How to Make the Apple Logo on Your iPhone Light Up Like a Macbook (iPhone 6S & iPhone 6S Plus)

I recently did a video on how to make your iPhone logo on the back of your iPhone 6 and 6 Plus light up like a Macbook does. Now, thanks to your requests, I’ve figured out a way to do it to the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus.

The light kits all use an exposed conductor on the back of the screen to borrow some of the power that the screen is getting to light up the small LED we’ve placed in the place of the Apple logo on the back. (No this doesn’t drain the battery in any significant way, LEDs use such little power and it’s so small grabbing such a minute amount of power off the screen’s current power).

The issue here is that the back of the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus’ screen isn’t connected to the motherboard of the phone in quite the same way so the existing kit for the 6/6 Plus doesn’t fit. Thankfully though, a solution has been found and – oddly enough – the installation process is actually a bit easier than the previous kit.

Looking for the light kit for the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus instead?

Here’s how to use the light kit to make the back of your iPhone 6S and 6S Plus light up like a Macbook.

Before You Begin

  1. You are doing this at your own risk and I am not responsible for your actions.
  2. This will also void your warranty if you still have one.
  3. The kits are all tested one by one before being sent out, so if you have an issue with installing it chances are it’s the installation. This is not the easiest process so please just keep that in mind before beginning.

Get the iPhone Light Kit and Tools

You can head here to purchase the light kit.

Make sure to purchase the one for your specific model of iPhone.

Install the Light Kit on the iPhone 6S/6S Plus

Once the kit arrives, here’s how to install it.

Open the Phone

  1. Turn off the phone.
  2. Using the provided pentalobe screwdriver from the kit, unscrew the two screws at the bottom of the phone on either sides of the charging port.
  3. Using the suction cup from the kit, put it on the lowest part of the screen you can and pull up on it. This will create a small gap under the screen at the bottom of the phone. Put the pry tool into that gap and slowly turn it to separate the screen from the casing.
    Pry Up the Screen
  4. Once it is separated, pull the screen back to 90 degrees (don’t go past that as it’ll break the cables that are holding the phone to the motherboard.

Remove the Screen (OPTIONAL)

Since so many people had issues with their screens that were due to improperly reconnecting them to the motherboard, I’m doing this tutorial without removing the screen as I think it’s worth the risk to do it that way instead. If you would like to remove the screen and are confident with putting it back then here’s how:

  1. Unscrew the screws holding down the metal plate over the screen’s cables and set these aside. I use a white piece of printer paper and put everything down so I know exactly where it goes back (some of the screws are slightly different sizes so keep that in mind)
    Keeping Track of the Screws
  2. Remove the metal plate and set that aside as well.
  3. Using the pry tool or your fingernail, disconnect the cables and then the screen will disconnect and you can set that aside.

  1. Remove the screws holding down the metal plate near the bottom right of the device that is over the cable connecting the battery.
  2. Remove the metal plate and set that next to the screws.
  3. Disconnect the battery by pulling the two black tabs at the bottom of the battery directly out (as in down towards the charging port of the phone) until you pull the glue out from under the battery (think of it like a Command hook removal if you’re familiar with those).
    Pull the Glue Tabs
  4. Using the plastic pry tool, slowly pry up the battery and try not to puncture the battery, if you do you can buy another replacement relatively cheap from here.
  5. Once you finally do that (again, be patient, it’ll take a while), remove the battery and set it aside.
  6. Using the pick or your fingernail, remove the two pieces of tape holding down the metal Apple logo under the battery.
  7. Using one of the screwdrivers, pry up the edges of the metal logo bit by bit until you can peel it away. Set this aside as we can reinstall this if we ever want to undo the light kit.
    Pry Up the Logo

Connecting the Light Kit

  1. Insert the light kit so that the LED is placed into the new Apple shaped hole left by the metal logo. Make sure it’s snug.
  2. Put the two pieces of tape we removed earlier back on to just help hold it down.
  3. Pull the small piece of electrical tape on the left side of the earpiece to reveal the conductor we will use to connect the LED to.
  4. Slide the top of the LED under the metal plate on the back of the screen (I go in diagonally as I find that’s easier than straight in).
    LED Under Metal
  5. With the top of the LED still under the metal, slide it so that it fits up against the earpiece and is completely covering the metal conductor so that you can see the conductor through the LED connector.
  6. Take the two included pieces of sponge and place them on top of one another to create a thicker sponge.
  7. Place this new thicker sponge on the back of the LED connector so it completely covers it.
    Sponge on the LED
  8. Take one of the included pieces of electrical tape and place it over the back of the sponges so that it firmly holds them down by taping one side to the back of the screen and the other to the raised metal part of the earpiece section. Make sure to tape one side down first then pull it taught over to the other side. We need all the pressure we can get to hold the LED firmly down on the back of the screen.
  9. Take the other small piece of electrical tape that is included and place that across the top of the LED connector so that it is all covered and, again, make sure it is snug.
    Electrical Tape

Reconnect the Screen (if you removed it)

At this point, we need to reconnect the screen if you removed it in the steps above.

  1. Reconnect the cables from the screen to the motherboard.
  2. Replace the metal plate on top of them and screw that back down.

Replace the Battery

  1. Set the battery back inside the phone.
  2. Reconnect it to the motherboard.
  3. Place the metal plate back on top and screw it back down.
    Metal Plate for Battery

Close the Phone Back Up

  1. Put the screen back down and carefully and slowly press on the sides to snap it back into the casing (be careful not to crack the screen).
  2. Put the two screws back into the bottom of the device to close it back up.
  3. Turn on the phone and check to see that the Apple logo lights up. You can also adjust the brightness of the screen on the phone to change the brightness of the LED as well.
    iPhone 6S LED

Enjoy! Let me know if it worked for you below in the comments!

Troubleshooting

Here’s a video that might help those with issues getting it to light up!

Issue #1: I broke the battery while trying to remove it.

Solution: Again, this has also happened to me when I’ve gotten a little too impatient with the glue. If this happens, just order a new one from here. They aren’t expensive but it just means you have to wait until the battery arrives before you can use the phone, of course.

Issue #2: There are lines all over my screen what do I do?!

Solution: The cable isn’t on correctly when you removed and put the screen back. Check this video out for help.

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  • A risky move I guess, though glowing apple logo is attractive and beautiful but opening the back part can affect the phone itself. Anyways, thank you for the post. The instructions are pretty understandable, I’m hesitant to try this out.

    • As I mention, it’s not for the faint of heart. But honestly, if you take your time it’s not too bad (as others have pointed out as well) and in the rare case you do break something, the replacement parts are pretty inexpensive on Amazon – http://amzn.to/1PYr8pH

  • Graham Werle

    after hours of trying to get the LED to work, no success. Unfortunately I also ripped the ribbon cable on the front facing camera.

    • Sorry to hear you’re having issues, Graham! I think you emailed me through the contact form already and we’ve got it taken care of, yeah?

      • Graham Werle

        Yes! Was more of warning to the community to be careful. Watch the ribbon cables!

    • Tài Nguyễn

      so how did you fix that problem in the end? I am kind of in the same situation right now. And I also ripped the conductor of the screen. Now my screen is pitch black even though the phone still working.

  • marky mark

    took me almost an hour on my 6s plus. The tape underneath the battery was pretty easy to remove if you take your time. After I finished up I realized that my earpiece has no sound, and my front camera doesn’t work 🙁 . i noticed that my phone has 6 solder connecters where you line up the led ribbon cable instead of 4. Has anyone else noticed this with their IPhone 6s plus as well? It’s too late to take my phone apart again tonight, so i’ll try to open it back up after work tomorrow night.

  • Jsockhouse

    Same here 6s plus I have 7 solder connectors with no light working…taped it down plenty tight and tried several times. Appears there might be a glue layer over the connectors under the tape. Anyone actually get this to work yet?

    • Fabrizio

      I have a Verizon phone, not sure if the different carriers have different internals but yes I had 7 connectors as well, not 4 like in the video. Also had 3 glue tabs to pull, not 2. So this tells me that domes phones are built differently. I posted something above about it working for about 5 minutes before the phone was dropped from a a foot height and now work work at all. Not to mention the added pressure has caused some white glares on the upper left portion of the screen where the connectors were. I couldn’t get it to work again. Money down the drain

  • Jsockhouse

    After a closer look I can tell the metal isn’t lined up even with the b snug to top and a all the way over the bottom connector is to low

    • marky mark

      yes, it was probably 7 solder connecters. I have it working after playing with the led connector. but still same issue with no earpiece sound, no front camera & now the rear camera isn’t working :-/

      • Jsockhouse

        Did you have to trim it?

        • marky mark

          no I didn’t. I just kept moving around the led connection against the solder points until it illuminated

  • Jsockhouse

    I trimmed the a tab and cut the b tab off so I can slide the connector farther in after several eyeballed attempts it finally worked. Maybe I just got unlucky…let there be light!

    • Fabrizio

      I did the same thing, had to since I had 7 connectors. It worked for a bit, be careful not to drop the phone as mine stopped working ever since. I ended up removing the logo. 5 minutes of “wow” and then it was over 🙁

  • Jsockhouse

    One last thing. When iPhone dims screen in the dark the led gets very dim almost off. Kind of stinks since you would want it to be at its brightest in the dark. Nothing you can really do though.

  • Going to try that out myself! Nice tip @marky mark

    • marky mark

      do you know if i can purchase just the front camera & earpiece (module)? i think i fried mine :-/

      • Aw sorry! Least they are cheap parts to replace 🙂 You can find the flex cable for the front camera etc here http://amzn.to/1UTgNQ4 Make sure you get the right one for your model of iPhone!

  • Eduardo Peralta

    I got LED bleed from mine.. on the top on a 6s plus… and the camera doesn’t work :(… do I have to trim anything

    • Sorry you are having issues with the installation! The camera not working as well as the bleed in the screen is usually from breaking a cable during the process :/ I’d suggest disconnecting the LED and seeing if that solves anything and if it doesn’t, start checking for rips in the cables and if anything they are cheap to replace – http://amzn.to/1STA199

      • Eduardo Peralta

        I fixed the led bleed seems I put a little pressure on the device, the cables don’t seem stripped at all. Also the ear piece camera and flash doesn’t work. What do you possibly suggest? Everything else works. Well besides the LED i installed I need more electric tape lol 🙁

      • Fabrizio

        i just noticed i cannot hear from the ear piece unless i am on speaker. Did something tear or just disconnect?

  • Pat Cervantez

    I had no problem installing my 6s Apple Logo light on my phone! Only problem I have now is that I can’t stop playing with my phone just to see the light! Thanks again for a great product, David. To the people who purchase and try to install themselves: take your time and have patience! Don’t get frustrated if you can’t get it to work. Trust me, it will work!

  • colby

    i can’t seem to get the logo to light up..i have tried really hard to make the connection but i have had no luck could it be the glue on the connecton?

    • colby

      or is there a possibility i got a defective logo because i have tried every which way to make the connection work and it ain’t happening

      • Patgas

        It works. Trust me. U just gotta play with it a little. I was going through the same issues also, but believe me, it works. I keep my phone screen on while moving the ribbon cable to see if I get a connection ( the light logo turning on ) once u find the position, tape it good. I found that putting extra foam around the area helped a lot also. Make sure u tape the battery down also. If u leave it with out glue or tape, the phone will rattle lol.

        • colby

          ok i will keep messing with it. do the numbers on the tab have to match with the corresponding connectors on the iphone?

  • Fabrizio

    I had the logo working perfect…for about 5 minutes. My son dropped my phone down two steps and I noticed the light stopped working. I redid the installation 4 times before I gave up. The video you provided showed about 4 conductors, mine had 7. I had to trip tab “B” so “A” could slide up further. I did this because conductor 1 was not lining up.

    I haven’t been able to get the light to work again since. I’m wondering if there is a better way of locking or clickin in the tabs, same way that the battery clicks in. I say this because the “added pressure” needed has had a negative affect on the lcd screen and caused some some white flares to emerge from the top. does this mean the screen is done? It only shows when the phone is booting up.

    • Patgas

      Use more tape and find some extra foam. The more pressure, the better

      • Fabrizio

        disconnected it one more time because i noticed no sound was coming from the ear piece. When i did this installation, i did not pull back the lcd screen, just propped it up. Is something torn that caused the earpiece not to work? I tested it and got some light when i added more pressure. probably going to go back in to add more foam however, i tried fixing the ear piece, even disconnected the entire lcd screen and everything was connected. I put it all back together and still nothing. whats broken?

  • Rpgwaiter

    Hey, I’m unable to get the LED to light up. I didn’t break any of the ribbons, but it seems that no matter what orientation I place the connector at, it won’t light up. I even tried it with the screen on to see if I could get *any* light, and still nothing. 6s+ by the way. Any suggestions?

    • I just went and grabbed a 6S Plus and did a quick video to help people troubleshoot (since it seems to be giving some people issues). Posting that in this article shortly!

      • Fabrizio

        Thanks for the video update David. That helped out. Like a user posted above, it’s best not to pull the 6s plus screen even to a 90 degree angle as the first time I tried it damaged my phone and cause the ear piece and front camera to stop working. Just a suggestion for others, I recommend either keeping it at a 45 degree angle or removing the flex cables.

    • Jsockhouse

      Try to wipe the connector with a lightly soaked in alcohol q tip. My connector had a lot of tape residue on it. I made sure the bottom connector on each part were perfectly alined and not necessarily all the way over to the right because my cable seemed crooked. It was when I focused on aligning the bottom connector that mine finally worked.

  • Mike James

    So quick question. I got it working, but there is a darker streak running from the time at the top down halfway of my screen. Is my LCD shot?

    • Mike James

      Nevermind, fixed the screen bleed, saw the post below. Screen, flash and led are all working fine. No front facing camera though. Might chalk it up as a lost cause unless anyone has an idea.

      • Fabrizio

        That happened to me as well, ear piece and front camera were shot. Probably need to buy a new flex ribbon cable. Something went wrong with your install. I did my friends phone after I did mine. He had the 6S Plus and to avoid ruining the cables, I removed the entire lcd screen. His phone along with the light worked after that.

        • Farah

          Im having the same problem, no front facing camera, so I bought a new front facing camera and sensor cables, would that solve the issue or is it as you said the flex ribbon cable of the screen?

          • If you already bought them, I’d replace them and see if it fixes it just because it’s difficult to tell which issue is the one you have without testing it, of course. Good luck and let us know how it goes!

  • Nicholas Kemp

    Hello David,

    First, let me say that your videos are great and very helpful! Unfortunately, I’m having a bit of a problem with my 6s Plus led kit. I followed your instructions to a T and could not get it to work after hours upon hours of attempting to get it to work and troubleshooting I finally determined that there was something wrong with the wiring where the bulky part is. When I would get everything lined up and put pressure on the power strip nothing would happen I played with this for hours thinking maybe I needed to clean the strip or re-align it. Finally I tried wiggling the wire where the bulky part is and bam, the light came on! Unfortunately I can’t get it to stay on. I also seem to have damaged my sensor, camera, earpiece cable while attempting to do all of this troubleshooting. I’m assuming that the earpiece is also effected by this cable? My screen also seems to have darkened in the upper left corner. You wouldn’t happen to know what causes this? I’m pretty bummed that I have done more damage to my phone than enhanced and I know that doing this mod comes with these risks. I am hopeful that you can send me a replacement led kit since this appears to be a defect in the led kit itself and also share a little knowledge about the damage I have done and what I might be able to do to fix the darkening of the screen in the upper left hand corner. Thank you for your time.

    Nick

    • Thanks so much!

      The LEDs are all tested one by one and since you got it to light, it works. Again, the installation is not easy, as I warned.

      Here is a troubleshooting video I did (also embedded at the bottom of this article) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1B1RAWMHWQ

      Use that to help troubleshoot the light as for the earpiece that is from the flex cables (same thing for the darkening most likely) it means that during the installation you either pull them too hard or ripped them. You can Google online for a replacement flex cable for the phone (they are very inexpensive and not hard to install). Again, the LED cannot cause these issues on its own (it is just a wire attached to a diode), it’s the installation.

      Sorry you are having issues but hope the video helps a bit!

      • Nicholas Kemp

        Thanks for the response. I understand the LED has nothing to do with the other issues. I unfortunately caused them during the installation. My issue is that the installation was longer than it would have been had there not been an issue with the wire itself. I also understand that there is finagling that has to be done where the wire meets the power supply. However that is not where the issue is for my light. Whike holding the connection on firmly with my finger, I have to wiggle the middle part of the wire to get it to flicker, but it in no way has never stayed on. By my definition, that means the light does not work.

        • Ah got it! Maybe it was damaged in transit. Sorry about that! No problem though, let me get you another one. Please use the contact form on the site and let me know the address, confirm the model of iPhone and I’ll get one to you ASAP.

          • Nicholas Kemp

            Thank you for the great customer service David! I will follow-up with my information to you right now.

  • Ang Wei Shi

    hello david,
    I’ve just installed the light kit and it works great 🙂 however after closing the case i realized that it wasn’t flush to the case on the left side. I tried to open up the case again to re-align the flap part of the kit protruding below the battery but i couldn’t get the screw open. The pentalobe screwdriver literally spoilt in 10 rotations, so yeah its pretty shit and I’m sorta bummed.

  • Jeremy

    I need help, I am finding SIGNIFICANT battery drain while using this kit. I’m getting a 10% drop after just 20 minutes of screen on time. Are there any suggestions on what might be wrong?

  • Jeremy

    I need help, I am finding SIGNIFICANT battery drain while using this kit. I’m getting a 10% drop after just 20 minutes of screen on time. Are there any suggestions on what might be wrong? And is there a battery replacement for the 6s+ yet?

    • Hello,

      The LED simply isn’t capable of causing battery drain. It’s a small LED that uses no power and is only active when the screen itself is using power (the only way the LED would affect the battery is if it is stuck on, is it?).

      Otherwise it would have to do with the way you installed it. Either you hurt the battery or maybe the way you connected the LED it is overlapping some metal and pulling power somehow slowly (but this would generally create a very hot phone).

      Check those things and then remove it and see if that makes a difference (and may I suggest actually timing the battery drain while connected and disconnected since the biggest factor for this is simply power of suggestion and not actual battery drain).

      Let me know how it goes.

      • Jeremy

        Well in the process of trying to remove the kit and test the battery without the LED my TouchID stopped working. My home button is working just fine so I don’t believe it is a connection issue, it is simply my TouchID (and Reachability). I am lost and do not know what to do at this point about the phone.

        • The LED cannot cause these issues, again it’s a small copper wire. The issue is with the installation which, again, you were warned about.

          These issues all have to do generally with you not being careful when doing this. The Touch ID and reachability are controlled by a cable down there so chances are you botched it. I’d check the cables down there and make sure you are doing things slowly so you don’t break something else.

          Again though all of these things are inexpensive and easy to replace if needed.

  • AJ

    I LOVE THIS THING!!! I ordered mine and it was delivered pretty quickly. The installation from start to finish took no more then 15min. I had a slight issue when removing the battery that was totally my fault but I reached out to David for some assistance and he responded immediately with help. The installation may seem like a big scary process but it’s really not that complicated at all especially with the very detailed and accurate instructions he provides. My only advice would be to be mindful and pay attention to his instructions in regards to removing the battery. Mine has been installed and working properly with no issue for a couple days now and I don’t notice ANY affect on battery life at all…….. I love it!!

  • Majin-Vegeta

    I just bought the LED kit for my 6S plus. Great communication skills and they provided me with all the support I needed to get the LED to work. I would recommend their products to any Apple enthusiast. I have been doing this LED installment myself since the iPhone 4. This has been one of the easiest experiences I have had. Thank you.

  • Tài Nguyễn

    Ok, So after a few hours of trying to get the LED to work. I ripped the conductor on the screen which the led is supposed to connect to. And I also ripped the front camera and sensor cable. Now the screen is pitch black even though the phone is still working. How do I fix this?

    • Graham Werle

      I ended up keeping my 6s plus with no cams working, bought a regular 6s to use for right now.

      • Tài Nguyễn

        Sorry to hear that, i ordered the cables for sensor and camera a moment ago, it cost about $24 on amazon, don’t know if it will work for the camera though. There’s still the screen to fix.

  • Hidayat

    I ripped part of my battery trying to pry it out. Installation went smoothly and the logo lights up. Everything seemed to be ok, but now my battery drains out way faster than usual. I believed it is not because of the light but because of the faulty battery. I need a new battery now, but your link to get the replacement battery is not working. 🙁

  • Roberto Chavira

    The light is working BUT! I really don’t know why but my ear speaker isn’t working anymore!!! Did anyone get this problem? How do I solve it?

    • So sorry to hear you are having issues with the installation! It isn’t the easiest, as you were warned. The LED itself cannot cause most issues as it is simply a copper wire with a light on the end, the issue itself is usually with a mistake in the installation. Let’s narrow down the issue though and see how to fix it.

      First, disconnect the kit from the back of the screen (no need to fully remove it, we’re just testing something) and turn on the phone and see if the issue is gone. If so then the issue is being caused by the LED being on too tight or it is not on straight and is allowing some electricity to escape. Reposition it and see if you can get it to fix the issue.

      If that didn’t solve the issue than it is most likely due to either you bending back the screen too far and hurting/ripping the cables connecting the screen to the motherboard or a cable under the battery is damaged from you slipping with the screwdriver while trying to remove the metal logo.

      In either case, first unscrew the metal bracket holding down the cables for the screen to the motherboard, disconnect them and reconnect them and see if that helps.

      If not, then simply check online (http://amzn.to/1ntzm1T or DirectFix.com are great places) and find the part that is broken along with the replacement cables. Luckily most of these parts are quite inexpensive and you can easily replace them yourself.

      If all else fails, bring it to a local repair shop :/

      Sorry again you are having such trouble but hopefully it won’t be too hard to solve.

  • Garrett Freeman

    Whenever the light turns on (phone still opened up), the left side of the screen dims. The front speaker and camera still work, so the cables aren’t damaged. As soon as I disconnect the connector for the LED, the screen goes back to normal. Any fixes?

    • That usually has to do with there either being too much pressure from the LED connector on the back of the screen or from it just not being connected well. Just undo the LED and reconnect it with a bit less pressure (but of course still enough to get it to light).

      • Garrett Freeman

        Thank you for the response. I’ll make sure to try that after I replace the cable for the speaker/camera (mistakes were made)

        • Ha, no worries, it happens lol Good luck!

          • Garrett Freeman

            Works like a charm now! I have noticed a *slight* decrease in battery life, but I work from my phone so my screen is constantly on. I can still easily get a full day’s use out of it though. 10/10 for this mod!

          • So glad you got it to work! Thanks so much!

  • Roberto Chavira

    So I installed one in my iPhone 6s Plus and it was working fine, 3 weeks since I installed and out of no where half of my screen dimmed and my apple logo stopped lighting up. I tried fixing it and I wasn’t able to make the apple logo light up not my screen ever turn back no normal! So now I’m stuck with a messed up screen and an apple logo that doesn’t light up! I installed one on my phone and my friends iPhone 6s Plus and both phones got messed up! I also installed one on an iPhone 6 Plus and no problems! I believe it’s the iPhone 6s Plus kits!

    • It’s not the kit, unfortunately, it’s your installation.

      That can happen if you either messed up the connectors attaching the screen to the motherboard or hurt the battery. Essentially your screen is not getting enough power (hence the screen being dimmed and the light not lighting). The kit cannot cause this as it is simply a copper wire and small LED.

      Here’s how you can check:
      1. Disconnect the LED from the back of the screen (no need to remove the logo just disconnect it from the power source: the screen conductor).
      2. Turn it back on and see if it persists. I imagine the issues will still be happening and then you’ll know it isn’t the kit, it’s the things mentioned above.

      After that, disconnect the cables connecting the screen to the motherboard and reconnect them to see if you can fix it that way, if that doesn’t work, you can check the battery for any major dents or rips.

      You can get replacement cables for screen and spare batteries from Amazon here. They’re very inexpensive and easy to install. Otherwise, you can just bring it to a local repair shop (don’t bring it to Apple they’ll charge a ton, just Yelp a local place that does repairs with good ratings).

      Good luck and let me know how it goes!

  • Guten Morgen

    I cant take off the screen, its glued to the phone.

    • They’re all stuck on the same way. If you can’t get it off with the pry tools, try something sharper like a razor, just be careful and don’t cut yourself!

  • Erwan Dre
    • Working on making a kit for it as we speak! Soon as I can confirm it works well I’ll do a video on it! Stay tuned!

  • Matthieu Morin

    Hi David and everyone, just received mine today, everything lights up perfectly, although I’d like to add a personal tip.
    Everything went pretty well, even manipulating an iPhone for the first time seems scary well, the steps when well.
    Only thing which wasn’t specifically mentioned and got me stuck a bit is the lower part. The tricky thing was managing to put this thing somewhere in the phone. Because either I could crush it or it was interfering with something that was killing the backlight (not the screen itself, strangely). So pay attention, try to fit it somewhere it won’t do any harm.

  • Matthieu Morin

    Hi David and everyone, just received mine today, everything lights up perfectly, although I’d like to add a personal tip.
    Everything went pretty well, even manipulating an iPhone for the first time seems scary well, the steps when well.
    Only thing which wasn’t specifically mentioned and got me stuck a bit is the lower part. The tricky thing was managing to put this thing somewhere in the phone. Because either I could crush it or it was interfering with something that was killing the backlight (not the screen itself, strangely). So pay attention, try to fit it somewhere it won’t do any harm.

  • Bryan Choisser Sō’zh-er

    If the battery is broke. Will the phone still power on from wall charger? I’m just troubleshooting. Thanks.

    • No it won’t. Needs the battery to turn on at all.

      • Bryan Choisser Sō’zh-er

        Thank you for the reply. I got a replacement battery and I was able to power on. Unfortunately, the light still won’t turn on after installation. I’ve taken the tape (which connects to the screen connector) off several times and made sure the alignment was good (7 connections to the light kit where only 3 are used). Could there be a faulty LED kit? Just wondering since I’ve tried to adjust the light kit with power on and adjusting (as a last case measure before even commenting on here). Thank you again!

        • You might have fried it. Use the contact form on the page below and give me the order number, iPhone model you have and color of the kit and I’ll get you a replacement.

          TheUnlockr.com/Light-Kits

          • Bryan Choisser Sō’zh-er

            Thank you, again David! I forgot to mention the color in the contact form. It was the white color.

          • Bryan Choisser Sō’zh-er

            Thanks again, David. The replacement light worked great. Very cool. You rock!

  • Samir Leal

    Hello, I’ve received the led apple logo, fully installed it with 0 damage to the phone or battery, I’ve removed and reinstalled it 4 times now added more padding then removed the extra sponge pads also, but the light does not turn on, everything else works fine. Not sure what it could be… any ideas?

    • You might have fried it. Please use the contact form on this page and I’ll get you a replacement – theunlockr.com/light-kits

  • Craig

    installed light and damaged battery , got replacement battery installed new battery and put back together & nothing works screen wont even light up

    • Ok, so make sure it is connected properly of course. Sometimes it can feel like it’s connected but it actually is slightly off (the connector that is). Also, plug it in with the new battery and see if it’ll show the charging symbol. Also, try and turn it on without closing the screen back up (sometimes if it isn’t fitting well the screen pushing down on it can cause it to not work). Also where did you get the battery? If it was from me, let me know the order number so I can take a look.

      • Craig

        Ok checked connection & it’s good , plugged it in & nothing , battery is from you order #189332

        • OK let me send you a replacement so we can rule out that it’s the battery (or solve it off it is). Can you confirm for my which IPhone model you have so I can make sure you got the right one (and I send out the right one now). Sorry for the trouble but we’ll get it fixed.

          • Craig

            battery is ok i can get notification sounds & vibrate work the screen just won’t come on

      • Craig

        Battery is ok , I can get notification sounds & vibrate work the screen just won’t come on

        • OK, in that case, it’s the screen. You might have damaged the cables connecting it to the motherboard :/
          Try disconnecting it and reconnecting it sometimes they just get bent and that fixes it. Otherwise, you might have damaged them enough that you need a new screen (or a new flex cable at least). You can find screens in my shop (theunlockr.com/shop) or on Amazon but first maybe check with DirectFix.com and see if they just have the flex cable that you need (if they can determine which one it might be) and that would be the less expensive route to fix it. Sorry you’re having such issues!

          • Craig

            tried that screen still doesnt come on

          • Then you broke it while trying to install it :/ Read the rest of my previous comment for the cheapest way to fix it if possible, etc.

          • Craig

            ok thanks for the help

  • Bob Bobo

    Is there a way to test the LED? Apply power to Pins 1,3,7?

    • Check out the troubleshooting video on this page and there is a way with your finger and the back of the screen – theunlockr.com/light-kits

  • Vlad

    Had the same issues you guys are talking about, after installing the led logo the ear speaker died. i disconnected the led and the ear speaker started working again so i thought i must have shorted something, so i put it back on to see if i can make the two work. nothing! so i decided to give up on the led so i could use the ear speaker, but then the ear speaker was still not working, even without the led… that means i must have ripped the flex, right? my only issue is this: i can’t flippin` realize if the proximity sensor/front facing camera flex contains also the ear speaker connection…. my queries have yielded no results at all, so i`m guessing the proximity/front facing camera flex has the connection for the ear speaker, right? help, guys… much appreciated!

    • Anthony Gabriel Taluy

      I have the same issue and the light doesn’t work either. I think my light is shorted and IDK about the ear speaker. Please help!!!!

  • Chaz Dewayne Madison

    Any word on the SE Kit?

    • Not yet. Working on the 7 at the moment…

      • Chaz Dewayne Madison

        OK. Thanks for the reply. I’ll be patiently waiting.