iPhone SE motor issues

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  1. joshy0608 macrumors newbie

    joshy0608

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    Ok, am I the only one who thinks the iPhone SE motor is weak and quiet? I miss my 5s's intense motor so much. I've missed texts and phone calls when it's on vibrate cause it's weak. I even compared it with my friend's 5s and she said that its noticeably weaker. Is there a way I can swap out the 5s motor in my SE? Does anyone else notice this? Or does my phone just have a weak motor? I've seriously considered going BACK to the 5s cause of this issue.
     
  2. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Do you have a different case on it? That sometimes makes a difference.
     
  3. electronicsguy macrumors 6502a

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    please. a case doesn't make any noticeable difference in vibration intensity, unless it weighs like a pound or something.
     
  4. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Ok, you clearly don't know what you're talking about. The build and materials of a case have huge effects on how loud or strong the vibrations are.
     
  5. dave006 macrumors 68020

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    Well if you open your new iPhone SE to try to swap the vibrator, you will void your warranty. :eek:

    No two iPhones vibrate the same way, I have had previous iPhones that were louder or quieter. I would suggest you get it exchanged under warranty or swapped for a new retail box since it is less than 14 days old.

    Dave
     
  6. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    1. Get over it

    or

    2. Go to Apple Store and see if daily phones are similar to yours. If they are, then it's an SE thing. If not, it's a "your phone" thing.
     
  7. electronicsguy macrumors 6502a

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    yeah right. /s
     
  8. joshy0608 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have the speck case. It's not the case though because I went to Apple tonight and it's just the phone itself. Thanks though
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    New retail box meaning another SE?
     
  9. koolmagicguy macrumors 6502

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    My vibrator (cough) is also weak, although I don't have previous iPhone experiences to compare it to. Only time I have it on vibrate is when I'm working, so for me it's a non issue.
     
  10. dave006 macrumors 68020

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    Yes, since it is within 14 days, you have the option to do a warranty exchange or simply return your current iPhone SE and purchase a new iPhone SE in a retail box.

    Note 1: Any time you go back to the Apple store within the return period, take your box and original accessories. This will allow you to chose between a warranty replacement or a new retail boxed device.

    Dave
     
  11. nordique macrumors 6502a

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    Sometimes it's just a different motor.

    I have had several iPhone 5s's in my possession and some of them have had different strengths of vibration motors.

    I don't have an SE (yet) but could be a different motor for sure, but I highly doubt it since the SE is using many 5s parts straight off the production line

    I did try playing with a few in the local Apple Store and didn't notice any differences from the 5s
     
  12. joshy0608 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh, then I guess I lucked out because my 5s rattled and I loved it. I could hear that thing from across the room grinding into the table on vibrate. This one is quiet. It's annoying.
     
  13. e93to macrumors 6502a

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    Newer iPhones in general seem to have weak vibration motors (probably by design). I noticed my previous 4 vibrates a lot louder than my current 5S and other 6's and 6S' I've come across. Galaxy phones on the other hand could cause an earthquake.
     
  14. joshy0608 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, that could be true. Some 5s's are quiet but some are really loud and deep. I guess it kinda varies.
     
  15. Marshall73 macrumors 6502a

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    Change the vibration pattern, it always bugged me that the vibration in phones was so audible when it was meant to be for a silent alert seems somewhat stupid to have it make a noise you can hear across the room, you would be as well putting the ringer on.
     
  16. joshy0608 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, man. I'll give it a try.
     

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