Stupid home button! Too sensitive suddenly and sometime doesn't work.

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by MikeinJapan, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. MikeinJapan macrumors regular

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    Hey guys

    I have an iPhone 4. I have had it since August with no problems. No drops or jailbreaking. Over the past week my phone has been going nuts.

    Sometimes the apps will return to the home screen by themselves (they are still running in the background) or voice control will come on when it is my hand or in my pocket. Sometimes I will be sitting on the train with music on and it will suddenly change to voice control even though I have been sitting down for 10 minutes or so.

    Today was the final straw, the home button won't work at all. I have to switch off the phone to get it to work again. Even now, I just closed SMS to open facebook and after facebook loaded it when to voice control.

    It has been driving me crazy. After having 6 3G iPhones in 1 year and 6 months. I was happy. Also with the time bug ****ing my new years and now this I am loosing respect for the iPhone and thinking about going back to my old B&O phone that is dumb but works flawlessly.

    Any ideas before I go to the genius bar?
     
  2. Amazing Iceman macrumors 68040

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    Something similar happened to me for the last week with my iPad.
    I called Apple last night, and to my surprise, they told me to do this:

    Settings -> General -> Reset -> Reset All Settings

    This will not delete your data, just reset iPad settings to default configuration (themes, language, keyboards, Wallpaper, etc.). It doesn't alter your mail or calendar configuration. Just to be safe, do a backup first.

    Since I did this, my Home button has been as responsive as new! :D
     
  3. MikeinJapan thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. JamesMB macrumors 68000

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    Have you tried clearing Multitask and doing a HARD reset?
    It might be easier for us to help, if we knew what you have tried.
     
  5. MikeinJapan thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have tried hard resets and cleared multi-tasking and all!
     
  6. JamesMB macrumors 68000

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    Since you have done "all", take it to Apple; let them figure it out.
     
  7. MikeinJapan thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I have booked an appointment for Thursday. It is sitting next to me going to iPod controls today.

    Thanks guys!
     

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