If you’re within your one-year Apple Care warranty, Apple will charge you $79.00 to repair your broken home button. If your Apple Care warranty has expired, expect to pay approximately $200.00 for all iPhone 6/6 Plus home button repairs.
Home button repair falls under Apple’s “other damage” repair pricing category, which costs a flat fee of $99 under AppleCare.
Why is my iPhone 6S Home Button Not Working?
The first thing to try is to perform a soft reset of your iPhone. Hold down the Home and Power button of your iPhone for 5 seconds. You will see the Apple logo, and the iPhone will restart. Test your home button and see if it’s working.
Restart the Device
Restarting your device proves to be a masterstroke when your Android phone’s virtual keys suffer the effect of a normal software malware. Reboot your device by long-pressing the Power Button. If you’re lucky, you’ll find the home key functioning fine as soon as your phone restarts.
Find Out How to Replace the Home Button Yourself
If your iPhone is less than a year old, it might still be covered by Apple’s one-year warranty. That means you can make an appointment at the Genius Bar in your nearest Apple Store to have Apple repair your Home button for free.
Your iPhone’s original home button is uniquely paired to the logic board at the factory—and without Apple’s proprietary calibration process, even a genuine replacement home button from another iPhone won’t work. To fix a broken home button, you should install a specially-made, universal-style home button.
Step 1: Open your Settings app. Step 2: Tap Accessibility > Touch > AssistiveTouch. Step 3: Tap the switch for AssistiveTouch so it shows green. Step 4: Once checked, a floating Grayscale button will pop up on your screen.
- Open the Settings app.
- Tap Accessibility.
- Tap Touch.
- Toggle on Reachability.
- Swipe down on the home bar or bottom center of the screen to activate Reachability.
Home button iPhone 6s: a physical button
The iPhone 6s’s home button is comparable to that of the iPhone 6 and 5s. It’s a physical button that you can feel when pressing it down.
A broken Home button can spell trouble, and may seem like the device is practically useless until you get it fixed or replaced. It isn’t, however: you can still access the Home button with a neat little workaround. The key is iOS’ AssistiveTouch feature, which we’ve mentioned before.
If the Home button is completely non-functional, take your phone to an Apple Store if it’s under warranty or if you have AppleCare. If your phone isn’t under warranty and you don’t have Apple Care, take it to a skilled, reputable independent repair shop.