My iPhone won’t vibrate any more.

Suddenly, I noticed that I was missing tons of calls.  I just assumed it was due to poor reception at work, but the other day I had my phone in my hand while receiving a call, and noticed it wasn’t vibrating any more.  I tried resetting the phone, removing apps, restoring.  Eventually I just gave it a good hard old fashioned whack and the phone started vibrating when I called it again.   In looking at the apple support fourm, I guess some other people are having the same issue.  I’ll probably take it in to the Apple Store to see what they say, but this is not a good sign for an 8 month old $400 phone.

UPDATE:  Now that I think about it I don’t believe it is vibrating as strong as it used to.

UPDATE2:  I made a post to the Apple support forums saying that I fixed the issue by giving the phone a whack, but they deleted the post claiming it was bad advice.  I can see their point.

UPDATE3: I posted this 3 years ago, and it is the top source of visits to this blog. Bumping this to the first page since many people found it useful.

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265 thoughts on “My iPhone won’t vibrate any more.”

  1. YESSSSS OMG my it workedd !!! :D omg im so happy i thought i would have to bring it to the shop and pay a ton to get it done. i was worried Thankssssss:

  2. When u say a good whack like what did u hit it on ?lol . Because I want to try it but don’t want to hit it too hard or not harm enough

  3. I tried using the iBrate app and I can hear it clicking as it vibrates a little . Should I keep whacking it? Although I’ve tried several times?

  4. i reccomend not doing this if your iphones back plate is off, your cameera will fall out like mine did

  5. same problem here…..apple will replace it…or not….plz help friends….i already give it to them…..

  6. OMFG I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT ACTUALLY WORKED, I DROPPED MY PHONE TODAY AND AFTERWARDS IT WOULDNT VIBRATE, EVERY NOW AND THEN I WOULD FEEL IT SOFTLY THOUGH. LITERALLY THE SECOND AFTER I WHACKED IT IT WORKED! ITS NOT PERFECT LIKE BEFORE, BUT ENOUGH THAT YOU CAN AT LEAST NOTICE IT. OMFG BLESS YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN YOU KIND SOUL OH HAPPY DAY

  7. Dude, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I dropped my phone last night and same thing happened to me: I started missing a bunch of calls and noticed it wasn’t vibrating. My heart was getting heavy already at ruining my 4 month old iPhone and then I desperately went on google and found you. IT WORKED ON THE VERY FIRST TIME!

    P.S.: I think it’s not as strong as it was before, like you said. But oh well, better than having one without vibration at all :D

  8. THIS WORKS- I tried all the advice online re-settings. Tried the ‘give it a bash’ idea but maybe too weakly then-

    Have the phone in ‘non silent’ mode
    Place phone on a table, face up.
    Press down firmly with the tip of your finger or thumb around the mic you speak into.
    Slide to silent mode
    Should now vibrate

    If this does not work then pick up the phone and squeeze around the same area. Cannot explain why this worked but it did. Hope this helps someone else.

    If not, pick up the phone

  9. I’ve been sitting in front of my computer, whacking my phone like an idiot. Now my hand hurts and I’m frustrated. Someone please help.

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