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sunohc Level 1 (0 points)

I updated to iOS7 the day it came out and thought all was going fine but only now, I'm realizing that the vibrate feature hasn't worked once since.


Prevoiusly, I just thought that it doesn't vibrate when my phone is plugged in (when I'd receive text messages) but it just dawned on me that it hasn't vibrated at all since. When I switch from Normal mode to Silent mode, no vibration. When I go to settings and try out the different Vibrate modes, I feel nothing. My phone doesn't vibrate when I plug it into my laptop as well. I'm wondering something happened between when I upgraded to iOS7?


Is there any way to troubleshoot this problem?


I just reset my iPhone today (all content and settings) and restored it to a recent backup but still the same issue.


Do you think I should just take it to an Apple Specialist at the Apple Store?





p.s. the iPhone is less than a year old

iPhone 5, iOS 7, less than a year old
  • mabaeyens Level 4 (1,345 points)


    Check your settings at Settings > Sounds > turn on Vibrate on Ring and Vibrate on Silent.

    Hope that helps.

  • sunohc Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi, thanks for the replyt


    However, Those settings were already turned on. I've gone through and checked this multiple times through (to see if I can even feel the vibrate when choosing different vibration patterns and none of that is working)

  • sunohc Level 1 (0 points)

    does anyone have a solution? or is this a hardware issue that I'll have to get Apple store to fix?

  • AMWurnig Level 1 (0 points)

    Check if your "Do Not Disturb" is on when you swipe up from the bottom.  That was my problem - I'd never used it before so I didn't know that was an option.

  • sunohc Level 1 (0 points)

    Hey, thanks for the reply


    Unfortunately that's not it either. Already checked it and I'm actually using the sound on (since I can't hear any vibrate I gotta have some kind of an alert)


    But the vibrate still doesn't work:(

  • benjammin212 Level 1 (0 points)

    My iPhone 4 has the same issue as sunohcand I have tried the same fixes proposed by mabaeyensand AMWurnigbut with no luck either. The Vibrate on Ring and Vibrate on Silent settings are On, i have done a phone reset (holding Lock and Home buttons), Do Not Disturb is Off. I even "composed" a Custom Vibration, but it wouldn't vibrate. Apple please help.

  • john_calvano Level 1 (0 points)

    In iOS 7 go to Settings >Sounds > Ringtone.


    Default Vibration will be set to None. Select a Vibrate option and this will resolve issue.

  • sunohc Level 1 (0 points)

    Hey Ben,


    did that suddenly happen after the iOS7 update?



    John, unfortunately that is not the issue. I'm pretty savvy with electronics and Apple's products and I checked those things very early on when I discovered the issue.


    Thanks for the suggestion though,
    I hope applecan help out with this one!

  • john_calvano Level 1 (0 points)



    To confirm, is your iPhone not vibrating at all when in Silent mode (rocker toggled in lower position on the left of iPhone) or only for incoming calls? If it's only for incoming calls than the above solution does infant resolve the issue and you are misinterpreting the answer.


    If it doesn't vibrate at all when in Silent mode (I.e incoming emails, txt ect) it might be a hardware issue.

  • sunohc Level 1 (0 points)



    Yeah it doesn't vibrate at all in Silent mode, even when I move the rocker toggle, usually there should be a vibrate when I switch it down but now there's nothing,

    It probably is a hardware issue, I'm wondering if it could've happened when I upgraded to iOS7?

  • kingof901memphis Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok at least I know that I'm not the only one with this problem after update to iOS 7. I hope they realize this and fix this bug ASAP. I've tried everything and no result

  • Hulk2k Level 1 (0 points)



    I have upgrade my iphone 4 on IOS7, since then I have notice that there is no vibration at all in the phone.I have turn off the night mode slecte ON to all vibration mode, even there is no vibration when I am getting my Emails. I was searching for this on the internet and I come to notice that its a Bug once you put it on silet mode or if your slecting ringing tone by your choice your Iphone vibration is gone for ever. I have made an experiment on my brother Iphone 4. before there is vibration but once its upgraded to IOS 7 after putting it on silent the vibration is gone. I am keep on searching that why is it happning. I wish befor that apple could gave us the solution so Sunochc you are not the only one who is suffuring form this issue

  • sunohc Level 1 (0 points)

    Man, it was the iOS7!


    Btw, to save you guys with the same problem,

    don't bother restoring your phone or erasing all content and settings. I did both, and after a few hours, still the same problem -.-


    Hope apple can fix this issue soon



  • alernizo Level 1 (0 points)

    I did the following:


    Settings > Sounds

    Within Vibrate Group I set Vibrate on Ring ON


    and It worked for me!

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