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  1. bigjay1641's Avatar
    Sometimes my iPhone home button will stop working completely like the phone freezes and nothing works. Has anybody heard of this before
    12-07-2016 12:18 AM
  2. TripleOne's Avatar
    Nope! Never happened to me before. Try bringing it to an Apple store? Or try a hard reset
    12-07-2016 01:29 AM
  3. Dan_M's Avatar
    No I haven't but I have worried about it. I sometimes worry that if it's stop working I'll have to use that accessory button that you activate from the settings. Maybe 10 years ago when I had a blackberry, the ball would always cause problems. I'd have to open and clean it. My friends who had models with the buttons eventually had to replace them. I was a little worried switching from android that I would end up having problems with a physical button once again.
    12-07-2016 03:53 AM
  4. pantlesspenguin's Avatar
    I actually just had that happen this morning, and it has happened once before. I have to leave my phone be for a few minutes and then it goes back to normal. Both times have happened when I've been within an app.
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    12-07-2016 08:12 AM
  5. DLieSaS's Avatar
    Which generation of iPhone are we talking about and which version of iOS does it run?
    12-07-2016 08:28 AM
  6. mikezmac's Avatar
    I actually just had that happen this morning, and it has happened once before. I have to leave my phone be for a few minutes and then it goes back to normal. Both times have happened when I've been within an app.
    If you live near an Apple Store make an appointment
    12-07-2016 09:24 AM
  7. bigjay1641's Avatar
    iPhone 7 plus running iOS 10
    12-07-2016 04:26 PM
  8. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Mine has sorta done that. I press the power button, then open it. Does ok then.
    12-07-2016 05:00 PM
  9. psamo's Avatar
    I didn't have a experience like that.
    Last edited by firedept10; 12-08-2016 at 02:03 PM. Reason: Unwanted Attachment
    12-07-2016 11:19 PM
  10. DLieSaS's Avatar
    iPhone 7 plus running iOS 10
    Well, then I guess it's just buggy… – weird new world: buttons that aren't buttons…
    12-08-2016 09:42 AM
  11. Quis89's Avatar
    I'd hope these home buttons don't fail. Wasn't that a primary reason for the change in the home button? To reduce the failure rates? I personally haven't experienced any issues.
    Shanicenicolle likes this.
    12-08-2016 02:55 PM
  12. jpxyz's Avatar
    Well, I have another problem: sometimes my home button acts up and when I click it it feels like it clicks a thousand times while I rest my finger... Do y'all know what I mean? But then I do a home button reset and everything is getting back to normal.
    It mostly happens when I charge it by using my MacBook.
    12-08-2016 04:59 PM
  13. rdstryr's Avatar
    Well, I have another problem: sometimes my home button acts up and when I click it it feels like it clicks a thousand times while I rest my finger... Do y'all know what I mean? But then I do a home button reset and everything is getting back to normal.
    It mostly happens when I charge it by using my MacBook.
    Is this a 7/7plus or a 6/6s?
    12-08-2016 05:57 PM
  14. jpxyz's Avatar
    Is this a 7/7plus or a 6/6s?
    7 Plus
    I rest my finger on the home button after "clicking" it to unlock the device and while my finger rests on it the Taptic Engine gives feedback a thousand times per second so Siri pops up and it goes back to normal after a home button reset
    12-08-2016 05:58 PM
  15. Shanicenicolle's Avatar
    No I haven't but I have worried about it. I sometimes worry that if it's stop working I'll have to use that accessory button that you activate from the settings. Maybe 10 years ago when I had a blackberry, the ball would always cause problems. I'd have to open and clean it. My friends who had models with the buttons eventually had to replace them. I was a little worried switching from android that I would end up having problems with a physical button once again.
    The 7 and 7 plus don't have a physical home button

    ETA: well its physically there but it's not an actual button
    12-10-2016 07:55 PM

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