Volume Buttons on iPhone 5 are loose...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by 4rtemidis, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. 4rtemidis macrumors regular


    Jun 20, 2012
    The volume buttons on my iPhone 5 are loose, I can move them around a little and they make noises when I shake the phone... Is this a reason for replacing the phone? I know it's a detail but it really bothers me...
  2. eyespii macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2008
    Mine is the same. Noticed it about a week after I got it. Bothers me a little bit, but too lazy to swap it out.
  3. 4rtemidis thread starter macrumors regular


    Jun 20, 2012
    I am going to the apple store today and see if the display models also have this "issue", if not I am going to ask genius if he could replace it...
  4. HowardSmith macrumors 6502a

    Sep 13, 2012
    This must be the 50th thread on this same subject!

    Stop shaking your phone and it will not rattle.
  5. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    They should not be loose, if you can live with it keep it....if not, return it. Do you really have to ask? The only rattle should be from the camera lens.
  6. AAPLinc macrumors 65816

    Jul 27, 2012
    Hollywood, CA
    Take it back, but get ready to possibly have another quality control issue, since the iPhone 5 is plagued with so many.
  7. pnoyblazed macrumors 6502a


    Mar 1, 2008
    mine does it too... this is normal

    You should go to the Apple store only if that causes any problem with adjusting the volume.
  8. cababah macrumors 68000

    Jun 11, 2009
    SF Bay Area, CA
    If you hear them rattling then that is a problem. I did notice that they do have a little bit more play in them than the 4/4S volume buttons. My GF's phone does it too. It doesn't annoy me and I don't even notice anymore since it is in a case but do what you gotta do to satisfy the OCD...
  9. robaroo macrumors regular

    Jun 30, 2010
    Seattle, WA
    how does volume buttons that wiggle keep you from turning the volume up or down? do you return and exchange your laptop when your keyboard buttons start wiggling? lol
  10. D-A-P macrumors newbie

    Nov 6, 2011
    France and UK
    Found a fix... if you are good in DIY !

    You will need to open your iPhone 5s to be able to view the volume button contacts, and slide something (I used a tiny piece of paper :p) inside the gap that makes your volume keys jiggle....

    You will need a pentalobular screwdriver :confused: (the one that was required to open the iPhone 5) and a suction cup :D (the kind that you stick on windows and mirror)... just follow the couple of steps on iFixIt website:


    It worked for me... you must not be scared of opening your iPhone, and be careful enough not to break any connection wires under the screen (read the above iFixIt link for more info)

    Unfortunately, if it's the power button you want to fix, you wont be able to do it my way :( My power button jiggles a tiny bit, but it's hardly noticeable... when the iphone was opened I noticed there was no way to properly see the button and gain access to it :mad:
  11. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    If the iPhone is under warranty/AppleCare, a person is better off going in to Apple for a warranty replacement.

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