1. Optic Dev's Avatar
    Does anyone notice that their iPhone 4's sleep/wake button is very loose and rattles when shaken from SIDE TO SIDE? From what I've read on other forums, around 40% of iPhone 4's have this, although I don't know how accurate that is since a lot of people were confused and said it rattled when it was tapped (All iPhones rattle when tapped), while I was actually talking about shaking it SIDE TO SIDE.
    If your iPhone has a loose sleep/wake button is it causing any issues?
    12-12-2011 06:06 PM
  2. Ginbill's Avatar
    Can't say my iP4 has this issue but I did have an iPod touch with the issue before. It didn't cause me any trouble though!
    12-12-2011 06:10 PM
  3. Optic Dev's Avatar
    Can't say my iP4 has this issue but I did have an iPod touch with the issue before. It didn't cause me any trouble though!
    Good to know! This is my 4th iPhone replacement! I exchanged iPhones because it had a loose sleep/wake button, but the replacements started rattling too and gradually got worse.
    12-12-2011 06:17 PM
  4. Garz's Avatar
    I dont have a rattling lock button on my 4S but my volume buttons are loose. My 4 did have a rattling lock button
    12-12-2011 06:23 PM
  5. joe_fresh's Avatar
    I just checked mine. Not loose here. Then again I don't press any of the buttons often.


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    12-12-2011 06:41 PM
  6. Optic Dev's Avatar
    I dont have a rattling lock button on my 4S but my volume buttons are loose. My 4 did have a rattling lock button
    Hmm... I guess this IS a common problem. I'll try not to worry about it too much then
    12-12-2011 07:07 PM
  7. Garz's Avatar
    Hmm... I guess this IS a common problem. I'll try not to worry about it too much then
    Its because its metal on metal. I dont worry about my volume buttons being loose.
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    12-12-2011 07:43 PM
  8. Optic Dev's Avatar
    Its because its metal on metal. I dont worry about my volume buttons being loose.
    That explains why the noise is unusually loud.
    12-12-2011 08:54 PM
  9. Moneymiike420's Avatar
    I have OCD with my phones too I know where your coming from lol this 4s is my 1st iPhone but My sleep button is pretty sturdy I feel the power button is a tiny tiny bit loose but I have a thin case on mine do i try not to let it bother me
    12-12-2011 08:57 PM
  10. xxDruMMer BoYxx's Avatar
    Any of you have a flushed sleep/wake button..meaning it doesnt pop out as much as your friends or next iphone next to you..
    12-12-2011 10:33 PM
  11. GolfnCPA's Avatar
    These are well documented. The sleep button has to have some play in it so it doesn't activate when you pocket your phone and move with it in your pocket.

    The rattle you hear is the image stabilizer inside the camera.

    No defect, part of the design.


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    12-12-2011 11:49 PM
  12. Optic Dev's Avatar
    Any of you have a flushed sleep/wake button..meaning it doesnt pop out as much as your friends or next iphone next to you..
    I think it's normal for iPhones to be a little different than another. From what I've read, half of the iPhone 4's rattle when shaken while the other half doesn't.
    If your sleep/wake button is actually sunken in, meaning it doesn't click or really move when pressed, then it could be an actual issue.
    12-13-2011 09:35 AM
  13. Optic Dev's Avatar
    These are well documented. The sleep button has to have some play in it so it doesn't activate when you pocket your phone and move with it in your pocket.

    The rattle you hear is the image stabilizer inside the camera.

    No defect, part of the design.


    Sent from my iPhone 4s using Tapatalk
    Actually, the camera rattles when you tap the back. I saying the sleep/wake button is actually what is rattling when shaken from side-to-side. I thought it was the camera at first, but when I hold the sleep/wake button down and shake it, it doesn't rattle, but I've come to the conclusion that this is normal.
    12-13-2011 09:39 AM
  14. Tony the Tiger's Avatar
    I think it's normal for iPhones to be a little different than another. From what I've read, half of the iPhone 4's rattle when shaken while the other half doesn't.
    If your sleep/wake button is actually sunken in, meaning it doesn't click or really move when pressed, then it could be an actual issue.
    My iPhone 4's sleep/wake button broke a few months ago, as in it sunk in and it doesn't click at all when you press it. I sent it to a company to fix it, and they half did, the button still doesn't click but it's much easier to lock/unlock the screen.
    12-14-2011 11:56 PM
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