"Sticky" Home Button iPhone 5

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by KUguardgrl13, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

    KUguardgrl13

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    I've had my iPhone 5 since January 2013. Lately my home button has started to feel weird when I click it like something is stuck underneath or around the edge. If I touch it without pressing it it actually makes a sound almost like the click sound.

    I don't have a screen protector on, so it's entirely possible that gunk has gotten in there. Is there any way to clean it? Is a replacement worth it for such a minor annoyance (I hate the idea of refurb replacements)?
     
  2. techstyle macrumors member

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  3. swerve147 macrumors 6502a

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    Apple does offer in-store repairs now, including home button replacements. Probably a good alternative, especially if you want to stay within warranty and you like your phone otherwise.
     
  4. scotrinaf macrumors 6502

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    I haven't tried replacing the home button on the iPhone 5 yet, but I hear it is much easier than on the 4/4s models which I have done. Took me about 1.5 hours on those and that's only b/c I had never done one before and I watched a YouTube video several times to make sure I was doing it properly...
     
  5. KUguardgrl13, Nov 9, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2013

    KUguardgrl13 thread starter macrumors 68020

    KUguardgrl13

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    Thanks! The home button seems to be the only issue. I would like to stay in warranty since I paid for AppleCare+!

    I am a little concerned that they'll only have the black 5c home buttons... My iP5 is white!
     
  6. DaveOP macrumors 6502a

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    They generally have parts going back to the 3GS or 4 sitting around. You'll be fine :)
     

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