iPhone 5, iOS 7, Lock button randomly working

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Technodynamic, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. Technodynamic macrumors 6502


    Jul 25, 2012
    Phone is about a year old, no issues until a few days ago.

    Before I put the phone back in my pocket I click the Lock button at the top. Lately, it works about 50% of the time. Sometimes needing several clicks before actually shutting off.

    I've rebooted too. Is the button wearing out? Software glitch? Any ideas?
  2. impulse462 macrumors 68000


    Jun 3, 2009
    When I installed iOS 7 beta on my iPhone 5 earlier this summer I noticed this exact problem also, but I couldn't find anyone else who had it.

    I've owned every iPhone and the lock button has never given out on me, but I suppose there's a first for everything. I got a 5s though, so I haven't really given it much thought anymore.
  3. boobie12 macrumors 6502

    Sep 20, 2012
    This has actually happened to me a few times. Using a 5s on ios7
  4. AppleWes macrumors 6502


    Oct 9, 2013
    Same here (with my 5)... thankfully my 5S is coming soon, but it is very annoying to deal with.

    It looks like a common problem when I searched for the issue online. A lot of people have had their phone swapped out at an Apple store. Google "iPhone 5 lock button not working".

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