Released on September 19, 2014, this 5.5" screen iPhone is the larger version of the iPhone 6.

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Home button is overheating

One night when I checked the phone, the home button was burning like none before and slowly i started to feel unusual warm from whole iphone 6 plus but no temperature warming sign at time.

I immediately switch it off for good. About half hour later. I turn it on again. Everything seem to be normal, however it only last for 15mins. And home button is getting hot again. Now, touch id function is not functioning even after data factory reset.

After few experiment, I find pattern of issue.

  • when lock screen, home button will get overheat in 15 mins.
  • when playing phone, there is no unusual warm after first occurrence.
  • when I plug cable in USB, iphone work surprisingly normal no heat at all. But when I plug cable in socket, home button is getting hot.

Solution I tried:

  • data factory reset

Can anyone help to explain what could be cause of issue? or way to diagnose issue? I asked authorized apple repair center, they asked me to replace entire home screen despite that only home button have heat issue.

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Is it plugged in? It could get hot near the lightning port when charging. Do you have any battery saver apps installed or similar?

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@pccheese Forget to mention, when I plug cable in USB, iphone work surprisingly normal no heat at all. But when I plug cable in socket, home button is getting hot.

My phone have no any sort of battery saver apps installed so far.

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Sounds like home button got liquid damaged to me.

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Any way to retain touch id function when replace home button?

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Nope. Only apple can reprogram replacement home buttons.

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contrary to popular belief, co can retain touch id, but you need to have expert soldering skills. here is a tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IjC7rbH...

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Check battery with coconut.

Do battery replacment on worn out part.

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have you got solution? my iphone 6s has same problem as mentioned above.

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I updated my iPhone to ios 11, but after some times my phone started to overheat. I've got a thread from Google, in which I have met the Standard Solutions of iPhone overheating.

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Am also having similar problem the home button has been heating since last theee days can someone tell me the cause and give me solution to that please

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I had experienced the same on 8-10 iphone 6 plus's . The issue on them itself was lying in the homebuttons themselves. Replaced all buttons and the stopped heating up. But ofcourse we lost the touch id functions. Ok, now back to the faulty homebuttons, I didn't find any shorts or anything unusual with the faulty buttons compared with fully functioning buttons from working phones. Thanks

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