One thing I really wish Apple to get rid of iPhone’s current feature is the “Home Button”. That’s because it will getting so sluggish and unresponsive when the time’s going. If you are a longtime iOS device user, you can definitely appreciate the problems that this particular defect can present. There is nothing more upsetting than having an iPhone or any other iOS device that has an unresponsive Home button. Hence, simply use one or two of following methods to fix the issue and at least making your iPhone’s Home button works flawlessly again.
1. Realigning the Docking Port
To do this trick simply plug a USB cable into the iPhone. Next, gently push down (with minimal pressure) on the 30-pin connector in a way that it pushes up behind the home button. While the pressure is being applied, click the Home button a few times. Promptly remove the cable and see if your Home button works properly.
2. Recablibrate iPhone’s Home Button
To do that, simply, launch any of the iOS’s stock applications like Weather, Stocks, Settings etc. Once the app has been launched, press and hold the Power button for a few seconds and the “Slide to Power Off” screen should appear. Now press and hold your iDevice’s Home button until the “Slide to Power Off” screen disappears followed by the stock app force quit. After that the screen will return to the Springboard.
3. Enable On-Screen Home Button With Assistive Touch
Assistive Touch will create an on-screen button that will allow you to access several options: Home, Siri, More, and Favorites. To enable the said on-screen home button, navigate to Settings > General > Accessibility > Assistive Touch. Enable Assistive Touch, and you should see a small circle appear on screen.
4. Manually, Cleaning the Home Button
You can also clean your Home Button using a 98-99 percent isopropyl alcohol which can be bought easily in stores. Get an eye-dropper, cotton swab, or tissue and use it to apply 2-3 drops of isopropyl alcohol straight into the Home button while avoiding the screen. Next, take a dull object such as the eraser at the back of a pencil and use it to repeatedly tap the Home button. This will allow the alcohol to seep right into the frame. Wipe it off completely and wait for it to dry for about 10-15 minutes.
My two cents:
Personally I use Activator and Zephyr tweaks. Trust me it works and you’ll never use your Home button again except to launch iPhone’s lockscreen.