Step 1 Pentalobe Screws

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Power off your iPhone before beginning disassembly.
Remove the two 3.4 mm Pentalobe screws on either side of the Lightning port.
Step 2 Opening Procedure

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Opening the display on the 6s Plus separates a thin strip of adhesive around the perimeter of the display. If you prefer to replace the adhesive, have a set of new adhesive strips ready before you continue. It’s possible to complete the repair without replacing the adhesive, and you probably won’t notice any difference in functionality.
Apply a suction cup to the lower left corner of the display assembly.
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Pull up on the suction cup with firm, constant pressure to create a slight gap between the front panel and rear case.
Pulling too hard may damage the display assembly. Apply just enough pressure to create a small gap between the display assembly and the rear case.
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The safest place to pry from is the notch in the front panel above the headphone jack.
While still maintaining pressure on the suction cup, insert the flat tip of a spudger into the gap, directly above the headphone jack.
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Twist the spudger to widen the gap between the front panel and the rear case.
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While firmly pulling up on the suction cup, slide the edge of the spudger under the bottom left corner of the display.
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Slide the tip of the spudger up the left side of the phone, between the front panel and the rear case.
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Insert the flat tip of the spudger under the right edge of the display.
Slide the spudger up the right side.
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Use a plastic opening tool to hold down the rear case while pulling up the suction cup to open the phone.
Do not remove the display completely, or you will damage the data cables connecting the display near the top edge of the iPhone.
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Pull up on the small nub on the suction cup to remove it from the display.
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Gently grasp the display assembly and lift it up to open the phone, using the clips at the top of the front panel as a hinge.
Open the display to about a 90º angle, and lean it against something to keep it propped up while you’re working on the phone.
Don’t open the display more than 90º—it is still connected to the top of the phone by the display, digitizer, and front camera cables which can tear easily.
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 support the display.
Step 12 Battery Connector

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Remove the following Phillips screws securing the battery connector bracket to the logic board:
One 2.9 mm screw
One 2.3 mm screw
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Remove the battery connector bracket.
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Use the pointed tip of the spudger to disconnect the battery connector from the logic board.
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Bend the connector back to ensure it doesn’t make contact and power the iPhone on while you’re working on it.
Step 16 Display Assembly

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Remove the following Phillips screws:
Three 1.3 mm screws
One 1.6 mm screw
One 3.0 mm screw
During reassembly, it’s critical to place this 3.0 mm screw in the top-right corner of the bracket. Placing it anywhere else may damage the logic board.
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Remove the display cable bracket.
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Be careful to only pry up on the connector itself and not the socket on the logic board.
Use a plastic opening tool to disconnect the front-facing camera and sensor cable connector.
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Use a plastic opening tool to disconnect the digitizer cable by prying it straight up from its socket on the logic board.
When reconnecting the digitizer cable, do not press the center of the connector. Press one end of the connector, then press the opposite end. Pressing in the center of the connector can bend the component and cause digitizer damage.
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Use a plastic opening tool to disconnect the display data cable by prying it straight up from its socket on the logic board.
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Remove the display assembly.
During reassembly, if you are applying a new set of adhesive strips around the display, first clean and remove the old adhesive and then carefully press the new adhesive strips into place.
Step 22 Home Button Assembly

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Remove the two 1.9 mm Phillips screws securing the home button bracket.
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Remove the home button bracket.
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Use the pointed tip of a spudger to disconnect the home button cable from its connector on the display assembly.
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Prepare an iOpener and lay it over the home button to soften the adhesive on the gasket.
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Insert an opening pick between the home button gasket and the front panel to lift the assembly off the panel.
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Using your fingertip, gently push the home button assembly up to continue separating it from the front panel.
If the home button does not easily come free, continue separating the adhesive with an opening pick.
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Use the pointed end of a spudger to pry the lightly-adhered home button flex cable off the display assembly.
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Remove the home button assembly.

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