Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2012 9:09 AM (in response to Tammy169)
Same intermittant home button problem on my iphone 4. Blowing into the charge/sync port worked for me! I blew hard and fast from a half inch away. Everything works again. I also reboot the phone daily.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 5, 2012 2:26 PM (in response to mrdanang)
At the beggining after doing the calibrating trick opening the app and force quitting it with the Home Button seemed to had worked but it didn't. Instead, a drop of alcohol on the Home Button, pressing a few times together with blowing at it, and a couple of (kinda hard) slaps on my hand with the phone helped. Now seems to work fine. Just use your common sense when putting alcohol on your phone... be delicate.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 12, 2012 7:48 AM (in response to Nightwatch)
I agree with Nightwatch - definitely just dirt in the hardware.
The home button on my iphone 4 stuck suddenly appropos of nothing (no software upadte for a month or two).
I tried the airblast as prescribed and it was back to normal instantly.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 13, 2012 4:26 AM (in response to Goosie71)
i got a second replacement (thus making this my 3rd iphone) for the same issue and the new one has the same problem since boot 1!!! the home button doesn't respond on the top half portion of the clickable area.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 25, 2012 2:13 AM (in response to mrdanang)
I found few tips to follow if your iPhone home button is not working. http://www.igeeksblog.com/iphone-home-button-not-working/
Currently Being ModeratedDec 27, 2012 12:22 AM (in response to mrdanang)
Thank You All!!!
Alcohol (a lot more than 2 drops).
I put a q tip in alcohol and used it to repeatedly press around the home button holding it at various angles, so that the alcohol would drip into the crack opened by pressing that specific side of the button. Tried it several times using more alcohol each time. It was gettign better each time, so I kept doing it. Seems to be workign perfectly now!
I have NEVER made a post to a discussion group of any kind before, but if this can help you feel as good as I do right now, I am happy to share the love!!!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2013 8:41 AM (in response to mrdanang)
I got an update. I got a 2nd replacement for my iphone 4 for the home button issue and the new piece doesnt have the upper portion of the home button respoding since day 1. Is been 3 months i have been using it and now apple says they can only give me yet nother iphone 4 and not an upgrade. I fought with them on phone and asked them to give me their corporate address so that i can send them a notice from the Indian consumer court.
I guess what i am gonna do is keep this phone boeying the warran even when the home button fails completely. Ill keep it till apple finally accepts the fault and provides a replacement even beyond warranty. I guess this is the best thing i can do with this CRAP OF A PHONE.
If i keep on selling it off in the 2nd hand market for like 1/3rd the price i buy it at ($750) i guess i would be loosing far more money in each upgrade than i would be gaining features with a newer iphone.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2013 11:26 AM (in response to kirang)
Everyone keeps mentionning drops of alcohol....could you be more clear on the type alcohol we're talking about ?
I know that Tequila makes me sick and I don't want my phone to puke all day.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2013 9:08 AM (in response to mrdanang)
Hi All -my iPhone 4 home button seemed to be failing. Tried shutting down and reboot - SOMETIMES helped - was starting to watch YouTube tutorials on replacing the button! Then in another of these forums, was advised to go to settings and activate "Assistive Touch" in "Accessibility - puts a translucent "home" button on screen. That would have been ok as I am leaving on a trip next week and need this working!
Then delved further and gently pushed charger plug upward a few times and then blew into the slot - lint and a tiny piece of tissue came out! To make sure I blew air in from my PC tool kit - more crud. I have read of flushing with a bit of alcohol and one application of water! I advise that person to run down and buy a lottery ticket. Now.
Mechanical failure of that high-priority item seemed a fluke - glad I looked here (and there). All's well and see you on Twitter @tweedyBard.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 30, 2013 5:42 PM (in response to mrdanang)
I figured out the issue with my iPhone and think you guys having the home button issue might benefit.
I just made a YouTube video on how to fix it. If it works for you please leave a comment and like!
You will need an iPhone tool for opening up the iPhone. But don't worry, you just need to take the back off, nothing more. It's simple and safe.