If your iPhone house button is not functioning or is becoming unresponsive, we've got some possible fixes to talk with you. We've encounter that some users do appear to possess persistent issues with the iPhone 6 home button. And most of us know the story behind the home buttons in older devices like the iPhone 4 and 3GS in which it used to get clogged and unresponsive after a while.
Well, the thing is, it occurs. May be due to a calibration flaw or maybe due to the dust and the moisture after prolonged use. While reasons aren't clear, the options can allow you to mend an unresponsive home button onto your iPhone 5/4S/4 and other iOS apparatus.
Recalibrating the house button appears to fix the problem for a vast majority of the users. It happened with our iPhones here. When the house button gets a bit tricky and unresponsive, this is exactly what we usually do:
- Open an app. Any default iOS app. (Weather, Clock etc.. )
- Hold on the Sleep/Wake button (Electricity ) till the'Switch off to power' seems
- Now press and hold the house button till the slide goes off and you get to the homescreen.
- (You'll notice that the app is closed)
This should resolve the calibration issues and make the home button work better. Of course, while the item works nicely, the calibration seems to wane off after sometime. For many, this happens within a week or so. For some, this happens after a few months or weeks.
Fixing / Dusting:
Sweat triggers moisture. There's dust all around. With the kind of little spaces the home button's border has, it is quite much possible that the unresponsiveness is due to dust clogged inside. Typically, fix takes up a great deal of money and time so you can try cleaning the item yourself.
One of the most effective methods to wash the home button without having to have fun with the screws is to just press the button and air dust it. This generally blows away some of the clog dust and helps you get back some fantastic responsiveness with the house button.
Accessibility has an option named Assistive Touch. You may allow this to have a virtual home button on the monitor. To enable this:
- Open Settings
- Visit General
- Nowscroll down and tap Accessibility
- Scroll down again and again tap on AssistiveTouch
- Turn it ON
A tiny black button shows on the bottom-left of the screen. Harness this, and you'll have the house button listed amongst three other options.
If all else fails:
Have a data backup just in case.
Repair: If you really need the home button but not one of the above methods work for you.
Replace: When it's a brand new iPhone within the replacement period, go ahead and get it replaced straight away!