How to create custom vibration alerts on Android with Vybe

Vybe for Android can help you create custom vibration alerts so you can identify callers even when your phone's audio alerts are turned off.

Vybe on Android
Vybe running on Samsung Galaxy S3. Ed Rhee/CNET

Vibrating alerts are useful in situations when a loud ringer may be inappropriate or undesirable. Unfortunately, most phones have just one type of vibration alert. An Android app called Vybe - Custom Vibrations can help you create custom vibration alerts that you can use for different contacts. In doing so, it can help you identify callers, even if your phone is in your pocket.

Creating a custom vibration alert is easy to do in Vybe. You just tap the record button, create the vibration sequence you want, then save it. You can then assign contacts to use that particular alert.

Vybe record and save
Screenshot by Ed Rhee/CNET

You can also go back and view the custom vibration alerts you've saved and assign them to other contacts at your leisure. However, as Addictive Tips points out, there's no way to tell which alert has been set to which contact, and the alerts can't be named.

Vybe alert list
Screenshot by Ed Rhee/CNET

While Vybe isn't the only custom vibration alert app for Android, it does have an attractive UI and should be useful for those that rely on vibration alerts.

About the author

Ed Rhee, a freelance writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area, is an IT veteran turned stay-at-home-dad of two girls. He focuses on Android devices and applications while maintaining a review blog at techdadreview.com.

 

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