Home button not working android phone: How to fix

Don’t panic if home button not working android phone. One of the most common reason to android home button stopped working is system OS update or screen replacement. The other reason of this error is dust and moisture after long time not use. Here you can see some troubleshooting solutions that can fix home or power button not working on android phone such as Samsung galaxy S6 / S6 Edge, galaxy S7, moto G3, Nexus 7 and more.

Here’s how to fix a broken home button not working android device. Sometime software key problem is also the common hardware problem after update OS. People annoying when home or power button not working, they press home button hardly to get respond but doesn’t work.

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Fix home button not working android Nougat, marshmallow, lollipop

You can remove your phone data from your latest Pixel, marshmallow and lollipop device by resetting it to factory settings.  It is the one type of hard reset of your android phone. Remember performing a factory reset will erase all data from the device. Before hard reset, click here to back up your data safely.

Factory reset android phone:

Step 1: Open “Settings” app on your phone

Backup & reset android phone 7.0 Nougat

Step 2: Tap “backup & reset” under personal section

factory data reset phone 7.0 Nougat

Step 3: Touch “factory data reset

Reset phone on 7.0 nougat phone

Step 4: Tap on “Reset phone

If you have a set screen lock on your device, you’ll need to draw pattern, PIN or password to unlock it.

Erase everything on android 7.0 nougat

Step 5:  Tap “Erase everything

It will erase all data from you device’s internal storage.

Step 6: When your device has finished erasing, select the option to reboot your device.

Step 7: After complete process, restore your data.

If you can’t fix home button not working android nougat & marshmallow device, you can factory reset phone in recovery mode or clear cache partitions.

Reset android phone in recovery mode / Wipe cache partition nougat 7.0 & marshmallow 6.0:

Step 1: If turn on your phone, switch off it

Step 2: Press & hold the volume down button and the power button at the same time until the phone switch on.

You can view the Android system recovery screen on your device. By default “start” button seen on your android nougat 7.0.

Home button not working android

Step 3: Press the volume down button until see “recovery mode”

Step 4: Press the power button to restart in recovery mode

Android robot icon with red triangle

You can see the above screen of android robot with red exclamation mark (red triangle) on phone screen.

Step 5: Press volume buttons to scroll to “Wipe cache partition”, press the power button to select it.

This message seen on the screen: Wipe cache?

Android nougat Wipe cache partition

Step 6: To confirm, use volume buttons to scroll to “Yes” and press the power button to select it.

Clearing the cache data may take 1-2 minutes.

android nougat reboot system

Step 7: Use the volume buttons to scroll to “Reboot system now”, press the power button to select it.

Hope above listed solutions fix home button not working android phone will work for you. If you have any kind of trouble, let us know on below comment box. Share this article with your friends on social network!

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