iphone 4 accelerometer not working?

bgack

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Jul 14, 2010
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nothing happens when I rotate my phone sideways in safari, calculator, or the keyboard. I have checked and nothing is locked in landscape mode. Also apps that require shaking do not seem to work. Sounds like a dead accelerometer - taking it back to the apple store tomorrow but will I get a replacement? Will I have to wait 3 weeks or whatever? I just got this phone 2 days ago.
 

beats du jour

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Jul 17, 2010
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U.K.
nothing happens when I rotate my phone sideways in safari, calculator, or the keyboard. I have checked and nothing is locked in landscape mode. Also apps that require shaking do not seem to work. Sounds like a dead accelerometer - taking it back to the apple store tomorrow but will I get a replacement? Will I have to wait 3 weeks or whatever? I just got this phone 2 days ago.
I'd be interested to hear what apple say about your phone. I've had similar problems - haven't really noticed anything within apps, but Safari routinely doesn't re-orientate itself when the phone is turned sideways.

Restarting the phone does seem to fix it for a while before it starts again.

Hope you get it sorted and let us know how you get on :)
 

xela24678

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Mar 1, 2010
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nothing happens when I rotate my phone sideways in safari, calculator, or the keyboard. I have checked and nothing is locked in landscape mode. Also apps that require shaking do not seem to work. Sounds like a dead accelerometer - taking it back to the apple store tomorrow but will I get a replacement? Will I have to wait 3 weeks or whatever? I just got this phone 2 days ago.
first, restore it using itunes. It could just be a software issue not reading the gyroscope right. If the problem continues, go to apple. They should replace it for you since that is a big problem and they should give it to you on the spot.:apple:
 

bgack

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Jul 14, 2010
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Double click home button
Swipe left to right
Is there a lock on the bottom left?
Nope, no lock.

I have an appt at the apple store tomorrow but I'm guessing hardware issue. It didn't work out of the box before 4.01 update either.
 

bgack

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Jul 14, 2010
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itunes restore didnt work either..I'll report back tomorrow
 

bgack

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Jul 14, 2010
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Update: replaced with a
new one at apple store no problem