5S screen feels "sticky"

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  1. iphoneZ macrumors regular

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    title says it all, 5S screen feels "sticky" even when clean. ie. when swiping with finger feels like the finger sticks. this is in comparison w/ my 4S, which had a screen protector.

    anyone else noticing this?
     
  2. DerfBWH macrumors regular

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    Nope, doesn't seem any noticeably different feeling than my old 3GS or 4S.
     
  3. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    Doesn't feel any different from previous iPhones.
     
  4. djtech42 macrumors 65816

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  5. NikFinn macrumors 6502a

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    Of course it's going to feel different, you're comparing two different materials.
     
  6. joeshmo2010 macrumors 6502a

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    well of course it's going to feel different with no screen protector...
     
  7. Bazooka-joe macrumors 68000

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    Did you get over excited when it was in your pocket? :)
     
  8. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    Wash your hands!
     
  9. iphoneZ thread starter macrumors regular

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    presumably the glass screen should be less sticky than the plastic protector i was using before. is my assumption off?
     
  10. Fission macrumors regular

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  11. Namji macrumors 6502a

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    your assumption is off. My iphone 4 with the screen protector was smooth when sliding my finger on it.. especially when I had matte finish protector.

    Now with the screen protector completely off it feels less "smooth".
     
  12. Nothlit macrumors regular

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    I think different phones may end up with slightly different levels of oleophobic coating, which could affect how sticky or slippery they feel. I bought my original 4S back in 2012 and the screen felt perfectly smooth and slippery (as it should). I had to have it replaced a couple of months ago due to a hardware failure, and the replacement 4S screen definitely feels stickier or grippier. My thumb doesn't glide along it nearly as easily under most conditions. Very annoying.
     
  13. asleep macrumors 68040

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    Take it back. Tell the genii you want one with a not-sticky screen.
     
  14. atteligibility macrumors regular

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    The iPhone is not meant to be used in the restrooms.
     
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  16. GreatMightySymp macrumors member

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    It might be your skin. I have that happen sometimes right after I wash my hands.

    If I let them dry for a few minutes it seems to help.
     
  17. Fission macrumors regular

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    True. Just washed mine.
     
  18. Iphonedai macrumors member

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    yea its probably your skin.. put a screen protector on ( a good one not ebay one..) helps for mine.
     
  19. jlake02 macrumors 68020

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    lolol... was so thinking this
     
  20. DerekRod macrumors 6502a

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    Did you get some foreign substance on your hands?Or if you use antibacterial soap I find it makes my skin feel sticky.Get a Spigen Glas.t best screen protector
     
  21. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    Where did you find this nearly one year old thread?
     
  22. Zxxv macrumors 68040

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    more likely the sites he visits
     
  23. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    Good to see someone has common sense!
     

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