Repair guide : Home button iPhone 7

Level : Medium Time : 40 min Author : Louis O.
1045 people have done this repair successfully ! Why not you?

You can't go back to the home screen of your iPhone 7 in just a click because the home button is broken ? Thanks to SOSav experts, throughout this repair guide with pictures and comments, you'll find all the steps you need to pay two to three times less money.


Symptoms : 

  • Broken home button
  • Defective home button
  • Cracked home button
Some advice before you start
Repair - Repair guide: Home button iPhone 7
Guide format : Pdf Integrate

Step 1

Before disassembling the home button of your iPhone 7, you have to securely turn it off.

Maintain the power button on the top for a few seconds.

Then slide to the right to "power off" button in red.

Your iPhone 7 is now turned off.

Step 2

With a pentalobe screwdriver, remove the two screws circled in red.

Those screws are on both sides of the dock connector.

Those two screws hold the bottom part of the display assembly to the iPhone.

Step 3

With a hairdryer, heat up the edge of the iPhone' screen as shown in red on picture 2.

This consists in peeling the seal between the screen and the rear panel.

Step 4

With a pentalobe screwdriver, remove the two screws circled in red.

Those screws are on both sides of the dock connector.

Those two screws hold the bottom part of the display assembly to the iPhone.

Step 5

With a hairdryer, heat up the edge of the iPhone' screen as shown in red on picture 2.

This consists in peeling the seal between the screen and the rear panel.

Step 6

Then put the suction cups as near as possible to the home button.

Pull the cup enough to let a gap appear.

Put an opening pick between the display and rear case.

Step 7

Take a second opening pick and slide it around between the display and rear case.

Step 8

Start again on the right side.

Careful when sliding the pick because the screen connection cable are on this side.

Step 9

You can now open the iPhone by swinging the display up from the left side, like opening a book !

Step 10

Use the Triwing screwdriver, to remove the four screws circled in red on the picture.

Then with tweezers, remove the lower connector bracket

Step 11

The lower connector bracket is now removed.

Step 12

Use a nylon spudger to disconnect the display connector .

Step 13

Then unlock the second display connector.

Step 14

With a cruciform screwdriver, remove the two screws that maintain the front panel sensor assembly connector bracket.

Remove the bracket with tweezers.

Step 15

Use the nylon spudger to disconnect the front camera cable from the logic board.

The complete screen is now disassembled.

Step 16

With a cruciform screwdriver, remove the 4 screws circled in red that secure the home button bracket.

Step 17

Grab that bracket and remove it.

Step 18

Use an opening pick to secure the male home button cable and with the nylon spudger, gently pry to disconnect the female home button cable.

Be very careful, the home button cable is very fragile!

Step 19

Slide the nylon spudger underneath the home button cable and gently peel if off.

Gently push the home button out of the screen and remove it.

Step 20

The home button of your iPhone 7 is now disassembled.

You can replace it with a new one if needed.

Careful, if you replace the home button, the Touch ID feature will not be working anymore.

To reassemble your iPhone 7 follow this guide in reverse order.

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