IPhone 7, DIY home button repair is impossible

Some users have tried to replace the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus home button themselves: the smartphones stopped working

Apple over the years has tried to build a fairly closed environment. Proprietary operating system (macOS for computers and iOS for smartphones), exclusive applications and Apple Genius always ready to respond to users' requests for help.

And even when it comes to device repairs, there is a reference store: the Apple Stores. Over the years, chains have sprung up that ensured service on par with Apple's, but with slightly lower prices. Apple has not tried to hinder this phenomenon, but in the last iPhone 7 it introduced a software that limits the possibilities of "do-it-yourself" repairs. In fact, some users have tried to replace the physical button on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, but when they turned the smartphone back on, they found a nasty surprise: a message warned them that the new button was not recognized by the system and it was impossible to use the smartphone.

The importance of the Home button

The test was carried out by several users and also by centers specializing in iPhone repair. The result was always the same: the DIY Home button is not recognized by the smartphone. Users have tried to ask Apple for an explanation, but have not received an answer, although in some Apple Genius have received a confirmation: the Home button can be replaced only in Apple Stores. And the reason is also quite simple. The Home button is one of the most important components of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, it allows you to control the 3D Touch and return to the main screen of the smartphone. In case it breaks, in addition to the need to change it, the user will also have to calibrate the smartphone with the new component. And the calibration can only be done in the Apple Store. So, if you want to replace the Home button of your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, know that the only store that can do it will be the Apple Store closest to your home.