How to set a vibrate-only alarm or timer that makes no sound on iPhone

Vibrating alarm on iPhone that makes no sound

By default, all alarms and timers you set on your iPhone chime a loud tone at the designated time. However, in situations such as when you're in the office or don't want to disturb people around you, you might want an alarm or timer that doesn't go off like an emergency siren but rather alerts you discreetly without sound.

In this tutorial, we will show you how you can set vibrating alarms and timers on your iPhone. These alarms and timers won't play a sound but only vibrate your device.

Buzz Buzz Lite brings universal haptic feedback to your iPhone for free

Just yesterday, we showed you a jailbreak tweak called Haptify that could make your iPhone exhibit haptic feedback in more places that it would out of the box. While it was indeed a fine tweak, it also came with a price tag, and that’s one of the primary reasons why we’re eager to show you a newly released and free add-on dubbed Buzz Buzz Lite by iOS developer Jax Roth.

Just like Haptify, Buzz Buzz Lite provides a little bit of haptic feedback to many of the actions that you might regularly perform on your iPhone. But it’s worth noting that Buzz Buzz Lite supports several more actions than Haptify did, and that the tweak’s execution is somewhat different as well. We’ll be bringing many of those differences into the light in this piece.

Haptify adds more forms of haptic feedback to iOS

Haptic feedback is something that many smartphone owners like to have, but for whatever reason, is only sparingly used by the native operating system for niche and specific actions. Personally, I enjoy haptic feedback in moderation, and I think that Apple has been rather skimpy on its implantation out of the box.

If you’re anything like me and wish haptic feedback occurred more frequently while performing other common actions on your iPhone, then you might come to appreciate a newly released jailbreak tweak called Haptify by iOS developer Caleb G(kWaB), as it incorporates haptic feedback into several more of iOS’ native interfaces and performable actions.

Rose offers seemingly unlimited ways to customize iPhone haptic feedback

If anything’s certain, it’s that the time and energy Apple invested in creating the iPhone’s Taptic Engine means haptic feedback is here to stay, and it’ll probably become more advanced over time as Apple further develops and refines its hardware and software.

But one place where Apple falls short on its platform is haptic feedback customization, and that’s where a free and comprehensive jailbreak tweak dubbed Rose by iOS developer Litten comes into play.

Clockator adds haptic feedback to the iPhone’s Clock app

If you’re anything like me, then you like haptic feedback on your iPhone and wish Apple would implement it more broadly across the mobile operating system. While this could certainly happen in the near future as Apple ponders about how it can make iOS better, jailbreakers won’t need to wait thanks to the plethora of readily available jailbreak tweaks that can already bring haptic feedback to miscellaneous interfaces in iOS.

Clockator is a newly released and free extension by iOS developer CydiaGeek that fits this niche subset of add-ons, and as its name suggests, Clockator introduces haptic feedback to Apple’s native Clock app in various ways.

Discern whether you have missed important notifications from your pocket with NotiVibe

Your iPhone probably lights up with push notifications all day long, but only a small fraction of those are likely to be important. Unfortunately, there’s no easy way to discern between important and non-important notifications without looking at your display, and this means that if you’re smack in the middle of something important and can’t look at your handset, you won’t know what you’re missing.

The aforementioned situation doesn’t come up too often, but it may happen more frequently when you’re at work and stuck in meetings all day or when you’re in class and don’t want to make it obvious that you’re checking your iPhone for notifications. For that reason, a newly released and free jailbreak tweak called NotiVibe by iOS developer AnthPak may come in clutch.

BuzzTime uses vibrations to help you tell the time discreetly

One of the best parts of owning a jailbroken iPhone or iPad is the quirkiness factor — the ability to make your handset do something that stock handsets can’t.

If you enjoy giving your handset special abilities and you’re also typically conscious of the time, then you may come to appreciate the likes of a newly released and free jailbreak tweak called BuzzTime by iOS developer burrit0z.

Customize your iPhone’s ringer/silent switch sound and vibration with MuteVibes

iPhone Ringer and Silent Switch

One thing the iPhone still has that many other smartphones don’t is a physical ringer/silent switch that can be used to immediately silence your handset from right inside of your pocket.

The iPhone’s physics ringer/silent switch is still one of our favorite things about the Apple-branded handset. But if you’re jailbroken, then you may want to turn your attention to a new and free jailbreak tweak called MuteVibes by iOS developer Ethan Whited, as it can be used to customize the sound and vibration behavior of the ringer/silent switch.

Customize Apple Watch’s notification sounds & vibrations with WatchSounds

The Apple Watch is quite frankly one of the best smartwatches, if not the best, on the market today. But one glaring downside to the popular wearable, even with the latest software update, is that users can’t customize the device’s notification sounds or vibration patterns out of the box like they can on the iPhone.

Fortunately for jailbreakers with Apple Watches, that’s changing with the help of a newly released jailbreak tweak called WatchSounds by iOS developer Gil Shahar. This add-on lets you change the behavior of your Apple Watch’s notification sound and vibration system directly from your jailbroken iPhone.

Add haptic feedback to the Instagram app with HaptiGram

If you’re a jailbreaker that uses the Instagram app and also happens to enjoy subtle vibrations when performing actions (better known as haptic feedback), then we think you’ll take a particular liking to a newly released jailbreak tweak called HaptiGram by iOS developer iCraze.

As you may have inferred already from the context clues above, HaptiGram integrates haptic feedback into various actions performed in the official Instagram application for iOS. According to the developer, haptic feedback can be felt when doing any of the following things: