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iPhone Home Button Click Sound [Fix]

Over the years, we’ve seen a lot of software related issues on Apple’s iPhone devices. Many of these issues need a quick software update or a similar trick to get things back on track.

But hey, what if you come across something like the iPhone home button click sound problem? What will you do in such unexpected situation? This is obviously not a software related bug or glitch that can be solved within a short period of time.


The hardware issues need to be addressed by skilled technicians, as there is a chance of damaging the device or internal parts while performing your adventurous geeky tasks at home.

In this case, though, you can try a few things before considering the ultimate Apple Store visit. There are a couple of ways through which you can actually fix this issue at home.

So, let’s have a look at them below.

1. Cotton Swab and Rubbing Alcohol Method

In this method, you will need to use two tools i.e. regular cotton swab and small quantity of rubbing alcohol to fix the home button issue.

Both tools are easily available in stores, so you shouldn’t find any problem in acquiring them. Now, let’s head over to the process.

Here’s how to perform this method –


  1. Shut down your iPhone using the Power button.
  2. Soak the cotton swab in a drop of rubbing alcohol.
  3. Press the Home button and clean it gently in between the rim and button surface.
  4. Repeat this process for one more time.
  5. Make sure the Home button is dry and clean.
  6. Switch On the device and try to press the button again.

That’s it! This should help you fix the home button click sound problem on iPhone.

Important – Do not wet the Q-tip completely. It should be moist enough to clean the dust particles.

Tip – You may also use Nail Polish Remover (Ethyl Acetate, which contains isopropyl alcohol) in very small quantity to perform the aforementioned method.

2. Air Method

Sounds crazy, right? Well, you gotta try it out!

This is one of the coolest tricks to fix an iPhone issue. You’d be surprised to see how the home button works absolutely fine after performing this quick trick.

In above method, there is a slight risk of damaging internal parts due to the high quantity of liquid content. This means you might have to deal with some other hardware issues while trying to get through the Home button problem.

Hence, it’s pretty much safe to use air method to resolve this issue.

Well, what do I need to do?

It’s simple! All you need to do is blow some air towards the button while pressing it down for this period.

Steps to follow:

  1. Switch Off your iPhone.
  2. Clean the Home button with a dry cloth.
  3. Press and hold the Home button and start blowing air through the rim.
  4. Make sure you repeat the process for few times.
  5. Release the pressure from the button when you’re done.
  6. Switch On the device.

Done! It will instantly fix the Home button sound problem. Try pressing the button again and see if it works properly or not.

You may also use keyboard’s air pump/dust blower to make it work for you.

Note – Don’t use industrial or heavy duty blowers for this purpose. It might cause more harm to your device than anything else. Please be cautious while thinking of using such unreliable tools for above method.

So, there you have it, folks! You won’t find any simpler trick to resolve such complex hardware problem on iPhone. You just require a couple of minutes of work in real time and the button will come back to life again.

In case both these methods don’t work, you will have no other option than to take your iPhone back to nearest Apple Store. Their support staff will surely help in resolving it for you.

Many users have experienced the Home button click sound issue on their brand new iPhone devices. It seems like there is a minor defect in some of these devices, and I hope it gets rectified in Apple’s manufacturing/design units.

However, if you know something more about it, please leave a comment below. It’d help many people understand the cause of this problem.

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