"Slide to Answer" not responding

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

  1. hansonjohn590 macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2013
    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

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    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

    Apr 3, 2012
    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

    Apr 22, 2010
    I feel like I have to put finger at the very top edge of the button.
  5. YsoSerious macrumors 6502


    Oct 8, 2008
    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

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
  7. iMarvin macrumors 6502


    Sep 29, 2011
    On the internet!
    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


    Jan 27, 2009
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Happens on my 5S. It literally boggles the mind how something like this passed Apple QC.
  9. Mindy60 macrumors regular


    Oct 24, 2011
    Houston, TX USA
    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 6502a

    Nov 26, 2011
    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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