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  • 420. Re: iPhone 4 Home button issue...
    Thys Kotze Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Major IP4

     

    To tell the truth I have not had time or the will to take my phone in, being stuck in africa i just know its going to take months.

     

    So sorry i have no news.

  • 421. Re: iPhone 4 Home button issue...
    hdowney Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    why do you have until june 22nd?

  • 422. Re: iPhone 4 Home button issue...
    Raman_Pfaff Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    That was the day the iPhone 4's shipped, so my 1 year warranty coverage ends that day.

  • 423. Re: iPhone 4 Home button issue...
    hdowney Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    ah i bought mine on july 31st so i have longer to get it sorted

  • 424. Re: iPhone 4 Home button issue...
    pkwu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Just wanted to give an update on my iPhone home button issue:

    1. disabling the WiFihelped for a few hours

    2. The home button worked finefor two days after I deleted about 5 Apps (the most recent ones)

    3. Then, I deleted a few moreapps, the button has been fine for 2 days now. Let's seen how long it will gowithout any issue.

     

    Based on my experience the home button issue is software issue rather than not hardware. I still have about 50apps on my iphone. Maybe one of the app I had is resource (CPU/memory) hog

  • 425. Re: iPhone 4 Home button issue...
    erdincyildiz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Had the same issue, pushing once, nothing happens sometimes MulTask. Read thru the pages. Would you guys try to press the button a bit harder, deeper and faster at the same time? I mean a fast press-release of the button, only stronger and with not more like a iP3 or iP3 GS like, just like knowing that the home button has more space under it's set. Ever since i'm pressing that way, it works for me, still for a few days. Maybe we just care to much about our iP4 and wanna use it carefully and that is why we actually press softer than we usually should do. Please update on this experience.

  • 426. Re: iPhone 4 Home button issue...
    antman642000 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    my button works on occasion. ive tried turnin it off for a min. ive tried pushing and forcing the button and still nothin. if i push enough it works but then acts up again. im getting really frustrated and i dont want to go through the hassle of goin to the apple store because my warranty is up. ive seen comments about deleting apps or resetting my phone. who has the best advice. im open to suggestion

  • 427. Re: iPhone 4 Home button issue...
    Johio_ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I another thread (https://discussions.apple.com/message/13380613#13380613) I read that pushing the button and while keeping it pushed moving your finger around in circles on the button should help. I tried it and o wonder, o wonder it helped.

    For me this seems like a problem of dust or oxidation of the contacts. Moving the button in this manner perhaps leads to a sliding movement of the contacts rather than only touching, which could remove the dust between them.

    Would be glad to hear if this worked for someone else also.

  • 428. Re: iPhone 4 Home button issue...
    ramkishore Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hey guys,

     

    I've been an Iphone user for over a year now, made the switch over from the 3GS to the iPhone 4 2 days ago, and guess what, a non responsive home button on a brand new phone

     

    Started out as an intermittent problem and got worse in exactly an hour since it was first noticed, quit working alltogether!

     

    Total disbelief, how can a 2 day old phone do this! :S worse, am not even sure if am prepared to accept a refurbished phone, too bad they dont have a refund policy in India, i love my 3GS so much more right now!

  • 429. Re: iPhone 4 Home button issue...
    SWLally Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Everyone with this problem should register the fact of this widespread problem. 

     

    It is interesting how many different hypotheses have been set out in the foregoing posts.  One thread seems to connect all:  there is a persistent problem -- unresponsive home button on the iphone 4 -- and it comes and goes under *all* sorts of conditions.  One conclusion:  iphone users tend to interact with their iphones frequently; a hardware problem, therefore, would *seem* to be connected to any number of changes in state (esp. new software).  After all, state is constantly changing!

     

    In any case, I have the same problem.  iphone 4 is about 6 months old.  Home button is unresponsive.  I do not think the problem is related to software or content.  It is simply a fading button, which revives from time to time as the faulty sensors brighten and fade.

     

    No question, a problem this pervasive should prompt any responsible company to announce a recall.

  • 430. Re: iPhone 4 Home button issue...
    Wrog Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I've been having issues with the home button on my iP4 for quite a while.  I took it to the Genius Bar a while back where they wiped the phone and restored as new.  It worked for a short while but now it's back to where it was.  I'm pretty sure mine is software related as it will not respond when I press the button a few dozen times but if I move the screen side to side it will often respond.  It's pretty frustrating (and embarrassing if I'm trying to show someone something).  I've had three iPhones (original, 3GS and 4) and this is the first time I've had such issues and it's the first time I've seriously considered looking at a different phone brand since 2007.

  • 431. Re: iPhone 4 Home button issue...
    SheaVanKuntz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I suspect software - I noticed it starting around 4.3.1 update - Friends have same problem as well - Also glitching while changing screens -   Instead of "Support" They should change the name of these boards to

     

    "Apple User's Troubleshooting Speculation Boards"

     


  • 432. Re: iPhone 4 Home button issue...
    KC7GNM- Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I am thinking it is a hardware issue now because I had the problem with a home button click or double click not getting recognized or when I just clicked once it thought I double clicked. Once I got the otterbox defender I have not had a problem with the home button at all. I am wondering if it has to do with the way it is pushed with a finger and that when using the ottorbox it makes a consistant push every time. Just a thought.

  • 433. Re: iPhone 4 Home button issue...
    Rich74 Level 3 Level 3 (945 points)

    Johio_ wrote:

     

    I another thread (https://discussions.apple.com/message/13380613#13380613) I read that pushing the button and while keeping it pushed moving your finger around in circles on the button should help. I tried it and o wonder, o wonder it helped.

    For me this seems like a problem of dust or oxidation of the contacts. Moving the button in this manner perhaps leads to a sliding movement of the contacts rather than only touching, which could remove the dust between them.

    Would be glad to hear if this worked for someone else also.

     

    Worked just now for me. I've had a home button that has been periodically becoming slow to respond and it's been getting more pronounced these last few weeks. Tried what you suggested and it made an immediate difference. Don't know how long it will last, but it definitely made the button work much better. Cheers.

  • 434. Re: iPhone 4 Home button issue...
    rimafrombeirut Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This worked for me too. Thank you for your solution.  But also i am worried how much this will last.

    I point here that my problem started after update 4.3.1.  I wonder if it is a hardware-software related problem.

    Hope apple will post updates soon.

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