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sheppy1

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Sep 8, 2008
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Hi guys,

I've just noticed something with my iPhone 5, when I use the volume controls on the headphones, the screen turns itself on..I don't remember this happening on my older iPhones..is this supposed to happen?

Thanks :)
 

hamiltonDSi

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Jul 29, 2012
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Hi guys,

I've just noticed something with my iPhone 5, when I use the volume controls on the headphones, the screen turns itself on..I don't remember this happening on my older iPhones..is this supposed to happen?

Thanks :)

Yes.
 
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sheppy1

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Sep 8, 2008
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Fair enough then..thanks :) just seemed strange that this would happen when the phone would be in a pocket while the volume controls would be being used so the screen wouldn't need to turn on..
 
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sheppy1

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Sep 8, 2008
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That's strange then!! I wonder why mine is doing it? :-/ could it be a fault with the phone?
 
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tgi

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Aug 29, 2012
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Using my Klipsch Image S4i headphones, the screen stays off when adjusting volume, changing track, etc. It only lights up when I activate Siri.
 
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C DM

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Oct 17, 2011
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It could depend on the version of iPhone 5 and/or carrier. In Europe, as I recall, there are some sort of volume limits that are in play (per some law/regulation), so due to something like that it might be necessary to display the volume level (and indicate higher levels in different color) each time volume is changed, compared to another version, like a US one, for example.
 
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sheppy1

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Sep 8, 2008
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It could depend on the version of iPhone 5 and/or carrier. In Europe, as I recall, there are some sort of volume limits that are in play (per some law/regulation), so due to something like that it might be necessary to display the volume level (and indicate higher levels in different color) each time volume is changed, compared to another version, like a US one, for example.

Ahhhh that would make sense as my phones does exactly what you say! It indicates the level of volume in different colours..are you in the UK and does yours do that? Thanks for the info btw! :D
 
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C DM

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Ahhhh that would make sense as my phones does exactly what you say! It indicates the level of volume in different colours..are you in the UK and does yours do that? Thanks for the info btw! :D
I'm actually in US and my phone doesn't do that, but I've read a number of threads where people talked about the colored volume controls and other related differences, ultimately attributing them to certain regulatory requirements that exist in some areas (like Europe).
 
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sheppy1

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Sep 8, 2008
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Mystery solved I think guys! Glad it's not a defect with my phone :p thanks for everyones replies :)
 
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