2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 18, 2008 2:02 PM by messygirl
mysticonnie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
The vibrate function on my iPhone just stopped working for both incoming calls (whether the ringer is on or off) and emails, nor does it work when I turn the ringer on and off. I checked the settings and reset the phone, too.

Do I need to send it in for repair?

Thanks!

macbook, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • locondcoco Level 3 Level 3 (590 points)
    i think i have read on here somewhere that others have had this problem. the solution, as silly as it sounds, which seems to work, is to smack the phone with your hand. i believe the mechanism is getting stuck and this "loosens" it back up. theres a discussion on here somewhere about it. a quick search should find it.
  • messygirl Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    People need to SEARCH more often!

    This is at least the 3rd time someone has started a new thread about this problem this week.

    Smacking it on the side does work if yours is not an issue with the silence switch. If you go into "settings" and turn the vibrate mode off and on, it should vibrate. If it does not, then the smack will 'unstick' the vibrate mechanism.