Which iPhone 6 Screen Replacement is Right for You?
The newest Apple smartphone, the iPhone 6 (and iPhone 6 Plus) debuted on September 19th of this year and one issue, in particular, has prompted iPhone 6 screen replacement. Within the first weeks, users who had previously been on the edge of their seats with anticipation were suddenly on the edge of confusion and frustration. Both iPhone 6 models could bend with amazing flexibility. Shortly after, this phenomenon became known as “Bendgate,” users would pocket their brand new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus and later find an indented or broken smartphone.
Were you one of the unlucky users who bent or broke your new Apple device out of the gate (the Bendgate, that is)? If so, you probably found yourself in need of iPhone 6 screen repair. Because the screen was not quite as willing to bend as the case, and that led to shattering or spiderweb cracks. Or maybe you simply dropped your iPhone 6 in a freak basket weaving accident.
You’re in luck! We have isolated the service options for iPhone 6 screen repair based on cost and other crucial factors. Check out the options below.
iPhone 6 Screen Replacement Cost Based on Service Option:
By Apple Store
With a bigger screen than ever before, the iPhone 6 screen replacement cost is also bigger than ever. The out of warranty expense is $299 for an iPhone 6 replacement, as most Apple stores do not replace just the screen but rather the whole smartphone. For the screen replacement service alone it’s $109, or $79 service charge under the Apple Care + warranty.
By CPR Cell Phone Repair
Any of the CPR locations across the country and Canada are equipped with the most common parts in stock so that iPhone 6 repairs are quick and painless (usually less than 24 hours). The cost of replacing your iPhone 6 screen by CPR is affordable and ensured with a limited lifetime warranty on parts and service.
Using an iPhone 6 Screen Replacement Kit
Because the iPhone 6 model is so new, it’s very difficult to find an iPhone 6 screen repair kit. Like its predecessors, it will eventually have a standard kit on the market (probably around $60-70) with all of the tools and parts needed to complete your cracked iPhone 6 screen repair. As for now, if you decided on DIY glass replacement, you will have to find the correctly sized display replacement and utilize tools from other DIY smartphone repair kits.
How to Replace iPhone 6 Screen (A DIY Guide)
It is recommended to leave the iPhone 6 glass replacement to professional technicians. While many steps are similar to the glass replacement of the iPhone 5s, much is still not known about this generation of device. It risks further damage to your phone as well as puts yourself in danger to attempt a DIY repair if you do not know what you are doing. If you want to proceed at your own risk, here are the steps to follow:
- Power off your device. If the screen is frozen, power off with a hard reset – pressing both the home and power buttons.
- Locate the dock port and the twin screws on either side. Remove the screws with a 5 point (pentalobe) screwdriver.
- Press a suction cup onto the screen just over the home button. If your screen is cracked or shattered, you may want to tape over the screen prior to suctioning.
- Pull up on the suction cup to displace the screen. There will still be cables running between the front display and back panel at the top.
- Swing the display up to a 90-degree angle with the back panel and notice where the two are still connected.
- Locate the metal shield covering the display cables. Remove the five screws holding it in place. (Note: The iPhone 5 series only had four screws. Apple has added a screw in the middle of the metal shield.) Then set aside the shield and screws.
- Two flex cables are revealed beneath the metal shield. Dislodge each of these gently, revealing a third. Dislodge the third one, revealing a fourth. And finally, dislodge the fourth cable.
- The front display should now be completely free. You may need to disconnect a few components to install in the new front display, such as: the touch ID sensor, the home button assembly, the earpiece, the front-facing camera, and the heat shield. The easier way is to purchase a front display with new versions of these components already attached.
- Reassemble the iPhone 6 in reverse order of disassembly.
If you are not confident in your technological abilities, it’s best to avoid a DIY iPhone 6 glass replacement. Instead, rely on experts like those at Cell Phone Repair. Simply visit any one of the many CPR locations and talk to a certified technician. An estimate of the repair is free and could save you the hassle of disassembly or trying to figure out if you are covered under your Apple warranty. In addition, the work done by CPR and the new display parts will be covered under a limited lifetime warranty – giving you unbeatable peace of mind.