iPhone 5 Home Button not working properly

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by gentlefury, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    #1
    Is anyone else having this problem? My home button only works, maybe 75% of the time...and occasionally it will double click when I single click.

    I actually had this same issue with my first gen iPod Touch, and it got replaced. Seeing as how it's impossible to get a new iPhone 5 right now, does anyone know if there is a way to fix this without having to wait another week?

    I also noticed that when I went into usage right after buying it that it has 2 days of on it...and w 30MB of tether data.

    Is it possible that they sold me a return?
     
  2. Kissaragi macrumors 68020

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    Just ring apple and get them to sort it, they have spare iPhones for replacements.
     
  3. gentlefury thread starter macrumors 68030

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    ill just go to the store on mon...I just hate setting this stuff up...I guess the good thing about the new sim cards is I should be able to get a new phone and just pop in my sim.
     
  4. iBaloney macrumors 6502

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    There was this fix where it involved using rubbing alcohol and rubbing the home button in a circular motion to dry up the dirt and grime that's inside. Worked like a charm on my IPhone 4.

    Keep in mind that the home button doesn't require much force to register a press. So there's no need to use so much force. Just an FYI
     
  5. AAPLinc macrumors 65816

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    No need to ask us what to do..

    If anything isn't working on your 5, obviously take it in and they will swap it.
     
  6. gentlefury thread starter macrumors 68030

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    this was a 1 day old iphone 5. It was randomly not working, or double clicking randomly. This was my 6th ios device, so I know how it should work. I just went back to the store and swapped it out for a new one. All good now :) restoring all my apps and settings :)

    I love apple..they are so awesome about customer satisfaction.

    Oh as another side note. I mentioned my first 5 that I got yesterday had 2 days of usage and a bunch of data used...the new one had 1 minute lifetime counter.
     

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