Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPhone > iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting

View Poll Results: iPhone Rattle?
Go to Apple and get a replacement now! 8 66.67%
Ignore it, it's nothing. 4 33.33%
Voters: 12. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Oct 13, 2012, 08:55 PM   #1
brokenbuyer
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: May 2011
iPhone 5 Rattle: What to Do? If I Get a Replacement, Setup As New?

So I noticed that I had a rattle in the camera lenses/power button area. It's not very loud, but an annoying clicking sound.

Should I bring it to the store to get it fixed/replaced?

And if I get it replaced, how were people setting up as new. But putting their messages/etc through iCloud back on?
brokenbuyer is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 13, 2012, 09:08 PM   #2
Greg748
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
hey mate,
at first when i found out that tapping the top of my iphone glass caused a rattle i instantly googled it.

turns out it is normal for everyone with iphone 5

the iphone 4s does the same thing (tested on my old phone)

there were cases of people going to apple and apple staff not knowing about it and they did replace it altho the replacement will do the same thing.

if you do get a new one best way is icloud backup
Greg748 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 13, 2012, 10:19 PM   #3
brokenbuyer
Thread Starter
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: May 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greg748 View Post
hey mate,
at first when i found out that tapping the top of my iphone glass caused a rattle i instantly googled it.

turns out it is normal for everyone with iphone 5

the iphone 4s does the same thing (tested on my old phone)

there were cases of people going to apple and apple staff not knowing about it and they did replace it altho the replacement will do the same thing.

if you do get a new one best way is icloud backup
So there's no need to get a replacement? I'd prefer a repair/ignore since I don't want to deal with taking off screen/body protectors and getting that reapplied.
brokenbuyer is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 13, 2012, 10:51 PM   #4
iBaloney
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
i have the same issue. Even when i hold down the lock button theres still a rattle when i tap the upper segment of the phone.

I guess its not really a big deal. Though it does get a tad annoying sometimes.

For those that have had it replaced, did you get brand new iphones?
iBaloney is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 2, 2012, 05:54 PM   #5
nsolo
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
iphone 5 rattle

My service provider replaced my first iphone 5 because of the rattling issue. It was so bad that when my phone vibrated, the rattle would persist and the vibrating feature on my phone was no longer quiet.

Once the replacement arrived, the new phone rattled equally as bad, if not worse. I am contemplating whether or not I should use the new phone or keep my current one and send the new one back since it has the same issue. All my iphone 4/4s friends do not report any rattling. Pretty disappointed but it appears there is no solution.
nsolo is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 3, 2012, 01:56 PM   #6
swains.mate
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
My iphone 4 is literally beat to **** and there is absolutely no rattle. Thats why I was surprised to hear you say it happens to 4s users too.

It blows my mind that theyd release the 5 with a design flaw as major as that. My old droid 2 used to have a rattle when it vibrated and it made the phone feel like ****.
swains.mate is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 3, 2012, 02:04 PM   #7
Tyler23
macrumors 601
 
Tyler23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Atlanta, GA
Quote:
Originally Posted by brokenbuyer View Post
So I noticed that I had a rattle in the camera lenses/power button area. It's not very loud, but an annoying clicking sound.

Should I bring it to the store to get it fixed/replaced?

And if I get it replaced, how were people setting up as new. But putting their messages/etc through iCloud back on?
The rattle is 100% normal. Just part of the camera optics.
Tyler23 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 5, 2012, 02:36 AM   #8
golfgrouch
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Venice, CA
Lightbulb

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tyler23 View Post
The rattle is 100% normal. Just part of the camera optics.
Correct, totally normal.
golfgrouch is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPhone > iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Does anyone have an iPhone 5s that doesn't rattle? cstm iPhone 400 Jun 24, 2014 07:36 AM
iPhone 5s rattle fitgirl iPhone 43 Feb 14, 2014 05:38 PM
Does you iPhone 5 rattle when shaking? Biomage iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting 6 Nov 29, 2013 03:33 AM
iPhone 5C Rattle ghsNick iPhone 12 Sep 23, 2013 10:30 AM
iPhone 5 Camera rattle? DayOfChaos iPhone 29 Nov 25, 2012 07:31 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:38 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC