iPhone Lock Button Bugged (Phone Won't Boot)

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by fman1234, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. fman1234 macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2008
    Hi Guys,

    iOS7 has been running great but there's one thing that's bugged on my phone... The lock button. It takes a few presses for it to register and sometimes it won't even work so I have to use assistive touch to lock the phone.

    This morning I had to restart my phone. I managed to turn it off but now I can't turn it back on! Is there a way to jump start the phone to force it to turn on?

    Anyone else having this problem? Is it a software bug or a hardware issue?

    So many questions so little time.

    Thanks all!
  2. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    Try plugging it in to a computer running iTunes.
  3. aimee.elizabeth macrumors 6502

    Sep 28, 2012
    If your lock button doesn't seem to be working, you should downgrade to 6.1.4 if you can and first see if it's the hardware or software. If it's the software then your lock button should work fine and you can try upgrading again. However if it's the hardware, then you'll already be in 6.1.4 and you can go to the Apple store and see if they can give you a replacement.
  4. fman1234 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2008
    Got the phone running by plugging it into a computer although iTunes didn't recognize it the phone still managed to boot up when I pressed the button.

    I will definitely downgrade to 6.1.4 and see if the issue is still there and I shall report back.

    Thanks for the advice
  5. aimee.elizabeth macrumors 6502

    Sep 28, 2012
    No problem! Good luck and let me know how it goes.

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