The Apple iPhone iOS 4 software includes several different types of vibration patterns, which you can adjust or disable for incoming notifications. The vibration pattern is determined by the urgency or type of notification received, and is an integral part of the vibrate feature on your iPhone. If you’re annoyed by one of the patterns you can disable it from your settings.

Vibration intensity is measured in “Rings,” where one ring equals the most subtle vibration pattern, and five rings represents the highest level of intensity for vibrations on your phone. You can set the Intensity to any number between one and five by tapping on it with your finger.

How to Change Vibration Intensity on IPhone

1. Tap on “Settings”

2. Scroll down to “General” and tap on it

3. Go to the bottom of the screen for “Use Side Switch To:” and tap it (if your phone doesn’t have a side switch, go to step 5)

4. Select either Lock Rotation or Mute (depending on your preference)

5. Scroll down to “Sounds” and tap it

6. Go to the first section called “Ringtone” and adjust the number up or down to a number between 1 and 5, depending on how strong you want your vibrations to be for incoming notifications

7. Repeat steps 2 through 6 for Text Tone, New Voicemail, New Mail and Sent Mail.

How to Disable Vibration of Specific Apps on IPhone (iPhone Only)

1. Tap on “Settings”

2. Scroll down to “Notifications” and tap on it

3. Scroll down to the app that is vibrating too frequently for your liking, then tap on it

4. Scroll down until you see “Vibration” and tap on it

5. Tap the button that will either say “On” or “Off”, then exit out of your settings by taping on your home button to go back to your phone’s main screen (the one with all of your apps)

How to Disable All Vibrations on IPhone 4

1. Tap on “Settings”

2. Scroll down to “General” and tap on it

3. Scroll down to the bottom of this page, where you will find a section called “Use Side Switch to:” next to “Incoming Call”

4. Select either Lock Rotation or Mute (depending on your preference)

5. Go back to the “Settings” page by tapping on the home screen button

6. Scroll down to “Sounds” and tap it

7. Go to the first section called “Ringtone”, then slide your finger over the volume bar on your phone until it reaches zero, which will prevent your phone from ringing or vibrating for incoming calls.

How to Customize the Vibration Pattern of Specific Incoming Notifications on IPhone 4

1. Go to your home screen and tap on “Settings”

2. Scroll down to “General” and tap it, then go to “Sounds”

3. Tap on “Ringtone” and go to “Vibration” (If you don’t see Vibration, then that app doesn’t vibrate for incoming notifications)

4. Scroll down through all of your apps until you find the one that is going off too often or has a unique vibration pattern

5. Tap on it, then tap on “Create New Vibration”

6. Leave your phone alone until the vibration pattern is finished being created, which may take up to 15 seconds

7. Scroll through all of the patterns by tapping on them, then tap on “Vibration 1” or another numbered option if you find one you like better

8. Choose Set as to select the vibration pattern you just created as your default or choose Cancel to try a different one

9. Repeat steps 4 through 8 for each app that is vibrating too often for your liking


The vibration feature on your iPhone can be useful when you are in a public place or when you are in class, but it is even more useful when you are testing out new apps that might have some glitches due to the fact that they rarely get tested before being published.

By following these simple steps, you will find it much easier to customize the vibrations of your phone so they are not as annoying as before. Soon, you will have a personal relationship with your iPhone and it will become a much better

As you can see, customizing your phone’s vibrations is not hard at all. All of the steps are very simple and only take a couple of minutes to complete for each app that has a unique vibration pattern or is vibrating too often. I hope this article was helpful and please feel free to ask questions if you have any!

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