fixing iphone 4 home button

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Bathplug, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. Bathplug macrumors 6502a

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    Basically it barely works and my warrenty has expired. I don't mind following the ifixit guide but is it worth doing it just to clean underneath the home button? I assume its just got some dust under it because it used to work fine or would it be worth buying a replacement button.
     
  2. eneisch macrumors 6502a

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    I've been having the same issue with the home button on my iPhone 4. Seems to have started after the last software update. Is there a chance that it is a software issue, or is it just coincidence?
     
  3. mms13 macrumors 6502

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    Definitely not a software issue. Have you guys tried taking it to the Apple store? You might get lucky and get a replacement, even out of warranty.

    If you happen to have the iOS 5 beta, for now, if you want a workaround, go to Settings>General>Accessibility and turn AssistiveTouch on.
     
  4. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    I'm having to press it multiple times just to get the multitasking bar to show up - sometimes it just takes me to spotlight.
     
  5. kbfr08 macrumors 6502

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    Try using a vacuum to suck out any dust underneath it. It worked great on my iphone
     

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