Learn how you can fix and replace a faulty wifi / GPS antenna on the iPhone 6.
Here is the part and tools you need to carry out the repair in this video:
(Wifi Antenna Flex Cable and Repair Kit with Certified Repair Tools)
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Very nice, simple, step by step and easy to follow instruction on how to do it. Had done it with my iphone 6 around 8 months ago and just done another one today on my kid’s iphone 6. It seems that iphone 6 has it weakness on the wifi antenna
Just wanted to say Thank you again for this video. This was the second time in a year that my antenna crapped out. It was great to find you in my video history and be able to change this out again. Instant success.
Thank you for this tutorial. I used it to replace the antenna on my iPhone 6. The process is pretty straightforward but very meticulous. I think most people with decent mechanical aptitude could complete this.
Just replaced it and my bluetooth is finally working well again. Haven't tried the GPS out yet, but i'm confident it will be working again also.
Only one issue....now the Y and 6 on my keyboard are deadspots on my touch screen. Any advice on why this is happening and how to fix?
Just finished fixing my phone, thanks a lot! For anyone attempting this fix, I suggest a magnetic tray for the screws. I placed the screws in the tray mimicking their exact location one by one, which made reassembly really easy.
Just used this video to fix my wife's iPhone 6 and it works perfectly. THANK YOU ! I got the parts and tools here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B074SG2VPV/ref=cfb_at_prodpg - and printed out a copy of the screw diagram (used double sided sticky tape to secure screws) from here - https://uedata.amazon.com/dp/B01G3HQMKA/ref=psdc_2407780011_t3_B01G3HN8EI?tag=ifixitam-20
Depends on what the issue on your phone is. I've been having poor Bluetooth, some Wifi issues and No GPS popping up when trying to use WAZE or other Navigation programs. So I replaced the Antenna and the GPS Module. The GPS Module is on the top left of the phone. You would have pulled it to get the main board out to change the antenna. Well, I got a new replacement and popped it into place as I was putting it back together again. Well, My Bluetooth now seems better. It would cut out turning my head, now it's working at a distance. Wifi seems a little better, but I have had issues at work which is where I would really notice it. So Unlike I go back to work, I won't know for sure 100%. My GPS? Right now it's working!!! But again it's way too early to tell as it would work and then stop working, and later work again, and then stop working. I would get the No GPS message on the screen when using WAZE, but nothing else worked either. The map was just way off.
GPS is working in my Computer room inside right now. I'm going to have to use it for a week and see if No GPS pops up again or not. When it doesn't work and you're not sure how to get someplace, it can be annoying. Luckily I had a backup with my Radio/Navigation unit in my truck. The maps may be a little outdated and doesn't have as many of the fancy features of WAZE, but it got me where I needed, though a really bad roundabout way.
Hi, my cellphone had the problem to didnt take the WiFi and the service and I changed already, my WiFi it’s working now but not the service, I have AT&T but it searching and it not find it please can you help me with this problem?
My buddy dropped his iPhone 6 and the wifi and bluetooth stopped working.
Does it sound like an antenna replacement will fix it, maybe the antenna broke, or one or more of the connectors disconnected?
Very nice video, thank you, I now feel confident that I can do this repair.
This is the best how-to video for replacing the wifi antenna that I could find on YouTube. I've never taken apart any electronic ever in my life, and I was able to fix my phone for only $15 because of this walk through. I did check my components prior to purchasing a new part. Sometimes there is a sticker askew on the wifi antenna or a connector disconnected. This video can still help you get to that point. It took a little time, patience and rewinding to make sure everything was done right. Totally worth the effort. It's better than spending another $300-$800 for a new phone. The only thing that would make this video better is if the reassembly was a bit more detailed. I made a diagram of the pieces and screws (with steps) so that I could easily reassemble, but still found myself rewinding and double checking my steps.
Thank you - very informative and easy to follow. I didn't replace my antenna but simply put a little bit of tape on top of the black sponge buffer tape (you'll see it once you remove the antenna) and this created enough pressure on the antenna contacts to re-establish a good connection.
Good video.. There are some spots putting the phone back together that would've been nice to see. I used https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNfGHP6UcgE to get to a certain point. Good tools make a huge difference!
hello i have a bad wifi recpetion and i think that i have to change the antenna right? how is working the one that u linked so far? good product? did u recommend to buy?
same question for the battery? have u any experience in battery brand ? thanks
Hey man that's a really good video but i have a big problem. While i'm trying to replace the new flex cable to the logic board, guess what i did? I broke one of coax connectors on the logic board and i'm still having bad signal from my wifi. I mean i can't connect one of 4 connectors of flex cable to logic board. I hope you understand, sorry for my english btw :)
Well, then you're kind of screwed. You have to take your time and carefully pop all the connections. That includes the antenna. I just finished the job myself and had no problem. Everything seems to work now. This is NOT an easy fix. Lots of screws that all have to go back into the exact same spots. In general, you should let a pro do it. You may be able to take it someplace to get it fixed. Maybe not, as places don't like to fix other people's screw up's.
I'm no pro, but I've fixed a number of phones over the years for friends and family. This fix almost pushed my limits. I replaced the Antenna and the GPS module. Since the parts are cheap and I only wanted to pull the phone apart once. 1 broken connector, you just made your phone worse off. Maybe time to look at a new phone. I normally keep my phones for 4 years, and so I'm into the 4th year with this iPhone 6 and I don't want to replace it at this time until the new 2018 iPhones are announced and being sold. That's still around 5 months away.
I was told that replacing the antena wouldn't fix my bluetooth and wifi issues on my iphone 6 (weak signals) by both an apple store and a independant cellphone repair place. I bought a replacement antenna, and a set of tools for $15.00 on Amazon prime. This fixed my issue .
Followed this video to replace my wifi antenna and flex cable. Very helpful tutorial. I had the ifixit parts and tools and this video helped me complete it within an hour. Never opened up an iPhone before this. Thanks!
Excellent video. Replacing antenna fixed phone gps location issue. Hot tips: magnetic tip screw driver set is good investment; tape down masking tape with sticky side up, then layout removed screws on masking tape in same pattern as on phone to ensure screws go back to correct location (screws vary in length).
This was a great video but it was missing a few steps on the reassembly and it really downplayed how hard it was to reconnect the screen... I had to take the screen off and redo the connectors 3 times before the touch functions started working again. Make sure you have the flex cables connected and press firmly on them before putting the cover back on. I thought i destroyed the screen at first but some patience got me thru and everything is working great and my GPS and WiFi signals are back to normal. Thanks!
Please help me, I've got used iPhone 6 and there's weak wifi and cellular signal, it's not seem like there's any issues with GPS eaither because GPS works well without any wifi/cellular connection. What could be the problem?
Thank you for this video. This fixed my bluetooth/2.4Ghz wifi/gps having barely no connectivity at all. I could only connect to 5Ghz wifi before replacing this part. I also replaced the 5Ghz wifi antenna while I was doing this because may as well while the phone is all in pieces.
REMINDER FOR ANYONE ATTEMPTING THIS, make sure you put the screws in their designated spots, if you messed up their order find an ifixit guide with the screw lengths included so you can put the right screws in their designated spot. ALSO be very gentle when reconnecting the screen because if you bend the pins on the motherboard that can't be fixed without buying a new phone.
I recommend having a sheet of paper and doing a simple sketch of the parts and where the screws go. Took about 30 minutes to complete. Everything worked once I got it back up and running. The antenna cost $4.70. It's a decent video, and worth a go.
It's not simple!!! You have to go slow and work under good light. All the screws, for the most part, are different and have to go back to the exact same spot. That's a tricky part. You don't want to lose any screws and they need to be laid out in such a way as you know how to put them back in the exact same spot. You need to carefully pop all the connections off. You also have to make sure you connect them back up correctly, fully. You don't want to make your phone worse off. You need to have some ability in this type of work. Some people can't handle a screwdriver, let alone tiny screws. You need 3 different tiny screwdrivers. Along with a few other things. Taking it apart is pretty easy. it's the putting it all back togeather again correctly that can be a pain. The better you layout the screws taking it apart, the easier time you'll have getting it back togeather.
I did this, last night... replace both antennae. I followed this video like an instruction manual, using a magnetic dish to keep the screws laid out in a pattern that matched the phone. It was tedious, and the small ribbon cables were a bit of a challenge for this older dude. But, the phone went back together and works like it is supposed to!
The original Wifi didn't seem like it could be bad, but the replacement is definitely better. The original GPS antenna was missing a snap on one of the fingers, which means it could not have worked on day one.
Great job on the video!!
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