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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.

w00t! Worked for me. Thanks buddy!

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.

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

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

THIS RECONFIGURED MY WEB SYNERGY

alanzeino, you're doing it wrong

Doesn't work on latest iOS 5

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

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

Amazing.

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

I tried this on my iPhone 4 using iOS 5 GM and it worked!
I've been suffering from my home button for weeks now I thought my son spilt something on it or got sticky stuff in where the home button is but I simply did this trick and it worked! Thought I had to do it twice but it worked! This is a good day for me :) if you can't tell since I'm still typing away!

I tried this on my iPhone 4 using iOS 5 GM and it worked!
I've been suffering from my home button for weeks now I thought my son spilt something on it or got sticky stuff in where the home button is but I simply did this trick and it worked! Thought I had to do it twice but it worked! This is a good day for me :) if you can't tell since I'm still typing away!

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"

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

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

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

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

This fix nothing.

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

Not sure if this works for 3GS

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

dont work. iOS 6 iphone 4

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