iPad Faulty home button

Discussion in 'iPad' started by netdudeuk, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I've got the fourth generation iPad and I'm having issues with the home button.

    It's taken me as many as five presses to get a single response from it and sometimes, when I press it once, it registers two presses, bringing up the list of open apps.

    Anyone else seen this ?

    I called the Apple store, who said that they would probably just swap it. That would be ok if I wasn't likely to get a 'refurbished' one in return. I have to say, while I'm mostly pleased with the device, costing £500 and being only two months old should mean that it worked perfectly for a lot longer.
     
  2. macrumors member

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    I have the same issue with my iPod touch. For me the home button worked well until I updated to iOS 6, since then I've had to push the home button several times to get it to respond. I was guessing that either the software was too labor intensive for my device or maybe I did not have enough free memory. It's a total pain, so if you can swap out your Ipad it will likely be worth it.
     
  3. syd430, Feb 2, 2013
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    If you have a problem with your car after 2 months, do you take it back to the dealership and demand another brand new one off the showroom?

    A refurb is a new shell, screen and battery. I'd rather that than having to send my ipad in the mail and wait 3 weeks for them to repair it like every other OEM.

    Pointless thread just to whinge about receiving about a faulty ipad in which Apple are obliged and willing to replace. Should be sent to Wasteland.
     
  4. macrumors 68020

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    Until Apple decides to let go of its obsession with mechanical home buttons, this problem will persist. Why they're afraid of a touch screen button on their touch screen phone is rather bizarre.

    Not one of my Android phones with touch screen buttons has failed. A refreshing break from the four failed iOS home buttons I've experienced.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's an unfortunate attitude.

    I'd rather have the iPad that I've taken good care of. You didn't see me saying that I should have a new one.

    There's a genuine fault with it and it isn't unreasonable to ask about what others have experienced.

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    Thanks. Actually, I found suggestions that the flaky button could be cleared by doing the 'close a stock app' trick and gave it a go, just in case. It didn't help though. After a period of not being used, the button seems to have some mechanical resistance on the first press or two. So, in this case, it's probably not a software issue.
     

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