[Tip] How to Set Custom Vibrations on iPhone, iPad and iPod When It Rings [Need iOS 6]

As we all know that with the launch of iPhone 5, Apple also launched iOS 6, which is its new version of operating system for iPhone, iPod and iPad. This operating system comes with 200 new features as claimed by Apple. One of the New features that is available in this new version of iOS is to set custom vibrations.

This feature will allow you to set custom vibrations in your iPhone for different types of Alerts like Ringtone, Text Tone, New Voicemail, New Mail, Sent Mail, Tweet, Facebook Posts, Calendar Posts and Reminder Alerts. Today i will tell you the procedure to set the custom vibration in your Apple device.

Set Custom Vibrations in iOS 6 on iPhone, iPad and iPod

Here’s how you can do it.


This is main screen of your iPhone. You can now unlock your phone by sliding across it.


After you will unlock your iPhone this is how your iPhone’s screen will look like. Now tap on the grey colored icon which says Settings on the bottom of your screen.


Inside Settings you will find General now with the help of your finger slide up and then you will see the sounds option.


As you see now once you slide up you will be able to see the sounds option it is just below the Settings option. Just select the Sounds option.


After you will select the sounds option the above screen will open up. In the above screen you will see a section which says Sounds and Vibration Patterns. Under this section all the different types of Alerts are listed like Ringtone, Text Tone, New Voicemail, New Mail, Sent Mail, Tweet, Facebook Posts, Calendar Posts and Reminder Alerts. Now you can select any of these alerts for which you want to modify the Vibration.


I selected Ringtone and the above screen opened up. Now select the first option in the screen which says Vibration.


After you select Vibration the above screen will open up which has two sections Standard and Custom. You can either choose from the Various Standard Vibrations like Alert, Heartbeat, Quick, Rapid, S.O.S., Staccato and Symphony or you can scroll down by sliding up with the help of your finger and make your own custom Vibration from the custom section.


After you scroll up you will see a Custom section with one option which says Create New Vibration. Now select this option.


After you will select this option the above screen will open up which will allow you to make your own custom vibration. To start making your vibration you should tap on the screen as it says.


Once you will tap the Stop button will become enabled. You can tap any where on the screen and the no. of times you will tap will define the no of vibrations. In the above screenshot i tapped four times so it shows me four blue dots in the progress bar. So you can make your own vibrations by timing them accordingly. You can also keep your vibrations apart unlike what you see above.


The above screenshot is an example of the vibration which are well apart as compared to the earlier once in which they were close to each other. Now after you record your vibration and press stop on the above screen the Play button will get enabled. Now in order to use this vibration as a custom vibration click on save on the top right hand corner.


After you press save you will get a pop up window in which you will have to enter the name of the New Vibration.


After you enter the name of the new vibration click on Save.


The new Vibration will get listed in your custom section and you can now use it for any off the alert types.


This is a very simple tip, but can be very useful for many users. If you have a related tip to share or something else about any other thing or in case the above procedure does not work for you then please let us know through our comments section at the end of the page, also let us know if this tip is helpful for you

By shoumesh

Shoumesh is passionate about iPhone and loves to create useful list of apps which could be worth using by any apple device user.

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