Haptic Feedback Buzz

ngaham

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Hey all,
Recently picked up an Apple Watch Sport and I've had it for three days now. I've noticed that today my haptic feed back is a loud buzz instead of the vibration. I can't even feel the feedback anymore, but I hear it. Any ideas?
 

douglasf13

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Hey all,
Recently picked up an Apple Watch Sport and I've had it for three days now. I've noticed that today my haptic feed back is a loud buzz instead of the vibration. I can't even feel the feedback anymore, but I hear it. Any ideas?
Did you accidentally turn on Prominent Haptics in the settings? That buzzes a little more like a phone vibration.
 

ngaham

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Sep 8, 2011
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I turned that off and still get a buzz sound.
 

ngaham

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Sep 8, 2011
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You do also have Alert Volume set to Silent Mode or turned down?
I get the buzz regardless of silent mode or not. It's loud enough that in a quiet setting someone can hear it sitting 6-8 feet away. It almost sounds like something metal is vibrating with the haptic engine.
 

ngaham

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Sep 8, 2011
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I actually was able to solve this issue. I reached out to a friend who works at Apple. He said his Apple Watch had the same issue. Did a restore of the Apple Watch and the issue is gone. I definitely didn't think it was a software issue.
 
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WilliamG

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I actually was able to solve this issue. I reached out to a friend who works at Apple. He said his Apple Watch had the same issue. Did a restore of the Apple Watch and the issue is gone. I definitely didn't think it was a software issue.
Makes you wonder how on earth a software issue could make that sort of thing happen? Kinda like the iPhone 6s/6s Plus locking up issue that causes the Home button to get really hot. Like... really?

Glad it's all working for you now, though.
 

leemurrayking

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Feb 3, 2010
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this has just happened to me, thought to myself oh crap, will have to take back and exchange, thankfully due to this forum and a quick online chat to apple, yep the reset of software has fixed it.
just as well, because if i had to pop down to Apple store would have bought a new strap. lol
 
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