1. sprocket2107's Avatar
    I was just curious, with all the double clicking the home button to go into the app switcher and to exit out of apps tat are running, do you think the home button will start not working? How durable is the home button? Will it last me for 2-3 years?
    01-25-2012 08:27 PM
  2. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    I was just curious, with all the double clicking the home button to go into the app switcher and to exit out of apps tat are running, do you think the home button will start not working? How durable is the home button? Will it last me for 2-3 years?
    Before i had my 4S, i used my iPad(2yrs old) and an iPod touch(about 2yrs old) and both of the home buttons on them function just as if they were new right out of the box from day one.

    I can understand your concerns, but i would think the way Apple builds their products, they are most certainly built to last I wouldnt worry much about it
    01-25-2012 09:23 PM
  3. Garz's Avatar
    Shouldn't be a concern but you can always extend warranty to another year if it's a concern. Good idea any ways to do it.
    01-25-2012 09:27 PM
  4. Iphonejackson's Avatar
    If you are that worried you can start using the assisted touch function.
    01-25-2012 09:29 PM
  5. Sharma15's Avatar
    1) Jailbreak 4S
    2) Install Activator
    3) Set up a swipe gesture to load app switcher.
    4) Enjoy.


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    01-25-2012 09:48 PM
  6. emirozmen's Avatar
    Never had any issue with my home button in wny of my iDevices.
    01-25-2012 10:51 PM
  7. Kehjj04's Avatar
    If you are that worried you can start using the assisted touch function.
    What is this?
    01-25-2012 11:14 PM
  8. Invid's Avatar
    I wouldn't worry about it. Long before Apple added multitasking in iOS, I jailbroke my 2G and 3GS iPhones and set up multitasking to use the home button double click - in 2008ish. Neither phone suffered a premature home button failure due to the extra use. My 3GS was multitasking from launch day until December when I got a 4S, or over 2 years. The button still works as well as the day I got it.

    Apple built the home button to last. Just enjoy your phone.
    Last edited by Invid; 01-25-2012 at 11:35 PM.
    01-25-2012 11:24 PM
  9. spinecho's Avatar
    Home button has been very durable on all of my iOS devices. Good for at least two years.
    01-26-2012 06:42 AM
  10. GingerSnapsBack's Avatar
    I can understand your concerns, but i would think the way Apple builds their products, they are most certainly built to last I wouldnt worry much about it
    This. The iPhone is by far the best built phone I've ever owned. With my former BBs, the buttons would rub off or quit working after a few months. With the heavy usage I do with my iPhone on a daily basis, it works just as well as it did on day 1.


    What is this?
    It's an option in the Accessibility menu. Allows you to use your phone if you have a problem touching the screen.

    Settings --> General --> Accessibility --> Assistive Touch
    01-26-2012 12:19 PM
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