Why is my home button not working? How to unlock it? Broken iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus Home button? Must be very painful for you! There are many issues that can result in your iPhone Home button not working properly or stopped working:
- home button on iPhone not working after screen replacement
- iPhone fingerprint reader not working
- iPhone fingerprint sensor dead
- touch id not working after battery replacement
- iPhone 7 touch id not working after water damage
- iPhone 8 home button not working after battery change
- iPhone 7 home button fingerprint not working
- iPhone 7 home button not working after charging port replacement
- iPhone 7 haptic home button not working
- My iPhone 7 or 8 home button is broken. How to use assistive touch instead?
The good news is that we can take care of these problems! We will tell you how to use touch ID and fingerprint when your iPhone 7 or 8 home button is not working.
Why is it so important if my iPhone home button is not working properly?
The home button of an iPhone is very important as it serves as a security authenticator of your fingerprints and through the home button, you can instantly exit applications, and it gets you to return to your home screen.
Unlike previous iPhone models, iPhone 7 and 8 have a different type of home button. But actually the iPhone 7 and models after that don’t have a physical home button. They possess a non-mechanical home button, which does support ‘pressing’. Upon touching the home button, you feel a ‘vibration’ – a response that happens due to a taptic engine. It’s a sensor in the shape of a button which is controlled by the software.
Home button on iPhone not working after screen replacement or battery change
If you replaced the screen on your iPhone by yourself, or after a poor battery replacement it may have started up beautifully and all functions seem to be working like new…except the home button.
Here are things you should check if you are having home button issues after replacing your screen:
- Is the home button cable ripped?
- Is the home button screw too tight?
- Is the replacement screen junk? (Test by swapping back your original screen)
- Is the home button original (if it’s not original it won’t work with the motherboard).
- Is the home button cable connected correctly?
If your iPhone 7 or iPhone 8 home button is not working after screen replacement or battery replacement, you can try following iPhone Repair Base tips to get it working or bring or send your device to our repair shop in Ipswich.
How to fix a cracked home button on iPhone 7 or 8?
1. Hard Reset Your iPhone – when your home button is not working:
You can fix the inconsistent functionality of your broken iPhone home button by giving it a hard reset. Usually, hard reset eliminates most of the software malfunctioning of an iPhone. To hard reset your iPhone 7/7 Plus, you need to press and hold the ‘volume down’ and ‘power’ buttons together in same time. Then wait for the Apple logo to appear on the screen.
To hard reset your iPhone 8/8 Plus, you need to press and release the ‘Volume up’ button, to press and release the ‘Volume down’ button. Then press and hold the ‘Power’ button and wait for the Apple logo to appear on the screen.
2. iPhone 7 or 8 Home Button not working Solution: Reset All Settings:
By resetting all settings of your iPhone, you can get your iPhone’s home button functional in no time! This can also help your iPhone 7 fingerprint to work. To reset all settings, you just need to go to Settings:
‘Settings > General > Reset > Reset all settings’
Give your password upon request. Chances are that this way you can get your home button to work.
3. Backup and Restore through iTunes:
Connect your iPhone to your PC and launch iTunes. Then backup your complete data by clicking on ‘Summary’:
‘Summary > This computer > Backup now. ’
After backup, you can restore your iPhone 7 or iPhone 8 by launching iTunes again and clicking on ‘Summary’> ‘Restore iPhone’ in iTunes. Now you can restart your iPhone to get a fresh start. This may help you solve your problem.
4. iPhone 7 home button broken – Solution: Assistive Touch
If nothing works from the tips mentioned above, you can eliminate the need for a home button by enabling assistive touch. This will help you control your iPhone even when its home button is broken. To enable this feature, you just need to go to Settings:
‘Settings > General > Accessibility > Assistive touch’
It’s an adjustable dark square icon with a white circle in it. It can replace the functionality of the home button. But if you are stuck in an application when your home button is broken or if you can’t function your button to even go to ‘Settings’ then this option is useless.
We are your best service if your iPhone 7 or 8 home button is cracked …
We hope these tips will help you, but if nothing mentioned above works, you are always welcome to visit us at iPhone Repair Base.
At the iPhone Repair Base, we understand that screen replacement is mostly the cause of home button malfunction. Especially if someone is trying to replace it at home. Also, battery replacement can cause the home button cable to break, which also causes the home button to stop working. For this reason, we recommend you visiting us at iPhone Repair Base so we can fix the problem for you.
We have a team of professionals who can fix your broken iPhone home button in just 10 minutes. We have all types of iPhone parts in stock.
Home Button Replacement Prices
Now you must be thinking about the repairing cost. Don’t worry we won’t charge you a fortune like Apple stores. An Apple store will charge you more than £320 for iPhone 7, 8, 7 Plus and 8 Plus home button replacement. Our price is £45. Plus, we also offer a 1-year repair warranty.