1. pktlouie's Avatar
    Noticed this today after a few days of use. If I grab my phone on the bottom with my left hand, and barely tap the back where the apple is with my other hand I hear some kinda rattling sound.

    I don't hear it if I shake it.

    I guess it's really not a rattling sound, it's as if the sound/vibrate switch is loose inside, but if I hold it, it still sounds when I tap the back.

    Is this just mine, or...???
    11-06-2013 06:54 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    Most likely camera optics... you may want to visit an AppleGenius bar if there's one near you to verify.
    11-06-2013 06:59 PM
  3. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Normal. Camera optics and even the power buttons rattle on these things sometimes. Not a biggie.
    11-06-2013 07:23 PM
  4. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    Yeah, mine is rattling too! It sounds like it's coming from the camera.
    11-06-2013 07:41 PM
  5. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    My original 4S didn't have the rattle, but my replacement 4S did and even the power button would rattle a bit too. I just upgraded to a 5C Oct 25th, and the cam rattles a bit on this too.

    Like stated by other members, it's the camera, and sometimes the power button can rattle too from the metals contacting each other. As long as everything functions properly, then no worries
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    11-06-2013 08:08 PM
  6. Eileen89's Avatar
    My original 4S didn't have the rattle, but my replacement 4S did and even the power button would rattle a bit too. I just upgraded to a 5C Oct 25th, and the cam rattles a bit on this too.

    Like stated by other members, it's the camera, and sometimes the power button can rattle too from the metals contacting each other. As long as everything functions properly, then no worries
    Hey Pink, congrats on getting the 5C. Hope you enjoy it...

    As others said, that sound that you hear is more than likely the Camera and will not get any worse. I had it slightly on my 5 and I can hear it a little on my 5S as well. My iPhone 5 was just fine with it the whole year that I had it. You can take it in and get it looked at but I wouldn't let it bother you. Just enjoy your 5S, it will be fine.
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    11-06-2013 08:14 PM
  7. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Anyone want to scour the forum over the last few years and link all the threads asking this? (no offense OP, it's an honest concern that just happens to be normal for the iPhone's camera).
    11-06-2013 08:15 PM
  8. tkao2025's Avatar
    The rattling sound is coming from the power button. Mine rattles and wondering whether to change it or will all the phone rattle a little. I went to the Apple store today and found some rattled more than others, but they all have a slight rattle coming from the power button.
    11-12-2013 02:25 PM
  9. sting7k's Avatar
    Starting with the iPhone 4 some rattle and some don't. It's normal.
    11-12-2013 04:48 PM
  10. iEd's Avatar
    My 4s rattled my 5s doesn't.


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    11-12-2013 07:43 PM
  11. Ricky Ramadhan's Avatar
    So, the conclusion its rattle is normal
    My ip5s also
    11-13-2013 05:54 AM
  12. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    My 4s, 5 & 5s all Rattle ... It's a feature ;-) ... No honestly I wish they would have fixed this in the 5s .. You can actually hear my power button rattle if I shoot video. Not the end of the world but very normal for these devices.
    11-13-2013 11:28 AM
  13. iLive an iLife's Avatar
    My original 4S didn't have the rattle, but my replacement 4S did and even the power button would rattle a bit too. I just upgraded to a 5C Oct 25th, and the cam rattles a bit on this too.

    Like stated by other members, it's the camera, and sometimes the power button can rattle too from the metals contacting each other. As long as everything functions properly, then no worries
    Haven't seen you around in awhile Pink! Thought you may have jumped ship on us!! Just got the 5S last night - LOVE!

    To stay on topic - all of my iPhones have had "the rattle" and it's usually a combination of the power button and camera. Annoyed me at first but now I don't even think about it.


    Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk
    11-13-2013 11:38 AM
  14. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    Haven't seen you around in awhile Pink! Thought you may have jumped ship on us!! Just got the 5S last night - LOVE!

    To stay on topic - all of my iPhones have had "the rattle" and it's usually a combination of the power button and camera. Annoyed me at first but now I don't even think about it.


    Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk
    Jump ship nope. Not in a million years lol. I๐Ÿ’—my pink ๐ŸŽ€5C๐ŸŽ€
    Congrats on your 5S upgrade. Nice hearin from ya๐Ÿ˜ƒ


    Sent from my ๐ŸŽ€PINK-alicious 5C๐ŸŽ€
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    11-13-2013 02:09 PM
  15. iLive an iLife's Avatar
    Jump ship nope. Not in a million years lol. I๐Ÿ’—my pink ๐ŸŽ€5C๐ŸŽ€
    Congrats on your 5S upgrade. Nice hearin from ya๐Ÿ˜ƒ


    Sent from my ๐ŸŽ€PINK-alicious 5C๐ŸŽ€
    Music to my ears Pink!! Glad you are enjoying your 5C! I have to admit, I have a bit of a case obsession going on. I've started an unofficial case of the month (sometimes week) club haha!



    Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk
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    11-13-2013 10:31 PM
  16. chezm's Avatar
    Just picked up a brand new iPhone 5s and it makes a slight rattling sound...coming from the camera as some have mentioned.
    11-19-2013 10:41 AM
  17. thejerryong's Avatar
    My 4 didn't have that rattling sound. But my 5S does, and I'm sure it's the Power/Sleep button. I saw a review on Youtube that the Power/Sleep button is kinda loose.
    11-19-2013 01:18 PM
  18. jeremydc's Avatar
    DHL picked up my phone on Wednesday and I was sent a new phone. Now its Friday and my new phone rattles again. I will return it until I am happy. I can't believe some of you settle for this "normal rattle" on a premium device.
    11-22-2013 12:31 AM
  19. JakePleasants's Avatar
    My 5S doesn't rattle at all but my friend's 5 does.
    11-22-2013 01:07 AM
  20. juanc723's Avatar
    apples high quality top notch perfect never seen before rattling sound

    made in china what do you expect!?
    11-22-2013 01:15 AM
  21. mac2013's Avatar
    Rattle phones are trending these days.
    11-22-2013 02:15 AM
  22. chezm's Avatar
    DHL picked up my phone on Wednesday and I was sent a new phone. Now its Friday and my new phone rattles again. I will return it until I am happy. I can't believe some of you settle for this "normal rattle" on a premium device.
    My wifes and my buddies iPhone 5 rattle, as well as my iPhone 5s...we all just assume its normal. Maybe it'll be a good idea to take a trip to an Apple store or my carrier to ask.
    11-22-2013 08:55 AM

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