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    Default iOS 10 and broken home button.

    Have anyone with a broken home button tried iOS 10?
    How does that work regarding locking the phone up?
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    Default iOS 10 and broken home button.

    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...
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    Default Re: iOS 10 and broken home button.

    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.
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    Default Re: iOS 10 and broken home button.

    Quote Originally Posted by xboxbml View Post
    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.
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    Default Re: iOS 10 and broken home button.

    Quote Originally Posted by stga77 View Post
    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..
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    Default Re: iOS 10 and broken home button.

    Quote Originally Posted by stga77 View Post
    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.
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    Default Re: iOS 10 and broken home button.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ledsteplin View Post
    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?
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    Default iOS 10 and broken home button.

    Quote Originally Posted by stga77 View Post
    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.
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