Fixed iPhone Home Button Not Working or Unresponsive Issue?
The iPhone Home button can become light responsive to clicks from time to time. Pressing the button will unless delay, lag, or sometimes complete unresponsiveness needing many clicks. While that could be symptomatic of a hardware issue caused by moisture damage about dropping the phone, sometimes you can fix the response issue with an easy software tweak.
Do the following sequence on the iPhone with an Unresponsive Home Button:
- Open a default iOS application, Calculators, such as Stocks, or Weather
- Press and hold down this Power button until the “Slide to Power Off” dialog appears. Next release
- Next, Now press and hold the Home button until the “Slide to Power Off” screen disappears, force quitting the application
This works to fix the buttons’ responsiveness isn’t completely clear because the procedure just force quits the application you launched in the first method. This method supposedly recalibrates the Home button. Whatever is going on behind the scenes seems to work and has made well look to respond quicker.
That should also help the iPad and iPod touch home buttons as well. If you try this and yet have problems with the home button staying unresponsive, you may need to get it repaired.
If this didn’t support, a different workaround for a broken home button is with Assistive Touch, allowing an onscreen tappable virtual home button instead. If all various fails, that may be the greatest bet without having to move in for repair.
So, Keep in mind that if an iPhone is yet in warranty and the buttons stop working, you can usually get them repaired for free by Apple. That won’t be the case with damaged models. However, if it just mysteriously happened, they will almost forever and always fix it for you.