iPhone 8 Taptic Engine Noise

anon(5274906)

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Hi there,
From time to time, my iPhone 8 makes a strange noise when it vibrates. It could be described as a cracking noise. It's not reproducible, but it appears a few times a day. Sometimes when a message comes in on any app, sometimes just when pressing the home button. I'll try to record it when I have more time on my hands. It's very short and after it happens, it doesn't happen again during the next few vibration-alerts.

Have any of you experienced this as well? Apple recommended me to reset my device, which I would like to avoid at the moment.
 

kataran

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Are you using a loose fitting case or have it set on an uneven surface?

If it was a hardware issue it would happen more often
 

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No, I'm not using a case at all and it happens when I'm holding it. It really does sound like a hardware issue. It has never been exposed to water either. The weird thing really is - as you say - that it isn't consistent.
 

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This happens to me sometimes with my 8. It seems to happen randomly when multiple notifications come in back to back. I never took it to Apple or even thought to say anything in the forums because it’s really random & I usually forget about it, until it happens again.
 

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I took my phone to the Apple Store on Monday and they replaced the taptic enginge which didn't fix the problem. On Thursday I went in again and they swapped it for a new one which works flawlessly.
 

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