Weirdness: Put your ear to the Touch ID ring of your iPhone 6 / 6 Plus!

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  1. WilliamG macrumors G3

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    With your phone unlocked, screen on, put your ear to the Touch ID.

    Makes a curious clicking/ticking sound. Confirmed on both my iPhone 6 Plus and the wife's iPhone 6.

    Does not do this on an iPhone 5s.

    I'm wondering if this is the circuitry being kept alive for the Reachability feature? Either way, the only reason I discovered this is because I could hear it in a quiet room when I rested my finger on the Touch ID ring to log in to 1Password.

    Yep, hearing like a dog!
     
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    Yep, hear it on my plus. Will check my reg 6 soon and report back
     
  5. Surf Monkey macrumors 68030

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    Okay. Tried in a quieter room. Yep. I can hear it too. Must be the sensor reading the print.
     
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    nano hamsters running on their nano wheels keeping the phone running.
     
  8. booksbooks macrumors 6502

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    I tested this and I too heard that weird quiet buzzing sound. I turned off reachability in Settings>General and now I can't hear the sound.

    I'm beginning to worry that the 6 Plus is a lemon what with the potential structural weakness, sluggish performance, and now this. I get it can also be on the 6's.
     
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    Doesn't appear to happen with mine (6), and I'm usually good at hearing things like that.
     
  10. Snot Rox macrumors 6502

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    Just tried this and I don't hear anything. Hmm.
     
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    Me neither. Maybe it's a hoax. XD
     
  13. Surf Monkey macrumors 68030

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    What in the world would this have to do with the phone being a lemon?

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    Rest your finger on the button and then put your ear to the phone like you're making a call. Do it in a dead silent room and don't move around. It's a very VERY low ticking sound. Barely there at all.
     
  14. jetlitheone macrumors 6502a

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    Lol I hear it. Sounds normal to me. I mean it's an electronic device after all.
     
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  16. WilliamG thread starter macrumors G3

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    Guilty as charged. :)
     
  17. Surf Monkey macrumors 68030

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    Yep. Sounds completely normal to me as well.
     
  18. GlideStar macrumors newbie

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    It sounds like a tiny little diesel generator.
     
  19. SamGabbay macrumors 6502a

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    TouchIDMakesWeirdGeneratorNoiseWhenPutToEar-Gate
     
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    If I stick my head down the toilet and pull the flush I get wet.
     
  21. TJ82 macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, sounds like a little generator.

    Maybe it only happens if you put your ear so close that it starts trying to scan it? :D

    Does a touch ID buzz if no-one's ear is around to hear it :cool:
     
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    no but a tree falls down :p
     
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    Ahh, I didn't have my finger on the button before. I'm at work now so it's kinda noisy :)
     
  24. Zxxv Suspended

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    of course it will buzz when you touch the ring, you are completing the circuit, you are the on button
     

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