Notification settings are relatively complex on a modern iPhone or iPad. It’s possible for an app to play sounds or vibrate your phone without showing any visible notifications. Here’s how to pin down the offender.
Phantom Vibrations (and Sounds)
It’s worth remembering that phantom vibrations are a common phenomenon. Many people have felt their iPhone vibrate in their pocket, only to pull it out and realize it hadn’t vibrated at all. Phantom sounds can also occur, especially in noisy locations. Did your phone’s notification sound really play? Perhaps that was just another sound amidst the din of noise—or the same notification sound coming from someone else’s phone.
But that’s not the only issue. Your iPhone could have vibrated or played a sound even if there are no notifications on your notification center or lock screen when you check it.
An App Has Invisible Notifications Playing Sounds
Apps can have invisible notifications that vibrate your phone or play your notification sound.
To check for this, head to Settings > Notifications. If an app is set to “Sounds” without “Banners,” it will play a notification sound without showing you any visible notifications. If an app is set to “Sounds” without banners, but with “Badges,” it will show a red notification badge with a counter of new items on the app. It plays a sound when the badge increases, but it won’t show a visible notification.
Scroll through the list and look for any such sneaky apps. If you see one or more set only to “Sounds,” they’re likely the cause of your iPhone’s mysterious beeps and vibrations.
If you find such an app, tap it, and then choose what you want to do. For example, you might want to disable notifications for that app entirely by toggling “Allow Notifications” or enable visible notification banners under “Alerts.”
A Notification Appeared and Vanished
It’s possible your phone might ding and wake up only for the notification to vanish a few moments later.
This isn’t too common, but it does happen. The same app that sent a notification to your phone can “unsend” it and clear it from your phone later. You can see this in action when using messaging apps on multiple platforms. If you view an unread message on another device, the app will often clear that message’s notification from your iPhone. After all, you’ve already seen it on another platform; you don’t need to see it again.
Some messaging apps might also allow someone to delete a message they sent to you. Depending on how the messaging service is programmed, the app may also clear the notification from your iPhone or iPad. In other words, if someone sends you a message and deletes it, your iPhone may beep or buzz, but the notification might vanish before you look at it.
Again, this isn’t too common—even some apps that let people delete messages won’t automatically delete the notification associated with the message. There’s a good chance that vibration in your pocket was just a phantom vibration and not associated with a notification that’s since vanished.
On an Android phone, it’s possible to look at the notification history to determine whether this occurred and see the text of the notification. However, Apple’s iOS operating system offers no such feature. On an iPhone, there’s no way to discover which app is sending and clearing notifications unless you happen to be looking at the screen when the notification appears and then vanishes.
Your iPhone randomly beeps and you don’t know why. It may even sound as loud as a fire alarm! In this article, I’ll explain why your iPhone keeps beeping and show you how to fix this problem for good.
Why Does My iPhone Keep Beeping?
A lot of the time, your iPhone keeps beeping for one of two reasons:
- Rogue notifications are making beeping sounds.
- An ad is playing an mp3 file which you are hearing through your iPhone’s speaker. The ad is likely coming from an app you have open on your iPhone, or from a web page you were viewing in the Safari app.
The step-by-step guide below will help you diagnose and fix the real reason why your iPhone keeps beeping!
What To Do When Your iPhone Keeps Beeping
Check Your Notification Settings
It’s possible to configure notifications for apps in a way that enables sounds, but disable on-screen alerts. Open Settings and tap Notifications. Under Notification Style, you’ll see a list of all of the apps on your iPhone capable of sending notifications.
Look for apps that only say “Sounds” or “Sounds, Badges.” These are apps that make sounds but do not have on-screen alerts. Apps that say Banners are the ones that display on-screen notifications.
To change an app’s notification settings, tap on it, then choose your preferred settings. Make sure to tap on at least one of options below Alerts to see on-screen notifications.
Close Out Of Tabs In Safari
If your iPhone started beeping while you were browsing the web on Safari, it’s a possibility that the beeps are coming from an ad on the web page you were viewing. If this is the case, you may see a strange mp3 file such as “smartprotector.xyz/ap/oox/alert.mp3” playing in your iPhone’s audio widget. To turn off the ad, close out of the tabs you have open in Safari.
To close out of your tabs in Safari, open the Safari app and press and hold the tab switcher button in the lower right-hand corner of your iPhone’s display. Then, tap Close All (Number) Tabs.
Close Out Of Your Apps
Safari isn’t the only app that may cause your iPhone to beep randomly. Many users have reported that their iPhone keeps beeping after using apps like theCHIVE, BaconReader, TutuApp, the TMZ app, and many more.
If your iPhone keeps beeping after you use a certain app, it’s best to close out of the app immediately after the beeping begins. If you’re not sure which app is causing the beeps, close out of all of your apps just to be safe.
To close out of apps, double-click the Home button to open up the app switcher. If your iPhone doesn’t have a Home button, swipe up from the bottom of the screen to the center of the screen.
Use your finger to swipe apps up on and off the screen. You’ll know an app is closed when it no longer appears in the app switcher.
Clear Safari History And Website Data
After closing out of your apps, it’s important to also clear Safari History and Website Data. The ad that made your iPhone beep may have left a cookie in your Safari browser.
Check For App Updates
Now that the beeping has stopped, check the App Store to see if the app that’s causing your iPhone to beep randomly has an update. Developers frequently release updates to patch bugs and fix widely reported problems.
To check for app updates, open App Store and tap on your Account icon in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. Scroll down to the app updates section. Tap Update next to an app you want to update, or tap Update All at the top of the list.
Another Reason Why Your iPhone May Be Beeping
By default, your iPhone is set to receive alerts from the government such as AMBER alerts and Emergency alerts. Sometimes, your iPhone will beep loudly to make sure you notice the alert.
If you want to stop receiving these alerts, open the Settings app and tap Notifications. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the menu to Government Alerts.
Tap the switch next to AMBER Alerts or Emergency alerts to toggle them on or off. If the switches are green, you’ll receive these alerts. If the switches is gray, you won’t receive these alerts.
You’ve Fixed Your Beeping iPhone!
It can be incredibly frustrating and audibly irritating when your iPhone keeps beeping. Fortunately, you’ve fixed this problem on your iPhone and know what to do if it ever happens again! We hope you’ll share this article on social media or leave us a comment down below if you have other questions about your iPhone.
Don’t you hate it when you misplace your iPhone and can’t find it? Or when it slides between the couch cushions or under a pile of laundry and you spend 20 minutes checking every possible place in the house to no avail? The old trick many of us use is to call the iPhone from another phone, but if you don’t have another phone handy that’s not particularly helpful.
The good news is that if you lost your iPhone at home then just about all of us have a computer or tablet laying around with access to the web, and from there you can use iCloud.com and Find My iPhone to help find your missing iPhone (or iPad and iPod touch).
Sure, Find My iPhone is intended primarily for much broader truly lost or stolen iOS devices, but you can also use it in your own home or office when you just misplaced an iPhone, iPad, or iPod and you want some help finding it, which for some of us is a fairly frequent occurrence.
To be able to use this feature you will need to have set up Find My iPhone on the device you’re looking to find, which is part of iCloud and is usually on by default for most iOS users these days.
Help Locate a Lost iPhone by Making it Beep Sounds via iCloud
- Head over to iCloud.com and login to your Apple ID, or launch the Find My iPhone app on another iOS device
- Choose “Find My iPhone” and let the service locate your missing iOS device
- Select the device on the map, then click the (i) button to summon more information about the device
- Choose the “Play Sound” option (prior versions may say “Send Message” instead, with sound playing as an option)
- The iPhone (or iPad, or iPod touch) will start making a loud pinging sound, now is the time to hunt around for it
Once you choose the play sound option, the iPhone will start making a pinging sound.
The pinging locator sound is not subtle and is quite loud, ignoring both the mute switch on the device and the current volume level, and it will repeat continuously until any button is pressed on the iOS device itself. This obviously makes it a lot easier to track down a misplaced phone this way, so just follow the sound and look around for it.
Of course this is only useful if you’re pretty sure you lost the iPhone somewhere nearby that you can hear it, and that you’ll be able to retrieve again by locating it from the pinging sound effect.
Going further, if you think you have truly lost the device or it actually was stolen, you can use iCloud and Find My iPhone to remotely wipe any iOS device and prevent the thief (or anyone else) from accessing any of your data or contacts. That’s a bit on the extreme side though, so remote wipe is really best used when you know for certain a device is gone for good.
The Play Sound feature of iCloud Find My iPhone is quite handy, give it a try the next time you think you dropped your iPhone under the bed, stuffed it in the work refrigerator, or buried under a pile of laundry. And if you know of any other similar tricks, let us know in the comments!
For years, iPhones have had haptic feedback. Rather than full-force buzzing, the Tactic Engine provides a tiny vibration under your finger when performing certain actions on the screen. While Apple itself was able to take advantage of this tech before app developers, for some reason it was never included in the stock iOS keyboard — but there’s still a way to get haptic feedback when typing.
Ever since iOS 10 when Apple opened up the haptic feedback API to app developers, we’ve seen a lot of shoddy third-party keyboards include haptic feedback, most with very uncreative names. Haptic Keyboard, Haptic Keyboard: Enzo, Haptic Key, and Haptic Feedback Keyboard are just a few, their best feature right there in the name.
Now, there’s one worth installing not just as a keyboard that gives haptic feedback, but a keyboard that does pretty much everything you could want, and that’s Gboard. Google’s excellent keyboard for iPhones added the ability to feel your keys when typing in the 1.40.0 update, but it’s not enabled by default.
Step 1: Update or Add Gboard on Your iPhone
If you have Gboard installed on your iPhone already, make sure to update the app to version 1.40.0 or higher. For those of you who don’t have it, just install it from the App Store. While Gboard is included automatically when you download the Google app, that version of Gboard does not yet have haptic feedback, so for now, you will need to use the standalone Gboard.
Step 2: Make It Your Primary Keyboard
You’ll need to add the keyboard to your iPhone’s keyboard list now, then switch to it. If you just updated the app, chances are it’s already in your keyboard list and probably already your default keyboard. For those new to third-party keyboards on iOS, we’ve got a detailed guide on adding and switching keyboards to reference.
Step 3: Enable Haptic Feedback
For the last step, you just need to enable the new haptic feedback feature. First, open the Gboard app directly. Alternatively, tap-and-hold on either the cog (iPhone X and newer) or the globe icon (iPhone 8 and older) in the Gboard keyboard, then select “Settings.” Next, tap “Keyboard settings” in the app, and toggle on “Enable haptic feedback on key press.”
Now, whenever you use the Gboard keyboard, you’ll feel a tiny vibration when you tap a character key. It feels very similar to what happens when you activate the hidden trackpad. And when you swipe to type, you’ll feel that tiny vibration when you first touch the keypad and when you let go after swiping.
Overall, the feedback is set to a very reasonable intensity. It doesn’t quite feel like typing on a physical keyboard, but then again, no haptic keyboard does — it simply gives you a more satisfying typing experience.
Like we said before, Google wasn’t the first to bring haptic feedback for typing to iOS, but it’s the best overall keyboard. There are the other four apps mentioned previously, but they’re all just one-feature keyboards. Another option, Typany Keyboard — Cool Fonts, has more going for it, but nothing that can top Gboard’s feature list.
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You pull your iPhone out of your pocket and see three missed calls from Grandma. You’re sure you had it set to vibrate, but you couldn’t feel the buzz! Uh-oh—your iPhone stopped vibrating. In this article, I’ll show you how to fix an iPhone that doesn’t vibrate and what to do if the vibration motor is broken.
First Things First: Test Your iPhone’s Vibration Motor
Before we begin, let’s see if your iPhone’s vibration motor is turned on. Flip your iPhone’s Silent / Ring switch back and forth (the switch is above the volume buttons on the left side of your iPhone), and you’ll feel a buzz if “Vibrate on Ring” or “Vibrate on Silent” is turned on in Settings. (See the next section for details about how the switch works.) If you don’t feel your iPhone vibrate, it doesn’t mean the vibration motor is broken—it means we need to take a look inside Settings.
How The Silent / Ring Switch Works With The Vibration Motor
- If “Vibrate on Ring” is turned on in Settings, your iPhone will vibrate when you pull the Silent / Ring switch toward the front of your iPhone.
- If “Vibrate on Silent” is turned on, your iPhone will vibrate when you push the switch toward the back of your iPhone.
- If both are turned off, your iPhone won’t vibrate when you flip the switch.
When Your iPhone Won’t Vibrate In Silent Mode
A common problem that iPhone users face is that their iPhone doesn’t vibrate in silent mode. Other people’s iPhones won’t vibrate when the ringer is turned on. Fortunately, both of these issues are usually easy to fix inside Settings.
How To Enable Vibrate on Silent / Ring
- Open Settings.
- Tap Sounds & Haptics.
- The two settings we’re going to look at are Vibrate on Ring and Vibrate on Silent. The Vibrate on Silent setting will allow your iPhone to vibrate when in silent mode, and Vibrate on Ring setting enables your phone to`ring and vibrate at the same time. Tap the switch on the right-hand side of either setting to turn it on.
Other Software Troubleshooting Steps
Turn On Vibration In Accessibility Settings
If Vibration is turned off in your iPhone’s Accessibility settings, your iPhone will not vibrate even if the vibration motor is fully functional. Go to Settings -> Accessibility -> Touch and make sure the switch next to Vibration is turned on. You’ll know the switch is on when it’s green.
Make Sure You’ve Selected A Vibration Pattern
It’s possible that your iPhone doesn’t vibrate because you’ve set your vibration pattern to None. Open Settings and tap Sounds & Haptics -> Ringtone and tap Vibration at the top of the screen. Make sure there’s a check mark next to anything other than None!
My iPhone Doesn’t Vibrate At All!
If your iPhone isn’t vibrating at all, there may be a software problem with your iPhone. One way to fix this is to reset your iPhone’s settings. Doing this won’t erase any content from your device, but it will return all the iPhone’s settings (including vibration) to factory defaults. I strongly recommend backing up your iPhone with iTunes or to iCloud before starting this process.
How To Reset All Settings
- Open Settings.
- Tap General.
- Scroll to the bottom of the menu and tap Reset.
- Tap Reset All Settings and confirm that you’d like to proceed. You’ll need to enter your passcode if you have one. After you do and your iPhone restarts, test your iPhone to see if it vibrates. If it doesn’t, read on.
If you’ve tried all of the previous steps and your iPhone doesn’t vibrate, it’s time to backup your iPhone and follow our tutorial on how to DFU restore your iPhone. A DFU restore erases all the content and settings from your device and is the end-all-be-all for fixing iPhone software issues. This is different from a standard iTunes restore as it wipes both the software and hardware settings from your device.
My iPhone Still Doesn’t Vibrate
If your iPhone still doesn’t vibrate after a DFU restore, you’re probably experiencing a hardware issue. Generally this means that the vibration motor in your iPhone has died and needs replacement. This is a very involved process, so we don’t recommend that you attempt this repair at home.
Make A Stop At The Apple Store
Make a Genius Bar appointment at your local Apple Store. Be sure to make a full backup of your device before heading to your appointment, because if your iPhone needs to be replaced, you’ll need a backup of your data to put on your new iPhone. Apple also has a great mail-in service if you don’t live near an Apple Store.
Buzz Buzz! Buzz Buzz! Let’s Wrap It Up.
And there you have it: Your iPhone is buzzing again and your know what to do when your iPhone stops vibrating. You’ll always know when Grandma (or your boss) are calling, and that can save everyone a headache. Leave a comment below about which fix worked for you, and if you enjoyed this article, send it to your friends when you hear them ask the age old question, “Why doesn’t my iPhone vibrate?”
I’m Andrew Kunesh, a technology writer and IT professional from Chicago. My goal is to help you fix the many errors and problems your Apple devices may face. Thanks for checking out our work!
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1. Enable Find my iPhone
Find My iPhone is an Application developed by Apple, allowing you to remotely track down your iOS device using your iCloud account. If you enabled Find my iPhone on your iPhone before you lost it, you can see its location on a map, lock or remote it via Apple computer, laptop or tablet. Among other things, you will know the last position of your device with Find My iPhone being offline or power off. To set up Find My iPhone on your device, please follow steps:
Step 1.Enter Settings and go to iCloud with your Apple ID.
Step 2.Enter iCloud.
Step 3.Turn on Find My iPhone and turn on Send last location in
Find My iPhone must be installed on another Apple device in order to remotely track down your iPhone. You can download Find My iPhone from the APP store. By setting up Find My iPhone with your Apple ID and password, it will send your last location to Apple when the device is power off or offline.
2. Use iCloud
iCloud can help you get your missing device back. By turning on Find My iPhone on laptop or desktop, you can easily track down and monitor your iPhone. To do so, please follow steps:
Step 1. Log in iCloud with your apple ID.
Step 2. Enter Find My iPhone and select your iOs devices in all devices.
Step 3. Select your mode: Play sound, Lost mode or Erase iPhone.
The play sound function makes your device keep beeping until you find it. It can also vibrate if the device is online. This let you find your device wherever you misplaced it.
The lost mode function will help you to remotely track down your device outdoor , at home , etc. This function displays a message on the screen.
Erase phone function lets you erase remotely all data on your iPhone. This protects all your information by completing destroying it. Once your device is erased, you won’t be able to locate it anymore.
3. Use Family Sharing
Family Sharing is an Application developed by Apple and allows users to share in the family iCloud, download content purchased by using each other’s Apple ID and also track missing iOs devices with Find My iPhone. After sharing location in the family iCloud, family members can help you locate your missing iPhone via another device. That is because your phone will appear in the single list in Find My iPhone. To use family sharing, please follow steps:
Step 1. Go to Settings and tap iCloud.
Step 2. Tap set up Family Sharing.
Step 3. Tap Get Started and confirm that you want to be the Family Organizer.
Step 4. Follow the on-screen instructions.
If you don’t share your location, family members can’t access location information about your device.
4. Locate with Google Map Timeline
Developed by Google, Google Map Timeline Application help you manage all your location history information. If you enabled the location history on your iOs device before it ventured off, you will be able to locate it remotely. Indeed, Google Timeline records all your location data, tracks the last position of your device and allows you to view history, such as location, place, time, etc. To use Google Timeline, a Google account must be set up before. Please follow steps to locate your device with Google Map Timeline:
Step 1. Open the Google Map App.
Step 2. Tap Menu and go to Settings.
Step 3. Tap Personal Content.
Step 4. Scroll down to Location History Settings.
Step 5. Turn on Location Services.
5. Call your device
If your phone is offline, you may find it by phoning. By moving to some areas nearby as you call through a landline or a friend phone, you will automatically locate your missing device. In any cases, if you can’t find your device, use another Apple device and go on one of the best phone number tracking Applications . The number tracking Application will phone and track down your device.
6. Use social media
Contact your network via Facebook , Twitter , Youtube or any other social platforms and share a post about your device ventured off, power off or offline. Your contacts may know the location of your device so that you will get it back.
7. Check with local law enforcement
Report your device to local law enforcement if you can’t find it. Local law enforcement may request your serial number or IMEI of your lost device when you file the report. This will help track down your iPhone in case it gets sold to someone else or prevent any risks. To find your serial number, please click here .
8. Contact your carrier
Finally, if you can’t find your device because it is offline or power off, report your lost device to your carrier. Your carrier can disable the account, preventing phone calls, texts, and data use. Therefore, it will protect all your data until you activate the account again.
To conclude, there are multi-options to find an iPhone when it is power off or offline. Firstly, Apple developed different Applications such as Find My iPhone or Family Sharing which allow you or your family members to remote control your iOs device and track it using iCloud account. On other hand, turning on location history on Google Map Timeline will show you all important data such as location history, so that you will be able to find your iPhone. Finally, backup solutions such as calling your device or contacting your network are requiring if you can’t find it.
How can the iPhone be set to vibrate once?
For example, when a player loses a life or the game is over, the iPhone should vibrate.
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There are two seemingly similar functions that take a parameter kSystemSoundID_Vibrate :
Both of the functions vibrate the iPhone. But, when you use the first function on devices that don’t support vibration, it plays a beep sound. The second function, on the other hand, does nothing on unsupported devices. So if you are going to vibrate the device continuously, as an alert, common sense says, use function 2.
First, add the AudioToolbox framework AudioToolbox.framework to your target in Build Phases.
Then, import this header file:
AudioToolbox now presents the kSystemSoundID_Vibrate as a SystemSoundID type, so the code is:
Instead of having to go thru the extra cast step
Original Answer (Swift 1.x)
And, here’s how you do it on Swift (in case you ran into the same trouble as I did)
Link against AudioToolbox.framework (Go to your project, select your target, build phases, Link Binary with Libraries, add the library there)
Once that is completed:
The cheesy thing is that SystemSoundID is basically a typealias (fancy swift typedef ) for a UInt32 , and the kSystemSoundID_Vibrate is a regular Int . The compiler gives you an error for trying to cast from Int to UInt32 , but the error reads as “Cannot convert to SystemSoundID”, which is confusing. Why didn’t apple just make it a Swift enum is beyond me.
@aponomarenko’s goes into the details, my answer is just for the Swifters out there.
A simple way to do so is with Audio Services:
I had great trouble with this for devices that had vibration turned off in some manner, but we needed it to work regardless, because it is critical to our application functioning, and since it is just an integer to a documented method call, it will pass validation. So I have tried some sounds that were outside of the well documented ones here: TUNER88/iOSSystemSoundsLibrary
I have then stumbled upon 1352, which is working regardless of the silent switch or the settings on the device (Settings->vibrate on ring, vibrate on silent) .
Important Note: Alert of Future Deprecation.
As of iOS 9.0, the API functions description for:
includes the following note:
The right way to go will be using any of these two:
remember to import AVFoundation
For an iPhone 7/7 Plus or newer, use these three Haptic feedback APIs.
Available styles are .error , .success , and .warning . Each has its own distinctive feel.
From the docs:
A concrete UIFeedbackGenerator subclass that creates haptics to communicate successes, failures, and warnings.
For simple vibrations:
Available styles are .heavy , .medium , and .light . These are simple vibrations with varying degrees of “hardness”.
From the docs:
A concrete UIFeedbackGenerator subclass that creates haptics to simulate physical impacts
For when the user selected an item
This is the least noticeable of all the haptics, and so is the most suitable for when haptics should not be taking over the app experience.
From the docs:
A concrete UIFeedbackGenerator subclass that creates haptics to indicate a change in selection.
There are a couple of things worth remembering when using these APIs.
You do not actually create the haptic. You request the system generate a haptic. The system will decide based on the below:
- If haptics are possible on the device (whether it has a Taptic Engine in this case)
- Whether the app may record audio (haptics do not generate during recording to prevent unwanted interference)
- Whether haptics are enabled in system Settings.
Therefore, the system will silently ignore your request for a haptic if it is not possible. If this is due to an unsupported device, you could try this:
Substitute the comments in the switch – case statements, and this haptic generation code will be portable to other iOS devices. It will generate the highest level of haptic possible.
- Due to the fact that generating haptics is a hardware-level task, there may be latency between when you call the haptic-generation code, and when it actually happens. For this reason, the Taptic Engine APIs all have a prepare() method, to put it in a state of readiness. Using your Game Over example: You may know that the game is about to end, by the user having very low HP, or a dangerous monster being near them.
- If you don’t generate a haptic within a few seconds, the Taptic Engine will go back into an idle state (to save battery life)
In this case, preparing the Taptic Engine would create a higher-quality, more responsive experience.
For example, let’s say your app uses a pan gesture recogniser to change the portion of the world visible. You want a haptic to generate when the user ‘looks’ round 360 degrees. Here is how you could use prepare() :
I have a brand new Apple Watch and a new Iphone 7+. When I got the Iphone 7+ and watch, my phone rang and my watch notified me of a ring.
Four weeks later (today) when I get a call, my phone doesn’t ring, but my watch vibrates. My phone is completely silent. My texts don’t sound on my phone, but beep on my watch. I see them on my phone, but it doesn’t make a sound. I bought the watch cause I like the achievements.
How do I get my phone to ring? Cause I don’t care if it rings on my watch. I’ve tried every setting and nothing works. I liked how it worked 2 weeks ago, my phone rang. How do I get my phone to ring?
Posted on Jun 7, 2017 9:15 AM
How notifications behave depends on the status of your devices and your settings. With Wrist Detection enabled, in order to bring notifications to your attention as soon as possible:
- If your iPhone is unlocked, you will receive notifications on your iPhone instead of on your watch.
- If your iPhone is locked or asleep and your watch is unlocked (regardless of whether the watch screen is asleep or awake) and on your wrist, you will receive notifications on your watch.
- If your watch is locked or has Do Not Disturb enabled, notifications will go to your iPhone.
Subject to your settings, both devices should still alert you to incoming phone calls. If this is not occurring, it may help to check your iPhone settings, including alert volume, Do Not Disturb mode and silent mode (check the Ring/Silent switch on the side).
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iPhone 7 users have been left puzzled after some devices began making strange sounds.
Customers have been reporting a high-pitched whine or hissing noise coming from their devices, especially when running multiple apps.
The alarming sounds have been noted by users around the world, and could be the first sign that all is not quite right with Apple’s flagship new smartphones.
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Apple has so far declined to comment on the news, but experts have suggested the noise could be something called “coil noise” or “coil whine”.
This occurs when the processor is put under heavy duress, such as streaming high-quality video, or when lots of apps are left running on a device.
If not properly quietened, the noise can be audible to users, especially in a quiet room – as recorded by Stephen Hackett from blog 512 Pixels.
There isn’t really any main fix for the issue, asides from ensuring you don’t put your device under too much stress. Express.co.uk hasn’t noticed the whine yet on our devices, even during our heavy battery testing.
The A10 processor in the iPhone 7 is significantly more powerful than that in the previous Apple devices, offering a major step-up in computing strength thanks to two high-performance cores and two high-efficiency cores capable of running at just one-fifth the power of the high-performance cores.
Consumers with the new device may also be putting their iPhones under a lot of work by downloading new apps, updating profiles and more, all of which causes an overload in processing power.
New iPhone 7 met with excitement around the world
The news comes after many iPhone 7 users discovered that the new iOS 10 software was causing many devices to suffer from reduced battery life.
Many also took to Twitter to complain that their devices were running slower with iOS 10 installed, keeping up a famous annual trend.
This is primarily due to Apple’s new artificial intelligence tools in iOS 10, which will analyse your entire photo collection to try and categorise people by their faces.
Apple insists these complications processes are carried out on the phone, because it does not want the privacy implications associated with sending the data to the cloud.
However that does mean your phone will need to take some time-out to make the most of its processing power.