Iphone 7 Rattle :-S

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  1. jaymulli95 macrumors member

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    SO i picked up my new iphone 7 last friday and i have no other issues than a loud rattle that seems to be from the camera, i know there is always a rattle around the camera but this seems a lot louder than it should and doesnt go when i open the camera app.
    http://sendvid.com/1no1ai9a i uploaded a video here, just wanted to see what other people think
     
  2. SumYoungGai macrumors 6502a

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    IIRC this has been happening since the iPhone 5/5s.
     
  3. jaymulli95 thread starter macrumors member

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    i know there is always a rattle but this just seems so much louder than any other iphone i have had
     
  4. bufffilm Suspended

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    That's news to me.

    My 6s doesn't do that. And if it did...I'd probably take it in.

    Ymmv.
     
  5. airjay75 macrumors regular

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    I've noticed a small rattle that seems to be coming from my 7 camera as well. I remember noticing that on previous iPhones as well but the 6+ and 6s+ I owned these past two years did not seem to have any noticeable rattle. Did a few google searches and quite a few people saying this is perfectly normal. Something about the camera lens not being fully engaged when not in use. I'm not very concerned about it at the moment.
     
  6. jaymulli95 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah i know it seems to be a common issue its just when i load the camera up it still makes that rattling noise which is what i find strange :-/
     
  7. airjay75 macrumors regular

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    I just tested mine and I'm also getting the rattle with the camera up. Tried locking auto focus and tapping near the camera too and am still getting the slight rattle. I'm guessing it's normal, but maybe we'll hear differently from a 7 user not experiencing this.
     
  8. jaymulli95 thread starter macrumors member

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    it is probably normal, i just find it strange more people arent mentioning this when you car hear the rattle when tapping near the top of the screen just using the phone
     
  9. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

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    Don't jump up and down with the phone next to your ear and don't shake it really hard in a quiet room. That should fix your problem.
     
  10. ZipZap macrumors 603

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    I have had all iphones and this is the first one I even noticed it on.
     
  11. bhodinut macrumors member

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    Well. It's a larger lens that they're using to stabilize with. It's going to weigh more so it's probably going to be louder as it clunks around.
     
  12. Connolly20vt macrumors newbie

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    If you really want to let the paranoia in.... turn it over and tap the back near the camera..... it sounds 10x worse....
     
  13. QueenTyrone macrumors 6502a

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    Nothing on my 6s+, shouldn't be that bad of an issue
     
  14. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

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    I have never had camera rattle from a 4, 4s and various quantities of 56, 6s and a 7.
     
  15. ZMacintosh macrumors 65816

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    nothing to worry about, they made the camera even bigger so your lens is obviously going to be larger and have some moving parts...non issue really.
     
  16. Alexrat1996 macrumors 68030

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    Is it normal
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    Is it normal
     
  17. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    But seriously, this.

    The rattle noise is because when the camera is powered down, the lens is loose in its holder. it is only held in place when the coils that are used to focus and stabilize are energized. There's no need to hold it in place as it's designed to move and it's easier to just let it move freely.
     
  18. Connolly20vt macrumors newbie

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    It's 100% normal. When I discovered mine I went to the apple store and tested it next to every 7 on display. I got some weird looks from people... but it proved one thing - They all rattle!
     

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