iPhone 5 - Green flash of light at the bottom of the lock screen

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by RC2024, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2012
    After my iPhone 5 has been locked (sleep) for awhile, when I go to wake it, a small, quick flash of green light rises up from the bottom of the lock screen ans up around the bottom corners. If I lock it and unlock it right away after that, it doesn't do it. Only when it's been sitting for awhile.
  2. macrumors member

    Jan 24, 2007
  3. macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2012
    Hi - I can confirm same issue on my iphone 5. Have noticed it at least twice in the last 12 hours.

    As prev. poster mentioned, it's always when the display has been off for at least a few mins.

    Clicking power or home to wake the phone up produces a small greenish hue / light on all sides of the iPhone screen - like its shining inwards from the very edges of the screen.

    Doesn't seem to happen if you've just been using the phone.
  4. macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2012
    I can confirm this is happening to my white iphone 5 also. Should we replace our phones?
  5. macrumors 601


    Oct 14, 2007
    Does this affect your use of the phone and warrant a handset swap !
  6. macrumors 68000


    Dec 19, 2008
    London Ontario
    Mine has also been doing this..
    Don't notice it any other time, so I don't think its a big deal.
  7. macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2012
    Same thing

    Same thing happened to me today. You can't take a picture of it because it happens in an eye blink.
  8. macrumors demi-god

    Apr 20, 2009
    Don't see it here. How about a video??
  9. macrumors newbie

    Nov 23, 2012
    Hi have exact the same problem... any advice?
  10. macrumors 65816

    Jul 27, 2012
    Hollywood, CA
    The ip5 seems to have a lot of unexplainable glitches.
  11. macrumors regular

    Jul 28, 2011
  12. macrumors 6502

    Mar 7, 2012
    I don't want to bump a thread, but I also don't want to make a new one lol.

    I got my iphone 10 days ago, and noticed this instantly....

    Are we still in the dark for the cause of it? I don't think its growing and it fades quickly, but I am worried about the long term effects...especially when we don't even know what causes it. I don't want to replace it but if its going to have long term effects then I don't really have a choice :(. I can live with it if it isn't doing any permanent damage and fades quickly :O
  13. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 13, 2012
    Take it in for replacement. It's caused by a faulty screen.
  14. macrumors 65816

    Jul 27, 2012
    Hollywood, CA
    Me thinks this display wasn't tested enough before rolling out.

    Another reason why getting the S model is better.

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