iPhone 5 vibrates so loudly!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by naujoks, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. naujoks macrumors 6502

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    My vibrator is so loud! That's the one in my iphone 5, not in my bedside table drawer, to be sure.
    The 4S was so nice and discreet. i want it to vibrate, not buzz! That's the whole point why I have it on silent! :(
     
  2. trlyka macrumors 6502a

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    UGH...is it obnoxious like those annoying Android phones?:p
     
  3. solidsnake32292 macrumors regular

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    im not the only one!

    YES it really does!!! you can go to the settings>sounds>text tone> and up top create a custom vibrate.... and half the time it works... and most of the time it doesn't and reverts back to the loud vibe... very annoying! its the only issue i have with my phone ughhh hope there is a fix for this soon!
     
  4. AAPLinc macrumors 65816

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    Even though this was random as hell, I lol'ed

    But seriously though, I cant believe all the things people are complaining about on the 5. Various things.

    Is it really that bad, or are people just being incredibly too picky?
     
  5. wknapp0924 macrumors 6502

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    They said in the teardown they went back to the IPHONE 3G vibrator and they wondered why because the 4 and 4s were perfect and not intrusive to others around you.
     
  6. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    They changed it with the 4S, the 4 had the loud one.
     
  7. wmitch macrumors regular

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    I noticed that once I put a case on mine it was dampened substantially
     
  8. Intell macrumors P6

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    The iPhone 4 GSM had the older styled one. Apple changed it with the CDMA iPhone 4 and the 4S.
     
  9. freedevil macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah. Those cool mini massagers that you see at Brooks brothers etc. Women use them in other ways. The iPhone should work fine too.
     
  10. wknapp0924 macrumors 6502

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    Ah thanks for the clarification, either way they went back to the loud vibrate according to the ifixit breakdown. I never use vibrate anyways so it wont affect me.
     
  11. apple.fan macrumors member

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    Can you upload a video of that please?
     
  12. n2deep macrumors member

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    It is so much better now!! I'm glad they went back to the old design. I was so tired of not feeling it vibrate in my pocket while moving around. If you really need it anymore silent just turn everything off.
     
  13. deannnnn macrumors 68000

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    Yeah I'm upset about this too. Why would they switch from the 4S vibrator?! It was great!
     
  14. Kadman macrumors 65816

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    I was setting up an alarm and when I went to choose a tone, it also vibrated and about scared the crap out of me. I don't think I need a tone. The vibration of the phone on my nightstand should be sufficient to wake the whole house up.
     
  15. jlake02 macrumors 68020

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    I'm coming from an i4 so I guess I don't notice a big difference. It definitely has a strong vibrate but I never had 4S so I'm personally not bothered by it. :)
     
  16. mb25667 macrumors member

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    Apple saw all those sex toy apps in the App Store. (The ones you can "send vibes" to your partner)

    They contracted Tim the Toolman Taylor to improve it, who promptly declared "MORE POWER!! Oh ho ho!"

    And the 5 was boosted.

    True story...

    lol
     
  17. naujoks thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Right, so if I turn everything off, then how would you suggest I will know when I receive a message, short of checking my phone every few minutes?
    The 4S was perfect. Very discreet. Now, when it rings or a message comes in and I'm in a quiet environment I have to push my hand over the phone in my pocket!
     
  18. n2deep macrumors member

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    If you are in a meeting you shouldn't be on the phone to began with.
     
  19. AppleFan91 macrumors 65816

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    I noticed this as well. However, I don't mind it whatsoever
     
  20. TC400 macrumors 6502a

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    Really? I don't my 4 vibrates that loudly

    Infact I think its a little quiet.
     
  21. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    I am so happy they went back to the old vibrator motor. When the 4S came out there were so many problems with the new motor, it would rattle the back glass and it was horrible. I actually had multiple replacements until I could get one that worked properly. I know dozens of other people that had the same problems.
     
  22. MacReloaded macrumors 6502

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    I like the change. It was too soft on the 4S that I would not even notice it and it didn't even have a case.
     
  23. SouthBeachMac macrumors member

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    Same
     
  24. alphaod macrumors Core

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    To each his own, I quite like the new vibration (back to the rotating vibrate motor); it's strong which means I can feel it in my pocket when it's one silent.

    If you are really looking for "silent" why even have vibrate on?
     
  25. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    Even on a table?
     

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