iPhone 4, home button won't work

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by fjs08, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. fjs08 macrumors 65816

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    Out of the blue, my wife's iPhone 4 Home button is unresponsive. Help!! Thx.
     
  2. supermanotorius macrumors newbie

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    what OS is on it? would you be willing to jailbreak if necessary, it would allow you to reassign buttons, I did this when my top button broke
     
  3. Greencardman macrumors 6502

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    Milwaukee, WI
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    You can go into the accessibility settings and use assistive touch to get a software generated home button to make the phone useable.
    http://snapguide.com/guides/activate-assistive-touch-on-your-iphone/

    You can also do a forum search for recalibrating your home button. that might work. iPhone 4 home buttons are a weak point btw, they fail a lot.
     
  4. maxosx macrumors 68020

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    Apple will happily sell you a new phone. Mine failed, as did my wife's. It's normal. Apple doesn't trust touch screen buttons. Funny, they based the phone on touch screen technology :D
     

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