How to increase iPhone vibration intensity for calls

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by easy-mac, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. macrumors member

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    Yesterday I went to the Apple Store because I was constantly missing calls on my iPhone and the Genius ran an evaluation on my phone and determined that my antenna was faulty and replaced my iPhone. This new iPhone seems to be of even better quality than the one it replaced (no gap between the metal rim and the screen, etc.), but there is one problem with it, and for me it's a pretty big problem. I always like to keep my phone in silent mode with the alert set to vibrate, but with this iPhone I can barely feel, or let alone hear, the vibration. So far I've missed 4 calls since yesterday while the phone was sitting right next to me because I didn't hear it vibrating. Is there any way to increase the vibration intensity? Otherwise what can I do? I suppose that I could take the phone back and ask for another one, but if there's another solution I'd like to try that first. Any ideas?
     
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    Tokiopop

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    Can't do it. Sorry :(

    Unless you want to strip the phone down, and do it manually... Which I wouldn't advice.
     
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    TheSpaz

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    I noticed that the 3G's vibration isn't as strong as the original iPhone's vibration. There is no way to increase it and I don't think a replacement is going to help. I've had 4 iPhone 3Gs and they've all felt about the same.
     
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    I just find it odd that this iPhone 3G's vibration is much much weaker than the iPhone 3G it replaced. The old one wasn't that strong to begin with, but this one's vibrations seem extremely weak. I can't really decide whether or not to take it back to the Genius and request another one. I suppose I may just ask about it and see what they say. I have to go back to the Apple Store anyway to get another screen protector because I forgot to remove mine from my old phone.
     
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    clearchaos

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    If you jailbreak, i can tell you how to do it. It's quite simple, actually.
     
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    Mintin8

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    Could you not tell us now? I don't JB but it would be pretty interesting to see how you do it.
     
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    Roessnakhan

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    There's a program called "Vibrus" via Cydia on a jailbroken iPhone, which emulates tactile feedback by giving little vibrations when you type on the keyboard - the intensity of the vibration can be controlled. I don't know whether the program works for calls as well.
     
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    http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=545

    The only caveat is that it applies to every vibration notification on the phone - calls, texts, IM programs, etc. But it definitely makes the vibration much more noticeable, so it's worth it.
     
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    clearchaos

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    yeah, this is what i was going to post.
     
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    vincenz

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    Sorry if I didn't follow, but can I follow the instructions on that page if I haven't jailbroken my phone? I've been looking to increase the vibration without jb too.
     
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    no
     
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    Tokiopop

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    That's not what the OP was asking for. He wants to increase the vibration, not put more vibration in.

    And I've tried all the JB Vibration apps, you can notice that the vibration starts after you've already typed. Not good.
     
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    I know it's not exactly what he wanted, but I haven't found anything that actually increases the intensity (and I've looked, because I want it too). Increasing the duration is the next best thing. If you know how to increase the intensity, please enlighten us.
     
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    Prenvo

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    Isn't that a good thing? Vibration is meant to tell *you* that something's happening, not others :p

    Maybe you didn't mean to say "hear"...
     
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    theDUB

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    What?! The purpose of the vibration is to feel it. If the phone isn't on your person the vibration is not meant to alert you.

    I would say the solution to your problem is pretty simple: turn on the ringer.
     

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