Ugh, my side button is already loose

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Goldfrapp, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. Goldfrapp macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2005
  2. Domino8282 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 22, 2010
    Southeast USA
    Reading your tweets from the link in your sig, I have a hard time taking anything you post seriously...
  3. Blacklabel34 macrumors 6502

    Jul 6, 2009
    Orange County
  4. Goldfrapp, Apr 24, 2015
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2015

    Goldfrapp thread starter macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2005
  5. Wallabe macrumors 6502a

    Mar 15, 2015
    I'm guessing you're the one to cry buttongate?
  6. Wayfarer macrumors 65816


    Jun 15, 2007
    Hear ye, hear ye, one and all. Loosegate is a fabrication! Off with his head! :mad:

    Pics or it didn't happen.
  7. Mildredop macrumors 68020

    Oct 14, 2013
    I've seen another thread on here about this.
  8. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    It's not loose but it has some play in it. I'm guessing it's normal.
  9. ssls6 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 7, 2013
    Define loose
  10. Downs2011 macrumors regular

    Mar 7, 2013
    Maryland, USA
    Yes this has been mentioned in another thread. I have a 42mm SS and I have just the slightest bit of play! Someone compared it to the iPhone 5 and 5s power button but it is no where near that bad. I don't even hear anything until I try pushing it around. It is completely normal based on what we know right now. Enjoy your watches! :)
  11. Mavis Dracula macrumors newbie

    Apr 27, 2015
    Does your side button wiggle a bit?

    Does your side button wiggle a bit? Mine does. Not the digital crown, but the button below it.
  12. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020


    Jun 20, 2007
  13. Mavis Dracula macrumors newbie

    Apr 27, 2015
    Ah, solid as a rock? looks like I'll be going to the apple store tomorrow. When I place a finger on the side button and shift my finger or wiggle it a bit the button seems to jiggle a little. Feels cheap. Then again, my buttons on my iphone 6 plus do the same thing, just not as prominent. (maybe because it's a much smaller button)
  14. McDaddio macrumors 6502a

    Oct 6, 2014
    It does but I am seeing a surgeon about it

    Getting old isn't fun.
  15. Flow39 macrumors 68000


    Sep 7, 2014
    At the Apple Store
  16. Mavis Dracula macrumors newbie

    Apr 27, 2015
    What? lol


    Oh this is so depressing. I really hope I'm just being super sensitive to the button's give. If my button is indeed defective, I'll be waiting weeks for a replacement.
  17. Sh4wN macrumors regular

    Jul 14, 2012
    SS 42mm here, my side button is wiggling too. It's a little bit annoying because the crown has a nice, stiff pressure point but the side button wiggles and is actually noisy.
    The model I previewed at the Apple Store after preordering did the same and I guess it is normal or at least within specifications. Annoying nonetheless.

    Anybody with the same issue went to the Apple Store yet or phoned in to see what they say?
  18. MH01 Suspended


    Feb 11, 2008
    It's a button, it will have some wiggle. The only problem would be if it was loose and you could hear it rattling.
  19. shenfrey macrumors 68000

    May 23, 2010
    Does your side button wiggle a bit?

    Solid as a rock here too, definitely defected.
  20. atiffarooq macrumors 6502


    May 27, 2006
    I did on Friday when I got my Watch and same thing was happening on mine. Spoke to Apple Friday evening and they have arranged a replacement. My original watch was collected yesterday so I'm hoping to get a replacement by the end of the week or early next.
  21. Honey Badger macrumors 6502a

    Honey Badger

    Jul 14, 2011
  22. simonx314 macrumors regular

    Apr 21, 2015
    My side button does not wiggle at all. 42mm blue sport.
  23. Mavis Dracula macrumors newbie

    Apr 27, 2015
    Yeah there's no rattling. It wouldn't surprise me if that's the design, it's just super annoying. I can totally feel it. But my iPhone 6 plus does the same thing on all buttons, not as pronounced - I'm guessing because the buttons are smaller than the button on the apple watch. Anyways, I'm headed to apple today to compare with their models.


    Woah, yours sounded like it was in worse shape than mine! There's no noise on mine.


    I did phone in, they were considering a replacement. But I offered to go to the Apple Store first to compare with other watches. I don't want to wait on watch when there's "technically" nothing wrong with my watch.

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