home button issue

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by wrpspead, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. wrpspead macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2010
    For about the last week I have been noticing the home button on my iphone 4 randomly acting a little quirky. It seems that sometimes, but not always, pressing the home button once, and only once, will activate the multi-tasking function.

    I ignored this the first few times it happened. Then I started taking note of how I was pressing the button. But i didn't notice anything different.

    I cannot seem to duplicate this phenomena with any consistency. I have tried pressing the home button for different lengths of time and also pressing down more on various parts of the button. Sometimes the multi-tasking menu comes up, sometimes it doesn't.

    I have searched various forums for info related to or similar to mine. Yet I didn't come up with anything.

    Has anyone had a similar experience? Or does anyone have any advice as to a course of possible correction?

    I have restarted the phone several times and have restarted the network settings once. I have yet to try a system sync and restore.
  2. xyz1534 macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2010
  3. Koufax80 macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2010
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8B117 Safari/6531.22.7)

    I had a similar issue. Think it started when I put on a screen protector and some of the solution got in there. Took it to the apple store yesterday, guy played with it for 5 seconds and said he'd exchange it. Gave me a new one, no questions asked.
  4. wrpspead thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2010
    Thanks for that thread link! Great to know I'm not seeing things. After reading that entire thread I think I will just stick with my phone the way it is. It's not jailbroken, never has been. Never has had water, or any liquid, on it. It's not a refurb, I've had it since the launch. I keep it in an Otterbox and clean it periodically with q-tips and a microfiber cloth. Never had an antenna issue or a yellow screen. And this little glitch cropped up well after the 4.1 download. But it's not 1,000 times a day. More like maybe a dozen. I can live with that.

    and who knows, maybe, just maybe, 4.2 might have a solution...

    Thanks again!

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