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The Apple iPhone 5s was announced on September 10, 2013. Repair of this device is similar to the previous models, and requires screwdrivers and prying tools. Available as GSM or CDMA / 16, 32, or 64 GB / Silver, Gold, and Space Gray.

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iPhone 5s home button switch

The home button on my iphone 5s does not register home button presses, but touch ID is fine, and I feel a normal "click" when I press it. Is there any way to fix just the switch that registers presses without replacing the entire home button assembly to retain touchID functionality? I have already reseated the home button flex connection. Thanks.

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On the 5s the clicker part is replaceable, but it will require a little microsoldering. Cover everything up with kapton tape except the clicker. Heat it up with hot air pencil until solder melts, take it off then put a new one on. I've never done it before, but I'm pretty sure it will work.

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That sounds daunting, but I may give it a try on a bad home button with the connector ripped off. Thanks!


Has anyone tried to replace this clicker part at all ? I seriously need a guide with this process here.


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Trying this. Not sure if it will work

1) Backup your device via icloud (use assistive touch for home button)

2) Use a new touch id home button

3) Put your iPhone in DFU mode. Restore it via iTunes

If it doesn't work:

solution 1)

Grab your original components and take your phone to the Apple store

solution 2)

1) Put your original home button back in the phone

2) DFU restore your device

3) Jailbreak your device

4) Use a tweak called Virtual Home as alternative

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I will try a dfu restore, I've been using assistive touch but getting it fixed would be good so I can sell the phone


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