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LTE-enabled variant of the fifth generation of iPad, released in March 2017. Available with 32 and 128 GB storage options featuring a 9.7" Retina display and 64-bit A9 processor.

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How can I swap out the home buttons with ipad air digitizer?

I replaced the digitizer on 2017 iPad and want to know if I can also swap out the home buttons?

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Most of us have not seen this one yet. Would you let us why you do do this?


Well, in my case my screen shattered and so removed the screen but also ruined the home button in the process. So I simple removed the old home button and have ordered a new one. Hopefully it'll go back together no problem fingers crossed. I'll update when I get my new home button.


touch id will not work if you replace home buton


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The big one, is the Air 1 digitizer cross-compatible?.

Also, check here.

I haven't confirmed this personally so caveat emptor.

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Answer: yes.

The original iPad Air Digitizer works as a replacement. Be careful when removing the cracked or bad digitizer as the home button comes off in the same way that the original Air does. The 2017 model has sensors on the cable for TouchID. Simply take the original home button off the 2017 model and swap it onto the replacement digitizer.

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Hello, ran into this same issue and here is what I found:

Basically the digitizer works, but the button does not from the iPad Air 1st generation. Read my full post here regarding this same question:

Replacing/Repairing Home Button and Cables for iPad 5

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