1. stga77's Avatar
    Have anyone with a broken home button tried iOS 10?
    How does that work regarding locking the phone up?
    08-02-2016 11:24 AM
  2. xboxbml's Avatar
    If you have a broken home button, I would NOT recommend doing anything with loading iOS on it again!.. I recommend getting it officially repaired! Depending on which device it is, I believe you could render it inoperative trying to reload iOS on the phone..perhaps depending on what about the home button is broken...
    08-02-2016 11:30 AM
  3. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    You can use the power button to lock the phone. But you may need the home button to unlock it with Touch ID. Or you can press the power button, then enter your passcode to unlock. Also, without a home button, you can use the on screen home button in Assistive Touch in Accessibility. It won't unlock the phone though. It will assist while using the phone.
    08-02-2016 11:38 AM
  4. stga77's Avatar
    If you have a broken home button, I would NOT recommend doing anything with loading iOS on it again!.. I recommend getting it officially repaired! Depending on which device it is, I believe you could render it inoperative trying to reload iOS on the phone..perhaps depending on what about the home button is broken...
    Thanks!
    That was my thought exactly.
    I have a friend who is about to buy an iPhone 5S with a broken home button and I had my suspicions.
    08-02-2016 11:38 AM
  5. xboxbml's Avatar
    Thanks!
    That was my thought exactly.
    I have a friend who is about to buy an iPhone 5S with a broken home button and I had my suspicions.
    Oh I wouldn't have any reservations about buying the phone as long as it actually fully functions otherwise...I would just make sure it can be officially repaired easily. I almost always take my devices to Apple Store..
    08-02-2016 12:14 PM
  6. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Thanks!
    That was my thought exactly.
    I have a friend who is about to buy an iPhone 5S with a broken home button and I had my suspicions.
    It can still be used that way. Just can't use Touch ID.
    08-02-2016 01:56 PM
  7. stga77's Avatar
    It can still be used that way. Just can't use Touch ID.
    How can that be?
    If the button ain't responsive, how can you push it to unlock then?
    08-03-2016 06:40 AM
  8. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    How can that be?
    If the button ain't responsive, how can you push it to unlock then?
    1. Push power button
    2. Swipe right to bring up widgets
    3. Tap on a widget and enter passcode
    4. Use Assistive Touch on screen home button to exit app.
    You're In.

    On iOS 9.3.3, you would pull down the notification center and tap a widget.
    08-03-2016 08:05 AM

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