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    Default Phone won't vibrate even when set to "always"

    Over the weekend I completed the software upgrade to 4.5.602 on my X and am pretty happy with it.

    However, one strange issue has cropped up that I'm hoping can be easily resolved. I like to keep my phone in silent mode for 95% of the time - I don't want it to make a sound, ever, for anything. However, I do like it to vibrate for all notifications (phone, SMS, Gmail, etc.). In the past, I would put the phone in silent mode (either via the homescreen, under settings -> sound, or using the volume rocker) and select vibrate -> always under settings -> sound.

    With same settings as always selected, my phone does not vibrate for any notifications. While this technically makes sense (silent = nothing), I just want my phone to vibrate and make no sounds. Is there a way to make this happen? I'm not even sure why the phone is behaving differently now...
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    Default Re: Phone won't vibrate even when set to "always"

    Have you cleared the "Cache"?
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    Default Re: Phone won't vibrate even when set to "always"

    What cache are you referring to?
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    Default Re: Phone won't vibrate even when set to "always"

    In my Sig click on "Basic Troubleshooting" and follow instructions for #5 Gingerbread. After the update did you reboot phone?
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    Default Re: Phone won't vibrate even when set to "always"

    Well, that was helpful as my texts and other miscellaneous notifications are vibrating again. However, Gmail notifications are still silent. What gives?
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    Default Re: Phone won't vibrate even when set to "always"

    Quote Originally Posted by schwars1 View Post
    Well, that was helpful as my texts and other miscellaneous notifications are vibrating again. However, Gmail notifications are still silent. What gives?
    I do not use Gmail. Is your Gmail up to date? I suspect you will have to try and clear the data for the Gmail application. If that does not work then try to uninstall the application then reinstall. Again, I do not use Gmail, but that is what I would do. BTW, be prepared to do this again because a new update is rolling out as we speak (could bring along more bugs).

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    Default Re: Phone won't vibrate even when set to "always"

    Thanks for the tip about the Gmail app itself. I waited until I had time to SBF and apply the .605 update to deal with this issue.

    Turns out the latest update for Gmail removes the options under settings for notifications (along with many other options). I had to rollback the app within the Market, change my notification settings, then update the app again. Very strange, and hopefully this can be fixed going forward.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricky Babalu View Post
    In my Sig click on "Basic Troubleshooting" and follow instructions for #5 Gingerbread. After the update did you reboot phone?
    What is in my sig?
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    Default Re: Phone won't vibrate even when set to "always"

    Quote Originally Posted by SDavis1284 View Post
    What is in my sig?
    Only answering cuz hes not online and you are, he means the links in his signature, under the car image. You can make links in your "sig".
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    Default Re: Phone won't vibrate even when set to "always"

    Hi, I'm brand new here, but I ran into the same issue when I upgraded. I figured out that they didn't remove it, they just moved it. Gmail now notifies per label - you have to go into the "Labels to notify" under Settings now, then setup notifications for each label that you might have. HTH.
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    Default Re: Phone won't vibrate even when set to "always"

    I see, now, that they did just move those settings into a deeper sub-menu. I have Gmail notifications now, but I wonder why the upgrade turned them off?

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