How to make iPhone vibrate or not vibrate on silent (iOS 16 included)

When you put your iPhone in silent mode, you won’t hear ringtones or other alert sounds. This is pretty helpful if you don’t want to be disturbed, but I prefer my phone to vibrate on silent mode. It helps to detect incoming calls or alerts without disturbing anyone. If you want your iPhone to vibrate in silent mode, You are in the right place.

iPhone vibrates on silent.

Let’s check how to vibrate iPhone or play haptics in silent mode in iOS 16 and earlier versions. You can also learn how to turn off vibration in silent mode and how to fix iPhone not vibrating in silent mode.

How to Make iPhone Vibrate in Silent Mode in iOS 16

In iOS 16, Apple has slightly revised the vibration settings. First, It’s renamed silent on Vibrate to Play haptics on silent mode. Secondly, Instead of being on top of the sound settings. You should now see it at the bottom. Therefore, If you think you have removed Vibrate on silent in iOS 16, It is not so.

Let’s check the steps to make iPhone vibrate in silent mode in iOS 16.

Step 1– Open Settings on your iPhone.

Step 2: Go to ‘Sounds & Haptics’.

iPhone audio adjustment.

Step 3: Scroll down to the Ring/Silent Mode Switch section and enable the switch for ‘Play Haptics in Silent Mode’.

Vibrate Silent Mode on iPhone iOS 16.

Your iPhone will now be silent. If you want your iPhone to vibrate when ringing or in normal mode, turn on the switch next to ‘Play Haptics in Ring Mode’.

Suggestion: In iOS 16, You can make your iPhone’s keyboard vibrate by going to Settings > Sounds & haptics > Keyboard feedback. Now turn on the toggle next to Haptic.

How to Make iPhone Vibrate in Silent Mode in iOS 15

Follow the steps below to enable vibration in silent mode on your iPhone running iOS 15:

Step 1: Open Settings on your phone.

Step 2: Click on ‘Sounds & Haptics’.

iPhone audio adjustment.

Step 3– Turn on the switch next to ‘Vibrate on Silent’.

iPhone iOS 15 Sounds Enable Vibration Silent Mode

How to stop iPhone from vibrating in silent mode?

If you don’t want your iPhone to vibrate in silent mode, You can disable haptics in silent mode as follows:

Step 1: Open Settings on your iPhone.

Step 2: Go to ‘Sounds & haptics’.

iPhone audio adjustment.

Step 3: In iOS 16, Scroll down and turn off the switch next to ‘Play Haptics in Silent Mode’. Turn off the toggle next to ‘Vibrate on Silent’ in iOS 15.

Tip– silent mode; Learn the difference between Airplane mode and Do Not Disturb on iPhone.

How to Fix iPhone Not Vibrating on Silent?

If vibrate on silent mode is not working on your iPhone after enabling the above setting. Follow these troubleshooting fixes:

1. Turn on Vibration in Accessibility settings.

There’s a dedicated global vibrate setting in your iPhone’s accessibility settings. If it is disabled, Even if ‘Vibrate on Silent’ is enabled, your iPhone won’t perform various vibrations, including ‘Vibrate on Silent’.

Make sure the vibrate setting is turned on; Follow the steps below:

Step 1: Open iPhone Settings and go to Accessibility.

iPhone accessibility setting

Step 2: Click Touch.

iPhone Accessibility Touch

Step 3: Scroll down and turn on the toggle next to Vibration.

iPhone accessibility vibration

Suggestion: Check out the best iPhone accessibility settings for elderly users.

2. Enable vibration for each alert type.

On iPhone, you can customize the vibration and choose a different vibration pattern for each type of alert. That is, the ringing of the phone; text sound This means that all notifications, such as mail, can have different vibration patterns. However, Under each alert’s vibration setting, There is a None option. If you choose That alert won’t vibrate. So if your iPhone doesn’t vibrate in silent mode. You will most likely choose vibration patterns in the alert settings.

Follow these steps to choose a vibration pattern for different alerts:

Step 1: Open Settings on your iPhone.

Step 2: Go to ‘Sounds & Haptics’.

iPhone audio adjustment.

Step 3: Tap Ringtone with vibration.

Step 4: now, Make sure the None option is not selected. If you say no, Click Synchronized (Default) or select some other format from the list.

Tip: You can even create and use a custom vibration.

Open iPhone Setting Ringtone Vibrate.

Step 5: Similarly, other types of alerts include text tones, Make sure you check voicemail etc and have some vibration pattern selected.

If the vibration is still not working in silent mode. Check out other ways to fix vibrate not working on iPhone.

Make your iPhone ring.

This way you can make iPhone vibrate in silent mode. If you decide to enable ringtone mode, Learn how to set custom ringtones for contacts on iPhone. Also, how to set WhatsApp sound as iPhone ringtone?

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