How to make the iPhone vibrate when you get a new email?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by felixxiano, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. felixxiano macrumors newbie

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    I need to have the phone in silent mode b/c work, but my phone only vibrates when I get a new txt message, appointment or a call. However, I'd like it to vibrate when I get a new email.

    Anyone has any idea how to get around this?

    Thanks
     
  2. mcdj macrumors 604

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    if you have the phone set to vibrate, and you're getting other alerts via vibration, then there's some issue because vibration for email is not a separate setting. check to make sure you have alerts for email set in settings.
     
  3. ineedamac macrumors 6502

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    Settings --> Sounds --> New Mail = On

    That should do it. I currently have my iPhone on silent/vibrate and well it vibrated when I received a new email...
     
  4. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    Mine's on and it doesn't vibrate when I get a new mail. (If I'm on silent mode)
     
  5. chr1s60 macrumors 68000

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    On the topic of vibrate, I have a question. If I remember correctly my iPhone 3G used to vibrate when I would flip the "ring/silent" switch to silent, but now all of a sudden for the past month or two my phone does the opposite. When I switch the phone off of silent it vibrates, but when I switch it to silent it does nothing. Does anyone else have this going on? When in silent mode everything still works correctly, it just vibrates when I go to loud instead of silent. Kind of an odd bug.
     
  6. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    Settings>Sounds

    Turn your "Silent" section on Vibrate to on, and it will vibrate when you flip to silent, not the other way around.
     
  7. felixxiano thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Same here; the phone was 'asleep', and when I unlocked it, there were 2 new emails in my inbox and it hadnt vibrated.

    It's kinda annoying.. I need my emails asap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  8. chr1s60 macrumors 68000

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    Did the trick, I completely forgot about that setting. It must have switched back to silent when I updated the software last time. Thanks!
     
  9. Ronnoco macrumors 68030

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    My 3GS vibrates when I receive an email in silent mode.
     

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