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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iPhone 6s button not working after screen repair

I tried to replace my iPhone 6s with a lcd replacement I bought. I turned the phone off but unfortunately did not take off the battery. I proceeded to uninstall the screen, the earpiece and camera. While trying to take off the screws for the button and the 6 screws around the phone I realized that the tools I got were cheap and the screws were in too tight and I was damaging the star of the screw. I figured that I wasnt going to be able to do this myself so i brought all the parts to a phone repair shop for them to install a new screen for me (not the one i originally had, I eventually returned the LCD screen I bought). When I got the phone back to me he let me know that it was in DFU mode and that it doesnt usually happen with phones hes fixed. The weird thing was I just turned the phone off and then on again and the apple logo popped up and my phone functioned the same again with all my things on it and all I had to do was put in my password. I noticed that my home button was not working too. (touch id/pressing the button no response to the phone). I then updated my phone thru my phone and it went on DFU mode again but then I turned it off then turned it back on again and continued to finish loading the update and then my phone turned back on and was updated. I went back the next day to get my home button fixed. The repair man told me it wouldnt work anymore because when i was taking the screen apart I was supposed to also take out the battery too and that caused my button to not function anymore. I asked him why it was only my button that didnt work and why everything else works (even 3d touch). He kept saying it was because i didnt take off the battery. Im wondering if this is the true reason as to why my button is not working anymore. Everything works but not my button just because of the battery? Is my button not able to work forever? Why was my phone going in DFU mode?

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I have never heard of a connected battery causing issues with the Home Button. Usually leaving the battery connected can cause some damage to the backlight circuit, especially on the iPhone 6S. If the Home button has failed, it will generally be caused by a tear to the Home Button flex or to the connector of the Home Button Link extension that runs beneath the backlight of the screen assembly.

Now it is entirely possible that you damaged the Home Button flex while working on the screen. It is also possible that the tech made this error also. Unfortunately, you are caught in a catch-22 of He Said/She Said here.

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i never unscrewed anywhere around the button so it wouldnt have been possible for me to rip the flex cable, it must have been the repairman. is it possible that the motherboard that was connected to the battery fried the button? thats what he told me

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Have you tried double checking that the home button connection was properly seated? Sometimes this will happen if some of the connections are not 100% snapped in.

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when i first recieved it wasnt in properly but now it is and it still doesnt work

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home button not working after replacement, what else could have been damaged?

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