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bkb1777 Calculating status...
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Sep 27, 2010 9:53 PM
I have tried to read on here and find out if anyone is having any home button issues but I can't seem to find anyone with the issue I am having. When I press my home button it works about 95% of the time. However, about 5-10 times a day it will not register the push at all and I have to push it again and it works. It's not something that really bothers me its just rather annoying. Anyone know anything about this? Also, has anyone noticed when you do push the home button it takes just a couple more seconds to close the app than the older iPhones? I have a 3G still and when I push the home button it instantly goes to the home page. Its just a little delayed with the IP4. I have compared it several times. Does anyone else have this issue? I'm wondering if its all just my phone because I haven't been able to compare my IP4 to anyone else's. I'm just wondering if all of this is any reason at all to get my phone replaced. I'm thinking it's not at all but I am just wondering who all else is having a problem or noticing a delay. I don't have any other issues with my phone. Just the home button. & if it helps any I have had my phone since day 1 of launch. I pre-ordered it.
iPhone 4, iOS 4
  • Cryo Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Sep 28, 2010 10:08 AM (in response to bkb1777)
    I have also run into this issue. It seemed to have gotten worse (or maybe it appeared for the first time) after I updated to 4.1. Will have to see if the next update fixes it or if it is time to take a trip to the store to get it exchanged.
    iphone 4, iOS 4
  • Iceduck Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Sep 28, 2010 1:35 PM (in response to bkb1777)
    I've got the exact same issue.

    Seemingly, it worked perfectly until I installed 4.1. I am pretty sure that it did not do this before the update, as I would probably have noticed it.

    Would be great to hear from anyone else having this problem out there, so that we can get an idea if its widespread.
    MacBook Pro
  • ashpope Calculating status...
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    Sep 28, 2010 1:48 PM (in response to bkb1777)
    Yep exactly as you say! Likewise I'm assuming it's an issue with the updated firmware, as my friend works at apple store in Manchester and he says there has been customers querying this exact issue! It's extremly annoying but rest assured a fix should be just around the corner!
    Os4-1 ip 4, Windows Vista
  • David K. Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Oct 1, 2010 6:14 PM (in response to Iceduck)
    Add me to the list. It wasn't a problem when I first got the phone back in June. I noticed it within the past couple of weeks, around the time iOS 4.1 was released. It seems like it's gradually getting worse, but it's hard to tell. Rebooting the phone sometimes helps temporarily, but the problem comes back every time. I've had every model of the iPhone (I upgrade every year), and I've never had this problem. That's why I think it's software-related. I could tolerate it better if I knew a fix is on the way.

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    MacBook Pro 13" | iMac 24" | iPhone 4 32GB | iPod touch 64GB | iPad 32GB, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Injector Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)
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    Oct 1, 2010 6:53 PM (in response to bkb1777)
    I'm still on 4.02 and have had this problem occur once. I wonder if it's hardware-related?
    iPhone 4, iOS 4
  • I-Phone4 Calculating status...
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    Oct 1, 2010 7:06 PM (in response to bkb1777)
    Hi guys,
    I experiencing the same problem with Iphone 4 with OS4.1, however before my update it started. It does not occurs frequent, but it is annoying.
    95% is normal, but 5% when I pressed the "home button" once and it registered 2 click and the background apps pop out. I also experienced when I clicked once and no responses at times.

    I am wondering it is a hardware or software issues, and is Apple is looking into the matter.
    iOS 4
  • MClassImages Calculating status...
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    Oct 1, 2010 7:22 PM (in response to I-Phone4)
    I'm having the same issue with my home button ever since I got my iPhone 4. That and the vibrate stops working out of nowhere sometimes. Gonna make a trip to my Apple store soon to see what they can do.
    Macbook Pro 13", Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • KLESS1 Calculating status...
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    Oct 1, 2010 7:29 PM (in response to bkb1777)
    I had the same problem straight out of the box on launch day. It turned out that the top part of my home button worked almost 0% of the time while the bottom part of my home button worked 100% of the time. So, when I pushed it right in the middle like normal it worked sometimes and didn't other times. Just a dead spot in the upper part of the button. I took it to the Apple Store and they took it in back to try to fix it but couldn't in the end and they just gave me a brand new one. The new one works flawlessly.
    MacBook, iPhone 4, iPad, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • David K. Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Oct 2, 2010 8:29 AM (in response to KLESS1)
    I decided to an advance exchange. My new iPhone will arrive on Monday or Tuesday. I figure if the new phone has the same problem with the home button, it's probably a software issue, and I will wait patiently for the release of iOS 4.2.
    MacBook Pro 13" | iMac 24" | iPhone 4 32GB | iPod touch 64GB | iPad 32GB, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • jackbrabham Calculating status...
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    Oct 3, 2010 6:08 AM (in response to David K.)
    i have the same problem. I`ll hope it is the software (ios 4.1). have buy my iphone in uk and the problems beginn with updating to 4.1.
    iphone 4, iOS 4
  • Chunkymonkey04 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 7, 2010 7:25 PM (in response to bkb1777)
    Add me to the list. Everything was fine until 4.1. My wife has the iPhone 4 with 4.1, but has not noticed any delay. She does not use her phone as much....so maybe she just doesn't notice.
    iPhone 4 (iOS 4.1), iOS 4
  • Chunkymonkey04 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 7, 2010 7:29 PM (in response to David K.)
    David K.

    Did you get your replacement? Have your problems gone away?
    iPhone 4 (iOS 4.1), iOS 4
  • MBP619 Calculating status...
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    Oct 7, 2010 11:37 PM (in response to bkb1777)
    Same problem here. My phone sometimes wont do anything when the home button is pressed i have to press it another time. When pressed it would sometimes go to the background apps as mentioned above Got the phone on launched date. It does it about a few times a day before and after the updates.
    2.2 MBP, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
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