How to remove keyboard vibrations on your BlackBerry Passport
Having trouble turning off the vibration on your BlackBerry Passport? In this section we will help you solve this problem.
Disable key tones
To disable keyboard sounds on your device, you need to do the following:
- Step 1: Open “Settings” on your BlackBerry Passport.
- Step 2: Press “Language & Keyboard” or “Language & Input”.
- Step 3: Then click on “Configure input methods”.
- Step 4: You can now select “Tones”, whether from calls or notifications, that you want to enable or disable in the sound settings.
Disable key vibration
Besides, you can also disable key vibrations.
Due to the fact that there are different models, the description of the following procedure may differ from one Android smartphone to another.
- Open “Settings” on your BlackBerry Passport.
- Then click on “Ringtones and notifications” or first on “Sound” (depending on your model).
- You can then choose from several options such as vibration intensity, enable or disable vibration for incoming messages, enable / disable the screen lock sound, and enable / disable the sound and vibration of the keyboard.
- The keyboard options on your BlackBerry Passport also include “Vibrate on Hold”. Click on the option to disable it.
If you experience “Phantom vibration syndrome” with your BlackBerry Passport
Phantom vibration syndrome occurs when someone feels his or her cell phone vibrate or hear a ringing, while in fact it does not. That may be the case with your BlackBerry Passport.
Phantom vibration can be experienced, for example, while taking a shower, watching television or while using your BlackBerry Passport. Humans are particularly prone to auditory tones between 1500 and 5500 Hertz, and basic ring signals from mobile phones like your BlackBerry Passport may be falling within this range. This frequency is generally difficult to localize spatially, possibly causing confusion if the sound is perceived from a distance. Your BlackBerry Passport is normally allowing you to set nice vibrating tones to avoid this syndrome.
The syndrome can be compared to something like the “naked” feeling that is experienced when not wearing glasses or other items, for example.
Some doorbells or ringtones are inspired by pleasant sounds from nature. This has a counterproductive effect when such devices are used in rural areas where the original sound occurs. So we advise you not to use this kind of sounds on your BlackBerry Passport. The user must then determine whether the sound is the actual natural sound or its BlackBerry Passport. Again, your BlackBerry Passport is normally offering you the possibility to set nice tones in order to avoid this syndrome effect.
About vibrations on your BlackBerry Passport
A vibrating element is built as an actuator component in devices to ensure a tangible vibration. Usually it is a vibratory motor, but there are other, most electromagnetic elements and elements that are based on the piezo effect. This form of machine-human communication is called haptic (hapsis = feeling contact, of the Greek άπτομαι, haptomai = touching), also known from the haptonomy.
Using vibrations on your BlackBerry Passport
Vibrators were already being used in mechanical pleasure articles, such as vibrators, at the beginning of the 20th century. With the emergence of mobile equipment, vibrating elements are increasingly used. In some mobile phones, for example, they could be used to alert the user without giving a clearly audible sound signal, for example when a call is received, when an SMS is received or when a timer expires. That could be the case on your BlackBerry Passport, but needs to be checked. Two motors can be installed with their axes perpendicular to each other. For example, it is possible to distinguish between different types of signaling in addition to the help of differences in vibration frequency, also by making the vibration direction. These motors are usually very small and require relatively little electrical energy. LRAs (Linear Resonant Actuators) are increasingly being used because of the advantages mentioned. In other devices, such as those for playing computer games, vibratory elements amplify all sorts of suggestions of the simulated adventures through haptic feedback, but that should not be the case on your BlackBerry Passport.
For deaf and hard-of-hearing people, this type of mobile equipment is a solution, because they can ‘feel’ the signals and increase their communication possibilities from their BlackBerry Passport. The shift in the vibrations now being developed can be of great significance to them.
We hope to have helped you disable the vibration on your BlackBerry Passport.
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