Haptic Feedback Not Working on Apple Watch in watchOS 3? Tips to Fix

The haptic feedback suddenly stopped working on my new Apple Watch. I gave a try to some of the tricks that helped me troubleshoot this issue.

Apple Watch Series 2” has got several neat improvements like being waterproof, much required speed, faster apps and more. I love every bit of the second avatar of the most popular smartwatch. One thing that I have always appreciated in the Watch is real-time haptic feedback.

Powered by an advanced linear actuator called taptic engine, Apple Watch provides haptic feedback whenever any alert or notification is received. The haptic alert informs watch user about the arrival of notification in the most personal way.

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Haptic Feedback Not Working on Apple WatchMy smartwatch hadn’t been providing haptic alert for a couple of days. Luckily, I could fix the issue by trying out a few simple steps. Here are the tricks that worked for me…

Haptic Feedback Not Working in watchOS 3 on Apple Watch? Tips to Fix

Solution #1: Force Restart Your Apple Watch

Force restarting your Watch can let you fix the issue quickly. Just press and hold the side button and Digital Crown at once for about ten seconds. Then, release the buttons when Apple logo appears on the screen.

Solution #2: Turn Off/On Bluetooth/Wi-Fi

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Turn off Bluetooth and Wi-Fi on your paired iPhone, restart the watch. Then, turn Bluetooth and Wi-Fi back on.

Solution #3: Increase Haptic Strength

Step #1. Launch the Settings app on your Apple Watch.

Tap on Settings on Apple Watch

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Step #2. Next, you need to scroll down and tap on Sound & Haptics.

Tap on Sounds & Haptics on Apple Watch

Step #3. Tap on the right button under Haptic Strength in order to increase the strength of haptic feedback.

Increase Haptic Strength on Apple Watch

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Solution #4: Turn Off/On Wrist Detection Off/On

Wrist Detection is an important feature designed to offer security to your watch. Make sure to keep it enabled. If it is already enabled, turn it off/on.

Step #1. Open Settings app on your smartwatch.

Tap on Settings on Apple Watch

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Step #2. Tap on General.

Tap on General in Apple Watch Settings

Step #3. Tap on Wrist Detection.

Tap on Wrist Detection in Apple Watch

Step #4. Turn Wrist Detection off.

Turn Off Wrist Detection on Apple Watch

Step #5. Next, restart your Watch. (Press and hold the side button of your device, then drag the slider to Power Off. Press and hold the side button again to restart it.)

Step #6. Once it has restarted, turn on Wrist Detection.

Solution #5: Unpair Your Apple Watch and Pair It Again

Unpair your Apple Watch with iPhone and pair it again. Don’t worry you won’t lose any data as the watch is automatically backed up by iPhone.

That’s it!

Taptic engine should start working as usual now. We would be glad to have your feedback. Just in case, you also know some tips with regard to fixing this issue, feel free to share them with us in the comment, on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus. Also, don’t forget to download our app on your iPhone and iPad.

Dhvanesh Adhiyahttps://www.igeeksblog.com
Dhvanesh Adhiya is our editor-in-chief and reviewer who takes care of iGeeksBlog.com. He is passionate for wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.

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