What to Do if Your iPhone® Device or iPad® Tablet’s Home Button is Not Working
Have you ever experienced the Home button on your iPhone device or iPad tablet not working? Processing delays and lags can cause unresponsive behavior, leading to several unsuccessful attempts to return to the Home screen. If you’re trying to get a quick glance at a map or switch over to read a text message and your controls are not registering input, properly, it might be time to recalibrate your device. Our expert technicians here at Experimac of Pittsburgh are eager to help you solve this problem.
Hardware Repair or Software Workaround
The extent of the problem may require hardware repairs from a local repair shop like Experimac of Pittsburgh. Trying to repair the hardware yourself can be tricky, and can sometimes complicate the situation further.
An interesting software workaround is based on an iOS® software feature that steps in to help when hardware buttons stop working. The switch to activate the AssistiveTouch® feature is located in your settings.
(General -> Accessibility -> Interaction -> AssistiveTouch)
Recalibrating Your iPhone Device or iPad Tablet
If you’re a do-it-yourself kind of person, follow these simple steps below to resolve an unresponsive Home button issue.
- Launch any iOS app that comes pre-installed on your device (i.e. weather).
- Press and hold down the Power button on the top right of your device until the “slide to power off” message appears on the screen.
- Releasing the power button, press and hold the Home button until the “slide to power off” message disappears from the screen.
- Process complete! The Home button should be functioning normally now.
Oscillating between whether or not to fix this problem or locate a local Apple® technician? There’s a better option! Experimac of Pittsburgh is here for those who prefer a little assistance and an expert’s touch. Bringing in your iPhone device or iPad tablet today can make all the difference in getting a quick repair at an affordable repair cost versus having to replace your device, entirely.