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I've already replaced a home button on my iphone 4 and I'd prefer not to have to do it on my iphone 4s coming next week.

I'm looking for a way to protect the home button while obviously still making it usable. Most screen protectors don't cover the home button.

  • I'm not interested in a total case (otterbox is too big)
  • I don't want a screen cover per-se.

I think something like a screen protector that has some elasticity just over the home button/bottom of the front would work.

Does anyone know a good solution?

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I really like Gelaskins ( for this and have them on my 4 and iPad. They're nothing but removable decals that help avoid scratching the device (no screen protection), so they don't get in the way of cases, sleeves, pockets, or whatever. You'll see on their product shots the there is a little gap around the home button. You don't have to take this off, which actually looks better anyway with an artistic skin.

Plus, you can easily tell which phone is yours without doing something that would lower the resale value, such as engraving.

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