Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2012 12:29 PM (in response to MyMac8MyPC)
I would love for this to be an app issue, but this occurs on 2 different iPads fresh out of the box, with no configuration other than one IMAP email account setup. I then reset to factory (wiping the email), and have the same trouble.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2012 12:54 PM (in response to kenroy)
Try taking your iPad to a Apple Store. Apple customer service can help but if you are still having the problem and if it couldn't be fixed. I can recommend you to use AssistiveTouch.It can work as a home button if your problem couldn't be fixed.
Settings > General > Accessibility > AssistiveTouch
Hope your button get fixed soon,
Best regards, Desertfrog
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2012 1:06 PM (in response to Desertfrog)
I have tried with iOS6 on the first device and iOS6 and 6.0.1 on the second device. I live over an hour away from an Apple store so I will not be going there and even if AssistiveTouch works I don't like the idea of having to do this with a brand new device. If you purchase something new, and that item has a single button (disregarding the power button), that button should work. If there is a forum that is 7 pages long of people with the same problem, you should acknowledge there may be something wrong.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2012 10:53 PM (in response to rober294)
I think since you live an hour away from An Apple store that using Apple Express Lane would be your best bet. You can start the process here. You'll need your serial number but that's easy to get. They will troubleshoot your iPad with you over the phone. They will also make the tech's at Apple aware of your issue, if they already aren't aware of it. It's really a great service. I actually prefer it to going to one of their stores
Currently Being ModeratedNov 16, 2012 6:43 AM (in response to MyMac8MyPC)
Thanks for the Express Lane suggestion, however their only troubleshooting for issues with "buttons" is to send the device in. Every day I search iPad home button not working or iPad 4 home button not working, there are more and more people with the same problem. Because it is so inconsistent it seems like software, but at this point I'm curious as to how many iPads I can send back with the same problem.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 17, 2012 9:51 AM (in response to kenroy)
This JUST worked for me. IP 3 button stopped working (normally) after 6.0 update. I found this and did pard 2 first then 1. Seemed to have fixed the issue (for now) Let us know if anybody else had luck with it.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 17, 2012 12:24 PM (in response to onebuddyone)
This JUST worked for me.
Interesting. That's the same procedure used to calibrate the home button. I wonder what's making the home button go out of calibration?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 17, 2012 1:01 PM (in response to onebuddyone)
This seems to work every time for me, but I have to do it so much that I'm starting to hate my iPad. The fact that it works after re-calibration just shows it's a software issue. Sort it out please Apple!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 19, 2012 6:48 PM (in response to kenroy)
The calibration works, but seems to be temporary. (I agree that is a software problem)
What worked for me:
2 connect ipad to pc and sync it
3 restart ipad
So far a week without home button probs. As far as i am concerned - sorted out
Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2012 11:57 AM (in response to kenroy)
I've been exeperiecing the same issue with my iPhone 4 since the ios6 update. I was hopping that with the 6.0.1 it was getting to be corrected, but not!
I've re-calibrateed, rebooted, reseted but none of those options got my Home Button funcion working as before.
The issue with the Wi-fi connections also remains.
At this point I was willing to go back to Android.