iPhone Glitch with pics, interesting.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by erandall38, Aug 5, 2007.

  1. erandall38 macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2007
    Why is my iPhone having so many problems. Sometimes when I turn it on from lock or sleep it does weird things like this. When I open it up there is weird things that happen too such as the whole bottom bar will be gone (phone, safari, mail, ipod) Only those apps are gone but the silver bar is there and it is just blank. When I answer phone calls weird things happen as well, glitches like this. I restored the phone and it still does this. It is my 4th one and my 2nd SIM card.
    Any ideas on what I should do?
    Deal with it, restore it more, take it in??
    It is past the 14 days I don't really want to get a rental for cost and wait for mine to get back.

    By the way I have not hacked it in any way.

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  2. Aperture macrumors 68000


    Mar 19, 2006
    Can it be easily reproduced? If you took it into an Apple Store could you show them or does it not happen very often? That may play a hand in whether it would be worth it to take it in.

    I also have had a problem with it when I wake it up. I will see the usual drag your finger screen, but there is tons of gibberish, random characters, spread out over the page.
  3. yayaba macrumors 6502

    Apr 24, 2007
    San Francisco Bay Area
    It's your fourth iPhone?? That's weird. My first one had broken Wifi so I had to return it but my second one is just fine. No glitches or anything.

    If you're getting the same glitches it might be the way you use it. If that's the case that's definitely a software issue.
  4. erandall38 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2007
    Lately it has been happening every day... more than once a day, but different things. Sometimes the whole screen is locked up so I can lock it but the touch screen seems deactivated so no apps can be opened, but I can slide to unlock it.
  5. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    So you have or haven't restored it? And does shutting the phone off and turning it back on fix it for a while or not?
  6. erandall38 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2007
    I have restored it a couple times... well every time that it happens I have restored it.
    Right now, picture above, the unlock button will not work, that is the first time it has not worked while a glitch is happening.
    Turning it off or a soft reset, using the home button and top button at the same time, usually works. But I don't think I should have to do that every day.

    Edit: Thanks for the replies!!
  7. erandall38 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2007
    Some other things to add:

    When going from Apps back to home or vice versa it sure is slow and choppy. Sometimes the top bar with Att and the battery will go first(it changes from grey to black) then the rest of the screen. Overall it is just a little bit more slow, choppy, and less snappy. I remember seeing a few users say they had a snappier interface, although I would not expect this, I would not think the opposite would happen.

    Man I am so BUMMED!!!!
    I am one unlucky guy when it comes to Apple products from iPhones to Macs to iPods... if you only new haha.
  8. kdarling macrumors P6


    Jun 9, 2007
    First university coding class = 47 years ago
    Do you own a case?

    One thing that people have found, is that cases with those super-magnetic snaps, totally screw up the iPhone.
  9. erandall38 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2007
    Nope do not use any case at all. If I keep restoring it with the new update... shouldn't it fix everything, unless something is not working properly in the phone that needs to be fixed? Or else everyone else who used the update would be having the same problems right?
  10. MarkMS macrumors 6502a

    Aug 30, 2006
    I've heard that too. That's why I have been careful in my decision of buying cases for my iPhone.
  11. gceo macrumors 6502a


    Jul 13, 2007
    San Diego, CA

    Sorry if this comes off wrong, I'm just trying to help, but, are you sure you're doing a FULL restore THROUGH iTunes, and reloading ALL information back on the phone. This process usually takes 1-2 hours, and it seems weird that you would do this several times.

    I've noticed in a couple of other posts that people confuse some of the terms. There is a big difference between 'power cycling', 'reseting' and 'restoring'.
  12. erandall38 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2007
    Could you expand a little further on the subject... what is power cycling?

    I have done a software reset many times, which I would consider to be holding down the home button and lock button at the same time for about 10 seconds.

    I think I have been restoring it a few times, which I consider to be hooking it up to itunes and syncing all my stuff in. Then hitting the restore button which causes a download thats takes quite a while but I think the timer only said 30 Min., it could have been more. It looked like the update did. Then after that I sync all my info back in.

    Is that right?
  13. d21mike macrumors 68040


    Jul 11, 2007
    Torrance, CA
    My wife and I both have that case (long silver piece on the front made my Belkin). Our phones have been working fine.

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