iPhone 8(+) iPhone 8 Plus - Screen vibrates when listening to music

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by archvile, Sep 22, 2017.

  1. archvile macrumors 6502


    Oct 27, 2007
    I was playing around with my new 8 Plus, playing some music to test out the louder speakers, when I noticed that, when music is playing, and you touch the screen, you can feel it vibrating (along with the music), it is very noticeable and more noticeable the louder the volume is. I tested further by changing Equalizer settings (I always keep it on Rock), and that has no effect on it. It is easier to tell by starting music, turning the screen off, and putting your thumb on the screen. Did the 7/7+ do this? I'm coming from an SE so I'm not sure if this is common with the bigger sized phones with dual speakers, or if this is some kind of defect?
  2. FrancoisC macrumors 6502a


    Jan 27, 2009
    Montreal, Qc
    Same thing on the 7 plus. Loud music = speakers vibrating, so it normal! :)
  3. pullfocus, Sep 22, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2017

    pullfocus macrumors 65816


    Sep 17, 2009
    LA, CA
    I've noticed this, at full volume, on my 7+. It's relatively subtle, but it didn't bother me all that much.
    It's just physics, y'all.
  4. Cayden macrumors 6502a


    Jul 10, 2014
    My 7+ did this and my new 8+ does this as well. It's not a defect, just a physical attribute of fitting large speakers into such a small device
  5. Alexander.Of.Oz macrumors 68030


    Oct 29, 2013
    Adelaide, Australia
    I noticed this with the S8 when I played with it in the store too. I think, as has already been said, it's just the effect of speaker vibration transmitting through the chassis of the phones.
  6. archvile thread starter macrumors 6502


    Oct 27, 2007
    OK, just hadn't noticed it before on any other iPhone I'd had, but none of them had dual speakers either.

    I can feel it too even at 1/4 volume, I guess it's a side effect of the larger/louder speakers we got in this thing.

    Just wanted to make sure I didn't get a Foxconn special...haha.

    Thanks everyone
  7. MacintoshDan macrumors 6502

    Sep 24, 2013
    The first generation iPad Air would give you a full on finger massage when listening to audio over it’s built on speakers.
  8. Nikolaijones macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2018
    The 7+ indeed do this, but my iPhone X does not. I know for a fact that the screen vibration is due to the bass from the earpiece speaker though, because if you cover it up with your finger, you will notice that the screen does not vibrate while doing so. The speaker is glued onto the screen from the bottom, which would explain the vibrating, but this would not explain why the iPhone X’s screen does not vibrate the same way. Maybe the iPhone X’s display was perhap vbuilt more rigidly. Hope i answered your question! There really is no fix to this, other than setting the equalizer to flat which almost completely gets rid of the bass and therefore the screen vibration, but personally this makes music less fun to listen to. Your call!

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