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    Default Home button issues with IPad 3

    I took my IPad 3 back to the Apple store in August as the home button was unresponsive in a certain number of apps, including Safari. They exchanged it right away as they suspected it was a hardware problem. Now it is Jan 2013 and the same thing is happening. Is anyone else having this problem? I will hold off taking it back until IOS 6.1 comes out but I am wondering whether this is a wider issue.
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    Default Re: Home button issues with IPad 3

    Has never happened to me. Had mine since june. Hope you get it sorted out.
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    Default Re: Home button issues with IPad 3

    Both iPad 3's in this house never had that problem. Highly unlikely it's a OS problem.
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    Default Home button issues with IPad 3

    Thanks for your comments guys
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    Default Re: Home button issues with IPad 3

    I experienced the same problem, but never brought it back to Apple store. Sometimes, the home button doesn't respond at all. So I turn it off and restart.
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    Default Re: Home button issues with IPad 3

    I took mine to the Apple store yesterday....it wasnt doing it when I brought it in but explained that it happens every few days.....they just gave me a new one and sent me on my way....I only had 4 days left on my warranty. They have a customer for life!!! I was thoroughly impressed, not too many companies out there that will stand behind their product like this....I thought I was going to be SOL as it wasnt doing it when I brought it in.
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    Now in my home we have iPhone 6 Plus, 2x 4s. iPod touch, 2x Apple TV's and iPad 2 and iPad 3 and 2x iPad Mini's.
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    Default Re: Home button issues with IPad 3

    Sounds like it is hanging a bit, turn it off and back on and if you keep on getting it change it at the shop.

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    Default Re: Home button issues with IPad 3

    for the las tre month i have been experiencing the same. today was the worst. i think it is time to take i back
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    Default Re: Home button issues with IPad 3

    Try going into your settings menu and Accessibility where you will find the settings for your home button. Likely it will be set on default and there are 2 other settings. Try one of the other settings to see if that improves the responsiveness of your home button.
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    Default Re: Home button issues with IPad 3

    I had this with my iPad, as it was out of warranty I re-calibrated it via the instructions on-line. All I can say is that the home button has never worked as good as it does now. I have always had to press the home button quite hard for it to work, so while calibrating it, I pressed the home button with the force I would like it work with. All sorted.
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