Some Nokia Lumia Icon users report unresponsive power button after Windows Phone 8.1 update

We know many of you are really happy about the Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers, but some people are experiencing issues with it. To be specific, some Nokia Lumia Icon users are seeing problems with the power button not waking up the device at certain times. We are also experiencing this problem on two of our own Lumia Icons. Are you?

WPCentral forum member carstenosu is the first person to mention the issue. He/she asks, “I'm having issues with my power button not being very responsive. Anybody else experiencing this?”

Other users like MobileVortex have mentioned that a second or third press usually wakes up the Lumia Icon.

If your Lumia Icon does not wake up, you can force a reboot or soft reset. This is possible by holding down the Volume Down and Power buttons together for about 15 seconds or until you feel the phone vibrate. Let’s hope that Microsoft knows about this issue and is preparing a fix for this annoying bug.

Are you experiencing this power button issue on your Lumia Icon after installing the Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers? Let others know in this thread over at the forums and make sure to follow the conversation.

Mark Guim

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