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    Default Home Button Crunching?

    I had a similar problem with my iPhone 5. It is not picking a little, but it sounds like my home button "crunches" a bit when I press. The click is louder than the 5...but this is different. When just pressing light, not hard enough to actually press the tactile down, but I can hear it clicking. Anyone else?


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    Default Re: Home Button Crunching?

    My home button has definitely a louder click than my 5 had. Not sure if I'd say it sounds crunchy.
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    My 5S definitely has a louder click than my 5, but it doesn't crunch like you're describing here. I find if I press the Home button more to the side VS directly in the middle, there is no should at all. If it bothers you, get Apple to check it out. At least you'll know there is nothing wrong with it.
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    I think it is the new normal. This is because the home button on the 5S is made of the sapphire crystal to protect against hard usage and to facilitate the TouchID. I wouldn't call it crunching as much as a harder "click" sound.
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    Thank you all for your responses. It feels gritty when I click it. I wish I had an apple store near...but the nearest is 280 miles away.


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    Default Re: Home Button Crunching?

    Quote Originally Posted by markhunsaker View Post
    Thank you all for your responses. It feels gritty when I click it. I wish I had an apple store near...but the nearest is 280 miles away.


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    Do you have a BestBuy nearby? You could take it there if they have an Apple rep. Like my local BB store does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markhunsaker View Post
    Thank you all for your responses. It feels gritty when I click it. I wish I had an apple store near...but the nearest is 280 miles away.


    Sent from my iPhone 5S

    If the phone's home button really is feeling gritty, I'd take it to the nearest Apple store, no matter how far it is. It could be some issue with crossed cables or misalignment in the Touch ID sensor.


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    Default Home Button Crunching?

    Mine is pretty stable, no crunch or unstable feeling. It's definitely louder than the 5 though. You might want to look into getting it replaced or fixed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Irish Rose View Post
    Do you have a BestBuy nearby? You could take it there if they have an Apple rep. Like my local BB store does.
    Sounds like a good idea. Worth giving it a try.
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    Yeah I've got a best buy within a mile. Haven't seen an official apple rep though. We have a "Samsung" store inside.


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    Called Verizon and they were super nice and overnight end me a new 5S.
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    Default Re: Home Button Crunching?

    Quote Originally Posted by markhunsaker View Post
    Called Verizon and they were super nice and overnight end me a new 5S.
    That's good, because it shouldn't "crunch." Although I agree that the home button has a louder click than the iPhone 5.
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    I have the same "crunch" you're talking about. To explain it in simple terms, it feels like there's a corn flake stuck between the button and the phone, and when I press it, it feels lightly "crunchy"

    Too lazy to take it to Apple, and it's worked flawlessly. So I deal with it, for now...
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    Default Re: Home Button Crunching?

    Is the crunch sound happening when you press or release?
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    Quote Originally Posted by iEd View Post
    Is the crunch sound happening when you press or release?
    Pressing
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    Stop into Apple.

    But all if not most have a good feedback on the new iPhone 5s. This is normal. But not crunching.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neurodave View Post
    I have the same "crunch" you're talking about. To explain it in simple terms, it feels like there's a corn flake stuck between the button and the phone, and when I press it, it feels lightly "crunchy"

    Too lazy to take it to Apple, and it's worked flawlessly. So I deal with it, for now...
    I think you should show that to Apple. Might be the Touch ID cable.


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    Default Re: Home Button Crunching?

    I don't have a 5s but I had a similar issue with my 5. I took it to the Apple store and they replaced my screen to fix the issue. Button works great now. Feels perfect.


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    Default Re: Home Button Crunching?

    Mine too sounds much different than my iPhone 5 ... More of a louder audible click than a crunching sound.
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    I had the same thing for a few weeks, the home button made a noticible sound, it went away though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markhunsaker View Post
    Called Verizon and they were super nice and overnight end me a new 5S.
    Does the new one not crunch now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eve6er69 View Post
    Does the new one not crunch now?

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    Don't know yet. It should arrive Monday.


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    Quote Originally Posted by markhunsaker View Post
    Don't know yet. It should arrive Monday.


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    Ohhhhh OK. Didn't know if the new one arrived yet since it was overnight sent lol

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    Default Re: Home Button Crunching?

    Had same issue happen on my 5 and 5s. Resolved it by getting my finger (or micro cloth) wet/damp and rubbing it around the edge of the button while pressing down. After a couple wipes it was back like new.


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    Default Re: Home Button Crunching?

    Received my new 5S and there isn't the same issue. So hopefully it doesn't develop that problem again.
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    Anyone hear a creaking sound when you touch the home button lightly?


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