Software home button? My home button broke.

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by molamis, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    So the home button just stopped doing anything. Me and the apple store tried resetting to make sure it wasn't a software problem, and they said it's a hardware issue.

    Before I sell this for parts on ebay (I can't handle having to wait for a cold power-up every time I need a different app), is there any other way of activating the home button besides pressing the home button? Perhaps an app? Just thought I'd check.
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    Jun 14, 2010
    #2
    If you go into Settings and Accessibility, you can turn on Assistive Touch to access the home button through the software. No need for an app.
     
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    uaecasher

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    #3
    Im not sure which iOS device you have but if you have an iPad with iOS 5 you could use the 5 finger pinch in to close apps or 4 fingers to open the multi-tasking bar. I'm not sure if the iPhone supports those gestures as well.
     
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    Kyotoma

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    #4
    Those gestures only work on the iPad 2. No other iOS device.
     
  5. macrumors member

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    #5
    if your device is jailbroken, you could use activator.
     

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