Sixth iteration of Apple iPhone, announced on September 12, 2012. Repair of this device is similar to the previous models, requiring screwdrivers and prying tools. Available as GSM or CDMA / 16, 32, or 64 GB / Black or White.

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iPhone 5 home button not wanting to work

My home button does not want to work lately. I recently replaced my defective battery with a new battery that I bought from ifixit which solved my battery issue. I replaced the battery about a month ago and now all of a sudden my home button does not want to work. It may just be a coincidence but I do not know enough about this stuff to say one way or another. I just want to know how to fix this issue and if it is even worth while. The phone is roughy 4-5 years old.

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Its possible that when you replaced the battery, the home button got misalligned. Pop open the screen and give it a look.

Otherwise, a new home button on an iPhone 5 is one of the easiest repairs ever. No Touch ID to mess with, just pop the old one off and throw on a new one.

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@joshw ,good answer, this fixed my daughters a while back.


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This is more likely to be board damage. The ifixit guide of prying the battery is stupid and usually damages logic boards.

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jabtse will be eternally grateful.
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