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4-inch iPhone released in March 2016 with similar hardware specifications to the 6S. Available in Silver, Space Grey, Gold, or Rose Gold with 16/32/64/128 GB storage options. Model: A1662 and A1723

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Activate iPhone without home button

Hello everyone,

My iPhone SE has a problem about the home button according to this link iPhone SE restart when press home button. I haved changed the home button but the problem cannot be solve. I tried to activate my iPhone with the same way as this video Unfortunately, it did not work. The ios version of my iPhone is 12.1.4.

Can you suggest me the way to activate this iPhone without using the home button?

Thank you very much

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You need to activate the accessibility function, Voice Over, on your phone.

  1. Connect your iPhone, to a computer with iTunes installed.
  2. In iTunes, select your device.
  3. From the Summary pane, click Configure Accessibility in the Options section at the bottom.
  4. Select the Voice Over and click OK.
  5. Double tap on the Press home to open text.

Once you pass the initial step you can turn voiceover of.

It worked for me on iOS 12.1.0


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Thank you very much

I have tried it already but it showed activation lock. Therefore, I cannot click configure accessibility. The previous owner did already delete this iPhone from iCloud.

Are there any other ways to solve this problem?


If they already removed the iPhone from iCloud try restoring the iPhone in iTunes again and see if the iCloud will disappear.


I have just restored it , but the activation lock still shows.

Sometimes, error 4013 occurred when the DC power supply was not connected.


probably just trz to call apple support, they should be able to help


It worked on my iphone se (1st gen) with ios 14.1, thank you so much


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If you have an activation lock you might not be able to the summary tab so you can go to DFU mode on your iPhone!

Note: Keep your iPhone connected to your computer at all times during this proccess

How do I go to recovery mode on iPhone?

iPhone 5s - iPhone 8+ :

Step 1. Hold Power button and Home button together until apple logo appears, when apple logo appears release power button but keep holding Home button, you will see iTunes logo or computer logo—This will work even if your Home button is not working.

iPhone X onward :

Click the Power button for 20 — 30 seconds until computer logo appears.

After your iPhone is in recovery mode go to iTunes on your computer and click on Restore and Update and then click on Restore, this will get your iPhone to factory settings and all data will be lost but your iPhone home button will start working.

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I don't have a home button what do I do

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