IPhone doesnt vibrate for new sms on silent mode or when flipping switch

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by shahalum, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. shahalum macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2010
    I was wondering if someone could help. I own an iPhone 3Gs and for some reason when in silent mode, the phone doesnt vibrate when i receive a new text message (sms). It vibrates when I receive a call in silent mode, and also when i receive a reminder from Intelliscreen alerting me of a missed call or new sms.

    Basically the vibration function works for everything except when i receive a new sms in silent mode and when i flip the swtich from silent to ring (and vice versa).

    Due to the above, i can only assume that its not a hardware issue since it does actually vibrate. this happened a few months after purchasing (and jailbreaking) the phone so i can only assume that this is being caused by an app that I have installed since it was fine for the first few months. I have checked the settings on the phone a million times (vibrate is on for silent and ring) and I cant work out why this is happening.

    I have statusnotifier, ireal sms (v2) and quicksms installed. i dont know if they're causing the issue but i have installed them and the prob still remains.

    Is anybody else having the same problem or can advise on how to solve the problem? ive searched long and hard on the net and connot find a solution.

    thanks in advance.
  2. DPA macrumors 65816



    Have you checked in the iPhone Settings app to make sure text sounds are on? Go to Settings > Sounds > New Text Message and make sure it is set to something besides "None". Also, are you getting SMS notifications when the iPhone is not in Silent Mode, i.e. Tri-tone, Chime, Glass, Horn, Bell or Electronic?

  3. shahalum thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2010

    Yes, my sms tone is Glass which is ticked. this tone sounds when i receive a new message. in silent mode, i receive sms msgs but no vibration.
  4. JadedBen macrumors regular

    Aug 14, 2009
    Essex, UK
    Mine sometimes forgets to buzz for sms, but not all the time. I think it could possibly be a random software issue?

    Used to do it with my 3G too when i went to 3.0+
  5. DPA macrumors 65816


    I understand that you may be hesitant to to a full Restore from Backup as you will lose your jailbreak but I think that is the only option. As long as it is indeed a software issue, which is must be, this will fix it. As long as you Restore from Backup you will keep all your settings and data except jailbreak data. This will not be backed up unless you got an app from a jailbreak source to backup jailbreak data.


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