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

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Water damaged, Touch screen and home button issue-something unexpected

Hello guys! I yesterday washed my phone, yes I'm an idiot I didn't know its water-proof and the screen was off when I washed it but not the phone, OK after washing I clean the water from my phones exterior and tried to unlock it, it unlocked but the screen was going white and some crazy $@$*, after I opened sim card port etc and tried to remove all water but didnt open my iPhone and disassemble because I do not have the tools and I wont do it since i'm scared of breaking my iphone even more, anyways after removing all water I put it in rice for like 6-8 hours and the screen had fixed almost but there was black lines which only appeared during boot and in full-bright white background app like Music in iOS, at that time I was in iOS 11 and now, it was kind of running slow and laggy but it went faster after time, then I didnt touch my phone for like 3 hours and was searching for the fix then I decided to update it back to 10.3.2 and went through itunes recovery trouble etc, anyways now I'm back on 10.3.2 and managed to fix. Also when I was resetting to 10.3.2 the effect of black thick line went away, the dispaly was fixing itself.

Now the real problem is: Home button does not work "INSIDE" iOS, Touch ID working, display working and there is touch problem, like 5% of left side of my iPhone end cannot be touch/cannot detect touch, like this I cant use shift key in keyboard to capitalize the letters or enter "Q" and "A" etc, so let me make it more clear about my problems and what we have left:

1) Touch screen issue at the very left side.

2) Home button not working in iOS but works outside iOS like on hard reset, yes I can hard reset and go into recovery but I cant use/press the home button in iOS.

and something I experienced after I washed my phone (when I was in iOS 11), that was that the home button was pressing even when I wasnt pressing it and activating siri, I disabled siri by going to setting and I also wanted to see whether touch ID is working or not so I went to add new touch ID finger, I noticed when I tried to register a thumbprint (the red line) or whenever I put my finger on home button, I got the error in my screen saying "Oops, you clicked the home button" so it means there is something wrong with home button.

Please guys tell me how would I fix the home button I havent tried anything like rubbing with alcohol yet but I will try once u guys tell me and tell me one thing so I can be sure that is it my LCD which is damaged or its my mobile digitizer or touch sensor which is damaged which makes me unable to use touch at the very left side (its not big area but still its causing big problem like I cant even enter wifi password)

Thanks for reading this big problem and story of mine, I hope it gets fixed soon.

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0x32789, Rice is a poor desiccant and would do very little to help your phone from the water/corrosion damage happening, Stop charging or powering up your device until the liquid damage is addressed correctly, as you could be shorting out components inside the phone. You really should take care of the corrosion that is happening inside the phone from the water damage as that could be your problem or have a good local cell/computer repair shop do it. A tear down link for your device Link #1, disassembly guide will enable you to get inside the phone to remove the damage/corrosion caused by the liquid. Use the 2nd/3rd links as a guide/instruction on how to clean/repair the device from liquid damage. After this you will be able to power on the phone and see if further damage has to be addressed. Good luck.

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Does the trick in which u rub home button with isopropyl alcohol work? My home button does not seem to work in iOS but I can do hard reset and after going to 10.3.2 I still get "oops you clicked" whenever I try to register touch ID, I can register touch ID and it works but I get oops you clicked while im not even clicking, home button not working in iOS but I can perform hard resets and go recovery etc? and my touch screen seem to fixed itself I can press Q and etc, Let me know if the isopropyl alcohol rubbing the home button works because I'm thinking to do this before I open up my phone.

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0x32789, You really should have the phone disassembled and treated for water damage because of corrosion. wiping the home button exterior with isopropyl alcohol will only clean the home button, I do not know if this will fix oops! issue.

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