With the new iPhone 7, Apple did come up with some great changes. The Cupertino-based company not only just ditched its headphone jack, but also the classic mechanical button in favor of a force sensitive static button. And now it appears that the latest iPhone can offer an automatic workaround when its diagnostic software detects the new button isn’t working properly.
“Home button is in need of repair”
iwayne, a MacRumors forum goer shared a photo of his new iPhone 7’s display that pops up a message, saying that the home button is in need of repair. He was charging his phone while suddenly it turned itself off and showed the warning after a restart. However, it also offers an alternative on-screen home button for temporary use until you give it to Apple for repairing.
“it worked at first then started spazzing out. The Haptic engine kept firing [three to four] times in a row for every ‘press’. I restarted [the phone] again and it’s back to not working,” said iwayne.
It’s also rumored that Apple is planning to permanently ditch the home button in the “iPhone 8.” Probably this on screen home button is just the beginning of that process.