Strange noise/vibration from Watch

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Matt T, Mar 2, 2017.

  1. Matt T macrumors regular

    Matt T

    Dec 1, 2005
    Twice now I have experienced my Watch making a strange noise and vibration for no apparent reason. The noise is hard to explain - it's a bit like a clunky chime, nothing at all like the other sounds the Watch makes, and it makes a vibration at the same time. The vibration is not the normal 'tap-tap' haptic the Watch normally makes when receiving a notification etc, but feels more like the iPhone 6's vibrating motor when I set my phone to silent mode. I do not receive any type of notification or message on either my Watch or iPhone when this happens, and the Watch otherwise appears to act normally (it has not frozen etc).

    Has anybody else experienced this or have any idea what it could be?
  2. casperes1996 macrumors 68040


    Jan 26, 2014
    Horsens, Denmark
    Not really, but on the same subject, sometimes my iPhone vibrates as if I get a notification, but nothing is there, and I have no app set to not show notifications, so it's not just a settings thing... I think we've both got ghosts in our devices.
  3. hotsauce macrumors 6502a

    Sep 7, 2005
    My Taptic made a buzzing sound. Activate Siri and set a 5 second timer. You can replicate it. Good way to compare to a normally functioning Watch. I just had mine replaced through warranty
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Sounds like a hardware issue with the haptic engine. It shouldn't be audibly loud. I would make an appointment with Apple.
  5. Recognition macrumors 6502a


    Jun 27, 2013
    Is your watch in silent mode after the buzz?

    I find if I get a notification and then after looking at it without dismissing it, my sleeve covers up the screen and mutes the Watch with a haptic buzz.
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    If the haptic motor is buzzing there is something wrong.
  7. Arran macrumors 601


    Mar 7, 2008
    Atlanta, USA
    JUST FIGURED IT OUT: I must've inadvertently triggered Apple Pay!

    After about a minute, with the watch displaying a credit card and, "Ready... Hold Near Ready to Pay", the Apple pay app closes automatically and makes this odd noise and vibration.

    Even if the watch is on silent.

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