iPhone 7 screen replaced - now home button doesn’t work  



Hi, I recently replaced a smashed iPhone 7 screen with a spurious screen. The repair went well but now the home button itself doesn’t work along with Touch ID. I have done this to many iPhone 6S and had no problem with home button when refitting the original button.
Does this not apply for iPhone 7??
Should the home button functionality be retained when fitting a spurious screen or is there another fault somewhere?
Can’t seem to get an answer to this anywhere guys so any help appreciated. Anyone replaced iPhone 7 screen and had home button still work?

cheers guys, J

2 Answers

My guess is there’s probably a significant difference in the components as the iPhone 7’s home button doesn’t physically depress as on prior iPhone models.


This problem is known and appears in case that the screen replacement was done by a non authorized repairer. An initialization of the home button must be done with some special hardware, if I remember well...