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  • zYxMa Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    May 10, 2011 3:08 PM (in response to markhort)

    I replaced mine too last friday and it is brand spanking new phone

     

    The home button does feel better, but I wouldn't say 100x better, just better, but I can't say much to early tho.. I'm on 4.3.3 btw

  • rashid1073 Calculating status...
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    May 13, 2011 1:26 PM (in response to bkb1777)

    Hi guys, i found the bug. Problem with wifi in latest iOS. Turn off wifi and home button starts working. I hope apple will soon fix this bug.

     

    Rashid Sultan

  • Thys Kotze Calculating status...
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    May 13, 2011 10:24 PM (in response to rashid1073)

    Hi Rashid

     

    I tryed you solution and it worked for all of 2seconds. Sorry man. But i have spoken to a apple technition and a independent consultant doing iphone repairs. Both confirmed there is a problem.

     

    The question is do i take the phone in to get it repaired by apple and wait 4 to 8 weeks. Or do i pay $ 112 to get it fixed in 15 min. But the independed consultant.

     

    What to do. What to do ?

  • rashid1073 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 14, 2011 3:37 AM (in response to Thys Kotze)

    Hi,

    Well there is possibility that there is more than one bugs, and different persons are having different issues. I read some ppl got rid of this issue by switching on camera.

     

    But I also read that switching on Airplane Mode fixes issue, so I still think it has to do with WiFi or 3G. Try switching on and off wifi. Bcuz this always helps me.

     

    Well, I am really anxious to know how these guys are fixing it permanently in 15 min, do they have some fix they do to iOS?

  • Niekoesj Calculating status...
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    May 16, 2011 11:36 PM (in response to bkb1777)

    Maybe solution....

     

    Hmmm very strange!! I also had this problem for over a month now....

    Till i went last week to Turkey by Airplane. (from Netherlands to Turky).,... After a 3 hour flight i found my homebutton functioning properly again!! Something to do with airpressure??? Very strange!

     

    So does a trip by airplane fix this issue??

  • antcer Calculating status...
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    May 16, 2011 11:45 PM (in response to rashid1073)

    Please verify if the problem is present with safari in background. My home button when not work there is safari open or in background..

     

    bye

  • Thys Kotze Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 17, 2011 1:41 AM (in response to antcer)

    Hi

     

    I recently went overseas with the phone on the plane and it made no difference.

     

    The safari option did work for me. but i have a feeling it might mot be the solution.

     

    Thanks

  • Michael Ginsberg Level 3 Level 3 (875 points)
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    May 17, 2011 2:03 PM (in response to bkb1777)

    Just started having this issue over last few weeks.

     

    Upgraded to 4.3.3, still have issue.  Comes and goes, very frustrating.

     

    Read a message a few threads up about disabling WiFi, did that and PRESTO, home button works perfectly.  I kind of need WiFi for some of my apps (screen sharing, printing, etc), but for now, I am going to leave off and see if this continues and hopefully Apple Fixes soon.

  • zYxMa Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    May 18, 2011 8:07 AM (in response to Michael Ginsberg)

    I started having this issue since around 4.2.1.

    I replaced my phone week and a half ago and it seems much better if not perfect.

  • laqshya Calculating status...
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    May 19, 2011 7:06 AM (in response to bkb1777)

    I am having the same issue . This problem just started few weeks back.

    4 out of 10 time the home button is unresponsive .

    It's running on 4.0.2

    I'll appreciate if anyone could reply probable solution for this problem .

    I came to india , iPhone 4 is not officially launched here so I cant take it to apple store.

    So probably if it's a hardware problem , I cant fix it.

     

    Thank you .

  • pkwu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 20, 2011 8:11 AM (in response to rashid1073)

    Yes, disabling the WiFi has fixed the home buttom issue on my iPhone 4. I have the lasted fireware 4.3.3. The home buttom issue has started, maybe 3-4 weeks ago after one of the update.

    It sounds like a software bug.

  • KBNJ123 Calculating status...
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    May 23, 2011 7:35 PM (in response to bkb1777)

    I started having this issue a few months ago.  The home button intermittently does not work when you push it. Sometimes it would work fine and other times I would have to push it 4 or 5 times to get it to respond.    I took it to the Apple store tonight and the genuis bar immedialtely replaced it.  The guy said that the home button and on/off switch at the top are the first things that usually stop working on the phones.  This is the 3rd iPhone i've had (original, 3G and 4) that developed hardware issues around the 1 year mark.  So much for thinking Apple had products that "just work" 

  • MajorIP4 Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    May 24, 2011 5:35 AM (in response to Thys Kotze)

    Thys,

     

    Did the Apple tech or consultant say what the problem with the home button is? Is it dirt/dust collecting under the button or defective button hardware?

  • hdowney Calculating status...
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    May 24, 2011 5:59 AM (in response to bkb1777)

    i am having serious issues with my home button for the last while and it is doing my nut in. i have tried turning off wifi and things and nope.

     

    i am not sure i want to go to the hassle of contacting apple to check they will repair, sending it off for repair, waiting a couple weeks with a crappy phone, then getting it back/a new one. i went through all that when i had only had the phone a month and it turned itself off for no reason and wouldn't come back on again.

     

    i am considering not bothering and just buying a new phone, i am just not sure if i do that, and take the sim out of the iphone, can i still access the apps and music (ie using it kinda like an itouch?)

  • Raman_Pfaff Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 24, 2011 8:07 AM (in response to bkb1777)

    Add me to the list.

     

    My iPhone 4 has also started having problems with the home button in the past few weeks and it has now gotten to just beyond the mild annoyance stage and turned in to a real annoyance. My guess is that this is a hardware issue. The tough part is that I live 65 mils from the nearest Apple Store.

     

    Guess I have until June 22nd to make the drive and hope they'll replace it on the spot.

     

    I personally hope they find a good way to modernize this button in the future and just make it a virtual touch sensitive area(s).

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