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

    James.K.Polk

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    Aug 31, 2015
    #1
    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

    vrflyer

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    Jul 15, 2008
    #2

    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

    James.K.Polk

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    #3
    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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