How durable is 5S home button?

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  1. Retired Cat macrumors 65816

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    My iPhone 5 home button has scratches, which is to be expected from plastic. Is the 5S home button, which is partly sapphire, resistant to scratches? How durable is the capacitive ring?
     
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    Seems quite durable to me. I don't have any scratches or blemishes on my 5s at all, and I don't use a case or screen protectors either.
     
  3. goobot macrumors 603

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    The button isn't going to scratch from anything other than diamond.
     
  4. Appl3FTW macrumors 601

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    no scratches.. how do yall take care of yall phone.. or lack thereof
     
  5. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    That's not true, but for the purpose of answering the OP's question, it's definitely true enough.
     
  6. Retired Cat thread starter macrumors 65816

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  7. Allanb1985 macrumors member

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    The iphone 5s home button CAN be scratched. If you look on youtube you will see someone doing so to demonstrate the consequences of a scratched touch sensor. The end result is that the touch id no longer works to access your phone!
     
  8. Tavicu macrumors regular

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    Here is the YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-3c1NYF8Gw

    I think if he would scan his fingerprint again after scratching it would work!
     
  9. djplaxe2109 macrumors 6502

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    Mine was shaky at first, but over time it seems to have gotten better. Kind of strange.
     
  10. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    It's not all that strange. Temperature plays a significant part in this. I assume it's getting warmer where you are?

    I do recommend that people using one finger primarily have a winter print and a summer print.
     
  11. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    mine doesn't have any scratches and I've had it for 5 months now
     
  12. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    Why don't you go to 'Settings" and create a touch Home button that displays on your screen. You can turn off from there too.
     

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