How to Fix Vibration Not Working on iPhone ?

iPhone Not Vibrating on Calls

At times, we have to have our iPhone in silent mode, especially when we are in an important meeting. We rely on vibration to notify us of any incoming calls while the device is in silent mode. There are many users complaining, that they missed many important calls just because their iPhone didn’t vibrate.

Looking at the comments on public forums, the issue generally occurs with iOS Beta version, which was later resolved in next update. In case you are still facing this frustrating issue, then below we have all the possible fixes to resolve it.

iPhone Not Vibrating When You Receive an Incoming Call? Here is a Fix

Vibrate mechanism is located on the back of your iPhone. Try gently tapping (not beating) the back of your iPhone.

Reboot your device

Force reboot your iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE or earlier by pressing Sleep/Wake button along with Home button until you see Apple logo on the screen.

How to Restart-Reboot iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

On iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, press and hold Volume down and Power button until Apple Logo appears.

Reboot iPhone 7-7 Plus

On iPhone 8 or later, press and release Volume Up button, press and release volume down button, and then press and hold the side button until you see Apple Logo.

Hard Reboot iPhone 8 Plus or 8

Check whether vibrate is on for incoming calls

Settings → Sounds → Vibrate on Ring and Vibrate on Silent.

Enable Vibration for Ring and Silent on iPhone

Also, make sure that option of “None” is not checked: Settings Sounds Ringtone Vibration.

Set Vibration Pattern for Ringtone on iPhone

If you are reading this line, then it means that above troubleshooting has not solved your problem. Things from here on will get little tedious, but should solve the vibrating issue.

Update iOS

Update to latest version of iOS if it is available on your device. As the bug has already been fixed in the update.

Reset All Settings

Reset all settings by heading to Settings → General → Reset → Reset All Settings. No need to panic, as this will just erase all the settings and not the data. But I would suggest keeping your Wi-Fi passwords handy.

Reset All Settings on iPhone or iPad

Erase your iPhone

If resetting all settings did not solve the issue, then back up your device first. Head to Settings → General → Reset → Erase All Contents and Settings.

Erase All Content and Settings on iPhone or iPad

Do not restore from backup, just set it up and check if the problem is resolved by asking any of your friends to call you. If it is resolved, restore from backup and check again. If again you face the vibration not working issue, then there is some bug in your device. You’ll have to start from scratch to resolve the issue completely.

Contact Apple Care

The Last and the final option is to contact Apple Care for assistance, as we have tried all things at the software level. There is a possibility that the vibrate hardware itself has malfunctioned.

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