iPhone SE - Clicky Homebutton?

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  1. mrgreenfirework macrumors newbie

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    Hey!

    Just got a new iPhone SE yesterday and have noticed that the home button makes a loud clicking noise and is hard or soft to click depending on where I click it. This is not the same on my iPad Mini which has a consistent, quiet soft click. I've researched online and those with iPhone 5s' have also experienced it with some saying it goes back to normal after a couple of weeks, has anyone experienced this and is it true?

    Furthermore, the power button seems loose as it makes a rattling noise when I put the phone done or shake it around and I can physically move it slightly (however reviews also reported this so I'm not sure if it's meant to be like that?).

    Apart from my moaning - fantastic phone! Would appreciate advice on these things though. :)
     
  2. mrgreenfirework thread starter macrumors newbie

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  3. Sonic macrumors regular

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    yes i find mine pretty bad sounding / inconsistent feeling compared to the ip5 i used previously
     
  4. mrgreenfirework thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Your home button or power button?
     
  5. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    They change slightly with every generation.

    If you think it's faulty, take it back to Apple to have them look at it or exchange. No one can tell you whether yours sounds/feels "right" or not.
     
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    I have never had two iPhones with the same feel for a home button. My main concern is it works and I have never had one fail no matter if clicky or mushy. Just so it works every time I push it.
     
  7. mrgreenfirework thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Only problem is I didn't get directly from Apple, got it from an online service here in the UK and so would mean like a 2 week wait to send it off to them, have them check it and send it back so thought I'd make sure if it's worth doing that or not here. Thanks for the advice tho. :)
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    Hmmm, should I be feeling the inconsistent clicks though? Seems like its not in place properly but I'm not sure. Online videos have said to smear alcohol on it to make it go back to a softer click but I don't want to risk messing up Touch ID.
     
  8. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    If not happy take it to the Apple store and compare other units on display. Exchanging can have problems too.
     
  9. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    It shouldn't matter where you bought it. Apple can still take a look at it. Also, you can compare it to the floor models and see if they're comparable.
     
  10. mrgreenfirework thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Surely they can't fix it/replace it as I presume it's not under Apple Care tho?
     
  11. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    All iPhones come with 1 year of AppleCare which covers manufacturers defects and 90 days of phone support.

    http://www.apple.com/support/products/iphone.html
     
  12. mrgreenfirework thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's only when directly bought from Apple isn't it? Mine is from a different company
     
  13. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    It's an Apple product. Apple made it. They guarantee it. Unless you stole it or have something to hide, they will take care of you. Period.

    This is your first Apple purchase, isn't it?
     
  14. mrgreenfirework thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have a MacBook Pro too, but that was bought directly from an Apple Store
     
  15. koolmagicguy macrumors 6502

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    Check your warranty coverage at Apple.com. I forget the exact address but it's easy to find. It doesn't matter where you bought it as long as it hasn't been a year yet.
     
  16. mrgreenfirework thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Anyone else have similar experience with their home button on SE?
     
  17. Kal-037 macrumors 6502a

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    Both the two iPhone 6s+ models I had/have suffered from the weird double click with the home button. It feels like there's a piece of sand beneath it. It's super annoying, I just hope my iPad Pro never has this issue occur. *knock on wood.
    I really feel 2014 and on, Apple's QC has gone down a bit. I am tempted to call Apple and ask for a replacement again, but i don't want to be petty. :/


    Kal.
     
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    Here is the Apple Support link: https://supportprofile.apple.com/ for items registered to your Apple ID.

    Here is the Apple Support link base on Apple device serial number: https://checkcoverage.apple.com/

    Dave
     
  19. mcdj macrumors G3

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    Dude it's not an SE thing. It's an iPhone thing. People have had clicky issues on every iPhone since 2007, even more so since TouchID. Sometimes they're not perfect. Usually they are. Just take it back.
     
  20. Breezygirl macrumors 6502

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    I've had two SEs, one with a clicky loud button like you describe, one without.

    The SE I have now has the clicky home button & camera rattle. Neither SE had a yellow screen or Bluetooth issues as some have reported. I traded a gold SE for a rose gold a few days ago.
     
  21. asleep macrumors 68040

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    No, my home button is quiet..
     
  22. JM macrumors 6502a

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    Try not to worry about it. If the home button and power are the only issues you have, then keep it. Especially if you have a crystal white beautiful screen with no yellowing or vertical pixel sized lines.

    I b****ed about the home button and power button, traded in for new 5s, and got a slew of garbage screen 5s'. I wish I had kept the original phone.
     
  23. rattler macrumors member

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    Almost every iPhone I've owned has had the sticky "double click" home button at some point. If the phone you have now is otherwise good then I wouldn't risk returning it and getting one with other problems.
     
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