iPhone 5 Home Button

$6.95

Product code: IF118-008

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iPhone 5 Home Button

$6.95

Product code: IF118-008

Product Overview

Fix that broken home button!

  • Is your button scratched? Cracked? Replace it!
  • This part includes the rubber gasket that goes around the home button and the metal insert that is on the back of the button.
  • This part is only the button itself and does not include the home button cable. If your home button is not working properly chances are it's the cable and not this part. We do sell the home button ribbon cable too.

Compatibility

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  • All iPhone 5 Models (Not iPhone 5s or 5c)

Product Details

$6.95 Black

 
 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

$6.95 White

 
 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

$4.95 Black / Used

 
 
 

Condition:

Used, fully tested

Warranty:

One year warranty

$4.95 White / Used

 
 
 

Condition:

Used, fully tested

Warranty:

One year warranty

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Compatibility

iPhone 5
16 GB
32 GB
64 GB
 

Stories

My Problem

My girlfriend's iPhone 5 was irritating her to no end due to it's limited battery life and non functioning home button. I laughed for as long as I could. She decided to get the 6, and I had full access to the 5. Google fix iphone, click ifixit...yea...this guy got his world rocked.

My Fix

I was geeking out days before reading the manual you guys provided. As soon as I got it, I took it apart. Step by step was clear. It was awesome.

My Advice

Most excited because now I have a new Iphone 5 to use as my sidekick camera amongst other things.

It's a super east fix. I now invited a few of my friends who own iphones with crappy batteries or buttons to a fixit party. Bring your own phone, and parts...and booze...Thank you ifixit girl...I hope you're a girl...

My Problem

Home button stuck.

My Fix

It was easy with your tools and video.

My Advice

Follow the video!

My Problem

The home button on my iPhone 5 fell off and could not use the phone anymore.

My Fix

It went very well. I bought the button and the tools from your site and I used the excellent video that you guys made. I followed it to the letter and had no issues, it took me set by step until the job was completed. I was done in less than 30 minutes.

I did not have the heat pad so I used a blow dryer to help loosen up the button cable very carefully which I would not recommend doing. But, if you have no choice set it to the lowest level of heat and air speed and keep it away from the tiny screws. I was done in about 30 minutes.

My Advice

Get the tools for the job because it will make your job go without a hitch and do not deviate from the video instructions.

My Problem

Battery would not hold Charge and Home Button seal was broken making Button feel loose.

My Fix

All Replacement parts - New Battery/ New Home Button- from IFixit Worked Great. As For the repair overall very smooth. I Found Ifixit on YouTube under Iphone repair they have plenty of useful clips on there. This is my second iphone repair using IFixit parts very Pleased So Far!

My Advice

It was all Pretty Simple really. The Key is dont be in a big hurry and keep track of all the screws as you take them out.

My Problem

My home button on my iPhone 5 completely broke off. I was unable to use the device after.

My Fix

The repair went smoothly. It's truly amazing what can be accomplished when you have the right tools for the job. "ifixit" provided everything I needed to get the home button replaced and I did it in the comfort of my own home.

My Advice

My advice would be to get the right tools the first time and save yourself the hassle and frustration. Getting the job done right with no hiccups is key and very rewarding.

My Problem

home button wasn't consistently working- i tried everything i could find online for suggestions on cleaning out the button, etc. nothing worked so i know i needed a new button, but all the repair places i looked at were at least $60. for $20 i was able to switch it out myself and it works perfectly!

My Fix

took a long time for me to get all the little screws in and out- switching out the actual button was probably the easiest part of the whole thing!

My Advice

definitely make sure that you have the right size screwdriver for the interior screws. I tried to make due with what i had at home (so close, barely a size too big) and it took twice as long (and probably stripped the screw a bit too).

My Problem

home button fell off the iPhone

My Fix

It took about an hour and the phone is now like new.

My Advice

Be very careful with the 5 extremely small screws.

It might be simpler to not unscrew the 3 screws on the bottom part and not to separate the top part of the iPhone from the bottom. The top part could be placed face down and then secure the bottom part at about 75 degrees vertically. Then you would need to only remove the two very small screws securing the button and ribbon.

My Problem

The battery was going out on the phone. 100%..78%..20%.. Dead. All in a matter of minutes. Then the home button snapped in two. The poor little iphone 5 was in bad shape. Still had several months until the contract let me get a new phone. It was either fix it, or buy a temporary phone.

My Fix

After reading some of the experiences of people breaking the screen. I was prepared, and even bought a cheap phone, just in case I ruined it. Getting the screen off was a bit tricky, but I was extra careful. After getting the screen off, it was simple. I had the home button and battery replaced in less than five minutes. I was a bit worried about the quality of the parts at first, but the battery seems to last longer than when I first bought it, and the home button feels great.

My Advice

My advice to anyone doing this, is take your time opening the phone. Instead of pulling straight up, target a corner. It's easier to get a corner up and start ther with the prying. It honestly doesn't take as much force as you think. Just take it slow, and you'll be fine.

My Problem

The iPhone 5 that I've had for about a year and a half started turning off at about 20-40% remaining charge.

My Fix

Went smoothly for the most part. Removing the battery with the adhesive was tough. Just keep at it in a way that isn't stressing the phone too much.

My Advice

Be patient with the battery removal. The adhesive could be strong. It'll give eventually. Use both the battery removal tab and pry. It all goes to loosening the adhesive.

My Problem

Faulty home button or ribbon cable

My Fix

I have been using my iPhone with a faulty home button or ribbon cable for so long I can't remember. It came to the point a month ago where the button didn't work at all. So I had to assign the optional assistive touch button to access or close apps and that drove me insane. Enough is enough I finally threw in the towel and got online to see if there was a fix and sure enough iFixit popped up. I thought why the !&&* not. The video and step by step guide seemed simple enough and they even had the right tools. So I placed my order which arrived within a week. Not too bad. Following the video and step by step guide as I thought was easy enough and though the screws were so tiny having the right tools for the job made things quite easy. The only thing I think I did wrong was apply to much force when lifting the front panel off the backing case with the suction cup which came right off without needing to pry the two apart with the tools. Luckily I didn't damage anything. I replaced both the ribbon cable and the button as I wasn't sure which was faulty. Putting things back was fairly simple as well and my phone powered up without any issues. Freakin awesome. Thank you iFixit I am so happy.

My Advice

My advice is don't wait too long to fix your device. I had to use the assistive touch button for so long that now even though with the new home button in place, out of habit I still look for that damned assistive touch button.