iPhone XR display and digitizer not working. Need to access phone to retrieve some data. How can I unlock the phone, so I can backup from computer? I bought a replacement screen, but my cat managed to eat the cables before I can successfully install it... I have an old iPhone 6 at my disposal, can I just connect that screen to the iPhone XR? Will it work at all?

  • Highly unlikely.
    – Nimesh Neema
    May 27 '20 at 11:15
  • You need to send it in for service.
    – Allan
    May 27 '20 at 11:31


Just a visual comparison of the iPhone 6 and the XR tell you that besides the differences in screen sizes, the connectors and connector locations are very different. The 6 connects from the top where the XR connects from the side.

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