Sometimes it is the simple things that give us so much joy in our day. We came across this great tutorial over at Snapguide, that shows you how to calibrate the Home button on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad. Occasionally you may notice that your Home button isn’t quite responding the way it should. You can’t get to the home screen right away, the app switcher won’t reveal quick enough, or Siri is slow when being invoked. In some cases, this can be a hardware issue, but you should try this tutorial. It actually worked for me.
I have my iPod Touch 4G jailbroken, so when the system UI slows down a bit, I just blame it on something I have installed from Cydia. After performing this calibration, I have noticed my Home button is more responsive. There are three simple steps:
1. Open any of the stock apps on your iDevice, like Weather, Maps, or Calender.
2. Press and hold the power button on top, until you see the power off slider appear.
3. Then press and hold the Home button until the power off slider goes away.
That’s all there is to it. If it worked for your device, you should now notice a much more responsive Home button. Let us know if this tip worked for you, in the comments below.