How do I continue using my iPhone without the Home button? Sometimes the home button does not work properly or is simply not accessible ... You can remedy this by simply activating a feature of the iPhone, AssistiveTouch : Enter the Settings application Select the General menu then Accessibility Scroll to Interaction and activate the AssistiveTouch option . A new round button appears on the screen of your phone. AssistiveTouch helps you in your use of the iPhone if you have difficulty touching the screen or pressing the buttons. You can use an adaptive accessory (such as a controller), as well as AssistiveTouch to control the iPhone. You can also use AssistiveTouch without accessories to perform complicated gestures.