1. jburke82's Avatar
    Weird...earlier today I noticed the vibrating function on my phone (while on both silent and normal) stopped working. I restarted my phone, and it worked for a bit but then stopped again. Anyone have this problem or any ideas on what could be causing it? thanks in advance!
    05-25-2012 12:31 PM
  2. Fixxy's Avatar
    The issue you're having is caused by one of three things:

    1. Your iPhone's vibrator is dying, in which case you'd just need to buy a new one and have it installed.

    2. Your iPhone's vibrator isn't making enough contact to receive power.

    3. Weird software issue.

    #2 is much more likely and can be caused by repeated drops or bumps over time. Do a restore through iTunes and see if that helps. If not, have someone open up your iPhone and make sure everything's making contact. And if that doesn't work, buy a new vibrator. They usually cost about $5 or so.
    05-25-2012 12:53 PM
  3. jburke82's Avatar
    Thanks for the info. It's weird...I have only had this phone for about 2 months, and have never dropped it. Do you think it could have anything to do with a charger? It worked today, then I plugged my phone in at work and it stopped. I then restarted my phone and it worked, then plugged it back into the charger and it stopped again. I'm hoping its not a bad vibrator...its basically brand new!
    05-25-2012 12:58 PM