iPhone 5 home button liquid resistance

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Retired Cat, Mar 2, 2014.

  1. Retired Cat macrumors 65816

    Jun 12, 2013
    I keep a screen protector on my iPhone 5 and wipe off the fingerprints and oil every so often with a little bit of rubbing alcohol. I wipe down the home button too, but I'm wondering if fluid could get inside through the home button.

    I saw that the home button has a gasket. Does that seal off the plastic surface of the button from the inside?

    Normally I would take apart a device to have a look to satisfy my curiosity, but I don't have the tools and I kind of need to have a working phone.
  2. carjakester macrumors 68020


    Oct 21, 2013
    As long as you dont put the alcohol directly onto the home button you should be fine. Ive had a single drop of water land right on my 5s home button and it said to try fingerprint scan again :D
  3. I7guy macrumors G5

    Nov 30, 2013
    Looking at Central Park@550 feet
    I use alcohol on a tissue, i'm not worried about causing an issue.

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