Last Updated: Dec 30,2009
Anyone figured out a solution to the really weak vibrate on the Eris yet?
I agree, I usually don't feel it at all if it's in my pocket
I'd assume that's more of a hardware issue. Sure, a software update could make the phone vibrate faster perhaps, but not harder.
I do agree though, the vibrator is a little weak on the Eris.
Thing is, an inability to tell when I am being called is kind of a dealbreaker on a PHONE. I'm still within my 30 day return period, I might upgrade to a Motorola Droid.
This is a big issue for me too. I've got the ringer on a timer profile so hopefully I never forget to turn it on and miss calls.
I also have a problem with the weak vibration. My last phone, the ENV2, had the hardest vibration ever. I always kept my phone on vibrate (I think I heard my ringtone once in the past two years). With the Eris, I always have to keep the sound on.
There is a program called "Smart Vibrator" that allows you to customize the vibration patter. I played with it a bit and it seems to work. I'm not saying it's going to solve the problem but it might help a bit. But yes, I agree - the vibrate is too weak so I never use it. I always have ring on now, or silence it in meetings. Not the end of the world, but not what I'm used to with my BBerries.
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I grabbed this app and it definitely helps the issue. I can make the vibration happen in short or long instances, and set up patterns of multiple vibrations. I set mine to do a series of short and long vibrations that repeats 4 times when a text message comes in, and now I actually feel it.
Thanks for the tip!
Yes, it is weak. But thats what the ringtone is made for.
If you worry about not feeling your texts, what the big deal? If someone really, really needs you, they will call.
Yes...but when my phone is on silent (as it usually is since I hate the rest of the world hearing my phone)...I miss calls as well.
The 'Smart Vibrator' app does the trick.
If it is on silent, wouldnt that mean that it doesnt vibrate and doesnt make sounds?
Okay my bad...when I turn it down past silent mode so it's on vibrate mode...even then I was missing calls and texts. No longer!
This app doesn't actually vibrate what it says it will. It's still not much better than the default. I got SMS PopUp instead, and it's a much better route, and much more customizable.
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