HOME BUTTON REPLACEMENT

Use this guide to remove or replace the home button, In this example, we are using an iPhone 6s.
Please note that only the phone's original home button assembly will be capable of using the Touch ID functionality. Installing a new home button will only restore ordinary home button functions, not the Touch ID features.You can also use this guide to replace the following parts:
  • Front Panel Assembly Cable Bracket
  • Home Button Bracket
Step 1 Pentalobe Screws
Before disassembling your iPhone, discharge the battery below 25%. A charged lithium-ion battery can catch fire and/or explode if accidentally punctured.
  • Before disassembling your iPhone, discharge the battery below 25%. A charged lithium-ion battery can catch fire and/or explode if accidentally punctured.
  • Power off your iPhone before beginning disassembly.
  • Remove the two 3.6 mm Pentalobe screws next to the Lightning connector.
Step 2 Double Suction Separation Clamp Opening Procedure
The next three steps demonstrate using the iSclack, a great tool for safely opening the iPhone 6 that we recommend for anyone doing more than one repair. If you aren't using the iSclack, skip down three steps for an alternate method.
  • The next steps, we'll be using the Double Suction Separation Clamp, a great tool for safely opening your phone.If you aren't using the Double Suction Separation Clam, skip down for an alternate method.

Position the iSclack's upper suction cup against the display, just above (but not covering) the home button.

  • Place the bottom of your iPhone in between the suction cups.
    • Position the Double Suction Separation Clamp upper suction cup against the display, just above (but not covering) the home button.
  • Open the handles to close the jaws of the Double Suction Separation Clamp. Center the suction cups and press them firmly onto the top and bottom of the iPhone.
Step 3

  • Hold onto your iPhone securely and close the handle of the Double Suction Separation Clamp to separate the suction cups, pulling the front panel up from the rear case.
  • Peel the two suction cups off your iPhone.
Step 4 Manual Opening Procedure
If you don't have an iSclack, use a single suction cup to lift the front panel:
  • If you don't have an Double Suction Separation Clamp, use a single suction cup to lift the front panel:
    • Press a suction cup onto the screen, just above the home button.
    • Be sure the cup is pressed securely onto the screen to get a tight seal.
Step 5
  • While holding the iPhone down with one hand, pull up on the suction cup to slightly separate the front panel assembly from the rear case.
    • Take your time and apply firm, constant force. The display assembly is a much tighter fit than most devices.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, begin to gently pry the rear case down, away from the display assembly, while continuing to pull up with the suction cup.
  • There are several clips holding the front panel assembly to the rear case, so you may need to use a combination of the suction cup and plastic opening tool to free the front panel assembly.
Step 6
  • Pull the plastic nub to release the vacuum seal on the suction cup.
  • Remove the suction cup from the display assembly.
Step 7 Opening up the phone
Open the iPhone by swinging the home button end of the front panel assembly away from the rear case, using the top of the phone as a hinge.
  • Open the iPhone by swinging the home button end of the front panel assembly away from the rear case, using the top of the phone as a hinge.
    • Several clips along the top edge of the front panel form a partial hinge.
    • During reassembly, align the clips just below the top edge of the rear case. Then, slide the front panel upward until its top edge is flush with that of the rear case.
Open the display to about a 90º angle, and lean it against something to keep it propped up while you're working on the phone.In a pinch, an unopened canned beverage works well for this.
  • Open the display to about a 90º angle, and lean it against something to keep it propped up while you're working on the phone.
    • Note: In a pinch, an unopened canned beverage works well for this.
    • Add a rubber band to keep the display securely in place while you work. This prevents undue strain on the display cables.
  Step 8 Removing the battery connector bracket screws
Remove the following Phillips screws from the battery connector bracket:
  • Remove the following Phillips screws from the battery connector bracket:
    • One 2.2 mm screw
    • One 3.2 mm screw
Step 9
Remove the metal battery connector bracket from the iPhone.
  • Remove the metal battery connector bracket from the iPhone.
Step 10 Disconnecting the battery connector
  • Use a plastic opening tool to gently pry the battery connector up from its socket on the logic board.
  • Take care to only pry up on the battery connector, and not the socket on the logic board. If you pry up on the logic board socket, you may break the connector entirely.
Step 11 Removing the front panel assembly cable bracket screws
  • Remove the following five Phillips screws securing the front panel assembly cable bracket:
    • Three 1.2 mm screws
    • One 1.7 mm screw
    • One 3.1 mm screw
  • Incorrect placement of these screws during reassembly will cause permanent damage to your iPhone's logic board.
Remove the front panel assembly cable bracket from the logic board.
  • Remove the front panel assembly cable bracket from the logic board.
Step 12
  • In the next four steps, take care to pry up only on the cable connectors, and not on their sockets on the logic board.
  • Use a spudger or a fingernail to disconnect the front-facing camera and sensor cable connector.
Step 13
Use a spudger or a fingernail to disconnect the home button cable connector.Use a spudger or a fingernail to disconnect the home button cable connector.
  • Use a spudger or tweezers to disconnect the home button cable connector.
Make sure the battery is disconnected before you disconnect or reconnect the cable in this step.
  • Make sure the battery is disconnected before you disconnect or reconnect the cable in this step.
  • Use a spudger or a fingernail to disconnect the display data cable connector.
  • When reassembling your phone, the display data cable may pop off its connector. This can result in white lines or a blank screen when powering your phone back on. If that happens, simply reconnect the cable and power cycle your phone. 
When reconnecting the digitizer cable, do not press the center of the connector. Press one end of the connector, then press the opposite end. Pressing in the center of the connector can bend the component and cause digitizer damage.
  • Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the digitizer cable connector.
  • When reconnecting the digitizer cable, do not press the center of the connector. Press one end of the connector, then press the opposite end. Pressing in the center of the connector can bend the component and cause digitizer damage.
Step 14 Separating front panel assembly and rear case
Remove the front panel assembly from the rear case.
  • Remove the front panel assembly from the rear case.
Step 15 Home Button
  • Remove the two 1.9 mm Phillips screws securing the home button bracket.
  • Remove the home button bracket from the front panel.
Use the point of a spudger to disconnect the home button cable connector by pushing it up and away from the home button.Use the point of a spudger to disconnect the home button cable connector by pushing it up and away from the home button.
  • Use the point of a spudger to disconnect the home button cable connector by pushing it up and away from the home button.
Step 16
  • Gently push the top left corner of the home button up away from the front panel.
  • Do not push the home button all the way through—you only need to get a corner free so that you can pry it free with a spudger.
  • This membrane is very thin. If you feel like you're going to tear the button, apply mild heat (with a heat gun, or hair dryer) and try again.
  • Peel the home button the rest of the way off of the display by prying gently with a spudger.

  • Use the point of a spudger to carefully separate the home button cable from the adhesive securing it to the front panel.
  • Once all the adhesive has been separated, remove the home button from the front panel.
Step 17 Home Button
  • Depending on your replacement part, you may need to remove the rubber gasket around your home button.
  • Use a set of tweezers to carefully pull the gasket up from the home button.
    • Be careful not to snag the gasket on the home button cable.

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.