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So I erased my iPhone but my Home button broke off after dropping it. Is there any way to restore it through my laptop?

When I click on restore nothing happens.

  • Welcome to Ask Different :) Are you able to successfully connect the iPhone to your laptop? – Nimesh Neema Nov 24 '18 at 19:06
  • it's connected but I do not know how to proceed to restore the iphone using a backup through the laptop – user311635 Nov 24 '18 at 19:10
  • As you mentioned you have erased it. Now if it connected to your laptop, iTunes should prompt you to either set as new or restore from backup. Can you see that? Is there any step you are stuck on? – Nimesh Neema Nov 24 '18 at 19:12
  • i clicked restore but nothing happened – user311635 Nov 24 '18 at 19:19
  • Try setting it up as a new device instead. You can attempt to restore from backup later. Also, after finishing the setup (it won't require the use of Home button at any point), you can immediately enable assistive touch. This way you'll be able to use a software Home button whenever required. – Nimesh Neema Nov 24 '18 at 19:22

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