Other Do home buttons still stop working/break?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TechNismo, Mar 28, 2018.


Anyone had a broken home button on their iPhone?

  1. Yes, on the iPhone 5 or earlier

  2. Yes, on the iPhone 5s/6/6s/SE

  3. Yes, on the iPhone 7/8 series

  4. Never!

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  1. TechNismo macrumors 6502


    Oct 22, 2017
    Not sure if you guys experienced this, but before Touch ID days, especially with iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4th gen, I would often hear about people's touch button stop functioning and/or pressing. This seemed to be a common issue at that time. I personally had it on my (iPod 4, iPhone 4, and iPhone 5).
    Does this issue still occur with newer iPhones (not X). I would not suspect it should affect the 7 or 8 series since they use a haptic engine (correct me if I am wrong).
    But does this still occur commonly on the iPhone 6s/6/5s/SE? Just curios, if the Touch button stopped pressing on an iPhone with touch ID, would the sensor still read the finger print or does the entire unit stop working?
  2. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Because the home button on iPhone 7/8 is a solid-state button but does not have a spring and is correlated with the haptic engine.

    Commonly? I highly doubt it’s common for the home button to fail on any of the models that you listed above with the 6S/6/5S/SE. Period. I’m sure Apple made some hardware changes to improve the home button experience perhaps with a different spring mechanism. When I owned my iPhone 6 and 6S, the button experience appeared different to me. So perhaps it’s little subtle changes the Apple made that you’re not aware of.
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Never for me but the home button on the pre TouchID devices did stop working but very rarely. I guess anything mechanical can stop working. Considering how often it is used, it was pretty tough.
  4. saltd macrumors 6502a


    Aug 1, 2010
    The button on my beloved SE had an unpleasant “clicky” feel, but it never quit working. Haven’t ever had any problems with home buttons other than or before that.
  5. 0007776 Suspended


    Jul 11, 2006
    I haven’t ever had one fail on me. The version on my 7+ seems more temperamental than on older models, but I haven’t had major issues with it.

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