How To Put iPhone on Vibrate


Getting a call in the middle of a meeting or presentation can be embarrassing, especially if your ringtone is too loud. To avoid these situations, putting your iPhone on vibrate is better.

Quick Answer

To put iPhone on vibrate, go to the Settings app and tap “Sounds & Haptics.” Under the “Vibrate” section, tap the toggles next to the “Vibrate on Ring” and “Vibrate on Silent” options to turn them on.

We have put together a detailed guide for you on how to put your iPhone on vibrate using simple step-by-step methods. We will also discuss some fixes for iPhone not vibrating. 

Putting iPhone on Vibrate

If you are wondering how to put your iPhone on vibrate, our three step-by-step methods will assist you in performing this task without much trouble.

Method #1: Using Settings

You can put your iPhone on vibrate through the Settings app with these steps:

  1. Tap “Settings.”
  2. Tap “Sounds & Haptics.”
  3. Tap both toggles under the “Vibrate” section to simultaneously turn on “Vibrate on Ring” and “Vibrate on Silent.
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Your iPhone will now vibrate both in silent and ring mode whenever you get a call.

Method #2: Using Custom Vibration Notifications

On iPhone, you can also create custom vibration notifications following these steps:

  1. Tap “Settings.” 
  2. Tap “Sounds & Haptics” and scroll down to “Sounds and Vibration Patterns.” 
  3. You will find a list of alerts such as Ringtone, Text Tone, New Mail, etc.; tap any of those alerts.
  4. Tap “Vibration” on the next screen.
  5. Under the “Standard” section, tap on any option from the list to select it as your custom vibration notification.
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Method #3: Using Custom Vibration Patterns

Another thing you can do to put your iPhone on vibrate is by creating and using custom vibration patterns. These can be short to long taps, slow, fast, etc. To make these patterns, here are the steps you need to follow:

  1. Navigate to Settings > Sounds & Haptics.
  2. Under the “Sounds and Vibration Patterns” section, choose any one alert from the list, i.e., “Ringtone” in this case.
  3. Tap “Vibration” on the next screen and tap “Create New Vibration” under the “Custom” section.
  4. A big touchpad will appear on the next screen. Create your vibration pattern on it using a short, long tap, or anything you want.
  5. When done, tap the “Stop” button.
  6. Tap “Save” and give a name to your new vibration pattern.
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Follow these steps to use the vibration pattern you just created:

  1. Navigate to Settings > Sounds & Haptics.
  2. Select “Ringtone” under the “Sounds and Vibration Patterns” section.
  3. Tap “Vibration” and select your newly created pattern under the “Custom” section.

Your iPhone will now ring on the custom vibration pattern you just created.

Fixing iPhone Not Vibrating

If your iPhone is not vibrating even after you’ve enabled the settings, it can happen for multiple reasons. Our three step-by-step methods will help you fix this issue in real-time.

Method #1: Enabling Vibration in Accessibility

The most straightforward fix to iPhone not vibrating is turning on the vibration from the Accessibility Settings by following these steps:

  1. Tap “Settings.”
  2. Tap “Accessibility.”
  3. Under the “Physical and Motor” section, tap “Touch.”
  4. Scroll down to find “Vibration” and tap the toggle to turn it on. 
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The vibration on your iPhone will start working now.

Method #2: Disabling Do Not Disturb Mode

If Do Not Disturb mode is enabled on your device, it will silence all the notifications and tones. To make your iPhone vibrate, disable DND using these steps.

  1. Swipe down from the top of your iPhone’s screen to reach the “Control Center.”
  2. Locate the half-moon icon and tap to disable it.
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Your iPhone will now vibrate on notifications, alerts, and ringtones.

Method #3: Restarting Your iPhone

To make vibrations work, try restarting your iPhone with these steps.

  1. Press and hold the side button” and the volume button (either up or down) until the power-off slider appears on the screen.
  2. Drag the slider towards the right.
  3. Once the device turns off completely, wait for one minute.
  4. Press and hold the side button along with the volume button again until you see the Apple logo and check if your iPhone vibrates now.
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In this guide on how to put iPhone on vibrate, we have explored multiple methods for enabling vibrations on your device and discussed some fixes for you when the vibration stops working.

We hope one of these methods has worked for you, and you can now set yourself free from iPhone ringing all the time.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you test the iPhone for vibration?

To test for vibration, flip the “Silent/Ring switch” on the side of your iPhone back and forth. You will find the Silent/Ring switch above the “Volume buttons” on the left side of your phone. If the vibration on your device is on, you will feel a buzz.

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