Currently Being ModeratedJan 11, 2011 2:14 PM (in response to darcyfitzpatrick)Settings>Sounds>Ringer and Alerts>Vibrate>Off.MacBook Pro
Currently Being ModeratedJan 11, 2011 4:11 PM (in response to wjosten)Thanks for the suggestion, wjosten, but like I explained, I'm aware of the ability to turn vibrate on and off wholesale, but I find it useful the majority of the time to have it switched on.
It's simply when the phone is stuck to the side of my face that I'd prefer the vibrate function be disabled. There's a proximity sensor on the phone that shuts the screen off when you're on a call. Surely there must be something for shutting the vibrate feature off in the same vein?
I mean, is there anyone out there who finds their iPhone vibrating against their skull while on a call acceptable? In all seriousness, it really is quite jarring.
DarcyMacBook Pro 15" i7, Mac OS X (10.6.6), iPhone 4
Currently Being ModeratedJan 12, 2011 5:05 AM (in response to darcyfitzpatrick)It seems there is no solution to this apart from the workarounds I've listed, so I've filed a feature request with Apple, pasted below.
If anyone feels the same as I do, please consider filing a similar request. You can do so here: http://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.html
"I find the vibrate feature very convenient for times when I am not on a call and I want to be notified of an incoming call, text, e-mail, etc. But when I am using my phone, pressed to my face on a call, I would very much appreciate it if the phone were smart enough, by way of the proximity sensor, to disable the vibrate feature.
As it stands, when I am on a call and I receive a text, for example, the phone vibrates in my ear and against my face in a very jarring fashion. It's not only uncomfortable, it's unnerving.
Currently my two options for avoiding this seem to be to disable the vibrate feature all together, or to remember to toggle the silent switch when making or receiving a call (and then remember to toggle it again when finished). Inconvenient and/or easy to forget.
I can see no reason why anyone would like to have their phone vibrate against the side of their head unexpectedly like this. Please consider allowing the proximity sensor to tell the vibrate feature to turn off when on a call."MacBook Pro 15" i7, Mac OS X (10.6.6), iPhone 4
Currently Being ModeratedMar 31, 2011 5:04 PM (in response to darcyfitzpatrick)I have the same issue and it drives me crazy. I submitted a bug report because it obviously started after updating to 4.2 and it never did it before that. They messed something up on that v.Macbook
Currently Being ModeratedJul 19, 2011 1:47 PM (in response to darcyfitzpatrick)
This problem drives me crazy. Just about every time I answer a phone call the thing vibrates. My theory is that the phone does a "new notification" check whenever you initiate a phone call so the likelyhood of getting your skull rattled is much higher.
I called the tech support line just to verify that there is no way to turn it off and he confirmed that it's "always been that way."
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2011 6:26 PM (in response to darcyfitzpatrick)
I agree completely with you. I HATE having the phone vibrate against my head, but I like it to vibrate in my pocket in case I can't hear the alert. I do wish they would give us that option.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 12, 2012 7:19 PM (in response to darcyfitzpatrick)
Has there been a cure for this yet?? I'm with you!! My ear gets a nice massage when talking. And its distracting. Trying to talk to my bro and 5 or 6 emails come through and my ear takes a pounding. I don't mean to whine but it gets VERY old. Any solutions?!?!?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2012 7:29 AM (in response to darcyfitzpatrick)
It is absolutely absurd that this feature is not available. The phone is already designed to KNOW when it is held to your face (the screen turns off when you hold it to your head to talk), so there is no reason to deal with this incredibly annoying issue. The possibility of having to turn vibrate on and off every time you take a call during the day is ridiculous. This feature better be built into iphone 5.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2013 10:21 AM (in response to darcyfitzpatrick)
Checking around for a fix to this issue, I can see that it has been a problem for many years for iPhone users, and no fix yet to this day. I'm using an iPhone 4 with iOS 6.0.1 (10A523) and am also one of those folks that gets anywhere from 6 - 7 emails at once (I manage a team). Some have said that the buzzing noise does not come through the call, but it most certainly does. "Aha, you're on an iPhone, I see" is a comment I've gotten before. This is an irritating, embarassing issue with circus workarounds at best and for an organization that prides itself on exceptional ease-of-use, it is rather fascinating that not only has this problem ever existed, but even worse, that it has not been fixed since iOS 4.2. Someone, please, anywhere in Apple, figure this **** out!
Currently Being ModeratedMar 5, 2013 3:07 PM (in response to darcyfitzpatrick)
I came to this post with the same frustration. Your dialogue helped me to troubleshoot and solve the problem - sort of.
iPhone 5 (and probably others)
> Settings > Sounds > New Mail >
**change "Vibration" at top of list to "None"
I don't have a need for my phone to vibrate everytime I receive an email ... so this is a bit of a holistic solution for me.
Good luck and hopefully this tweak helps you too.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 7, 2013 12:19 AM (in response to darcyfitzpatrick)
I find this really annoying too. I just switched from a Galaxy S2 to an iPhone 5 and I'm considering going back because of this. I can't believe something so simple has been left out of this phone. I can't think why you'd ever want it to vibrate while you have it held to your face, or even just when you're on a call. Makes the vibrate on e-mail almost useless.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 25, 2013 3:20 PM (in response to darcyfitzpatrick)
Hey there is a solution to this issue: buy any Nokia phone from like last 10 years. Smart or dumbphone, does not matter. Those fine Finnish heads have had this problem sorted out a long time ago.