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    Default How long can your home button be used?

    The Home Button has a limited duration. What about yours? About mine, it still goes strong within a year.
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    Limited duration !!!!!
    Where you got this from ?


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    Default Re: How long can your home button be used?

    Welcome to iMore Jack

    There is no known limit set for the home button I've seen iphone 3G's still being used with the original home buttons

    This is becoming a nasty rumor spread around to discredit Apple hardware

    Don't believe the hype

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    Default Re: How long can your home button be used?

    Welcome to iMore. As far as I can tell the home button should last as long as the iPhone itself. I know plenty of people with the iPhone 4s that have the original home button. Enjoy.
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    Default Re: How long can your home button be used?

    I've never had an issue with any of the buttons on my iPhones.
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    Default Re: How long can your home button be used?

    Correct. There are no limits in the Home button.
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    Default Re: How long can your home button be used?

    I don't believe it. I have never had a problem with the home button on any iPhone.
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    Default Re: How long can your home button be used?

    Every switch/microswitch has a rated number of clicks before failure. Being a custom part specifically made for iphone, as opposed to omron microswitches used in mice, we may never see this info from Apple. Never had homebutton issues on 4s/5/5s.

    On the iPhone 5 its also extremely easily to swap the home switch/button but on 5s it's not possible at this time as each specific button is associated to the specific device it's installed on (because of touch ID. i.e if I take my working 5s home button and put it into your 5s and vice versa, neither will work with touch ID.
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    Default Re: How long can your home button be used?

    I haven't had a problem with my home button. An old iPhone 4 I have still has a perfectly working home button.


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    Default Re: How long can your home button be used?

    I've never heard of this, nor have I had any problems myself.
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    Default Re: How long can your home button be used?

    The home button will last for as long has you push it


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    Default Re: How long can your home button be used?

    Never once had an issue with any home button, on any of my iDevices.
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    Never any issues here. Ever


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    Default Re: How long can your home button be used?

    I have never had any issues with my home button either. Actually, it seems to feel better over time (easier to press).


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    Default Re: How long can your home button be used?

    Quote Originally Posted by dkhmwilliams View Post
    I have never had any issues with my home button either. Actually, it seems to feel better over time (easier to press).


    Sent from my iPad Air. Simply better than the rest.
    I agree with this. Especially with the "clickiness" of the 5S' home button. It feels a lot better after a while.


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    Default Re: How long can your home button be used?

    Never had an issue with my 4S or my 5S or my iPad2.
    Nevertheless, I use Assistive Touch on all devices.
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    Default Re: How long can your home button be used?

    I never had button problems other than my sleep button getting jammed on my 4S which was my fault. My 5S has been solid since December
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    I haven't had any friends report this. As for me I've only had my iphone for 1 week haha so I can't tell you my own personal experience lol


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    How does one count how much they use the home button? Lol

    I've had every iPhone and 2 iPads, a few iPods with no problem.
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    Default Re: How long can your home button be used?

    Well, to save the home button from wearing out in 5 or 6 years, one can use the home button in Assistive Touch in Accessibility.
    How long can your home button be used?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1406268267.747568.jpg


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    Default Re: How long can your home button be used?

    I have my trusty old iPod 4 from 2010 that still has a perfectly functioning home button. On kind of a side note, many people (like kataran said) try to discredit Apple's products. Someone once told me that Apple places fault lines in the glass so that if dropped it will shatter instantly. Don't fall into the trap of rumors, they are for the most part always false
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    Default Re: How long can your home button be used?

    It does stop working for sure in certain cases. My mother was using my sisters iP4( hand me down ) and the home button had to be replaced. My brother in law also had to get his 3 or 4 year old iP4 home button replaced.
    As scorpion667 mentioned, all switches have a finite number of clicks to it.
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    Default Re: How long can your home button be used?

    My original iphone has a slight problem where you have to press it quite hard for It to register but that might be because it hasn't been used for years


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    Default Re: How long can your home button be used?

    Here's a tally keeping app if anyone wants to log their home button usage.



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