What appeared to be a fix for iPhone home button lag, this trick supposedly helped to recalibrate your home button. According to Marco Arment who spoke with several Apple employees, this is nothing but a myth. What’s odd about the trick is that it does appear to do something and it certainly won’t harm your iPhone. So if you find yourself with your iPhone’s home button experiencing some lag, give this trick a try and let us know if it works for you. Here’s how to calibrate your home button on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

Calibrate home button iPhone

  1. Navigate to one of the pre-installed apps on your iPhone. The stock app for example will work just fine.
  2. Hold the power button down until you see the ‘slide to power off’ message
  3. While still holding the power button, quickly press and hold the home button
  4. Within a few seconds, the springboard will re-spring.

That’s the process for the so-called calibration of the iPhone home button and it also works on the iPad. Your mileage might vary, with a good number of folks seeing positive results. It could simply be wishful thinking and the re-spring does provide a sense of some sort of behind the scenes fix.

If this does not solve your problem, there are other steps you can take to rectify the problem. The first step would be to analyze the issue to see if it is a hardware or software related problem. To troubleshoot a software issue, you could restore your iPhone to its default factory state. Please take all the necessary steps to backup your data before restoring your iPhone. This process should take roughly 15 minutes to complete. At that time, try a few of the stock apps and see if the home button is more responsive. Sometimes a fresh start is all that’s needed to fix the gremlins affecting performance.

If you’ve ruled out software, than unfortunately it means the issue is hardware related. If your iPhone is less than one year old, it is still covered under Apple’s warranty. I’d highly recommend making an appointment with an Apple Genius to fix your home button lag. If you do, tell him about the recalibration tip and let us know if it is indeed nothing more than a myth.