Flipsy.com shows you how to fix the volume button and flex cable on your iPhone 6.
Volume button broke on your iPhone 6? The problem could be the button itself, but more likely it's the volume button flex cable. Here's how to repair your iPhone 6 volume button and flex cable.
- How to fix a stuck iPhone 6 volume button
- How to replace your iPhone 6 volume button and/or flex cable
- What you need
- Step-by-step instructions
- Additional resources
How to fix a stuck iPhone 6 volume button
Before we dig into serious repairs, you should make sure the button isn't simply stuck. Over time, dirt can work its way into the seams and cause the button to stick.
Fix it by dabbing a bit of rubbing alcohol on a clean cloth or cotton swab and gently massaging it into the recesses around your volume button.
If that doesn't fix the issue, you might have to replace your iPhone 6 volume button or flex cable.
QUICK TIP: In a pinch you can turn on Assistive Touch, which lets you adjust the volume without using the button.
How to replace your iPhone 6 volume button and/or flex cable
Unless your iPhone 6 button is visibly broken, the volume button flex cable is probably the problem. Here's how to replace both.
What you need:
- P2 Pentalobe screwdriver
- Pry tool
- Small Phillips screwdriver
- Suction cup
- Heat gun or hair dryer (optional)
- Replacement iPhone 6 volume button
- Replacement iPhone 6 volume button flex cable
Need tools? Here's where to get complete iPhone 6 repair kits:
- Digital Supply USA: $10
- iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit: $65
- iFixit Smartphone Repair Kit: $25
- Kasi Smartphone Repair Kit on Amazon: $8
- DirectFix: $10
- iCracked Repair Kit: $9
- Olympia Smartphone Repair Kit at Walmart: $16
- 10-in-1 Repair Kit on Ebay: $4
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Volume button flex cable:
Volume button set (aka side keys)
Part 1: Remove the display assembly
STEP 1: Remove the two screws located next to the charging port.
STEP 2: Place the suction cup near the bottom of the display assembly and place the pry tool at the bottom seam. Lift and pry to open the display assembly at the bottom seam.
STEP 3: Open the display assembly to a 90-degree angle, then unscrew and remove the display assembly bracket.
STEP 4: Use the spudger to disconnect the display assembly cables. Remove the display assembly.
Part 2: Remove the battery and components
STEP 1: Gently pull on the battery adhesive tabs until you can remove the battery (you may need to use the pry tool or a plastic card to help pry the battery out). If necessary, heat the battery to soften the adhesive.
STEP 2: Remove the upper cable bracket (two screws).
STEP 3: Remove the contact bracket (three screws).
Part 3: Remove the volume button and flex cable
STEP 1: Disconnect the volume button flex cable.
STEP 2: Remove the volume button flex cable brackets (three screws).
STEP 3: Gently peel the volume button flex cable from the frame to remove it completely.
STEP 4: Use the tweezers to remove the volume button.
Part 4: Reassembly
STEP 1: Insert the replacement volume button and/or volume button flex cable, then follow these steps in reverse order to reassemble your iPhone 6.
The following videos offer visual guides to replacing your iPhone 6 volume button and volume button flex cable:
Helpful photos and more step-by-step instructions: