Well, thanks to the response from you guys for the iPhone 6/6 Plus light kit and the iPhone 6S/6S Plus kits I put together, here’s how to make the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Apple logo light up like it does on a Macbook.
Now, there was a bit of a delay getting the iPhone 7 kit to work and the main reason is the fact that Apple changed the way the screen connects to the motherboard. In the previous versions of this kit, we ended up leeching power from the back of the screen and that essentially allowed the LED of the light kit to turn on whenever the screen itself turned on and turn off, dim, etc. with the screen.
I quickly realized that that wasn’t going to be possible with this kit, again, because of Apple’s design, so the solution ended up being to attach it directly to the battery. The issue there was that, while that makes this kit a LOT easier to install since it just sits where the battery normally connects, it also means that it’s always going to draw power from the battery instead of only when the screen itself is on.
To get around the obvious annoyances with that, we added the ability to double tap the light on the back of the phone to turn it on and off. In addition to that, you can also single tap it to cycle through a few modes from always on, to flashing, to what I call breathing, etc.
Regardless of whether you turn it off or not, it doesn’t affect the battery in any noticeable way. I left it on constantly vs it not installed and there was no difference for me in battery life, the ability to turn it off is more so it’s not annoyingly on say in a bar or at dinner if you want to turn it off.
Now, without further ado, here’s how to install the new iPhone 7 light kit to make your Apple logo light up!
Some caveats before we begin:
With that out of the way, we need to buy a light kit from the links below. They all come with all of the tools you need to install the kit, for free!
Once that arrives, check the barcode to make sure you have the correct one, and we can continue.
Again, this process is easier than the other phones, but still not easy. We need to open the phone, remove the battery, pry out the logo, put in the kit and connect it to the battery, and close everything back up.
That’s it, you can now single tap the logo to cycle through the modes, and double tap to turn it off. Enjoy!
Let me know what you guys think of the tutorial and the kit! And be sure to reach out on social and say hi!
Thanks for reading!