How To Replace A Damaged Or Cracked iPhone 6s Screen

If you’ve ever owned an iPhone or other smartphone then you’ll know that no matter how well you look after it, you’re going to drop it once or twice. If you’ve dropped your iPhone 6s and this has resulted in a damaged or cracked screen, you don’t have to send it in for repairs, you can repair it yourself for a fraction of the cost. All you need is a replacement screen which is available online from around $15 – $35 (depending on the quality) and a simple tool kit which is usually bundled with the replacement screen. This repair takes around 30 to 60 minutes to complete and is fairly easy to do.

In the guide below, I’ll show you step by step how to replace the screen on your iPhone 6s.

As I’ve said in the introduction, most of the replacement screens available online come with a simple toolkit bundled with them. Although these are not the best quality, they are usually sufficient to do the repair on your phone once or twice. If you do happen to damage the tools, you can get cheap tool kits on Amazon or invest in a more premium one if you think you may have to do the repair again in the future.

For other models, have a look at the guides below:

What You Will Need To Replace Your iPhone 7 Plus Screen

  • Replacement Screen & Tool Kit
  • iPhone Repair Tool Kit – Buy Here
    • Note – your replacement kit may come with a basic tool kit. This is usually good enough to get the job done but the screw driver heads often strip after a few screws.

How to Replace your iPhone 6s Screen

The replacement of your iPhone 6s screen is done in four stages, first you’ll remove the existing screen, then you’ll need to remove the components which you still need to use, then install these components onto the new screen and finally install the new screen on your iPhone.

The most important thing to keep in mind when doing this replacement is to keep your screws well organised. The screws inside your iPhone are different types, sizes and lengths and it is very important that you put the correct screws in the correct place. It is easy to get confused and lose track of your screws. I like to draw a quick sketch of each bracket or component and lay the screws onto the sketch over the hole they came out of.

The next thing you may not be familiar with is the ribbon cable connectors. These are very fine connectors which simply “snap” into place, similar to Lego. To separate them, you can slide your spudger underneath the connector and pop it off. To connect them again, make sure that they two are correctly lined up and simply pressed down on top of the connector and you’ll feel it snap into place.

Here is the complete video guide to replacing the screen:

Good luck with the repair and let us know how it goes for you in the comments section below.

If you enjoyed this guide, you may be interested in these 5 Secret iPhone Codes You Didn’t Know About or find out how to Charge your iPhone Battery the Right Way.

Michael Klements
Hi, my name is Michael and I started this blog in 2016 to share my DIY journey with you. I love tinkering with electronics, making, fixing, and building - I'm always looking for new projects and exciting DIY ideas. If you do too, grab a cup of coffee and settle in, I'm happy to have you here.


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