Apple Watch does not vibrate, how to fix it?.
Haptics play a vital role in the Apple Watch. These tiny touches and vibrations not only alert you to incoming calls and text messages, but provide invaluable feedback as you interact with your smartwatch.
However, if your Apple Watch doesn’t vibrate like it normally does, try fixing the problem by working on fixes.
1. Check Your Phone and Messages Notification Settings
By default, Apple Watch mirrors iPhone notification settings for calls and text alerts. So, make sure your iOS device is set to vibrate or set up custom notifications for your smartwatch.
Vibrate phone and messages on iPhone
1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
2. Scroll down and press Phone.
3. Tap Notifications > Vibrations > Sounds.
4. Select a vibration (for example, synchronized, accented, alert, etc.).
5. Return to the main settings screen and click Messages.
6. Repeat steps 3-4.
Set up custom notifications for Apple Watch
If you want your Apple Watch to vibrate independently of your iPhone, you must set up custom notifications.
1. Open the Watch app on your iPhone.
2. Scroll down to open the list of apps on your Apple Watch.
3. Press Phone.
4. Switch from Mirror to Custom.
5. Make sure the radio buttons next to Haptic are enabled in the Alerts and Ringtone sections.
6. Return to the previous screen and tap Messages.
7. Switch from Mirror to Custom and activate the switch next to Haptic.
2. Check Haptic Settings for Other Apps
If your Apple Watch doesn’t vibrate for any other app-related alerts (such as when you receive a VIP message from Mail), open the Watch app on your iPhone, find and tap the app, and make sure any Haptic notifications are active .
3. Troubleshoot Connection With iPhone
If your Apple Watch not only vibrates for calls and texts, but doesn’t display visual alerts or sounds, look for the red iPhone icon at the top of the watch face. This means that the connection with your Apple Watch is broken.
To reconnect Apple Watch to iPhone:
Disable airplane mode. Open the Control Center (swipe up from the bottom of the watch face), scroll down and make sure the airplane mode icon is grayed out.
Enable Bluetooth – Press the Digital Crown and select Settings > Bluetooth. Then make sure the toggle next to Bluetooth is active.
If your Apple Watch can’t connect to your iPhone, try these additional fixes to fix the problem.
4. Disable Do Not Disturb Mode
Do Not Disturb Mode is another reason why Apple Watch won’t alert you to incoming phone calls and notifications. If you see a moon-shaped Do Not Disturb icon at the top of your watch face, open Control Center and tap the Do Not Disturb symbol to turn it off.
Also, open the Control Center on your iPhone (swipe down from the top right corner of the screen) and make sure Do Not Disturb is not active.
5. Check Your Haptic Settings on Apple Watch
If your Apple Watch still doesn’t vibrate for calls and texts, or you’re not getting any haptic feedback when you rotate the Digital Crown or various custom elements in the system software, check your Apple Watch’s haptic settings.
1. Open the Watch app on iPhone and tap Settings.
2. Scroll down and click Sounds and Feels.
3. Activate the following settings:
Haptic Alerts: Determines whether your Apple Watch vibrates when you receive an alert on your Apple Watch. Switch from Default to Prominent if you want more tactile power. Crown Haptics: Provides haptic feedback as the Digital Crown rotates. System Haptics: Provides haptic feedback when you interact with system software (such as typing on the on-screen keyboard).
6. Restart Apple Watch
Your Apple Watch may stop vibrating due to system software glitches. Reboot your device and check if that fixes the problem.
1. Press and hold the side button.
2. Drag the Power Off slider to the right.
3. Wait 30 seconds and hold down the side button until the Apple logo appears.
7. Update Apple Watch
Running an outdated version of watchOS can also lead to numerous issues. Check and install any pending updates and see if it makes a difference.
1. Place your Apple Watch on the magnetic charger.
2. Open the Watch app on your iPhone.
3. Click “General” > “Software Update”. If you see a pending update, click Download and Install.
If you want to update your Apple Watch without an iPhone, start by connecting your watchOS device to a Wi-Fi hotspot (open Control Center and press and hold Wi-Fi to open a list of available wireless networks). Then press the Digital Crown and select Settings > General > Software Update > Download and Install.
8. Erase All Contents on Apple Watch
Resetting your Apple Watch to factory settings can fix the underlying software issues that prevent your watchOS device from vibrating. You won’t lose any data as iPhone automatically backs up your Apple Watch during the reset procedure.
1. Open the Watch app on iPhone and tap My watch.
2. Click “All clocks” in the upper left corner of the screen.
3. Tap the Info icon next to Apple Watch.
4. Tap “Unpair Apple Watch” > “Reset Apple Watch [your name]”.
5. Wait while your iPhone restarts your Apple Watch.
6. Pair Apple Watch with iPhone and restore data.
9. Contact Apple Support
If none of the above fixes help, you need to contact Apple Support. You’re probably dealing with a faulty Taptic Engine on your Apple Watch, which requires you to visit your local Genius Bar or Apple Store.
Apple Watch does not vibrate, how to fix it?
Apple Watch does not vibrate, how to fix it?