As we all know, home button is one of the most frequently used part on a mobile phone. So, it is the part which is most likely to be damaged as well. If the home button is broken or cracked, or it may be no response when you press it, home button replacement is highly required. To replace the home button is not as complicated as you imagine. You may DIY replace it with proper instructions and professional Cell Phone Repair Tools Kit.
Let’s see how easy this replacement is!
Step 1: Remove the Pentalobe screws next to the Lightning connector. Here, you need a precision 0.8 Pentalobe Screwdriver.
Note: Make sure you have powered off your iPhone before disassembly.
Step 2: It’s time to open the device now. You may use a professional Suction Cup Clamp to safely open it. With this tool, your phone will be easily opened without any damages. If you do not have this tool, a Light Duty Suction Cup Tool is also helpful.
Step 3: Pull the home button end of the front panel assembly away from the rear case, keeping it supported at a 90º angle in relation to the rear case.
Step 4: Then remove the following screws securing the front panel assembly cable bracket. In this step, you need to prepare a 1.2 Phillips Screwdriver, a 1.5 Phillips Screwdriver, and a 2.9 Phillips Screwdriver.
Step 5: Remove the cable bracket of front panel assembly from the logic board. Here, an Anti-static Tweezers is needed.
Step6: Use Cell Phone Prying Opening Tools to disconnect the flex cables and connectors under the bracket, including the front-facing camera, earpiece speaker cable connector, home button cable connector, digitizer cable connector and display data cable connector.
Step 7: Completely remove the front panel assembly from the rear case.
Step 8: Remove the two screws securing the home button bracket to the front panel. Here, you need a 1.8 Phillips Screwdriver.
Step 9: Use tweezers to pick off the home button bracket from front panel.
Step 10: A Spudger is required here to separate the home button connector.
Step 11: Use your fingertip to gently push out the home button assembly. (Please pay attention here! To avoid damaging the rubber gasket of home button, please do not push the home button all the way through—you only need to get a corner free, so that you can pry it free with a spudger.
Step12: Carefully and gently use a Spudger to separate the home button from the front panel assembly.
Then, replace the old home button assembly with a new one. To reassemble your mobile phone, please follow the instructions above in reverse order.