SE: Sticky mute/ring switch after no use (i.e. overnight)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by James.K.Polk, Apr 29, 2016.

  1. James.K.Polk macrumors 6502a

    Aug 31, 2015
    Has anyone else noticed this?

    The mute switch feels really sticky/mushy after I haven't used it. After flipping it back and forth or (more surprisingly) blowing/shooting compressed air in there, it works perfectly.... for a while! Then back to the mushy status. It still works as expected, it's not a huge deal, but I'm wondering if there's a more permanent fix for it.

    Any tips?
  2. vrflyer macrumors 6502


    Jul 15, 2008

    Sounds like your switch is prone to dust & small fine lint. I recommend buying a dentist pick set if you cannot buy a single one & you'll be surprised how much collects into that area. My girlfriend's 6S kept getting stuck & I was able to remove a very thin layer of lint. I was very surprised!
  3. James.K.Polk thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 31, 2015
    Is that a permanent fix? I've only had the phone a few days so I'd be surprised if there was that much buildup!

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