HOW TO: Stop your iPhone 7 / 7 Plus’s screen from vibrating when playing audio
I’m not going to go into how underwhelmed I’ve been with iOS 10 and the iPhone 7 Plus here, but let’s just say among the more annoying “features” of the latest round of Apple updates is the incredibly annoying vibration of the screen when playing music out of the iPhone’s speakers. You may recall one of the few selling points of the iPhone 7 and 7 plus is the enhanced “stereo” speakers on the device. Unfortunately, with great volume comes great vibration, and it just feels “ugly” in your hand, for lack of a better term. This is obviously something Apple should have caught and addressed in the development stages but… CRAP! Here I go.
Anyway, odds are you hate this as much as I do, and want it to stop.
Go into SETTINGS> GENERAL> ACCESSIBILITY. Now Scroll down and slide that little balance slider all the way to the left. (It is the “new” speaker coming out of the earpiece (RIGHT SIDE) that is causing the vibration.)
There, Congratulations. You now have an iPhone 6S.
Of course, if you want to listen to music through headphones or bluetooth, you’ll need to re-center the slider or you’ll only hear the left side of the stereo mix.
(And Apple, PLEASE let me test your shit first. You’re messing up.)