iPhone 5: lock button doesn't work

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by kittycat5, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. kittycat5 macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2014

    My iphone 5 lock screen button doesn't work and tomm I am going to the app store to fix it. Most likely they will give me a new phone is there a way to save my contacts on my phone? I have this white button on the screen that a girl told me to use to lock the phone, however it doesn't let me screen capture with it how do I remove it?

    Anyway to save my contacts?
  2. PsstGreek macrumors 68040


    Oct 21, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    Back up to iCloud and you'll be good to go.
  3. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    You should be able to do screen captures and more with it (although you shouldn't need that for contacts anyway): http://www.macworld.co.uk/how-to/iphone/how-fix-broken-iphone-lock-button-power-buttons-stopped-working-3464222/
  4. Nathaneg macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2014
    The same thing has happened to a few of my friends.. I don't want to generalize, but is this an issue with the 5?
  5. carjakester macrumors 68020


    Oct 21, 2013
    Going to the app store? :D

    You can remove it under accessibility in settings.
  6. Agent-P macrumors 68030


    Dec 5, 2009
    The Tri-State Area
    As PsstGreek already posted, iCloud would be the easiest/quickest way to backup your contacts.
  7. davelanger macrumors 6502a

    Mar 25, 2009
    I have an iPhone 4s and the same thing happened. I guess this was a known issue with the last few models and for some reason over time the lock button breaks. If they won't fix it, there are some fixes you can try on youtube buy using a piece of paper, it didn't work on my phone, but it did on my friends.

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