If your iPhone button is not responding and you're out of warranty, here are four things you can do to fix it.
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-- No matter how good you -- your iPhone that there is a chance that eventually your home button will crap out. Just look at all the Apple forms filled with users complaining about a home button that slow to respond or just doesn't work. Apple didn't -- the home button for the iPhone 5 to prevent this from happening. But if you have -- older iPhone got out of warranty like mine here are four things you can do to fix that -- button. And -- the first thing you want to try is to calibrate your home button. This is something that Apple does recommend doing especially if your home button does click but it's just slow to respond. Okay open -- Apple -- like the clock. Now hold down the sleep button until slide to power option is up as soon as it does. Hold down the home button. Apple close and your home button will be calibrated. Check to see if that fixed -- If your home but he still doesn't work try this next track. There is -- chance that through normal usage wearing hair at the docking port got -- -- moving the home button along with it. Before we continue to be where they appear to feisty with your iPhone you can damage -- a pig get an iPhone USB cable and plug it it. Now push down on the top just a little so that the thirty pin connector pushes up behind the home button. Then tap the home button and remove the cable. For many people this little hack will do the trick. But if your home is still not responding well enough gives us next haven't tried considering this is a physical button you have to remember that there -- space around it were dirt can get stuck. For this fix you'll need 99.9. 9% ice -- -- alcohol but you can find at a hardware store. Do not use rubbing alcohol because that has water in it and will further damage your front. Okay using a cotton ball tissue or eye dropper apply a few drops of the alcohol directly on and around the home button. Avoiding the screen. Once you do grab a pencil or other narrow object and tap tap tap the home button to allowed alcohol to get in and around the button. -- about ten minutes to completely dry before checking to see if the alcohol solve the problem. Items are even I had to come to this but if the three previous -- didn't fix your home button. Your final option is to enable the on screen home button. This'll put a small button on your screen that'll do everything your home button would normally do you let me show you. Go to -- us. Down to general won't. Then head on over to accessibility and -- it scroll down -- two assistive touch. Turn data on an annual C it is new button show up on your screen now when you tapping you'll get a choice of actions. Like home will take -- your home screen. Or you can even activate Siri from here. It's abundant ever gets in the way just -- it somewhere else. The solution is hardly ideal but it could all be over until you're ready to buy a new phone or get it repaired. If you have any questions or ideas let me know on Twitter and check out more how to news on how to dot cnet.com. For CNET I'm Sharon vaknin.
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