iPhone’s iconic home button especially designed to wake up the screen, multitasking interface, launching Siri, scanning Touch ID, and a lot more. But, what if your iPhone home button doesn’t work and become unresponsive? Don’t worry! There are some handy tips that can let you fix an unresponsive iPhone home button.
Many users stated that their iPhone home button is not working properly. It usually occurs due to the calibration defect or the dirt and moister on the sensor. If you are here to get the solution, then follow these handy tips to fix an unresponsive home button on your iPhone 5, 5S, 6, 7, 7 Plus, 8 and 8 Plus.
Tips to Fix your iPhone Home Button Not Working or Unresponsive
- Make sure your hand is clean and dry.
- Make sure to remove any case or protective film that covers the Home button.
- Ensure that the Home button is clean. Use any soft cloth to clean it.
- New iPhone uses capacitive sensing technology on both the Multi-Touch display and the
- Home button. You can use the Home button with gloves that work with the Multi-Touch display.
Adjust Home Button Click Intensity
You can adjust the intensity of the Home button on your iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 8 and 8 Plus.
Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iOS device.
Step #2. Tap on General → Home Button.
Step #3. Next, you have three options – Low, Medium, and High. I would prefer to choose Medium. Once you have selected your preferred click, press the Home button to check it and then tap on Done at the top right corner to confirm the change.
Change the Home Button Click Speed on iPhone
Step #1. Open settings app on your iOS device.
Step #2. Tap on General → Accessibility.
Step #3. Next, you need to scroll down and tap on “Home Button”.
Step #4. The Home Button click speed is set to Default. However, you have the option to change it to Slow or Slowest.
Make the Most of the AssistiveTouch
AssistiveTouch is one of the most user-friendly features of Accessibility in iOS. It allows you to navigate your device a lot comfortably. With AssistiveTouch enabled, you won’t have to rely much on Home button. Head over to complete guide to enable and use AssistiveTouch on your iPhone.
Reset All Settings
Try to reset all settings. It won’t delete any media or data of your iPhone.
Step #1. Open Settings app on your device.
Step #2. Tap on General → Reset.
Step #3. Tap on Reset All Settings and confirm.
Reboot or Hard Reset
If all above solutions didn’t work well then try to reboot or hard reset your iPhone to make your iPhone’s home button work efficiently.
Reboot iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
Step #1. Press and quickly release the Volume Up button.
Step #2. Next, press and quickly release the Volume Down button.
Step #3. Now you need to press and hold the Side Button until you see the Apple Logo.
Reboot iPhone 7 and 7 Plus: Sleep/Wake + Volume Down Button.
Reboot iPhone 6S and Earlier: Sleep/Wake + Home Button.
Contact Apple Team
If the above-mentioned tips haven’t been able to fix the unresponsive iPhone Home button, then you need to get it repaired. If your iPhone is still in warranty period, you can contact Apple for help.