OK, so all in the industry will already know this but changing the home button on a Touch ID enabled Apple device prevents Touch ID from working, this is because the button that your iDevice shipped with is paired to your iDevice, currently only Apple can programme a new button to an iDevice.
With the introduction of haptic feedback from the iPhone 7 onwards replacing the button now renders your iDevices home button completely useless, this is because Apple removed all moving parts (including the physical internal button) and reply purple on the Touch ID and digital interface.
At least we have some good news!
The Chinese engineers have been working hard to find a workaround, after a few months of trial and error we now have a great modification for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, this brings back the home button function (although not touch ID) but at least you can use the home button again!
What is it?
It’s a replacement charging port for your iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, it has been modified to allow a physical button to be present and function as your home button usually would.
Our kit comes with everything you need to make this handy mod work
- Modified charging port
- Internal button mechanism flex cable
- External colour match button
- Strip of foam
Hows it installed?
Easy.. the charge port is replaced in the exact same way as a standard OEM part, the only change is that you need to remove the speaker bracket in the bottom left corner (the small black bracket held in with 2 screws, this isn’t required and has no function and due to space limitations needs to be removed.
The home button parts will fit into the screen under the standard bracket, once assembled into the screen you can add the foam padding underneath to secure the button in place.
How is this version different from others?
These Chinese have been working on these for a while, earlier this year they released the first version at a cheaper price, although this worked as expected it did cause several issues with the phones normal function (usually caused overheating) and most were recalled, if you see a cheap version in the market of this part be very wary.
Ours are the 3rd generation and fully tested to be 100% compatible with your phone
Yes, although the button function will be restored to its former glory (including Siri and double tap) the Touch ID still wont function, also, using headphones on the lightning port will no longer function, we would recommend using this mod only if your happy using Bluetooth headphones.
We recommend this part is fitted by someone familiar with iPhones but wouldn’t want to discourage you from giving it a go yourself if you have any questions or need assistance you can contact our team of experts at any time.
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