Haptic Feedback Buzz

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by ngaham, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. ngaham macrumors regular

    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?
     
  2. douglasf13 macrumors 65816

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    Did you accidentally turn on Prominent Haptics in the settings? That buzzes a little more like a phone vibration.
     
  3. ngaham thread starter macrumors regular

    ngaham

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    Yes. I've had it on since I got the watch
     
  4. ngaham thread starter macrumors regular

    ngaham

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    I turned that off and still get a buzz sound.
     
  5. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    Go to Apple have them check it out. May need to return and get a new one.
     
  6. ngaham thread starter macrumors regular

    ngaham

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    No Apple Store around here. I guess back to Best Buy?
     
  7. Julien macrumors G3

    Julien

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    You do also have Alert Volume set to Silent Mode or turned down?
     
  8. Spink10 macrumors 601

    Spink10

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    Yeah return and purchase another one. Only hassle is the drive. And BB (which is a big hassle) :)
     
  9. ngaham thread starter macrumors regular

    ngaham

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    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.
     
  10. BarracksSi macrumors 68040

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  11. ngaham thread starter macrumors regular

    ngaham

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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.
     
  12. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    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.
     
  13. leemurrayking macrumors newbie

    leemurrayking

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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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