1. werner6769's Avatar
    I got an old iPhone 4 to test the waters in the apple world. So far very impressed with the capabilities of such an old device.

    I have an issue with the slide to silent button on the top left of the phone sometimes. When in my pocket, it slides to silent mode sometimes. Even using a case. Does anyone have this issue on newer iPhones? I am thinking the button might be a bit overused on the old device. Want to get a sense of this before I get a newer iPhone.
    05-29-2016 11:24 AM
  2. firedept10's Avatar
    I got an old iPhone 4 to test the waters in the apple world. So far very impressed with the capabilities of such an old device.

    I have an issue with the slide to silent button on the top left of the phone sometimes. When in my pocket, it slides to silent mode sometimes. Even using a case. Does anyone have this issue on newer iPhones? I am thinking the button might be a bit overused on the old device. Want to get a sense of this before I get a newer iPhone.
    Welcome to iMore!

    I am thinking the silent switch is worn. The new iPhone's have a pretty solid feel to the silent button. It is a flip more than a slide with the new phones.
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    05-29-2016 11:36 AM
  3. randally's Avatar
    Neither My 6s nor my wife's 5s have this issue. The switch was redesigned as a front-to-back switch and I think it makes a big difference.
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    05-29-2016 11:37 AM
  4. werner6769's Avatar
    Figured as much. Not a huge deal accept I do have to check it sometimes in case of a missed notification. I have the phone out a lot anyways. Thanks for the replies.
    05-29-2016 04:33 PM
  5. robertk328's Avatar
    Never had that before and I've used these since the first one. Is there something else in your pocket it could be hitting?
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    05-29-2016 05:57 PM
  6. werner6769's Avatar
    Nope. I keep one pocket clear just for the phone. I don't want to scratch the screen.
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    05-29-2016 06:55 PM
  7. robertk328's Avatar
    Nope. I keep one pocket clear just for the phone. I don't want to scratch the screen.
    OK, good call.
    werner6769 likes this.
    05-30-2016 09:25 AM

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