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Home Button not working on iPhone 8 (Plus) iPhone 6/6S (Plus), iPhone 7/ 7 plus

Most of the iPhone users worrying about home button not working on iPhone 6/ 6S/ iPhone 6/6S plus, iPhone 7/ 7 Plus, Also in Old iPhone models ( iPhone SE/ 5S, iPad mini, and another iOS device).  The problem on home button sensor does not work after long enough heavy usage and time, Apple giving official way to move home screen means without press home button without any third party apps and the external device, hardware repair/ replacement.

Let’s see how to resolve problem Home button not working on iPhone 6, 6 plus or other iPhone, iPad model in free of cost after expired hardware warranty.

Prerequisite: your iPhone must be running iOS 10 or later iOS version (iOS 11). iPhone 5S/SE, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus and later iPhone 7/ iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X.

If you know about Assistive touch under the accessibility that must resolve your problem on home button broken, not pressing or not working after updating iOS 11.

Useful in case: Alternate Ways – if iPhone sleep/wake button doesn’t work.

Step to Enable Assistive touch when Home button not working on iPhone 6/7/8/X and other iPhone model

1: Keep it charging up to 15 minutes, Check black screen iPhone showing Battery on screen, Not lightning cable on screen.

iPhone is turn on But home button not working, Check below fixes.

2: Check for iPhone update

3: For Restart or Reboot the Device, Press and Hold Below buttons until you see the Apple logo on Screen,

  • iPhone 6 and Below: Sleep/Wake + Home button
  • iPhone 7/7, iPhone 8 Plus/8 Plus: Sleep/Wake + Volume Down button
  • iPhone X: Side button + Volume Down Button

Now turn on iPhone, Press Sleep/Wake or Side button once.

4: Reset all Settings, Settings > General > Reset > Reset All the settings.

Use Virtual Home button from Assistive Touch on iPhone’s lock Screen on the home screen.

Step 1: Go to the Setting app and launch it.

Step 2: Next, Tap on General > Accessibility > Scroll down and tap on Assistive touch and enable it. For disable, assistive touch (Dark icon on home screen), move there and disable it.Home button not working in iPhone 6 fixed with Assistive touch option

Step 3: On your Screen, you will see a white round button with the black area. Just tap on it, the Home option will appear in the square area. Just tap on it when you want to move the home screen from anywhere in iPhone application or Game.Home button inside the Assistive touch options

Note: Home button is not working and wants turn off iPhone without the home button, tap on Assistive touch icon on screen > Device and Just tap and hold, you will see “Slide to power off” slider option for turn off.Turn off iPhone using Assistive touch in iOS 5 or later iOS 8, iOS 9

Before that you have purchased Apple care plan when you bought, you have a chance to replace iPhone in case your device didn’t drop or Accidental Damage. For that, you can replace the device with express replacement service.

Otherwise, you can contact regional apple support center and verify with serial number (Setting > General > About > Serial Number) if the device in warranty then you don’t have to pay for that.

Such big help by apple when Home button is not working on iPhone 6, 6 plus or other iPhone model running iOS 10/ iOS 11/ iOS 12 or later iOS.

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Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howtoisolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: [email protected] [OR] [email protected]

2 comments

  1. my home button is refusing to work when I click it, I just did a settings reset but it didn’t work, any suggestions?

    • Hey Shaun, you should force restart your Phone or alternative your can use Assistive touch home button that you can add on-screen without installing third-party App. To do that, follow my steps:
      Open Settings App > Navigate General > Tap accessibility > Tap on Assistive Touch> Turn Assistive Touch On/Green. That’s okay. Now you can use it as your phone physical home button. Thanks for your feed back. if need further assistance then contact us without worrying.

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