1. Mike Velasquez's Avatar
    I noticed my home button is a little noisy upon releasing the button after depressing it. It appears the home button has a tiny amount of play in it where my iPad home button has zero play. It springs back up and feels pretty solid. Is this normal for a home button with Touch ID?
    09-21-2014 11:27 AM
  2. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    09-21-2014 11:58 AM
  3. Mike Velasquez's Avatar
    Why? Is yours like that?
    09-21-2014 12:11 PM
  4. JakePleasants's Avatar
    Mine has no play but the stiff pop-up and solidity are normal.
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    09-21-2014 01:05 PM
  5. Mike Velasquez's Avatar
    Yeah I know what you mean. Mine has play so Im going to the Genius Bar.
    09-21-2014 01:10 PM
  6. iLive an iLife's Avatar
    I'm with Jake, my home button has no play. Extremely solid and very clicky.


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    09-21-2014 01:18 PM
  7. Flow39's Avatar
    Solid with no play here as well.
    09-21-2014 02:03 PM
  8. Danny Olivo's Avatar
    I've had that problem with everything since the 4. I took one back to exchange it and the next two they brought out did the same thing. I got used to it.
    09-21-2014 02:23 PM
  9. tweater11's Avatar
    Yeah, I just got my iPhone 6 plus out of the box and the home button is noisy. It sometimes is normal like my iPhone 5 but then it makes a clicky noise which is not smooth. I think I will make a genius appt.
    What did you find out? is it normal or did you replace it?
    09-25-2014 11:31 PM
  10. forbiddens's Avatar
    I noticed my home button is a little noisy upon releasing the button after depressing it. It appears the home button has a tiny amount of play in it where my iPad home button has zero play. It springs back up and feels pretty solid. Is this normal for a home button with Touch ID?
    What do you mean 'play'?
    09-25-2014 11:34 PM
  11. Evilguppy's Avatar
    My home button is nice and firm with a loud, satisfying click. No jiggling.
    09-26-2014 12:20 AM
  12. jwriherd's Avatar
    Let me know how that goes, i have a similar problem.
    10-03-2014 07:14 PM
  13. JakePleasants's Avatar
    Yeah, I just got my iPhone 6 plus out of the box and the home button is noisy. It sometimes is normal like my iPhone 5 but then it makes a clicky noise which is not smooth. I think I will make a genius appt.
    That's normal. The home button has produced a firm, audible click since they added Touch ID in the 5S. What's not normal is for the home button to have play, but it doesn't sound like you have that issue.
    10-03-2014 07:34 PM
  14. tweater11's Avatar
    I went to the apple store and found out it is normal. The new iPhone 6 plus button is very different than the iPhone 5. the click is normal. We are just not used to it because we have been using the iPhone 4 or 5 for years. Now that I know it's normal it doesn't bother me.
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    10-03-2014 07:48 PM
  15. LCW's Avatar
    Mine seems solid even after 2 + weeks.
    10-04-2014 09:28 AM
  16. andrewfreels's Avatar
    I'm coming from a 5 and the first 6 I received in the mail from Verizon had a pre-click when you would barely touch the button as if it was popping back into position or the button was slightly misshapen and rubbing against the metal ring. It was driving me crazy so I went to the Apple store yesterday and all the phones on display as well as the two replacements they brought out to me had that very distinct and audible click when releasing the button. I don't like it but as it's been previously stated, it's the new normal. It's two separate pieces of material your finger/thumb is touching now so there is some very slight movement between the two but if it's really loose I'd say take it back. The only way to somewhat silence the new home button is to push toward the outer edge instead of the center.

    I also got AppleCare+ yesterday, I've got a feeling it's going to come in handy someday...
    10-05-2014 11:18 AM
  17. neurodave's Avatar
    Mine was so loose, it would rattle when the phone vibrated, unless the phone was in a case. I went to Apple and they gave me a new one. No issues since.
    10-05-2014 02:03 PM
  18. zsuki's Avatar
    I feel the same way. I've got an iPhone 6 plus. the home button feels a little bit loose. When I put my finger on it and give it just a very little force it moves down a little bit. and I can even hear the clicky sound. I tried my friend's iPhone 5s it looks better (even after almost one year usage)

    So I think this might be a flawed button, but Im ok with it since Im not obsessed with such little things.
    10-06-2014 03:48 AM
  19. Pat Cowley's Avatar
    Just wondering how you went at Apple with this issue? I have an iPhone 6 and is doing the same thing
    11-01-2014 05:11 AM
  20. calebt's Avatar
    Mine is solid, no play after click.
    11-01-2014 07:58 AM
  21. beej's Avatar
    Mine is solid, too. But dat click!
    11-01-2014 10:29 AM
  22. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    If you are concerned make a Genius Bar appointment and have them take a look. If it is defective they will replace it for you.
    11-01-2014 11:04 AM
  23. mistabritt's Avatar
    A couple days after getting my iPhone 6 I thought maybe my home button was loose. It felt as though it had too much play in it or was a bit off centered or something, but after using it for a month now it feels like a regular home button. One thing I had to remind myself was that this was the first iPhone I've had with TouchID as my last phone was the 5c and before that was the 4s. And after testing other units I realized that my TouchID button feels just like the buttons on my friends and units in-store.
    11-01-2014 01:59 PM
  24. Flow39's Avatar
    Still no play after 1 month and 1 week here.
    11-01-2014 02:12 PM
  25. Mike Velasquez's Avatar
    UPDATE: my home button isn't loose. I've had two iPhone 6s and an iPad Air 2 with the issue. I never noticed a loose or loud button with any of the devices out of box. It wasn't until I hit my iPad's home button while kneading dough that I learned the "looseness" or loud clickyness was caused by dirt or food getting into the seams surrounding the home button.

    After getting food in the seam, hours later my perfectly silent iPad home button felt loose and loud hours later.

    I took a cotton swab with a small amount of alcohol and swabbed the seam while pushing the home button. The button felt a little better afterwards and fixed itself over time. Same happened with the iPhone.
    04-24-2015 11:10 AM

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