iPhone 4 Screen Randomly Turns On

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by w00t951, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2009
    116th & Broadway
    I am updated to 4.0.2, not JB. For some reason, when I am listening to music and the song changes, the screen turns on after about 5 seconds. It's weird, there are no push notifications from my Messages, Facebook, Skype, AOl, or voicemail apps. It does this with all notifications turned off and the phone in Airplane Mode. Is this a feature? If so, how do you get rid of it? If it is a defect, should I exchange it? I initially thought that it was a software problem, but i think it might be a bad Home button or a sleep button. Any ideas?
  2. macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2010
    iPhone 4 Screen Randomly Turns On

    Hi, did you ever get any resolution on this issue? My iPhone that I got a couple of weeks ago is doing exactly the same thing..
    I also have a problem where i get a couple of seconds of distorted sound in a lot of the songs i have..
  3. macrumors member

    Dec 26, 2009
    Just curious if anyone found a solution to this... I started noticing it on my iphone 4 (4.1 firmware)
  4. macrumors 68040


    Doesn't the screen light up for a couple seconds to display the next song/artist?
  5. macrumors 65816


    Jan 27, 2010
    Bay Area, CA
    Sometime it does...sometimes it doesn't...idk what's wrong with mine...and my past two.
  6. macrumors member

    Dec 26, 2009
    yeah it happens randomly, i'd rather it never happen. pretty useless feature to me, just waste of battery power :p
  7. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 27, 2008
    Cupertino, California
    Happens to me too. Not sure if it's a bug or a feature. Either way, I don't like it.
  8. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 5, 2008
    Happens to me too. Not a massive deal but I thought I was maybe missing something? Just a bug, annoying but no biggie.
  9. macrumors 68030

    Ivan P

    Jan 17, 2008
    Happens on my 3GS and my 2nd gen touch too, and always just after the song changes. I really hope this isn't some new 'feature' Apple has added for those people that are too lazy to quickly activate the screen if they don't know what song is playing...

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