iPhone 5S vibrate noise/ rattle

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  1. marcococo macrumors regular

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    My phone rattles when vibrating. Sounds like something loose inside? Does anyone have the same issue?
     
  2. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1641249

    It's the camera lens. Every iPhone since at least the 4S has done this, and every year people make this same thread. :D
     
  3. Gav2k macrumors G3

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  5. marcococo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks! My iPhone 4S and 5 didn't have it though.
     
  6. Tankmaze macrumors 68000

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    Oh man... Again... It's like every iPhone release, why can't apple get this right.
     
  7. seble macrumors 6502a

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    My iPhone 4 did/does it. Nothing to worry about.
     
  8. marcococo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Okay maybe I've used the wrong word... Its more like a buzzing sound..
     
  9. TechnicallyTee macrumors demi-god

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    I was curious about this same rattle until i jumped up here and did some browsing around and they said it was normal!
     
  10. Eallan macrumors 6502

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    Believe it or not, this time the sleep/wake button is loose on mine.
     
  11. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Ok I'll explain...

    The lense in the camera floats and will rattle unless your using the camera as the focus is powered by an electro magnet. So when it's off it's floating. When your phone is vibrating (ringing) it can trigger this rattle. It's 100% normal.

    You can find the odd thick genius that'll swap it out for you but most know this is normal now.
     
  12. AAPLinc macrumors 65816

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    My 4S has this too. Alarmed me at first back when I got it in 2011, but everything's ok. It's normal.
     
  13. marcococo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Just tried this with my phone and the rattle is gone when shaking.. The buzzing sound is still present though. I guess it's really the camera.. My girlfriend's Gold 16GB doesn't have it.
     
  14. Defender2010 macrumors 68030

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    Could also be a loose power button or volume buttons. Try holding all 3 lightly and open the camera and shake...
     
  15. GUIZAR macrumors newbie

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    Same problem here

    I don't think this is normal the noise is rattling and it looks like it has a loose power button. Ughh i don't feel like driving to apple
     
  16. f00f macrumors 65816

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    It's a combination of the sleep button and camera on my 5S, but primarily the sleep button. The button has about the same clearances and wiggle room as the same button on my 5, but the 5's button is perkier & sticks out a little further whereas the 5S button is slightly more flush to the frame and thus feels looser.

    Who cares unless the button is so loose it falls out. lol :eek:
     
  17. Sebby macrumors 6502a

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    Mine is the same, but I can live with it.
     

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