iPhone 7 home button loose?

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  1. Brandonjr36 macrumors 6502a

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    Is it possible for my home button to be loose on my iPhone 7? Sometimes when I click it. It feels like it's loose.
     
  2. harlenmm77 macrumors 6502

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    There is no home button. Its imitation and just vibrates when you press there.
     
  3. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    No way. It is really not a button as there is no movement.
     
  4. janeauburn macrumors 6502a

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    This was probably a joke post.

    On my iPhone 7, the headphone jack is loose.
     
  5. Brandonjr36 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No it just felt like mine was loose at the bottom that's why I asked.
     
  6. MrWoofus macrumors member

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    OMG mine too! Did you have to take it back to the Apple store? :eek:
     
  7. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    Turn off the phone. Check to see if it's loose then, it's the only way to find out if it's really loose and if so then the screw is not tight.
     
  8. TranceJD macrumors member

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    Power down the iPhone, and see if you experience the same issue. It's a solid piece so I think it's your imagination o_O
     
  9. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    It shouldn't. It's a solid state button and mine has zero play.
     
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  11. jetsam macrumors 6502

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    That's because you drilled it out wrong!
     
  12. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Agreed. Powering down the iPhone should be a troubleshooting spot to determine if it's lose. It shouldn't have any play at all.
     
  13. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    I don't think it's going anywhere. Earlier this week I tried to push the home button with the power off for the first time and was reminded that IT'S A PHONY, A BIG FAT PHONY! It was like pressing on the back of the phone.

    If you can move the "button" in some way, especially with it off and the haptic feedback off, I'm not sure what that would be. Best to take it to a Genius.
     
  14. pjarvi macrumors 65816

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    Turn it clockwise to tighten, remember: right-tighty, lefty-loosey.
     
  15. janeauburn macrumors 6502a

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    Damn. I never thought of that.
     
  16. Brandonjr36 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I changed the settings for the home button now it doesn't feel like its loose. And yea I had the 7 not the 6s
     
  17. tundrastrider macrumors newbie

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    I have the same situation. When the phone is ON, it feels loose, when its off, nothing. How exactly did you change the settings?
     
  18. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Settings > General > Home Button
     
  19. fs454 macrumors 68000

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    Power your phone completely off. Then poke around the button (the haptics won't react with the power off). Does it feel loose then? If so, definitely take it into the store. The home button should have the tiniest bit of give as it is indeed a separate part, but it's mounted firmly in place and shouldn't have any looseness at all to it.
     
  20. Dirtydutch macrumors 6502a

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    There’s no home button or moving parts to it. What you’re describing would have to be a problem with haptics. It’s all solid state hence why no feedback when powered off.
     

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