1. Macvy Ricky's Avatar
    Just saw this post on Macrumors and I have the same problem - just asking here because people give better replies!

    "Recently I had been noticing at times that sometimes I would have to tap the home button twice for screen to wake up. I thought maybe I was imagining a click the first time so I didnt think of it much but it happened again today while i was paying attention.

    I then googled and found this post :

    Unresponsive home button taps. Like others have implied, this appears (to me) to be a hardware issue that I can reproduce. Looking at the home button like a clock face, if I take a fingernail and press at the 12:00 and 6:00 positions on the very edge of the button, I get failures more often than successes. Note that this is not true for the 9/3 o'clock positions, they appear to make contact.

    here : http://discussions.apple.com/thread....rt=60&tstart=0

    Is this normal with every iPhone? Does your exhibit the same behaviour? If not, I am considering asking for a new device (this one also has sort of a loose silent switch)"
    02-23-2011 03:53 PM
  2. Macvy Ricky's Avatar
    nobody has any input?
    02-23-2011 06:49 PM
  3. Mk4Jetta's Avatar
    Take it to Apple, they will replace it.
    02-23-2011 07:06 PM
  4. Macvy Ricky's Avatar
    Did you try it?
    02-23-2011 07:15 PM
  5. Elaine5006's Avatar
    Just saw this post on Macrumors and I have the same problem - just asking here because people give better replies!

    "Recently I had been noticing at times that sometimes I would have to tap the home button twice for screen to wake up. I thought maybe I was imagining a click the first time so I didnt think of it much but it happened again today while i was paying attention.

    I then googled and found this post :
    Unresponsive home button taps. Like others have implied, this appears (to me) to be a hardware issue that I can reproduce. Looking at the home button like a clock face, if I take a fingernail and press at the 12:00 and 6:00 positions on the very edge of the button, I get failures more often than successes. Note that this is not true for the 9/3 o'clock positions, they appear to make contact.

    here : http://discussions.apple.com/thread....rt=60&tstart=0

    Is this normal with every iPhone? Does your exhibit the same behaviour? If not, I am considering asking for a new device (this one also has sort of a loose silent switch)"
    I can click at the 12 Oclock position on the home button and nothing happens. I am wondering if this is a problem with my phone. Are we the only people this is happening with?
    02-23-2011 07:20 PM
  6. Macvy Ricky's Avatar
    I don't think so. Atleast I hope not.

    That gives 3/3 for people who actually checked. just waiting for more responses. My 12 is the only thing that doesnt work either.
    02-23-2011 07:24 PM
  7. JasonG's Avatar
    That doesnt work for me but my home button does mess up alot where I have to press it more than once
    02-23-2011 07:33 PM
  8. Macvy Ricky's Avatar
    That doesnt work for me but my home button does mess up alot where I have to press it more than once
    That is sort of what brought me here - i think its just we sometimes press at the top.
    02-23-2011 07:34 PM
  9. Macvy Ricky's Avatar
    My proximity senser is also sort of late or its just me. I mean after I take it off my face it takes about a second or less to light back up. I guess I am just being paranoid.
    02-23-2011 07:46 PM
  10. JasonG's Avatar
    My phone does the same thing with the proximity sensor as well
    02-23-2011 07:53 PM
  11. Macvy Ricky's Avatar
    I wish more people would reply. It only takes 5 seconds.
    02-23-2011 09:24 PM
  12. soccerzach's Avatar
    My home button wakes the screen in both the 12 and 6 positions. It wakes just as fast as anywhere else too.
    02-23-2011 10:04 PM
  13. Macvy Ricky's Avatar
    I noticed it has to be the absolute corner - like in the post it mentions use your nail. If its borderline gray area works. Oh well. I think I am over it. It works.
    02-23-2011 10:07 PM
  14. ghostface147's Avatar
    My home button sometimes registers the double-click as a single click and sends me to search. Sometimes double-clicking to bring up the app switcher registers as a single click, sending me home. And every now and then the home button doesn't wake up the phone. Takes a second time to wake it up.
    02-23-2011 10:07 PM
  15. Elaine5006's Avatar
    I called Verizon today and talked to someone about this issue and they told me I could trade the phone in for another one. So tomorrow I am going to take it back and see what they say. I'll let you know what happens.
    02-23-2011 10:42 PM
  16. Macvy Ricky's Avatar
    Do keep us updated! Thanks!
    02-23-2011 10:58 PM
  17. cevmkv's Avatar
    Mine works fine...
    02-23-2011 11:05 PM
  18. Darth-gamer's Avatar
    12 o'clock is sometimes flaky for me. I solve that by hitting the home button in the middle like every other iPhone owner on this planet. :P
    02-24-2011 04:00 AM
  19. bab2010's Avatar
    12 3 6 9 o'clock doesn't work here only the real central point work, i need to really touch in the central point of the home button to have any response on the phone, some how i'm now use to it since i'm living with it for almost 3 months now.


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    02-24-2011 06:33 AM
  20. SimpleAsItSeems's Avatar
    12 o'clock is sometimes flaky for me. I solve that by hitting the home button in the middle like every other iPhone owner on this planet. :P
    Yeah. who knew it was molded inward to perfectly fit the full tip of a finger? And I've been only using my fingernail to press on the very bottom of the button! :P
    02-24-2011 07:32 AM
  21. FrekeyZeeky's Avatar
    12 o'clock is sometimes flaky for me. I solve that by hitting the home button in the middle like every other iPhone owner on this planet. :P
    QFT

    10char
    02-24-2011 08:40 AM
  22. Elaine5006's Avatar
    I returned my phone today and the home button seems to respond much better than the old one. Since I got it online I had 30 days to return rather than the 15 days if bought from a store. So far every time I hit the button it works. No having to click it twice to work.
    02-24-2011 07:10 PM
  23. Macvy Ricky's Avatar
    What about the 12 and 6 o clock positions?
    02-24-2011 07:32 PM
  24. Elaine5006's Avatar
    Yes it works in all positions.
    02-25-2011 12:02 AM
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