1. unity04's Avatar
    Just got the 5S today - was excited too - until I noticed when I slightly shake the phone the power button makes a loud rattling sound, and if I move up and down when recording a video, you can hear the rattle in the video. Does everyone have this issue, or did I get a faulty device?

    Also, if anyone has the 5C, is this an issue on that too?
    12-09-2013 10:31 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    12-09-2013 10:40 PM
  3. Garz's Avatar
    Mine and wife's rattle. It's common.
    12-10-2013 02:51 AM
  4. neurodave's Avatar
    It's the camera optics in the phone. Also, the iPhones buttons as a whole tend to have a little wiggle room to them as well. It is a common thing and I wouldn't let it bother you unless it becomes intrusive in some severe way.
    12-10-2013 10:26 AM
  5. Garz's Avatar
    It's the camera optics in the phone. Also, the iPhones buttons as a whole tend to have a little wiggle room to them as well. It is a common thing and I wouldn't let it bother you unless it becomes intrusive in some severe way.
    Ours is definitely the power the power button
    12-10-2013 12:46 PM
  6. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    My power button rattles as well. Did on my 5, too.
    12-10-2013 05:09 PM
  7. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I have a slight rattle in my home button (but NOT in my camera this time, go figure)...it is such a small sound though (and really only present when I TRY to replicate the sound).

    If I had an audible sound that was loud enough to pick up in video recording though, I would definitely bring it back for a replacement. That is something mine doesn't even come close to doing.
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    12-11-2013 08:57 AM
  8. larsonage's Avatar
    Yeah mine rattles as well. When I swapped it out at Apple they said that there is nothing wrong with it. It's just wear and tear.


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    12-15-2013 05:40 PM
  9. chezm's Avatar
    Mine rattles too
    12-16-2013 07:19 PM
  10. mrgdr57's Avatar
    Ditto. Power button rattles when setting the device down. Not "wear and tear"; it's done this since new. Surprising, given the overall quality of the design and manufacturing tolerances.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 4
    12-16-2013 11:25 PM
  11. larsonage's Avatar
    Ditto. Power button rattles when setting the device down. Not "wear and tear"; it's done this since new. Surprising, given the overall quality of the design and manufacturing tolerances.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 4
    Sorry to hear that. The new one ingot from the apple store last 3 weeks before it started rattling again. Same as the first one.
    12-17-2013 02:43 PM
  12. molefonken's Avatar
    This is why I use the apple leather case + a trimmed felt knob inside the case to add presure right under the power button. In this way, I have no rattle sound when SHAKING it like crazy, though I can hear some rattling when I lay the device down on a hard surface. It's also my only problem with my great device. Without this "fix", my video recording will pick the rattle sound up, and that's a huge problem for me. I've been thinking on trying to fix the button with a non-conductive silicon spray, but I really don't want to mess up my device doing this, so if anyone finds a good solution, please contact me.
    01-12-2014 06:24 AM
  13. anon8383645's Avatar
    Nope no rattling here.
    01-13-2014 03:08 AM
  14. bengratzl's Avatar
    Anyone got a phone which does NOT rattle at all? If so, could you please post the production week, factory and others of your phone? Thanks
    01-17-2014 06:17 AM
  15. pr1nce's Avatar
    I've heard that some power buttons rattle. If it bothers you I'd get a replacement. Good luck.
    01-17-2014 07:42 AM
  16. mark5019's Avatar
    no rattle here of course i do have it in an outterbox
    01-17-2014 11:11 AM
  17. vegas33139's Avatar
    Mine rattles like hell. For a supposed premium product, I'm not very happy about it. I might visit my local Apple store in the next few days.
    02-03-2014 01:54 PM
  18. John Yester's Avatar
    Some rattle, some don't rattle as much.... It's a known issues with iPhones ever since the iPhone 4 and up.....
    02-03-2014 02:00 PM
  19. iRiidium's Avatar
    I keep both my 5s' in cases so I haven't noticed. Perhaps Apple felt like they need to keep up with Samsung since Samsung has that loose/rattling home button on the Note 3.


    Sent from my titanium rMini LTE
    02-03-2014 02:04 PM
  20. yungboi's Avatar
    Yea mines makes the rattle sound also. It is very common.


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    02-03-2014 09:28 PM
  21. yungboi's Avatar
    I keep both my 5s' in cases so I haven't noticed. Perhaps Apple felt like they need to keep up with Samsung since Samsung has that loose/rattling home button on the Note 3.


    Sent from my titanium rMini LTE
    That's weird I had the Note 3 twice and the home bottom never made a rattle sound.


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    02-03-2014 09:29 PM
  22. iRiidium's Avatar
    That's weird I had the Note 3 twice and the home bottom never made a rattle sound.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    I guess it doesn't rattle so much as it's just loose and doesn't like to remain straight like on all the other Samsung phones. It's weird their flagship would have this issue.


    Sent from my iridium iPad Air LTE 
    02-03-2014 10:16 PM
  23. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    It's more so the lens in the camera than a loose power button.


    Sent from my [Gold] iPhone 5S
    02-03-2014 10:34 PM
  24. yungboi's Avatar
    It's more so the lens in the camera than a loose power button.


    Sent from my [Gold] iPhone 5S
    So your saying it's the camera lens instead of the lock button ? Why you figure that ?


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    02-03-2014 11:29 PM
  25. Garz's Avatar
    It's more so the lens in the camera than a loose power button.


    Sent from my [Gold] iPhone 5S
    mine is definitely the power button.
    02-04-2014 12:55 AM
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