iPhone 5s Home Button Stuck, Hard to Press

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by slafa23, Jul 15, 2014.

  1. slafa23 macrumors newbie

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    I have had my phone for about a month now and the home button as of late feels like it is hard to press down. It feels like it is stuck and I have to press hard to get it to work. Anyone else have similar issues? Any tips / solutions? I don't want to bring it to Apple yet but may if it continues...
     
  2. juanrp macrumors 6502a

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    Jusr take it to Apple if it continues the rest of the week...they'll know what's best, so that's your best bet.

    You're still covered under the warranty so you should be good.

    -Juan
     
  3. slafa23 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Possibly, but since it's already happening to this one it's better to get another one that doesn't have this issue (even if there's still a chance that it might develop this or any other issue down the road).
     
  5. juanrp macrumors 6502a

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    Probably not. I haven't heard of this issue before.
    Maybe it isn't even an issue.

    It's probably just a defect and I doubt that you'll have 2 iphones in a row that have a defective home button.

    If it does happen again, your apple store probably isn't going anywhere. You won't know if you don't try.

    Best of luck!
    -Juan
     
  6. slafa23 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I went to Apple and they basically told me to suck it up and it's a relatively small issue. The phone is functional and it really isn't that much of a problem. I'm slightly frustrated at this point.
    Any other suggestions on how to deal with it?
     
  7. I7guy macrumors G5

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  8. slafa23 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Would the rubbing alcohol cause water damage?
     
  9. I7guy macrumors G5

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    I slather rubbing alcohol over my phone via a tissue I don't have an issue. I don't think I would dunk the phone in alcohol though. :cool:
     
  10. slafa23 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Any specific kind or just your basic Isopropyl rubbing alcohol?
     
  11. I7guy macrumors G5

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    I would use a wee bit of your basic 70% isopropyl rubbing alcohol.
     
  12. Jalopybox macrumors 6502a

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    Call apple care. Tell them it's not working well. Be persistent. Pay the $29 shipping. Send back old phone. Done.
     
  13. PNutts macrumors 601

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    I would not do that. Are you still within a return window?
     
  14. canuckRus macrumors 6502

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    Excellent advice from Jalopybox. The only alternative is to ask to speak to a/the Apple Store manager as this is unacceptable for a new Apple item. What is there to lose?
     
  15. I7guy macrumors G5

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    I've been doing that every night for seven months, alcohol does not cause an issue if used in an appropriate amount...at least in my phone.
     
  16. eelw macrumors 6502a

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    But how gunked up does your home button get that you need to do this on a regular basis?
     
  17. I7guy macrumors G5

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    I hate a dirty, greasy phone. And clean it at night before I "hit the hay".
     

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