Iphone 8 plus silent switch

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  1. iraklis9 macrumors newbie

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    i'm facing an issue with the silent switch on my 8 plus. When the phone is in standby mode with the screen off, switching the silent switch to the silent position does not trigger the vibration feedback to indicate that the phone is in silent mode. The vibration is triggered only when the screen is on. This is useful for me as need to know if my phone is in silent mode when i flip the switch when the phone is in my pocket. My 6s does not have this problem
     
  2. BaggieBoy macrumors 6502

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    My 8 Plus vibrates when the screen is off and I switch to silent.
     
  3. Strelok macrumors 6502a

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    This is going to sound silly, but you have it set to vibrate on silent right?
     
  4. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Hasn't this changed sometime back either with iPhone 7 and/or iOS 10? My iPhone 7 doesn't vibrate when switched to vibrate mode neither when its awake or asleep. And as I recall this applies to other people as well.

    Unless they changed it again with iPhone 9 (and/or iOS 11, although it still doesn't do it for me with iOS 11 on my iPhone 7).

    Or is this mostly in relation to the feedback from system haptics?
     
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    I do not know if I would consider it a problem but my 7+ or 8+ do not vibrate when the screen is off and you flip the switch. Afraid you might have to trust the switch or pull his phone out to confirm.
     
  6. iraklis9 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    In order for the phone to vibrate you have to have the "vibrate on silent" and "system haptics" options enabled in "sounds and haptics" section in settings. The problem is best described as severe lag from the time that you toggle the switch until you unlock the phone. It then "remembers" that it needs to vibrate to indicate that the switch has been set to silent
     
  7. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    It's too bad they tied it to system haptics for some reason.
     
  8. Cayden macrumors 6502a

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    My 8+ is having the same problem, has been since it’s out of the box. It’s a huge bother as I often use the switch when my phone is in my pocket to make sure it’s on vibrate
     
  9. iraklis9 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Let’s hope its software related that will be fixed in a future update
     
  10. ventmore macrumors 6502a

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    My 7+ vibrates when I flip the switch whether the screen is on or off.
     
  11. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Do you have system haptics enabled?
     
  12. ventmore macrumors 6502a

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    Yep...that’s it! Turned it off and sure enough, it no longer vibrates when I move the switch.
     

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