iPhone 6s Plus taptic engine too soft?

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  1. wongster41 macrumors regular

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    Anyone else notice this issue? I usually have my iPhone 6s Plus on my desk at work on vibrate, I've been noticing I've been missing my text messages because I can't hear the vibration. Never had this issue with the iPhone 6 vibration motor.
     
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  3. hectorocks macrumors newbie

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    I've noticed that too. I can't even feel the 6s plus vibrate even when its in my pocket.
     
  4. jsmith189 macrumors 65816

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    By design. I don't know if you have a faulty one (I don't know how "soft" yours is) but mine is great now. Much prefer it over the old one.
     
  5. wongster41 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'll have to go to my local apple store and compare, but I currently have the phone flat on my desk and messing with the different vibrations under sound and I can't hear any of them. It's crazy how soft this vibration is, I'm missing my text messages and emails.
     
  6. wepiii macrumors 6502

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    The idea is to not be able to hear the vibration. I know people have gotten used to using it as a ringtone more or less, but now "silent" mode is truly silent. It might take some getting used to if you have been using the vibrate as a ringtone. Maybe try leaving the ringer on but just lower the ringer volume when leaving it on a desk.
     
  7. urkel, Sep 28, 2015
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    urkel macrumors 68030

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    The dead silence of the vibration is something I'll have to get used to. I don't like audible alerts or ringtones so I usually rely on the loud vibration for alerts. But now its so quiet and the vibrate is so light that I've missed several calls and texts.

    People out here aren't going to be nice about this topic but I know what you're talking about and for me I'll just have to start learning how to use ringtones and obnoxious alerts. Thats the cost of progress I guess.
     
  8. Six8 macrumors 65816

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    You people are complaining about missing calls and text. Turn your ringer ON.
     
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  10. Six8 macrumors 65816

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    Me too. It's great
     
  11. haruhiko, Sep 28, 2015
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    haruhiko macrumors 68040

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    I can't tell you how much I hated the previous loud vibrating noise when I plugged the phone in at work.
     
  12. WilliamG macrumors 604

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  13. jpgr15 macrumors 6502a

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    I think it's a great improvement. Used to be able to hear my phone vibrate across the office. Kinds of defeats the purpose of silent.
     
  14. haruhiko macrumors 68040

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    Lol rephrased!
     
  15. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    Agreed, I now no longer have to shield the phone to prevent the noise of plugging it in waking my wife up! She's a fairly light sleeper, so it was really annoying that the 6/6 Plus was so loud. 6s/6s Plus is a great improvement.
     
  16. jpgr15 macrumors 6502a

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    If people miss the noise so much, somebody should get on with making a vibration ringtone.
     
  17. dmx macrumors 6502

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    6S plus Taptic Engine looks a lot smaller than 6s. Not surprised..
     
  18. jetlitheone macrumors 6502a

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    Don't have any issues with missing alerts when the phone is in my pocket...
     
  19. bkends35 macrumors 6502a

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    So you want silent mode to make noise? Ok. I much prefer this over my 5s, much quieter and much stronger.
     

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