Even if we keep the ringer volume high, it is possible to miss calls if we are in a noisy environment. But if the vibration is on, the chances of missing a call are low, thanks to the phone vibration. Having said that, sometimes vibrations don’t seem to work for many Samsung Galaxy phone users. This article will help you to fix Samsung Galaxy vibration issue.
Vibration is not limited to calls. The phone vibrates for notifications, haptic interactions, etc. Samsung smartphone users face issues related to all of these features. The solutions mentioned below should fix your phone vibrating not working issue!
1. Restart your phone
Like all troubleshooting processes, start by restarting your Samsung Galaxy smartphone. This should fix any temporary issues that are causing the vibration issue.
2. Activate vibration
If your phone does not vibrate when you receive a call, you need to make sure that the “Vibrate while ringing” setting is enabled. It is possible that you turned off vibration by mistake and forgot to turn it on. To do this, go to Settings> Sounds and vibrations. Turn on the switch to vibrate while ringing. If it’s already on, turn it off and back on.
Likewise, Android allows you to turn vibration off or on separately for various functions such as touch interactions, keyboard, etc. You must manually verify that the vibration settings for the required functions are enabled. To do this, go to Settings> Sounds and vibrations> System sound / vibration control. Turn on the required switches.
3. Change the pattern and intensity of the vibration
You need to change the vibration intensity and patterns to fix a Samsung non-vibration issue. To do this, go to Settings> Sounds and vibrations. Tap Vibration strength. Raise it to an optimal level. Likewise, tap on the call vibration pattern and the notification vibration pattern. Use a different scheme.
4. Check the settings of the individual applications
If vibration feedback doesn’t work for a particular app, like the Messages app, you need to check the app settings. Android phones allow you to customize notification settings separately for each app. Vibration must have been inadvertently turned off for the app.
There are two ways to verify this. First of all, you can open the app settings directly from the app and turn on the vibration in the notification settings. You can also go to Phone settings> Applications. Tap on the problematic app. Then tap Notifications.
You will find different categories of notifications. Tap the correct one. For messaging apps, tap Inbox. Make sure you are touching the text and not the switch. Turn on the switch next to Vibrate. If it is on, turn it off and back on.
5. Uninstall the theme
Have you recently installed a new theme on your Samsung phone? Some Samsung users have suggested that themes are responsible for disabling vibrations without their knowledge. You need to check and uninstall all recently installed themes to fix the vibration issue. Restart your phone after uninstalling the theme.
Suggestion: Another weird solution suggested by a user is to turn off Google Assistant and then restart the phone.
6. Update the phone software
Sometimes even a software update can be responsible for the vibration malfunction. To fix this problem, you will need to update your phone to the latest software version. To do this, go to Settings> Software update> Download and install. If an update is available, install it.
Suggestion: discover what happens when you update your phone software.
7. Check in safe mode
Often a third party app can cause vibration issues. One way to check is put phone in safe mode. Third party apps do not work in safe mode and so if any third party app behaves maliciously, you can uninstall them one by one to figure it out.
To note: Putting the phone in safe mode will not delete data.
To activate Safe Mode, turn off your phone. When it is completely off, press and hold the power and volume down buttons to turn on the device. When the Samsung logo appears on the screen, release the power button but hold down the volume down button until you see the main screen. Safe Mode text will appear at the bottom to indicate that Safe Mode is enabled.
Try the vibration now. Restart your phone to exit safe mode.
8. Reset all settings
The last software fix is to reset the app preferences on the phone. This will reset all phone settings to their default values. Before you continue, find out what happens when you reset the settings.
To reset the settings, go to Settings> General management> Reset> Reset all settings.
9. Check the vibration motor
If the above solutions don’t help, you will need to test if you have a faulty vibration motor on your Samsung Galaxy phone. You can do this without opening the phone case and using the hardware test feature. Here are the steps:
- Open the dialer or the Phone app. Dial * # 7353 # or * # 0 * #. It is not necessary to press the call button. The code will activate automatically.
- A white screen will open with various options. Tap Vibration.
If the phone vibrates, it’s a software problem. However, if the phone does not vibrate, it is time to go to a service center.
10. Run the interactive verification
Another way to find out if a hardware problem is causing the vibration issue is to use the interactive control feature of the Samsung Members app.
- Open the Samsung Members app on your phone.
- Tap Get Help, then Interactive Controls.
- Tap Vibrate and follow the onscreen instructions.
We hope the above solutions have helped you to fix the vibration not working issue on Samsung Galaxy phones. Checking your phone’s vibration motor at a Samsung Authorized Service Center is a last resort when none of the above-mentioned solutions work for you.