iPhone 4 Bumper create one huge power button

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by orgazmo, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. orgazmo macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2007
    So I switched from my Griffin case to my new iPhone Bumper and it seems decent until I hit the power button. I can basically hit anywhere on the entire top edge of the case and it will turn my phone on and off. I am sure this will be great for the battery when its in my pocket. Does anyone else have this problem or did I get a dud?


    Sorry about the title, should be "creates"
  2. Uabcar macrumors 6502

    Aug 31, 2009
    Yes- I noticed this yesterday when I put my bummper on. May be a deal breaker for me. I'll give is a few days and see if it changes.
  3. sheaitisnotso macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2005
    I just got my wife's bumper today and I'm trying it out to see if I like it while she's at work. Just did what you said and touched all over the top and the only way it would turn on is if I touched the sleep button
  4. modnar macrumors member

    Sep 25, 2009
    I wonder if the first two posters don't have it aligned just right or something.... ?
  5. orgazmo thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2007
    I decided to try again and put it on the bottom first and then around the top. This helped some. Also made sure the rubber edge wasnt bunched. Now I can press the top right corner and it will turn on/off, but besides that I have to hit the button.

    While doing this, I did notice that my normal power button (one built into the phone) rattles when I shake it. That is probably not good news.
  6. MikePA macrumors 68020


    Aug 17, 2008
    If you shook the phone with the bumper on, that's the bumper rattling, not the phone....at least in my case. Specifically, the Power button and the Volume control buttons.
  7. dogafin macrumors newbie

    Apr 30, 2013
    I know it's late but here is the fix. I just found this out today, wish I had owned an iPhone when it first came out. Would've helped a lot of ppl with this problem. I did not come across this fix anywhere else, found this out myself.

    Fix: there is a sticker under the power button of the bumper, get a small pin or exacto knife, carefully peel it up. This should reveal the metal piece. In doing so, creates more space between the bumper and the iPhone allowing for some wiggle room.

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