iPhone 5 hold button not responding... Sometimes

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by parkm13, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. parkm13 macrumors regular

    Aug 25, 2010
    I have had an iPhone 5 sense about 3 weeks after lunch. The past day or two the hold button has been acting up, I will press it and the screen won't dim. Sometimes it take two or three clicks, other times it works first try. Any ideas on how to fix this?
  2. parkm13 thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 25, 2010
  3. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Are you talking about the power/sleep button on the top occasionally (or essentially more often lately) not working? If so, your best might be to take it to an Apple store to have them take a look at it and perhaps try to fix it or even replace the phone.
  4. dictoresno macrumors 601


    Apr 30, 2012
    mine started doing the same thing recently too. it only happens maybe 2 out of 10 pushes though. i still get a nice solid click on the button, so i dont know if its software or hardware. coincidentally, it didnt start happening until recently updating to 6.1. not sure if thats the cause.
  5. macingman macrumors 68020


    Jan 2, 2011
    Maybe because no one can understand what you mean by "hold button"...:rolleyes:
  6. parkm13 thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 25, 2010
    Yes I mean the lock button. I guess I never thought about that as I have always called it the hold button.

    It feels like the button is working fine, and I can't think of anything that would make it happen. I don't want to take it in if I don't have to because its over an hour drive to the closest apple store. Any quick home fixes I could try?

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