weak vibrate

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  1. jordan eff macrumors regular

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    does anyone else think the 3gs has a weak vibrate or is it just me

    at work have my iphone on silent so it just vibrates but since i got the 3gs i dont even feel it vibrate atol and when lying on a flat surface it doesnt sound like the vibrate is as powerful as my 3g
     
  2. Clete2 macrumors 65816

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    I have heard others talk about this as well. Personally, I do not see a difference between my 3G and my 3GS. I never tested it, but I can't tell the difference. I never really paid attention.

    Edit: Maybe all the parts are closer together in the 3GS (since it's slightly larger) so it can't vibrate quite as much? Just a simpleton speculation.
     
  3. iArrudaG macrumors regular

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    I can't really tell a difference between my 3g and 3gs.
     
  4. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Not to name any names, but I know of one person on this site, who could tell you for sure. Maybe, he'll pop into this thread.
     
  5. gforce216 macrumors 6502a

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    I kinda think mine vibrates stronger. At least I can hear the vibration more than the 3G I had, but it is definitely not weaker.
     
  6. andreab35 macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7C106c Safari/528.16)

    I've had my replacement iPhone 3G for a good 3 weeks now. Compared to my other 3G, this one's vibrator is definitely stronger.
    I've heard some people call it weak- all because of one vibrate. They compare the iPhone's vibrator to other phones that spaz out when a text comes.
    But in all honesty, I think the iPhone vibration level is fine.
     
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    spaz? lol
     
  9. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Well, he would be a good one to ID any differences between the vibrate for 3GS and the 3G, since he's owned both, and he has a knack for seeing small differences. But, I didn't mention any names.
     
  10. drivesoslow macrumors newbie

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    For the last year I have had a 3G and I always leave it on vibrate, and it was fine, but now I have had the 3Gs for a week and I can't even tell when it vibrates.

    Typically I have my phone sitting on my desk at work and I can here it vibrate, but the 3Gs is so week it makes little or no sound.
     
  11. Blueline29 macrumors 68020

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    On the contrary, my 3GS's vibrate is the strongest one I've had since my RAZR. Both of my BlackBerries were so weak that I wouldn't even feel them if I had them in a pocket; the first time the vibrate went off on my iPhone while I was on a call, I almost thought I was being electrocuted. It startled me so much I nearly dropped the phone. And if it's in my purse, I can feel it through 2 layers of thick leather, a sweatshirt, and a t-shirt, so I'd say mine works pretty well. :)
     
  12. uiop. macrumors 68020

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    Mines weak to the point where it could be deemed defective. I most often hear it vibrate rather than feel it.
     
  13. Mr. Brown macrumors member

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    My 3GS is quite weak. The 3G vibrates way stronger. Don't know if I should swap it for a new one.
     
  14. scottuf macrumors 6502

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    mine is pretty weak too, but if jailbroken you can modify the vibration pattern. go into /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Celestial.framework and edit SystemSoundVibrationPatterns.plist (make a backup copy first!)

    change the default key. This is how I have mine:

    <key>Default</key>
    <dict>
    <key>Intensity</key>
    <real>1</real>
    <key>OffDuration</key>
    <real>0.10000000000000001</real>
    <key>OnDuration</key>
    <real>0.40000000000000002</real>
    <key>TotalDuration</key>
    <integer>2</integer>
    </dict>

    it will vibrate .4 sec, not vib for .1 and will repeat for a total of 2 seconds. the default is for 1 cycle of .5 seconds. I miss a lot fewer now.

    But you have to be jailbroken to ssh into the phone to do this.
     

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