iPhone Home Button Charging Cable Fix - Works for 4, 4S, 3, iPad, iPod Touch

Did you know that your charging cable can also be the culprit behind an iPhone 4, 4S, 3, iPad or iPod Touch's home button that will not respond or work? Slight wonder as your iDevice's home button resides so close to the charging slot. So, if you imagine the impact that the innards of the home button suffer every time the Apple idevice charger is inserted, it all starts making sense.

A word of caution though: when you are applying this fix, do not exert too much pressure as you might end up breaking the hardware inside the charging slot. All it needs is a gentle push.

The Charger Fix


You need to watch this video to understand the iPhone home button charger fix for iPhone 4, 4S, 3, iPad and iPod Touch. All credits to iPhone4idiots on YouTube. Thanks guys!



Update: We have used this fix numerous times and we have seen that if your iDevice is getting old, you might need to repeat this fix quite often.  To get the best performance from our aging iPhone4's home button, sometimes we use this fix as a supplement to the alcohol fix.


16 comments:

  1. Works like a charm, thanks so much, the alcohol fix was worrying me but this is totally uninvasive

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  2. I had to do it a few times but it eventually seemed to work. Thanks!

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    1. Yes, it's all about hitting the sweet spot where it gets realigned and starts working.

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  3. didnt work for me. nether did the alcohol trick. dam it

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    1. @Chelsea, I hope you found AssistiveTouch then. Typically, if alcohol too does not work, then you need to take it to a repair guy.

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  4. Excellent worked first time as does the alcohol trick but its easier to try this first

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  5. thanks a lott the activator thing is an excellent idea though the dock thing didnt workout for me well activator proved to be quite helpul thanks for the great idea man awesome apple dont provide the repair in the country other than where the phone is bought and ur idea helped me thnx a lott once again

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  6. Now post a video how to fix the charger slot please thank you

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    1. Thanks for the idea :-). If your charger slot is giving you problems, you might like to take it to the Apple Genius Bar or a repair guy.

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  7. Wow! Thankyou mite ! Loved your experiments #Scientists
    Just wanted to know that 'How long will this work' ?

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  8. I just did this with my brothers iphone 4, that i had to borrow cause my own iphone 4s broke down. He wanted to send it in after i was done using it, but this trick did it. So thumbs up :)

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  9. Hi I had almost given up hope of getting my home button to work,until i saw this video,.it actually works,.thank you.

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  10. I can't believe how frustrated I was with the home button and how easily the charger trick worked !!!

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