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Pokémon GO mysterious vibrations on iOS, why your phone keeps buzzing? you’re not losing your sanity

If you’ve found yourself on the brink of pulling your hair out due to unexplained phone vibrations, rest assured, you’re not alone and you’re definitely not going insane. Over the past couple of weeks, many trainers using iPhones have been experiencing the same annoying issue. With iOS’s strict notification settings, the natural conclusion for most was to assume a hardware issue, thinking their phones were malfunctioning.

After attempting every fix in the book – from turning off haptic feedback and silencing all notifications to multiple reboots – many were ready to throw in the towel. But then, an epiphany struck: the mystery vibrations were coming from Pokémon GO. Interestingly, even when Pokémon GO doesn’t appear to be “running” according to the iOS app switcher, it still has the ability to send out vibrations when a Pokémon appears on the map. So if you’re experiencing the same conundrum, Pokémon GO is the likely suspect.

This ‘feature,’ whether you find it helpful or infuriating, is actually designed to alert players of nearby Pokémon without requiring the app to be open constantly. It’s an unobtrusive way for the game to tell you, “Hey, there’s a Pokémon near you, grab your phone!” If you’re not a fan of these surprise vibrations, there’s a straightforward way to put an end to it.

Navigate to the settings menu within Pokémon GO and disable the vibration feature. For those who want to experiment, try opening and closing the app to see if that mitigates the issue.

You’re not losing your mind, and you’re certainly not alone. It’s just Pokémon GO’s somewhat stealthy way of encouraging you to catch ’em all. While some might appreciate the nudge, others find it to be more of a jolt to the system. Regardless of your take, now you know how to manage this sneaky feature for an optimized gaming experience.

So, trainers, have you experienced this Pokémon GO quirk? How have you managed it? We’d love to hear your thoughts, tips, and any other Pokémon GO phenomena you’ve discovered.

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Dejan Kacurov

Hey there, I'm Dejan! Let me take you through my life, where family, gaming, and CrossFit play prominent roles. Since day one, I've been surrounded by the love and support of my family. Growing up, every moment spent with my parents and siblings was filled with warmth and laughter, creating memories I hold dear. As a parent now, I've experienced a whole new level of love and responsibility. My two wonderful kids bring endless joy and a sense of purpose to my life. In the digital realm, I found my passion - gaming. Whether I'm conquering the world of Apex Legends or embarking on adventures in Pokemon Go, gaming fuels my sense of adventure and competition. Beyond the virtual world, I discovered the exhilaration of CrossFit. The challenging workouts, camaraderie with fellow fitness enthusiasts, and constant drive to push my limits have become an integral part of my life. Balancing family time, gaming, and CrossFit has been a journey of self-discovery. Each passion complements the other, bringing fulfillment and joy to my daily routine.

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