Home button issues

Recently I've had to press the home button several times to get to the home page or just to turn it on. I also have a hard time double-clicking the home button to multi-task. Not sure if this is a software or hardware issue.

If you have Warranty or AppleCare Coverage take iPhone to Apple for resolution.
If no Warranty. Restore iPhone in iTunes. If still bad, clean iPhone Dock Port with clean dry toothbrush. If still bad, add a bit of Isopropyll Alcohol to the toothbrush and clean Dock Port again. If still bad, replace Home Button Flex Cable. If still bad, it is Dock Assembly or Logic Board fault.

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