Home button loss sensitivity

jamesjay

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The home button on iPhone does not work unless I press really hard. Is there anyway to fix this? Is this common? wut do?
 

Newtons Apple

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The home button on iPhone does not work unless I press really hard. Is there anyway to fix this? Is this common? wut do?
Which model iPhone do you have.

If it is under warranty they will fix or replace. It is not super common but the home buttons have been known to stop working. Having to push VERY hard is not good.
 

Yakibomb

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Your home button may be faulty. The same issue developed over time on mu iPad till the button eventually stop working all together
 

jamesjay

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Jun 20, 2014
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Which model iPhone do you have.

If it is under warranty they will fix or replace. It is not super common but the home buttons have been known to stop working. Having to push VERY hard is not good.
iphone 4s, Its not under warranty anymore. Is this something you can fix yourself? You have to push it EXTREMELY hard.
 

Deranox

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Go and repair it before you damage something else too.They won't charge that much for a button after all.If you bought an iPhone in the first place I'm sure you're not a person that won't have the cash to pay for a repair.That's one more thing people should think before buying an expensive phone such as this one imho.If you can't spare any extra later on .. buy a cheaper one so that repairs will be cheaper.
 

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iphone 4s, Its not under warranty anymore. Is this something you can fix yourself? You have to push it EXTREMELY hard.
It all depends on if you are willing to try to fix or pay someone to fix.

Most dependable is to take it to the Apple store and let them fix but it will not be cheap. Let them, at least, give you a price.

Thrid party people can also fix but your results could be mixed so shoose carefully.

Pushing real hard can damage other parts so it needs to get fixed.
 

jamesjay

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Jun 20, 2014
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It all depends on if you are willing to try to fix or pay someone to fix.

Most dependable is to take it to the Apple store and let them fix but it will not be cheap. Let them, at least, give you a price.

Thrid party people can also fix but your results could be mixed so shoose carefully.

Pushing real hard can damage other parts so it needs to get fixed.
Thanks for the help! Its so dumb because on my ipod my power button got jammed. APPLE NEEDS TO JUST GET RID OF BUTTONS!!
 

TWO2SEVEN

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iphone 4s, Its not under warranty anymore. Is this something you can fix yourself? You have to push it EXTREMELY hard.
It can be fixed yourself for under $20 in parts. However, be aware that the 4s is taken apart from the back meaning that you will have to start at the back of the phone and removed parts (including the screen) until you get to the home button.

It is not hard to do, but it will be time consuming the first time. There are a lot of tiny screws to keep track of.

https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iPhone+4S+Home+Button+Replacement/7282
 

cynics

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Google search "Home button calibration". I don't know if that actually works but its worth a shot since its free.
 

mnsportsgeek

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Go and repair it before you damage something else too.They won't charge that much for a button after all.If you bought an iPhone in the first place I'm sure you're not a person that won't have the cash to pay for a repair.That's one more thing people should think before buying an expensive phone such as this one imho.If you can't spare any extra later on .. buy a cheaper one so that repairs will be cheaper.

Thanks mom.
 

AlphaHumanus

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Go and repair it before you damage something else too.They won't charge that much for a button after all.If you bought an iPhone in the first place I'm sure you're not a person that won't have the cash to pay for a repair.That's one more thing people should think before buying an expensive phone such as this one imho.If you can't spare any extra later on .. buy a cheaper one so that repairs will be cheaper.
I don't see the correlation between initial cost and repair cost.
 

BeeJee

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Go and repair it before you damage something else too.They won't charge that much for a button after all.If you bought an iPhone in the first place I'm sure you're not a person that won't have the cash to pay for a repair.That's one more thing people should think before buying an expensive phone such as this one imho.If you can't spare any extra later on .. buy a cheaper one so that repairs will be cheaper.
Lmao, it's not like he went out and bought a luxury car, or expensive house and can't afford maintenance and repairs. It's a phone. I don't know anybody that has ever though "I wonder how much a home button repair costs." Before they bought an iPhone.

I don't see the correlation between initial cost and repair cost.
QFT
 
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