How to operate your iPhone 7 if the home button fails

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It has been a while since the new iPhone 7 was released. If you cannot get over the fact that this year’s iPhones removed the classic “Slide to unlock” feature, something that we have grown accustomed to over a decade, believe me that you are not only one. Furthermore, this year, Apple has removed the physical press Home button in favor of a pressure sensitive one that gives you a physical feedback when you press it.

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However, let’s imagine the surprise when your new iPhone 7’s home button is not working properly and what you get is a message that says “The Home Button May Need Service”. What are you going to do? Bringing your phone to an Apple repair center? This could be a good idea if you live nearby, but Apple has a solution for your problem.


Apple has added a new feature in iOS 10 in case your home button suddenly stop working on your iPhone. Accordingly, Apple offers a temporary on-screen button that appears on the screen. This on-screen button allows you to use your phone until you bring your phone for repair service. In reality, the iPhone 7’s home button malfunctions when you put your phone on charge.

The on-screen home button means that Apple anticipated the issue and is ready to deal with it. There is no permanent fix available for the issue, and the best shot is to take the device to an Apple repair center, while some of the iPhone 7’s home button related issues can be fixed by performing a hard reset of the phone.

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are here, and the haptic engine-based Home button serves a good start for the next year’s iPhone 8. 2017 is a big year for Apple, as the Cupertino-based Company celebrates the iPhone’s 10th year anniversary, and it seems plausible that Apple is planning something special for the new iPhone. There have been rumors floating around that the next year’s iPhone 8 will no longer feature home button, paving the way for Touch ID that may be embedded into the display.

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The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are now among the most desired smartphones in the market. If you are experiencing the above-mentioned issue, make sure that you use Apple’s temporary on-screen home button. It is not guaranteed to work forever, but it should be temporary for now.

Don’t forget to share with us how your experience with the iPhone 7 has been so far in the comments section below.

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