iPhone 5s Home button sometimes unresponsive?

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  1. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    So, I wouldn't normally make this post, but given this happens to me, my wife, and a friend of mine with a 5s, I figured I'd ask here.

    Every so often, I reach for my phone and push the Home button to wake it up, and nothing happens, - screen stays black. I then have to push the Home button again, and the phone wakes up like nothing is wrong. The first few times I thought I wasn't pushing the Home button in all the way, but I'm pretty convinced that's not the case. This didn't happen on my iPhone 5 running iOS 7, either.

    I'm pretty sure it's not a specific hardware issue, because the Home button works 100% of the time when the device is awake.

    This seems to happen at random, and I can't repeat it at will. All phones on 7.0.2.

    Anyone else notice this?
     
  2. viperGTS macrumors 65816

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    Same issue here. Is it just me or does the home button sink a lot more on the 5s compared to the 5/4S? It feels much less sturdy.
     
  3. richard371 macrumors 68000

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    This has happened to me on every single iPhone I have ever had and I've had them all.
     
  4. AAPLinc macrumors 65816

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    This hasn't happened on my 5S at all.

    Did happen a few times on my 4S.

    Like viper said, the button needs a "deeper" push. You probably just pushed it in but it somehow didn't engage. The button definitely needs more of a push than past iPhone home buttons.

    I love the new home button, and I love how it's clicky and more of a push. To me that means the home button is sturdier. People are making such a stink about it.

    Even though I got used to it right away, I think it's just something that people need to get used to. The new home button is redesigned so the feel (and sound) and operation have changed a little bit.
     
  5. WilliamG thread starter macrumors 604

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    Hmm.. Interesting. Well given that not many people are replying here, that's not exactly reassuring. :D

    The three of us have never had this happen with any phone except the 5s. Go figure. :D
     
  6. pasqualino macrumors member

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    i recall this happening on my iphone 4, but it's not exactly reproducible.
     
  7. sviato macrumors 68020

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    I had this happen on the 4s on iOS6 before. It's always like a "wait..what" moment when you expect the screen to turn on but it doesn't.
     
  8. pk7 macrumors 6502

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    I can remember this happening as early as iOS 4 and on all the devices that ran it. It's not a hardware problem. Sometimes the OS just hesitates to light up the screen.
     
  9. WilliamG thread starter macrumors 604

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    If by hesitates, you mean it never actually does it, then yes, that's a "hesitation." It did it just now. I hit the Home button, and the screen stayed black. I waited at least 5 seconds. Not sure how long I should wait? :p

    Hit the button again and whammo. Right back up. It's certainly not a hardware bug since the Home button always, always responds when I'm actually using the phone and multi-tasking or going back to the home screen.
     
  10. Lukkee24 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah this has been happening to me too. I didn't think much of it though.
     
  11. AFDoc macrumors 68030

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    If it's important enough for you to make a thread it should be important enough for you to go to the apple store and get it checked out. We await your report.
     
  12. pikachu2k7 macrumors regular

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    Go exchange it. I did it with my unresponsive iphone 5.
     

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