How to Fix ‘iPad Home Button Not Working’ [Step-by-Step]

iPad Home Button Not Working

We are back with how to fix category, here we fix all the technical damage which are made by the users or manufactures fault, so today we are discussing in this article is that how to fix iPad home button not working. We received recently as our viewers had already searched for other articles related to this topic but did not get the solution and their problem still there, so we first research and then provide this article for you to get rid of iPad home button problem.

As per the research people complained about the button stop working or need to press more than three times to go to the home page because all the function starts with the home screen in iPad and every apple user know very well that what is purpose of home button and how it plays a vital role in the device. Sometimes people complain that they had to press very harder that their thumb or a finger hurt and they might think that if they press little harder than the button will get cracked.


The reason for iPad home button not working

iPad Home Button Not Working

There are two simple reasons of which iPad home button is not working, first of all, if your iPad has been drop by someone in family or friend which you doesn’t know and the iPad is seen good with no crack so it means there have been some internal damages which you have to take it to the certified Apple hub or repair store where they can easily fix by changing the parts of your iPad home button.

Secondly, if you had any update or some software damage which means you need to refresh the home button software, this type of problem is called as software cracked and need to reboot or restore the software to work properly as it was functioned.

Here are some best methods that you can fix your iPad home button not working by yourself:

These best methods will definitely help you out without any cost and this method can be performed by yourself which is a good thing that you can be sure that your iPad is in good hand.

Fix your iPad Home Button Step-1:

This problem is called the Portrait view/landscape view which very much has the blame to get iPad home button not working.

In this problem you need to follow the steps below that can help you to solve it.

  1. View your iPad to portrait mode and press a long hold on the home button.
  2. Now turn your iPad to landscape mode while holding the home button
  3. Now again change the view mode from landscape to portrait.
  4. While doing this process you need to be sure that the screen of the device must rotate.
  5. If the iPad screen rotates while changing the view mode which means that problem has been fixed so now release the home button which was press and hold from the start.

Fix your iPad Home Button Step-2:

This step is known as the assistive touch, in this step you can create the Home button on your iPad screen with the simple steps only you need is to follow and apply

  1. First of all, goes to the setting of your iPad device.
  2. now tab on the Accessibility
  3. Turn on the assistive.
  4. At the right corner of the bottom of your iPad screen click the icon which appears after you complete the above step and then select home screen.
  5. Now you can see that at the right corner of the bottom home button will be located.
  6. you can also change the place of the home button by dragging it with the finger hold and tap.

Fix your iPad Home Button Step-3:

This method works most of the time where we have to recalibrate the home button.

In this method, you have to follow the below steps carefully to get rid of this problem and make your iPad work properly.

  1. First of all, you need to press and long hold the power button of your iPad.
  2. after you completed the first step “slide to power off” will appear on your iPad screen, so release the power button and then hold the home button.
  3. this process of holding the home button will only stop when the home screen appears.

Fix your iPad Home Button Step-4:

This step is called the Clean the home button, this problem is most rare in iPad home button because of the debris, dust dirs. So instead of giving your iPad to the repair service center you simply clean the button.

You need things to clean the home button of iPad.

  1. Alcohol: to clean button used rubbing alcohol.
  2. Cotton: Pour few drops on the cotton swab to clean the button.
  3. Finger: put a two drop of alcohol on your figure and rub it on the button after than push it around the corners, so the dirt which has jammed the button can be easily removed.

Fix your iPad Home Button Step-5:

This one is the last method of repair your iPad home button which is called 5-finger gesture, apply this method only when the previous method didn’t fix the iPad home button problem. Follow the steps below to get rid of this button problem.

  1. First of all, goes to the setting of your iPad device.
  2. turn on the Multitasking Gestures function.
  3. now go to the home screen and spread your hand on the screen and then placed your five fingers on the iPad screen. You need to punch them all in and then grab them together to function this process.


The main reason of failing the iPad home button is that this is a multi-tasking electronic device and every device has its limit to work, if we forced any device to work then it will be broken or some problem occurs. We have researched and provided the above steps to get solved your iPad home button and get benefit from this article.

We hope this article will provide you all the benefits which can solve the iPad home button.