How to Change the Text Message Vibration on an iPhone 6

Your iPhone can notify you about new text messages by playing a tone, or by vibrating the device. You may already know how to change the text message sound on your device, but you can also customize the vibration pattern. If your iPhone is often on Silent or Vibrate, then having a different vibration pattern for your text messages than the pattern used for your emails or phone calls can make it easier to distinguish which type of notification you have received.

The method for changing the text message vibration pattern is similar to that used to change the notification sound. Our tutorial below will walk you through the steps that you need to follow in order to start using a new vibration.


Adjust the Vibration Pattern for Text Messages in iOS 8

The steps in this article were performed using an iPhone 6 Plus, in iOS 8. These same steps will also work for other devices using the iOS 8 operating system.


Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.

open the settings menu



Step 2: Scroll down and select the Sounds option.

select the sounds option



Step 3: Select the Text Tone option. Note that there are some vibration settings at the top of this screen, too. You can elect to have your iPhone vibrate on ring or on silent by selecting the appropriate option in the Vibrate section.

select the text tone option



Step 4: Select the Vibration option at the top of the screen.

tap the vibration button



Step 5: Select your preferred vibration pattern. Note that your device will play the vibration as you select an option. if none of the standard vibration patterns meet your needs, you can tap the Create New Vibration option and create your own. Additionally, you can select the None option at the bottom of the screen if you prefer not to have a vibration pattern for your text messages.

select vibration pattern



Would you like to see missed text messages on your lock screen, so that you can see who is trying to contact you without unlocking your device? Click here and learn how to change your text message notification settings. newsletter
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