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iPhone 7 Detects Faulty Home Button, Automatically Enables Assistive Touch [Photo]

iPhone 7 Detects Faulty Home Button, Automatically Enables Assistive Touch [Photo]

Posted October 15, 2016 at 12:56pm by iClarified · 54768 views
Apple's new iPhone 7 is able to detect issues with your Home button and will automatically enable Assistive Touch providing an onscreen Home button until your device is serviced, reports MacRumors forum member iwayne.

So plugged in my iPhone 7 to charge and it turned itself off. When i powered it back up this appeared on screen. Really Apple?

The message reads...

The Home Button May Need Service
In the meantime, you can use the onscreen Home button below.

The new solid state Home button on the iPhone 7 is designed to be durable, responsive, and pressure sensitive. It gives you precise tactile feedback as you press by working in tandem with a new Taptic Engine. You can even set its haptic feedback level to your liking.

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iPhone 7 Detects Faulty Home Button, Automatically Enables Assistive Touch [Photo]

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JB - October 18, 2016 at 3:45am
Does it smoke when it detects a faulty battery
JB - October 17, 2016 at 8:24pm
Lawsuit, potentially knew the home button be defective
Chris - October 17, 2016 at 5:54pm
People say that since apple had the assistive touch automatically enable they must've known this solid-state button won't be as reliable. I think it has more to do with the operating system, iOS 10. The way you unlock your device is by clicking the home button; slide to unlock is gone. So if assistive touch didn't enable, your phone would be unusable until you fix the home button.
fikrat - October 16, 2016 at 9:19pm
not § problems hom buttons all this app and icloud errors problem
Shar - October 16, 2016 at 7:50pm
my home button on my 5s hasn't been working recently, works only 10% of the time, but I think the problem is software not hardware, because it works fine for few minutes after restarting or doing the home button reset procedure. after seeing this, I am starting to think this is a ploy by apple to get people into apple store for "service" for phantom home button issues, those covered by warranty get it fixed, those outside the warranty have to payup for a non-existent issue, that would be smart for them, new source of income.
Johs - October 16, 2016 at 9:22pm
My 5s button still works and I haven't once used an on screen button and more often than not, I use touch I.D. besides the passcode.
Shit - October 15, 2016 at 10:38pm
They add fix in software but not in hardware.
Shit - October 15, 2016 at 10:37pm
So it will happen?
MUKAI - October 15, 2016 at 5:39pm
Why is it that the problems always came to the variants 4, 6, and now 7? I'm sure they gonna get sued now by the whiners.
PHUKAI - October 15, 2016 at 8:07pm
This is all based on how differently designed many phone models are, except the 7 problem here fixes itself (well, 95% of everything is fixed thanks to the on screen home button) but I'd rather deal with many problems iPhones would have rather than the explosion note 7 that was quickly discontinued as quick as a pilot not picked up.
Babbling - October 16, 2016 at 4:23pm
Phukai - think before you type your babbling defense. Of course it isn't "90% fixed". It just enables a digital home button. This is not fixed. There is a hardware problem that needs to be serviced and is a pain in the ass for whoever it happens to.
PHUKAI - October 16, 2016 at 5:05pm
After you Mr. Contradicter. It is fixed except the part where it's touch I.D.! If you could bother understanding, this is a backup home button that works in SOME ways like the main home button. That's what I was saying!!
Well... - October 17, 2016 at 2:38pm
The iPhone 5 had a faulty power button, Google iPhone 5 power sleep warranty and you'll see the apple page for it
JB - October 15, 2016 at 4:01pm
It would seems their is circuitry in the button that prevents it from working correctly. Has anyone disassembled it ?
Mattt - October 15, 2016 at 3:48pm
It's not a physical button so how did it break??? I had a customer come in with a 7 plus and the power button was already compressed and wouldn't click.
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Richard Burns - October 15, 2016 at 2:00pm
At least it tells you and gives you an option instead of blowing up
MitchelM - October 15, 2016 at 4:33pm
Lolol. True!! Still, it makes you wonder how the hell it stops working when it's not a real button.
JB - October 15, 2016 at 1:36pm
Lawsuits to follow
. - October 15, 2016 at 1:45pm
Totally doubt it!
Dave - October 15, 2016 at 1:35pm
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