iPhone XS Max Insane vibration

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by rochow, Oct 12, 2018.

  1. rochow macrumors member

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    fFor example I go for a bath and put my phone on the toilet (as I did my 6s).

    It's got a slight curve on the top.

    Within a few notifications it will vibrate itself 15cm from the centre and end up on the floor consistently. It doesn't just vibrate in place it moves itself across surfaces which is a huge pain.

    Anyone else?
     
  2. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Sounds like an accident waiting to happen. Hopefully you have Applecare.

    If the phone is sitting on a plastic surface, the vibration from the haptic engine is likely resonating from the iPhone to whatever its sitting on, causing it to vibrate and move at the same time.
     
  3. Jordan921 macrumors 601

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  4. littlemidge macrumors member

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    Perhaps purchase a dock for your toilet so the phone won’t have chance to move about when the haptic engine goes off.

    Or leave it on the floor in the first place (away from the bath)
     
  5. rochow thread starter macrumors member

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    This has also happened on the kitchen bench, managed to notice it. Seems I can't put it anywhere else an edge as it'll throw itself off eventually. Is it just mine? I might have to get a sticky type case
     
  6. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    An iPhone in the bathroom is asking fo trouble.
     
  7. GrumpyMom macrumors 604

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    I had a 5s that did that even without vibrating. It would slowly slide across counters. I guess my floors and counters weren’t perfectly level. My iPhone 4 slipped off of counters too. I didn’t always use cases back then. It’s a miracle it never shattered.

    I started getting serious about cases when I got my 6 Plus which I just couldn’t seem to keep a grip on.

    Yes all of these phones “walk” themselves off of slippery surfaces. Get a case or use one of those grippy mats used to open jars and set it on that.
     
  8. Jordan921 macrumors 601

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    Do you not have a case on it now?
     
  9. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    Place iPhone on a soft surface like a bunched up hand towel and it won't go anywhere. Think of it like a little nest. :apple:
     

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