Answer to: Touch ID failed upon new screen installation, couple questionsIt is the Home Button that contains a chip that is tide to atleast one of the chips on the motherbaord. When replacing the screens on iPhones always try to take the home button off the broken screen and place it on the new screen. If you don't you will lose the Touch ID. The only other way not to lose it is to get your screen replacement done at an Apple Store. They will replace it with a new home button, and have the computer programs and equipment to program the home button and preserve the Touch ID on the phone. Richard EValueSmartphones
Answer to: Any possibility to replace Homebutton AND have Touch ID still working?If you transfer the original home button it will definitely work. So if you take it to a store to fix the screen make sure you tell them to switch the home button, so you can keep your touch assist
Answer to: Any possibility to replace Homebutton AND have Touch ID still working?There is a way to keep the touch ID when reparing a iPhone home button. I refurbish phones and sell then on eBay. I have a bunch of home buttons and mixed them up and needed to find the right home button for the phone I was working on. I called Apple and they told me it could be done, but never got to tell me how, because I had to hang up and really I just thought the representative didn't know what she was talking about. Well, that night I was fixing a phone with a black screen and just grab any button to test it and I put the phone in recovery mode and after I started to set it up the finger scan didn't fail and I was able to use the Touch ID. The they was I had used a white button and the Touch ID was working and it couldn't have been the original since my screen was a black screen. I called Apple again and was told that yes it should work. What the rep explained to me was that some companies don't put the correct hardware on the home buttons they sell to save money, but if you purchase a quality one it wi...