Can't hear iPhone 6S Plus vibrate

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by FooArk, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. FooArk macrumors 6502

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    Did they change the vibration because I cannot hear a thig. Even when it is flat on my desk.

    Did I get a defective phone?
     
  2. Cloud Unique macrumors newbie

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    Hello, Noticed this on my iPhone 6s vibration feels very weak. Compared to my old iPhone 6.
    I think it's definitely the aluminium 7000
     
  3. noles1983 macrumors regular

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    it seems to be more of a clunk type vibrate instead of the old buzzing vibration. I prefer it, just like my apple watch.
     
  4. asleep macrumors 68040

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    Vibration is different, the old massager was replaced with the Taptic Engine.

    The old vibrate was feel+sound, the new is more just feel.
     
  5. spazma7ik macrumors 6502a

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    How long until we start hearing requests for a vibrate message tone.
     
  6. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    Just setting up my new 6s. As I was READING the title, my phone vibrating..

    OOOO AAAA OOOOO AAAAA

    Weird.
     
  7. PedCrossing macrumors 6502

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    The quietness is what taptic engine brings, I don't think the vibration is weak and it doesn't bother or annoy others.
     
  8. tommysm macrumors 6502a

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  9. nikhsub1 macrumors 68000

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    Perfect explanation.
     
  10. FooArk thread starter macrumors 6502

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    so how are we supposed to know when we got a text with the phone in our pocket :(
     
  11. Cergman macrumors 6502a

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    ... by feeling it vibrate?
     
  12. FooArk thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You cant
     
  13. bpeeps macrumors 68020

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    Is this question serious or?
     
  14. mastercheif91 macrumors regular

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    The whole point of vibrate is that you're not supposed to hear it! They really screwed the pooch with the 6 vibrator. It was louder than a truck on a construction road! The taptic engine finally brings us back to 4s levels of refinement.
     
  15. freeskier93 macrumors 6502

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    Exactly, the jackhammer of a vibrator used on the 6/6+ was my biggest annoyance. If I put my phone on silent I expect it to be virtually inaudible and not produce a miniature earthquake every time I get a text.
     
  16. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    Haha exactly. The new vibration is awesome.
     
  17. Cergman macrumors 6502a

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    I love it. The vibrator was also one of my biggest issues with the 6 and I'm very happy that's been remedied. Ever since the Taptic Engine was added to the Apple Watch, I've been patiently waiting for it to replace the terrible vibrator in the iPhone.
     
  18. BlueDragon22 macrumors 6502

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    I ended up changing the vibration pattern and it seems to be working a little better at least

    If you're interested...

    Settings -> Sounds -> Text Tone -> Vibration
     
  19. Djentleman macrumors regular

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    The vibration on my 6 Plus was annoying as hell. I had to start switching it to general instead of using silent like I have for years. I was in the library being messaged and my Plus was on "silent", yet I still got told off by a guy for being a disturbance! So the taptic engine is a welcomed change.
     
  20. ParDigital macrumors newbie

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    I as well. I dislike loud vibrating devices
     
  21. penajmz macrumors 68030

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    I prefer the new vibration. My 6 Plus used to vibrate so loud I had to turn vibration off at work.
     
  22. asleep macrumors 68040

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    Great point by BD22...

    You can change the vibration pattern and customize it to your liking... scroll up in the Text Tone window.

    Or you can add a custom ringtone that consists of a single high-pitched "beep", like this: http://www.soundjay.com/button/sounds/beep-07.mp3

    It's unobtrusive, yet you'll acclimate to the sound easily. This is what I've done, but you have to find a short tone that works for you. YMMV
     
  23. DoofenshmirtzEI macrumors 6502a

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    Ah, isn't that the point of vibrate? That you feel it and it doesn't disturb others with sound?
     
  24. penajmz macrumors 68030

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    That link was a perfect example of how 3D Touch can come in handy.
     
  25. BlueDragon22 macrumors 6502

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    Mine seems louder now that I changed it to staccato...or I could be imagining things. I also have a case on it, but it isn't as deep as my iPhone 5's vibrate was. I never owned/heard a 6's vibrate, so I can't compare that
     

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