Stop Your iPhone from Vibrating on Silent

When you elect to put your iPhone on silent, you typically expect that it will not make any noise. While this does a good job of disabling the sounds that play through the device speakers, it can still create noise when the device vibrates against a hard surface.

This can lead you to wonder how to adjust your device settings so that the iPhone no longer vibrates when you have put it in silent mode. Fortunately this is a simple adjustment to make by following our short guide below.


Disable Vibration When the iPhone is in Silent Mode

These steps were performed in iOS 8.1.2. Steps may vary slightly in other versions of the operating system.

You can quickly toggle silent mode off and on by moving the mute switch at the top of the left side of your device. Your iPhone is on silent when the mute switch is in the down position. You will also see a notification on your screen letting you know whether the ringer is silent or not.


Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.

open the settings menu



Step 2: Tap the Sounds button.

open the sounds menu



Step 3: Touch the button to the right of Vibrate on Silent to turn it off. You will know that you have disabled the vibration in silent mode when there is not any green shading around the button, as in the image below.

turn off the vibrate on silent option



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