Released September 25, 2015. Model A1688/A1633. Repair of this device is similar to previous generations, requiring screwdrivers and prying tools. Available as GSM or CDMA / 16, 64, or 128 GB / Silver, Gold, Space Gray, or Rose Gold options.

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Touch ID replacement question

So in my classes at school in the past week, my two class mates needs their touch id replaced because apparently the touch id keeps failing.

I bought these 2 touch id buttons online thinking to myself it will be an easy replacement but after hearing about it recently, you have to keep the original home button. Is this true?

if so, what can I do to use the touch id's I have ordered? (Haven't tried it yet) Should I return them back to the owner and tell my class mates only apple can replace it or is there extra parts I need to order for this replacement?

I don't want them to come back yelling at me because its bricked because of an error 53 or etc.

Help will be much appreciated.

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If the goal is to restore TouchID functions, you may as well send the Home Buttons back for a refund because they will not help you. Only the original Home Button or one paired by Apple can offer Touch ID. If your friends have defective Home Buttons and don't care about touch ID, then you can replace the buttons.

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Yeah I think I'm gonna have to send them back. They want the Touch ID functionality.

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