iPhone XS Max Insane vibration

rochow

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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?
 

Relentless Power

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fFor example I go for a bath and put my phone on the toilet (as I did my 6s).
Sounds like an accident waiting to happen. Hopefully you have Applecare.

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?
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.
 

littlemidge

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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)
 
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rochow

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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
 

GrumpyMom

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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
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.
 

Jordan921

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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
Do you not have a case on it now?
 
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