How To Make Your iPhone Vibrate Continuously

Whether you’re trying to drain your phone’s battery completely, turn your iPhone into a mini-massager to save you some money at the spa, or use your iPhone’s vibration mechanisms for more intimate reasons, we’ve got the guide for you.

To learn how to make your iPhone vibrate continuously, read our step-by-step tutorials below, where we’ll take you through a couple of the very best and most effective vibrating methods.

If you have any other questions, or would like more information, please see our FAQ section at the end of this article.

How to make your iPhone vibrate continuously (Method #1)

  1. On your iPhone, locate and tap on the Settings app to open it
  2. Next, tap on ‘Sounds’
  3. Now find Vibration > Custom Vibration as Alert
  4. Tap and hold this button and your phone will vibrate continuously for as long as you’re holding it
  5. Release the button to stop your iPhone vibrating non-stop

How to make your iPhone vibrate continuously (Method #2)

  1. Set your iPhone into vibrate mode by swiping up from the bottom of the screen and tapping the relevant icon
  2. Next, locate your ‘Clock’ app and tap it to open it
  3. Using the ‘Clock’ app, set an alarm to go off in one minute’s time (or sooner)
  4. Ensure that the alarm settings are for a long vibration
  5. Wait for the alarm to sound, and when it does, leave it
  6. Your iPhone will vibrate continuously, and without sound, for as long as you leave the alarm to go off
  7. To stop your iPhone vibrating like this, simply snooze or cancel the alarm

How to make your iPhone vibrate continuously (App Method)

There are some apps designed to turn your iPhone into a personal masseuse. In this next tutorial, we’ll instruct you on which app to download for free, and how to use it to make your iPhone vibrate continuously.

  1. On your iPhone, open the App Store and use the search bar to locate an app called ‘Perfect Mobile Massager for Your Beauty and Health, Free’ (PMMFYBAHF)
  2. Download the app by tapping on it and then tapping ‘Install’
    1. Note: The app is free to download and use, but does have in-app ads
  3. Once the app is installed, open it by tapping ‘Open’ or ‘Launch’ from the App Store window, or finding and tapping on it from your Apps folder
  4. PMMFYBAHF has three vibrator settings which you’ll see as soon as you launch the app and find yourself on its homepage: fast-pulsing vibration, pulsing vibration, and steady vibration. To make your iPhone vibrate continuously, tap the ‘steady vibration’ icon
  5. Your iPhone will now vibrate continuously. To make it stop, just tap the icon again, or close the app

And there you have it! Three concrete methods to facilitate your iPhone vibrating continuously. If you still have questions, or would like to know more about how vibration affects your iPhone, please check out our FAQs below.


Why would I want to make my iPhone vibrate continuously?

There are any number of reasons why you might want to make your iPhone vibrate continuously. iPhones, like most smartphones, have tiny motors built into them which can be set to vibrate when you receive messages, phone calls, notifications and the like. More recent iPhones also give haptic feedback (a small buzz) to many different functions and touches, which many find to be both a pleasurable and satisfying feeling.

Since our pocket computers have this ability built into them, why wouldn’t you want to push the limits of what it can do? Set to a continuous vibration, your iPhone is suddenly a tool which could be used as a massager to work at points of pain and stiffness all over your body. You could use the constant vibration as a fidget-gadget to calm your nerves, or even in sensual play. The options are limitless!

How do I get my iPhone to stop vibrating?

If your iPhone is vibrating continuously without you wanting it to (i.e. it started doing it without you changing any settings or using any apps), then it is a sign that there is a fault with the iPhone or an attached accessory. It is most likely a sign that there is an issue with the charging port. 

To stop an iPhone which is continuously vibrating, disconnect it from the charger and turn it off. Once off, make sure that the charging port is clean and free of debris (such as hair, fluff, dust and pocket lint). Do the same with your charger. Finally, turn your iPhone back on and check to see if the problem has been resolved. If it has not, then try cycling through the various modes (silent, vibrate, loud) to see if that does the trick.

If none of these tips and tricks work for you, then it’s best you seek the help of a professional in order to try and stop your iPhone from vibrating continuously.

Does this method work to make Android phones vibrate continuously?

You may well find that some of the methods we’ve described above do indeed also work to make Android phones vibrate continuously. However, since Android phones are essentially computers which give their users access to their base code (unlike iPhones, which are locked to run only Apple’s iOS), there may also be ways to modify an Android to vibrate continuously by changing the coding of its operating system.

We’ve written an entire article on how to make your Android phone vibrate continuously, so if you’re looking to learn, we suggest heading there and reading up on our Android-specific tips and tricks. Just remember to be careful when considering changing or altering your phone in some way not recognised as legitimate or official by the manufacturer of the phone.

Is it safe for my iPhone to make it vibrate continuously?

Setting your iPhone to vibrate continuously can be useful for plenty of reasons, not least to help drain your battery before replacing it. But is it safe to do so? We’ve found no reports from multitudes of iPhone users who have tried techniques like those described above to suggest that making your iPhone vibrate continuously is unsafe. 

However, it isn’t necessarily healthy for your phone. After all, factory settings demand that the small motor inside the phone responsible for vibration only send out small, millisecond-long pulses at a time. They can be pretty varied in pattern and vibration type, but ultimately the motors are not built to vibrate non-stop. Doing so may cause greater wear and tear to your smartphone than regular everyday use. It will also drain your iPhones battery very quickly.