IPhone – Lubricant for Sticky Home Button on iPhone 5S


The home button on my 5S is sticky. It still works, if I apply extra pressure. Is it safe to add a bit of WD-40 or some other lubricant? Recommendations for the best lubricant to use?

Best Answer

  • It would probably be best to take your iPhone in to the Apple Store (I have had luck in the past with them replacing my iPhone when there is a hardware issue, even when I did not have an AppleCare plan for the device); however, if you are willing to risk possible (although probably unlikely) damage to the internals, you could put a small drop of rubbing alcohol on the home button and press it repeatedly until it is no longer sticky.