Make vibration more noticeable?
Does anybody know of any way to make the vibration on this phone more noticeable? The vibration is so weak and so BRIEF that in the nearly 4 months I've owned it, I have never, ever felt it vibrate in my pants pocket. Ever. The custom patterns you can create only seem to apply to phone calls, not email, text, or anything else, at least as far as I can tell. Coming from Blackberry, where I could customize the length of vibration and number of vibrations to my heart's content (and actually feel it), it's very frustrating to miss EVERY text and email when it's in my pocket on silent. I'm hoping I've missed something obvious...
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I tend to miss the vibration from notifications but not for calls since it's a much longer and continuous vibration. I don't really mind it all that much because I check the phone often enough that I don't miss anything for long. I agree that it would be nice to be able to change the settings for this. But if this is the main gripe of many, I think Apple is doing a pretty good job.
- 02-06-2012, 12:44 PM #18
Oh, and this isn't my main gripe by any means, just one of several. And coming from Blackberry, it shouldn't be a surprise that my biggest gripes all concern notifications!
- 02-07-2012, 11:06 AM #20
If I'm sitting still and the phone is in my chest pocket for work or jeans/sweatpants I'll feel it fine. If I'm walking, running, or otherwise moving... I'm not going to feel it.
It seems that the heavier and more solid the phone is built, the less you'll feel the vibe motor. I remember my BB Curve 8830 was made of thin plastic and was so light that you could feel an alert no matter what u were doing. As the phones got sturdier (Storm, Storm 2, iphone 4/s) and the vibe motors stayed pretty much the same size, the vibrations become less noticeable.
- 02-07-2012, 12:32 PM #21
I notice the vibrate more if I'm wearing jeans, but not trousers. It is almost as if the phone has to be touching my thighs to feel it, or on my desk...
I've noticed if I have an Otterbox on it or an Speck case, I don't feel it or even 'hear' the feedback from the vibrate as often as say without the case...