iphone 4 accelerometer not working?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by bgack, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. bgack macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  2. beats du jour macrumors newbie

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    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 :)
     
  3. xela24678 macrumors regular

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    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:
     
  4. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Double click home button
    Swipe left to right
    Is there a lock on the bottom left?
     
  5. bgack thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
  6. bgack thread starter macrumors newbie

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    itunes restore didnt work either..I'll report back tomorrow
     
  7. bgack thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Update: replaced with a
    new one at apple store no problem
     
  8. beats du jour macrumors newbie

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    nice, glad it worked out for you in the end.

    Will have to keep an eye on mine and see how it develops.
     

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