iPhone 8(+) Iphone 8+ home button not responding with band aid

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  1. AttilaTheHun macrumors 65816

    AttilaTheHun

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    I switch from iPhone 6S+ to the 8+ very happy, yesterday I had a cut on my thumb so i put a band aid on it,
    Find out that I can't use the home button, no respond. but it do work on my 6S+.
    just wonder how doctors with rubber gloves using it?
     
  2. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040

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    Use a different finger. It needs to be conductive to sense your finger.
    Maybe there is a market for a new type of Band-Aid?
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors Core

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    So the doctor uses rubber/latex gloves to protect his hands and fingers from goop, germs, bodily fluids, etc.
    and then proceeds to use his phone and Touch ID with said rubber/latex gloves still on exposing his/her phone to said goop, etc.

    I find that scenario highly unlikely

    As for a bandaid on your thumb, set up a few different fingers to use
     
  4. AttilaTheHun thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thats for the advice lucky I have few more, BTW i don't use much ID or any password on my iPhone to open I just push the home button
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    Or go back to your iPhone 6S+
     
  5. AttilaTheHun thread starter macrumors 65816

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  6. woodynorman macrumors 6502a

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    But does it work with a band aid? I'm guessing not.
     
  7. noobinator macrumors 603

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    It needs to feel skin, which can be felt through thin plastic gloves, or have those gloves with the fingertips that work on screens.
     
  8. AttilaTheHun thread starter macrumors 65816

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    You are right just tried it with band aid it doesn't , but with my leather gloves this morning it did
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    I cleaned the snow this morning and my leather gloves were able to work
     
  9. newellj macrumors 604

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    I haven't tested latex or nitrile gloves, but the iPhone 7 home button, including the fingerprint scanner, do work through a freezer-weight plastic bag.
     
  10. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    If you are not using TouchID it does not matter if you wear gloves or have 10 band aids on your finger, you a just pushing a button.
     
  11. Southern_Vet macrumors newbie

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    People will complain about anything. Put down the phone and enjoy life. There’s a whole world out there waiting for you to explore it!
     
  12. pastaman321 Suspended

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    The home button works with Nitrile gloves as does the screen etc..
     
  13. AttilaTheHun thread starter macrumors 65816

    AttilaTheHun

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    you are wrong iPhone 8+ and maybe 7 too don't have the same button as the 6 or earlier model
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    it's not a complain it a feedback to Apple
     
  14. woodynorman macrumors 6502a

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    They wont see it if you post it here. Send them an official feedback and hope for the best
     
  15. AttilaTheHun thread starter macrumors 65816

    AttilaTheHun

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    I believe that Apple read every post here, not sure if you send them a letter that they will open it at all.
     
  16. Chazzle macrumors 68000

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    They certainly do not read anything on this forum.
    Leave feedback here: https://www.apple.com/feedback/
     
  17. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    As Chazzle said, Apple doesn’t read opinionated posts on a rumored website. Also, the fact is Apple has a policy in place where employees are prohibited from even participating/frequenting on sites like this.
     

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