Does Anyone's iPhone 5 Vibrator Make Noise?

Fazzl

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Aug 13, 2007
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The vibrator on my iPhone makes a strange rattle after it vibrates. Like right after it finishes vibrating, I hear a slight rattle. It's super annoying when I'm on a call and I get a text, it's very noticeable at that time. Anyone else have a similar issue? It's not a loose battery.
 

TheMacBookPro

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May 9, 2008
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Yes, but I can't replicate it every time. My phone rattles slightly with the same noise when I shake it though so I'm guessing it's just that part that's moving.

It's not a battery issue here either (it's a rattle not a thump), kinda like my 4S, so it's probably just the autofocus thing that everyone was complaining about in previous years.
 

MaC rA mE

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Jan 21, 2010
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When mine is vibrating and I give it a little shake, it sounds like it is grazing something. I think this is normal unless anyone else can tell me otherwise.
 

ritmomundo

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Jan 12, 2011
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Mine has a similar sound too. Sort of a loud buzzing sound from the speaker area when the vibrate motor starts up. Its especially noticeable in the ringtone menu under Settings/Sounds/Ringtones if you cycle through the different sounds rather quickly. I tested this out on 3 display models in the store earlier today and they all had the same noise, so I think it may be normal (or defective in every phone).
 

MrGimper

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Sep 22, 2012
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I read somewhere that they went back to the "noisy" vibrate motor that was in the iPhone 4, as opposed to the better component that was in the 4s.

Ironic that I use vibrate for when I want my phone to be silent, yet it still makes one hell of a noise!