Last evening my iPhone 4’s screen suddenly went off and it started vibrating non stop while it was kept on the table. A lot of other users have also reported this issue of iPhone 4 vibrating continuously. While Apple hasn’t yet provided the reason for this occurance, here’s what to do to reset the iPhone immediately to prevent damage.
Possible Causes for this Malfunction?
It’s natural for anyone to get as worked up as I did to find his iPhone vibrating non stop. This has happened to me before on the iPhone 3G once so it’s definitely not a defect isolated to the iPhone 4. I can’t say for sure if it’s the jailbreak that caused this problem because all my iPhones were jailbroken at the time this problem occured.
Apple hasn’t responded to this issue yet even though more than 100 people have already reported this issue so far. It’s also possible that its an App from the App Store which is the common link between these iPhones. Though unlikely, something could go wrong when we put the iPhone to sleep while running one of such faulty Apps.
Some people might think of letting their iPhone’s battery die out of vibrating but that could damage your device. Any device vibrating for that long continuously is definitely not good. So just reset the iPhone as mentioned below.
How to Reset iPhone?
Here’s what you should do to prevent damage to your iPhone. Just Hold the Power and Home button till you see the Apple logo on the iPhone’s screen(like the one on startup). This is the method to forcibly reboot your iOS device.
If you had this problem too, you can discuss the problem at Apple’s Discussions Portal for iPhone here. We’ll let you know when Apple has responded to this issue.