Software home button? My home button broke.

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

  1. macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2011
    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

    Jun 14, 2010
    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.
  3. macrumors 65816


    Jan 29, 2009
    Stillwater, OK
    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.
  4. macrumors 68000


    Nov 11, 2010
    Carnegie and Ontario
    Those gestures only work on the iPad 2. No other iOS device.
  5. macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2010
    if your device is jailbroken, you could use activator.

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