How To Use Your Phone As A Vibrator

You aren’t weird if you’re wondering how — or if you should — use your phone as a vibrator. In fact, using your phone as a sex toy is actually pretty easy.
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Updated:September 2022

People can and do use phones as vibrators — all the time — and it can be done safely if you know how.

It was only a matter of time before people went beyond using these technologically advanced devices to just watch porn…now they’re literally using them to get off.

And you aren’t “weird” if you’re thinking about doing it, yourself.

If you’re wondering how to use your phone as a DIY vibrator, or if you should, you’ve come to the right place.

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Using A Phone As A Vibrator

Using A Phone As A Vibrator

Just about anyone who’s felt a cellular phone vibrate in their pocket will admit the sensation can be surprisingly pleasurable.

Imagine that same sensation — only constant and concentrated on your private parts.

Yep, that brought a smile to my face, too.

If the thought of using your phone as a vibrator has ever crossed your mind, believe me, you’re not alone.

The fact that apps exist for turning your phone into a vibrator is undeniable proof of that — lots of people use their phones as vibrating sex toys.

But why would anyone want to turn their phone into a vibrator?

The easiest answer is because it feels good and it’s convenient — we carry our phones around 24/7.

Unlike most sex toys, your mobile phone can be used virtually anywhere, traveling in your pocket without raising any eyebrows — unless someone happens to snoop through your app collection.

As we’ll talk about later, the constant vibration that can turn your cell phone into a sex toy is made possible only through downloadable apps — which will be accessible (to some degree) from your home screen.

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How To Do It

How To Use Your Phone As A Vibrator

If you’re intrigued by the idea of using your phone as a vibrator and are ready to test things out, the easiest place to begin is to figure out how to make your phone vibrate in the first place.

This involves setting your phone to vibrate and downloading an app that enables constant vibration.

From there, all that’s left to do is place your vibrator against your genitals — or any other erogenous zones that trip your trigger — and enjoy the sensations.

Note: Do NOT place your cell phone against your bare genitals OR inside your vagina or anus!

Mobile phones make contact with our (often dirty) hands all the time and as such, they are a hotbed for bacteria, viruses, fungi, dirt, grime, and a host of other things you don’t want to introduce to your most delicate areas.

ALWAYS use your phone as a vibrator over your clothing — even if it’s just your underwear — to avoid direct contact between your genital skin and the phone’s surface.

Additionally, your phone should never be inserted into your vagina or anus, as doing so can cause injury to yourself or damage to your phone.

Finally, although some phones may be water-resistant, do not use lube on or near your phone’s surface, as it can damage its components.

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Turning On Your Phone's Vibration

How To Make Your Phone Vibrate Constantly

If you’ve never set your phone to vibrate, going to the Settings panel is the first step.

From there, the rest will vary based on whether you have an Android or iPhone/iOS device and what version.

It’s important to note that regardless of what type of phone you have, once the vibration is turned on in its Settings, you will need to use an app to turn on constant vibration.

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Android

How To Make An Android Phone Vibrate Constantly

  • Navigate to Sounds and Vibrations from the Settings panel
  • Tap the Vibrate icon to enable vibration (to turn it off, tap the same icon again to deselect it)
  • You can also play with further settings found under Vibration Intensity
  • Download, install, and launch an app designed to turn constant vibration on
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iPhone/iOS

How To Make An iPhone/iOS Phone Vibrate Constantly

  • From Settings, go to the Sounds & Haptics panel
  • Switch the Vibrate setting to the “on” position
  • Download, install, and launch an app designed to turn constant vibration on
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Should You Use Your Phone As A Vibrator

Should You Use Your Phone As A Vibrator?

Just because you can make a phone a vibrator doesn’t necessarily mean that you should.

Here are a few things to think about before using your phone as a vibrator:

  • Just because your phone vibrates, that doesn’t make it an actual sex toy. Never try to insert your phone into your vagina.
  • Similarly, do not apply lube or any other type of liquid to your phone, as you can cause damage or irreparable harm to its components.
  • The amount of germs we have on our phones is astounding. Studies show that our phones are 10 times dirtier than a toilet seat. Even if you keep the surface of your phone “clean” or “sanitized,” it’s best to keep its surface away from the bare skin of your genitals — use it over your clothing, only.
  • Using your phone in this manner for too long can overheat the battery, which could lead to injury or burns and can also result in damage to your device.

The safest way to enjoy the sensation of a phone as a vibrator is to apply it against your genitals but over your underwear so that it doesn’t come into direct contact with any bare skin.

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Apps That Turn Your Phone Into A Vibrator

Apps That Turn Your Phone Into A Vibrator

As we mentioned earlier, our smartphones aren’t designed to vibrate continuously on their own — you will have to turn to an app to achieve this feature.

There are countless phone vibrator apps for both Android and iPhone/iOS devices, many of which are free!

A few of the most popular apps that can turn your phone into a vibrator include:

  • GVibe Vibrating Massager (Android) is free and offers 10 vibration modes and password protection
  • iVibe (iPhone/iOS) is free and offers 2 vibration patterns (upgrading to 10 with in-app purchases)
  • Massage Pillow (iPhone/iOS) is free and provides 3 vibration speeds and additional features, including a timer
  • Vibrator Strong (Android) is free and has 15 different patterns and customizable speed control

Take a few for a test drive to see which app fits your needs but note that most free apps (including those above) feature ads and allow in-app purchases.

Always follow the instructions and guidelines set by the app developer and it also doesn’t hurt to read the reviews — both good and bad — to get a better idea of what to expect.

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Conclusion

In Conclusion

Although the ability to use your phone as a vibrator is now a reality, it doesn’t quite compare with using an actual sex toy.

While a vibrating phone is a creative way to tease and stimulate your body, at the end of the day, the safest and most effective way to get your rocks off is to use a vibrator specifically designed for that purpose.

If you’re still searching for your perfect vibrator, check out our Everything Vibrators guide to explore your options.

And if you don’t know what kind of vibrator you should try next, take our vibrator quiz to find your perfect match!

Editor’s Note: This article is part of our Complete Guide To Vibrators and Everything Vibrators hub, in-depth and evolving resources that comprehensively explore all aspects of vibrators from the different types and how to use them, to materials and safety — created to help you achieve the sexual pleasure you deserve.

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