How To Make Your Phone Vibrate Continuously?(Android/iPhone)

Phone vibration is even more commonly used than ringtones as a mode of notification for calls and messages. Most people keep their phones silent, relying on the vibration as their only source of indication of someone contacting them. 

How to make your phone vibrate continuously? You can do this through your phone settings or through the third-party apps if you want your phone to vibrate for an extended period of time.

  1. Swipe down on the top of the home screen to open the Notification panel.
  2. Tap Settings > Sounds and vibration.
  3. Tap Sound mode > Vibrate.

You can fiddle with the vibration settings in the settings of your phone. The process is slightly different between Android and iPhone, but you do have the option to make them vibrate for a longer period. This way, you don’t miss a call or msg even when your phone is silent. 

How to Make your Phone Vibrate Continuously?

Phones running on Android (Samsung, Google, and so on) and iOS (iPhone) have different ways to change vibrate settings. We breakdown how you can do that on both operating systems below:

Android Phones

Before you can make your phone vibrate continuously, you need to know where to go to turn the vibration on and work within its settings. There are three ways you can turn vibration on with an Android phone.

From The Notification Panel

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen and the notification panel of the phone will be displayed. 
  2. Locate the sound icon and press it. It is typically next to the WiFi icon. 
  3. You will now notice a vibrate icon, click on it and the phone will lightly vibrate, indicating that vibrating mode has turned on. 

Using The Volume Keys

  1. Press the volume down button on the side of the phone once. A soundbar should appear on the screen, swipe down on it for the audio shortcuts. 
  2. Turn the volume down all the way with the volume keys. The phone will automatically enter vibrate mode when the volume is turned all the way down. 

From Phone’s Settings

  1. Open the Settings app on the phone. 
  2. Scroll down until you find Sounds and Vibration, click on it. 
  3. Turn the Vibrate mode on.

No matter which of the above three methods you choose, the result will be the same, vibration will be turned on. 


Now let’s look at how you can turn the vibration on using an iPhone. 

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Scroll down to Sounds & Haptics, and click on it. 
  3. Make sure that both Vibrate on Ring and Vibrate on Silent are turned on. 

The iPhone also gives you the option to change vibration patterns. You can do that as follows:

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Scroll down to Sounds & Haptics, and click on it. 
  3. Scroll down to the Sound And Vibration Patterns list. Here you will have various options such as Ringtone, Text Tone, AirDrop, and so on. 
  4. Click on each and at the top, you will have a Vibration option. You can click that to change the vibration pattern. 

You can see which vibration pattern you like the most or even create your own.

How to Make your Phone Vibrate For 10 Minutes?

You need to download third-party apps to make a phone vibrate for an extended period. There are numerous relaxation apps that allow you to turn your phone into a massager. We list two apps for Android and iOS each that you can use:

Android Apps

  • Massager Vibration App: As the name suggests, your phone turns into a massager. You have control over its power, from 0 to 100, giving you the option to set the strength of vibration. You also have four vibration options to choose from. You can use this app for any purpose you wish, not just relaxation.
  • Body Massager Vibration App: Like the app mentioned before it, you get to control the power and the type of vibration pattern on the phone as it serves as a massager. This has pretty much the same power levels but five vibration options, instead of four.

Download either of the two apps and install it from the Google Play Store. Both are easy to use and give you the chance to use the vibration function of your phone for as long as you like.  

iPhone Apps

  • iMassage U Vibrating Massager: With five different vibration patterns, you can easily make your phone vibrate for an extended period of time. The app has a starting and stopping button for you to click when you want to use it. 
  • iVibe Best Vibrating Massager: The app has two vibrating settings and also functions with just a touch of a button. 

Both the apps on the iPhone are paid apps and are available on the Apple App Store. They are not as extensive as the Android options. But allow your phone to vibrate for 10 minutes or more. 

FAQs About Phone Vibrations

Can I make the vibration on my iPhone stronger?

The intensity of the vibration cannot be made stronger unless you use a third-party app. The phone doesn’t have settings for vibration intensity. You do find settings for that in third-party apps that turn your phone into a massager. 

Is continuous vibration bad for your phone?

There is no immediate harm to the phone when you turn the vibration on for a longer period like when using the phone as a massager. It does, however, drain the battery of the phone faster so keep that in mind. 

Can I change the pattern of vibration on an Android?

You can go into your phone settings and click on Accessibility. Look for Vibration & Haptic Strength. This is where you have control of all settings related to vibration. From here you can change the pattern, strength, and other things related to the vibration. 

Final Thought

You can have both an iPhone and Android vibrate continuously. But you need a third-party app to do that. When it comes to notifications, the phone will only vibrate for as long as the call rings or for a few seconds in case of a text. You do have the option of changing the vibration patterns, so you know just by vibration if it is a text, call, email, and so on. 

I’ve been working with technology in one way or the other all my life. After graduating from university, I worked as a sales consultant for Verizon for a few years. Now I am a technical support engineer by day and write articles on my own blog here in my spare time to help others if they have any issues with their devices.