Phone ringing, can't unlock issues in iOS7

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by GreatOldOne, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. GreatOldOne macrumors member

    Jul 6, 2005
    Herding Nerfs
    Hi All,

    I've noticed that when someone calls me, and the phone is locked, it seems to be very hit and miss as to wether I can unlock it - as the slider control does not seem to register the swipe across the screen.

    it's an iPhone 5, running iOS7.0.2 - Never had an issue like this on iOS6.

    Sometimes it unlocks after a few attempts, sometimes it does it straight away - but a lot of the time I miss the call because I can't answer it as I'm frantically swipping the screen trying to get it to register!

    This unresponsiveness only occurs when there is a call comming in. Without one, it's fine and a swipe is picked up immediately.

    Anyone else encountered this? Is it a widespread issue, or just me?


  2. burgerking2 macrumors member


    Sep 18, 2013
    I have noticed the same problem on my iphone 5 running 7

    Sometimes it helps to start the swipe in the middle of the green answer bar
  3. steve-p macrumors 68000


    Oct 14, 2008
    Newbury, UK
    Can't say if iOS7 is more or less prone to this, but I have had this issue very occasionally on every iOS version. Not so far on iOS7, but it wouldn't surprise me if it happened.
  4. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    Sometimes a DFU restore can fix the odd issue.
  5. roccobladr macrumors 6502

    Jul 25, 2011
    This used to happen a lot with my 4S on iOS 6 though.

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