The iconic home button on iPhone and iPad doesn’t work at its very best after a few years of use. It becomes less responsive and doesn’t respond to press as quickly as expected.
In order to prevent the Home button from being worn out too easily, Apple has introduced pressure-sensitive Home button on iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.
The new iPhone comes with an advanced solid-state home button. As compared to the old physical button, the touch-sensitive button has been designed to be more durable and responsive. Powered by Taptic Engine, the Home button provides haptic feedback when pressed.
Unfortunately, even the touch-sensitive Home button doesn’t respond to press at times. Here are some of the best tips to fix the unresponsive Home button on iPhone and iPad. Let’s find out!
Best Tips to Fix the Unresponsive or Broken Home Button on iPhone and iPad
- 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 and 7 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 or iPad
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 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 this complete guide to enable and use this handy feature 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.
If all else fails…
If the above-mentioned tips haven’t been able to fix the unresponsive Home button. You need to get it repaired. If your iPhone is still in warranty period, you can contact Apple for help.