fixing iphone 4 home button

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

  1. Bathplug macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2010
    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

    Jul 11, 2008
    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

    Jun 29, 2010
    Baltimore, MD
    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


    Aug 29, 2008
    London or Florida
    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

    Mar 16, 2007
    Try using a vacuum to suck out any dust underneath it. It worked great on my iphone

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