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MacRumors
Jun 8, 2011, 05:45 PM
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Quite a few of the 200 new features in iOS 5 are focused on accessibility (http://www.apple.com/ios/ios5/features.html#more), to "make it easier for people with mobility, hearing, vision, and cognitive disabilities to get the most from their iOS devices." Apple has long been a front-runner with making their devices easy-to-use for their more challenged users.

http://cdn.macrumors.com/article-new/2011/06/vibrationillustration.jpg



Buried in the Accessibility settings of iOS 5 is a custom vibration creator. Users can choose from several vibration patterns, illustrated above, or create your own by tapping on the screen at the desired tempo. Taps patterns are recorded and can be used for your vibration alert.

Thanks Brent!

Article Link: iOS 5 Allows You to Tap Out Custom Vibration Patterns (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/06/08/ios-5-allows-you-to-tap-out-custom-vibration-patterns/)



gocardsfan1
Jun 8, 2011, 05:55 PM
I can imagine all kinds of uses for this...;)

ThE.MeSsEnGeR
Jun 8, 2011, 05:57 PM
amazing how Apple ALWAYS implements features so innovative that we wouldn't be expecting! :D

nagromme
Jun 8, 2011, 06:01 PM
Really cool. Accessibility is not just a “checkbox” Apple feels they have to fill. They really give it the attention it deserves.

(If the vib motor can be semi-precisely controlled like this, it makes me hope for more varied game force-feedback effects too. The usual “long buzz” seldom fits the game action, and then it’s not immersive, not worth the battery life to me, even annoying! So I just disable it.)

macduke
Jun 8, 2011, 06:05 PM
My wife's parents are deaf and these features will be extremely useful for them. Her mom is looking to get her first iPhone this fall when the iPhone 4S/5 or whatever is released. I do wish, however, that Apple would simply incorporate this into the standard notifications settings. I'm hoping that there isn't some strange "deaf mode" that has to be activated to use this, such as killing the volume across the entire device when it's activated.

crisss1205
Jun 8, 2011, 06:07 PM
My wife's parents are deaf and these features will be extremely useful for them. Her mom is looking to get her first iPhone this fall when the iPhone 4S/5 or whatever is released. I do wish, however, that Apple would simply incorporate this into the standard notifications settings. I'm hoping that there isn't some strange "deaf mode" that has to be activated to use this, such as killing the volume across the entire device when it's activated.

No, you just turn it on in the settings. I think the biggest thing will be the LED flash for notifications. I haven't seen any other platform do something like this.

nostaws
Jun 8, 2011, 06:15 PM
Not to be one who always wants more, but...
Can I set different vibrations for when different people call and I am in a meeting?
Like:
Buzz..buzz = the pizza guy - I'd better pick up.
Buzzzzzzz.........Buzzzzzzz - my mother in law - keep it in my pocket.

elhungarian
Jun 8, 2011, 06:19 PM
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That is awesome. Hope it's just software so existing iPhone 4's get all the functionality :)

-Garry-
Jun 8, 2011, 06:21 PM
Not to be one who always wants more, but...
Can I set different vibrations for when different people call and I am in a meeting?
Like:
Buzz..buzz = the pizza guy - I'd better pick up.
Buzzzzzzz.........Buzzzzzzz - my mother in law - keep it in my pocket.

Yes, you can set different patterns per contact.

Xenc
Jun 8, 2011, 06:30 PM
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My wife's parents are deaf and these features will be extremely useful for them. Her mom is looking to get her first iPhone this fall when the iPhone 4S/5 or whatever is released. I do wish, however, that Apple would simply incorporate this into the standard notifications settings. I'm hoping that there isn't some strange "deaf mode" that has to be activated to use this, such as killing the volume across the entire device when it's activated.

No, you just turn it on in the settings. I think the biggest thing will be the LED flash for notifications. I haven't seen any other platform do something like this.

It is quite a strange one. Hopefully future iPhones will have an actual notification light instead of hooking into the LED flash.

nunes013
Jun 8, 2011, 07:02 PM
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It is quite a strange one. Hopefully future iPhones will have an actual notification light instead of hooking into the LED flash.

its almost as if that was a sign. i feel like will implement this either in the next iphone or the 2012 version. just seems so because they are not going to want people to rely on the LED flash.

oneofthesedaves
Jun 8, 2011, 07:13 PM
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Sweet! I hate it when I pull my phone out during an inopportune moment just to realize that some app sent me a dumb notification and it wasnt something important. Now if they could just pur a more effective vibrator in the next iPhone. Half the time I can't feel it. That's what she said..

MacFly123
Jun 8, 2011, 07:44 PM
amazing how Apple ALWAYS implements features so innovative that we wouldn't be expecting! :D

Ya that is really cool. Do we all get to use this or just accessibility??? :(

There are several accessibility features that I think anyone would love. I hope they start making them available to everyone without having the accessibility features turned on!

mconk
Jun 8, 2011, 10:56 PM
Innovative? I hope you're being sarcastic! My BlackBerry has had this feature for quite some time now...this REALLY comes in handy under several circumstances...for example, custom vibrations while in a belt clip/holster or out of w belt clip/holster.

While at work, in meetings, out and about, etc...my phone is holstered...custom bibrations let me kmow if it's a Facebook alert, twitter, a txt, email, the calendar, a BBM, or a phone call...it's very convenient knowing what your phone is doing, without having to pull it out of your pocket, or out of it's case every time you get a notification.

iOS5 has brought several new features, and enhancements(like notifications) that are slowly convincing me to finally switch to an iPhone. I own literally 20-30 apple products, and would love to add an iPhone 4 to my collection...am only hanging onto my BB because of th keyboard...not a big fan of touch screens, and honestly, the BB OS (especially BB6) has so many shortcuts, hotkeys, and little built in features that make day to day productivity so much easier...Apple has finallybstarted to bring some of these features over to iOS...I just wish the iPhone would come to Sprint, as I've been a long time customer, and am Ber happy with their device and plans.

amazing how Apple ALWAYS implements features so innovative that we wouldn't be expecting! :D

infowarfare
Jun 8, 2011, 11:19 PM
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That is awesome. Hope it's just software so existing iPhone 4's get all the functionality :)

:confused: Have you not been paying attention lately? This IS running on an existing iPhone 4; this is the iOS 5 beta software... where the heck have you been?

I don't know what's happened to this forum, but lately, nobody bothers to read or pay attention to what's actually going on. :rolleyes:

justinfreid
Jun 9, 2011, 12:20 AM
I used a utility from the Cydia store to get this functionality, and I'm pleased, and very surprised that Apple added it to iOS 5.
It seems like the type of feature that Apple has passed over in the past for being too complex or too likely to be underused. I think the iOS team can strike a balance between allowing users deeper customization while keeping the phone easy to use. I'd be for a slider from Simple to Advanced with a caveat, for instance.

ravenvii
Jun 9, 2011, 12:36 AM
Yes, you can set different patterns per contact.

Wow. Just wow.

At first iOS 5 hasn't impressed me enough to prevent me from seriously considering a switch to the Pre 3.

This this feature surfaces. Apple, please take my money!

zombitronic
Jun 9, 2011, 01:17 AM
The custom vibration in the photo above is the Imperial March.

dspalton
Jun 9, 2011, 02:25 AM
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Did a short video for those who can't see how to or the feature

http://t.co/81BLniJ

BergerFan
Jun 9, 2011, 04:10 AM
I love these awesome undiscovered titbits. How about some configurable haptic feedback, next time?
I loved Haptic Pro when I was jailbroken.

baryon
Jun 9, 2011, 08:28 AM
This is so awesome!

iScott428
Jun 9, 2011, 09:00 AM
This is one of the coolest features ever put on a phone, can not wait to make vibrate beats all day!!

Mr_Brightside_@
Jun 9, 2011, 09:12 AM
No, you just turn it on in the settings. I think the biggest thing will be the LED flash for notifications. I haven't seen any other platform do something like this.
Like the Blackberry?

jonnysods
Jun 9, 2011, 12:20 PM
This is unreal. No wonder the OS keeps getting bigger and bigger and taking up more space! This could be a lot of fun.

EgbertAttrick
Jun 9, 2011, 12:57 PM
Heh. i made one for T2 (DUMDUM DUM DUMDUM)... You know what I mean!

tucotuti
Jun 9, 2011, 01:47 PM
finally

spillproof
Jun 9, 2011, 02:19 PM
I can see myself using this awesome new ability.

caspersoong
Jun 11, 2011, 09:36 AM
I wonder whether Apple will improve on this custom vibration on the next iPhone with better hardware (maybe multiple vibrators)

av.
Jun 12, 2011, 05:06 PM
Not to be one who always wants more, but...
Can I set different vibrations for when different people call and I am in a meeting?
Like:
Buzz..buzz = the pizza guy - I'd better pick up.
Buzzzzzzz.........Buzzzzzzz - my mother in law - keep it in my pocket.

How about a custom silent ringtone and a 'silent' (no buzzzzz) vibration for the mother in law? Can it do that?

If a tree falls in the woods...

kppolich
Jun 12, 2011, 05:14 PM
so you can set custom vibration patters for different contacts? or just different apps/tasks?

spillproof
Jun 12, 2011, 08:52 PM
so you can set custom vibration patters for different contacts? or just different apps/tasks?

You can have a different pattern for each contact if you choose.

captain kaos
Jun 14, 2011, 12:38 AM
No, you just turn it on in the settings. I think the biggest thing will be the LED flash for notifications. I haven't seen any other platform do something like this.

BeeBuzz for BB.

baseballcp2002
Jun 14, 2011, 04:20 AM
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Is it just me or once you save your custom vibration and assign it as default, it doesn't work?? I have vibrations on in all settings.

ratzzo
Jun 14, 2011, 04:23 AM
This (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nC2gZMNkyJo) song sprung to mind.. Good Vibrations by the Beach Boys <3

jas1973
Jun 15, 2011, 03:52 PM
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Is it just me or once you save your custom vibration and assign it as default, it doesn't work?? I have vibrations on in all settings.

yes i have had this happen to me, sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't.

i wonder how many of these features will remain in the official ios 5 release, sometimes they pull certain features

Stok3
Jun 17, 2011, 11:12 AM
so we can create custom vibration patterns but can't use custom SMS tones?

LOL

ellscott123
Jul 11, 2011, 08:24 AM
having issues with my ipod AND ipad trying to install iOS 5.

i have a jailbroken ipod 4G and am currently trying to get iOS 5 on there but when i try and use the downloaded IPSW it says at the end of the extraction process that "software server cannot currently be reached"

i cant find any way to install iOS 5 and would really appreciate some help.

i have the iTunes beta and still no luck

MythicFrost
Jul 11, 2011, 08:29 AM
having issues with my ipod AND ipad trying to install iOS 5.

i have a jailbroken ipod 4G and am currently trying to get iOS 5 on there but when i try and use the downloaded IPSW it says at the end of the extraction process that "software server cannot currently be reached"

i cant find any way to install iOS 5 and would really appreciate some help.

i have the iTunes beta and still no luck
Are you using Update or Restore? Only the latter works. Hold Option and hit restore (note, you lose all your data).

ellscott123
Jul 11, 2011, 09:24 AM
Are you using Update or Restore? Only the latter works. Hold Option and hit restore (note, you lose all your data).

yeah but still no luck ive been trying for days..
im running 4.2.1 and i have the IPSW's that i need and the copy of itunes beta.

am i missing something?

NutsNGum
Jul 11, 2011, 09:54 AM
yeah but still no luck ive been trying for days..
im running 4.2.1 and i have the IPSW's that i need and the copy of itunes beta.

am i missing something?

Your device's UDID needs to be registered to an Apple Developer account before any betas can be successfully installed on it.

DMH3006
Jul 15, 2011, 05:02 AM
Your device's UDID needs to be registered to an Apple Developer account before any betas can be successfully installed on it.
Not really,you need to be registered to activate but not to install or you could use an hack to change the plist on the device to make the iOS think that it's regular version and not a beta and get it activated.

hval
Jul 20, 2011, 09:48 AM
Like the Blackberry?

And Nokias, Sony Ericssons and other phones that were produced in the past ten years or so. I used to dislike it flashing at night, waking me up.

chevy57
Mar 30, 2012, 06:46 AM
For the Deaf, why would we want to get a PHONE CALL.... with vibration! Many of us still can NOT use standard phone. This whole new vibration tone with IOS 5 does not make sense... at least to a DEAF person! I wanted a new vibration tone for email and text, NOW THAT IS ACCESSIBILITY!!!! Should update iOS 6 for custom patterns vibrations on all phone, text and email!!! iOS 5 don't support Cydia Vibrafications, unfortunately. I love vibrafications on my jailbroken iOS 4.3.3 iphone but lost it when update iOS 5. I may write comments to Apple about it.