Apple Watch Sport Faulty Taptic Engine Buzzing Noise

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Trivor, Oct 29, 2015.

  1. Trivor, Oct 29, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2015

    Trivor macrumors newbie

    May 25, 2015
    So my Apple Watch Sport Space Gray 42mm is now making a loud buzzing noise when the taptic engine is engaged, like in the below video. Prominent haptic is off, and silent mode is on. This watch body was already replaced once before for another issue. Quality on these watches seems to be very poor compared to the usual Apple standard.

  2. techno-Zen macrumors 6502a


    Apr 27, 2015
    Gilbert, AZ
    Started for me this week, sent in for repair. Anyone know how long turnaround is on a repair?
  3. friednoodles macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2014
    Interestingly I had exactly this issue a few days after installing watchOS 2.0 and was convinced my Taptic Engine was dead.

    I called Apple Care to see how to get it replaced and they took me through some steps (that I thought were going to be useless), which included restarting the watch. After a restart, the problem, to my amazement, went away. It turns out it wasn't the Taptic Engine making the noise, it was actually the speaker making a garbage/static noise each time the Taptic Engine was vibrated, even though my watch is permanently set to silent.

    So, before going any further, I know it sounds crazy (as it did to me), but try restarting the watch just in case it's the same bug mine had.
  4. ZEEN0j macrumors 65816


    Sep 29, 2014
    I had the same problem. First I read about that it could be about having turned on prominent haptic. So I turned that off and it helped for a while. Then it started again so I did a restart. Also helped for a while but then it started again. The only thing that helped me and this was a month ago was a resync of the watch and putting in my backup.
  5. bandrews macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2008

    Mine did the same too - was convinced it was dead then magically started working again. That was a few weeks ago and hasn't happened since.

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