Getting around the home button click noise

silverblack

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My 6S makes a click sound that is quite noticeable when the surrounding environment is silent. This can be an issue using your iPhone at night when you are sharing bed/room with someone trying to sleep.

In case you didn't notice before, the click sound is louder when you press the button with your thumb/finger touching the entire button surface. However, try using the very tip of nail and push down at the edge of Touch ID (near the metal ring). It will make a silent click.

Very handy when you don't want people in the next stalls ;) hearing your every home button click.

Please give a "like" if this tip helps you :)
 
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Newtons Apple

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My 6S+ home button is dead silent no matter how I push the button. My 6+ Did make a very tiny click noise.

I have found every home button on every iPhone I have owned t be a little different. My main concern it is work and I have not had one fail yet.
 
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Bryan Bowler

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I just received a 6s and 6s Plus. The 6s makes a very audible and distinct click when pressing the home button. The 6s Plus is almost completely silent. I'm not suggesting there is a problem nor am I really concerned about it, but there is a definite difference between the two.
 
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silverblack

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I think he meant 3D-touching the left bezel and swipe right to activate the multitasking screen/ switch to the last used app.
Thanks. Not a valid substitute in my opinion. The assistive touch button would have been a much better alternative.
 
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wepiii

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Wow! I didn't know you could return to home screen with 3D Touch. Love to learn how you do it.
You just force touch on the left side of the screen and swipe to the homescreen. I haven't clicked my home button yet on this phone. Lock button to bring up lock screen (also allows you time to see notifications on lock screen. Rest finger on home button to unlock. Force touch and quick swipe to return to homescreen.
 
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silverblack

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You just force touch on the left side of the screen and swipe to the homescreen. I haven't clicked my home button yet on this phone. Lock button to bring up lock screen (also allows you time to see notifications on lock screen. Rest finger on home button to unlock. Force touch and quick swipe to return to homescreen.
Thanks. I tried it but found it very ineffective. It is slow, difficult to force touch with the right pressure. Most of the time it didn't register correctly, and did I mention it's slow, particularly when you have many apps opened.
 
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wepiii

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Thanks. I tried it but found it very ineffective. It is slow, difficult to force touch with the right pressure. Most of the time it didn't register correctly, and did I mention it's slow, particularly when you have many apps opened.
You kinda have to play around with it to learn the best way to do it. I have found that pressing with my thumb half on the bezel and half on the screen works best. Once it enables slide your finger all the way across the screen to switch between current and last used app. Only swipe a little bit and let go to enter multitasking. After a couple minutes getting used to it I find it just as fast or faster than using the home button.
 
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jaw3net

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Yeah, I've noticed the home button is definitely louder/harder than the 6. The 6 had a "softer" click and wasn't as audible. Wonder if this was an intentional change.
 
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Newtons Apple

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Each home button, even on the same model, can be different. Compared two 6S phine and one has a good click to it while the other was near silent. My 6S+ has almost no click sound compared to my old 6+.
 
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Zafla

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I've used the home button a lot less since 3D touch works well for returning to the home screen or switching apps. It took a little bit to get used to but I adjusted the settings and found what works best for me.
 
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dL.

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Every home button feels slightly different. I personally prefer the loud clicky ones primarily because they are easier to press down without needing to apply too much force, which makes the double clicking for multitasking easier to trigger.

dL
 
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sunking101

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My old 6+ and my new 6S+ have the nicest home buttons of any iPhone I've owned. The 6+ button was noticeably more audible though, it had a click to it. The 6S+ home button has much less of a click (if any).
 
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nerdbob

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You just force touch on the left side of the screen and swipe to the homescreen. I haven't clicked my home button yet on this phone. Lock button to bring up lock screen (also allows you time to see notifications on lock screen. Rest finger on home button to unlock. Force touch and quick swipe to return to homescreen.

Wow, I had no idea. That's really cool!
 
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silverblack

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Am I understanding this correctly? Are you saying the home button click is too loud? Seriously?
I am saying that the button click is noticeable in a completely silent environment. If you are not alone, the click sound could be heard by others in same quiet space. Of course you may or may not care.

No one else referred too it as "too loud". You are the only one.
 
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