What is Touch Disease? 

Touch disease is an Apple defect most common on the iPhone 6 Plus. It happens when the touch IC chip comes loose on the logic board. This leads to the phone freezing and not being able to touch anything on the screen even though you can see the screen. Most of the time the screen just freezes and then unfreezes on its own. However eventually over time it will get worse to the point of not being able to do anything for hours or even at all. 

Apple can fix the issue for $149 however, they may take about 2 weeks or more to get it fixed unless you go to the Apple store. The closest one in our area is in Tulsa Oklahoma. Another option would be to go on eBay and search “Touch Disease Repair.” Look through the listings and reviews and you should be able to find a company that can do it under $60. Again it takes about 2 weeks for you to send it to them and get it back but it is a much more affordable way to go. Most of the time they will have a 30-90 day warranty; however the repair does not always prevent it from coming back. 

To be honest in our opinion the best route is to get a newer phone. The only phones that we know of that have had these issues is the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Apple fixed the issue on the 6S, 6S Plus, and newer. 

How to Save Your iPhones Battery Life

We have all been in a situation where we need our phone to last a few more hours but the battery is getting low. Well what do you do when you don’t have a charger available?

Close your apps - Double tap the home button and slide apps up.

Turn off "Bluetooth"

Turn off "WiFi"

Turn off "Cellular Data"

Turn on “Low Power Mode”

Turn brightness down

Turn on “Airplane Mode”

Check Battery Health In Settings

Settings > Battery > Battery Health > Maximum Capacity Tells What Your Battery Is Functioning At.

We Recommend Getting It Changed It If Is Less Than 83%

Battery Dying at a higher percentage?

So you have tried EVERYTHING, closed your apps, turned bluetooth off, turned on Low Power Mode, etc. and your phone is STILL dying at 10 or 20 percent! What is wrong? The battery is starting to go out, bring it in and we can have it working like normal again!

Best Places to Buy Used iPhones


  1. iPhone Restorations (when in stock)

  2. Facebook Marketplace

  3.  Craigslist & Letgo

At iPhone Restoration’s we typically sell refurbished iPhones. We are very pragmatic about informing our customers every detail about the phone and being completely honest. 

We highly encourage you to read our Guide to Buying a Used iPhone before making a purchase anywhere else.

If we don’t have any phones for sale, our second recommendation is Facebook Marketplace. here you can search for phones and people in your area are constantly posting new ads for their phones so there is a variety.

Craigslist & Letgo can be good sources for used phones as well.

Guide to Buying a Used iPhone

Guide To Buying A Used iPhone

So you found a phone within your budget and you are interested in buying. You have heard a lot of people buying a bad phone and you don’t want to waste your hard-earned money, so what do you do? How do you know if the phone is good? Follow this easy guide and you will have everything you need to decide. 

*Always meet in a public area for safety!


1. Check the IMEI.

Check the 15 Digit IMEI number. Type it into https://swappa.com/esn and go through the prompts and you will find out whether the device is clean or blacklisted. (Do not buy if blacklisted – it could mean that it is under Financial Responsibility or that it is Lost or Stolen.)

2. Make Sure iCloud is Turned Off

We suggest clicking on their name in settings at the top if they haven’t logged out yet then click sign out on the bottom. Go through the prompts and sign out. After that go to General > Reset > Erase All Content & Settings.

3. Make sure the phones carrier will work with your carrier.

If the phone is “Unlocked” then it should work with all carriers. Please note that whatever the original carrier was, it will use their towers, so make sure that the service is good in your area with that carrier. 

4. Make sure the phone is a fair price.

If the phone is used but in good working order, the prices should be near the following…

  • iPhone 6 $180

  • iPhone 6 Plus $200 (Do not recommend because they get a very common issue called Touch Disease)

  • iPhone 6S $225

  • iPhone 6S Plus $250

  • iPhone 7 $300

  • iPhone 7 Plus $350

  • iPhone 8 $400

  • iPhone 8 Plus $450

  • iPhone X $550

  • iPhone XS $650

  • iPhone XS Max $800

  • iPhone XR $550


*(If the phone comes with accessories, original box, or has more storage space, a fair price may be higher than the listed values)

5. Put your sim card in and make sure the carrier shows up in the left corner. 

Once you put your sim card in, it will take up to a minute for the phone to recognize it. If it doesn't show up after a minute most likely the phone is not compatible. 

6. Make sure you look the phone over good and find out whether something is wrong with it. 

Make sure both cameras work, the Touch ID/Face ID, Siri, and the check the speakers – we recommend doing a test call.

If you follow these simple steps you can prevent going through a painful experience of buying a bad phone and losing money.