Phone Vibrates Too Much!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by RG129, Aug 3, 2007.

  1. RG129 macrumors member

    Jul 1, 2007
    Minor rant during my time of insomnia:

    I LOVE my iPhone, but there's serious issues with their vibrating profiles.

    Out of the many phones I've had, every single one of them automatically disabled their vibrate once it's been connected to power. Not with my iPhone. I only sync to a computer when I've added new music. The rest of the time, I plug it into the wall (with no dock). Even while it's charging and plugged in, the phone will vibrate when I get a call or when my alarm goes off. Not really a big deal, but I don't see why the vibrate can't stop.

    Also...when I'm on a call, and I get a text message, the phone vibrates in my ear! All other phones I've had disable the vibrate while on a call and defer to a subtle beep. The vibrating in my ear still continues to shock me whenever I get a text message.

    Does anybody else experience and is bothered by this?
  2. nickspohn macrumors 68040


    Jun 9, 2007
    I like it how it is... works good in the pants.
  3. janey macrumors 603


    Dec 20, 2002
    sunny los angeles
    i love it when it vibrates :D

    no, in all's useful because sometimes I can't hear any sort of audio notification of something, while I can feel it.
  4. fart macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2007
    The Nation's Fartland
    yeah, apparently I have the same problem with my

  5. Joshua8o8 macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2007
    Honolulu, Hawai'i
    i like the feature that when you get a phone call, the iphone will ring and vibrate at the same time. My old nextel would only ring or vibrate, not do both at the same time. I like this feature because you cant always hear your iphone when your in a noisy mall for example, but you can always feel it.
  6. Roy Hobbs macrumors 68000

    Roy Hobbs

    Apr 29, 2005
    There is a simple fix......

    Turn on the ringer when you plug in the phone
  7. mdwsta4 macrumors 65816

    Jul 23, 2007
    while i wish the actual vibration was more powerful, i do agree that when plugged in it is extremely annoying. every phone i have had will switch to ringer mode automatically unless otherwise changed when plugged in/charged. i obviously can't feel the phone vibrate if it's charging across the room. i've missed countless amount of phone calls due to this.
    it's stupid little quirks that this that really irk me about the iphone.
  8. winterdude010 macrumors regular


    Feb 24, 2006
    New York
    None of the regular phones that I have had made the vibrate feature become disabled when connected to power. What phones did you use?? However the vibrating on your ear thing could get annoying I suppose :)
  9. Lancetx macrumors 68000


    Aug 11, 2003
    It's not a stupid quirk in my opinion. My last phone (a Sony Ericsson) had the exact same behavior regarding this as the iPhone does.

    If I want to hear the phone ring, I'll turn the ringer back on myself. I don't want it automatically switching from vibrate to ringer when I plug it in, it needs to stay where the user has it set. It's not that hard to simply flick the switch on the side to turn it on or off anyway. On my old Sony Ericsson, I actually had to go thru the menus to do turn the ringer/vibrate off and on, so the iPhone is a big improvement.
  10. mdwsta4 macrumors 65816

    Jul 23, 2007
    what SE model did you have? i've been using mainly SE phones since sony and ericsson combined in 01 and of the 10 or so models i've had EVERY single one of them would default to the normal profile when plugged into a charger. the user could manually change what profile the phone was using when plugged it, but the default was the normal profile which rings.
    i'm a bit of a cell phone geek getting a new phone every few months and with all the SE, nokia, Motorola phones i've had over the years, not a single of one of them would vibrate when charged. all would default to ring.

  11. gceo macrumors 6502a


    Jul 13, 2007
    San Diego, CA

    Yeah. This should be fixed in a software update. As a person who receives several txts, it's annoying when talking, and the phone is vibrating. Really weird, I've never had a phone that did this, ever.
  12. hendrik.5934 macrumors newbie

    Aug 11, 2010
    iPhone vibrates when being connected to power source

    My iPhone vibrates twice (loudly) when being connected to a power source.

    Does anyone know how to make this stop?

    Is there a power source connection vibrate on/off toggle somewhere I haven't found?
  13. zeeflyboy macrumors regular

    Apr 25, 2009
    Turn it off silent before plugging it in... It only vibrates when plugging in if you have it switched to silent.

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