iPhone 7 Home Button Guide

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iPhone 7 Home Button Problem Solving

How to set up iPhone 7 home buttonThe iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus arrive with no physical home button. Both iPhones features haptic feedback that detects presses through sensors. This surely changed the way to set up iPhone, force reset iPhone or to enter iPhone’s recovery mode. So, you might need to get used to it.

A. How to set up iPhone 7 home button

When you first set up your new iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, You will be asked to choose between three levels of haptic feedback. You will find three haptic feedback levels: 1, 2, and 3.

  • Level 1 means light haptic feedback
  • Level 2 means medium haptic feedback
  • Level 3 means maximum haptic feedback

You can change your home button’s feel anytime you want. Here’s how to set up iPhone 7 home button:

  • Go to Settings > General
  • Tap Home Button
  • Choose the click or haptic feedback level
  • Tap done.

How to Change the click speed

In Setting up iPhone 7 home button, you can also change the speed of the click. You can double and triple click it much faster. Here’s how to do it:

  • Go to Settings > General > Accessibility
  • Go to Home Button
  • Tap on the options (Default, Slow and Slowest) to get the preview
  • Choose the click speed

Though iPhone 7 Home button is no longer physical button, you can still find it with your thumb thanks to the metal Touch ID ring that surrounds it. When you press the Home button, you will feel a vibration from the Taptic Engine, so it feels like you are clicking. This is the same feel like when you use the Force Touch trackpads. Since this is new to iPhone, you might need a few moment to get used to it.

B. The iPhone 7 home button doesn’t work with most gloves

The iPhone 7 home button is not a physical button but a new pressure-sensitive home button. It responds with a vibration when pressed. The home button will sense a press when the touch ID scanner is enabled.

As the iPhone 7 home button requires direct contact with skin to operate, users may have some problems when they use gloves. Winter, where most people wear gloves, is only a few months left. Some users report that the iPhone 7’s home button doesn’t work with gloves. Though others report that the home button works with a capacitive glove.

The problem is, most gloves make the new home button useless. Now, it is impossible to unlock the iPhone 7 with gloves in your hand as it requires a press of the home button.

C. How to use iPhone 7 with gloves

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Though iPhone 7 home button requires direct contact with skin, you will still be able to activate the home button and use your iPhone 7 with gloves on your hand. You can use a capacitive glove, or you can turn on AssistiveTouch and put the menu on the homescreen. Here’s how to do it:

  • Go to Settings -> General -> Accessibility
  • Turn on Assistive Touch
  • Now you’ll see the AssistiveTouch menu
  • You can drag the AssistiveTouch menu to any edge of the screen

Now you can start using your iPhone 7 with gloves in your hand.

D. How to unlock iPhone 7 without using home button

Wearing gloves may give you some problems in operating your iPhone 7 especially in using the home button. You will need the home button to unlock your iPhone 7. However, it will be impossible for you to do it when you wear gloves.

Don’t worry, you can unlock your iPhone 7 without pressing the home button. Here’s how to do it:

  • Press the sleep button on the right of the iPhone
  • Press the Assistive Touch dot
  • Now press the home button to unlock it

iPhone 7 home button is more sensitive than those on the older iPhones. It looks and feels like a button and pressing it is easier than before. However, you can no longer use your fingernail and you may find some problems when you use gloves on your hand.

The removal of physical home button on iPhone 7 has changed the way we use the iPhone. This includes how to force start the iPhone 7, how to access recovery mode, how to access the DFU mode and more. However, sensing the new home button on iPhone 7 is a new exciting moment you shouldn’t miss.

 

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