Can't hear iPhone 6S Plus vibrate

FooArk

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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?
 

Cloud Unique

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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?
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
 
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asleep

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

The old vibrate was feel+sound, the new is more just feel.
 
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nostresshere

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

OOOO AAAA OOOOO AAAAA

Weird.
 
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PedCrossing

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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.
 
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FooArk

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so how are we supposed to know when we got a text with the phone in our pocket :(
 
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mastercheif91

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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.
 
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freeskier93

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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.
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.
 
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mattopotamus

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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.
Haha exactly. The new vibration is awesome.
 
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Cergman

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Haha exactly. The new vibration is awesome.
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.
 
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Djentleman

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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.
 
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asleep

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Settings -> Sounds -> Text Tone -> Vibration
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
 
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penajmz

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

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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
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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