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Old 07-10-2012, 15:28
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Sometimes I have to hold the button for ages before it finally responds. It still makes a positive clicking noise when pressed and when it starts to work again it continues to work fine for about an hour then conks out again. Anyone else experienced this?
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Old 07-10-2012, 16:29
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Nope, no problem with mine.

Do you have an Apple Store nearby? If so, why not take it in for a look. It's still well within the warranty period.
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Old 07-10-2012, 17:26
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I was a little worried about the Home Button weating out with constant use, so I have the Multitasking Gestures switched on, in order to use the Home Button a little as possible. I really only need to press it for Siri now. (Which isn't very often)
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Old 07-10-2012, 17:34
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Best bet is to pop into an Apple store.
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Old 07-10-2012, 20:37
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There's fixed you can do online but for the sake of not voiding your warranty I wouldn't bother.

Probably a five minute job if you have an Apple Store nearby...
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Old 08-10-2012, 00:25
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Similar issue described here:

http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/p...ky-home-button
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Old 08-10-2012, 15:36
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OP, do not use the Home button until it is mended.

In settings, find the option for assistive touch. That gives you always on view at all times, a home icon to tap. Saves breaking the actual home button.
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Old 21-10-2012, 18:24
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You can recalibrate the home button.

Open a stock app (iTunes, AppStore App,etc), then hold down the power button until the power off slider appears, hold down the home button until the slider disappears and the app force-quits.

Often this solves the problem, if not, it is a hardware problem and you should take it to an Apple Store.
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Old 21-10-2012, 18:27
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^^Note: You may have to disable Siri for this to work.
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Old 21-10-2012, 18:40
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No problem with mine either, works like a dream
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Old 21-10-2012, 19:14
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I repeat, use the on screen icon home button you can set with the assistive touch setting.
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Old 21-10-2012, 20:32
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I had this problem occasionally with my iPad2 until the last update and it's been fine ever since.

I understand dust can often be the problem, getting under the button. I was thinking of putting some screen protector material over mine.
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Old 22-10-2012, 01:21
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You can recalibrate the home button.

Open a stock app (iTunes, AppStore App,etc), then hold down the power button until the power off slider appears, hold down the home button until the slider disappears and the app force-quits.

Often this solves the problem, if not, it is a hardware problem and you should take it to an Apple Store.
This did the trick perfectly. Thanks so much.
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Old 22-10-2012, 21:26
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Instead of tapping the home button there are two faster gestures to get you through the Multi tasking.

With all 5 fingers on the screen pinch inwards and it takes you home. (Done usually with one click of the home button)

With 4 fingers or 5 swipe left or right on a open app screen to scroll to other open apps.

With 4 fingers or 5 swipe up to get to open apps, volume and brightness etc. (Done usually with a double click of home button)


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