HomeButton 0.1.0

HomeButton 0.1.0

Maintained by Nathan Gitter.

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When Apple released the iPhone X, they removed iPhone's most iconic feature—the home button.

HomeButton is a CocoaPod that brings back the home button. Best part: it actually works.

A Demo of the Working Home Button


HomeButton can be added to your poject with zero lines of code. Yes, that's right—no code needed. Simply link the framework in your app, and the home button adds itself.


HomeButton supports four styles: classic, classicWhite, modern, and modernWhite.

Home Button Style Options

The default style is classic. To change the style, add the following line:

HomeButton.style = .modern

This can be placed anywhere in your app, but it probably makes the most sense in your AppDelegate's application(_:didFinishLaunchingWithOptions:) function.

Installation via CocoaPods

HomeButton is available through CocoaPods. To install it, simply add the following line to your Podfile:

pod 'HomeButton'

Frequently Asked Questions

Will this cause my app to be rejected from the App Store?

It explicity breaks guideline 5.2.1 due to usage of private API's and probably 5.2.5 as well for mimicking system UI. So honestly it depends on the mood of the reviewer.

Is this a joke?

Because satire is sometimes lost over the internet—yes, this is a joke. It was created as a fun April Fool's project. However, we think it's actually a decent re-creation of the home button, and is valuable as a UI/UX experiment.


Nathan Gitter and Ian McDowell


MIT. See the LICENSE file for more info.