Sometimes, if you’re in a meeting or in class, you have to put your phone on mute — but there are also people you just don’t want to miss calls (or Facebook Messages) from. The answer to this conundrum is customized vibrations, which will tell you exactly who’s texting you without you having to look at your screen. Everyone around you will marvel at your ESP — or your tech prowess.


Go to your Contacts and select the person you want to change the vibration for. Then, tap Edit.

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Select Vibration and go to Custom > Create New Vibration. Then just tap out the rhythm you want your phone to buzz every time you get a text from that person. Save it and you’re set!

We recommend putting a lot of thought into what rhythm you assign each person. If it’s your BFF you’re constantly texting, you’re going to need a short and sweet one; but perhaps a text from your boss merits three long vibrations to draw your attention.

Either way, you’ll always know who’s calling.

Have you ever used this feature? Let us know @BritandCo!