How to Fix Home button not working on iPhone

How to Fix Home button not working on iPhone, unlike most of the other smart-phones in the market the iPhone series comes with a very simple front interface with just one button in the center bottom. This home button plays a very important role in the day-to-day functioning of the smart device. Since there is only one button in the entire phone it gets pressed a lot of times in every possible way.


That was the fun part of the story, the second part starts when this button stops working. The early signs of the button issue begins with less responsiveness of button which means you need to press it hard or more than one time to perform the desired action. The button houses a set of complex engineering under it, which when press comes in contact with each other and registers a button press.

Getting the button fixed by a iPhone repair professional or by the Apple store can be a be time-consuming and can prove real heavy to your pocket, well if we look into the engineering part of the button a bit we can think of a much easier and cheap solution to it. In most of the cases the problem arises use to environment dust or carbon molecules that accumulates on the metal contacts, what if we can clean these without even opening the iPhone.


Things you will need

  • Nail Polish Remover
  • Cotton balls
  • Your iPhone

Proper Steps to perform the cleaning process

  • Turn off the iPhone.
  • Wet a cotton ball with Nail Polish remover. Make it wet enough so you can squeeze out the liquid when needed.
  • Press the Home Button with the cotton ball and rub it softly so some of the Nail polish remover fluid seeps inside the button.
  • The Nail polish remover liquid will clear the metal contacts with your rubbing and will vaporize with the dust.
  • Wait for few minutes till the liquid vaporizes and turn on the iPhone.

Now, if everything went well you can use the Home button as if on a brand new iPhone. Even through the process is fully safe, but it also depends on the quality of the Nail Polish remover you are using, be careful not to seep in a lot of the liquid or you may damage your iPhone.

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