Broken iPhone 8 home button? Must be very painful for you! The good news is that we can take care of this problem! We will tell you how to use touch ID and fingerprint when your iPhone 8 home button is not working.
Why Is It So Important?
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. Actually, 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.
So if your iPhone 7 or iPhone 8 home button is not working after screen replacement or battery replacement, you can try the following tips to get it working:
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 and 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 and press and hold the ‘Power’ button and wait for the Apple logo to appear on the screen.
2. 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. 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.
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I hope these tips will help you, but if nothing mentioned above works, you are always welcomed to visit us at iPhone Repair Base.
We, at iPhone Repair Base, 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 30 – 40 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 home button replacement and we charge between £45 to £100, depending on the iPhone model and the problem it has. Plus, we also offer a 1-year repair warranty.