Is your iPhone X pulling your hair? Users complain about hair stuck in the bezel gap and mute switch

Is your iPhone X pulling your hair? Users complain about hair stuck in the bezel gap and mute switch
File this in the unforeseen consequences of having a bezel-less phone with steel frames, but Apple's new iPhone X may be pulling people's hair, beards, and so on, as multiple complaints on Apple's discussion forums and random social media vents are reporting. 

The hairs seem to get stuck either in the mute switch, or in the small gap between the bezel and the display. Some units are apparently being replaced by Apple, while many others are solving the annoyance by putting a case on it, though the mute switch still remains in play sometimes. 

We've had phones tuck at our hairs before, so it's entirely plausible that such an issue exists with the "all-screen" X, too. What to do? Well, the phone is made of glass, has slippery stainless steel sides preventing a good grip, and costs a pretty penny, so a case is a must for anyone but the complete purists. 

Or, as one of the best comments on the matter (by sean000) goes "Tap on Settings, General, Personal Grooming. Slide the setting for “Tweezers” from Auto to Manual and you should be fine."

source: Apple, Reddit, MacRumors forum, Twitter via PiunikaWeb

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iPhone X
  • Display 5.8" 1125 x 2436 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A11 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2390 MHz
  • Storage 256GB
  • Battery 2716 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. LanjaKodaka

Posts: 219; Member since: Sep 27, 2016

Hair gate ? Apple seems to be at the forefront of inventing new "gates" all the time.

35. Robert235

Posts: 70; Member since: May 30, 2010

Apple has more gates than rock lee in Naruto.

37. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

They'll fix that with the next update... Break the earpiece, and force users to use loudspeaker or handsfree

5. cmdacos

Posts: 4383; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Maybe their hair is getting velcro'd to the unibrow

7. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

My iPhone X rings when someone calls me!!!! Anyone has this too? Please?

22. Whitedot

Posts: 893; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

I like this one :)

36. theunspoken

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 06, 2017

They are complaints from iSheeps not android fanboys.

9. skyline88

Posts: 701; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

introducing iStuck, the latest product from iJunk corporation

10. Tony_5600

Posts: 82; Member since: Apr 09, 2017

This was an issue with the iPhone 6,6S,7 too but isn’t a dealbreaker.


Posts: 202; Member since: Dec 08, 2012

First new world problems!

14. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

My S8+ does this on the top where the metal meets the glass. Samsung doesn't have that great of fit and finish so their phones always have gaps everywhere.

32. darkkjedii

Posts: 31757; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yeah right lol.

16. UnlimitedSkye03

Posts: 300; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

No that's not a flaw, you're just holding it wrong

17. Papa_Ji

Posts: 911; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Thank God.... For now Tim's iX magent is only pulling hairs not iA$$.....

19. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

You're braiding it wrong!

20. Nexus4lifes

Posts: 303; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

Apple: Cut your hair suckers....

24. tokuzumi

Posts: 1999; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Shaved head for the win

25. Clivester

Posts: 17; Member since: May 05, 2015

Its not just Apple, its the stupid samsung A5-2016 too.

26. libra89

Posts: 2335; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Ugh this sounds annoying.

28. nikhil23

Posts: 505; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

just go bald

29. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

One of the ads below the snippet: "3 Grooming Products No Man Should Live Without" Is the iPhone one of them? :)

30. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1603; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Former Verizon rep. Previous iPhones have had this complaint, so has Samsung and Motorola. Plenty of reasons to hate the iPhone X, or to make fun of it, but this isn't one of them.

34. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Just because something has been wrong previously, doesn't mean it should continue to be wrong, whether it be the sunject at hand, or the amorphous "they did it too" defense of children.

33. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

More terrible deflection from this site when erranly toss out the, "Well, you should have a case on it anyway." It's a $1K+ device... the chassis has a gap in it. Call it what it is, a $1K+ flawed design.

39. Clivester

Posts: 17; Member since: May 05, 2015

and samsung has the same flaw

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