'ai un iPhone 6s carte mère hs et je voulais savoir si il était possible de changer par une carte mère d'un iPhone 6 ou ca ne fonctionnerait pas ? Cordialement

Leo polo - Antwoord

Thanks to the guide and parts, I replaced my GPS antenna flat cable and battery. GPS at first does not seem to work yet. But once I Step outside and after quite a bit if time maybe 5 minutes, the signal caught up, it seemed to be fine. Even if it did not fix fully, it is way better than the complete loss of GPS.

No issues on Wifi and Bluetooth.

Anand Parthasarathy - Antwoord

I have problem with my iphone 6s 64gb, i bought it last year in february. I remembered the battery was full when i left the house, couple of hours i heard notifications coming in then when i was about to check the display screen turned black and i tried to turn it on but it wont start. I tried to press the home and power button for 20secs but still it wont turn on, i even connected it to the itunes on my laptop and it's not been detected. I tried to charge for an hour and still no sign of apple or battery. I brought for repair then the person who tried to fix my phone said the battery is still fine, the AC adapter and memory too, he mentioned about motherboard, is this problem possible to do with the motherboard? I have never overcharged my phone from night til morning and it never fell or cracks. I just dont know the problem if any of you know please do share. It just shut down without my consciousness.

Zainab - Antwoord

I have a locked iPhone 6 & an old one but I want to transfer the logic board to the locked one because the body is new, will it work or give me any trouble??

Elvis - Antwoord

Absolutely fabulous instructions! It took me 2 hours to replace the wifi antenna on the back of the logic board, and required a great degree of patience, but it was well worth it! So satisfying to be able to do this myself. And it probably saved me a couple of hundred bucks, compared to paying someone to do it. Just take it slowly, and keep each little screw numbered!

Lars Andersson - Antwoord

Does the logic board stores memory? I want to know if everything will be lost if i replace my damaged one

Devastation !! - Antwoord

how much is the repair of mother board for iphone 6s

Chesteran Carpio - Antwoord

Hi, I am using 6 64 GB and it’s damaged very badly(screen and panel). Now my question is, can I change only mother board to another iphone 6. Actually I got on offer from one small shop for Iphone 6 theft mobile for 5k. So I can buy that and I can replace my Iphone 6 mother board to that iphone 6 by removing only mother board. I tried to repair it, but it’s too expensive. So please suggest me.

chanakya chowdari - Antwoord

I have a iPhone 6 with dead logic board .but when I searched for new logic board in net .it is available.but it says that I must remove something from old board and fit into new board .and also does not contain chips and new board ..,I don't understand anything .somebody pls.ssssssss.helppppppp

amal m.c - Antwoord

might be u have change touchpad with it

green_destiny200 -

iphone 6 has icloud lock if i change motherboard of another iphone 6 and it doesn't have icloud lock then what is the chance of working does have change touchpad with it and can we put iphone 6s motherboard in iphone6 does it work

green_destiny200 - Antwoord

im mani my phone6 is iTunes problem icloud looked how to solution pls pls pls

mani - Antwoord

My phone took a hard impact , was working with the top of the screen popped out, I pushed it back into place , and phone cut out and screen black , now even plugged in , nothing it’s completely dead , there’s gotta be a way to retrieve all my pics , I have two phones now with over 4200 pics 0f my kids for the past 5 years , all gone , if there’s a way to get these pics please let me know.

Senorita Guylaine - Antwoord

Should be able to plug it in to any Mac or PC and transfer the pics over USB, as long as there’s no damage to the port or the main board (unlikely unless you dropped it from very, very high up).

Jeff Suovanen -

Tried , port I’m guessing doesn’t work , pc or Mac doesn’t recognize it’s plugged in , no signal of any kind , my bf wants to try a pull the logic board and insert it into a working phone , but was hoping for a different solution :(

Senorita Guylaine - Antwoord

Hi sir I'm balaji indrale

My iPhone 6mother board is dead so what can I do??

Akshay Raut - Antwoord

I used this article to replace my wifi flex cable and this was an excellent guide for me as this is the first time i did something like this.

Dushani Radika - Antwoord

I crushed my iphone 6 screen bt it was working , so I stopped using it for a while. I used a samsung charger head for it and it won't turn on so I opened it and I can see the light inside the screen on but there is no display. What's wrong??

sino3b - Antwoord

So this might be off the topic. I replace my LCD Display+Touch Screen Digitizer with a new one because the I had damage the original one. The repair want great until I turned the phone on. Nothing happened. The phone could still charge and still be recognized from Itunes when I connect it to my computer. Question is, could it be a logic board issues now???

Daniel Jenkins - Antwoord

Extremely wonderful tutorial. I was able to replace a logic board of my iPhone 6 without any issues. Touch ID and every thing work fine. Great work I fix it

richard - Antwoord

How did you get the Touch ID working with a new logic board?

Mitch Blank -

I accidentally drop my Iphone 6 at the water. I immediately bring it up, at first it's okay suddenly a few seconds the Lcd becomes rainbow and it turns out a black one. No vibration what should I do? And what is the problem of it. Right now It's still unresponsive

Eloiza Callos - Antwoord

same problems, i checked it out later all technicians said motherboard died. i always believe there is a solution.

G ossef -

My earpiece doesn’t work on the original display and I am using a different one and the same results. I was thinking it was a motherboard but anyone have any ideas? I have no idea if I get an email of a response and the cable isn’t tore the contacts are clean idk my problem

MC4 gammer - Antwoord

Como saber si mi tarjeta logica se daño, se encuentra ligeramente doblada…

Cabo IP - Antwoord

My iPhone 6 won’t read a sim card at all. I cleaned it and it still won’t do anything. Any solutions?

Caleb Fontanini - Antwoord

Thanks so much for your guide, I had two iPhone 6, one had the motherboard damaged and the other had the screen shattered and no cellular connectivity at all. Thanks to you now I have one fully functional (minus the touch ID but maybe I’ll deal with that later).

sebastien - Antwoord

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