Use this guide to bring life back to your iPhone 6 Plus with a new battery. If your battery is swollen, take appropriate precautions.

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

For optimal performance, calibrate your newly installed battery: Drain battery below 10%, then charge uninterrupted to 100%.

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

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

    • Power off your iPhone before beginning disassembly.

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

    I prefer to remove the SIM card as the very first step since it's safer to do so while the phone is fully assembled.

    estebanfallasf - Antwoord

    I stripped one of the two screws - at a dead stop.

    Margaret Patterson - Antwoord

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    • Hold onto your iPhone securely and close the handle of the iSclack to separate the suction cups, pulling the front panel up from the rear case.

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

    • Peel the two suction cups off your iPhone.

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

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

    Herbert - Antwoord

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

    Michael Wallace -

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

    johnoconna -

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

    Tracey -

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

    Abigail Cherry - Antwoord

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

    Mike - 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.

    Avec la ventouse, l’ouverture est brutale, tout s’est déclipsé d’un seul coup. Faire attention.

    Paul Briffaut - Antwoord

    English Please!

    tom mozeleski -

    With the sucker, the opening is brutal, everything was cleared at once. Pay attention. (Paul’s comment translated by Google)

    Steve Schlotter - 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 attaching the front panel assembly to the rear case, so you may need to use a combination of the suction cup and plastic opening tool to free the front panel assembly.

    Be extra careful here. If you don’t take your time, your front panel may jerk back on you, causing you to overextend and break the front camera/mic flex cable; happened to me. Slowly peel back the front panel, opening it no more than 90º.

    Thomas - Antwoord

    watch out for the left side of the phone the adhesive bunches up around the inner clips, i didn’t realize it and the upper left of my screen cracked pretty bad. But this guide is awesome follow every direction to the letter

    Aaron Fitzpatrick - Antwoord

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

    • Remove the suction cup from the display assembly.

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

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

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

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

    Be careful If we leave the screen connected and set it to 90 degrees, the speaker / sensor flex may break. With an opening of 60 degrees it is convenient to completely disconnect the screen. The headset's flex is short, and if we put it at 90º, it can break. Guiding me from the images of iFixit, I have broken two cables.


    Cuidado. Si dejamos la pantalla conectada y lo ponemos a 90 grados, el flex del altavoz/sensor puede romperse. Con una abertura de 60 grados es conveniente desconectar enteramente la pantalla. El flex del auricular es corto, y si lo ponemos en 90º , se puede romper. Guiándome de las imágenes de iFixit, se me han roto dos cables.

    txaukos - Antwoord

    At 60º the display will block access to all the screws and the phone would be practically unserviceable, so I’m having trouble making sense of this comment. The cables on a factory original display are pretty tough and designed with enough slack that a 90º angle is no problem. Same with any decent aftermarket display.

    Jeff Suovanen - Antwoord

    If you look at the enlarged image, you can see how the flex cable from the camera / speaker is in tension. This is my opinion. Sorry for my bad English

    Si usted se fija en la imagen ampliada, puede ver cómo el flex cable de la cámara/altavoz está en tensión. Esta es mi opinión.

    Perdón por mi mal inglés

    txaukos - Antwoord

    • Several clips along the top edge of the front panel form a partial hinge, allowing the front panel assembly to swing open like a book.

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

    I would recommend protecting the screen once the display is free and the suction cup has been removed. This will help avoid any possibility of accidental scratching of the display crystal while the remaining steps are being performed. I used an inexpensive screen protector then removed it after reassembling and testing are complete.

    anthonyspampinato - Antwoord

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

      • One 2.3 mm screw

      • One 3.1 mm screw

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

    Michael Adams - Antwoord

    Thank you :)

    Daniel Benet - Antwoord

    The screw circled in red won't come out and I'm using a 1.2 screw driver

    Sierra - Antwoord

    I had difficulty removing the 3.1mm (iPhone 6 Plus / Phillips #000); had to give it significant downward pressure to get it started.

    Allen Matheson - Antwoord

    stripped the 2.3mm screw attempting to remove, had to use excessive force to successfully remove

    Matthew Gao - Antwoord

    The Phillips bits provided in the kit would not engage the Phillips heads enough to loosen them. Luckily I had my own small screwdriver set that worked like a charm.

    David Davis - Antwoord

    Same issue. Could not remove the screw. Dead in the water.

    Tiffany - Antwoord

    • Remove the metal battery connector bracket from the iPhone.

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

    dwtan - Antwoord

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

    Evan Noronha -

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

    Al Taylor - Antwoord

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    • Use a clean fingernail or the edge of an opening tool to gently pry the battery connector up from its socket on the logic board.

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

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

    Michael Adams - Antwoord

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

    Al Taylor - Antwoord

    J’ai pris une loupe pour bien observer l’endroit où placer l’outil.

    Paul Briffaut - Antwoord

    Magnification is key for many tasks and this is certainly one.

    Kenneth Gilbert - Antwoord

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

      • Three 1.2 mm screws

      • One 1.5 mm screw

      • One 2.9 mm screw

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

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

    Herbert - Antwoord

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

    cscarlson47shop - Antwoord

    I have done the exact same thing. Created a sheet where each screw goes.

    Chris Murphy -

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

    garth libhart - Antwoord

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

    oscar -

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

    hhandh - Antwoord

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

    Dany Castillo - Antwoord

    That's what I was thinking.

    The Wizard - Antwoord

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

    mark - Antwoord

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

    Patric - Antwoord

    which screws are which sizes cause i ordered new ones and cant figure it out

    MONsterHEIT - Antwoord

    I also did not see the need to remove the display assembly for this repair. However I did place a can of corn against the vertically positioned display and then secured the display to the can with a rubber band.

    whiteshephard - Antwoord

    I recommend removing the display assembly, I didn’t and somehow damaged the home button cable. At least remove the cover to ease the tension on the cables.

    Steve Schlotter - Antwoord

    I played around with different screwdrivers to get certain screws out. I made sure I wasn’t applying heavy pressure so I wouldn’t strip the head. Apple is crazy for doing this to us lol.

    Anyways invest in a magnetized mat to organize your screws. It was really difficult to keep things organized and still, especially with these tiny screws…

    Jeffrey Robinos - Antwoord

    what happens if i forgot to put the ribbon cable shield back on? the phone is now working but i forgot to put the shield back on and i am missing 2 screws. can i leave the shield off?

    Fred ticoman. - Antwoord

    @ticoman12 It’ll work without the shield, but the connectors may pop out unexpectedly.

    Jeff Suovanen -

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

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

    • While still supporting the front panel, use a fingernail or the edge of an opening tool to disconnect the front-facing camera and earpiece speaker connector.

    Why does the screen need to come off?

    Sterling Coffey (N0SSC) - Antwoord

    Because the cables are delicate, and following steps are easier if phone halves are not flopping around together, especially for amateurs.

    Matthew Goheen - Antwoord

    • Disconnect the home button cable connector.

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

    • Use a plastic opening tool to disconnect the display data cable connector.

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

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

    Gianni - Antwoord

    how did you disconnect and reconnect the battery?

    Teresa Trevino - Antwoord

    If you’ve been following the guide, you already disconnected it in this step. To reconnect it, just line up the connector and press it into place.

    Jeff Suovanen -

    • Finally, disconnect the digitizer cable connector.

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

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

    cscarlson47shop - Antwoord

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

    cscarlson47shop - Antwoord

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

    mattmay002 -

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

    Karen Jones - Antwoord

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

    Henry A -

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

    ChiangFeng - Antwoord

    To ++mattmay002++  Did you power cycle the phone? Check out the comments on the previous step for a how to.

    Robert Liles - Antwoord

    I had issues with it too. When connecting this cable, make sure to rock finger side to side after connecting. It’s a wide connector so try to listen for 2 clicks on this one connector. That’s how I fixed mine

    Albert Einstein - Antwoord

    Re-attaching this cable is the only tricky part to replacing the battery on my 6+. It had a bow on the middle that I had to flatten out before pressing the connector on with finger first on one edge and then on the other. I had white tire tracks on the screen and no touch screen until I connected it correctly. The front has to rest in just the right place on the back while attaching this thing so the cables aren’t strained the front doesn’t fall down. Small fingers would be a plus at this step.

    richard - Antwoord

    Reseating these connectors on reassembly is definitely the most difficult part of this repair. It took me several attempts before the lowermost connector would seat properly and I did accidentally bend it slightly in the process. Fortunately I was able to get it straight again and get it to click in. The other three went in fine though and no lasting damage seems to have been done.

    Andy Gibbons - Antwoord

    Another thing - These cables can become overlapped in the wrong way and make you think they are in a different order than they should be. Eg. it’s easy to mix up the ones from step 15 and 17. You can actually unravel the cables and re-layer them on top of each other in any order, so remember this! They look like they’re one solid mass but they’re not.

    domarius - Antwoord

    • Remove the front panel assembly from the rear case.

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

    Marvin Ballard - Antwoord

    How do you disconnect the battery from the screen?

    Shamil Bhatti -

    The Step 11 disconnects the battery :)

    jeffxtechs - Antwoord

    I think you mean Step 8 :)

    Jeff Suovanen -

    How do you disconnect the battery

    I tried it once and

    Brian - Antwoord

    And what? I tried it once and here’s a million dollars?

    Oh I get it… they got him! :(

    domarius -

    When disassembling the iphone at this point note the cables, and there placement/orientation.

    GERARD SZAREK - Antwoord

    • Peel back the first battery adhesive tab from the bottom right edge of the battery.

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

    Ça été pour moi la partie la plus difficile du démontage de l’iPhone, j’ai cassé les 2 bandes parce que je ne me suis pas bien appliqué pour les décoller avec la pince. Pour m’en sortir,. j’ai tordu la batterie avec les outils de manière à faire apparaître les bandes adhésives pour les enlever sans problème.

    Paul Briffaut - Antwoord

    Translation from Google:

    It was for me the most difficult part of the disassembly of the iPhone, I broke the two bands because I did not apply well to take off with the clamp. To get out of it ,. I twisted the battery with the tools so that the adhesive strips appeared to remove them without any problem.

    Ken - Antwoord

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

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

    • Continue pulling, allowing the strip to slowly slip out from between the battery and the rear case. When you feel increased resistance from the strip, stop pulling and continue with the next step.

    • If the battery adhesive tabs break during the removal process, use your fingers or blunt tweezers to retrieve the remaining length of adhesive, and continue pulling.

      • If any of the adhesive strips break underneath the battery and cannot be retrieved, try to remove the remaining strips, and then proceed as instructed below.

    I found this much easier than when I did it on a 5S. Not sure if the adhesive strips are different, but I also left the phone on a radiator for a few minutes to help warm the glue. All three then pulled straight out of the phone in one go.

    James - Antwoord

    I set my phone on a microfiber cloth on a plate that I had warmed (warm to the touch and that I could hold with my bare hands) in the microwave prior to this step. All 3 strips came off from the bottom and without any trouble.

    armitagd - Antwoord

    Excellent tip, thanks.

    vanshdx10 - Antwoord

    absolutely impossible unless you heat it. Thank You armitagd, that did the trick.

    chris - Antwoord

    • When you feel increased resistance from the adhesive strip, pull it gently around the lower right corner of the battery.

    • Avoid snagging the adhesive strip on the corner of the battery or the strip may tear or break.

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    • Continue pulling the adhesive tab upward and away from the right edge of the battery, allowing it to slowly slide out from between the battery and the rear case, until the strip comes free from the iPhone.

    • Don't allow the adhesive strip to snag on the battery connector, or it may tear or break off.

    I was able to pull the strip all the way out from the bottom instead of working my way to the right edge. I never felt an increase in the resistance on the strip that would lead me to believe I needed to work towards the right edge.

    whiteshephard - Antwoord

    • Peel back the second battery adhesive tab from the bottom left edge of the battery.

    • Again, gently pull the battery adhesive tab upward and away from the battery, allowing the adhesive strip to slowly slide out from between the battery and the rear case.

    • Continue pulling the adhesive tab until you feel increased resistance, and then stop.

    This strip broke almost immediately with the first pull. I changed the battery on two iPhone 6 Plus’s. Impossible for me to retrieve broken ends. I moved on to the middle strip with no issue. I then used the blue opening tool to pry the battery up along the lower right edge of the battery (BE CAREFUL!). Once the battery is leveraged up enough to put the tip of the tweezers on the broken strip, grab a piece of the strip and pull it to a point where the removal process can continue as prescribed.

    whiteshephard - Antwoord

    • When you feel increased resistance from the adhesive strip, pull it gently around the lower left corner of the battery.

    • Don't allow the adhesive strip to snag on the corner of the battery, or it may tear or break off.

    • Continue pulling the adhesive tab upward and away from the left edge of the battery, allowing it to slowly slide out from between the battery and the rear case, until the strip comes free from the iPhone.

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    • Peel back the final battery adhesive tab from the bottom edge of the battery.

    • Gently pull the battery adhesive tab upward and away from the battery, allowing the adhesive strip to slowly slide out from between the battery and the rear case.

    • Continue pulling until the final strip comes free from the iPhone.

      • If you removed all three adhesive strips successfully, skip over the next two steps.

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

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    • If any of the adhesive strips broke off and the battery remains stuck to the rear case, prepare an iOpener or use a hair dryer to heat the rear case directly behind the battery.

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    • Flip the iPhone back over and insert a plastic card between the left side of the battery and the rear case.

      • Don't pry under the topmost section of the battery, near the volume up button and mute switch, or you may damage the audio controls cable, which is adhered to the rear case just beneath the battery.

      • Do not pry against the logic board, or you may permanently damage your iPhone.

    • Be careful to keep the card as flat as possible to avoid bending the battery, which may damage it and cause it to release dangerous chemicals.

    • Press the card in farther to break up the adhesive behind the battery.

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

    • Thread the floss or string underneath one end of the battery and pull side to side in a sawing motion to separate the adhesive.

    Hat leider alles nicht geklappt! Musste mit einer Karte und einer Seite sehr lange fummeln und da sich die Folie vom Akku zu sehr mit dem gehäuse verbunden hat. Dadurch hat sie sich gelöst und durch das erwärmen leider auch nicht wirklich besser.

    Jess Sass - Antwoord

    Translation from Google:

    Unfortunately, everything did not work out! Had to fumble with a card and a page for a long time and because the film from the battery has too much connected to the housing. As a result, she has solved and by warming unfortunately not really better.

    Ken -

    This step was very difficult as the adhesive strips snapped on me and I had to use a card to make the strips come out by siding the plastic card on the strips as thought I was trying to cut a very thin slice of cheese. (NOTE: DO NOT USE ANYTHING METAL when attempting this method) I actually tried using a metal spudger while trying to remove the adhesive strips and punctured the old battery slightly enough to cause smoke.

    Bryan - Antwoord

    iBreak-it: caught the wifi antenna connector when using a guitar string to work the extremely stubborn battery adhesive strips off. Now I need a new wifi antenna. What next?

    Dale Williams - Antwoord

    • Remove the battery from the iPhone.

    • If your replacement battery came in a plastic sleeve, remove the sleeve before installation by pulling it away from the the ribbon cable.

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

    • Perform a hard reset after reassembly. This can prevent several issues and simplify troubleshooting.

    can we put the iphone 6 plus battery into the iPhone 6s Plus?

    Ishtiaque Haider - Antwoord

    Once again, ifixit comes through! I bought the battery and the repair kit and the new battery installed and charging. My only hitch was that the three adhesive strips all broke when I pulled on them. I had to heat the bottom of the phone to separate the battery. It was a small moment of panic, but it just required a bit more patience. Thanks for all you do!

    jamesg - Antwoord

    Any chance this guide can be restored: - “When installing the battery, refer to this guideto replace your battery's adhesive strips.” as it comes up a 404 page not found

    philbjh - Antwoord

    Try this link. Not sure what happened there… Looks like a bug! We’ll get it sorted out.

    Jeff Suovanen -

    Awesome procedure! Thanks. iPhone 6plus working great. Make sure you have quality tools. Thanks again.

    Leo Lambert - Antwoord

    The replacement battery didn’t come with new adhesive strips. Don’t know why.

    Jon Kamke - Antwoord


Compare your new replacement part to the original part—you may need to transfer remaining components or remove adhesive backings from the new part before installing.

To reassemble your device, follow the above steps in reverse order.

Take your e-waste to an R2 or e-Stewards certified recycler.

Repair didn’t go as planned? Check out our Answers community for troubleshooting help.

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good instructions, i did the battery replacement successfully with a battery from Flashtechllc.

William - Antwoord

very good instructions, i did the battery replacement!

kmsit - Antwoord

Excellent instructions, finally i did it myself, THANK YOU VERY MUCH

exganza - Antwoord

As always your guides are great. Replaced battery using iFixit tools and had a very painless experience.

jdlake - Antwoord

Battery replacement was successful. Messed up with screen connection. Now I'll have to bring it to Apple for adjusting the screen thing...

guodonghu - Antwoord

Awesome directions and battery replacement. I feel like I have a new phone. Maybe I won't upgrade to a 7 Plus.

John Karpinski - Antwoord

Excellent job! The instructions were very detailed and illustrated. Very helpful to anybody new to iPhone 6.

Sadot Rioslugo - Antwoord

did it exactly and my phone doesn't come back on.

Dennis Schall - Antwoord

Nearly had a heart attack. Got the battery out out back everything together and my screen had lines in it and only half the screen worked. Eventually did some research and made sure that the cables for the screen were pushed in properly and it worked. Not a bad guide but just have to be careful with reattaching the screen. Everything else is easy especially if you don't mess up the adhesive strips.

ieswk - Antwoord

great guide! was able to replace the batteries on my phone :) feels great! my only hitch was i tore the adhesive strips when taking them out but i managed to get the battery out with a combination of hairdryer to warm up the back of phone and using plastic cards and spudger thing to slowly pull it out. if i did it again i would probably use the hair dryer anyway to warm it up for like 20secs at a time and pull the tabs with even pressure (not too hard) and just be patient as it slowly peels off :)

thuaners - Antwoord

Great guide. The phone I was working on was a refurb unit supplied by AT&T and the adhesive on the battery was more like glue. No tabs. Took heat, the card, and patience to get it out.

Larry Herrmann - Antwoord

I have a question, My battery drains quickly for my IPhone 6s plus, and I want to buy a battery. does it make a difference? Will it last longer?

Albert - Antwoord

Yes. Replacing the battery should fix this issue. If you have a iPhone 6s, you should follow this guide: iPhone 6s Battery Replacement

Evan Noronha -

Use the "Battery Life" app on the App Store to check battery health (current capacity, cycles etc). A new battery will make a difference. Disclaimer: not affiliated with app, just user.

Sarantos K - Antwoord

Had a weird screen problem with just lines upon first re-assembly.

After several attempts the bottom most screen connector wasn't fully snapped into place.

Works great now.

fguyinc - Antwoord

Terrific instructions and photos! Guides like this make doing the repairs so much easier. Thank you.

Paul McAllister - Antwoord

Excellent instructions. Successful replacement !!!!

Pablo - Antwoord

Thanks for the great instructions! It's a kind of nerve-wracking repair given how small the screws are and how fragile all the connectors seem to be, but everything went smoothly. Woo!

Seppo Helava - Antwoord

Hey iFixit got my kit today and it went pretty easy. I did notice in the step by step when you follow the instructions using the iSclack if you click the "Skip to step 7" link it takes you to step 7 in the display replacement instructions. I noticed it pretty quickly when it started to have me remove the home button, but I could see it causing someone some trouble.

Other than that it went great.

yoodie2 - Antwoord

Thanks for the tip! That step was being used in multiple guides, so the links got a little jumbled. I deleted the links to avoid confusion. Cheers!

Jeff Suovanen -

Only one glue strip came off the way it should have. It was a pain trying to get the old battery out, but I finally got it following the on here on I also lost my grip on the screen shooing my cat away and screwed up the front facing camera/earpiece cable. I have a new one on order but should be fairly easy to replace. Great instructions, but smaller hands would be a plus when working on these. Smallest screws I have ever seen. Don't let my comments discourage you from attempting to fix your own phone. These are great instructions and the parts they sell here seem to be first rate.

Mark Weir - Antwoord

Awesome instructions, thanks! The adhesive strips are super tricky. I got 2 out of the 3, and had to use a hairdryer + plastic card for the third. I found it was easiest to keep the hairdryer blowing on it from the rear while I broke up the adhesive with a plastic card. At any rate, thanks for the help!

Sean McRoskey - Antwoord

I have a question. My iPhone 6+ doesn't like the cold. It can be 100% charged and in 10 minutes of no use it shuts off due to low battery. If I keep it warm it lasts for a while. Is this a battery issue?

Kelly McLaughlin - Antwoord

Does the low battery appear during normal temperatures? If it does, then its the battery. If not, then it might be something else. You can try going to the apple store and do the genius bar appointment saying my batteries been acting weird. It doesn't matter if your under warranty or not, they'll say whats wrong and ask if you want to pay their overpriced fix but say no thank you and follow from what they say.

kosho123 -

Thanks I will go try that.

Kelly McLaughlin - Antwoord

I recently got a replacement battery from ifixit and followed every step and now in the settings theres a pop-up saying that i have to service my battery. The new battery barely let alone lasts more than two hours even after fully charged. Can someone please help me out.

Kinley tsheten - Antwoord

thank you very much

buzzbe - Antwoord

Got the kit, 1hr and the iphone is back to new. I followed the advice of other reviewers about being careful to clip everything correctly and I managed to do it right at the first shot. A battery app said the capacity was down to 12% with the old one and now confirms I'm back to 100% efficiency. Great site!!!

gsz_83 - Antwoord

i used the pointy black plastic stick in a rolling motion, to start pulling the adhesive strips...there is just a little bit of tacky there at the end that the point, if held almost parallel to the iphone and given a little twist to get it onto that tip. about to do the reassembly now...

richard - Antwoord


1 dropped screw that was found...""phew"".

i went ahead and removed the speaker, as i wanted to clean the 'grill'...i used alcohol and blew it out from the inside. got it nice and telling what THAT 'gunk' grease i suspect(bought second hand...;)

now i have super sound coming from my iphone!!

richard - Antwoord

Thanks, a lot!!!

John Doe - Antwoord

THE BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE I EVER HAD!!!. I order my kit and got it in the next two days. When I got the kit I had everything I needed so I started to open my phone, but when I got to my Ph000 tool it was not undoing the screw. When I ask my brother to help he seen that the screw was striped. So I called Ifixit customer support and they answered on the second ring. The rep I was speaking with was so caring and listen to every word I said. He ask me for my order number and in 3mins he let me shipped out me another Philps screw driver.

Essence taylor - Antwoord

Very clear guide by you guys. Like others, the adhesive tore before I could remove it from beneath the battery. I heated the phone a bit over the stove for a few seconds at a time and used the spudger along with the plastic opening tool to remove the battery. Using those two took quite a bit though because the adhesive was quite stubborn. The battery did get bent up a bit, which worried me at first, but it didn't break. As long as you're careful not to damage the ribbon cables and parts around the battery, then you should be good. Also, when placing the new battery in, make sure the battery cable is lined up with its connector because once you've placed that battery, it will be a pain to move it.

brandon julmisse - Antwoord

After the battery replacement the battery won't charge more than 9%? Anyone knows what it could mean? Did the restart with the two buttons.

jonjohansson88 - Antwoord

Hi, please I need your help my phone was draining so fast like 40% in the night even on airplane mode, so i changed the battery and it's still doing the same thing! I don't understand! Please help

Aderick - Antwoord

Great instructions. Needs a better screwdriver. Suggest ifixit charge more for kit and include two adhesive strips in case one is harmed. Had I not owned a jeweler's screwdriver, I would have had big problems

Charlotte Crawford - Antwoord

Very simple and straight forward replacement. I lost the tab for the left adhesive but with some pliers i was able to get it.

Dennis Burgos - Antwoord

The guide was very well-written. The installation of the new adhesive strips was not addressed in the guide, but using some common sense it wasn’t any trouble. Thank you for a great experience and an easy replacement of a 3-year old battery that wasn’t holding a charge very well.

Neil Howell - Antwoord

There’s a link to installing the adhesive strips in Step 28 ;)

Axel -

i suceed !!

a bit difficult to take out the battery because it is VERY sticky !

but now i have a totally new iphone 6 plus , for 30 euros !!


juleshuet - Antwoord

thank you for your tutorial, succed , the challange is not to sneeze and to put back tiny screw , LOL

arpangestu - Antwoord

GAH! followed all the steps… and powering on, all i get is stuck in an apple logo loop!

craig rousseau - Antwoord

looks like a faulty battery… phew... got a replacement battery from ifixit and installed with no issues... booted up and ran fine with a normal drain during use before calibrating.

craig rousseau -

Running into the same issue as well

Michael Erwin -

Great Instructions and kit, only issue i had was the phillips in the kit wasn’t of the highest quality and barley fit into the screws but I was still able to do the whole replacement. Also would have been nice if you showed how to attach the adhesive strips, not really hard but was surprised that step was missing. The Videos were a great help too!

Thanks iFixit!

yaleeast - Antwoord

Everything went well, except now my iphone’s wifi does not work. What do i do????

Juan Perez - Antwoord

Used the iFixit kit and battery and did the replacement on my iPhone 6+ - only issue was that one of the 1.3mm screws went flying off to an unknown destination. Reassembled without the screw and everything looks good regardless.

David Kerwood - Antwoord

Replacement to the ifixit 6+ battery arrived in 2 days from iFixit!!! Thank you Augie F @augiefash

Michael Erwin - Antwoord

Excellent instructions; followed for iPhone 6 Plus and it’s working great now. Thanks!

Allen Matheson - Antwoord

My iPhone 6 plus battery just went dead one day and the only way to get it to work was to warm up my phone, but once it started to cool off the battery went from 100% to 0% in about 30 seconds. Needed a replacement fast, so took it to Apple Store and they wouldn’t do it because my phone was bent, too much risk to replace battery, “It might explode!”. They said they could sell me a refurb’d iPhone for $329. No thanks! Ordered battery online for $20 and followed these excellent instructions and “Bam”, iPhone is just like new. Of course, with a little bend in it. If you have a magnetic tray handy or even a magnet of some sort, I would set it off to the side and use it to hold the screws. Thanks again for the excellent instructions.

Todd Mackey - Antwoord

Excellent instructions. However the strips ripped immediately on me and I was being super super careful. I found that heating the back with a hair dryer allowed me to remove the battery using a credit card relatively easily.

The strips to replace the battery, YOU MUST make sure the battery cable barely has any slack or it will bunch up and not close the iphone properly. I wound up having to sacrifice basically an adhesive strip and a half. No big deal. Phone is 4 years old and will be replaced shortly anyway.


christopherlainmorini - Antwoord

I received not one but two batteries opened and missing items? both batteries were missing adhesive tabs and a set of pentalobe screws. The batteries had obvious tell tale signs of being installed. Im guessing the prior purchaser had buyers remorse once Apple’s announced discounted battery replacement program for $29 for iPhones throttled by aging batteries? Ifixit is most likely feeling the Apple’s backlash. I heard that ifixit has reduced its DIY battery install kits to $29 or less to match Apple's price? Id like a refund or a price reduction because I got screwed.....The Ifixit batteries are installed I lost out on apples replacement program and warranty....the only good news: I don’t have to go to the apple store for this replacement batterypalooza free for all event?

kevin willett - Antwoord

Hi Kevin,

Sorry to hear of your purchasing experience. We’d like to assist! To avoid revealing personal information here on the guide page, please reach out to our Support team via so they can get you all squared away.


Kadan Sharpe -

Excellent instructions. I just changed out my battery with only one hiccup and everything works just fine! Thanks!

Troy Wilson - Antwoord

Ed (Ted?): Thanks so much for sharing! Glad to hear everything worked out.

Jeff Suovanen -

These instructions are very good, but there are only a couple of things I would add:

1) The adhesive strips take more force to pull out than I had thought


2) When re-attaching all of the connectors, make sure you really snap them back in. I made myself nervous when my phone didn’t turn on when I had finished assembling, but I just hadn’t pushed the battery connector down enough for it to snap into place.

Another excellent repair guide!

Alex Kreitz - Antwoord

I did it! Even though one of the screws flipped off as I was replacing it and it took me 20 minutes to find the teeny thing.Thanks to iFixit for the great instructions, very clear and easy to follow.

Paula Eshelby - Antwoord

instructions were impeccable. thank you. after reviewing the info a few times it was clear i could remove the battery without messing with the front panel assembly or their attachment cables, as noted only in the second paragraph before the instructions begin above and as instructed in the iphone 6 battery replacement video. It took me only 10 minutes after i knew what i was doing. Note: my phone was EXPANDING because of a ‘used’ battery and the store would not simply sell me a new 30 dollar battery but tried to get me to exchange my phone for a refurbished one for 400 dollars. Using ifixit was a godsend. After hearing so many of you above had problems with disconnecting and reconnecting the display panel assembly and cables i just skipped that step as noted in the second introductory paragraph, and was very grateful. re the adhesive: if u have had experience using/removing ‘command’ brand adhesive with hooks etc, the battery adhesive removal was quite simple even with my ‘expanding’ battery.

tlcshift - Antwoord

Be careful when you get the phone opened that you don’t stress the ribbon connectors at the top— I tore one of the ribbons and had to replace the whole front of the phone. Live and learn.

George Griswold - Antwoord

I went slow, watched the video and followed the step by step directions. Everything came out fine the first time around, despite having gotten snagged with the adhesive strips during the battery removal phase! Thanks! Am hoping to get more than a couple hours with my phone now between charges!!


Beschreibung ist sehr gut und ich konnte ihnen auch gut folgen. Das Schwierigste war die Klebestreifen zu entfernen. Hier muß man wirklich sehr vorsichtig agieren. Mir ist es passiert, daß ein äußerer Streifen gleich zu Beginn gerissen ist. Die Methode mit dem Heizen habe ich nicht versucht, sondern die mit der Zahnseide - nicht ganz so einfach. Nach ein paar Zentimetern konnte ich die Batterie vorsichtig anheben und das Ende des Klebestreifens wieder greifen und herausziehen. Den Link zum Anbringen der neuen Klebestreifen habe ich übersehen, konnte sie aber dennoch gut anbringen.

TMWDEI - Antwoord

Excellent guide. It only took me 20 minutes to replace the battery in my iPhone 6 Plus. Making this comment from my phone too in an effort to start calibrating the battery.

Thanks iFixIt, you guys are my favorite.

Ryan R. Smith - Antwoord

Thanks for the instructions! Strips were the only issue. Difficult to pry off. Was able to complete successfully in about 45 minutes! First time replacing a phone battery!


Colleen Bird - Antwoord

Wow - amazing! It was a little daunting with the tiny screws. And I agree with the others, the adhesive strips seemed like a deal breaker, but everything went smoothly. iPhone 6+ clock speed on CPU Dasher X before battery replacement 600 mhz - immediately after battery replacement - 1400 mhz! Thanks iFixit!!!!

Phil Weinstein - Antwoord

Installed my battery with no problems in November 2017. It’s February 2018 and I’ve noticed a very rapid decline in my battery life (currently 31% wear level). It’s only been 3 months with the new battery, I don’t believe this is normal. Anyone else having this problem?

Virak Riem - Antwoord

@virakr Doesn’t sound right. If you got your battery from iFixit it’s under warranty for one year, so you might want to contact customer service and see if they’ll ship you a new one.

Jeff Suovanen -

Contacted support and after some troubleshooting, it was determined to be a faulty battery. They sent me a replacement kit immediately.

Virak Riem -

Adhesive strips should have been included with battery replacement kit. I realized I needed new strips only after I removed the old battery and installed new one. I am ordering one now, but, meanwhile, I’ll have to be extra careful with my iPhone, as the battery inside is moving freely. Unfortunately, I am going to buy strips elsewhere: iFixit wants $5 shipping for $3.99 strips.

eHippo - Antwoord

@ehippo The kit includes replacement strips. If you chose the “battery / part only” option, well, it is what it says. BTW you can use some ordinary double-sided tape to keep the battery from moving until you get new adhesive installed.

Jeff Suovanen -

Just excellent!! I was so much easier than I thought. I feel so empowered!

Johanna Arias - Antwoord

Awesome job Johanna ! :)

Kelsea Weber -

I successfully replaced the battery myself. My first iPhone developed the touchscreen disease problem about 2 years after I purchased it. Apple is criminal for not recalling the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus and offering a voucher or replacement with a better-constructed model. I then went through five more iPhone 6 Pluses trying to get one that works, four of those within the warranty period. Three times Apple sent me a refurbished replacement iPhone 6 Plus that had touchscreen disease right out of the box! I got my last one after the warranty expired by threatening to get an Android. The last one got the disease after about one year. I researched the problem and discovered that one or two chips needed to be replaced. The cost and time element was prohibitive. Then the only person for over 100 miles in all directions capable of microsoldering replaced my iPhone 6 Plus’s Meson chip and the problem was finally gone. Then the new chip must have used battery power faster since the battery quickly deteriorated.

sschafersman - Antwoord

I replaced the battery but the phone wont turn on anymore and more moreover when I start charging I observed that the top of my phone near the front camera seems to be getting really warm. I was worried so I have disconnected the battery for now. I am guessing this is due to the loosely connected display / front camera cables. I will give it an other try today.

Hithesh Krishnamurthy - Antwoord

Awesome guide.  Was able to replace battery in about 20 minutes with no issues at all.  Easier than I thought it would be

Brian Thompson - Antwoord

Thanks a million for the guide Walter. I read through the guide a few times, looking at what other folks had issues with and when I was comfortable, I started. I liked the suggestion of using a full can of soda. I had a spare V1 Amazon Echo in my office and since those suckers are REALLY heavy, things never moved around a lot. I ordered the tool & parts kit from iFixIt and what can I say; no drama at all with getting that battery changed. In fact, it was much easier than I had expected. The only things that really gave me a bit of a challenge was the size of those iddy biddy little screws and my inability to see them without magnification and also the re-connection of the iddy biddy little cable connectors. A light touch, a good light, a little patience and you’re set! Again, thanks a million for the guide. Pete in Seattle.

Peter Haigh - Antwoord

For some reason, the 3 strips under the battery literally dissolved when i tried to pull them from underneath the battery. then i noticed that the black casing around the battery was wearing away every time i barely touched it. now i’m too scared to continue because i don’t want the battery to get damaged and explode.

DPA6863 - Antwoord

This is my second iPhone battery replacement. By far the 6 Plus is more challenging than the 4s. One note; be extremely careful when replacing the battery with new adhesive. If you’re too high or too low in the case, the connector will NOT line up. I suggest holding the battery at an angle and popping the battery connector on first. Sounds harder, but if you don’t get it right, you will be starting over. Other than that one thing, the instructions are spot on.

spung1 - Antwoord

excellent instructions! I had a little trouble with the adhesive, but with a little patience I managed to get the battery loose.

Bill Lawrence - Antwoord

My iPhone 6+ is draining battery power from 100% to 12% overnight. Do I need a new battery thanks Richard

tassierick - Antwoord

Instructions are clear, but your guys’ repair kit needs some serious attention. One of my jobs is PCB rework, and my hobby is microsoldering, so I have all the tools I need. I got the kit to review it, and am marginally impressed. These are the main problems I saw: PH000 bit isn’t sharp enough for the Philips screws, the pentalobe bit is borderline too large as well, and these tweezers are a joke. They are a joke, right? I mean, a $5 pair from Techni-Tool would’ve made this kit so much better. These things are so wonky they can’t even pick up a grain of rice lol. Also, they are not ESD safe. They were until they were coated, however.

I do like that you can store the bits inside the handle, but this wasn’t a feature that was advertised. You could make this more obvious; your customers would appreciate it.

Over all, this kit may cause headaches for some people unless these problems are addressed.

anoxan .. - Antwoord

Very good instructions. The battery replacement went surprisingly smooth. Thanks!

sudeep biswas - Antwoord

Everything went very well! Thank you. My phone is back to working in top order.

Michael Thomas - Antwoord

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