I read a tip the other day that is suppose to restore “home” button on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch back to normal working condition, should it ever become hard to press or slow to respond to your double-clicks, etc.
Updated: i did see results but it still would become sluggish after while I have also just realized that I only had a few Gigs left in storage/memory. When I freed up space it became more responsive.
1. Launch an Apple default app such as the “Stocks” or “Camera” app.
2. Hold in the power button on the top edge of your device until you see the “Slide to power off” screen. Then let go of the power button.
3. Now hold down the home button and it will kill the Stocks app and the “Slide to power off” screen will disappear.
Apparently this is supposed to somehow reset or re-calibrate the home button. My home button was not responding and I was having to use the five finger pinch to get to home. This worked great!
8/23/12 update. This doesn’t seem to be working long term. Infuriating.