Loose Power Button on iPhone 5 is ANNOYING!!!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Kelped, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. Kelped macrumors member

    Aug 24, 2010
    My phone came with a loose power button that rattles when I shake it. After almost two weeks of trying to ignore the issue, it's really starting to annoy me. When my phone vibrates, I can hear it buzzing. When I'm listening to music through the speakers, I can occasionally hear it buzz.

  2. Brettka7 macrumors regular

    Nov 5, 2011
  3. DayOfChaos macrumors 6502

    Nov 13, 2011
    My lock button does not move an mm, even when trying to force it. Nada.
  4. batmangorden macrumors member


    Mar 5, 2012
    Call or take it to Apple, I'm sure that they will give you a replacement.

    First few days of owning my 3GS I noticed the volume buttons would stick if pressed down, took it to them at the store and no questions asked gave me a brand new replacement phone.
  5. Stinja macrumors regular

    Feb 4, 2011
    Brooklyn, NY
    The power button on my iPhone 4 has been rattling for quite some time, I don't think it's that big of a deal :confused:
  6. citivolus macrumors 6502a

    Sep 19, 2008
    OP I have exactly the same problem. I've hesitated from going to exchange it as it doesn't seem to me to be a big deal. Please post what you end up doing!
  7. A420Turbo macrumors member

    Aug 17, 2010
    Same issue as OP even though its not a big deal and with my luck the replacement will have a problem thats worse. Its a just a lil annoying on vibrate sounds like there are things loose in the device. My only other issue is that I wish that battery lasted longer. Other than these things I love the phone
  8. fort macrumors member

    Apr 13, 2011
  9. Towelie1288 macrumors regular


    Mar 1, 2012
    same issue but i dont really hear it when it vibrates only when i have the phone close to my hear and shake it i hear a small rattle but i think its fine
    i dont want to exchange for another phone and then have another issue but everything else on my iphone is flawless love it so far :D:apple:
  10. Leonard1818 macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2011
    I've yet to see one that doesn't have a bit of play in the home button (but I've only seen a few.) My 4s does NOT have any play but the 5 does... no biggie I don't think.
  11. iceterminal macrumors 68000


    May 25, 2008
    Dallas Tx.
    Not trying to be snarky, but why don't you actually do something about the problem instead of just complaining? What I mean is your complaint here leads to nothing to solve your problem. So just handle the problem.

    I'm sure if there is a defect, Apple will make it right as they have in the past with other problems.
  12. nlkccom macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2008
    The power button on my 4 is much more solid, no play at all.

    The power button on my 5 is definitely a little looser, but it doesn't rattle when I shake the phone.

    My only suggestion, stop shaking your phone. :D

    If it annoys you, take it to Apple for replacement.
  13. phillyguy macrumors newbie

    Sep 25, 2012
    Mine not rattling when i shake it..But if tap the back anywhere above logo, its rattling, kinda annoying whenever i place it on the table its rattling, feels so cheap..:( just wondering if everyone has this issue or just few?
  14. phillyphill macrumors 6502


    Apr 23, 2010
    Are you sure its the power button and not the camera? If you tap the back of any iphone you should hear the camera rattle.

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