Unstable home button 6S?

mcmanus7

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we have two 6S's one rose gold one space grey.

The space grey one of you lightly press on the left side or top there's a noticable click.

I cannot reproduce on the rose gold or right side of the home button.

Should I be concerned?
 

Eileen89

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No. Some of them are like this and it is normal. However, you can always take it into a Apple Store and have them look at it for you.
 

mcmanus7

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No. Some of them are like this and it is normal. However, you can always take it into a Apple Store and have them look at it for you.
I've heard that some audibly click more then others but I'm talking about clicking without enough pressure to press the home button.
 

Eileen89

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I've heard that some audibly click more then others but I'm talking about clicking without enough pressure to press the home button.
I realize that. Which is why I said to get Apple to look at it. No one can tell you whether this is normal or not without physically seeing your device. Apple employees are trained to trouble shoot issues and if this actually is one they can either fix it or replace your iPhone.
 

Adrlan

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we have two 6S's one rose gold one space grey.

The space grey one of you lightly press on the left side or top there's a noticable click.

I cannot reproduce on the rose gold or right side of the home button.

Should I be concerned?
I had this issue with the iPhone 6 Plus right before getting my 6S+, took it into the Apple Store and they replaced the screen under warranty as they don't repair the home button itself.
 

mcmanus7

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I had this issue with the iPhone 6 Plus right before getting my 6S+, took it into the Apple Store and they replaced the screen under warranty as they don't repair the home button itself.
Yeah I've heard that we had a iPhone 5 where the home button would spin and all they said they could do is replace the screen.
 

Speedman100

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Yeah my home button has an terribly annoying click without even pressing with enough pressure to activate the button. I guess I'll take it to the Apple Store and see what's up. Hopefully they can fix the problem without replacing the whole phone. I like my iPhone 6s Plus a lot and don't want to get one with a really yellow screen or something after replacement.
 

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we have two 6S's one rose gold one space grey.

The space grey one of you lightly press on the left side or top there's a noticable click.

I cannot reproduce on the rose gold or right side of the home button.

Should I be concerned?
It's normal for Apples ancient analog button obsession.

Slow a bit clicky & wobbly it's the reason it takes longer to do things than if they used a touch sensitive button like they use right next to it on the display.

Stubborn is the word that comes to mind. They know better but they won't budge.
 

AndrewR23

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Let me know if they replace the screen of the 6s. I jus want my home button replaced too
Yeah my home button has an terribly annoying click without even pressing with enough pressure to activate the button. I guess I'll take it to the Apple Store and see what's up. Hopefully they can fix the problem without replacing the whole phone. I like my iPhone 6s Plus a lot and don't want to get one with a really yellow screen or something after replacement.
 

mcmanus7

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I scheduled an appointment for Saturday morning.

I have also noticed that when it gets really clicky the Touch ID stops working.

If the Touch ID still worked flawless I would leave it.
 

AndrewR23

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I scheduled an appointment for Saturday morning.

I have also noticed that when it gets really clicky the Touch ID stops working.

If the Touch ID still worked flawless I would leave it.
Ask if they replace screens yet if you can please? Ty
 

Speedman100

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I have an appointment Friday afternoon to have them look at my really clicky home button. So I'll also report back with what happens here.
 

AbSoluTc

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It's normal for Apples ancient analog button obsession.

Slow a bit clicky & wobbly it's the reason it takes longer to do things than if they used a touch sensitive button like they use right next to it on the display.

Stubborn is the word that comes to mind. They know better but they won't budge.
Huh?

You mean how Samsung uses the same ancient button? Only ever had a problem with my button once and that was with a 3GS I think. The button is no slower/faster than a touch sensitive button that would replace it. Doesn't take longer, sorry to say. I would rather have the button than a soft button that could accidentally be activated and takes up screen real-estate. No thanks.
 

AndrewR23

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I just took my phone into an Apple Store on Saturday for an unrelated home button issue. The Genius said normally they would replace the screen to replace a home button, but they either can't or don't have the parts to do it yet on the new iPhones so they gave me a whole phone replacement.
Okay I'll just wait. Don't want a new phone as my battery is beyond amazing.
 

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My 6s home button is noticably easier to click than my 6. I realized it immediately as soon I turned on my 6s and compared it to my 6. I don't have any reason to take it to Apple since it's functioning properly.
 

jpgr15

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Okay I'll just wait. Don't want a new phone as my battery is beyond amazing.
I wonder, does it usually take this long after a release to get screen parts and training out to the techs? Or is this unusual because of the 3D Touch?
 

AndrewR23

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I wonder, does it usually take this long after a release to get screen parts and training out to the techs? Or is this unusual because of the 3D Touch?
Last year it took this long for the 6. Probably the same this year.

My phone is jailbroken, all set up and I loovveee my battery right now. Its a 6S. My previous 6S was HORRIBLE and I returned it and got the sim free one.

I don't want to play the exchange game so Im hoping a screen replacement is possible soon. I did this with my iPhone 6 a few times bc the front camera kept moving. Apple kept insisting a full phone replacement but I kept saying no just the screen lol.
 
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mcmanus7

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My 6s home button is noticably easier to click than my 6. I realized it immediately as soon I turned on my 6s and compared it to my 6. I don't have any reason to take it to Apple since it's functioning properly.
See my issue isn't how hard or soft you have to press it.. It noticably clicks when you just apply even a bit of pressure.

Honestly without that + the Touch ID issue I wouldn't risk swapping right now.
 

Bryan Bowler

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Hey everyone, I'm in the same boat too. On my 6s Plus, it clicks as if you've depressed it, but it doesn't activate anything until I've pressed really hard, or in some cases, pressed two or three times. My particular phone definitely has a defect and will need to be replaced. For the record, I'm not OCD about my iPhone nor have I ever made a return of any Apple hardware in the last 9 years. This is just something that isn't working as it should. No biggie. The only hassle is the nearest Apple store is a 45-50 min drive away.
 

Speedman100

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So I took my phone to the Apple Store yesterday and they replaced the whole thing. They don't have parts to do screen replacements yet.