1. CBMem's Avatar
    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...

    Thanks.
    01-31-2012 05:11 PM
  2. Hoagie5252's Avatar
    Under settings accessibility and can create custom vibrations. That might be the trick.
    01-31-2012 05:40 PM
  3. CBMem's Avatar
    Thanks, but that's what I was talking about only seems to apply to phone calls. Another baffling Apple decision.
    01-31-2012 05:43 PM
  4. Infiniti7's Avatar
    im sure they will fix it in an apple update soon. i wouldnt worry to much about it. im sure its on its way in an update here soon
    01-31-2012 05:44 PM
  5. joe_fresh's Avatar
    Could carry a blackberry storm 2 9550, i could have the thing sitting in my lap and not feel it vibrate.
    01-31-2012 05:55 PM
  6. CBMem's Avatar
    Could carry a blackberry storm 2 9550, i could have the thing sitting in my lap and not feel it vibrate.
    I had the original storm and it was the same way. The 9700 I could feel perfectly. Maybe it has to do with weight; the Storm and iPhone are both pretty heavy and solid, which the little vibrator apparently just can't move enough.
    01-31-2012 06:02 PM
  7. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    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...

    Thanks.
    I, too, would like to know how to make the vibration a bit more noticeable. I know that some people like the less noticeable vibration, and to each, his or her own, but you would think Apple would develop a method to cater to both.


    Just Me, D
    01-31-2012 06:16 PM
  8. joe_fresh's Avatar
    I had the original storm and it was the same way. The 9700 I could feel perfectly. Maybe it has to do with weight; the Storm and iPhone are both pretty heavy and solid, which the little vibrator apparently just can't move enough.
    I can actually feel my iPhone vibrate, which actually if i had both of my phones on vibe only i would get confused. so i keep my dumb phone on ringer most of the time unless i am in a meeting
    01-31-2012 06:22 PM
  9. ghostface147's Avatar
    I feel a vibration in my pants. But as for the iPhone, it's always been terrible at vibrate. The counterweight version was stronger, but it was never strong enough.
    01-31-2012 06:44 PM
  10. Jeremy's Avatar
    The vibration of my 4S is actually quite strong. I've noticed over the years different devices are stronger than others. Whether Apple changes suppliers or whatever, I'm not sure.
    01-31-2012 08:57 PM
  11. edd's Avatar
    The vibration of my 4S is actually quite strong.
    You're kidding right? My last 3 feature phones blow the 4s away at vibrate. I didn't know they made phones that were so bad at this. It's number one on a very short list of complaints I have about the 4s. There must be a technical reason for this because they couldn't have possibly intended to make it this weak.
    02-03-2012 02:45 AM
  12. Jeremy's Avatar
    You're kidding right? My last 3 feature phones blow the 4s away at vibrate. I didn't know they made phones that were so bad at this. It's number one on a very short list of complaints I have about the 4s. There must be a technical reason for this because they couldn't have possibly intended to make it this weak.
    Actually not kidding. Like I said some iPhones are stronger than others.
    02-03-2012 10:57 AM
  13. Agent Ninja's Avatar
    This may be a silly question to the OP but do you have a case on your iP4s? I assume different styles of cases with disperse the vibration so to speak in different ways.
    02-03-2012 12:21 PM
  14. rewNATION's Avatar
    Another reason why I miss all the customization you can do with a BB. I've been thinking lately of going back to my old BB Curve 9330
    02-03-2012 12:32 PM
  15. hellomiggy's Avatar
    Only thing I can tell you is to keep it close to your "goods". Pretty sure you'll feel it then. I am only joking...
    02-06-2012 12:11 PM
  16. Peligro911's Avatar
    I have mine in a book book and feel it fine maybe the vibrate motor is bad


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    02-06-2012 12:45 PM
  17. Wildo6882's Avatar
    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 12:47 PM
  18. Eileen89's Avatar
    The vibration of my 4S is actually quite strong. I've noticed over the years different devices are stronger than others.
    Agreed. The vibration on my 4S is much stronger than that of my iPhone 4. Sometimes I think it's a little too strong for my needs which is why I now keep it off except for Church and when my boss is walking around the ER...
    02-06-2012 01:44 PM
  19. CBMem's Avatar
    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.
    Which is why it's baffling that they make the customizable vibration patterns only apply to phone calls--phone calls are what need the help the least!

    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 09:56 AM
  20. saynt j's Avatar
    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 12:06 PM
  21. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    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...
    02-07-2012 01:32 PM
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