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    Default iPhone SE - soft home button?

    Hi guys,
    Got my iPhone SE two days ago.
    I'm used to having iPhones with clicky and noisy home buttons, which would make it feel firm and durable.
    With my new SE, the home button feels a bit flushed and soft with almost zero click sound.

    Is it ok? Do you think it's defective? How yours feel? Maybe it's better and fine when it's quiet like this?
    Never had 5/5s to compare with.

    Thanks!
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    My button feels similar, just like the 5s in my experience.

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    Default Re: iPhone SE - soft home button?

    Quote Originally Posted by libra89 View Post
    My button feels similar, just like the 5s in my experience.

    Sent from mTalk
    Thx man, in your experience, will it be fine over time?
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    You're welcome. It should be fine, I have had my SE since release pretty much.

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    Apple home buttons are hit or miss. It seems that the firmness and clickiness can be different between 2 identical devices. I bought the new iPad Mini last year and it was so mushy that I returned it and didn't get a replacement. As for durability, I still have my original iPad I bought a few days after it launched and the home button still works perfectly.
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    I have the same experience, all IPhones home button are different. I have a 5S that clicks so much it's anoying, my SE and 6S make no sounds and feels great.
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    Default Re: iPhone SE - soft home button?

    My 6s has a very soft home button and my 6s plus is very firm. As long as it works, there is nothing to worry about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredriks View Post
    I have the same experience, all IPhones home button are different. I have a 5S that clicks so much it's anoying, my SE and 6S make no sounds and feels great.
    You actually prefer it soft and kinda mushy?
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    Default Re: iPhone SE - soft home button?

    Quote Originally Posted by tom892 View Post
    You actually prefer it soft and kinda mushy?
    I think he was saying it isn't a big deal either way. I've owned several iPhones, all with different home buttons, and can't say I really care how the home button sounds and feels as long as it works.
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    Default Re: iPhone SE - soft home button?

    Quote Originally Posted by tom892 View Post
    You actually prefer it soft and kinda mushy?
    I prefer mushy over a clicky home button
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredriks View Post
    I prefer mushy over a clicky home button
    Don't you get the feeling that the mushy ones are more likely to get stuck?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tom892 View Post
    Don't you get the feeling that the mushy ones are more likely to get stuck?
    No, I don't get that feeling. I like it when it's not clicking when I press it
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    I like clicky!!
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    Default Re: iPhone SE - soft home button?

    Strong rumors suggest a non-mechanical force touch home button with Haptic feedback coming in September. It will be an interesting change.
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    That would be big improvement. Tap to wake would be nice too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Phillips View Post
    Strong rumors suggest a non-mechanical force touch home button with Haptic feedback coming in September. It will be an interesting change.
    Ah, just like the Mac Pro
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    Default Re: iPhone SE - soft home button?

    Just played with a friend's SE, same button softness....
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    Default Re: iPhone SE - soft home button?

    My SE, it's about 3 months old, home button is very clicky.
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    Got a Rose Gold 64GB iPhone SE just last week brand-new and the home button is soft and mushy. I like the fact that it's not making clicking noises.
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    Default Re: iPhone SE - soft home button?

    Mine is definitely softer/mushier than iPhones I've used in the past.
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    I like the mushy buttons. Clicky is loud when I want to be discreet.
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    Default Re: iPhone SE - soft home button?

    There is definitely something wrong with my iPhone SE home button. It's definitely very clicky on the right side of the home button. If you hold your finger over the right side of the home button, you can actually press down on the glass without actually pressing the home button. This doesn't happen on the left hand side though.

    It makes an annoying sound at times as well, almost as if it was stuck and it feels weird when it happens.

    I do have AppleCare+, so I do plan on making an appointment in the near future.
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    Default Re: iPhone SE - soft home button?

    Quote Originally Posted by xAnthony View Post
    There is definitely something wrong with my iPhone SE home button. It's definitely very clicky on the right side of the home button. If you hold your finger over the right side of the home button, you can actually press down on the glass without actually pressing the home button. This doesn't happen on the left hand side though.

    It makes an annoying sound at times as well, almost as if it was stuck and it feels weird when it happens.

    I do have AppleCare+, so I do plan on making an appointment in the near future.
    Get it checked out if it's something that will bother you.
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    My SE home button is mushy and soft too, almost no clicking sound. My 5s was pretty similar. I do also get the thinking that maybe a firmer button will be more 'durable', but its just a feeling. As long as it works, we should not be worried about it.
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    My SE home button is still nice and clicky after two months. My old iPhone 6 home button went mushy after about a year of use.
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