Your home button will not click or work but your Touch ID / Fingerprint reader may still work perfectly fine. This is a major issue with the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and all the previous models.
Your screen probably cracked and you decided to get it fixed yourself or at a non-apple authorized center. In the process of moving the home button from the old screen to the new one the home button got ripped, sometimes it’s a tiny tear that can’t be seen except with a microscope. That tiny tear can cause your home button not to click.
Is There a Temporary Fix?
The only workaround for it is to enable assistive touch, this will give you an on-screen menu that you can use as a home button alternative, to use that feature follow the step listed below (note: if you're stuck on the lock screen, swipe left and type settings):
Settings > General > Accessibility > AssistiveTouch > AssistiveTouch (switch to on)
Once you have it turned on, it’ll look like something like this:
The only real solution is listed below, we accept mail-in-orders for iPhones if you’d like us to get it taken care of.
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How to Permanently Fix
In order to get the iPhone 7 or 8 or any of the older models that has a broken home button or a ripped home button fixed, you need to take the iPhone apart to get to the home button and then use special micro-soldering tools to rewire the components on the home button flex cable that were ripped so they’ll function again. Special and advanced tools are required to do this repair, these tools include a microscope, heat gun, and everything needed to reroute the traces on a flex cable. Only micro-soldering techs with logic board repair experience are capable of getting this repaired successfully, if you put too much heat on the home button or mistakenly move other components around as you’re soldering then you could easily cause permanent damage to your iPhone.
We strongly urge you to look for a local repair shop near you and make sure they do micro soldering as we do not recommend anyone to attempt this repair without prior experience, if you can’t find any near you, we offer nationwide mail-in-repairs with free shipping both ways, to get your order started simply