How to fix a broken Phone 5s Home button

iPhone 5 touch button
 
The Home button on your iPhone 5s provides two main functions; it serves as a way to authenticate Touch ID and more important, as a way for you to return to your Home screen, exit apps, access multitasking, and more. If you can no longer click your Home button, or pressing it does nothing, it's possible the cable itself, or a contact on it, needs to be replaced. The good news is that it'll cost you far less than a new iPhone if you're out of warranty!
 

What you need to know about Touch ID and Home button replacements

 
When the iPhone 5s was released, we quickly realized that the Touch ID sensor cable itself was tied to the logic board. And since this cable is one in the same with the Home button flex cable, replacing the cable will render Touch ID unusable. This is something you'll definitely need to keep in mind. If Home button functionality is important to you and you're okay bypassing the ability to use Touch ID in order to save some money on the cost of a new iPhone, continue on.
 

What you need to perform a DIY Home button repair on iPhone 5s

 
You'll need some tools and parts in order to repair your iPhone 5s, including the replacement assembly. If you're in the United States or Canada, we highly recommend checking out eTech Parts as we've had lots of good experiences with them and know their customer service is out of this world. All the links below will route you to the direct item on eTech's site.
 

Click the link below to read the complete manual with step-by-step notes and pictures...

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