Bookmarks: How to Fix Unresponsive iDevice Home Button

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Link: iPhone home button not working properly? How to fix it?
Link: Calibrate Your Home Button
Link: iPhone 4 home button not work correctly
Link: Four ways to fix an unresponsive iphone home button

First method:

  1. Open any stock app on your iDevice. For example, Calendar or Stocks.
  2. Press Power and Home button together, so the “Slide to Power Off” slider appear. *DO NOT SLIDE*
  3. Now, press Home button for at least 5 seconds.
  4. The app will be closed, and the “Slide to Power Off” slider will also disappear too.
  5. Now your Home button will already more responsive.

Second method (if the first method doesn’t work):

  1. Plug the Phone cable (powered)
  2. Press and hold the home button until voice control is activated
  3. Release the home button
  4. Unplug
  5. The Home button now should be more responsive.

Third method (which fix if your deck connector is misaligned through normal wear and tear):

  1. Plug the Phone cable (doesn’t need to be powered)
  2. Gently push down on the 30-pin connector, so that it pushes up behind the home button.
  3. While you apply the pressure, click the home button.
  4. Remove the cable.
  5. The Home button now should be more responsive.

Fourth method (which means there are some humidity broke your iDevice home button circuit):

  1. Take some 98-99% Isopropyl Alcohol that is used to absorb moist.
  2. Drip two or three drops into the home button, avoiding the screen.
  3. Press and tap the home button repeated for a few minutes, so that the alcohol seeps into the frame
  4. Left it for another ten minutes.
  5. The Home button now should be more responsive.

Fifth method (if all is fail) is to activate the on-screen home button:

  1. Open the Settings “apps”.
  2. Open General > Accessibility > Assistive Touch
  3. Turn Assistive Touch on
  4. Now you’ll see a small circle appear on screen, which you can tap for four more options: Siri, Home, More, and Favorites.

This article suddenly popped out of nowhere in front of my computer while I was working on some paper for my study. It’s not like I’m having trouble on my iPad, but this article makes me interested. So I dig up further information, and assembling some of the information summary above for your and my future convenience.

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