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Vibration doesn't work on iPhone – how to fix it

enero 17, 2020

If you use vibration on your iPhone and you are used to it, it can be very frustrating that the iPhone does not vibrate for no apparent reason. The first thing you will think about is that you need to call Apple, but maybe you don't need professional help or repair. Sometimes the vibration problem can be solved just by trying some simple tips. We are going to number a few solutions, and we hope that one of them will work for you. Without further ado, let's see how to correct the vibrations on iPhone.

See also: How to fix iPhone overheating error

Why is the iPhone not vibrating?

What causes vibrant iPhone does not work are various. We can divide it into factors 2: software or hardware problems. You may have changed one of the iPhone function settings or the phone bugs. If so, the problems are software related and can be resolved easily.

Vibration does not work on iPhone

Vibration does not work on iPhone

Solutions to fix vibration doesn't work on iPhone

Toggle Ring / Silent switch

You can find the silent ring / switch on the left side of your iPhone. The function is to change the ringtone or the silent mode of your iPhone with ease. Usually, if you switch from the ring to silence, the iPhone will vibrate. So if your iPhone has stopped vibrating, you can try switching this button. You can do it 2 or 3 times. Make sure you do it right.

  • To make sure there is no dirt or dust on the ring / muffler switch, you can clean it using a dust blower or a toothpick. Do it gently and carefully.
  • Unlock your iPhone.
  • Toggle the silent ringer switch button several times. Usually the iPhone will vibrate if we go from the silent ring button.

Tap the phone with your fingers

It may sound crazy to use, but sometimes the vibration mechanism is stuck. To solve this problem, all you have to do is tap the phone several times with your fingers, but be sure to do it gently. For many people, this has solved the problem.

Vibration settings

Changes in settings can solve your problem. Go to Settings, press Sound, choose Ringtone, then Vibration. Choose the vibration model you want, or create your own model.

Play with your ringtones

It may sound silly, but it may be the answer. Change the ringtones and play with the sounds. Suddenly, the vibration can resume normal operation.

You can also read: iPhone speaker doesn't work – How to fix it

Deactivate Do not disturb

Do not disturb is a useful feature on iPhone. What happens if you activate this feature? Your iPhone doesn't ring or vibrate, but it still allows phone calls to enter. Check at the top left of your iPhone screen. If you see the moon icon, it means that the do not disturb mode is activated. Here are the steps to turn it off:

  • Go to the Control Center by dragging from any screen on your iPhone.
  • Tap the moon icon to turn it off.


  • Open the settings >> Do not disturb, press the button next to it once and make sure that the color is gray.
  • On the same screen, make sure that the button in the Manually section is not green. If so, press once to turn it off.

Restart your device

To restart your iPhone, press and hold the sleep / wake button and the slider to turn it off. Repeat the same thing to turn it on.

Update IOS

Do you have the latest version of iOS installed? If not, upgrade your device. Here's how you can do that:

  • Connect your iPhone 5 to a power source
  • Connect to a Wi-Fi network
  • Go to Settings> General> Software update
  • Tap Download and install.

Reset all settings

You will reset the iPhone to factory settings and the data you have on your device will not be deleted. It's a fairly simple thing to do that only requires a few taps:

  • Go to settings
  • Press General
  • Press Reset
  • Tap Reset
  • When a popup window appears, press Reset all settings to confirm your action.

Clear all content and settings

If the previous solutions did not solve the problem, you can erase your iPhone, which means not only the settings but also your data. First create a backup.

  • Go to settings
  • Press General
  • Tap Clear all content and settings
  • In a pop-up window, tap on Erase iPhone
  • Once everything is erased, your device will restart
  • Set up your iPhone as a new device by following the steps on the screen.

Restore iPhone

This method will bring your iPhone to its factory settings. The process will erase your data, which is why you should save it before starting the process.

  • Install the latest version of iTunes software
  • Open iTunes
  • Connect your iPhone to your computer
  • Select your iPhone
  • In the Rsum panel, find the option "Restore iPhone" and click on it
  • Click Restore to confirm your action
  • Once you do that, iTunes will erase your iPhone and it will install the latest version of iOS software
  • When this is finished, your iPhone will restart

These problems / solutions are found and effective on iPhone 4, iPhone 4, iPhone 5, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone SE, iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 7 Plus.

If the vibration problem not working on the iPhone still appears, even if you have tried these solutions, it may be a hardware problem – contact Apple or visit one of their stores.