I don't like the feel of the home button

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by atteligibility, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. atteligibility macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2012
    I don't see any other threads of this, so I start wondering if I got a wrong unit or something.

    The home button on the previous iPhones was giving a very consistent feel when pressing.

    I find the feel for this new home button less satisfying. It seems that depending on where exactly I press, I sometimes get a light click sound, sometimes not, as if the button slightly got stuck with the ring.
    The feel is not consistent press after press as it used to be.

    Anyone else has noticed this?
  2. armandxp macrumors 6502


    Jun 29, 2010
    Orlando, FL
    Feels fine to me. Don't like it, return and downgrade or exchange.
  3. remcoy macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2006
    Sorry that's how my iPhone 5 home button feels!

    it was delivered on Launch day a year ago- I attempted to exchange but the replacements where the all same...
    (though same store/same city -probably same shipment/batch..)though

    for some reason everyone 'else's' home button feels great when i try them.!

    Something to do with the force, or evil spirits- or just plain irony.

    If you are nagged by these thing, then thine iPhone wilt be damned..
    If thou doesn't care, then thy iPhone be blessed...

    Give it a shot though!
    This was mine #1 reason for wanting to upgrade, and I was assuming it had been reengineered.
    Perhaps it can't be
    one day, hopefully soon.. - there will be no more home button.
    (or macbook air trackpad)

    4 finger pinch ftw!
  4. kappaknight macrumors 68000


    Mar 5, 2009
    Return the phone so someone else can enjoy it.
  5. widestload, Sep 20, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2013

    widestload macrumors 6502


    Jun 10, 2008
    manchester UK
    I'm noticing exactly the same thing on my 5s. I had a 4s before and the home button had a very consistent solid but smooth feel to it. This one can feel like that if I press it a certain way, the easiest being on the lower half of the button, but if I just press it straight on or especially to the top it feels a lot clunkier like it kind of pops back with a much more audible click. I'll pop back to the apple store on Monday and see if their display ones do the same as I have seen a number of stories about it on the iPhone 5, so maybe like you say it's just a not so good design on the 5 / 5S ? Or maybe we do have dodgy units? I'll post back
  6. vistadude macrumors 65816

    Jan 3, 2010
    It does feel weird compared to a 4/4s button. The button is also smaller and there's less area to hold the phone, making pressing the button a weird experience. I wish they would at least give the option for capacitive wake/unlock since the technology is already built in.
  7. iErick macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2010
    What you describe is EXACTLY how mine is.

  8. jg321 macrumors 6502

    Aug 29, 2012
    I always think my 4S button feels different to other people's 4/4S, and my girlfriend's 5. I think it's just that they don't all feel the same. My 4S is two years old now and I've just gotten used to it.
  9. SMIDG3T Suspended


    Apr 29, 2012
    It's different because of the fingerprint sensor behind the home button.

    Get used to it, they will all be the same.

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