Getting around the home button click noise

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by silverblack, Sep 26, 2015.

  1. silverblack, Sep 26, 2015
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2015

    silverblack macrumors 68030

    silverblack

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2007
    #1
    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 :)
     
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

    Newtons Apple

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2014
    Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
    #2
    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.
     
  3. fishkorp macrumors 68020

    fishkorp

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2006
    Location:
    Ellicott City, MD
    #3
    The home button on my 6S+ is by far the loudest one I've had. I wish they'd do away with the button for the 7.

    OP, thanks for the tip. Works great.
     
  4. protobiont macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2010
  5. silverblack thread starter macrumors 68030

    silverblack

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2007
    #5
    May be, with iPhone 7, 8,...
    Not with the 6s and 6s plus told in year 2015 though.
     
  6. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2008
    #6
    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.
     
  7. wepiii macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2012
    #7
    Why not? Works on mine...
     
  8. PedCrossing macrumors 6502

    PedCrossing

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2012
    Location:
    The Loop
    #8
    I think he meant 3D-touching the left bezel and swipe right to activate the multitasking screen/ switch to the last used app.
     
  9. silverblack thread starter macrumors 68030

    silverblack

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2007
    #9
    Wow! I didn't know you could return to home screen with 3D Touch. Love to learn how you do it.
     
  10. silverblack thread starter macrumors 68030

    silverblack

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2007
    #10
    Thanks. Not a valid substitute in my opinion. The assistive touch button would have been a much better alternative.
     
  11. wepiii macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2012
    #11
    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.
     
  12. silverblack thread starter macrumors 68030

    silverblack

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2007
    #12
    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.
     
  13. wepiii macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2012
    #13
    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.
     
  14. silverblack thread starter macrumors 68030

    silverblack

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2007
    #14
    But why bother? The home button is already so easy and fast.
     
  15. jaw3net macrumors regular

    jaw3net

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2007
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    #15
    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.
     
  16. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

    Newtons Apple

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2014
    Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
    #16
    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+.
     
  17. Zafla macrumors member

    Zafla

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2014
    Location:
    Florida
    #17
    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.
     
  18. jaw3net macrumors regular

    jaw3net

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2007
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    #18
    Tell us how, please...

     
  19. dL. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2007
    #19
    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
     
  20. silverblack thread starter macrumors 68030

    silverblack

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2007
    #20
    See Post #11 above.
     
  21. sunking101 macrumors 603

    sunking101

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2013
    #21
    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).
     
  22. Hankster macrumors 68020

    Hankster

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2008
    Location:
    Washington DC
  23. nerdbob macrumors member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2015
    #23

    Wow, I had no idea. That's really cool!
     
  24. Four oF NINE macrumors 68000

    Four oF NINE

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2011
    Location:
    Hell's Kitchen
    #24
    Am I understanding this correctly? Are you saying the home button click is too loud? Seriously?
     
  25. silverblack, Sep 27, 2015
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2015

    silverblack thread starter macrumors 68030

    silverblack

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2007
    #25
    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.
     

Share This Page