1. Harry Dunn's Avatar
    Ok so not sure how I discovered this but if I hold my phone near the bottom an shake the top half of it I can hear something inside rattling... Not side to side but if you were bringing the screen towards you an then back down. I thought maybe it was the S Pen so I took it out an tried it and it still does it... Anyone else's do this? Just wondering what it could be, if somethings loose inside or what
    10-01-2016 02:29 PM
  2. Mark Valentine's Avatar
    I'm not entirely sure if it's the same as other phones. But IIRC, it's the rear camera that you hear.
    10-01-2016 02:36 PM
  3. jamesrick80's Avatar
    May be something detective...my device doesn't exhibit this issue
    10-01-2016 02:37 PM
  4. Mark Valentine's Avatar
    Try holding your phone with your four fingers on the back of the device with your thumb on the front. And then wave your phone near your ear like youre fanning yourself. You'll hear it shake. I literally just tested this on the N4, N5, N7, S6 Edge, S6 Edge Plus, and S7 edge. All have the same result.
    10-01-2016 02:40 PM
  5. fitcherama's Avatar
    Yep. Mine does it. I hate this forum sometimes...
    10-01-2016 02:47 PM
  6. Harry Dunn's Avatar
    Try holding your phone with your four fingers on the back of the device with your thumb on the front. And then wave your phone near your ear like youre fanning yourself. You'll hear it shake. I literally just tested this on the N4, N5, N7, S6 Edge, S6 Edge Plus, and S7 edge. All have the same result.
    Hmm guess it must be normal for the camera to move a little then? It doesn't seem crooked or out of place either, just hear something moving lol
    10-01-2016 02:47 PM
  7. Harry Dunn's Avatar
    Yep. Mine does it. I hate this forum sometimes...
    Lol sorry
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    10-01-2016 02:48 PM
  8. Mark Valentine's Avatar
    Hmm guess it must be normal for the camera to move a little then? It doesn't seem crooked or out of place either, just hear something moving lol
    It's more than likely because of the part that deals with the stabilization for lens. The noise is also less noticeable or even nonexistent when the camera app is open. My N3 doesn't make the noise, but any galaxy s or note from the N4 to present seems to have a similar camera housing.
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    10-01-2016 02:58 PM
  9. Harry Dunn's Avatar
    It's more than likely because of the part that deals with the stabilization for lens. The noise is also less noticeable or even nonexistent when the camera app is open. My N3 doesn't make the noise, but any galaxy s or note from the N4 to present seems to have a similar camera housing.
    Oh ya look at that I opened the camera app an it didn't do it!
    10-01-2016 03:06 PM
  10. jamesrick80's Avatar
    Just tested it again with 4 finger method...mine still doesn't do it...thank goodness
    10-01-2016 03:17 PM
  11. ghostriderz85's Avatar
    It's called optical image stabilization, look it up.

    To confirm it's really the camera, try shaking it with the camera app open, it won't rattle when the camera app is open because the OIS is powered
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    10-01-2016 03:21 PM
  12. skatergirl's Avatar
    Could it be the SD/SIM card tray?
    10-01-2016 03:37 PM
  13. omgitselaine's Avatar
    I must admit after reading the original post ....... I did shake my Note to check to see if there was any sort of rattling

    Nope wheeeeew !!!
    10-01-2016 03:39 PM
  14. naturecannon's Avatar
    It's the Gyro sensors, also known as angular rate sensors or angular velocity sensors. They sense angular velocity.
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    10-01-2016 04:14 PM
  15. fitcherama's Avatar
    Definitely stops with camera app open. OIS it is. Well, that was fun!
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    10-01-2016 05:02 PM
  16. Viscomi4444's Avatar
    I tried it and can't tell if it's my phone or wrist cracking🤔
    10-01-2016 09:13 PM
  17. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    Aside from the S Pen, the other part that moves in the device is the rear camera module.

    When the camera app is opened, the stabilization module springs to life, utilizing movement data from the gyro sensors in order to calculate and estimate where the phone is being unintentionally shaken and attempts to correct that by moving the module in a way that corrects that. When the camera app is closed, the module shuts down and the camera is set in an idle position. Because some room needs to be made for the lens itself to move in order to correct for unintentional handshakes, some movement will occur if the device is being shaken, meaning that you may hear that rattle.
    10-02-2016 11:12 AM

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