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Current version by: Tom Chai ,

Text:

NO, DO NOT REPLACE THE HOME BUTTON ON IPHONE 7.
 
Touch ID is not repairable whatsoever and on any iOS devices because the communication between the sensor and the CPU is encrypted with a unique key. Since iPhone 7, there is no mechanical switch under the home button, the pressing is sensed by force sensors under the button, the force data goes through the same encrypted link. Replacing the button will destroy both Touch ID and button pressing.
Touch ID is not repairable whatsoever and on any iOS devices because the communication between the sensor and the CPU is encrypted with a unique key. Since iPhone 7, there is no mechanical switch under the home button, the pressing is sensed by force sensors under the button, the force data goes through the same encrypted link. Replacing the button will destroy both Touch ID and button pressing.
 
So the replacement button is absolutely useless, you MUST send the phone back to Apple for repairs.

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Original post by: Tom Chai ,

Text:

NO, DO NOT REPLACE THE HOME BUTTON ON IPHONE 7.

Touch ID is not repairable whatsoever and on any iOS devices because the communication between the sensor and the CPU is encrypted with a unique key. Since iPhone 7, there is no mechanical switch under the home button, the pressing is sensed by force sensors under the button, the force data goes through the same encrypted link. Replacing the button will destroy both Touch ID and button pressing.

So the replacement button is absolutely useless, you MUST send the phone back to Apple for repairs.

Status:

open