Many people complain about the malfunctioned / unresponsive home button on the iPhone. The cost of repairs can vary from US$10 to 20. Chances are, it will conk off again after a while. So here is something which you can try.
Following procedure will create a button on your home screen and you will never have to use the physical home button ever.
- Go to settings;
- Go to general;
- Select accessibility;
- Select Assistive Touch; and
- Turn it on.
There will be a new icon on the screen which will not only work as an alternative to the physical home button but also for various options.
All the best.