is it possible to use an iphone 5 home button on a 5s?

shadesofblue

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Sep 28, 2014
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i own an iphone 5s.
if the home button broke, could you replace it with an iphone 5 one? I never use the fingerprint scanner, so i'd only need a home button that is... a home button.
i love how the previous iphones looked with the "normal" home button, blending it with the rest of the front, and i hate the fingerprint button because it has the metal ring around it. i know it's trivial, but sometimes it bugs me.
it looks like the two home buttons are the same size, so the iphone 5 button would fit.
 

KUguardgrl13

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May 16, 2013
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i own an iphone 5s.
if the home button broke, could you replace it with an iphone 5 one? I never use the fingerprint scanner, so i'd only need a home button that is... a home button.
i love how the previous iphones looked with the "normal" home button, blending it with the rest of the front, and i hate the fingerprint button because it has the metal ring around it. i know it's trivial, but sometimes it bugs me.
it looks like the two home buttons are the same size, so the iphone 5 button would fit.
I'm not sure it would work with the sensor in there. I've also noticed that the 5s home button is bigger. When you put a 5 in a 5s otter box defender the hole in the screen protector is bigger than the old home button.
 

itsmemuffins

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Jun 23, 2010
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No you can't.

And why in the hell does OP not used Touch ID? Why?


I mean seriously. Why? :confused:
 

Padmini

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Aug 9, 2014
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i own an iphone 5s.
if the home button broke, could you replace it with an iphone 5 one? I never use the fingerprint scanner, so i'd only need a home button that is... a home button.
i love how the previous iphones looked with the "normal" home button, blending it with the rest of the front, and i hate the fingerprint button because it has the metal ring around it. i know it's trivial, but sometimes it bugs me.
it looks like the two home buttons are the same size, so the iphone 5 button would fit.
No
 
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