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Video shows how to upgrade a 16GB iPhone 6 to 128GB for just $60

Published Feb 4th, 2016 9:43AM EST
16GB iPhone 6 Memory Upgrade

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Last November, we learned that it costs just $90 to replace the 16GB flash memory on an iPhone with a 128GB module instead of the $200 extra that Apple would charge to buy a 128GB iPhone. To do that, you’d have to go to China and find iPhone experts that have the skill set to pull off this move, but make sure you leave your warranty at the door.

It turns out that the price has significantly dropped since then, and the 30-minute upgrade now costs $60. Furthermore, a video shows you how it’s made.

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If you want to get 32GB of memory – yes, it’s possible – that’ll cost you just $20, while a bump to 64GB is priced at $35.

The trick, however, only works for iPhone 6 models and older. That means you can’t do it with a 16GB iPhone 6s, no matter how appealing it might sound.

Of course, if you’re looking to bump up memory on the iPhone, there are plenty of ways to do it legally. However, most of them include buying a memory adapter that can connect either wirelessly or via Lightning to the iPhone to offer additional local memory. For everything else, you can rely on cloud services.

That said, check out the video below to see how easy it is to have your iPhone’s memory upgraded all the way to 128GB for less than a third of the cost.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.