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Old May 11, 2012, 11:02 PM   #1
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iPhone power button stuck

Is there any fix for this? Wife uses the OtterBox case and she just noticed that it was very difficult to push the button down. What can the Apple store do, if anything?
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Old May 11, 2012, 11:04 PM   #2
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Is there any fix for this? Wife uses the OtterBox case and she just noticed that it was very difficult to push the button down. What can the Apple store do, if anything?
Is the button hard to push down with the Otterbox case on or is the button hard to push down in general?
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Old May 12, 2012, 09:47 AM   #3
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I saw in another thread a while back that someone trimmed the metal on the button or the case around the button to make it work better. If it truly doesn't work right take it in first.
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Old May 12, 2012, 09:58 AM   #4
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Old May 12, 2012, 10:41 AM   #5
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Is the button hard to push down with the Otterbox case on or is the button hard to push down in general?
The actual button on the device.

Any ideas what the Apple Store will do?
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Old May 12, 2012, 10:52 AM   #6
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If it's still under warranty, take it to Apple.
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Old May 12, 2012, 11:05 AM   #7
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This is the problem with Otterbox cases- they cake dust and nasty things into the phone.. as you can see by the home buttons becoming stiff, the dock getting really dirty, etc.. you could either take it to Apple or if you don't have warranty find someone to fix it, should be about $40.
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Old May 12, 2012, 08:06 PM   #8
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Mine won't work anymore either. $150 to get it fixed from apple so I just set it to turn it off after 2 minutes and waiting for the new iPhone.
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Old May 12, 2012, 10:07 PM   #9
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The actual button on the device.

Any ideas what the Apple Store will do?
If the iphone is still under Applecare warranty they will replace the phone.
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Old May 12, 2012, 10:09 PM   #10
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Yeah, the Apple retail store will likely tell you that it will cost $150 to fix, likely replacing your phone with a refurbished one.
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Old May 12, 2012, 10:24 PM   #11
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Is there any fix for this? Wife uses the OtterBox case and she just noticed that it was very difficult to push the button down. What can the Apple store do, if anything?
well if it is what im thinking i had like "dirt" or some black crap around the sides and i got it out with a little staple just scraping gently around sides
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Old Aug 14, 2012, 11:44 AM   #12
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Iphone off button not needed

If your iphone's off button is stuck or broken, you can still use all the functions of the phone. To turn on the iphone, you can just use the home button. What you need is just an application that turns off the iphone. Unfortunately Apple does not permit any application to do that, but if you jailbreak your phone you can install an application called PowerIcons for free. (launch Cydia and do a search for Shutdown.) But be careful. PowerIcon will give you four choices: shutdown, safemode, respring, reboot. If you're running your iphone and you press shutdown, it will turn off your phone immediately. However you will not be able to turn it back on with just the home button and you will be carrying a brick. If you do this accidentally, you can recover by plugging your iphone into a power source using your cable. This will turn on your iphone on again. To power down use the respring option. This will restart the springboard and assuming you have a password protection enabled it will ask for your password. Press cancel and the phone will timeout and powerdown. A bit kludgy, but you'll be able to use your iphone without the off button. Hope this helps.
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Old Aug 14, 2012, 11:47 AM   #13
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Happens "often" with OtterBox cases. Apple will replace it.
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Old Aug 14, 2012, 12:58 PM   #14
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Just use assistive touch. I got my phone on craigslist for a steal with a busted lock button and have used assistive touch ever since I got it. It's been an easy switch and saved me 50 bucks.

Just go to

Settings>General>Accessibility>Assistive Touch

Then there will be a see through box with a circle in it on the screen. Hit it, then Hit device, then Hit lock screen.

Boom
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Old Jun 22, 2013, 07:01 AM   #15
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I just noticed this on my 4s yesterday. I use an otterbox also. 15 minutes before it was working than it is almost flush with the frame and it is very hard to push but it works.
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