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Fix iPhone home button
Found this tip in comment here: http://www.tipb.com/2011/01/04/tipb-bug-home-button-working-iphone/
1.) Open any application
2.) Press and hold the power button until the slide to shutdown swipe bar appears.
3.) Release Power button
4.) Press and hold Home button Lightly
until screen returns to icon screen
5.) Enjoy your functioning home button!!!
This procedure recalibrates the home button after normal wear or heavy use.
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maxmmurphy Oct 8, 2011

w00t! Worked for me. Thanks buddy!

w00t! Worked for me. Thanks buddy!

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kevin1 Oct 8, 2011

Are you sure this recalibrates it? I was under the impression that it force-quits the current application. Perhaps it works because pressing and holding the button dislodges dust.

kevin1 commented Oct 8, 2011

Are you sure this recalibrates it? I was under the impression that it force-quits the current application. Perhaps it works because pressing and holding the button dislodges dust.

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alexeckermann Oct 8, 2011

Worked perfectly for me. Finally, double tapping for multitasking works properly!

Worked perfectly for me. Finally, double tapping for multitasking works properly!

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alanzeino Oct 8, 2011

Wrong. Doing this action invokes the old 'force quit application' for pre-4.0 devices. It does nothing for your Home Button.

http://support.apple.com/kb/ts1445

Wrong. Doing this action invokes the old 'force quit application' for pre-4.0 devices. It does nothing for your Home Button.

http://support.apple.com/kb/ts1445

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dannolan Oct 8, 2011

THIS RECONFIGURED MY WEB SYNERGY

dannolan commented Oct 8, 2011

THIS RECONFIGURED MY WEB SYNERGY

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brettgoulder Oct 8, 2011

alanzeino, you're doing it wrong

alanzeino, you're doing it wrong

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mikhchi Oct 8, 2011

Doesn't work on latest iOS 5

mikhchi commented Oct 8, 2011

Doesn't work on latest iOS 5

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gvanlee Oct 8, 2011

Doesn't seem to work on my iPhone 5 either.

gvanlee commented Oct 8, 2011

Doesn't seem to work on my iPhone 5 either.

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max-christian Oct 8, 2011

Definitely worked for me (iOS 5 on iPhone 4).

Amazing.

Definitely worked for me (iOS 5 on iPhone 4).

Amazing.

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jgyllen Oct 9, 2011

This worked great on my iPhone 4 with iOS 4.3.5. Thanks!!

jgyllen commented Oct 9, 2011

This worked great on my iPhone 4 with iOS 4.3.5. Thanks!!

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alanzeino Oct 9, 2011

placebo |pləˈsēbō|
noun ( pl. placebos )
"a harmless pill, medicine, or procedure prescribed more for the psychological benefit to the patient than for any physiological effect"

placebo |pləˈsēbō|
noun ( pl. placebos )
"a harmless pill, medicine, or procedure prescribed more for the psychological benefit to the patient than for any physiological effect"

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jholloway Oct 9, 2011

alanzeino is right, this is nothing more than a placebo.

By the way, how exactly do you press the home button "lightly"?

alanzeino is right, this is nothing more than a placebo.

By the way, how exactly do you press the home button "lightly"?

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max-christian Oct 10, 2011

spoil·sport /ˈspoilˌspôrt/
Noun: A person who spoils others' pleasure.
Synonyms: killjoy - wet blanket

spoil·sport /ˈspoilˌspôrt/
Noun: A person who spoils others' pleasure.
Synonyms: killjoy - wet blanket

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ChristopheBelpaire Oct 10, 2011

Woooot
worked IThanks!

Woooot
worked IThanks!

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joemsak Oct 10, 2011

+1!

joemsak commented Oct 10, 2011

+1!

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edgerunner Oct 10, 2011

Incredible. Do you also know how to recalibrate the accelerometer?

Incredible. Do you also know how to recalibrate the accelerometer?

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bighi Oct 10, 2011

This fix nothing.

I think most part of the guys above me saying it fix the problem are suffering from the placebo effect.

bighi commented Oct 10, 2011

This fix nothing.

I think most part of the guys above me saying it fix the problem are suffering from the placebo effect.

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sc0ttkclark Oct 11, 2011

Not sure if this works for 3GS

Not sure if this works for 3GS

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DinoVision Apr 16, 2012

MIND BLOWN. Totally worked. Been suffering far too long until I stumbled upon this post. I Created a Gist account just to post my gratitude. THANK U THANK YOU!

IPhone/Update 4.0.1/ Firmware 1.59

MIND BLOWN. Totally worked. Been suffering far too long until I stumbled upon this post. I Created a Gist account just to post my gratitude. THANK U THANK YOU!

IPhone/Update 4.0.1/ Firmware 1.59

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keiji Sep 20, 2012

Great!!

keiji commented Sep 20, 2012

Great!!

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roel-sluper Nov 17, 2012

dont work. iOS 6 iphone 4

dont work. iOS 6 iphone 4

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