iPhone 4 small tiny click/rattle, is this normal?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ericxd, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. ericxd macrumors regular

    Nov 29, 2008
    By the camera side, I shake the iPhone 4, I can hear a small tiny click or rattle noise. Is this normal?

    p.s I am using a vapor 4 bumper case.
  2. aonali21 macrumors member

    Aug 2, 2011
    No rattle here. you should make an appointment at an apple store and go talk with the genius bar. they should replace your phone.
  3. ann713 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 30, 2008
  4. iConcept macrumors newbie


    Sep 1, 2009
    If the rattle/click occurs with the Vapor 4 case on, then it could be a loose screw or the joint does not fit snugly.

    If it's without the case on, then it most likely a fault with the phone, as previously mentioned, it is not normal.
  5. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
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    Seriously do you guys actually own ip4's???

    Op it's perfectly normal it's the autofocus on the camera you can hear!
  6. Quad5Ny macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2009
    New York, USA
    Speaking of the camera, did Apple ever fix the green blob in the center of photos or the orange white balance issue under florescent lights?
  7. djr7572 macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2011

    Yes, I have an iPhone 4 and I hear the same faint rattling sound. On mine, it's coming from the volume buttons. How do I know this? Because if I put my thumb over the buttons and then shake the phone, the noise doesn't exist. The theory of the camera's autofocus making the noise seems odd ... and it doesn't seem that an intricate part of the phone/camera, such as the autofocus mechanism, should/would ever make any audible sounds.
  8. therationalist macrumors regular


    Jul 8, 2011
    100% normal.

    4 iphones in my circle of friends.. every single one of them does it.

    Hold the phone and tap the back near the top middle on the back and you will hear it.
  9. iAmYou macrumors 6502


    Jun 29, 2010
    Well I do own 2 and there is no audible noise from shaking or tapping the iPhones. So I am unconvinced that its perfectly normal.
  10. kingdLo macrumors 6502

    Mar 20, 2009
    On my 3rd i4 and they've all done the rattle in the same spot.
  11. haphadon macrumors member

    Dec 24, 2009
    Does the rattling come from the power button (Hold the button down slightly and see if it still rattles) or from another location such as the camera itself.

    Both of the above have been reported by many iPhone 4 users. In fact my own iPhone 4 has a loose power button and rattles all the time! Here are a couple topics on this forum that may help you out:





    If the problem continues and you are near an Apple Store there's no harm in getting an appointment to see if this problem is something that can be fixed. Whatever you decide to do I hope this post helped! :p
  12. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011

    Mine and 2 others I've intentionally checked have done this.

    Seemed like power button to me, but maybe not. Nonissue IMO.

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