iPhone 4S vibrate soundclip

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  1. troop231 macrumors 603

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    YES.. Apple changed the vibrator hardware for the Verizon IP4 and now all of the 4S lineup. Before there was a rotational motor like most phones, now there is a linear oscillator. The vibration feelings are totally different, nothing to be bothered about.
     
  3. troop231 thread starter macrumors 603

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    I already knew this.. but mine sounds quite annoying and buzz like if you listen to the clip. I highly doubt that is a normal sounding vibrate.
     
  4. mackmgg macrumors 65816

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    It sounds like there's something loose next to the vibration motor in the iPhone. You should probably take it to Apple and they'll give you a new one in the store.
     
  5. troop231 thread starter macrumors 603

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    I don't even live remotely close to an Apple store is the problem, will they ship me one and then I can mail back this lemon?
     
  6. mackmgg macrumors 65816

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    Did you buy AppleCare? If so, then yeah. If not, they usually have you send back your phone, then they send a new one when they get the old one. There's also an option to have them ship the new one first, but you have to pay some fee (I forget how much) for that. The fee is waived if you have or purchase AppleCare
     
  7. troop231 thread starter macrumors 603

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    It seems that when I grip the phone tighter around the steel bands it goes away. I don't have another phone, so hopefully Apple will send me one before I send this one back, as it has a 1 year warranty.
     
  8. zee28 macrumors newbie

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    My black 32 4s makes a similar sound on vibrate. Not sure if it us an issue or not. But if I hold it firmly on the bottom right corner right beside the home botton it sounds "normal" without that buzzing sound. try that and tell me what happens, im interested in seeing if we have the same "problem" or if its normal. My old 3g and my friends 4 are much quieter in comparison.
     
  9. troop231 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Yes, when I hold in the corner next to the home button it goes away. I retract my statement that it goes away when holding the steel bands tighter.
     
  10. catalyst6 macrumors 6502a

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    Mine makes this buzzing too....if you grip it tightly it doesnt do it.

    Sounds like a design issue and less of a manufacturing one
     
  11. zee28 macrumors newbie

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    I would like to hear from more 4S users regarding this. Just seems a lot louder then my previous iPhone 3g or my friends 4 I compared it to. I wasn't sure if this was normal with all new 4S's or if it should be of any concern as if almost sounds like there could be something loose inside.
     
  12. troop231 thread starter macrumors 603

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    I don't think it's a design issue if not all of the 4S's have this problem.

    I also think that something is either loose or broken inside.

    I'm going to call Apple tomorrow and ask what to do since I don't have another phone to use in the mean time.
     
  13. catalyst6 macrumors 6502a

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    Every iPhone 4S on display at the Apple store makes that noise....so take that for what its worth
     
  14. troop231 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Thanks for the info, much appreciated! Do they also sound quieter when held more firmly on the corner?
     
  15. catalyst6 macrumors 6502a

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    if you just sort of hold the metal band the buzzing lessens for sure
     
  16. troop231 thread starter macrumors 603

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    So you can confirm that this "defect" is on all 4S's? I can't believe how annoying it sounds compared to my ATT iPhone 4.
     
  17. thenumbersrbad macrumors 6502

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    32gb White 4s

    hey, had my phone two days and didn't notice it till my phone was laying on the arm of my recliner and someone called...it sounds like something is lose near the home button. i'm gonna make a genius bar appointment and then see what they say.
     
  18. brian540 macrumors member

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    I took this to the Apple store friday they opened my phone confirmed it was normal compared to others was fine too

    I think it's flawed too much noise is produced from the vibrate
     
  19. catalyst6 macrumors 6502a

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    Can't say for sure but sounds just like its louder compared to previous models....seems like it's not a one off as reported in this thread.
     
  20. troop231, Oct 17, 2011
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    Thanks for the information! I may end up trying to open my iPhone and modding the vibrate to either fix it or install the iPhone 4 ATT (GSM) different vibrate motor that I much prefer.
     
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  23. troop231 thread starter macrumors 603

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    It seems that if you push down on the home button (without it being clicked) the vibrate buzz goes away also, this may be the culprit.
     
  24. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    Call 1-800-APL-CARE. Explain the problem to them and ask for an advance replacement. They will ask you for a credit card number to put a hold on, the hold will be for the FULL, UNSUBSIDIZED price of the phone. It's not a problem if you put it on a credit card you don't depend on. They will send you a replacement and once they receive yours back they will remove the hold. There is a $15 fee I believe, but they almost always waive it.
     
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    What if you don't have a credit card?
     

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