1. Jacksonvc's Avatar
    The Home Button has a limited duration. What about yours? About mine, it still goes strong within a year.
    07-23-2014 04:02 AM
  2. billyboydoy's Avatar
    Limited duration !!!!!
    Where you got this from ?


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    07-23-2014 04:42 AM
  3. kataran's Avatar
    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

    Enjoy and Post often
    07-23-2014 06:56 AM
  4. Spencerdl's Avatar
    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.
    07-23-2014 07:16 AM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I've never had an issue with any of the buttons on my iPhones.
    07-23-2014 07:54 AM
  6. veritas_vincit's Avatar
    Correct. There are no limits in the Home button.
    07-23-2014 08:20 AM
  7. pr1nce's Avatar
    I don't believe it. I have never had a problem with the home button on any iPhone.
    07-23-2014 09:06 AM
  8. Scorpion667's Avatar
    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.
    07-23-2014 03:43 PM
  9. vjh425's Avatar
    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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    07-23-2014 05:56 PM
  10. ajl's Avatar
    I've never heard of this, nor have I had any problems myself.
    07-23-2014 06:20 PM
  11. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    The home button will last for as long has you push it


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    07-23-2014 06:49 PM
  12. taz323's Avatar
    Never once had an issue with any home button, on any of my iDevices.
    07-23-2014 07:10 PM
  13. John Yester's Avatar
    Never any issues here. Ever


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    07-23-2014 07:30 PM
  14. dkhmwilliams's Avatar
    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.
    07-23-2014 07:58 PM
  15. ajl's Avatar
    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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    07-23-2014 09:24 PM
  16. TurboTiger's Avatar
    Never had an issue with my 4S or my 5S or my iPad2.
    Nevertheless, I use Assistive Touch on all devices.
    Good Luck
    07-23-2014 09:32 PM
  17. rayz336's Avatar
    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
    07-23-2014 10:09 PM
  18. kb1234's Avatar
    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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    07-23-2014 10:18 PM
  19. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    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.
    07-24-2014 08:51 PM
  20. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    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.
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    Sent from from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    07-25-2014 01:04 AM
  21. Flow39's Avatar
    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
    07-25-2014 01:12 AM
  22. ritesh's Avatar
    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.
    07-25-2014 02:15 AM
  23. AlexJ92's Avatar
    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


    Sent from my iPhone 5S
    07-25-2014 04:48 AM
  24. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Here's a tally keeping app if anyone wants to log their home button usage.
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/coun...mUvbUpU2297813


    Sent from from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    07-25-2014 12:10 PM

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