The vibration capabilities of an iPhone are an important tool for alerting you to a new notification or a phone call. It is very common to place your iPhone into silent mode when you are at work or someplace where the notification sounds may be inappropriate. However, if you still need to know when someone is trying to reach you, then vibration can alert you to that in lieu of any sounds.
But if you decide that you no longer need the vibration to alert you to new information, and that it is more of a problem than it is a solution, you may be looking for a way to disable it completely. Rather than going through and changing all of the vibration settings for your individual apps, your iPhone has a setting that will simply disable every vibration on the device. Our tutorial below will show you how to find this setting.
Disabling Vibration on an iPhone
The steps below were performed on an iPhone 6 Plus, in iOS 9.3. This method will disable all of the vibration on your iPhone. This includes notification vibrations, as well as emergency alert vibrations. If you would rather just change the vibrations for a specific app, then read this article about changing text message vibrations and see where those settings are located.
Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.
Step 2: Scroll down and tap the General option.
Step 3: Touch the Accessibility button near the center of the screen.
Step 4: Scroll down and select the Vibration option.
Step 5: Tap the button to the right of Vibration to turn it off. All vibration on your iPhone is disabled when the button is in the left position. Vibration is disabled in the image below.
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Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
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