Guide to do the iPhone 6S Battery Replacement on your own

It’s been more than six years since the iPhone 6s was released. While it was discontinued after the release of the iPhone 7, a lot of people still own the device and often find it difficult to get the phone fixed in case there is an issue. One such issue is the iPhone 6s battery replacement. For a phone this old and without a warranty, Apple can ask you a lot. If you don’t want to pay so much and are thinking about cutting down on repair costs, here is a step-by-step guide of how you can replace the battery by yourself.

Step 1: Prep to Remove the Display

  1. Turn off your iPhone before starting the disassembly. Make sure that the battery is below 25% as lithium-ion batteries can explode or catch fire if charged fully.
  2. Remove the two pentalobe screws that are on either side of the lightning port at the bottom of the iPhone.
  3. Next, use a hairdryer to soften the adhesive that keeps the display secured in its place making it easier to remove.
  4. Now that the adhesive has softened and the display is ready to be removed, take a suction cup and attach it to the lower-left corner of the display.
  5. Very carefully, pull the suction cup up by applying constant yet firm pressure until there is a slight gap between the front panel and rear case. Try not to apply too much pressure and end up cracking the display altogether. And if you have a cracked screen already, it is good to tape over it so that the glass shards don’t fly everywhere and you have a solid surface to stick the suction cup.
  6. Take a spudger and insert its flat edge in the opening that was just created. For easy prying, place the spudger inside the gap created directly above the headphone jack as there is a notch underside of the display there.
  7. With the spudger still inserted, move it up the side of the phone to pop the clips free and separate the adhesive keeping the display in its place.
  8. Repeat the process on the right side of the phone as well by removing and inserting the spudger again from the bottom edge.
  9. Once you’ve run down the spudger across the entire device, use the suction cup to open the display and break the last remaining adhesive as well. 
  10. Remove the suction cup, grasp the display assembly and open it up to 90 degrees only as there are still some cables attach to the display that can break if stretch.

Step 2: Prep to Remove the Battery

  1. Now that the display is opens up, you can go ahead with the iPhone 6s battery replacement. But first, the battery connector needs to be removes.
  2. Two screws are securing the battery connector bracket right beside the battery. Remove the screws and keep them aside securely.
  3. Disconnect the battery connector from the logic board by using the pointed end of the spudger.
  4. Use the spudger again to push the battery connector away from the logic board. Keep it aside in such a way that it keeps away from the socket. And there is no chance for an accidental connection as well.

Step 3: Remove the Display

  1. In order the completely remove the display. You need to remove the display cable bracket holding the display intact with the front assembly.
  2. The display cable bracket is secures with four Phillips screws. Unscrew them and remove the display cable bracket as well.
  3. Once the bracket is remove, you can use the spudger again to disconnect the front camera flex cable. Pry it open from its socket on the logic board.
  4. Next, you need to disconnect the digitizer cable by following the same process as you did for the camera flex cable.
  5. Last is the display cable that is keeping the front panel attached with the phone still. Use the spudger to pry it from its socket as well.
  6. Now that every cable is unattach, you can remove the display assembly easily.

Step 4: Remove the Battery

  1. There are two adhesive strips present on the bottom edge of the battery keeping it in place. Take a tweezer or use for fingers to pull the tips of the adhesive strips.
  2. Now you have the pull the whole adhesive strip out from under the battery. Slowly, but steadily, keep pulling the strip back so that it doesn’t get wrinkle and is completely away from the battery and the rear case.
  3. Repeat the process for the second adhesive strip as well.
  4. Now that everything’s out of the way, you can remove the battery from the iPhone.

Step 5: Install the New Battery

  1. Remove the plastic sleeve the battery came in. Make sure there is no adhesive or alcohol still present in the device.
  2. Install the new battery and continue assembling the device by following these steps backwards.

There you have it. A concise guide for doing iPhone 6s battery replacement on your own. While the steps might look easy on paper. You need to have the right set of tools and relevant experience for performing this procedure on your own. If you are not sure about doing it on your own and worry that you might damage the device. You can always call repair services like Rapid Repair. They’ll take the phone off your hands, fix it, and return it in just a couple of days.

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