There is no doubt that iOS 6 packs a lot of new features and changes, some are rather quite significant while there are those that are fairly subtle. One example of the latter is that Apple has included a new feature in iOS 6 that lets you set any song from your library to be your alarm clock. It is definitely a nice touch although various peripherals and jailbreak tweaks have this particular feature from way back. However, Apple have one particular oversight with regards to this feature: the lack of option to disable the vibration while the alarm is going off. Here's a jailbreak tweak that will help you address this particular issue.
So you may ask, why should I bother disabling the vibration capabilities when setting my alarm? Most of us are using alarms when trying to get ourselves to wake-up in a particular time. So in order to ensure the effectiveness of the alarm, we place the iPhone on our bedside, usually in a nightstand. By default, once the alarm comes, you will also hear the unsettling buzz as the device rattles due to the vibration, which in itself is quite annoying. At the worst case scenario, the constant vibration will also cause your device to fall off the nightstand which can lead to serious damage.
Enter NoVibratedWakeup from iOS developer Samball. What this tweak does is very simple, it disables the vibration that comes with your iOS alarm. However, surely you could just easily disable the vibrate function and achieve the same effect, right? Well, not quite! NoVibratedWakeup only disables the vibration for your wakeup alarms, but it won't disable the vibration for other essential functions and notifications such as for texts and calls. So you simply install this Cydia tweak and forget about it, as you won't need to fiddle with the settings every now and then. It is a very simple tweak but it can certainly help you wake-up to your favorite songs without putting the safety of your device in jeopardy.
However, NoVibratedWakeup does have its fair share of flaws. Developer Samball has unwittingly included the iPod touch and iPad as supported devices which is strange because both devices don't have a vibration motor. So it only works for your iPhone. And since the ability to set any songs as alarm is only available in iOS 6, this tweak will only for the iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS, as the latest jailbreak for iOS 6 is only available for A4-based devices. Another drawback of NoVibratedWakeup is that it lacks any options to configure. This means that enabling / disabling NoVibratedWakeup means that you will have to install / reinstall the tweak from Cydia. We're hoping to see more options like alarm-specific toggles in future versions of the tweak.
NoVibratedWakeup is available in Cydia under the BigBoss repo for FREE. So give it a try and see how you like it.
Since this is a jailbreak tweak from Cydia, you will of course need to have iOS 6 jailbroken in your iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS. In that case, feel free to use our tethered iOS 6 jailbreak guide.
Do you think you have a use for NoVibratedWakeup?