Common courtesy tells us that there are places where ones phone should not ring. Theaters, places of worship, meetings, etc. That is one reason many people use the vibration option on their phones. But what happens when you have a call coming in that you absolutely must take? When your phone vibrates, you have to look and see who is calling. Fine when you are at the back of the room, but what if you are chairing a meeting at work and waiting for your wife or your child to go into labor? Been there, done that. When you have to stop talking about an important issue to pull out your phone to see who is calling, it might as well have just rung – the interruption has occurred.
With iPhone 5 there is a nice solution. You can choose custom vibrations for calls or texts just like you can choose custom rings. You can also create your own.
Start with Settings > Sounds > Ringtone > Vibration. There you will find a list of existing, alternate vibration patterns, along with the ability to create new ones.
To assign a specific vibration to an individual just open that person’s record in the Phone App, click edit, and add a vibration choice to either/or the ringtone and text tone.
Indicate Individualized Vibration Choices
To create an individualized vibration, click on “Create New Vibration”. Tap the screen to begin and firmly tap your pattern. Tap stop when you are done and save when you are happy with it. Name it and it is part of your options.