click/noise when you push the back of Iphone 4s

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sedgeman, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. sedgeman macrumors member

    Mar 19, 2009
    Anyone else get almost a click noise when you push the back of the Iphone 4s?

    It feels like you push the glass in slightly then it pings back to shape?

  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
  3. sedgeman thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 19, 2009

    Try pushing in the middle at the bottom on the back of the phone - does it bow in slightly then ping back and make a noise?
  4. sinsin07, Nov 19, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2011

    sinsin07 macrumors 68040

    Mar 28, 2009
    The bigger concern is why are you pushing the bottom of the iPhone in. Is this a feature?

    Next we'll here how the glass cracked and how stupid Apple is for making a glass phone you can't apply pressure to on the back.

    Maybe that "ping" you here is a warning you are going to far.
  5. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    A gentle push revealed no sounds, or movement on my iPhone.
  6. MagicBoy macrumors 68040


    May 28, 2006
    Manchester, UK
  7. ShionoyaTamaki macrumors 6502

    Oct 9, 2011
    maybe something is loose and not screwed tightly. Try disassembling it ^_^
  8. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000


    Jul 23, 2008
    Beach Cities, CA
    Nope. There's really nothing to push it to or against. Its just sitting on top like it should be, perfectly still. Distance from middle of phone is exactly similar to front/back height edge. Pressing on it like a sandwich doesn't make it any move, or get smaller or anything. Maybe there's something wrong with yours? I'm not sure by "back" though. Do you mean the glass? or beneath the glass? Though, I don't have this issue with my iPhone4S (or any other issue, thankfully) the camera area makes a rattling sound. That might be you are hearing.
  9. MsvSpaz macrumors newbie

    Feb 15, 2011
    I had a similar issue on my last iPhone 4 and the genius said it was just the battery tag and they replaced it as the home button was also playing up.
  10. bmwtech113 macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2010
    Knoxville, TN
    My iPhone 4s is making the same exact noise. I first noticed it when I was typing. When I would press to type, the pressure from my hand holding the phone would press against the back and cause the noise. Then I narrowed it down to the back. I took it to the genius bar and of course the noise wasn't there when the genius looked at it. He just removed and reinstalled the back. The noise is still there and I am going to go back to the genius bar and hope for better results.
  11. sedgeman thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 19, 2009

    That exactly the same noise i have - Really annoying me

    I think i'll take it back - but like you said it probably won't be making the noise when i do take it back
  12. onthecouchagain macrumors 604


    Mar 29, 2011
    Bump! I've noticed my iPHone 4S doing this also. Even the slightest application of pressure on the back, and I feel a click. I can reproduce 100% of the time. I try to ignore it, but I can feel/hear the click sometimes simply just handling (picking up the phone, for example, or typing) the phone.

    Already scheduled a genius appointment.

  13. cedunn21 macrumors member

    Apr 20, 2011
    Nashville, Tennessee
    My 4S does this as well! Anyone know if they Apple Store will repair/replace free of charge? I'm certain I didn't cause this to happen..
  14. iphone1105 macrumors 68020


    Oct 8, 2009
    is the phone not working because of this click? if no, why would they?
  15. darka55a551n2 macrumors newbie

    Apr 9, 2010
    Mine does, it feels like the glass could come off any second lol but I live with it :/
  16. TallGuy1970 macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2010
    Sounds like the old joke...

    Patient: "Doctor, it hurts when I do this."
    Doctor: "Well, stop doing that."
  17. SvP macrumors 6502


    Mar 31, 2009
    I have it too, it seems to be there when the phone is warm. The click sound can be loud, and it's there when you shuts hold it.

    I think it's a laminated layer that's loose somehow and it doesn't bother me much, I removed the back once to look, couldn't find anything. If it starts to annoy me I'll just replace the back myself.

    So, you're not crazy, and if you don't have this problem, well, good for you.
  18. Leet Apple macrumors 6502a

    Leet Apple

    Nov 10, 2009

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