iPhone 7 Home Button Broken?

iwayne

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Oct 12, 2011
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Appointment already set for tomorrow.

Interesting thing is that this was after the phone got wet. Used a wet paper towel to clean the phone off to put on a new case and that was the end. How is this supposed to survive a meter down for a half hour if a wet paper towel did her in. Oh well I'll have a new one tomorrow after a 9 hour restore from backup
 

Thor_1

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Sep 18, 2016
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Texas
Appointment already set for tomorrow.

Interesting thing is that this was after the phone got wet. Used a wet paper towel to clean the phone off to put on a new case and that was the end. How is this supposed to survive a meter down for a half hour if a wet paper towel did her in. Oh well I'll have a new one tomorrow after a 9 hour restore from backup
The warranty does not cover water damage.
 

ventmore

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Jul 13, 2008
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Appointment already set for tomorrow.

Interesting thing is that this was after the phone got wet. Used a wet paper towel to clean the phone off to put on a new case and that was the end. How is this supposed to survive a meter down for a half hour if a wet paper towel did her in. Oh well I'll have a new one tomorrow after a 9 hour restore from backup
This is a coincidence, and definitely not a reason to doubt the IP67 rating of the device. :)
 

iConnected

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Feb 17, 2011
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Used a wet paper towel to clean the phone off
If that's a jet black iPhone (or any other finish, in fact), I wouldn't risk using a wet paper towel to clean it.

I recently used a wet paper towel to clean around the knobs on a brand new brushed stainless steel hob. BIG mistake, as it scratched the metal badly. Who knew?

Don't know whether the same would apply to the iPhone's finish, but Apple does say that the jet black is susceptible to small scratches, so I'd personally stick to using a soft cloth on your replacement.
 
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Hanzu Lao

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Appointment already set for tomorrow.

Interesting thing is that this was after the phone got wet. Used a wet paper towel to clean the phone off to put on a new case and that was the end. How is this supposed to survive a meter down for a half hour if a wet paper towel did her in. Oh well I'll have a new one tomorrow after a 9 hour restore from backup
Towel was probably just a coincidence.
 
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JulesJam

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Appointment already set for tomorrow.

Interesting thing is that this was after the phone got wet. Used a wet paper towel to clean the phone off to put on a new case and that was the end. How is this supposed to survive a meter down for a half hour if a wet paper towel did her in. Oh well I'll have a new one tomorrow after a 9 hour restore from backup
I use micro fiber lens cleaning cloths with a bit of alcohol.
 

mms13

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Jun 29, 2010
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Baltimore, MD
Yes and it worked at first then started spazzing out. The Haptic engine kept firing 3-4 times in a row for every "press". I restarted again and it's back to not working.
WTF, this literally just started happening for me after reading this article