iPhone Vibration Not Working? 9 Real Improvements

Enable Vibration from iPhone's Settings

Vibration feature is a must in the smartphone. Also, I prefer a vibrating ringer because it doesn’t bother the others. And you can feel the vibration alert even in noisy environment. Although, Multiple users reported that their iPhone vibration had stopped working.

If you are also facing a similar problem, then this article will explain how to solve the problem. read on!

  1. enable vibration
  2. change vibration pattern
  3. Enable Vibration in Accessibility Settings
  4. restart your iphone
  5. remove magnetic case
  6. Disable Do Not Disturb
  7. update ios
  8. reset all settings
  9. check vibrator motor

1. Enable Vibration

Without vibration alerts, it’s easy to miss important calls and notifications. First of all, we need to make sure that Vibration is enabled on your iPhone. Follow the steps below to enable vibration on iPhone:

  1. Open Adjustment,
  2. Choose Sounds and Haptics,
  3. Able vibrate to ring,

    Enable Vibration from iPhone's Settings

Once enabled, your iPhone will ring and vibrate simultaneously. Meanwhile, the Vibrate on silent setting makes your iPhone vibrate even in silent mode. I would suggest enabling both the settings. If this doesn’t fix the problem, go to the next step.

2. Change Vibration Pattern

The vibration pattern determines how the iPhone vibrates. If the pattern is set to “None”, the vibration stops working. Here’s how you can change it:

  1. Open Adjustment sound and haptics,
  2. Choose Ringtone → tap vibration,
    You can choose a vibration pattern or even create a custom one.

    Change Vibration Pattern on iPhone

However, make sure that Vibration is not set to None,

3. Enable Vibration in Accessibility

iPhone vibration will stop working if not enabled in Accessibility settings. Follow the steps below to enable Accessibility settings for your iPhone.

  1. go for Adjustment easy use,
  2. Choose Touch under physical and motor,
  3. scroll down and turn on vibration,

    Enable Vibration in Accessibility Settings on iPhone

Once done, iPhone vibrate should work properly. If you are still facing this issue, then proceed to the next step.

4. Restart your iPhone

Although basic, restarting an iPhone can often work wonders. Wait a few minutes before turning your device back on. Our guide will help you to force restart any iPhone model.

5. Take off the magnetic case

As strange as it may sound, the magnetic case can interfere with the iPhone vibrator motor. Some have reported that iPhone 13 vibration stopped working after installing the magnetic case. Interestingly, after the removal of the case, the matter got fixed.

Remove the magnetic case from your iPhone and check if that fixes the problem. If so, contact the case manufacturer and ask for a solution.

6. Disable Do Not Disturb

Do Not Disturb is a handy feature. It lets you manage calls, alerts and other notifications efficiently. I use DnD to create a distraction-free environment at work. Unknowingly you might have activated the DND feature on your iPhone. When this happens, your iPhone will not vibrate.

Turn off using the Do Not Disturb feature control center, tap moon sign To disable Do Not Disturb. Also, check if you have activated focus mode. If yes, deactivate and try again.

7. Update iOS

Several users reported that iPhone vibration stopped working on iOS 15. Usually, Apple releases a patch to fix the problem. Updates are one of the easiest ways to fix bugs and stay up to date. Here’s how you can update your iPhone to the latest iOS.

8. Reset All Settings

Resetting settings effectively fixes glitches, network issues, and more. Before performing this step, make sure that you have backed up your iPhone. Once done, open Adjustment Mango Transfer or Reset iPhone reset reset all settings, Enter the password when prompted.

9. Check Vibrator Motor

The vibration motor on your iPhone could have gone bad. Use the silent switch (located above the volume rocker key) to check if the vibration motor is working. The iPhone will ring whenever you turn on silent mode. If you don’t feel the buzz, it’s probably a faulty vibration motor. Contact Apple Support and get help.

and that is all!

I have listed all the possible ways to fix iPhone vibration issue. The troubleshooting steps will help fix minor vibrator issues and glitches. Let us know if you encounter any other iPhone alert issues in the comments below.

Related reads: