about 2-3 weeks ago, my lock screen button stopped working. like as in it constantly seems like its down. it doesnt sit up in the normal postion. i have to dig a thumbnail into the space on the side up the button, get it to lift up a bit, and mash it down in an awkward way that hurts my thumb..
once i discovered assistive touch, this wasnt really an issue (besides screenshots and restarting). well, about a week ago, i dropped my phone and shattered the back glass. cheap easy fix i know, but heres my dilemma. about 3 days ago, my phone started rasndomly shutting down on its own. once with 30% battery, once with 80% while plugged in, while not plugged in. this last time took me a day and a half to i guess let the battery drain before i could plug it in and get the red charging logo.
its back on now, but not sure for how much longer. i already have a new back glass piece in the mail (buddy works at sprint, said hed do it for me, ordered before the super bowl) but im afraid if i do that, Apple will be able to tell if i take it in for the button issue and be less likely to replace for free. on the other hand, im afraid if i take it in as is, they will blame the broken glass/drop on the button issue, and the random power downs.
i could live with the button being broke, as annoying as it is. i can live with the broken glass (one day not in the case, let er breathe!) but i cant live with the phone being off, and unable to reboot or anything for hours/days at a time.
thank you in advance.
just to add,
once not long after the drop incident, it did power down on me. i finally got it to reboot but was a pure white screen, which after about 3 minutes faded away gradually, with almost a flickering to it. im pretty sure the drop and the other issues are related but not the button.