Vibrate settings?

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For the last several years I have not turned on my ringer on my phones, I have just used vibrate. I just got a Droid this week and I have been trying to do that same thing, however the Droid's vibrate is weak and so short I can never feel it go off in my pocket. Are there any settings that I have not yet found to adjust this? Perhaps an app in the marketplace that lets me adjust the vibration?
 

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To my knowledge, there is no way to adjust the intensity of the vibration on the droid. I use mine in a holster on my belt and usually never have any trouble feeling the vibe.
 

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That's a great question. I would like to adjust the intensity / length of the vibrate (that's what she said). I like when it's a call it vibrates until answered / goes to voice mail. However SMS and email is a quick little blip and then it's over.

I'm subcribed to this thread and hope someone can suggest an app or hack.
 

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handcent sms you can adjust the vibrate settings for txt messages

true, I forgot about that (but, it is a little sketchy on the Droid).

I'd like to increase the setting for emails and even calls. This thing will be in the breast pocket of my suit coat and I look and see 3 missed calls. That didn't happen in the BB - that sucker was like a heart defibrilator and scared the crap out of me on many occasions.
 

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I, too, would love expanded vibrate settings. On my Blackberrys, I knew if I was getting a call, a text/BBM, a twitter @, a Facebook, or an email...all without taking it out of my pocket due to the vibrate settings for each app. Whoever writes an app that can do this system-wide will have a whole crowd of former BB users willing to pay for his/her application!
 

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I, too, would love expanded vibrate settings. On my Blackberrys, I knew if I was getting a call, a text/BBM, a twitter @, a Facebook, or an email...all without taking it out of my pocket due to the vibrate settings for each app. Whoever writes an app that can do this system-wide will have a whole crowd of former BB users willing to pay for his/her application!

totally.. that was sweet.

You could have 3 fast for text, 2 slow for email. I LOVED that. You always knew if it was worth pulling it out your pocket.
 

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My droid has a weak vibrate too.
On Koush's 2.1 ROM the settings allow you to change the length off the vibrate, and even allower for multiple vibrates. Seen this option on the Messaging app so far, don't know if it's elsewhere.
 

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My droid has a weak vibrate too.
On Koush's 2.1 ROM the settings allow you to change the length off the vibrate, and even allower for multiple vibrates. Seen this option on the Messaging app so far, don't know if it's elsewhere.

Yeah, I don't know about ROMs but with Handcent, you can at least change the length and occurrence of the vibrate. I just want this system wide! haha
 

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I've never seemed to have a problem with it on vibrate... Mine seems pretty powerful, I can hear it when its on my bed from the other room and thats with the tv on.. I mean i don't know how strong you want it to be.. It's wakened me up manytimes...
 

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I find it interesting people seem to have the exact opposite experience from me. My BB curve i could easily feel the vibration. I just can't feel it on the droid. If it is on a hard surface yes I can hear the droid vibrate. But if I put it in my pocket where there is nothing hard to rattle against and make noise I can't feel it. I will look into Koush's ROM and see if that helps.
 

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try Missed Call.

its limited in what it can edit but it works.

also other apps sometimes have a built in option. example: SMS popup has the option for general or contact specific settings.
 
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try Missed Call. its limited in what it can edit but it works.

+1, I've used Missed Call for awhile now and you can add "services" for things like Missed Calls, Incoming Calls, SMS, Calendar. Each service can have their own notification options like vibrate, vibe pattern, repeat, etc .. I use it to get different color leds for different notifications (it isnt perfect but should help). Also, +1, Handcent has vibe patterns for SMS.
 

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