iPhone 6 silent/vibrate switch

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  1. PaladinGuy macrumors 6502

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    Anyone else have a very loose vibrate switch that has a rattle to it? I'm trying to decide if I need to exchange the phone for another before it turns into an issue. I'm not sure though if any exist that don't have this looseness.

    If you have the issue, what do you plan to do? Are you concerned about it?
     
  2. PaladinGuy thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. Cergman macrumors 6502a

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    Mine feels perfectly solid. Unlike the 5s this phone is dead silent when shaken.
     
  5. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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    Now that I try it. My switch is slightly loose when not in silent. When itbuscsetbto sikent the switch doesn't move.

    Saying that. It doesn't rattle.
     
  6. PaladinGuy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Do any of you think it is concerning? I'd hate to have it stop working, even having AppleCare.
     
  7. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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    It will either stop working or it won't. I wouldn't worry about it until just before your warranty runs out.
     
  8. MikeyMacintosh macrumors regular

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    My iPhone 6 vibrate switch is broken right out the box :mad: back to the Apple Store tomorrow. Hope they have brand new replacements...
     
  9. room237 macrumors 6502

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    Mine doesn't rattle but sometimes it causes the phone to vibrate with the lightest touch. Several times a day I think I get a text but it's just from something lightly touching the switch.
     
  10. Natesac macrumors 6502a

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    I just got my brand new iPhone 6 home and noticed that if the phone is switched to vibrate that the slightest tough will cause it to to toggle on and off. This can't be right.
     
  11. Mascots macrumors 65816

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    Mine is very tight and rigid. Best one I've ever had, hands down.

    Literally every iPhone I've had has been loose or wriggly, so while it's unfortunate to see that some of you are having trouble, I'm glad to dodge this one.
     
  12. Natesac macrumors 6502a

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    The switch itself feels solid. But even brushing my finger across it slightly will cause it to toggle instantly on and off. Worried this thing is going to vibrate like crazy in my pocket because of this.
     
  13. Jamesesesesess macrumors 6502a

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    Same here. The switch on my 6 Plus will change positions just by putting it in my pocket :confused:
     
  14. Snot Rox macrumors 6502

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  15. room237 macrumors 6502

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    It seems like my situation is getting better by, believe it or not, using the switch more and more. If it doesn't continue to improve by next week I'll bring it to an Apple Store.
     
  16. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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    Mines the opposite. The switch has a slight wobble but you need to use sone force to move it.
     
  17. CBSubliminal macrumors 6502

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  18. Natesac macrumors 6502a

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    Shortly after discovering the wonky vibrate switch I discovered that the screen was loose near the volume buttons, it would click like a mouse button when pressed near that section of the screen.

    Snagged up a Genius Bar appointment and they replaced it with zero hassle. I now have what appears to be a perfect iPhone 6.

    New phone has much more quiet vibrate and home button. Feels and sounds like an iPhone should. Something was pretty wrong on the inside of that first one.

    Very pleased.
     
  19. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    It rattling does not mean it should stop working. iPhones have had loose buttons in the past. The button is just moving something on a circuit board.

    Mine does not bother me as I do not sake my phone.:p
     
  20. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    Mine is fine but my buddys moves a little. Eh no big deal
     
  21. macher macrumors 65816

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    Mines is somewhat loose but doesn't rattle.
     
  22. sunking101 macrumors 604

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    I hate loose buttons and sadly PLENTY of iPhones suffer from this problem. Cheap build quality! My i5 has loose volume buttons and a loose mute switch.
     
  23. kiddk1 macrumors regular

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    got my iphone 6 and switched it to vibrate and the switch is stuck and will not go back, it seems like it wants to but cant.

    Called apple and they are sending out a replacement
     
  24. Jalopybox macrumors 6502a

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    Mine is very loose. Almost breathe on it and it moves.

    6, 64gig white, verizon.
     
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