[iPhone 5] Sleep button becoming unresponsive

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Wafflausages, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    I've been noticing that it takes a couple presses to get my phone to sleep. I've never dropped my phone or anything. I've had it since release. Does anyone else have this issue :confused:
     
  2. macrumors member

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    I have been having that issue lately too!! It's annoying! I took it to the Apple store today and they told me I had to do a DFU restore? instead of a restore, so I agreed and they did it but I am continuing to have the same problem! :mad:
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    I also have this issue. Sometimes it takes 4-5 presses to get sleep to function. It started the day after the 6.0.1 update. I hope 6.1 will fix it!
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    I have the same issue. I received a new iphone 5 in the mail yesterday, activated it and the sleep/wake button doesn't do a thing. Fail.
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

    VandyChem2009

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    Here are the steps to take to resolve this issue.

    1) Get into your car
    2) Drive to nearest (or furthest) Apple Store
    3) Walk into Apple Store
    4) Talk to Genius
    5) Possibly have phone repaired or replaced
    6) Go home happy or sad depending on result
     
  6. macrumors 65816

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    The screen auto dims and the phone goes to sleep on its own. Obviously you want your sleep button to work, but the phone will still sleep if you don't push it.
     
  7. macrumors 68040

    Knowlege Bomb

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    Both Assistive Touch and Auto-Lock would negate that issue.
     
  8. macrumors 6502a

    VandyChem2009

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    So would getting the faulty phone replaced.
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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    Thing is, I have a feeling this is not hardware related. My issue started right when I updated.
     
  10. macrumors member

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    Happened to me a week ago. Went to apple store and they swapped it out no problem
     
  11. macrumors 68040

    Knowlege Bomb

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    Not saying it's a long term solution. Not everybody lives close to an Apple store and/or has the time to make the trip.
     
  12. macrumors newbie

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    Decided to drop by apple today when I was in the neighborhood. Was there for a total of about 10mins and left with a new phone. They didn't even want to mess with it so I didn't figure out what exactly was causing the issue.
     

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