1. alex217c's Avatar
    Does anyone have any wear and tear marks on the home button? I just noticed a very small chip/crack on the edge of the home button (not the chrome but the plastic part that matches with the body colour) It's not too big of a crack to notice but its definitely there and I'm afraid its going to spread around...
    09-24-2015 02:24 PM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Not on mine... Do you have any issues with the fingerprint reader though? Sounds to me like a crack on that would make a significant impact on the performance.
    09-24-2015 02:35 PM
  3. alex217c's Avatar
    I don't use fingerprint reader for anything so I'm not worried about that. I'm just worried that it will spread and make it look bad

    Here's a pic of it
    I looked for a home button protector on ebay but there was nothing. Is there anything I can apply to prevent further spreading?

    Very small crack on the home button? Does anyone else have any wear and tear on the home button?-20150924_133853.jpg
    09-24-2015 02:49 PM
  4. Dhawk1202's Avatar
    Sorry to hear it. The ironic part is, it's the only part of your phone not covered by protection lol. Bummer.

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    09-24-2015 02:59 PM
  5. alex217c's Avatar
    I have no idea how it would have happened. I didn't drop it or drop something on the home button.. should i apply a very small amount of superglue or something on the crack at all? or should i just leave it and try not to let it bother me too much since wear and tear eventually happens down the road..
    09-24-2015 03:08 PM
  6. Katrina White1's Avatar
    The phone is too new for wear and tear imo...I'd see about a replacement

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    09-24-2015 04:34 PM
  7. alex217c's Avatar
    I put a piece of tape and trimmed around it. It works pretty well. Will prevent scratches and hopefully prevents from further cracks.
    Very small crack on the home button? Does anyone else have any wear and tear on the home button?-20150924_160414.jpg
    09-24-2015 05:11 PM
  8. SpookDroid's Avatar
    I put a piece of tape and trimmed around it. It works pretty well. Will prevent scratches and hopefully prevents from further cracks.
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    Just bear in mind that that quite possibly renders the fingerprint reader unusable (which is why, I'm guessing, there are no Home Button protectors out there).
    09-25-2015 11:17 AM
  9. Gary02468's Avatar
    I don't use fingerprint reader for anything so I'm not worried about that.
    What about Samsung Pay? It's one of the phone's major new features.

    I put a piece of tape and trimmed around it. It works pretty well. Will prevent scratches and hopefully prevents from further cracks.
    You're remarkably accepting of a defect in a new $800 phone. If it were me, I'd exchange it immediately.
    09-25-2015 03:38 PM
  10. alex217c's Avatar
    What about Samsung Pay? It's one of the phone's major new features.
    Yea i don't use that or any of the fingerprint features. Used it to unlock the phone but changed it to the pattern lock instead as it was more convenient for me.

    You're remarkably accepting of a defect in a new $800 phone. If it were me, I'd exchange it immediately.
    I'd definitely exchange it if the crack was there from the beginning but it wasn't. It would be considered physical damage and they wont exchange it for a brand new one. Sadly I think ill just have to get used to it I always admired the phone everytime i looked at it but now that died down a bit.
    09-25-2015 03:55 PM
  11. Gary02468's Avatar
    I always admired the phone everytime i looked at it but now that died down a bit.
    Don't worry, you'll probably stop noticing it and then it'll look great to you again.

    Are you certain the defect wasn't present originally, though? It looks subtle enough to easily go unnoticed until you first realize it's there.
    09-25-2015 05:14 PM
  12. alex217c's Avatar
    Yeap I'm sure. I inspected every millimeter of the phone when I first got it to make sure there was nothing wrong with it :P
    I just hope someone eventually makes one of those home button stickers so i can cover it up.
    Something like this ↓ My ghetto fix don't look too appealing atm lol..
    Very small crack on the home button? Does anyone else have any wear and tear on the home button?-39283-3.jpg
    09-25-2015 05:55 PM
  13. Glock23-G4's Avatar
    Yeap I'm sure. I inspected every millimeter of the phone when I first got it to make sure there was nothing wrong with it
    I just hope someone eventually makes one of those home button stickers so i can cover it up.
    Something like this. My ghetto fix don't look too appealing atm lol..
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    The Slickwraps skins have that.

    Technically, it's a cutout meant to be removed so the skin doesn't cover the button....but there's no reason you couldn't do the opposite.
    Katrina White1 likes this.
    09-25-2015 05:58 PM
  14. Katrina White1's Avatar
    The Slickwraps skins have that.

    Technically, it's a cutout meant to be removed so the skin doesn't cover the button....but there's no reason you couldn't do the opposite.
    Perfect fix since the op doesn't use any of the associated home button features.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    09-25-2015 09:46 PM
  15. alex217c's Avatar
    It doesnt seem like they sell just the home button sticker. Would i have to buy the entire wrap to get it?
    09-25-2015 10:50 PM
  16. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    It doesnt seem like they sell just the home button sticker. Would i have to buy the entire wrap to get it?
    You might want to call Samsung and ask for the cost on the fix, many things aren't really very expensive.
    09-25-2015 10:56 PM
  17. waazzupppp's Avatar
    I just had this happen to mine. It's 3 months old! It's a hairline crack running top to bottom and into the chrome ring around the button. Just noticed it this morning and did a search to find this post. I'm going to email Samsung about it and see what they say. Seems like a fluke defect thing to me.
    02-19-2016 03:27 PM
  18. Michael Opheim's Avatar
    I just had this happen to mine. It's 3 months old! It's a hairline crack running top to bottom and into the chrome ring around the button. Just noticed it this morning and did a search to find this post. I'm going to email Samsung about it and see what they say. Seems like a fluke defect thing to me.
    I just noticed same thing brand new s6 edge plus at&t home button cracked very fine line and divot in it the home button,security still works. But now I'm sure this is a issue with Samsung. Never dropped or careless with my device ,and to look and see others with same question there is something going on here.
    Just a note to add..2/23/ ran across another s6 edge plus I had to ask and look to see and they have the exact same crack in home button .
    waazzupppp likes this.
    02-20-2016 06:45 PM
  19. Christian Ciro's Avatar
    I've literally dropped my phone twice. Luckily I make sure to get good phone cases for every phone. I don't know but I do know it wasn't from a drop. I somehow got a little chip on my home button towards the middle I can post pictures later.
    jl1959 likes this.
    04-29-2016 09:58 AM
  20. jl1959's Avatar
    Yup,same thing here.I told them (T-Mobile store) as soon as they handed it to me that the home button was sticking.I went to pick it up one day and small crack on left side of home button which is now curled out 2" with a screen cover always on it.I was told to pack sand.
    06-05-2017 12:35 PM
  21. jl1959's Avatar
    Would you be kind enough to post what happens because I will do the same thank you
    06-05-2017 12:38 PM
  22. ramones70's Avatar
    it's not a scratch it's the top coating. It happened to my note 5
    06-13-2017 06:21 PM
  23. litchie's Avatar
    Has any one got anywhere with these cracks? T-Mobile dose not believe me that this crack was just there when I went to pick it up.The first Note 5 screen peeled away the second was a refurbished piece of junk so I'm hoping someone got somewhere because it's just too much money to pay for a broken product(2 broken phones) I apologize for the whining I am just so ticked off and getting nowhere,thanks either way,JL
    06-23-2017 09:32 PM

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