Sleep/Wake button difference

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by 3rdiguy, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. 3rdiguy macrumors 65816


    Sep 17, 2012
    It seems to me that now that I have ios 7 on my iPhone 5 that the sleep/wake button requires a more dedicated push to sleep the screen. Before, I could just press it quickly and the screen would shut off but now after numerous attempts, it seems as if I have to hold the button just an instant longer to shut the screen off. I tried different ways and any way that wasn't the long press would just blink the screen but the long press would complete the action. I thought it was a hardware problem until I repeated the action multiple times. Maybe it was done so there will be fewer screen shutdowns due to accidentally pressing the button. Am I the only one who has experienced this?
  2. asleep macrumors 68040


    Sep 26, 2007
  3. fmalloy macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2007
    The button is just a simple single-contact switch. Has nothing to do with how "dedicated" you push it.

    It might be that instead of an immediate sleep to black screen, there is a very short fade out. You might be subconsciously holding it until it's completely black, but you don't need to.

    Same on wake - there is a short delay while the lock screen fades in instead of just appearing. You don't need to hold it.
  4. 3rdiguy thread starter macrumors 65816


    Sep 17, 2012
    After reading the replies, I think it may be a new thing with iOS 7 animation effect. I think.
  5. ezhilk macrumors member

    May 15, 2011
    Nope, I came here just to ask the same question, if anyone else is facing the same issue. My sleep button used to work fine with just one press on ios 6 but with 7, every once in a while I am finding myself having to press the button twice or thrice to get the phone to sleep.
  6. robots3humans0 macrumors 6502

    Sep 22, 2009
    London, Ontario
    I would say it is. Lots of people have complained about the increased animation time for the screen to fade in and fade out. Just a new effect in iOS 7. Smooth (albeit slower) transitions.

    If you actually have to hit the button 2 or 3 times to shut the screen off and it's not just impatience due to the animation, you have a hardware issue.

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