1. asuprice's Avatar
    So I got my gold 5S this week and noticed that when I press the home button there is a loud audible click. I never noticed this on any of my previous iphones, ipod touches, or ipads. Would you all say this is common with the new button or a problem in manufacturing?
    09-27-2013 07:24 AM
  2. mfldmike's Avatar
    It not only has a different sound, but also a different feel. The "click" is definitely noticeable...
    09-27-2013 07:38 AM
  3. Donnee's Avatar
    I wouldn't say mine's particularly loud, it's more of a clunk than a hollow click, but it'll probably quieten down with use. We have a 4s in the house that's just coming up on 2 years old, the button feels like mush and barely makes a sound so I guess if you're comparing to something like that it will sound really loud.
    09-27-2013 07:40 AM
  4. prophecyc2's Avatar
    I think it's just part of how the button works unfortunately 😳
    09-27-2013 07:47 AM
  5. Terb's Avatar
    Mine definitely has a louder click, a lot more firm feeling .
    Working perfect & happy with it.
    09-27-2013 08:00 AM
  6. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    It was a purposeful change too how the home button feels.
    09-27-2013 08:36 AM
  7. tater0388's Avatar
    On release day I got a 16gb space gray and the home button sounded and clicked like any other iPhone I've had. I took the 16 back and got a 32gb and noticed the firm loud click of the home button. Thought I was just being crazy.
    09-27-2013 08:40 AM
  8. neurodave's Avatar
    Yea I have the same thing here. I thought I was going crazy when I heard it.
    09-27-2013 10:08 AM
  9. 1beat1melody's Avatar
    This is a relief to hear. Back when the 4S came out, my girlfriend's white iPhone had a click to the home button, but my black one was more of a soft mush. I've always envied the click, I'm excited to get my 5S and click away!
    09-27-2013 10:14 AM
  10. SnapThrow's Avatar
    My iP5S home button definitely feels and sounds different than previous iPhone home buttons. I assume it has to do with adding the Touch ID hardware and is normal... and I kind of like how it feels anyway...
    09-27-2013 02:58 PM
  11. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    Mine is different as well. However I think I like it better.
    09-28-2013 10:56 PM
  12. kd7irm's Avatar
    Mine is different as well. However I think I like it better.
    Agree, different but better.

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    09-28-2013 11:16 PM
  13. itsmemuffins's Avatar
    Mine does this too as did my previous 5. I don't like it, I much prefer no sound like on my iPad 3. I have discovered a work around. When I need to use the hone button without the need for the scanner, I use the tip of my finger. That way the button makes no noise.
    09-29-2013 05:38 AM
  14. Eileen89's Avatar
    I like the way the new home button feels. As long as it's not falling out or anything, I don't mind a little clicking sound.
    09-29-2013 08:52 AM
  15. Rocket_Girl's Avatar
    my 5s is identical to my 5 is identical to my iPad mini. Never noticed. It's a button, it clicks... As buttons do.

    Read somewhere the other day (probably in another thread here) something along the lines of this: these devices do SO much, SO well that we get to notice the niggling little things- because the really amazing thing is that all the rest of it works at all, let alone that it works so well. So well we hardly notice the massive scale of what goes right when one of the little things goes wrong.
    09-29-2013 10:20 AM
  16. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    One thing that I do like is that it is always centered when I push it, there were a couple of iPhones that I have had over the years that the home button kind of felt like it wanted fall to the side a little when I pushed it. With the home button being slightly recessed I think it would have been awesome to make it function like a capacity button. Tap and go ;-)
    09-29-2013 02:26 PM
  17. DmitriSLCA's Avatar
    I've got this problem on my iPhone 5s Space Gray. The home button seems to be making a loud clicking noise on the way up. Compared it with two other 5s phones: one other Space Gray - the clicking noise is not as loud and more uniform on the way down and up - and another Silver - also has a fairly loud clicking noise, but on the way down, not up. Accordingly, it appears that all 5s phones are different, not uniform. The loud clicking noise on the way up is annoying the living hell out of me. It's a Sprint phone; I also visited a Sprint store, and the staff memeber there was not able to tell the difference between my 5s Space Gray and another 5s he had on display. As a result, I have a tendency to think this is more likely a flaw/oversight in the phone design, not a "normal" feature of 5s like some have commented earlier on this forum.

    Has anyone had a positive experience bringing their 5s to an Apple store and exchanging it to get rid of the issue for good? Or do they all click? I'm starting to really consider a visit to the Apple store.
    11-24-2013 01:24 AM
  18. Pete Lao's Avatar
    I like the way the new home button feels. As long as it's not falling out or anything, I don't mind a little clicking sound.
    Not sure if everyone is experiencing the same clicking sound. Of course there is a click to the home button that wasn't apparent on my iphone 4. However I once randomly got a really chunky, plastic'y feeling click which is what I believe the OP is speaking of.

    There was also more resistance to the press.

    I found some cases on YouTube that demonstrate this.

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    12-02-2013 05:31 PM

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