"Slide to Answer" not responding

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by hansonjohn590, Nov 22, 2013.

  1. hansonjohn590 macrumors 6502

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    On my 5S, whenever I get a call, quite frequently the phone will not unlock and answer the call. I madly swipe a dozen times but it doesn't respond to my touches and end up missing the call. This is starting to become a major problem.

    Does anybody know anything about this or have any workaround/fixes? The nearest Apple store is hours away. Do you think my phone is bad?
     
  2. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Troubleshoot in the following order:

    1. Reboot the iPhone.
    2. Restore it from a backup
    3. Restore as new (backup might be corrupted)
    4. Get it swapped out at the Apple Store
     
  3. Tobias Funke macrumors 6502a

    Tobias Funke

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    My iPhone 5 started to do it right after ios7 update.

    You have to put your finger right onto the white arrow to swipe!!

    Anywhere else and it doesn't swipe!

    Its very annoying compared to how it was before.
     
  4. sclawis300 macrumors 65816

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    I feel like I have to put finger at the very top edge of the button.
     
  5. YsoSerious macrumors 6502

    YsoSerious

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    I have this same problem too. I have to swipe it a few times for it to register and take the call. Not all the time but it's annoying when it happens.
     
  6. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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  7. iMarvin macrumors 6502

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    My first 5 had the same problem, then it started to say "no sim". So got it switched out. But no, you're not the only one.
     
  8. cwwilson macrumors 65816

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    Happens on my 5S. It literally boggles the mind how something like this passed Apple QC.
     
  9. Mindy60 macrumors regular

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    It isn't just this for me, the screen isn't responsive when I have an alarm go off and have to touch the screen 2 or 3 times. Touching the mic isn't responsive. Why just today wifi connectivity wasn't working. The fix for me is to shut down the phone and turn it on again. That always works. Shutting down is necessary every once in awhile.
     
  10. woodynorman macrumors 6502

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    Ive had the same problem and found that a shorter swipe seems to be the ticket to it unlocking the first time.
     

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