Home Button not Working on iPhone or iPad?
Here’s how to get along without it.
Extensive usage or actual damage can cause the home button can become unresponsive.
Using your iPod touch, iPhone or iPad without the Home Button CAN still be done via the touch screen.
You may have to restart you device and login freshly to get basic ‘home/start page’
1. Open Settings.
2. Go to General > Accessibility
3. Scroll down to the section labeled INTERACTION and tap on AssistiveTouch.
4. On the next screen, toggle AssistiveTouch to the green On position.
5. A white circle with a grey box will appear on screen. Tap this circle to expand it to a big box on screen. The square Home button at the bottom of the box functions exactly like the physical home button – you can use it to single tap, double tap, or long press the home button even if there is a hardware problem. The grey box remains visible and usable in all apps.
You will now have a ‘home button’ you can use.