Step 1 Pentalobe Screws
Power off your iPhone before beginning disassembly.
Remove the two 3.6 mm Pentalobe screws next to the Lightning connector.
Step 2 iSclack Opening Procedure
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 to Step 5.
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.
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.
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.
Step 5 Front Panel Assembly
If you don’t have an iSclack, use a single suction cup to lift the front panel:
Press a suction cup onto the screen, just above the home button.
Be sure the cup is pressed securely onto the screen to get a tight seal.
While holding the iPhone down with one hand, pull up on the suction cup to slightly separate the front panel assembly from the rear case.
Take your time and apply firm, constant force. The display assembly is a much tighter fit than most devices.
Using a plastic opening tool, begin to gently pry the rear case down, away from the display assembly, while continuing to pull up with the suction cup.
There are several clips 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.
Pull the plastic nub to release the vacuum seal on the suction cup.
Remove the suction cup from the display assembly.
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.
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.
Remove the following Phillips screws from the battery connector bracket:
One 2.2 mm screw
One 3.2 mm screw
Remove the metal battery connector bracket from the iPhone.
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.
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.
Remove the front panel assembly cable bracket from the logic board.
In the next four steps, take care to pry up only on the cable connectors, and not on their sockets on the logic board.
Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the front-facing camera and sensor cable connector.
Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the home button cable connector.
Use the flat end of a spudger 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.
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.
Remove the front panel assembly from the rear case.
Step 20 LCD Shield Plate
Remove the two 1.9 mm Phillips #00 screws securing the home button bracket.
Remove the home button bracket from the front panel.
Use the point of a spudger to disconnect the home button cable connector by pushing it up and away from the home button.
Remove the following Phillips #00 screws securing the LCD shield plate to the front panel:
One 1.7 mm screw
Six 1.6 mm screws (three on each side)
Lift the front-facing camera end of the LCD shield plate up slightly.
Do not attempt to remove the shield plate entirely, it is still attached to the front panel via home button cable.
Slide the point of a spudger behind the shield plate to gently lift the home button cable up off of the front panel.
Remove the LCD shield plate.
Peel the black backing tape away from the home button cable.
You may need tweezers to start peeling, however the tape is brittle and it may be hard to complete the job with tweezers alone.
Carefully peel the home button cable up off of the adhesive holding it to the LCD shield plate.