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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.
@maxmmurphy

w00t! Worked for me. Thanks buddy!

@kevin1

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.

@alexeckermann

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

@alanzeino

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

@dannolan

THIS RECONFIGURED MY WEB SYNERGY

@brettgoulder

alanzeino, you're doing it wrong

@mikhchi

Doesn't work on latest iOS 5

@gvanlee

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

@max-christian

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

Amazing.

@jgyllen

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

@alanzeino

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

@jholloway

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

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

@max-christian

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Noun: A person who spoils others' pleasure.
Synonyms: killjoy - wet blanket

@ChristopheBelpaire

Woooot
worked IThanks!

@joemsak

+1!

@edgerunner

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

@bighi

This fix nothing.

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

@sc0ttkclark

Not sure if this works for 3GS

@DinoVision

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

@keiji

Great!!

@roel-sluper

dont work. iOS 6 iphone 4

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