How do I get my Apple Watch alert to vibrate?

Answered by Jeremy Urbaniak

To get your Apple Watch to alert you with vibrations, you can adjust the haptic settings on your iPhone. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do it:

1. Open the Watch app on your iPhone. The app has a black icon with an image of an Apple Watch.

2. Once inside the Watch app, tap on the “My Watch” tab at the bottom of the screen. This will take you to the main settings page for your Apple Watch.

3. Scroll down and tap on “Sounds & Haptics.” This is where you can customize the audio and haptic settings for your Apple Watch.

4. In the “Sounds & Haptics” menu, you should see a section called “Haptic Strength.” This is where you can adjust the intensity of the haptic alerts on your Apple Watch.

5. Check that the “Haptic Strength” slider is set to the middle or far right side. By moving the slider to the right, you can increase the strength of the haptic alerts, making them more noticeable.

6. If the slider is already set to the desired strength, you can skip this step. However, if you find that the haptic alerts are too weak, move the slider to the right to increase the intensity.

7. Once you’ve adjusted the haptic strength to your liking, exit the Watch app. Your Apple Watch will now vibrate when you receive notifications or alerts.

By following these steps, you can ensure that your Apple Watch will alert you with vibrations only. This can be particularly useful in situations where you may not be able to hear audio alerts, such as in a noisy environment or during a meeting.

It’s worth noting that the haptic alerts on the Apple Watch are designed to be subtle but noticeable. They provide a gentle tap on your wrist to grab your attention without being overly intrusive. However, if you find that the haptic alerts are still not strong enough for your liking, you can always increase the haptic strength further.

Customizing the haptic settings on your Apple Watch allows you to personalize your device and tailor it to your specific needs and preferences.