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    Default Unable to turn off vibrate for sms with android 4.2

    I just upgraded to android 4.2 yesterday for my HTC One X. I keep my phone in vibrate mode at work and turn off SMS vibration so that it will only vibrate when I receive a call. Ever since update to 4.2 it vibrates whenever I receive a text message even though "Vibrate" is still unchecked in Messages > Settings > Notifications. What can I do to have my phone only vibrate for calls and not text messages?

    Any help is much appreciated!
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    Default Re: Unable to turn off vibrate for sms with android 4.2

    Set the sound to nothing. It's a change in the way android works. If you have a sound notification set then it will vibrate when in vibrate mode.

    The thought is, if you want a sound notification of the alert, you also would want a vibrate notification if it's set to vibrate. Otherwise one would just set their phone to silent to not get any notifications.

    It's related to this change in the Android code:

    https://github.com/android/platform_...1b6d72a5cf81cd

    When in vibrate mode, all notifications will vibrate.
    (Unless the notification specifies no ringtone AND no
    vibration, in which case it will remain silent.)
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    Default Re: Unable to turn off vibrate for sms with android 4.2

    Thank you! That worked. Is there no way to have my texts play a sound when not in vibrate mode, but not vibrate when the phone is vibrate mode?

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