How do you fix a broken iPhone screen in just a few minutes? Follow our guide!

iPhones, like any phone, is susceptible to cracking and shattering. If you’ve broken your iPhone screen, and you’re no longer covered under warranty, you may want to consider a do-it-yourself screen replacement. It can take less than 10 minutes, if you have all the right tools for the job, and we can walk you through the whole repair, step-by-step, from start to finish!

Before performing any DIY repair, you should evaluate all your options. For those that purchased AppleCare+ for their iPhone 6, go straight to an Apple Store or call 1-800-APL-CARE to schedule a mail-in repair. Your warranty covers you for this kind of incident, and it will cost you far less. If your looking for a cheaper way to go try cellphonerepaircoloradosprings.com

If you don’t have AppleCare+ but only have a minor crack in your screen and no damage to the frame, Apple may still be your best option. As of writing this, Apple charges $109 plus tax (USD) to replace the screen on an iPhone 6. Just be aware that if for some reason your iPhone 6 fails Apple’s calibration process or your frame is bent, they’ll charge you the full replacement price, which is currently at $299 plus tax

For those that don’t live near an Apple Store and don’t want to mail in their iPhone 6, DIY repair may be the right choice for you. There are lots of reasons people choose DIY repair, including total cost. While Apple’s replacement prices don’t typically change, the cost to repair an iPhone drops drastically as the phone ages. The iPhone 6 is no exception so be sure to keep checking back on part costs. They can and will continue to fall.

If you’ve decided DIY is the right choice for you, continue on!

Before performing any DIY repair, always completely power down your iPhone. Press and hold the Power button until you see the Slide to Power Off indicator. Power the iPhone down completely before continuing any further.

Use your security or 5-point screwdriver to remove the two screws that sit on either side of the Lightning Dock. Set these screws aside. You can mix them up as they are exactly the same.

Remove broken display

 

1. Use your suction cup to carefully pry up the bottom of the display. Position the suction cup right above the Home button as shown in the photo below. Just take care not to pull up too hard as there are still cables at the top holding the display to the logic board.

 

2. Swing up the display enough to reveal the top right of the inside of the iPhone. This is where the cables sitz that we need to disconnect.

 

3. Use your #000 Phillips screwdriver to remove the five screws shown in the photo below. Be sure not to mix up these screws as they are all different sizes and should be put back in the same order. It always helps me to put them in a pattern similar to how they go in the shield.

4. Remove the display shield using your fingers or small tweezers. Just take care not to snag the cables underneath.

 

5. There are four cables holding the display to the logic board. Remove the first two cables shown in the photo below using the flat end of your spudger tool. Be very careful not to pry at the board and only at the cables themselves. They should come free rather easily.

 

6. After removing the first two cables, a third cable is now visible. Remove it the same way you did the previous two.

 

7. You should see one remaining cable underneath the third cable. Remove it the same way. The display assembly should be free.

 

Note: If your iPhone 6’s screen is extremely shattered, you may have a hard time removing the display with a suction cup. It just won’t be able to grab hold. Instead, use a razor blade to carefully pry the bottom of the display up just enough to get the flat end of your spudger tool underneath. From there you should be able to use your fingers to free it.

Cell Phone Repair Colorado Springs