I currently hate my iPhone: Issues
Issue 1-3. Randomly one day my camera stopped saving photos or videos taken. It would show the thumbnail on it in the camera.app as well as it does in the camera reel thumbnail (when viewing all the different photo reels), but no new photos, screen-shots, or video appears (this makes tweeting the only way to save my photos..)
4. Voicemails are coming in clumps of 8 or more 10+ days later.
5. When calls come in my iPhone screen is black so I have issues with answering the iPhone (I have had this issue since I got it &have been trying to weather through it, but now it's just annoying.)
I have had issues 1-3 happen to me before and I ended up restoring to a previous backup before the problem occurred (this worked) but now it has occurred a 2nd time?
- 08-16-2009, 11:44 AM #2
- 08-16-2009, 12:11 PM #3
- 08-16-2009, 12:54 PM #4
- 08-16-2009, 01:20 PM #5
- 08-16-2009, 02:43 PM #6
- 08-16-2009, 03:20 PM #7
- 08-16-2009, 05:45 PM #8
- 08-17-2009, 12:06 AM #9
Wow, this is rude. Jello's post was perfectly relevant. he was stating a correct fact.
Whether or not a case is blocking the sensor is no matter unless you are ON a call. The sensor does not activate until you answer a call.
So in this case, as your suggestion is valued, he was just stating that's not the problem.
To the OP, as others have stated, restore as new. I do not believe that would cause the VM issue though. Sounds like you may have a problem with the radio in your phone.
If a restore as new does not correct all the above problems, go have apple swap it. Those are not common issues. Maybe you just got a "challenged" iPhone.
- 08-17-2009, 07:20 AM #10iMore Pro
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Aside from the obvious (and most likely correct) suggestion, to restore as new. You need to provide more information to get less drastic suggestions to try first.
1) Are you jailbroken?
2) Have you installed a custom carrier update?
3) Have you installed the tethering profile?
Number 5 is the one I would find the most troubling and if it persists, I would have my phone replaced.
- 08-17-2009, 05:06 PM #11
- 08-18-2009, 12:48 PM #13
As someone else stated, number 5 seems like a less common issue. If a restore doesn't help at all, I would probably take the phone back to apple and have them run some diagnostics to see if a repair is warranted, or a replacement should be issued. You're having numerous issues, so a trip to Apple may be in your favor.
- 08-18-2009, 12:53 PM #14
Went to the Apple store yesterday. He said it sounded like data corruption in the underlying firmware and it probably wasn't a hardware issue. He ended up restoring it as new, it works fine now, minus 150 apps, and now I have to re-beat my iPhone games...
He also said that when transferring to new iPhones, sometime the data corrupts in the transfer - I've gone through 4 other iPhones lol
I haven't been able to text the incoming call issue yet,but I will update later.
In other words - RESOLUTION - Restore as New.
Last edited by msbaylor; 08-19-2009 at 08:26 PM.
- 09-02-2009, 10:50 PM #16
I have the #5 problem myself. It seems it just started the other day. The screen comes on when a call comes in for about 5 seconds - the same amount of time it would wake up and then sleep again if you did not unlock it - then goes off. It will come back on if the call is missed. I installed the tethering hack, but that did not effect it at first. Seems the only way to get that hack off is to do a factory reset. Might try that tomorrow.