- iPhone Newbie
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Iphone 4 home button issue.
So I have a verizon iphone 4. I got it july of last year. Since day one it has been in an otterbox defender. never dropped or anything like that. Tonight while using it I took notice it is not responsive at times. If i HOLD it down it works. If I click it, nothing happens. i have to do it multiple times. I tried restarting the phone and it hasnt helped.
Do I just walk into an apple store with it? Or make an appointment. What will they do for it?
Edit: I just read a tip where someone said to insert the USB plug into the phone and move it around. I did it, and works. Odd.
Last edited by daneg; 05-31-2012 at 09:47 PM.
- 05-31-2012, 10:18 PM #2
- 06-01-2012, 12:06 AM #3iMore Genius
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There is also a way to recall rate the home button... Open any "stock app" like messages, safari, clock, calendar, etc... And then hold the power button down until the slide to power off shows up, then hold the home button for 20 seconds until the slide to power off disappears....
- 06-01-2012, 12:11 AM #4
- 07-05-2012, 05:14 PM #5
- 07-05-2012, 05:19 PM #6iMore Intermediate
- 107 Posts
Has nothing to do with the Home Buttton, but this pain in the neck problem comes up everytime in the new I phone, something I never experienced before...
message: Password Incorrect
"Enter Voicemail Password"
My voice mail is working correctly after switchin info from one phone to the other, how do I scrub this annoying rectangular boxed message?
- 07-06-2012, 02:41 AM #7
Sent Into Orbit from my iPhone 4S using Tapatalk
- 07-06-2012, 02:42 AM #8
- 07-06-2012, 05:21 AM #9
It may be dust/ dirt under the button.
You may not want to risk this method, but I did and my button now works perfectly.
The answer is nail polish remover!
Soak one end of a cotton bud and rub it around the edge of the button, then press the button to make sure some of it goes behind it. Then wait 30 mins to see if it is working again. If not, try again. The key is the amount of liquid, make sure there's enough to actually drip behind the button, but then not too much to damage your phone.
It's risky, but it worked a treat for me! Good luck
- 07-06-2012, 11:44 AM #10
I would make an appointment and take it to the Apple store. If you try to do it yourself and get liquid behind it and it doesn't then try to take it to them, they won't help you out as they check for water first thing. Good luck!
- 07-06-2012, 08:21 PM #11
I have noticed the last couple of days mine has had a louder than normal crack kind of sound to it if I dont hit it dead on, not sure if the oils from the finger after time have built up on it or what. should i run it down to apple if it gets worse?
- 07-09-2012, 12:57 AM #12
- 07-09-2012, 06:08 PM #13
Home Button replacement- unlocked iPhone 4
Will a folded packing plastic insert on the rear side solve the issue ?
OR since i'm unofficially unlocked & jailbroken, will a replacement of the Home Button affect my unlock, 'coz the battery will have to be removed ?
- 07-10-2012, 03:55 PM #14iMore Newbie
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Over the past month I've seen this more and more. I recall there was an IOS issue a year or so ago that people were complaining about. I don't think that was completely resolved. I've resorted to powering off the phone when this happens. Sometimes even just waiting a little while affects my ability to use the home button. Its an odd one (iphone 4, btw)
- 08-01-2012, 04:13 PM #15
No More Air
- 08-11-2012, 10:15 AM #16
- 08-12-2012, 03:00 AM #17
- 08-20-2012, 12:01 PM #18iPhone Newbie
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I had a weird issue with mine. For some reason, over time, the little screws on the bottom of my iPhone 4 were loosening, unbeknownst to me. This affected the functionality of my home button. I took them off one day out of curiosity to blow dust out of the phone, and noticed one side was pretty loose. After putting it back together and tightening the screws, the home button felt and worked a little better.
Just another thing you could try, that is, if you don't have those new stupid screws on the bottom.
- 08-20-2012, 12:55 PM #19