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    Default Vibrate while on call? (BZZZZ in your ear) iOS 4.2.1

    This is getting pretty annoying.

    Every since updating to 4.2.1, when I am on a call and have the phone held up to my ear...the phone vibrates for SMS notifications and such.

    This occurs if the phone is on the silent setting and when the phone is set to ring and vibrate.

    This is happening on my iPhone 4 and my wife's iPhone 4. For the time being, I shut off the vibrate with ring setting.

    Anybody else notice this wonderful buzzing in your ear?
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    Nope. The vibrate sucks on the iPhone, so I disable it completely.
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    Haha. I wont argue with ya on the vib being weak.

    It is a little wicked when it buzzes right in your ear though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iErick View Post
    It is a little wicked when it buzzes right in your ear though.
    I bet it would be. Maybe you should reset your settings. This won't erase your content.
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    Tried that. It still does it.
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    I restored and tested it before restoring from backup. It still happened with a clean OS install. I then downloaded a new copy of 4.2.1 and it is still doing it.

    There has got to be others with this issue. I am going to check a couple of friends iPhones at work tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iErick View Post
    This is getting pretty annoying.

    Every since updating to 4.2.1, when I am on a call and have the phone held up to my ear...the phone vibrates for SMS notifications and such.

    This occurs if the phone is on the silent setting and when the phone is set to ring and vibrate.

    This is happening on my iPhone 4 and my wife's iPhone 4. For the time being, I shut off the vibrate with ring setting.

    Anybody else notice this wonderful buzzing in your ear?
    I'm still on 4.0.1 and I think I get audio alerts when I'm on a call...seems like normal behavior when you've got it set to ring and vibrate, no? As for your silent settings, have you double checked to make sure that vibrate is off for that?

    I don't talk much, so I could be remembering this incorrectly...
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    Happens for me too. Happened on my 3GS under 3.1.3 or whatever it was as well
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    This hasn't happened to my iPhone 4 or the wife's iPhone 4 until the 4.2.1 update.

    I've completely restored and it still does it. I figured there would be more people complaining about this.

    @Massie...phone is set to ring and vibrate because I like being able to hear or feel my phone. I've always had it set this way and it has never done this.

    No phone I have ever had vibrates when I am on a actual call.
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    So what did Apple say?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostface147 View Post
    So what did Apple say?
    Haven't had the time to call yet.

    Usually when I have issues like these...

    First I search on forums and twitter for other users having the same issue. If I don't find anything, I will start a new thread. I end up calling when I can confirm to them that others are having the same issue.

    In this case, people have told me that their iPhones have always done this. I know I have never had this happen and I get SMS/e-mails while on the phone all the time.
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    i've never had this issue before the latest update, but it's a pain in my ear now...
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    I am now having this problem too. Before the 4.2.1 update it would only ring in my ear. Shouldn't the phone disable all alerts until the call is ended.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slalomskie View Post
    I am now having this problem too. Before the 4.2.1 update it would only ring in my ear. Shouldn't the phone disable all alerts until the call is ended.
    I like the tone, just not the vibrate. When I had my blackberry, that was an option for everything, "notify when on call"..it played the same generic tone through the earpiece. I like how the iPhone plays the proper tone through the earpiece.
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    I have noticed with 4.2.1 that the vibration seems stronger. Not sure if that is possible or if it is the new phone I swapped out a few days before the update.
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    I've been having the exact same problem. I almost dropped my phone the first time it happened

    I just turn off the vibrate when I know I'm going to be making a lot of calls. But hopefully apple releases a fix in the next update.
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    I have been hearing this a lot lately about things that apple puts out.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lifein2D View Post
    But hopefully apple releases a fix in the next update.
    I came to apple from windows mobile because I wanted something that just worked and worked well. But we seemed to always be waiting on the next update to fix bugs.
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    No one's perfect.
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    I noticed this issue tonight as well. Had the phone set to vibrate, was talking to my sister and got a message on Kik and "BUZZZZ" right in the ear. Would be pretty annoying if I used vibrate a lot...
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    "Use a headset. Boom!" - Steve J.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Watcher View Post
    "Use a headset. Boom!" - Steve J.
    Steve J.
    Are you giving away free headsets to fix the problem?

    Sincerely
    J.Q. Public
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    @Watcher and @slalomskie

    Good one. haha
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    I think this is going to bother me.
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    Yes it can be a little annoying at times but it doesn't vibrate for more than a second. Somethings you just have to deal with.
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    The thing about it all is the buzzing that hits you 10 seconds into a call is, I am assuming, new email notification, correct?

    My email is set to come in manually only when I open the email client, so the buzzing should not occur.
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