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  1. kennethbring's Avatar
    I've had my S4 about a month. I've periodically noticed the home button starting to get louder when I push it. I'm almost positive it's just a piece of debris that found its way underneath somehow. I'm just wondering if anyone knows any way to clean this without dismantling the phone? I've tried using air but the space between the home button and the frame seems almost air tight. Haven't seen any other posts about this, so I hope I'm not the only one with this issue.

    Posted via Android Central App
    06-11-2013 07:58 PM
  2. odd's Avatar
    So weird, I was about to post the same thing.

    Mine just clicked incredibly loudly (like an iPhone 3G), and then it has a slight wiggle to it. The left side clicks quietly, while the right side of the button clicks a little bit louder. It definitely takes away some of the fit and finish on the phone, so I would also be interested in a fix. I'm hoping I didn't get some orange juice or something in between the key, but I am pretty sure i've noticed this since I unwrapped it. I also would be open to avoiding the home button as much as possible with other commands.
    06-11-2013 08:16 PM
  3. socha818's Avatar
    I know this doesn't help, but my wife's is as well!

    Sent from my SCH-R530U using AC Forums mobile app
    06-11-2013 08:36 PM
  4. bembol's Avatar
    It's not supposed to click?

    I unlocked and spent time customizing it that I can live with it.

    Unless there's a quick & easy fix, I think it's too much to deal with and risking damaging it by taking it apart.
    06-11-2013 08:45 PM
  5. kennethbring's Avatar
    It's not supposed to click?

    I unlocked and spent time customizing it that I can live with it.

    Unless there's a quick & easy fix, I think it's too much to deal with and risking damaging it by taking it apart.
    Not to the point where you can hear it. Mine definitely hasn't been doing this since I've had it so I know it's not intentional. But I agree. Not a big enough deal to take the phone apart.

    I don't remember my GS3 having this problem in the 9 months I had it. Or if it did, it was so short lived that I didn't even notice it.

    Posted via Android Central App
    06-11-2013 10:38 PM
  6. MattMJB0188's Avatar
    I came across many S3's that had loud clicking home buttons. My S4 makes an audible clicking sound. Works fine. They all are made in different factories. It's like some iPhones having loose sleep wake buttons. Some do, some don't.
    06-11-2013 11:41 PM
  7. kennethbring's Avatar
    I came across many S3's that had loud clicking home buttons. My S4 makes an audible clicking sound. Works fine. They all are made in different factories. It's like some iPhones having loose sleep wake buttons. Some do, some don't.
    As I mentioned earlier though, this just started recently. So I don't believe it's a manufacturing fault.

    Posted via Android Central App
    06-12-2013 12:09 AM
  8. jillstacey's Avatar
    Hey, guys. This happened to me last Thursday. Out of the blue! It sounded/felt like there were bits of rock salt trapped beneath the button every time it got clicked. Continuously clicking it made it stop for a while, but after some idleness the clicking returns.

    I brought it to the service center last Saturday and Samsung replaced the entire front of the phone. Only took 2 hours.

    If I were you I'd have it fixed/replaced ASAP. You don't have to put up with the frustrating sensation/sound.



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    06-12-2013 06:00 AM
  9. socha818's Avatar
    My gs3 has never done it. U think it is covered under warranty for gs4?

    Sent from my SCH-R530U using AC Forums mobile app
    06-12-2013 08:59 AM
  10. Terb's Avatar
    My home button, power & volume buttons all make the same clicking sound. As they are all working perfect, just gonna go with it myself.

    Posted via Android Central App Using My Galaxy S4
    06-12-2013 09:25 AM
  11. Aaron Watson's Avatar
    I think they are supposed to clock. My s3's home button doesn't make a noise at all when pressed on the sides but makes a soft noise when on middle.

    Posted via Android Central App from my Samsung Galaxy S3! GT-19300
    06-12-2013 09:51 AM
  12. Almeuit's Avatar
    Not to the point where you can hear it. Mine definitely hasn't been doing this since I've had it so I know it's not intentional. But I agree. Not a big enough deal to take the phone apart.

    I don't remember my GS3 having this problem in the 9 months I had it. Or if it did, it was so short lived that I didn't even notice it.

    Posted via Android Central App
    My GS3 definitely clicks. It has for months and months now.

    Sent from my Sprint S3 using AC forums.
    06-12-2013 10:04 AM
  13. HNNNNNGHHH's Avatar
    It's all about software nav buttons or capacitive buttons! Wish the S4 came in these options as well. The single physical button on the S4 just wreaks of 'wannabe iPhone' IMO.

    Posted via Android Central App
    06-12-2013 10:19 AM
  14. kennethbring's Avatar
    It's supposed to click, yes. But not as loud as mine has been. It's clear there's debris underneath the button. I'm just curios if there's a way to clean it without dismantling the phone.

    Posted via Android Central App
    06-12-2013 02:30 PM
  15. Almeuit's Avatar
    It's supposed to click, yes. But not as loud as mine has been. It's clear there's debris underneath the button. I'm just curios if there's a way to clean it without dismantling the phone.

    Posted via Android Central App
    Probably not since they made the button to not pop off. You'd have to take a video to explain the loudness.. I mean my S3 makes a very noticeable click that you can hear easily if you are in earshot of me.

    Sent from my Sprint S3 using AC forums.
    06-12-2013 03:24 PM
  16. tl11's Avatar
    I had the same issue and was able to fix it by doing the following. Put a small amount of water on your fingertip and rub the home button and surrounding areas with it (you may want to do this with phone off). Use the corner of a piece of paper and go around the home button, in between the gap. This soaks up the excess water and cleans the gap. I think what happens is that we get something sticky in there, like juice or soda.
    07-23-2013 05:55 AM
  17. 67srbell's Avatar
    I find that sweat getting in there causes this issue as well (I take my S4 to the gym w me).

    Try blowing hard on the edges of the home button as well. This seems to help too.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using AC Forums mobile app
    07-24-2013 07:38 AM
  18. Rashed Alam's Avatar
    hi guys

    does samsung provides warranty for this issue?

    i am from sydney, australia.

    i am having same issue and went to samsung authorized repair center and they told me that they wont support this under warranty as it is normal wear with time.

    any suggestion would be appreciated.

    cheers
    07-31-2013 08:40 PM
  19. skipatrol's Avatar
    Hey, guys. This happened to me last Thursday. Out of the blue! It sounded/felt like there were bits of rock salt trapped beneath the button every time it got clicked. Continuously clicking it made it stop for a while, but after some idleness the clicking returns.

    I brought it to the service center last Saturday and Samsung replaced the entire front of the phone. Only took 2 hours.

    If I were you I'd have it fixed/replaced ASAP. You don't have to put up with the frustrating sensation/sound.



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    This just started happening to me. It's annoying as hell. I don't think it's debris since it stops after clicking a few times then happens again after letting it sit for a few minutes.

    I'm using the "my home button" app along with "smart screen on" so honestly I never have to touch the button. I just think it happens over time.

    sent from my galaxy S4
    09-12-2013 08:00 AM
  20. Moguspoor's Avatar
    I came to this thread because of the same problem. Sounds like crushing salt under the button.
    While reading this thread I thought of blowing the button.
    So I pressed down and blew hard all sides.
    Problem gone immediately. I think it's just a very small dirt. I can't even see it.
    10-09-2013 08:14 AM
  21. 67srbell's Avatar
    I came to this thread because of the same problem. Sounds like crushing salt under the button.
    While reading this thread I thought of blowing the button.
    So I pressed down and blew hard all sides.
    Problem gone immediately. I think it's just a very small dirt. I can't even see it.
    It is from moisture (ex sweat) that gets trapped in there. EVERY TIME that I blow in there as well, the problem is gone.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I527 using AC Forums mobile app
    10-09-2013 08:38 AM
  22. jjj551280's Avatar
    The s3 buttons click depending on the model on the SCH-R530(x) the button clicks when you push in the center in the L series it does not click until the bitton has worn

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-11-2013 11:04 AM
  23. jjj551280's Avatar
    Thus clicking is dull like a little (per-click) sound and there is no cracking

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-11-2013 11:09 AM
  24. peteypab598's Avatar
    Disinfectant Spray on a paper towel w phone off -scrub-scrub-scrub-scrub-

    - - - Updated - - -

    It worked on S4....same thing w the noise u get w xbox controllers
    11-21-2013 11:07 PM
  25. Zen Khawam's Avatar
    Try this fix, you just need Alcohol +96%.
    12-21-2013 02:11 PM
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