is this normal iOS behavior

AndrewR23

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on my new 5S, sometimes after a period of inactivity (5-15 mins ) when I press the lock button to wake it up, nothing happens. Ill click it again and it'll work.


Normal?
 

marvz

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Sometimes this happens on my 5s too but I haven't found any pattern. It happens not frequently, just 1x a week or so.. and no, I have no jailbreak.
So I think it is an iOS bug.

Edit: as far as I remember this was also happening on 7.0.x
 
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todd2000

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My 5S seems to have started doing this since the 7.1 update. It has only happened maybe 3 or 4 times since the upgrade, but I don't recall it ever happening before 7.1. My friend also says that his 5 does it sometimes too.
 

abshole765

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I've had to hit the home button a few times to wake it up.

I've also found myself double clicking multiple times to bring up the multi-task cards because it didn't register the first time.
 

Scott M

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Yep, happens on mine every now and then. Seems really random i.e I can't pinpoint what causes it.

I'll sometimes press the lock or home button and nothing happens. Press it again, and it wakes up.
 

Altis

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This happens on my 4S sometimes, although not too often to really be annoying. Only started since 7.0.

Also since 7.0, it sometimes doesn't register a home button click if it's in the middle of exiting an app or something (ie. during the animations, where it doesn't register touches either).
 

jr866gooner

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This could be an iffy install. Did you do OTA or USB (iTunes) ? May be worth a reset & restore?
 

ATC

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This happened with my iPhone 4 and 5, both times Apple Geniuses diagnosed it as a sleep/wake button hardware failure (or the start of one - it got progressively worse over time) - in both cases Apple replaced my phone and one of the geniuses even alluded to the fact that this was somewhat common.