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    I'm getting some serious lag when pressing my home button. I'm on ios5 jailbroken. Sometimes it's just unresponsive. Locking the screen then unlocking and tapping home works but it seems to be getting worse and slower. I did a tethered reboot and it seemed to regain a little responsiveness back. Any ideas why this is happening? A buddy of mine said that the home buttons will do this from time to time but it's more than likely a hardware issue. I'm looking for any and all suggestions. Thank you ahead of time.
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    Mine is retarded as well and Verizon is sending me a new (refurbish) phone. But yes, ill hit the home button with no response. Then ill hit it again and it thinks i tapped it twice. Or i hit it once and it thinks i did it twice. It has a mind of its own!
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    Can you answer me one question? Well a few. Lol. Do you have Verizon and how does the insurance work for an iPhone? Sales associate told me it was different than the droid I had. I haven't called yet but I'm sure you can answer with a quick swipe.
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    Lol. It's lagging and unresponsive again. What's going on here?
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    It's prob the prongs not making contact or dirt or dust under the button apple replaced my iPhone 4 for this prob and my wife got hers replaced for it from Verizon .. You don't need insurance of the phone is perfect other wise it is covered under the one year manufacture warranty just make sure to tell them you reloaded the OS and what not so you know it's not software


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    Ok will do. I'll head into the apple store first. Phone is in awesome condition. Just get tired of the home button thingy but it's only hardware. Thanks again mr.danger!
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    No prob


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    Just called vzw to activate insurance just incase. It's kinda intermittent. Responds great sometimes more than others. I think it's the dust
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    happens to me too with my VZW phone. Lags or thinks I've pressed it twice and open up my multitask apps... frustrating but encouraging that Apple would replace it.
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    I just gently ran some air over the button and all is good now. Nice
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    I've found rubbing some rubbing alcohol all around the home button, really getting it in there helps alot!!! it worked on my daughters ipod touch and my son's iphone 3gs.. over time, dust and dirt gets under the home button, the alcohol clears it... give it a try.
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    I'll have to try the alcohol. It's driving me crazy.

    THAT DID THE TRICK!
    Last edited by Inkdaddy66; 11-05-2011 at 07:59 PM.
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    Awesome! You might have to repeat it every few weeks, but it usually always works.
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    I was in serious disbelief that it was a hardware problem. I'm sure apple designed the iPhone home button to be tapped a million times. There's just no dust filter
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    Quote Originally Posted by Inkdaddy66 View Post
    I was in serious disbelief that it was a hardware problem. I'm sure apple designed the iPhone home button to be tapped a million times. There's just no dust filter
    Only problem is the prongs will eventually bend from pressing over time or break if pressed too hard a lot ... So dust prob could have similar symptoms .. ( the button is actually a clicker that pushes two metal wire progs to touch 2 contacts ) when it makes contact the phone responds.
    I've seem this a lot in older iPhones and sometime I've been able to open it up and.reshape the prongs and it will be good as new

    I'm suprised actually that this button as not be redesigned to a some sort of touch button vs a physical one


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    I had this issue too. Google it and you'll fine some fixes. If bother don't work Apple will replace it. You don't need insurance for this.
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    The alcohol rubbin helped out a lot. If it does in fact get worse. Then I will take it in to apple.
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    Just had to rub in more alcohol. Damn. Might have to travel out to apple tomorrow.
    How often does everyone have to do this?
    Last edited by Inkdaddy66; 11-12-2011 at 12:58 AM.
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    Restored in iTunes. Updated to the latest ios5. Now the button is fine. Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Inkdaddy66 View Post
    Restored in iTunes. Updated to the latest ios5. Now the button is fine. Lol
    It will be fine for a day or maybe a week, but the lag will return. I'm almost convinced that it's som mix of software and hardware.
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    I should just schedule an appt with an apple genius. It was fine for a while after the alcohol massage but it did return. I guess it's safer for me to say that it's happened with both software releases. Just to cover all bases.
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    Lol. Well lookie here. It just did it again when I tried to exit tapatalk. Figures.
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    It can be a technical problem with the button itself. Try to check the button
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    I started using the virtual assistive touch home button. It takes the stress off the physical home button that is known to be a weak spot on the iphone.
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    Last night I stopped into my local Apple store because I was having home button issues. I was helped by a really nice Genius; after a 30 second explanation he was swapping the phone! No arm twisting or pleading, just an honest explanation of what I was experiencing.

    Chalk another one up for Apple's superior customer service, wow'd again...
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