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iPhone 4 not vibrating at all

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  • jonnybee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 9, 2010 4:54 AM (in response to whoknows7)
    Excellent tip.Thank you.I can now cancel my Genius appointment. I'm a little worried that it will be a recurring problem but I'll cross that bridge when I come to it. Thanks again.
    iPhone, iOS 4
  • sumanta.dutta Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 14, 2010 11:46 PM (in response to mrshinyteeth)
    Thanks!!! Worked for me.
    A nice way to solve issue...
    iPhone 4, iOS 4
  • spad22 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 15, 2010 5:12 AM (in response to mrshinyteeth)
    mrshinyteeth, you are a superstar! solved my problem within seconds. saved me a trip to the apple store as well as waiting for a replacement =)
    Macbook Pro, iOS 4
  • McMartin_de Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 17, 2010 4:38 PM (in response to whoknows7)
    mrshinyteeth made my day. It worked and vibration keeps working. Thanks a lot!
    iPhone 4, iOS 4
  • billchase2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 4, 2011 6:34 AM (in response to whoknows7)
    Same problem here but I cannot seem to fix it. The motor stopped vibrating the other day and I noticed when I'd begun missing calls. I hear the clicking (more of a ticking... like a wristwatch) that you guys are talking about. I can't seem to get it unstuck though. I've hit the phone in the top-right corner numerous times but don't want to break the thing.

    Any other tips? I really don't want to exchange the phone...
    iPhone 4, iOS 4
  • billchase2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 4, 2011 9:50 AM (in response to billchase2)
    Ha! Fixed it!

    Instead of hitting it with my palm, I just banged the thing flat on my desk. The vibration immediately kicked in! Kind of a silly fix, but I'd much rather do this than exchange it.
    iPhone 4, iOS 4
  • wc2k Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 15, 2011 7:34 PM (in response to JBULLFROGDOTCOM)
    hi, JBULLFROGDOTCOM,
    I am experiencing the exact same problem as yours.
    After I run the iBrate app, and tap and shake the phone really hard multiple times,
    I only get very weak vibration. as soon as i turn off the iBrate app, I can't get the phone to vibrate again under normal usage. And each time i run the iBrate again, i need to tap/shake/slam the phone to get that weak vibration again.
    I am wondering how this can be solved?
    iPhone4, iOS 4
  • scherzcaex Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 22, 2011 3:17 AM (in response to mrshinyteeth)
    A big thanks to mrshinyteeth!

    Had the same problem: My iPhone 4 stopped vibrating a few days ago which made me really wooried. I took the steps as proposed and it works again!

    Cheers mate! You saved the day!
  • Johammy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 26, 2011 11:24 PM (in response to whoknows7)
    So my iPhone just stopped vibrating and looked here for some advice. Downloading the ibrate app and tapping my phone on my knee fixed the problem.. I couldn't believe that this would work but it did. You don't have to smack your phone hard, down load the app and enable the vibration. After that I tapped the phone on my knee and after about 15 seconds it started to vibrate again, thanks for the advice.
    Hp, iOS 4
  • hayesm7 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 2, 2011 5:51 PM (in response to whoknows7)
    I have had a similar problem with the iPhone 4. I have the iPhone 4 with Verizon, and have experienced that when the iPhone vibrates, there is a slight dinging sound. However you can only hear it if the the room is quiet and the phone speakers are next to your ear. I had my iPhone replaced 5 times with this problem. Has anyone else had this? And is this normal? Also another problem I have had is that the stand-by/power button gets loose, so when you shake your phone to undo something or playing a game the button moves back a fourth I guess and makes a rattling noise. Is this normal?
    iPhone, iOS 4
  • Michael Meiners1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 23, 2011 12:09 PM (in response to whoknows7)
    This seems to only be a temporary fix. Every few days or weeks, my vibrate motor gets stuck again. Anyone else have this re-appearing for them?
    iPhone 4, iOS 4
  • franknunez Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 25, 2011 3:47 PM (in response to whoknows7)
    Mine worked taping the corner of the phone and using iBrate
    Macbook Pro 13", Mac OS X (10.6.7), iPhone 4
  • Trezcan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 2, 2011 10:21 AM (in response to whoknows7)
    Excellent tip. Worked on my wife's phone as well.

    Thanks!
  • kamper9 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 5, 2011 7:16 AM (in response to whoknows7)
    my phone got coke poured on it last night, and submerged. It thought that it was attached to an accessory and the ear piece wouldn't work. bought a can of compressed air immediately and that problem got fixed, but this morning my vibration didn't work all the time, i could change it in the settings menu and it would occasionally vibrate.

    Tried this fix and left it for a couple minutes and it seems to have worked. I don't if I have to do this every couple of days until July or August or whenever the new one is released
    HP Laptop, Windows XP
  • rodrigocbv Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 10, 2011 1:17 PM (in response to mrshinyteeth)
    It worked for me as well. Thanks!
    iOS 4
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