How to Fix an Unresponsive iPhone Home Button in 3 Easy Steps

September 28, 2012 by  

Having problems with the Home button on your iPhone not working or being very unresponsive? You’re not alone. I’m going to show you an easy quick way to fix your iPhone!

The home button on my iPhone used to be unresponsive to the point where it wouldn’t respond at all or I had to push it 4 or 5 times just to get it to work. Very frustrating!

Well don’t panic . . . there’s no need to restore your phone, take it apart or pay someone $100 or more to fix it for you. I found a quick easy way to fix the iPhone home button problem using nothing more than isopropyl alcohol and a q-tip.

Watch this video to see these 3 Easy Steps to fix your unresponsive iphone home button.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: If you were using your iPhone home button problem as an excuse to upgrade to the new iPhone 5 . . . move along there’s nothing to see here – don’t worry I won’t tell anyone . . . lol!

If this didn’t do the trick for you I did come across another technique that seems to have worked for some which involves using the sync cable and gently pushing to realign home button. You can find a video on how to use this method here.

Did this fix your problem?  If so please take a moment and post a comment below and let me know I helped you out.  Don’t miss a video – Subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

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  • Thanks Phil. Such a simple task to complete for a frustrating problem. It worked, and it’s back to new again.

    • Awesome Shawn – so glad to hear that! Yes it is a simple fix. When I finally discovered it and realized how long I lived with that frustrating button problem I whacked myself in the head!

  • Evan

    Im gonna try it hope it will work

  • Christina Gusman

    I tried this on my iPhone 4 home button last night, I was going to give it 24 hours to report on results just to see what the outcome would be. It’s been about 14 hours and the button on my iPhone is working better than ever! I am not tech savvy at all, and this was the easiest fix ever!! Thank you!!!

  • Nat

    Thank you so much! I was skeptical at first but this trick really does work!


    Much appreciated Phil for Such a straightforward assignment to finish for a baffling issue. It’s truly working and trusts you will introduce new and dubious traps.