OCD? Scared of pressing home button with dirty hands?

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    If I feel my hands are dirty I always press button only in middle thinking dirt will get underneath. Idk y
     
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    Then clean your dirty hands before you handle your phone.
     
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    I'm a locksmith. I have dirty hands all day minus the few times a day I get to really wash them well and outside of work. I know how it is. I either use my otterbox defender or the assistive touch button.
     
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    That's what I do as well when I don't want to touch the physical buttons with dirty hands.
     
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    Is your iPhone new? Because if it is, you just wait a while - Come back in a few months and you'll be like "Haha I press my home button with all sorts of **** on my hands now and I don't even care! :D:D:D"
     
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    yea its the iphone 5. idk they wont look dirty but ill think they feel dirty and particles can get there lol.
     
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    It's not actual button. It's the part where dust can get in. The small opening that lets it click
     
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    I get that, however a sticker on the home button may help keep the dirt out, if you're THAT worried/OCD.
     
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    Stop worrying and enjoy your phone. Yes it's a work of art in more ways than not, but it's meant to be utilised more than glorified. It's ok to get it a little dirty, and if it really bothers you you can open it and remove it after a while.
     
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    Given the OCD you have to define dirty. If It's mud that would be a problem. If you wash your hands 20 times a day not so much.
     
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    wear gloves? what the hell i dont know what to tell you, keep your hands clean?
     
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    even i dont think its real life, let me know when u figure it out :D:apple:
     
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    This.

    It's really not that hard. If I'm getting my hands dirty, I always wash my hands before I pick up my phone.
     
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    I never touch any of my Apple devices with extremely dirty hands (after eating, greasy hands, dirt, etc.) unless I absolutely have to (ie. my hands are greasy, phone is on lap and I have to get up to wash my hands).

    Not OCD, just taking great care of a great product that you invested a lot in.
     
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    I want to punch people like you. How old are you? 12?
     
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    fyp
     
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    OT: Not worth going into the details, but if people are going throw around behavioral terms the OP is anal retentive, not OCD.
     
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    Yes.
    No.

    Methinks you aren't really OCD (or anal) if your hands are dirty.
     

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