I have a iPad Mini 2, it has been bullet proof for 4 years and still going strong. I use it mostly around the house but it is the cellular model so I take it out with me sometimes. Over the past couple days I noticed that the Home button has felt soft, as if it's not springing back up all the way. And today it just doesn't work at all. I assume the button is just broke from so much use. Is this button easy and inexpensive to replace? I have to debate getting a new iPad altogether if it is going to be expensive to fix this. Second, is there a way to open the iPad without the Home button? With an iOS change a while back you can't press the lock button and then swipe to open like the old days. Now you have to press the Home button twice. I would like to be able to use the iPad today, if possible.