Usa esta guía para devolverle la vida a tu iPhone 6 Plus con una nueva batería. Si tu batería está hinchada, toma las precauciones apropiadas.
Este guía te enseña a desmontar el panel frontal con la intención de prevenir daños a los cables de la pantalla. Si te sientes seguro/a sujetando la pantalla con cuidado mientras sacas la batería del iPhone, puedes saltar este paso e ir directamente a los pasos para quitar la batería.
Para un rendimiento óptimo, luego de completar esta guía, calibra tu batería nueva: Cárgala hasta 100% y síguela cargándola durante al menos dos horas más. Luego, usa tu iPhone hasta que se acabe la batería y se apague. Finalmente, cárgala de forma ininterrumpida hasta 100%.
También puedes usar esta guía para reemplazar soporte de conector de batería.
Cosa ti serve
Apaga tu iPhone antes de comenzar el desmontaje.
Retira los dos tornillos Pentalobe P2 de 3.6mm junto al conector Lightning.
Tira de la manija azul hacia atrás para desbloquear los brazos del Anti-Clamp.
Desliza los brazos sobre el borde izquierdo de tu iPhone.
Coloca las ventosas cerca del borde inferior del iPhone, justo encima del botón de inicio, una en el frente y otra en la parte posterior.
Aprieta las copas para aplicar succión en el área deseada.
Tira de la manija azul hacia adelante para bloquear los brazos.
Gira el mango en el sentido de las agujas del reloj 360 grados o hasta que las copas comiencen a estirarse.
Inserta una púa o herramienta de apertura debajo de la pantalla cuando Anti-Clamp cree un espacio lo suficientemente grande.
Omite los siguientes tres pasos.
Use clear nontextured tape place that over the phone screen. Refer to any guide that addresses replacing a shattered screen
Usa una ventosa para separar el panel frontal:
Presiona la ventosa sobre la pantalla, justo arriba del botón de inicio.
Avec la ventouse, l’ouverture est brutale, tout s’est déclipsé d’un seul coup. Faire attention.
With the sucker, the opening is brutal, everything was cleared at once. Pay attention. (Paul’s comment translated by Google)
May need to burp the sticker before it sticks. Need to let the air out. Once Idid that, no problem. Except it was still hard to get the cover to start up.
Don’t waste your time with the suction cup - it doesn’t work! insert the blade of a box cutter just below the lower screen edge below the home button and gently pry just enough to start cracking the seal.
Mientras sostienes el iPhone hacia abajo con una mano, tire hacia arriba de la ventosa para separar ligeramente el conjunto del panel frontal de la caja trasera.
Con una herramienta de apertura de plástico, comienza a hacer palanca con cuidado hacia abajo la caja trasera, alejándola del conjunto de la pantalla, mientras continúas tirando hacia arriba con la ventosa.
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
Note: this comment is written for the iPhone 6 Plus, but may also apply to other models of iPhone.
The clips in the rear case attach to small slotted shapes under the edges of the display assembly, and these attachment points alternate from one side to the other. Moving from bottom to top, gently pulling the rear case away at these points will help to separate the two halves without using too much force.
Ensure that the plastic clips along the top edge of the front panel (shown in step 8) are fitted properly inside the rear case, then gently press the display assembly into the rear case at these points, moving from top to bottom. There may be a small click sound as the clips in the rear case engage with the slots on the display assembly, and the rear case should fit flush with the edges of the display assembly.
This was challenging. For me, the suction cup could only create a tiny bit of motion and at first, no actual gap at all. You might have to pull the suction cup away from the base a few times just to loosen things up a tiny bit. Eventually, I got my fingernail in, and then after a few minutes got the plastic tool in.
Also, use the plastic tool to gently pry along the sides of the phone once there’s light there. I was afraid of using too much leverage and breaking the screen as per the other comments, but starting at the bottom and then going around the sides slowly worked for me.
Tira de la protuberancia de plástico para liberar el sello de vacío en la ventosa.
Retira la ventosa del ensamblaje de la pantalla.
There is an adhesive strip all along the edge between the top and bottom of the phone. Is that just adhesive or is it wire of some sort?
@lingerling The adhesive strip was introduced on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus (one model year later than what’s shown on this page). Guides specific to each model can be found here—be sure to use the correct one for your particular phone. And yes, just adhesive, no wires. ;)
Tira del extremo del botón de inicio del ensamblaje del panel frontal para separarlo de la caja posterior, utilizando la parte superior del teléfono como una bisagra.
Abre la pantalla en un ángulo de aproximadamente 90º y apoyala contra algo para mantenerla levantada mientras está trabajando con el teléfono.
Agrega una banda de goma para mantener la pantalla de forma segura en su lugar mientras trabaja. Esto evita una tensión excesiva en los cables de la pantalla.
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.
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.
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
your English isn’t the issue, it’s the proposed 60 degree opening space that doesn’t allow for the removal of the screws of the mounting plate where the connectors connect to the main pcb…
if can make a recommendation here; it helps if the can is full and not refrigerated, the weight helps in keeping the phone where it should stay without adding additional tension to the ‘flex’ ribbon cable. it’s called flex for a reason people, if your breaking these the phones already been overheated too much, the cables become brittle and should also be replaced. i replaced my battery without disconnecting the screen, at 90 degrees with a rubber band around an empty beer can. pierced the orig. battery and caused sparks. albeit, i wasn’t in a hurry and it took me a good 30+ minutes, removal of the battery and stickers is by far the most challenging, especially when NOT disconnecting the screen…
it’s not a race, take your time. move slowly but precisely with forethought and persistent force…
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.
Retira los siguientes tornillos Phillips del soporte del conector de la batería:
Un tornillo de 2.3 mm
Un tornillo de 3.1 mm
I had difficulty removing the 3.1mm (iPhone 6 Plus / Phillips #000); had to give it significant downward pressure to get it started.
stripped the 2.3mm screw attempting to remove, had to use excessive force to successfully remove
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.
Agree with above comments regarding the supplied Phillips bit. It is not the correct size.
Use a Phillips #000.
Phillips #000 is what’s included in the kit. As others mentioned above, firm downward pressure is key. The phone is not that delicate; just press hard and crank it.
@asianay0129 Yes, disconnecting the battery is necessary. You can sometimes get away with skipping it, at the risk of destroying something important and potentially bricking your phone. Not a wise gamble for the sake of skipping two screws.
Retira el soporte del conector de la batería de metal del 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.
That may be just the foam connector adhering to the bracket. If you pull up gently and twist slightly it should separate.
Uss una uña limpia o el borde de una herramienta de apertura para levantar suavemente el conector de la batería de su zócalo en la placa lógica
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
I couldn’t use the iFixit blue opening tool to pry that battery connector. I used the top of the black spudger near the hole where the 3.1mm screw was in step 9-10 to easily pry it open!
The blue plastic board breaker can easily cause damage here. Professionals would recommend using the human fingernail as the ideal tool for this job.
Retira los siguientes tornillos Phillips que sujetan el soporte del cable del conjunto del panel frontal:
Tres tornillos de 1.2 mm
Un tornillo de 1.5 mm
Un tornillo de 2.9 mm
Sounds like you have an iPhone 6s Plus, rather than a 6 Plus. Be sure to use the correct guide! And make sure you’ve ordered the correct part, as they’re not cross-compatible.
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.
I have done the exact same thing. Created a sheet where each screw goes.
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.
Since this guide is for DISPLAY replacement, I don’t see how you can skip the steps for disconnecting and removing the DISPLAY.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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?
@ticoman12 It’ll work without the shield, but the connectors may pop out unexpectedly.
Just be really careful remembering which screw is which. I drew a quick sketch of the bracket, then put the screws in the relevant places. There’s no way I would have been able to figure them out otherwise - my eyes can’t see the difference between a 1.2 and 1.5mm screw!
I also skipped steps 12-18 as Danny had suggested. It made this repair quite easy, so thank you and others for suggesting this. I was also very careful to allow the battery to discharge before starting the process.
I question whether Steps 12-18 (separating the display from the case) is actually necessary? The battery can be removed/replaced with the display connected (but standing upright, as displayed in Step 7.
Leaving the display attached obviates the most difficult steps (re-connecting the various control ribbons — 3/4 of ‘em!
I followed this manual completely and the repair was successful. But if I had this to do over, I’d leave the display connected.
I skipped the steps 12-18 as well and thank goodness I did so I won’t have to worry about issues with any of the cables.
my panel is different from what is pictured anyway ‘cause I have one screw in the middle like what Herbert said on the first comment.
I realized too late just how handy the magnetic mat is that they have in their shop. So I organized the screws with a piece of clear packing tape. On the smooth side, use a sharpie to draw spacious circles with “R” “O” and “Y” inside each circle to represent the color coded screws and then use the sticky side to keep the screws in place. I found that using the tweezers to take them off the screwdriver helps you stick them head first to the tape better.
Mientras sigues apoyando el panel frontal, uss una uña o el borde de una herramienta de apertura para desconectar la cámara frontal y el conector del cable del altavoz del auricular.
Because the cables are delicate, and following steps are easier if phone halves are not flopping around together, especially for amateurs.
I don't know if anyone will see this but here it goes: for the life of me I can't get the front-facing camera and earpiece speaker connector to seat. Everything else went back together fine but this one connector will not go in. Sometimes it seems like it's in even though it doesn't really pop in and it'll kinda sit there for a sec and then it pops out.
Any insight would be greatly appreciated, thank you
Usa una herramienta de apertura de plástico para desconectar el conector del cable de datos de la pantalla. Al volver a armar su teléfono, el cable de datos de la pantalla puede salirse del conector.
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!
how did you disconnect and reconnect the battery?
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.
After replacing the battery, the phone seems dead. I thought it just needed recharging so I left it charging all night. Still dead in the morning. Now I think it might be because the display data cable is off, and I should open the phone and check it. But the battery might be on full power in that case, and they don’t advice to open the phone when battery if full. What can I do?
Finalmente, desconects el conector del cable del digitalizador.
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.
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.
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?
Clean the screen connectors incase they are not making a clean connection
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 -
To ++mattmay002++ Did you power cycle the phone? Check out the comments on the previous step for a how to.
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
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.
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.
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.
I never removed the last digitizer connctor. I removed the first three connectors, left the screen propped at 90 deg tied to a box and removed the battery, there is minimal movement. In fact when I reattached the connectors, only the first and maybe second connector feels taut, so it’s necessary to only remove the first connector if you can be gentle with it. Less headache. And my guess why so many people had issues is that micro dust gets into the connectors and cause connection loss. You be surprised how little dust can cause havoc.
I haven’t removed my screen in past battery replacements, I found it easier. However, this time I followed the instructions because my old battery was very stuck, and I needed the screen gone to get the battery out…
When I replaced the screen, at first it wouldn’t even boot/start up. (Yes, I inserted my own testing step, as someone here suggested, before final reassembly).
The screen would just show a fuzzy image, and the board that all the cables attach to would heat up, then it would turn itself off. I tried reconnecting them carefully 3 times, and even made sure to get a little “click”, all to no avail.
The final try, I used my fingernail to really press down on the back side of the digitizer cable. I heard more clicking, though I thought I might be tearing the cable too. With nothing left to lose, I continued across the back, and heard several more clicking/tearing sounds.
This worked, and it booted after that. It still had white lines, but those faded away overnight.
About the digitizer connector: its flat cable is so short that the when I attempted to seat the next connector, its flat cable pressed on the digitizer cable, which can pull on the connector and dislodge it. That happened several times for me before success.
Robert Bernard 27 Nov 19
Nous n’apercevons pas bien les nappes et l’ordre dans lesquelles elles doivent être replacer
Retira el conjunto del panel frontal de la caja trasera.
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.)
How do you disconnect the battery from the screen?
The Step 11 disconnects the battery :)
I think you mean Step 8 :)
And what? I tried it once and here’s a million dollars?
Oh I get it… they got him! :(
When disassembling the iphone at this point note the cables, and there placement/orientation.
Be really careful with the step after this. Do not commence until you have read all the comments. You need to get a good hold of the plastic strips preferably before they double over on themselves. You have to avoid puncturing the battery at all costs. Slowness and caution here will save you a lot of long term pain.
Despega el primer adhesivo de la batería desde la esquina inferior derecha.
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.
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.
Slowly roll the pulled-out adhesive onto itself as you progress, this makes it easier to gauge how much stretch you need to exert on the remaining adhesive, as well as to gain enough grip to hold the adhesive properly. I also nearly tore off the middle one, it’s not due to my rough but because the battery’s black tape (at the area where these adhesive tabs are) caught onto the white adhesive, this must be the reason why most people’s tore off. Mine nearly tore off, so i slow rolled the pulled-out adhesive to catch back the adhesive, and then it’s roll and pull as per normal. With that I took equal precaution for the last one on the left, and it also was caught by the black tape, but since i know it this time, i slowly pulled it free of the black tape first before continuing the roll snd pull. 100% works. Trust me. My battery is slightly warm as i deliberately let it run for a while before i started the disassembly. I doubt it contributes much to the removal but no harm.
It's easier if you grasp the full width of the adhesive strip, straight across it, before starting to pull. That way the force is applied gently and evenly to the whole strip. I used watchmaker's forceps because they precisely pull up the adhesive tab, and easily squeeze the whole width of the strip—since it's critical to apply the pulling force evenly across the strip. Tug gently and twist the forceps to take up the slack, pulling just a few millimeters at a time. I learned this the hard way. My center strip snapped pretty quick because I didn't have a good, even grasp of it.
For heat, I put a cup of raw white rice in a clean sock, knotted the open end, and microwaved it for 2 minutes. When it was cool enough to handle, I flattened it on the table and lay the phone upon it. That gave off enough gentle steady heat that I could pry up the battery without much bending, locate the adhesive end, and successfully wind it up with the forceps. I think I would use the hot rice-bed from the start next time. —Kw
Lentamente tira de la lengüeta adhesiva alejándote de la batería, hacia la base del iPhone.
Jala en ángulo bajo sin golpear la tira adhesivo o cualquier componente a lo largo del borde inferior del teléfono.
No presiones la batería al jalar de la tira.
All three of mine tore off immediately, I had warmed the phone up too. A bit of a struggle with the tweezers and card method, the battery bent and leaked. Came out okay.
I even didn’t find an adhesive in my phone, I had to use hairdryer to heat the battery, then remove it gently using the blue plastic and couple of plastic cards
I can’t stress enough how important it is to preheat the case as others have mentioned. GPZ’s recommendation using a pencil is also pure gold - get enough initial purchase on the adhesive strip so that you can pull it taut and then place your pencil. From there, roll and tag alternately, keeping tension on it so that the adhesive doesn’t wrinkle in the process of removal.
Heating probably works but I slowly pulled out an inch or so and then started rolling it onto my screwdriver. Then I slowly rolled the screwdriver which gave me a good grip and I could go slowly. Took more than 5 min but it got easier and easier. Believe me, getting the battery out using the alternative is very hard, and dangerously easy to penetrate the battery and start a small flame thrower (voice of experience).
Despega la segunda pestaña adhesiva de la batería desde el borde inferior izquierdo de la batería.
Nuevamente, jala y estira la lengüeta adhesiva para sacarla de entre la batería y la caja trasera.
Continúa jalando de la lengüeta adhesiva hasta que liberes completamente de la batería. Si se rompe, intenta de sacar el largo restante y continúa jalando, o procede como se indica abajo.
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.
Pela la ultima lengüeta adhesiva del borde inferior de la patria. Tira suavemente de la lengüeta adhesiva de la batería hacia arriba y lejos de la batería, permitiendo que la tira adhesiva se deslice lentamente entre la batería y la carcasa trasera.
Continúa tirando hasta que la tira final salga libre del iPhone.
Espera por alrededor de un minuto para que el alcohol debilite el adhesivo. Usa la punta plana de un spudger para levantar gentilmente la batería.
Pull the adhesive strips at a 45° angle up away from the back or the strip will catch on the bottom board and will tear and break. If it starts to tear, , see if you can grab a spot after the ear and keep pulling. These things are super thin and fragile. Go sloooow when you pull the strips. You are going to pull them a long way, so be patient.
Ok, so you broke one. Or two. Or all three. Forget the alcohol. Lay your phone face down on a towel and heat it with a hair dryer for two minutes. Flip it over carefully as it will be hot. Insert a plastic spudger under the bottom edge and carefully push/slide it under the battery toward to top of the phone along the strip(s) that are still stuck. DO NOT PRY. You may have to heat it again if it gets hard to push. BE CAREFUL. The battery will bend a bit, but don’t bend it excessively or poke it as it can catch fire when exposed to air. Eventually the battery will pop free. Remove the stuck adhesive and wipe it a bit with alcohol and let it dry.
Si la bateria se mantiene pegada a la carcasa trasera, prepara un iOpener o usa una secadora de pelo para calentar la carcasa trasera directamente atrás de la batería.
Después, usa una herramienta de plástico para levantar gentilmente la batería.
Pasa el hilo dental o la cuerda por debajo de un extremo de la batería y tira de un lado a otro en un movimiento de sierra para separar el adhesivo.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Lay your phone face down on a towel and heat it with a hair dryer for two minutes. Flip it over carefully as it will be hot. Insert a plastic spudger under the bottom edge and carefully push/slide it under the battery toward to top of the phone along the strip(s) that are still stuck. DO NOT PRY. You may have to heat it again if it gets hard to push. BE CAREFUL. The battery will bend a bit, but don’t bend it excessively or poke it as it can catch fire when exposed to air. Eventually the battery will pop free. Remove the stuck adhesive and wipe it a bit with alcohol and let it dry.
Retira la batería del iPhone.
Si hay algún resto de alcohol en el teléfono, limpialo cuidadosamente o deja que seque antes de instalar tu nueva batería.
Adhiere la batería, desconéctala y continúa montando su dispositivo.
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!
Awesome procedure! Thanks. iPhone 6plus working great. Make sure you have quality tools. Thanks again.
Everything went well enough but, I replaced the battery last month and after a while the phone started going into an on-off cycle. It only happens intermittently. At first it would do it only once and stop. Now it does it, still intermittently, but when it happens it keeps cycling on and off. It even does it when it’s charging. If I let it sit, while charging, after several hours it stops doing it again.
The battery kit didn’t come with adhesives. It seems that I’m not the only one to mention it .
Hi there! The battery kit does come with replacement adhesive along with all the tools needed to complete the repair. The part-only battery does not include adhesive, it needs to be purchased separately!
i turned on my phone and the screen is all stripes :(
Sounds like either the display cable isn't properly connected or it’s been damaged. If all else fails, send it to a professional.
The Ifixit battery comes with new adhesive strips already attached to the battery. Suggest that it’s best to leave the protective acetate over the strips until AFTER the new battery is re-connected and the connector cover is reinstalled (2 screws). Then its easy to remove the acetate cover from the adhesive strips and locate the battery.
If the battery is stuck in (with the adhesive strips BEFORE the connector is correctly installed it is impossible to adjust the position of the battery to align the connector.
Compara tu nueva pieza de reemplazo con la original. Podrías tener que transferir componentes restantes o quitar adhesivos de la parte nueva antes de instalar.
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Compara tu nueva pieza de reemplazo con la original. Podrías tener que transferir componentes restantes o quitar adhesivos de la parte nueva antes de instalar.
Para volver a ensamblar tu dispositivo, sigue los pasos de arriba en orden inverso.
Lleva tu residuos electrónicos a un centro de reciclaje certificado.
¿La reparación no salió como habías planificado? Consulta nuestra comunidad de respuestas para ayuda en resolución de problemas.
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Awesome directions and battery replacement. I feel like I have a new phone. Maybe I won't upgrade to a 7 Plus.
Excellent job! The instructions were very detailed and illustrated. Very helpful to anybody new to iPhone 6.
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.
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 :)
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.
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?
Yes. Replacing the battery should fix this issue. If you have a iPhone 6s, you should follow this guide: Sostituzione batteria dell'iPhone 6s
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.
Terrific instructions and photos! Guides like this make doing the repairs so much easier. Thank you.
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!
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.
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!
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 ifixit.com. 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.
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!
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?
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.
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.
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!!!
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...
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 clean...no telling what THAT 'gunk' was...food grease i suspect(bought second hand...;)
now i have super sound coming from my iphone!!
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.
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.
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.
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
Very simple and straight forward replacement. I lost the tab for the left adhesive but with some pliers i was able to get it.
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.
There’s a link to installing the adhesive strips in Step 28 ;)
thank you for your tutorial, succed , the challange is not to sneeze and to put back tiny screw , LOL
GAH! followed all the steps… and powering on, all i get is stuck in an apple logo loop!
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.
Running into the same issue as well
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!
Everything went well, except now my iphone’s wifi does not work. What do i do????
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.
Replacement to the ifixit 6+ battery arrived in 2 days from iFixit!!! Thank you Augie F @augiefash
Excellent instructions; followed for iPhone 6 Plus and it’s working great now. Thanks!
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.
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.
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?
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 help.ifixit.com so they can get you all squared away.
Excellent instructions. I just changed out my battery with only one hiccup and everything works just fine! Thanks!
Here’s my experience:
Ed (Ted?): Thanks so much for sharing! Glad to hear everything worked out.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!!!!
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?
@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.
Contacted support and after some troubleshooting, it was determined to be a faulty battery. They sent me a replacement kit immediately.
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 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.
Just excellent!! I was so much easier than I thought. I feel so empowered!
Awesome job Johanna ! :)
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.
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.
Awesome guide. Was able to replace battery in about 20 minutes with no issues at all. Easier than I thought it would be
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.
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.
When I tried to pull my 3 battery strips, they snapped. ( USE HEAT ) on the phone back to make it easier to pull…
In your case , and mine, I had to find a tutorial how to remove the logic board. The reason was, I didn’t want to pry or push in a old credit card to try to pry up the battery.
After removing the main logic board ( motherboard) I was then able to go in from that direction to pry up the battery just enough to see the strips. Then I got a hair dryer and let it sit heating the bottom up for about 1 1/2 minutes. Then I was able to use the tweezers to grab the strips one at a time.
The old battery bent somewhat and after removing it, was worm. I flattened it on my desk and after about 1 hr it went cold again. The worst that will happen if you need to pry it out, it will get hot.
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.
excellent instructions! I had a little trouble with the adhesive, but with a little patience I managed to get the battery loose.
My iPhone 6+ is draining battery power from 100% to 12% overnight. Do I need a new battery thanks Richard
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.
Anally retentive pr!ck.
That sums it up!
This kit was perfect for what it is needed for. No stripped bits, included battery strips, included screen screws.
For how much??
Jessa Jones from iPad Rehab and Louis Rossmann working with iFixit for the Right To Repair.
I buy a battery kit for my 6+ and it worked. All tools did exactly what they were supposed to do. I even have iFixit tools so to have extras was nice.
Now then this is Feb 2019 when I bought it, although Fry’s might have old stock /shrug (they were out of stock a week ago now in stock so /shrug).
As far as the bits , screwdriver, and tweezers… I can’t even complain!
The only thing I can complain about is your lack of support for the ‘Right To Repair’ with your snoot.
I think iFixit has done a fantastic job giving a kit that includes tools and parts and well packaged for a great price.
Shut the front door.
PS, I would love to know your name on Louis’s streams.. IF you visit them.
Very good instructions. The battery replacement went surprisingly smooth. Thanks!
Everything went very well! Thank you. My phone is back to working in top order.
Success! Within an hour of receiving the kit, my 12 year old daughter and I had the old swollen battery replaced and the phone up and running. No problems separating the display or with the adhesive strips. Do not be deterred by the comments of those who experienced difficulty with the adhesive strips. Follow the guide carefully as it is all in there. And use some method of heating the adhesive. We used the exterior flat surface of our waffle iron, heating it up then unplugging it, and placed the phone on a mouse pad on the waffle iron for a minute. Once warmed the adhesive was easily removed. Thank you ifixit.
Read through the whole guide first before starting the battery replacement. Had i done that i would have read about the dental floss and the battery would probably have come loose much easier. The adhesive made it very hard to remove and old battery ended up U shaped, and of course the adhesive breaks off, i guess for most people? But successful replacement in the end.
Thank you for the wonderful guide. This was my first attempt at repairing something as small and intricate as an iPhone. I was able to complete the replacement of the battery without any issues. I now basically have a brand new iPhone 6 plus, and a phone that will last me for quite a while longer.
I successfully replaced battery of my old iPhone 6 plus, following this guide step by step without any issues, thankful for iFixit community. My second project is to replace screen face of my daughter iPad 2 this evening, I work very well with tools and following guidance, even though I am taking electronic course for certification to open a store for electronic repairs soon!
Well that went extremely well. Aside from getting the tiny screws back in, which are a pain to get aligned on the screwdriver, it was really straightforward.
First time I’ve attempted a repair on an iDevice, and this guide made it simple. Nice one!
There was no mention of replacing the case gasket? Should it be replaced or does it matter?
These instructions are for the iPhone 6 Plus. If your phone has a gasket between the screen and case, that’d be a 6s Plus. Instructions for replacing the gasket are here.
Thank you for the great instructions! Everything came out just fine. Also, I’m glad that I had the proper tools that were provided from iFixit.
I replaced the battery in my iPhone. It starts fine but some of the keys on the keyboard don’t work and when I go to type a text the keyboard won’t come up at all. I will try taking it apart tomorrow to see if anything looks wrong. It doesn’t seem to be able to move to the next screen. Any ideas?
Hervorragend bebilderte und erklärte Anleitung. Mache sowas zum ersten Mal und habe meinen Akku problemlos gegen einen neuen ersetzt, obwohl mir beim Ausbau ein Klebestreifen abgerissen ist.
Lob für und Dank an die Autoren und Übersetzer!
I bought my iPhone 6+ when it was launched in 2014, and the battery life today (5.5 years later) is terrible.
Searching the internet brought me to iFixit, and I loved this tutorial / guide. Bought the kit, replaced the battery, and life is good!
Ok, What about installation? New battery has some kind of pink wrapped plastic.?? and the blue gasket thing. I have no Idea but no reinstallation guide. The blue pry tool has sharp ends on both side. Digs into your palm.
well i have to say , it was very easy and only took 15 min to replace the battery. the apple store wanted $100 to do this and i did it for $37.
saved a lot of money by doing it my self. Phone (apple 6 plus) works like a new one now.
Just finished this project on my mother’s iPhone 6+ using the ifixit replacement battery with the ifixit Pro Tool Kit and iOpener. Excellent and easy guide, word for word, with the video to help out. I loved that this model phone didn’t need the screen adhesive like I’ve seen on other phones such as the LG G6. The hardest and most time consuming part was getting getting the dead battery out…. I tried the floss trick….
Keep up the good work! Thanks!
I was on the final step, replacing the battery. I slowly peeled back the plastic sheet covering the adhesive and bubbles formed in the adhesive as I SLOWLY peeled. When I got to he tapered end of the adhesive, the ends stretched out and and bunched up in a wad when they finally let go of the plastic. I tried (as carefully as I could) using a small and sharp pair of scissors to cut off the bunched sections of the adhesive, saw a spark from the new battery (I must have scratched it, though I don’t see how) and now the new battery is sitting outside in an old crockpot awaiting disposal.
I bought this IF268-002-7 battery replacement kit , for my I Phone 6 @ a great price . The kit came with everything required battery and tool kit and then came online to this site for replacement instructions . Having never done this before , it took me a couple of hours and all went well. My hint to anyone following the instructions , take a soft paper towel and lay it out and draw a basic diagram box from where each screw came from . The reason for this is because there are different length screws and it makes it so much easier upon assembly !
How can I know if your battery is bad or my phone is? It’s acting worse than my old battery that would last only two hours if left unchecked.
I prefer if you can add instructions on how to use the adhesive that came with the battery, and the installation steps. I had a problem in using the adhesive, and I stick it on the other direction, but still the battery is stable I think.
Not all that easy to reinsert the screws. Takes a little patience and using the tweezers to line them up with the magnetic screwdriver. Then finding the hole they go into. But all eventually worked and the phone even works.
Super glad to find ifixit.com! Battery and tool kit arrived quickly and was packaged very cool as well. Also, the support via video and by written step-by-step instructions was spot on. One small note. It seems obvious, however when installing the new battery, make sure you position it so that the connector tab aligns properly with the connection point. Therefore, the connector won’t be “stressed” from being to far forward or to far back of the connection point. I didn’t measure it, but there was about 1/8” above and below the battery that may have presented a problem if the battery wasn’t “centered”. Remember, those adhesive strips don’t like to allow second chances! I hope this is helpful. Cheers!
Seems like a lot of people are having trouble with the adhesive strips when removing the old battery, I did as well, albeit just a bit. The trick is not to allow the strip to twist once you beging pulling (easier said than done, right?) Just begin pulling slow and steady at a low upwards angle 20° or so. Ideally, you will have a flat piece of adhesive about 2”-3” long. At this point you can slowly relieve tension and grab closer to the battery and continue the pull until the adhesive pulls out from beneath the battery. Again, they key is a flat, slow steady pull. If it starts getting too thin, slowly release tension, “choke up” on the strip and continue your slow gentle upward angled pull. If any of the pulls results in the adhesive breaking off under the battery, it’s not the end of the world, but it will take a little extra time and patience. Just follow the link provided in the written text and don’t panic . Slow and steady is the key! ✌
Tutorial was great. Replaced the old swollen battery without incident. Question, anyone have the home button fail after replacing the battery? It may have been damaged beforehand. Thank you
I watched two videos on battery replacement on your site. Both iPhone 6, both presented by the same woman. Both only cover disassembly. Both mention a reassembly video. No link to reassembly on either page. You should put the link to reassembly on the disassembly page.
It's standard I know but I wouldn't have succeeded without the magnetic screwdriver so thanks for that! I probably broke the rules by using hand sanitiser to unstick the strip that broke, probably too much water in it, but it worked and I was really really careful removing excess gel and drying with corners of tissue afterwards.
The phone is mainly just for calls and messaging so it's been brilliant being able to now trust the battery and it has good standby.
Thanks so much!
That was great! I’ve replaced an iPhone battery once before using a kit from a big internet retailer and it really kind of sucked. The IFIXIT tools are high quality and the instructions were perfect. The process was actually fun! I highly recommend.
When replacing the battery, iFixit battery (replacement) will need to be charged after install before powering up phone, correct?
Enea Del Lama - Replica
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.
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I stripped one of the two screws - at a dead stop.
Margaret Patterson - Replica
Before you even start: get the iOpener or hairdryer out. You’ll need it
GPZ - Replica
If a lightning connector won’t provide a charge or needs to be wiggled carefully to provide a charge, power off the device, then try using precision tweezers to scrape the innermost wall of the lightning jack in a pinching motion to check for lint buildup. Pocket lint or other debris can accumulate inside the jack, compacting each time a cable is inserted. This can prevent a lightning cable from seating fully. Clearing the lint may restore functionality without replacing the part.
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A few hints:
* heating up the phone works great. I used a heating pad that you put in the microwave to heat sports injuries.
* also, I made a sheet to help you keep track of the screws as you remove them. Print out the page, then place double sided tape below each color-coded listing of screws, and stick the screws to the tape as you disassemble. This helps prevent losing the screws and keeps track of what screws are what for easier reassembly. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pLSvKvB...
Paul Faulstich - Replica
Additional hints, for anyone who needs them:
* stick the screws to the tape in the same positions as they are shown in the guide. This will make it easier to identify them during reassembly.
* if the screws get mixed together, the ‘mm’ (millimetre, millimeter) measurements given in the guide can be used to identify them. Compare the lengths of the threaded shafts to each other to determine which screw is which.
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