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iPhone 6s powering off or Home button getting super hot? Here's the fix!

Touch ID sensors on multiple iPhones
Touch ID sensors on multiple iPhones (Image credit: iMore)

Nothing tests a new product like tens of millions of new customers getting their hands on it. So, just like every year, new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus owners are discovering new issues that need fixing. Apple typically swaps out any problem hardware and pushes updates to take care of any problem software. But in the meantime if you're experiencing unexpected power outages or your Home button and Touch ID sensor are getting really hot, here's what to do.

How to reset your iPhone

The reset is just what the name implies. It reboots your iPhone, hard. That should flush out any problems with the power or Home button, at least temporarily.

  1. Press and hold down both the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button at the same time.
  2. Keep them held down until you see an Apple logo.
  3. Let go.
  4. Wait for your iPhone to reboot.

How to contact Apple

If the problem persists, you'll need to contact Apple. If you have AppleCare+, don't walk, run to your local Apple Store to get it fixed.

If you don't live close to an Apple Store, you can call 1-800-MY-APPLE in order to set up a mail-in repair.

Rene Ritchie
Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.