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Wi-Fi only variant of the fifth generation of iPad, released in March 2017. Available with 32 and 128 GB storage options featuring a 9.7" Retina display and 64-bit A9 processor.

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Can you remove the little circle around the home button?

picture So im repairing my iPad 5 rn and i saw this little plastic ring around my homebutton, i decided to remove it as its just a piece of rubber and plastic, but maybe it served a purpose? lol. Does anyone know if this is bad or can i continue?

Update (08/30/2022)

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This, teh left (rubber was first atteched to the back of the plastic one and surrounded the homebutton together.)

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@hellomacos yep i noticed lol, i did it now!


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If you mean the gasket? Then you will likely need this. It helps to mount the button to the display and stabilize it. It also provides some very minimal protection against liquid entry.

iPad 5/6/Air 2/mini 4 Home Button Gasket Image


iPad 5/6/Air 2/mini 4 Home Button Gasket


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From what the photos show that is a gasket

This isn’t necessarily needed but it helps keep dirt out

You could use some light adhesive on it or order a new one

But as I said your iPad should work without it but it’s recommended that it’s there

Hopefully this helps

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