How often is your phone on vibrate?

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  1. boogas8 macrumors newbie

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    With everything I have going on I have come to realize that I'll go weeks at a time with vibrate only on. I am always at work, school, sleeping, or just hang out with friends, so I never have a reason to turn the sound on.
     
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    Since i got my Apple Watch last year the phone has been in vibrate mode only! No more missed call and no more ringing!!!
     
  4. Significant1 macrumors 6502

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    It always annoyed me, that my friend never answered his phone, because it is always on silent. But after getting an iPhone myself, I understand why. The switch is to easy and permanent . I wish it's action could be customized for something else. On Android I always use some app wich Prompt for how long, when silent gets enabled.
     
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    Almost never on vibrate here. Only in meetings.
     
  6. Micky Do macrumors 68000

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    Never on vibrate, seldom in my pocket, usually on the fridge in my apartment. It's not a smart-phone anyway; just an old $20.00 Nokia. When I leave home (where I do 2/3 of my work), I'm off line….. Sweeeet.
     
  7. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    Mine is always on vibrate, if I ever turn it off ill often miss calls since I'm expecting it to vibrate instead of ring.
     
  8. wchigo macrumors 6502

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    I used to keep the volume on because it can be fairly noisy where I work and since I keep my phone in my inside jacket pocket (I wear a suit at work), it can be pretty easy to miss the phone's vibration (this is especially true if I'm moving around).

    After getting a Pebble (and then Apple Watch), my phone has generally been kept on silent the vast majority of times unless I specifically want to hear something such as if I want to hear the music/sound effects while playing a game or if I decided not to wear my watch that day and don't want to miss a call. I wouldn't want it ringing during meetings anyways, so being able to keep it on silent without having to worry about potentially missing calls is definitely a significant pro.
     
  9. ForkHandles macrumors regular

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    My 6s plus is nearly always on vibrate but not through choice. The switch is too light and often gets knocked when placed in and out of my pocket.
     
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  11. Chilternburt macrumors newbie

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    Pretty much 24/7 I can't remember I even heard it ring, my Apple Watch lets me know I have a call or notification and then I look at the screen, I work in an open plan office and nothing is more annoying then people who just let there phone ring or have their message alerts on loud...
     
  12. geta macrumors 6502a

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    Most of the times i don't feel the vibration because is quite weak, but i wish there was a quick access to 'vibrate on silent' toggle, coz in certain situations i need it only on vibrate and sometimes only on silent...
     
  13. Boyd01 macrumors 68040

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    I don't use vibrate at all anymore. It is either on silent or ring.
     
  14. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 601

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    Between the hours of 9am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday.

    My colleagues don't need to hear it going off every 5 minutes.
     
  15. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Never. Vibrate is annoying and is one of the very first things I completely disable whenever I get a new phone.

    If I am going to be somewhere that calls for the silent switch I will check my phone when I am done or periodically during. Otherwise, 95% of the time my iPhone is less than three feet away from me with the sound on.
     
  16. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Because for some reason you wouldn't hear the actual ring in that sitsution?
     
  17. Foggydog macrumors 6502

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    My phone is on vibrate when I'm sleeping. When I crawl into bed, I usually play words with friends, watch a vid or two, then place it close to my head. I don't want it waking me in the middle of my peacefull sleep.
     
  18. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    No, I hear it, and usually figure it is someone else's phone especially since no one that I know with an iPhone seems to change the ringtone from the default.
     
  19. BigMcGuire macrumors demi-god

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    Never, I can't stand vibrate because it's very audible in a quiet office. My phone is on silent most of the time.
     
  20. aZZaneko macrumors newbie

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    It's rarely on vibrate but it's in the night mode 24/7.
     
  21. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Well, you could certainly set yours to something different to help with that aspect of it.
     
  22. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    I certainly could, but I also prefer it to be on vibrate.
     
  23. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    Almost all the time, but I do occasionally switch it off silent mode when I'm at home as I don't have my Apple Watch on.

    Also some apps refuse to play sound while the phone is in silent mode so I have to switch it off in that case. Such as a game or something.
     
  24. v0lume4 macrumors 65816

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    I know quite a few people that permanently keep their phones on vibrate. I nearly never have mine on vibrate. Only when I go into stores, etc. Way too easy to not notice my phone vibrating, whereas I almost always notice it ringing.
     

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