With record-breaking sales of nearly 74 million within just the first quarter, iPhone 6 has everything the users has asked for; bigger in size, slicker, and more stylish. However, almost immediately after its launch, users started reporting glitches in the iPhone 6 screens; unresponsive touchscreens, digitizer malfunctions, dead pixels, and multi-touch issues were just some of the complaints lodged.
Though Apple tried to address all the major complaints, it wasn’t able to satisfy all of them.
Here are some of the main problems users faced with iPhone 6 screens:
Screen Freezes and the Touch Disease:
One of the most common complaints with iPhone 6 is that it spontaneously stops responding to touch or freezes. These complaints started as soon as the phone hit the market, but have increased manifold as the model aged and became more prone to this “disease”.
This problem is basically a logic board malfunction. Apple didn’t add a subject called “underfill” in this model which is said to absorb shocks and protect the circuit. Also, instead of using a metal shield to protect the circuits, they added just a sticker on top of the board. These factors increase the risk of straining touch connectors causing them to disconnect from the logic board.
While many people reported that putting a little extra pressure on the screen resolved this problem, that is neither a long-term solution nor a very wise way to handle a fragile and expensive smartphone (that is susceptible to bending).
Another very common complaint with iPhone 6 is the spontaneous cracks on the screen. Users reported seeing small cracks around the Home button that gradually increased in size. Though this complaint has been lodged a lot on the Apple forums there hasn’t been any official reply yet.
iPhone 6 boasts a 1334×750 LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen and Retina HD Display with a gorilla glass covering. A crack in the screen can be indicative of a problem in any one, if not, on all three layers of display.
However, screen cracking is hardly an uncommon phenomenon with smartphones. iPhone 6 is just more susceptible to it because of its size, slick design, and an extra sensitive screen. Many users complained that the iPhone 6 screen is more prone to get cracked than previous models.
Some users complain that the iPhone 6 screen touch sensitivity isn’t as good as the previous models but this can be because a lot of retailers are now selling iPhone 6 with replaced screens instead of the original. To tell them apart here are some things you should look out for:
- Do a water test to see if the droplets seep into the screen. The original iPhone 6 screens have oleophobic coating that repels water and rolls it off
- See if the ambient lighting filter is blue and kidney shaped instead of any other color and shape
- Original Apple parts use special adhesives to make sure the digitizer and LCD don’t fall apart. Imitation screens are bound together with household adhesives and cannot stand moisture in the air for too long
Most Common Screen Issues with the iPhone 6+
Crack glass – This will result to flickering, no display, blank display, dead pixels, discoloration, blotches, and unresponsiveness. The most common cause of a screen crack is a drop on a hard surface.
Burn marks – will only appear if the device has been used for an extended period of time. If the issue does not go away after a couple of days, a replacement is needed for the screen.
Touch issue – if the device is non-responsive, the LCD must have been detached which was caused by immense pressure or drop. However, it can also be an app that is causing the malfunction. If it is not a software problem, an iPhone 6 screen replacement is the solution.
Liquid damage – this is when it is dropped in a sink, toilet, or tub. Water marks and white spots will surface.
Some other less common complaints of iPhone screen damage include:
- Unusually large icons
- Screen rotation problems
- Spontaneous restarts
- Unable to charge/no charge display
iPhone 6 Screen Repair Price and Replacement Singapore
iPhone 6 screen replacement costs more than $198+ from the official Singapore Apple service Centre. But the service was discontinued after the release of the iPhone 7 was announced. Fortunately, there are other options for iPhone 6 screen fix or replacement.
Whether the screen is damaged spontaneously or by accident, one thing is for sure; you should never try to fix it yourself. There may be a million DIY cracked screen fixes available on the internet but beware that iPhones aren’t designed to be repaired by the user. The circuit trajectory is very complex and the screen is surrounded by security checks.
Alternatively, you can option for a quick fix at iRepair Singapore that provides iPhone 6 screen replacement services in Singapore for a lower iPhone 6 screen repair cost. They house a team of specialists who know how to work around the three sensitive layers of iPhone 6 screens, get to the bottom of the problem, and provide permanent solutions. So, if you’re having a problem with your iPhone 6 screen or any other mobile issue, you can call then at 9004 5175 for more information