How to Make iPhone SMS Alert Vibrate Longer

How to Make iPhone SMS Alert Vibrate Longer

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Currently the iPhone SMS Alert vibrates for about .4 of a second. Barely long enough to feel it. You can make it vibrate longer by following these easy steps.

NOTE*: There is now a Windows version of this tutorial here: https://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=588

Step One
Click to launch Fugu from the dock.
How to Make iPhone SMS Alert Vibrate Longer

Step Two
Enter your iPhone's IP Address in the Connect To: field. Enter root into the Username field then click the Connect button.
How to Make iPhone SMS Alert Vibrate Longer

If you do not know you iPhone's IP Address you can find it here:
https://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=496

Step Three
If prompted enter your password which is usually alpine or dottie then click the Authenicate button.
How to Make iPhone SMS Alert Vibrate Longer

Step Four
Once Fugu logs into your iPhone click the Go To: button from the toolbar.
How to Make iPhone SMS Alert Vibrate Longer

How to Make iPhone SMS Alert Vibrate Longer

Step Five
Make sure Remotely is selected and enter /System/Library/Frameworks/Celestial.framework/ into the Go To field. Then click the Go button.
How to Make iPhone SMS Alert Vibrate Longer

Step Six
Fugu will go to the Celestial.framework directory. Drag SystemSoundVibrationPatterns.plist from the right pane to the left pane.
How to Make iPhone SMS Alert Vibrate Longer

Step Seven
Hold down control and click the file (SystemSoundVibrationPatterns.plist) once it appears in the left pane. Select Open from the popup menu that appears.
How to Make iPhone SMS Alert Vibrate Longer

How to Make iPhone SMS Alert Vibrate Longer

Step Eight
Property List Editor will open SystemSoundVibrationPatterns.plist. Expand Root then Default so that you see OffDuration, OnDuration, and TotalDuration.
How to Make iPhone SMS Alert Vibrate Longer

Step Nine
Change OnDuration to a longer value. I set it to 1.4 instead of .4, increasing it by 1.0. Then add the same amount you added to OnDuration to the TotalDuration number. I set it to 1.5 increasing it by 1.0.

A setting of 1.4 will make your phone vibrate for around 1.4 seconds.
How to Make iPhone SMS Alert Vibrate Longer

Step Ten
Select Save from the File Menu.
How to Make iPhone SMS Alert Vibrate Longer

Step Eleven
Now back in Fugu drag SystemSoundVibrationPatterns.plist from the left pane to the right pane.

It will ask you to confirm the overwrite. Click the Overwrite button.
How to Make iPhone SMS Alert Vibrate Longer

Step Twelve
Reboot your iPhone to see the changes take effect !

NOTES***:
A big thanks goes out to one4house, fabiopigi, and Snowbird for figuring this stuff out!

Windows users: You can't open plists properly unless you convert them to text. You can use this link(Thanks Snowbird) to do so: http://140.124.181.188/~khchung/cgi-bin/plutil.cgi. Use WinSCP to get the file then convert it to text using the link above. You can then modify it and upload it to your iPhone. If its not clear I can make another tutorial for Windows users. Leave comments...

Jon - June 24, 2009 at 12:32am
Hey anyone can help me, I don\'t know what to do in step eight... I can open the file but it doesn\'t appear so I can change as the tutorial says... any ideas?
vukhey - July 1, 2009 at 1:35am
you need to download text edit pro from the apple site before you can edit the file as the tutorial shows. hope that helps
Justin - June 10, 2009 at 4:37pm
Question: When I get a text message and leave it without Unlocking the screen, then the iPhone will buzz two more times. Really annoying. Any way to turn that off?
Alex - June 24, 2009 at 7:49am
It\'s the normal behavior of firmware 2.x. You can\'t change it. I don\'t know if it\'s still present on 3.x
Rollo Martins - August 24, 2008 at 4:27pm
Hey guys, check that software solution I mentioned, costs you a minute. asvibra for one long signal, asvibra2 for three short signals. Both available with cydia.
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