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

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Home Flex Cable Replacement

I was fixing the batter (I have battery issues) when I accidentally bumped my phone off the counter and it tore (completely separated) the home button flex cable. I ordered a new home flex cable, but after doing some research- will I need to

A.) buy a new home button as well?

B.) will I lose my touch id function even if i keep the home button?

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hi Taylor, you must use it with your home button otherwise you will lose touch id function.


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If you tore this cable, you are okay with the touch id

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But if you tore this cable, then you will need to buy a replacement button and you will lose touch ID but home button function will work

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Great! I tore the flex cable up at the top, like the first image you've shown. I'll just be crossing my fingers until my flex cable gets here :)


You are fine then, just use the original home button:)


Taylor, you accepted the wrong answer ;-)


@mayer at least she got an answer she is happy with ;-)


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