JC Universal Home Button - For iPhone 7 - 7 Plus - 8 - 8 Plus - White/Gold - 2nd Gen
Home Button Restoration Kit - iPhone 7/7+/8/8+ - White/Gold – 2nd Gen
It's well known in the industry that Apple has made repairing their devices harder and harder for third party companies. Not only is it impossible to buy Apple components as Apple do not sell replacement pieces to third-party repairers, but all iPhones models that come with the Touch ID function also have the home button linked to the mobile device. Meaning replacing the home button means you lose the Touch ID function. This is commonly known information amongst all repairers for iDevices. The later introduced haptic feedback on the iPhone 7 range onwards, completely disables the use of any replacement home button, not just the touch ID.
*Please note since Apple’s latest update they have made a bug with these whereas if you are using safari and this button is connected the keyboard will not display unless the Bluetooth is turned off. Please be aware of this before buying this product.
This has been a head scratcher and causes for frustration amongst end users and repairers alike. This restoration kit will restore the use of the home button, including the double tap feature, and using Siri, without breaking the bank or returning the phone to Apple.
What makes this restoration kit better than others?
You may have noticed that we stock a few different home buttons for these later model iPhones, however, the standard home buttons are literally designed to just fill the void in the LCD. The later released kit which included the charge port will enable the home button function, but this version requires a more in-depth repair.
How do I install the part?
Regardless of if you're in the trade, or simply looking to restore your own personal mobile device to its former glory, this part is relatively easy to repair.
Once the phone is opened and the battery is disconnected, remove your old home button, and click this replacement in its place.
When the home button has been changed over, simply attach the relevant sticker on the motherboard, this is by the home button connection. Don't worry, about what sticker you need to use, 7, 7P, 8, 8P is written on part for the corresponding iPhone model. This can be removed at any time and does not require soldering.
Apply the foam insulation over the new flex connection, and proceed to close the phone back up and power on Bluetooth. Connect to the home button, and you're away to go!
**DISCLAIMER - This part is not manufactured by Apple. You will require Bluetooth to be on and functional to connect to the new home button. This will not restore the Touch ID.
Manufacturer Part Number:
- For iPhone 7
- For iPhone 7 Plus
- For iPhone 8
- For iPhone 8 Plus
- 1x Sturdy plastic casing to easily store components prior to repair
- 1x Home button with flex cable - White/Gold
- 1x Flex connection sticker to apply to the motherboard (one available for each model)
- 1x Foam gasket to insulate above flex piece.