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    Default S5 randomly vibrates

    So I have noticed lately during the middle of the night, my phone will vibrate like I got a notification. When I check, there is nothing. What is causing this?

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    Default Re: S5 randomly vibrates

    It's this.

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phant...ation_syndrome

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    That's funny, but I know it vibrates. I hear it vibrate against the table.

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    Default Re: S5 randomly vibrates

    It might be alerting you that it has reached 100% charged. I'm guessing that you have it in vibrate state at the time.
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    It will come on to tell you that it's fully charged but mine doesn't vibrate when it does that.
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    Guess it does that cause its in vibrate mode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin185 View Post
    Guess it does that cause its in vibrate mode.

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    I have had my s5 mini for a couple weeks now, it randomly vibrates. I have the phone on mute and it is not plugged in with %99 of battery left, it's already vibrated once while typing this post. Any cures?
    Thanks
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    I'm thinking it might vibrate because I'm getting emails. It vibrates 2-3 times a night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin185 View Post
    I'm thinking it might vibrate because I'm getting emails. It vibrates 2-3 times a night.

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    But there is no notification, it vibrates like it would for a txt, but even when it's on mute. When the volume is up, it uses the txt tone, I only just noticed this. It's like there's a notification, but they're is none?? I'm completely stumped
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    I have yahoo mail app and it doesn't show a notification just vibrates. This is my guess. I still would like to know for sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin185 View Post
    I have yahoo mail app and it doesn't show a notification just vibrates. This is my guess. I still would like to know for sure

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    I don't have the mail app installed, im considering doing a full back up to the cloud? and then factory reset. How can I backup everything?
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    I have the same problem. It's isn't a phantom as the vibration is audible and tactile. It will vibrate randomly. No email. No text. Not a single notification. Not related to battery at 100% either. My current theory is that it could be tied to the screen locking/ going dark. It also chimes the notification as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boredjokker View Post
    I have the same problem. It's isn't a phantom as the vibration is audible and tactile. It will vibrate randomly. No email. No text. Not a single notification. Not related to battery at 100% either. My current theory is that it could be tied to the screen locking/ going dark. It also chimes the notification as well.

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    That is exactly what happens to me. Not sure about that theory though. My phone is locked all night and it still does it.

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    I uninstalled some apps and it stopped for a while. But now its back and more frequent! WTF
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    You go under setting under personalization then you click accessibility then vision n then under Notification Reminder u click off n that's what FINALLY fixed mine.
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    My Notification Reminders were already off, as are all other vibrations and ringtones and still, periodically through the night it wakes me up by dinging and vibrating. Hate it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DattEagle View Post
    But there is no notification, it vibrates like it would for a txt, but even when it's on mute. When the volume is up, it uses the txt tone, I only just noticed this. It's like there's a notification, but they're is none?? I'm completely stumped
    Mine does the exact same thing I was thinking I could have downloaded a bad app that's causing it to do that
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    Default Re: S5 randomly vibrates

    It's the Smart Alert feature. The phone vibrates when you have any sort of phone call, message or other notifications pending.

    To turn it off, do the following:

    Settings > Motion and Gestures > Smart Alert

    Hope this helps

    Edit: Hmm, random vibrating might not be caused by this - this is only for when the phone is touched/picked up. The feature might not work consistently, so maybe try turning it off.

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