The Home button not working can be the result of dropping your phone, getting your phone wet or just dust (or sometimes stuff just tanks). Fortunately it’s a hardware problem with a software workaround.
This will work with an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad using iOS6 or earlier.
1. Hold the power button down to force a full shutdown and restart of your phone.
2. Touch Settings
3. Then General
4. Scroll down and find Accessibility
5. Under the heading “Physical & Motor” turn on AssistiveTouch.
6. You’ll notice a little glowing circle in the top left of the screen.
7. Touch the circle and there’s your new Home button!
I hope this works for you, if not you might find a few other suggestions on this Apple.com thread.
Blackberry’s new Blackberry 10 was unveiled yesterday. Top five things about that…
#5. Blackberry 10 is not itself a phone, it’s a proprietary OS that runs on their phones. Much like Ashley 7 herself is not a morning show, but rather an essential irreplaceable component of a morning show.
#4. The company that makes the Blackberry changed it’s name to Blackberry. Mainly because of all the toilet jokes associated with a company called RIM.
#3. Its not in stores yet. So you can’t actually hold one. Its kind of like the Manti T’eo of phones.
#2. They showed off two new phones called Z10 and Q10. Little known fact: Their working names were “Luongo” and “Schneider”.
#2a. It’s sooooo much better than the 9. 😉
#1. The new Blackberry will have its own $3.8 million dollar commercial for the Super Bowl. Well, that’s the plan, first the need to sell a little over 192,000 of them by Sunday morning.
#5. To make calls you’ve got to insert a quarter.
#4. Takes 20 D batteries.
#3. The screen looks pretty small and the number buttons are pretty big, might actually just be a calculator.
#2. You ask Siri a question and she tells you to “.. just Google it”.
#1. It has a much bigger screen, more stable OS, more apps and says Samsung on the front.
On this date in 1928 the first phone call from Vancouver to England was placed. I think it went something like this…
VANCOUVER: “Hello England, is that you? This is Vancouver calling.”
ENGLAND: “Jolly good, pip pip!”
VANCOUVER: “Could you please send us more old people? We are building a whole city of them over on the island.”
I had some trouble with misdirected email yesterday. So I called your number and you said “heavy call volume — blah, blah — If you would like us to call you back, press 7..”
So I’m thinking — I don’t want to be on hold for 15 or 20 minutes, so I select the option to have you call me back.
You did. You called back about two hours later. I explained the problem, answered your questions, you took all my info, account number.. etc. Then you said, “okay.. just hold on and I’ll be right back”.
I was holding for over 15 minutes…
I was laughing at the idea of me not wanting to be on hold, so instead I selected the option where you would call me back later to put me on hold. That’s funny.
My problem is not resolved. I had to hang-up during my extended call-back holding session, for the same reason I didn’t want to be on hold in the first place, I didn’t want to tie up the phone for 15 or 20 minutes.
So my choices are, a) I call you and you put me on hold, b) You call me and put me on hold, c) I switch to the phone company, so they can put me on hold, or d) I resolve to whine and complain to anyone who will listen.
Once again “d” wins!