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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Replacing Home button & Finger Print functionality

I have replaced my iPhone 5s home button

the home button worked fine but the fingerprint not working

and every time i restart my iPhone it showing a message stating "Unable to activate Touch ID on this iPhone".

Someone said:

The home button that comes with the iPhone is the only home button that will work with the fingerprint scanner, any other after market home button that you put in your iPhone won't work as fingerprint scanner, but just as home button.

is that correct ???

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Even if you get a original home button from another iPhone touch ID won't work anyway.


error "unable to activated Touch ID on this iPhone" when they are replaced. My iPhone 5s didn't show that error, but when I hit "add a fingerprint..." menu, it show next page, but next nothing happen when I put my finger on Touch ID, any idea whit this? Error show only when I try to turn on the phone with flex cable disconnect from logic board, last try hard reset, restore, install IOS 10.3 then back to iOS 10.2.1, disconnect battery connector, nothing fix


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Unfortunately, it is correct. Replacing the home button will lose Touch ID functionality. In the iFixit repair guide, it states this in the Introduction at the top the guide: iPhone 5s Home Button Replacement


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how to identify that home button has been replaced? is there any difference that error report on IOS software occurred between fingerprint hardware failure or cause by non original part?


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That has been true since the first day iPhone 5s is introduced and has been asked again over and over, it is starting to get silly asking again.

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