Change The Vibration Alert Settings on iPhone 5

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The iPhone 5 comes equipped with a number of accessibility features that allow you to customize your settings. One of these features allows you to create custom vibration patterns when your phone rings or when you receive a notification. This article will show you how to change the vibration alert settings on your iPhone 5 so you can create your own custom vibration patterns.

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How To Change The Vibration Alert Settings And Create Your Own Custom Vibration Patterns On iPhone 5

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    Tap on the "Settings" menu on your homepage
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    Select "Sounds"
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    Select "Ringtone"
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    Select "Vibration"
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    Select "Create New Vibration"
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    Create your custom vibration pattern
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    You can create your own custom vibration pattern by tapping on the blank part of the screen in the rhythm you would like your phone to vibrate.
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    Select "Save"
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    Save your new rhythm by tapping on "Save" in the top right corner of the screen.
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Things to Note about the Vibration Alert Settings

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    Phones are very useful, especially in cases of emergency, however etiquette remains to be important, no matter how informal a situation may be
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    If you are in a meeting, it's rude and unprofessional to receive messages during the meeting, even ones that cause your phone to vibrate
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    In a meeting, your phone should be on silent mode, or turn it off. This is also what you should do at your child's recital, a theater production, at a movie, at the symphony, etc. Vibration alone makes a very disturbing sound and your phone may move across the desk, or light up a dark theater. In fact, it is even more disturbing than a regular ring tone. Therefore, you have to turn it off as well.
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    If you set your phone on vibration, remember that it can consume a lot of your battery as well
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    If you don't really need to set your phone on vibration, or you can see your phone anyway, just turn it off to save some of your battery life.
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    If you are in a moving car or other modes of transportation, there are cases when even the vibration isn't noticed
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    If you anticipate that you will be in a very noisy place and you are expecting an important call or text, make sure that you set your ring tone to loud as well. Otherwise, your vibration alert may not serve you that well. Or, put it in a pocket where you'll "feel" the vibration, rather than hear it.
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    There are different modes of vibration that you can choose from
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    If you want something that doesn't annoy you, you can choose the modes that do not involve very long vibrations.
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Annoying Habits that People Do with their Vibration Alert

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    Putting the phone in the middle of the table while it is set on vibration alert
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    Not only is this very distracting, this can be very uncomfortable to other people using the table as well.
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    Setting vibration alerts for almost all functions of the phone
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    There is no need for vibration for almost all push notifications of apps, unless you have serious problem hearing ring tones or you don't always see your phone to see the notifications. Also, not all apps are urgent to be seen, so there is definitely no reason for vibration alerts for all of them.
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    Letting the vibration alert just continue, even if the owner of the device is aware of it
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    Some people try to avoid certain calls at certain period of time. While this is perfectly OK, especially when the reason for avoiding the call is valid, such as when you are in this middle of the meeting, you should keep in mind that it is rather impolite to let the vibration continue. Most cellphones have a silencing function. People need to use it accordingly. When you have seen the call or text, just turn off the vibration alert, whether or not you decide to take the call.
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Recent edits by: Nuance, Christine dela Cruz, Lynn

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