Up until now, you could assign a specific ringtone to a contact, which is quite a handy feature as it allows you to quickly figure out who’s calling you without having to look at your phone. iOS 5 just introduced a similar feature that allows you to assign a vibration pattern to a specific contact.

You can choose from 5 standard vibration patterns, or even better, you can create your own vibration pattern…

This new feature will particularly be great for people with hearing disabilities. If you’re on iOS 5 and want to turn this on, you will have to go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Custom Vibrations On. Then you will have to go to Settings > Sounds > Vibration to create your own custom vibrations.

  • Dooley

    Custom SMS tones yet?

    • Iceburg

      This is the ONE update I have been wanting since I got my 3gs. I want to be able to customize all sounds: SMS, email, etc. Any idea if this is in iOS 5?

    • bob-o

      Yes, supposedly there are custom tone settings.

      http://bit.ly/iOpN3R

      • Iceburg

        That looks like the current OS in that there are a preloaded set of sounds to choose from. I want to be able to use my own home made sounds instead. Anyone know if this is possible in iOS 5?

  • Jon Garrett

    So far iOS 5 looks like a mash-up of Android, RIM, Windows Phone and Cydia apps.

    • √Črico

      we can never forget that today android, rim, windows etc took a lot of ideas from apple. or am i wrong?

    • yo

      Lol yep. Is that supposed to be a bad thing though? They were needed features and the whole OS just seems to be Apple trying to catch up to the competition in the things the were lacking in. And in my personal opinion, they did that quite well this year. =)

  • Shaz

    this is kinda a cool feature. id definitely waste some time with this haha

  • Jj

    This does sound rather interesting.

  • soccerkrzy

    Soon, we’re going to have to start demanding refunds for all our jailbreak tweaks, haha.

    • BLiNK

      nah, i look at it as like rental fees haha!