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iPhone 6: How to Replace and Fix WIFI / GPS Antenna

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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: http://amzn.to/2qlIz39 (Wifi Antenna Flex Cable and Repair Kit with Certified Repair Tools) FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: http://bit.ly/10Glst1 LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: http://on.fb.me/ZKP4nU FOLLOW US ON G+: http://bit.ly/WfMmZN http://www.itjungles.com Visit Android Forum for Discussions: http://www.androidsnap.com ITJungles assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. ITJungles recommends safe practices when working with electrical tools, power equipment, automotive lifts, lifting tools, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, expensive electronics, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video. Due to factors beyond the control of ITJungles, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not ITJungles. Only attempt your own repairs if you can accept personal responsibility for the results, whether they are good or bad.
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fbx1969 (6 hours ago)
Brilliant, thank you very much
Micheal Stillabower (2 days ago)
Will this fix the lack of cell service connection or just the wifi and gps?
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glo king (15 days ago)
yep this worded for me thanks good vid !!!!
Connor Hibbs (16 days ago)
Seems like my GPS is perfectly fine now! Thank you for the tutorial! Make sure you do have a solid phillips head and a screw driver for the double screw. I ended up stripping the Phillips head that came with the kit I bought. So I went to Walmart and bought a precision kit that was perfect. Thanks again!
sahal kuytheri (17 days ago)
Thank u very much
L Cruz (19 days ago)
Great video! Fixed my iPhone 6 with bluetooth and GPS issues.
Lucas Witek (22 days ago)
will this help cellular data issues?
Berkee (25 days ago)
gonna try this tomorow i'll comment if it sucessed
Mikyle Boss (25 days ago)
Always remember whatever phone you repairing already disconnect the batteries first then the lcd screen flex cables 😊💯
Vincent Bruce (26 days ago)
Does this work if your iphone 6 can still connect to wifi but the connection is just very weak?
dinofx35 (30 days ago)
Is replacing the antenna always necessary? What about just reconnecting a loose one?
ITJungles (30 days ago)
You could try to reconnect and see if it works. If not, then replace the attenna.
CanadaCommunity Org (1 month ago)
Great job well done!
Daniyal Dany (1 month ago)
Wifi connected but the range is too short... how is the solution
akbar aidi (1 month ago)
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
Patrick Hijduk (1 month ago)
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.
Abdul Aziz (2 months ago)
what is the hardware name ?.
georges msd (2 months ago)
where can i get this antenna ?
YouNeedToHearThis (2 months ago)
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.
Michael Doyle (2 months ago)
Worked for me, this instruction is spot on! My GPS is also spot on now too! Thanks.
J Rohman (2 months ago)
Very Important!! Keep your screws in a diagram of how they came out! He does not mention that until 1/2 way through.
saleh Al-qadoori (2 months ago)
thanks alot it works 100/100
Rosanna Santos (3 months ago)
what should i replace? the wifi antenna or the logic board antenna flex cable? i got wifi range problem. please help.
Housefly Productions (3 months ago)
going to give this a go greta tutorial thank you.
BanjoUK (3 months ago)
Surely Disconnect Battery first
Norbert Krawczyk (3 months ago)
Awesome tutorial! Just replaced my antenna and it works perfectly. Just be careful not to mix or loose any tiny screws. Many thanks for your video!
Alexander Fusi (3 months ago)
The hero we wanted and needed
alessio atzeni (3 months ago)
I replaced the antenna like this video but the iphone 6 now has black screen. it works only in dfu mode without logo apple
zz12345aaa12345zz (3 months ago)
best tutorial on youtube on this topic
jaydekaytv (3 months ago)
Thank you so much! GPS works perfectly again!
Carlos Goldie (4 months ago)
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?
Jazzmeson (4 months ago)
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.
arowtake (4 months ago)
This has worked perfectly for me. My Bluetooth connection is back to working. Thank you!
Jack Seaward (4 months ago)
How much to do at apple
James Walsh (4 months ago)
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
Maniac Squad (4 months ago)
GOOD GOD!!! STRESS LEVEL JUST WENT UP LIKE CRAZY, but it worked, thank you :)
raj Srivastava (4 months ago)
It DOES NOT fixes GPS issue! It only fixes the wifi issue. Just replace the part and witnessed it myself.
JB Dragon (4 months ago)
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.
Ken Grisham (4 months ago)
Thank you so much for your help!!
keenswing (4 months ago)
thank you!
Harish Dinne (4 months ago)
Thank you very much for the video with clear instructions, i replaced antenna on my phone, gps, bluetooth, wifi is working fine again.
Alfie Weston (4 months ago)
Mate you're a hero! thanks so much, phones working perfectly!
Josh Rieke (4 months ago)
Perfect. Worked for me. Thanks!
Jefferson Osorio (4 months ago)
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?
Mike S (4 months ago)
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.
arash a (4 months ago)
Great help, THX 🙏
MachadoSwag (5 months ago)
Seems doable. Dare I try this myself? Wifi signal on mine is shot, repair shop says they can fix it for 45 bucks...what should i do?
Rose Robles (5 months ago)
Thank you, thank you, thank you! I just finished taking my phone for a ride and success! My battery, apps and GPS are running smoothly. Like the day I purchased this phone! Again, thank you!
just replaced mine! works like a charm now, thanks ITJungles!!!
Jenn Sigwart (5 months ago)
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.
lazzo (5 months ago)
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.
Miroslav Metodiev (5 months ago)
Just did this to my phone. It was pretty hard to remember the screw places (long, short etc) , had hard time connecting the display properly, but beside this now works as a new! Many thanks!
Carl Brutanunanulewski (1 month ago)
The best method to remember where the screws go is to used tape. Apply the screws onto the sticky side of the tape. Then just apply the screws in same orientation they were found.
Chris Osw (5 months ago)
Works great! Now i've got android
Lucas Lenhert (5 months ago)
worked only slightly better than after I prepared this and followed it exactly... But later on after an update my antenna went completely out.
Fares Djemai (5 months ago)
Why should replace this is the old doest work ?
Dan Wiersgalla (6 months ago)
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!
Som Phors (5 months ago)
Dan Wiersgalla
taejun jang (6 months ago)
thx a lot, I made it : )
Leonardo Manfredi (6 months ago)
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
Jason Nichols (6 months ago)
thanks for posting this. I bought the replacement antenna kit for $10, followed the video, and now my phones GPS works again.
T-Tech Express Work (6 months ago)
is the wifi antenna and the cellar network the same?
Robson Agibert (6 months ago)
Congratulation, very usefull!!
maged nabil (7 months ago)
thanks
Paul Gerrish (7 months ago)
Used this to replace my daughter's antenna and GPS, worked a treat ! Many thanks from Northampton, UK !
AMBROSEASYLUM HIGHLIGHTS (7 months ago)
So this well help with the searching problem on my phone ?
Emīls Pless (7 months ago)
Is the antenna also responsible for Bluetooth connections? I Have problems with Bluetooth range and i don`t know what to replace.
Ultra (7 months ago)
Anybody else go to apple store, and have their phone pass their diagnostics, only to have this replacement fix the issue after all?
Levent Baysak (7 months ago)
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 :)
JB Dragon (4 months ago)
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.
Keith Mcleod (7 months ago)
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 .
Wallace Melo (7 months ago)
Perfect, I'm from Brazil, your tutorial are the best, thanks! Sorry for my English but thanks a lot.
Clark Davis (8 months ago)
Good tutorial. Mine works now. Thanks
Jamaludin Abdullah (8 months ago)
woow really helpful. easy and clear! thank you brother...:)
FG2K (8 months ago)
I found one of my connector stuck with one of the antenna piece, what should i do? Its the 3rd connector where the number is. Can somebody help?
Ty Paluska (8 months ago)
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!
Patrick Hijduk (8 months ago)
Great directions!
Daniel Gehring (8 months ago)
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).
lazzo (5 months ago)
Nice one Daniel - I used Sticky Tack (Blu Tack in Australia) worked great
HyperdrivenPictures (8 months ago)
This is far and away the best video on this repair! One question - what is it about the antenna that fails?
Ylljam Gjikola (8 months ago)
Amazing thank you for your help
Jordan Gregersen (9 months ago)
Thank you in helping me make $100 😁
juan martinez (9 months ago)
my iPhone 6 has strong wifi bar but  even with the slim card in it shows no service or searching  , what should i do ?
Greg Barrett (9 months ago)
Crap. Was attempting this repair when I found that one of the four flex cable connectors on the existing cable had already come disconnected from the board
Arcari Maxime (9 months ago)
Hello ! Thank you for this video. Everything works well except volume button to go up is not working (lower is working), any idea ? And I can't hear people when I'm on the phone
Sydney Short Film School (9 months ago)
Nice video, but what is it that causes the antenna to fail in the first place?
JB Dragon (4 months ago)
Who knows, defect? Can't handle drops well? Poor design?
victor vo (9 months ago)
cheers bruv
Matías Carabajal (9 months ago)
Thanks!!
Semper fi (9 months ago)
Hi great video, does this also fix the no signal issues and bluetooth issues? Thanks
Joe Monas (10 months ago)
Second time I've referred to this video to fix a phone. Very helpful, ideal.
DroneGG (10 months ago)
Worked perfectly. Thank you!
Luiz Marques (10 months ago)
Just replaced it, wifi and gps working perfectly now. Great tutorial, thank you very much!
thedoc612 (10 months ago)
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!
thedoc612 (8 months ago)
yea it wasnt the order that go me, it was just how hard you had to press down on them to get the connection right.
HyperdrivenPictures (8 months ago)
Yes, reconnecting the screen can be a pain, but the connectors present themselves in the order in which they should be reattached, if that makes sense.
Reginald Amoo-Gottfried (10 months ago)
thank you very much ,this video really helped me
Edward Hughes (10 months ago)
Great explanation. Sorted out my no signal problem. Thank you.
Mat Pollock (10 months ago)
Just replaced it on mine and it works perfectly. Great tutorial, many thanks!
JORGE CANDELA (10 months ago)
muchassssssssssssss graciassssssssss perfect imagen thanksssssssss
Noufal Noufal (10 months ago)
thanks
Noufal Noufal (10 months ago)
good msg
Noufal Noufal (10 months ago)
pls you what app number
Yasir Taj (10 months ago)
I replaced both antenna and and wifi cable but i m still having problem with my wifi and gps! please help
Renan Marinho (7 months ago)
My compass doest work along with gps. Wifi and bluetooth works fine tho, what could it be?
TitanSilver354 (9 months ago)
Definitely started with ios 11.
highlander2222222 (10 months ago)
Yasir Taj one man on apple support forums said that he spoke with apple care and they told him that they are aware about that. Maybe apple fix this in 11.2 i dont know :P
Yasir Taj (10 months ago)
I replaced both antenna and wifi cable!! Compass works fine, you might be right i m guessing motherboard issue.
highlander2222222 (10 months ago)
Yasir Taj then is software issuo and apple dont give a damn to fix it or bad antenna, or maybe even motherboard. Do your compas works?
ignacio sevil (10 months ago)
Greetings, Do you know a link in Amazon that sells the Whole screen for the Iphone 6? A1549
Omar Abdeen (10 months ago)
So my wifi is working but my gps isn't and I went to apple they told its hardware ... so replacing the antenna would fix that ? , if yes who can do this for me ? .
Grell Sutcliff (10 months ago)
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?
Jefferson Gomes (10 months ago)
Muito Obrigado! Ajudou Muito!!

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