How to restore a jammed Home button in two minutes
How to “cure” the sticky Home button on iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad (option # 1)
All owners of portable Apple devices know this problem. And (which was not obvious to everyone) it is often not connected with the mechanics of the device.
It turns out that the "Home" button may stick due to software crashes. The guys from iDownloadBlog prepared video instructions for recalibration for the afflicted.
After such manipulations, the previously braked button will work, as from the very beginning.
Here's what you need to do:
- Open any "apple" application (weather, calculator, stocks) originally built into the gadget.
- Press and hold the power button until the well-known shutdown bar appears.
- Press and hold "Home" until the strip disappears and the running program is unloaded from memory.
Reviews of people who have tried this trick are all positive. The button really began to respond to clicks better - even on three-year-old iPhone 3G.
How to restore a jammed Home button in two minutes using WD-40 (option # 2)
For iPhones purchased over 200 days ago, the Home button starts to seize at some point. Not all devices, of course, but mine was out of luck. Either the grease on the contacts prevented the current from flowing, or the former moisture inside the case is responsible for the absence of signs of life, but the most important button on the phone stopped responding to pressing.
It can be brought back to life. In this we will help the liquid WD-40, sold in any hardware store.
WD-40 is an American company and a trademark of a well-known aerosol formulation developed by Norman Larsen in 1953 for Rocket Chemical Company, San Diego, California. Initially, the drug was developed for industrial consumers as a water-repellent agent that prevents corrosion. It was later found that it also has many possibilities for domestic use. The exact formula of the product is still a trade secret and is carefully guarded. The product is not patented to avoid disclosure of manufacturing technology.
So, we take an iPhone, scroll through the WD-40 jet on the Home button, press it several times through a napkin, then scroll through and press again. After two minutes, the button comes to life. Specially shot video below.
Attention! Things to remember:
- Do not let WD-40 come into contact with the mucous membrane;
- Make sure you understand the risks because there are different opinions on the network about how the WD-40 acts on electronics. Some say it's okay. Opponents in every possible way convince from spraying liquid onto any schemes, because the wedge attracts moisture from the atmosphere and contributes to even greater oxidation of the contacts.
- Wipe the phone well with a damp cloth to remove the oily deposits of the WD-40.
There was no other choice, because it was already evening in the yard, it was far to go to the service center, and I needed a work phone now.
Who is right - time will tell.