Released on September 19, 2014, this 4.7" screen iPhone is the smaller version of the iPhone 6 Plus. Identifiable by the model numbers A1549, A1586, and A1589.

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Home Button Alignment after screen replacement

I just replaced an iPhone 6 screen using one of ifixit's replacement LCD panels.

The only problem is the home button isn't aligned evenly inside the new display. It functions great, Touch ID works, but the slight misalignment bugs me.

Also, it seems like the button travel is a little deeper than before. I reviewed the repair guides, but does anyone have any tips on getting the home buttons close to the factory feel (on center, not too mushy)?


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I've personally not experienced this, however there is a back plate over the rear of the home button that holds it in place and gives the home button support as you press it. There is a "Mechanical" click of this home button that activates it when pressed and needs something solid behind it.

My suggestion would be to power off the phone, open it back up and disconnect the battery. Then you could adjust the shield on the back and the home button alignment to your liking before closing it.

Since the LCD will be "Hinged" with only the Flex cables holding it to the housing, I would recommend removing the LCD first (Keep track of the screws to make sure each one goes into its place "It matters") so you don't damage the flex cables while working with the home button.

The flex connector to the home button is pretty fragile so just be certain you are careful so you don't cause any damage while attempting to adjust it.

Best of luck!

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