A New Way to Repair iPhone 7/7Plus Home Button

Blake Sep 03, 2018

The iPhone 7 home button will only work with the original home button that it was shipped with; if it breaks and needs to be replaced, it means that replaced home button would be a non-functional home button. No Touch ID and no return-to-home functionality. Don’t worry. Use our customized charging port flex cable to restore the return-to-home function of your home button. Also, if you have met the issue about iPhone 7 touch ID, please check our iPhone 7 Broken Touch ID Hardware Fixed tutorial.


Let’s see how it works.


We got an iPhone 7 that powers on with “Unable to activate Touch ID on this iPhone” alert. Press the home button. And no Return-to-home functionality either. Go to Settings>Touch ID & Passcode. The“Add a fingerprint’ is grayed out. The home button of this iPhone 7 is totally damaged.


A New Way to Repair iPhone 7/7Plus Home Button


Here comes our customized charging port flex cable that can restore return-to-home functionality of the home button.


A New Way to Repair iPhone 7/7Plus Home Button


To get the home button repaired, we need to disassemble the phone. First, remove the display assembly and take out the logic board. Then remove the Vibrator, Loudspeaker, and charging port flex cable.

Replaced it with our new customized charging port flex cable. And then install the Vibrator and Loudspeaker. Here comes the second part - the customized Home Button Flex cable. Folded it in half and get it installed. Then get the logic board in the place and installed.


The last part of our customized return-to-home group is the home button face. Therefore, the next thing we do is to install it in the home button hole. Then connect the logic board with display assembly.


A New Way to Repair iPhone 7/7Plus Home Button
A New Way to Repair iPhone 7/7Plus Home Button


Connect the battery connector to the logic board. And turn on the phone. Press the home button, The Return-to-home functionality is back to normal. Fully install the phone. And the Home button matches perfectly with the phone. Press the Power button and the home button at the same time. A screenshot can be taken successfully. As we test the functions, our engineers find out some defects of this customized charging port flex cable.


1. The lightning earphone is not available. We can’t here voice with the earphone plugged-in.

2. The hand feel of the home button is not so comfortable as the original.

3.  No vibrate alert when returning to home.

4. Touch ID function is not available.All these shortages cannot offer enough motivations for you to use it. However, we believe this technology would perfect as you expected in the near future. Let’s be patient and wait for it to be maturer.


A New Way to Repair iPhone 7/7Plus Home Button
A New Way to Repair iPhone 7/7Plus Home Button


Attaching the iPhone 7 Home Button Broken Repair video for you for more details. As well as the tools listing used in the video. You can go to our online store shop.rewa.tech to order or need assistance placing your order, email sales@rewatechnology.com and we will help you with whatever you need.


Tools & Parts:


*Charging Port Flex Cable Replacement

*Integrated Mobile Phone Repair Platform

*Anti-static Plastic Pry Bar

*Straight Tweezer


Visit our online shop for more parts and tools.


Now the upgraded version is coming with the following features:


Restore return-to-home function


Support PD fast charging


Support different type of charger adapters from 0.5A-2.4A


Be able to take screenshots on all iOS versions


More comfortable touch feeling


Though the headphone function is still unsolved, a wireless Bluetooth headset can be an alternative. So will you replace your broken home button with these upgraded parts?


When repairing iPhone logic boards, we identify the issue first, find out why it occurred next, and figure out how to fix it in the end. This is a general process adopted by professional repair technicians around the world.


Wanna be a professional repair technician and handle iPhone tough repair? You need systematic training courses on REWA Academy


Just click the course link below to know more!


iPhone X Series Logic Board Repair Course 

iPhone Logic Board Repair Foundation Course

iPhone Logic Board Repair Handwork Course

iPhone Logic Board Repair Work Flow & Troubleshooting Course

iPhone Logic Board Repair Cases Course

Cell Phone Broken Screen Refurbishment Course

iPhone Motherboard Repair Course Complete Package


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