Does Anyone's iPhone 5 Vibrator Make Noise?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Fazzl, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. Fazzl macrumors 6502a

    Fazzl

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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.
     
  2. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020

    TheMacBookPro

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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.
     
  3. MaC rA mE macrumors member

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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.
     
  4. ritmomundo macrumors 68000

    ritmomundo

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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).
     
  5. MrGimper macrumors 601

    MrGimper

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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!
     
  6. needfx macrumors 68040

    needfx

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    My wife's vibrator is noisier and it wakes me up at night

    :D
     
  7. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

    Jimmy James

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    Wirelessly posted

    Perhaps you use your vibrator too much?
     
  8. adztaylor macrumors 68000

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    Yeah that's true it was in the iFixit teardown.
     

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