Does your iPhone 5 screen click down in the corners?

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Does your iPhone 5 screen click down

  1. Rock Solid

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  2. Top Right corner

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  3. Top Left corner

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  4. Bottom Right corner

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  5. Bottom Left corner

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  1. macrumors 68020

    Oct 15, 2008
    When I pinch the bottom right corner of my iPhone 5, the screen ‘clicks/creaks’ down a bit making a clicking noise.

    My friends iPhone 5 don’t seem to have this issue.

    I understand it’s hardly a huge problem, but I plan on keeping this phone for a couple of years so I don’t want this to be an issue that gets worse over time.

    Does anybody else have this problem with their phone?

    Or better yet, if you have this problem have you took it to an Apple store?

    There are a couple of topics around on different forums that describe the same issue, so it would be interesting to hear.

    As a disclaimer, this is not a problem I have gone looking for, it makes the clicking noise almost every time I hit the home button. I can hear and feel the screen clicking down slightly, which is a bit annoying.
  2. thread starter macrumors 68020

    Oct 15, 2008
    Damn, only me?

    Might have to visit an Apple store this week then, see what they say.

    It just seems so minor, but hopefully they can either replace it, or tighten something behind the screen.

    We shall see!
  3. macrumors 6502

    Sep 21, 2012
    i have the same exact symptom....but have been arguing with myself whether its worth disputing? not a big deal to me but the principle of it makes me question it.
  4. thread starter macrumors 68020

    Oct 15, 2008
    Glad to see i'm not alone.

    I won't be able to get to an Apple store till Thursday, but if I have any luck i'll let you know.

    I'm the same as you in that I don't think it's a massive problem, but knowing it's there is a bit annoying.

    I'm not going to the Store and demanding a new handset, but I'm going to bring it up and ask if they can maybe tighten something up or have a look at it.
  5. macrumors 6502

    Jul 6, 2009
    Every phone launch I have ever seen has had a thread like this. iPhone and Android
  6. macrumors regular

    Oct 14, 2011
    I have the exact same thing, bottom left corner. Not sure whether I want to try to do anything about it or not. It just makes the phone feel kinda cheap, but doesn't otherwise affect it.
  7. thread starter macrumors 68020

    Oct 15, 2008
    My feelings too. It just makes the thing feel less solid in the hand.

    I'm hoping the genius I see on Thursday knows what the issue is and tightens something to fix it!
  8. macrumors newbie

    Sep 24, 2012
    i got the same issues except mine is on the top left, im particularly not very happy about it. I even noticed a gash on the side of the frame on the same corner. And no, i HAVENT dropped my phone. I was like this after i purchased it right out of the box, im just hoping i can return it for a new one... :mad::apple:
  9. macrumors regular

    Oct 14, 2011
    please update it us to let us know if it's fixable, or even what the Genius has to say about it.
  10. thread starter macrumors 68020

    Oct 15, 2008
    Judging by this thread, and the other threads on other forums it seems like quite a common issue.

    I'll update on Thursday after I've visited the Apple Store.

    If anybody else visits before then let me know how you get on!

    It may be as simple as tightening those two screws at the bottom?
  11. macrumors newbie

    Aug 30, 2011
  12. macrumors member


    Jun 5, 2012
    Wales, UK
    I also have this problem. the reason it does this is because on iphone 5 to get inside you undo the screws on the bottom and the screen comes out first. Attached to the front panel. So its most likely because it's not properly fixed so they can take it out. Wouldn't say it was a bit problem.


    tell me what happens when you take it to the apple store. interested to know.
  13. macrumors newbie

    Sep 24, 2012
    Mine clicks in the middle and down the right side, it's infuriating. Reminds me of the Blackberry Storm. I have my doubts on Apple's ability to tighten it up without replacing the screen. Guess we'll find out tonight.
    My phone took a short fall (about 18") onto its side, and that's the side it clicks on. I'm not sure if it's from the fall or I just wasn't pressing hard on the screen before the fall.
  14. thread starter macrumors 68020

    Oct 15, 2008
    You going to the apple store today?

    Let us know how you get on :)
  15. thread starter macrumors 68020

    Oct 15, 2008
    I've found that squeezing the corner together tightly for a couple of minutes seems to sort it out... For a while anyway.

    Tempted to leave my phone under a heavy book over night... But that is a rather worrying thought!

    Wonder if its glue that didn't dry correctly, or a fitting that's lose?
  16. macrumors member

    Sep 24, 2012
    Returned to Apple

    My Phone was doing the same thing in the left corner. Took it back to apple today and got a replacement.
  17. thread starter macrumors 68020

    Oct 15, 2008
    Good news!

    Did they say appear to be aware of the problem?

    Was it easy to get it replaced?
  18. thread starter macrumors 68020

    Oct 15, 2008
    Now that i've noticed it I find myself just pressing and clicking the corner as a habit when i'm holding the phone.

    Makes the phone feel loosely put together.

    The noise made and distance the screen moves varies greatly, and I can't seem to put a pattern to it, so when I get to the Genius Bar I might not be able to recreate it, which worries me.

    Anybody been to the store and had any luck with getting it fixed?
  19. macrumors newbie

    Sep 24, 2012

    So when I took mine to the Apple store, I couldn't recreate the problem (which was really frustrating). It has come back since then (last night), but it's not as bad as it was. When I apply pressure to the screen for a while (like leaving a book on top of it), it goes away for a time.
    I played with all of the iphones on display, and none of them clicked. However, there was some screen "play" on the sides of some. I'm sure if it clicks (at the time of visit), they would replace it. But you'd have to go somewhere other than the store to hear it, it's way too loud in an Apple store to hear a tiny little click.
    They did allow me to put Applecare+ on my phone, so now if the clicking sticks around, or gets any worse, I'm taking it back in (remember, my phone has been dropped).
    It's frustrating though, I DO use my phone differently in anticipation of a "click." What's worse? I have owned a Blackberry storm in the past, and it gives me horrible flashbacks.
  20. thread starter macrumors 68020

    Oct 15, 2008
    I fear this will probably happen to me on Thursday.

    Sorry to hear they didn't replace your device. It sounds like it has become a habit to click it now like it has for me!
  21. macrumors 68000


    Oct 8, 2009
    A solution to the problem would be to not press down to make the click happen, and you'll never notice the issue.....lord know what you're even pushing down the glass corners anyway....
  22. macrumors 6502


    Mar 13, 2009
    On your nine
    Yup, me too. Bottom left corner. Damn you for making me notice! ;)

    I'm not going to sweat it...just something new to fidget with.
  23. macrumors regular

    Aug 31, 2007
    Mine sort of starts where the SIM tray is and goes up from there. You can actually see the glass 'bounce' too if you look closely enough.

    Even just with normal tapping while playing a game it would occur, so back it goes!
  24. thread starter macrumors 68020

    Oct 15, 2008
    Anybody found that the clicking has become less common over time?

    Mine now only does it a few times a day rather than all the time.

    Wonder if some glue has dried, or by squeezing it often I've just fixed it?
  25. macrumors 6502

    Sep 21, 2012
    if anything pushing it down is temporarily adhering it...keyword temporarily.

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