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skiltrip

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Is your 6S+ power button a little more flush than the volume keys?

Crazy question, I know. But I got my replacement yesterday for my headphone jack issue. I put it right into my Luvvitt Clearview case as soon as I unwrapped it, and I noticed the power button was a little harder to press than I expected, I little "mushy" and I had to travel a little too far to push it. The volume keys were nice and responsive. When I took the case off to look, it does seem like the power button is more flush than I remembered my other one being. It's almost so flush that I can't feel it as I rub my finger along the side. Other than that, it clicks as expected, so functionally it's not broken, it just seems like it's sitting a little too deep into the frame.

I hate little stuff like this, but if it keeps me from using cases properly then I might need to think about exchanging again. Thanks!
 

sunking101

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Is your 6S+ power button a little more flush than the volume keys?

Crazy question, I know. But I got my replacement yesterday for my headphone jack issue. I put it right into my Luvvitt Clearview case as soon as I unwrapped it, and I noticed the power button was a little harder to press than I expected, I little "mushy" and I had to travel a little too far to push it. The volume keys were nice and responsive. When I took the case off to look, it does seem like the power button is more flush than I remembered my other one being. It's almost so flush that I can't feel it as I rub my finger along the side. Other than that, it clicks as expected, so functionally it's not broken, it just seems like it's sitting a little too deep into the frame.

I hate little stuff like this, but if it keeps me from using cases properly then I might need to think about exchanging again. Thanks!

My 6S+ mute, volume and power buttons all protrude exactly the same amount.
 

sunking101

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Yeah, I remember my 6 and other 6S+ being that way too. All the same. Ugh.

I do have a loose mute switch though. I've only ever had two iPhones in approx six years that had a nice tight mute switch. I'm on my fifth 6S+ and only one has had perfect buttons across the board
 

skiltrip

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I do have a loose mute switch though. I've only ever had two iPhones in approx six years that had a nice tight mute switch. I'm on my fifth 6S+ and only one has had perfect buttons across the board
Everything else is perfect (well, relatively speaking) on this phone. Right now, I stuck a tiny bit of eraser inside the cases power button hole and now the action is as it should be. Seems ridiculously to have a Jerry-rigged volume button on a $900 phone though.
 

skiltrip

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I am not sure if all my buttons are protruding the same and could care less as long as they work!

It matters when it comes to using cases. A button that doesn't protude the standard amount of mm is going to not work properly with a case that's designed for a button that comes out a specific number of mm.

If I used the phone without a case, I probably wouldn't care. But as it is, I need to really MASH that button down to get it to operate. And it's the same with different cases.
 

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It matters when it comes to using cases. A button that doesn't protude the standard amount of mm is going to not work properly with a case that's designed for a button that comes out a specific number of mm.

If I used the phone without a case, I probably wouldn't care. But as it is, I need to really MASH that button down to get it to operate. And it's the same with different cases.

I use a case too and have never had a problem. Guess it depends on the type of case.

Good luck.
 

skiltrip

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I use a case too and have never had a problem. Guess it depends on the type of case.

Good luck.

Thanks. You wouldn't have a problem if your buttons aren't presenting the same issue as mine, and most likely they aren't. This seems like a freak thing to me. Unfortunate, but I'll work it out one way or another!
 

AndrewR23

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I noticed this with my apple silicone case on my last phone. Returned it bc the battery was awful, new one doesn't do it.
 

AndrewR23

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6S. The sleep wake button was harder to press using the apple silicone case compared to my first 6S. So I returned it mostly bc the battery. Third 6S is good. Been using it a month now.

Replaced my first 6S bc I didn't want white anymore
 

skiltrip

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6S. The sleep wake button was harder to press using the apple silicone case compared to my first 6S. So I returned it mostly bc the battery. Third 6S is good. Been using it a month now.

Replaced my first 6S bc I didn't want white anymore

Thanks for the info. I feel like a crazy person going in there for the button alone. No battery problem or otherwise on this one. If they are willing to swap it out, good, if not, maybe I'll just buy another, and return the other one. I wish I liked any of the colors. If I did, I'd swap it out for the sake of color, but I'm sort of married to black fronted phones.
 

AndrewR23

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Thanks for the info. I feel like a crazy person going in there for the button alone. No battery problem or otherwise on this one. If they are willing to swap it out, good, if not, maybe I'll just buy another, and return the other one. I wish I liked any of the colors. If I did, I'd swap it out for the sake of color, but I'm sort of married to black fronted phones.
Just return and rebuy that's what I did. Took 5 min and had 0 issues.
 

skiltrip

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Just return and rebuy that's what I did. Took 5 min and had 0 issues.

That's kinda my gameplan right now. I'm going to stop in, look at the demo units. If i feel like there's a notable difference between the demo units and mine, I'll buy another, and return my other one next week (don't have the box with me).

Third time has to be the charm for me, otherwise, I may need to rethink it. It's amazing how much bad luck I can have with these things!
 

baller1308

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I noticed this on my old iPhone that I returned. The power button didn't protrude as much and made pressing the power button on my case difficult.
 

zorinlynx

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On my iPhone 6 my "up" volume button protrudes slightly less than my "down" button.

They both work perfectly though and have for the past year.

If I were OCD I probably would have gotten the phone exchanged for that, but I have better things to do with my time and the case hides this imperfection anyway.
 

skiltrip

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Thanks everyone. I know this thread came across as one of the borderline OCD ones. I went to the Apple Store after work today and the Apple floor guy immediately agreed with me when I showed him the phone. He ran his finger over the button and said "oh yeah, I totally see what you mean". With no trouble at all, he exchanged it. And the power button is normal on it.

Sometimes I think I'm nuts for not going with a cheaper Android product, and then I am reminded of the kind of service you can get walking into an Apple Store. When you need them, they are there. You could also argue that iPhones have too many flaws for the price point, but I think it's inevitable when they are manufacturing all those millions of units.
 
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fryrice

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Thanks everyone. I know this thread came across as one of the borderline OCD ones. I went to the Apple Store after work today and the Apple floor guy immediately agreed with me when I showed him the phone. He ran his finger over the button and said "oh yeah, I totally see what you mean". With no trouble at all, he exchanged it. And the power button is normal on it.

Sometimes I think I'm nuts for not going with a cheaper Android product, and then I am reminded of the kind of service you can get walking into an Apple Store. When you need them, they are there. You could also argue that iPhones have too many flaws for the price point, but I think it's inevitable when they are manufacturing all those millions of units.

Did they replace your iPhone under warranty? Or were you within your return period?
 

alpi123

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I'm using my replacement too and I recently realised my power button is almost flush too. Do you think they will replace it again? I'm from Europe (but we don't have Apple store here, just authorised service center)
 
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