Home button/ lightning connector
My home button ribbon recently broke. I haven't replaced it yet because my phone won't stay connected to iTunes. I figured I would get that taken care of first because I know how to use the assistive touch function. I recently put in a new battery and a new lightning cable thinking it would fix the problem. But Ive had no luck. Then I had a thought. I noticed that the home button is connected to the Lightning cable. My question is, is it possible that my phone won't stay connected to iTunes or charge properly because there is absolutely no home button connection? I'm getting frustrated because when I connect to iTunes, it goes through the whole process of trying to update, then about 20 minutes in it says it lost connection. Please help.