Is your iPhone's Home Button less responsive?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sychee, May 23, 2009.


Is your iPhone's Home Button less responsive?

  1. My iPhone is >= 6 months old. The Home Button is less responsive as before.

    21 vote(s)
  2. My iPhone is less than 6 months old. The Home Button is less responsive as before.

    7 vote(s)
  3. My iPhone is >= 6 months old. The Home Button is as responsive as before.

    39 vote(s)
  4. My iPhone is less than 6 months old. The Home Button is as responsive as before.

    14 vote(s)
  1. sychee macrumors member

    Dec 7, 2008
    Just want to know whether your Home Button is less responsive? Does it take a "hard-press" or numerous tries to trigger the action?
  2. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    Some times I wish my home button was more responsive. But I think sometimes it might be related to that fact that it is jailbroken.
  3. sychee thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 7, 2008
    If it is less responsive, it is due to hardware and not firmware issue.
  4. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    I noticed the home button on my twin's iPhone is much firmer and actually clicks. My just depresses softly. :(
  5. lilmitchmitch macrumors 6502

    Mar 10, 2008
    Realized just a couple days ago that the home button wasn't responding when I pressed it. I had to either press it very hard, multiple times, or basically hold it down for it to work properly. Was pretty annoying, thank goodness the new one is hopefully coming out soon... :)
  6. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    I don't notice any problems with my home button.
  7. TwoBytes macrumors 68030


    Jun 2, 2008
    i took mine back to the apple store and they replaced it. It's a hardware fault, not software. Test out pressing the button with your friends iphone. That sounded a little rude didn't it :eek:
  8. kas23 macrumors 603


    Oct 28, 2007
    Totally off topic, but the only feature that has been laggy and getting on my nerves lately had been the accelerometer. Sometimes, I am clearly holding my phone in a vertical position, but the screen stays in landscape mode. This has happened with several apps, but mostly with Safari. It gets stuck in landscape or takes a good 30-60 seconds to go back to portrait. Sometimes I actually have to close the app to get portrait back.
  9. IamHermann0069 macrumors member


    Sep 14, 2008
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Take it back...

    I bought my 3G the day it came out, and returned it this week to the apple store on 14th street in NYC. The "genius" first restored the software to make sure that it was not just a software issue. He then checked for water damage, and thank god he did not find any. After that, he switched it out no questions asked. As long as there is not any water damage, they will either fix or swap your phone out... Usually....
  10. sg.hill macrumors member

    Aug 17, 2008
    I had the first generation from when it was launched until November 2008, when I traded it in for the 3G. The quality seemed so much better on that first iPhone, with both software and hardware...pre-keyboard lag, anyway.

    On this phone the button on the headphones has gone dead, a pixel has been frozen blue since March, and about 10% of the time it takes several presses of the button or a power+home reset to get back home. Lastly, within the past week Google Maps has been crashing almost every time I switch from List to Map or Vice Versa. Yikes!
  11. goodcow macrumors 6502a

    Aug 4, 2007
    My third iPhone's home button failed entirely. I'm on iPhone 3G number four now.

    Superb quality control from Apple this time around.
  12. instaxgirl macrumors 65816


    Mar 11, 2009
    Edinburgh, UK
    See now I've been wondering since yesterday about home buttons and jailbreaks. Once every couple of days I'll press my home button to bring up the unlock screen and nothing'll happen, I'll have to press again. This never used to happen and I recently rejailbroke.

    I didn't make any connection until I saw my boyfriend do the exact same thing on his jailbroken 2G yesterday.

    On how they feel, mine is quite easy to push in, my boyfriend's seems to be stiffer and have more of a click to it. We both have 2Gs, I prefer mine.
  13. Benguitar Guest


    Jan 30, 2009
    My iPhone's home button is just as responsive as it was at the beginning of this school year when I got it.
  14. Merkie macrumors 68020

    Oct 23, 2008
    I've had a first generation iPhone for more than a year now, and sometimes it takes an extra click for the home button to work. My home button's always been weird though, you have to push it much harder and farther down than other iPhones. Wonder if it can be fixed easily.
  15. emt1 macrumors 65816

    Jan 30, 2008
    When I upgraded from 2G to 3G I noticed that the home button is less responsive.. but I've gotten used to it.
  16. con500 macrumors regular

    May 9, 2009

    I had the 2g und upgraded to 3g four months ago, i honestly feel i have had so many more issues with the 3g in that time and have also had it replaced in march...Home button does seem softer (more fragile) 3g also causing issues and get a lot of dropped calls (i know this is probably netwrk related but most times i have 3g switched off and still i drop calls) Also my earpiece volume is insanely low and have to be in a quiet room just to hear...Its a pain.

    My 2g just seemed so much more reliable. Hardware and sofware just operated well, and i miss it.

    My girlfriend has my old 2g and just yesterday asked her if she wuld like the 3g upgrade;).....Wrong of me i know but maybe the 3g will be kinder to her:p
  17. LovemyiPhone111 macrumors newbie

    Apr 11, 2009
  18. SFStateStudent macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    *Knocking on wood* have never had a problem with my home button....:cool:
  19. hellomoto4 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 11, 2008
    I've only recently noticed that my home button needs a hard push sometimes to get it to work. Annoying actually.
  20. 12GA macrumors member

    Mar 17, 2008
    Upstate NY
    I've got a 1st gen that's running 1.1.4 which I purchased a year ago in April. The home button has been touchy the past month or so and it stopped working entirely this weekend. :(
  21. savanahrose macrumors 6502a


    Jul 31, 2006
    greer SC
    I had problems with my home button from the get go when I bought my 3g iphone. I had to hit it several times before it did anything. Took it to AT&T they did a hard reset. It worked for like an hour then it kept messing up again.
    I took it downtown to the Apple Store and they replaced it. I haven't had any problems since then.

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