Noise when tapping or setting my iPhone 5 down

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  1. dtbratt macrumors 6502

    dtbratt

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    I first noticed this when putting my phone down on a table or the arm rest on the couch. Seems like its coming from the top glass section. You can really hear it if you tap in the area. Like something is loose?

    My wifes does it as well. Just not as loud.

    Anyone else expierence this?
     
  2. dictoresno macrumors 601

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    i know that the QC on these phones may not be perfect, but some of these complaints are getting really trivial. like, minute things that no other person would realize.
     
  3. dtbratt thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I feel the exact same way. I don't post much and I have nothing to complain about at all. Its not something I would return the phone for as mine has been flawless since I opened the box.

    Just seemed weird to me. Thats all.

    When I set it down, it just seems like a loose screw sound.
     
  4. 212rikanmofo macrumors 65816

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    I have that rattling noise too, it seems to be coming from the power/wake button up top. But it doesn't really bother me.
     
  5. dtbratt thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Now that you say that. It does seem to be that.

    Didn't bother me at all. Just wanted to narrow it down.
     
  6. CH34P3T macrumors regular

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    The rattle is normal and it's from the camera. It's been there since the 3GS.
     
  7. 212rikanmofo macrumors 65816

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    I've owned every generation of iPhone and never had any rattling sound. This is my first incident with it rattling.
     
  8. m0no macrumors regular

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    Unless you are in space I'm sure you'll always hear sounds when tapping or setting down your phone :D
     
  9. apadden macrumors regular

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    Okay everyone. Place your finger on the sleep/wake button and tap it again. If it doesn't make the noise, it's because you have a loose button. It's nothing to worry about because some are made tightly secured and other loose. Mine is loose and nothing is wrong with it.
     
  10. aberrero macrumors 6502a

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    My 4s rattles and when I went to get it replaced the ones in the store did too.
     
  11. F123D macrumors 68040

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    This.

    Go to an apple store and tap the back of all the display models. They all make a rattle sound from the camera. Every single one of them.
     
  12. dictoresno macrumors 601

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    ive only owned this one and the 4 and both appear to be solid. i do miss the size and weight of the 4 though. OP, whats your build month?
     
  13. jester0723 macrumors regular

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    I have the same rattle. I took off my case and turns out the lock button wiggles around a little. Not a big deal really.
     
  14. Ripcord83 macrumors member

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    to me it actually sounds like the lock button.
    my 4 did this as well.

    no biggie :)
     
  15. Minhimalism macrumors 65816

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    It could be a loose component, or just the camera. I've personally never had the camera problem so..
     
  16. F123D macrumors 68040

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    Try gently holding your lock button and tap your phone to see if you can still hear a rattle coming from that area.
     
  17. Nhwhazup macrumors 68000

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    I have the rattle as well. At first I thought it was my case but could still hear it after taking off the case. I've never noticed the rattle in either my 4S or 3S. Has anyone asked Apple about the rattle? I'm happy with my phone in every other way and will be okay with the rattle providing it's an innate characteristic of the phone and not something floating around loose in the phone that might cause a functional problem down the road.
     
  18. wonderspark macrumors 68030

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    *Shakes my iPhone, hears rattle*

    You a-holes... I never noticed that before.
    LOL
     
  19. miss.manson macrumors 6502a

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