1. Austin185's Avatar
    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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    07-26-2014 11:51 AM
  2. DacyJ's Avatar
    It's this.

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

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    07-26-2014 02:44 PM
  3. Austin185's Avatar
    That's funny, but I know it vibrates. I hear it vibrate against the table.

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    07-26-2014 05:15 PM
  4. iphone5s's Avatar
    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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    07-27-2014 06:28 AM
  5. tomothy94's Avatar
    It will come on to tell you that it's fully charged but mine doesn't vibrate when it does that.
    07-27-2014 06:52 AM
  6. Austin185's Avatar
    Guess it does that cause its in vibrate mode.

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    07-27-2014 09:40 AM
  7. DattEagle's Avatar
    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
    10-11-2014 04:13 PM
  8. Austin185's Avatar
    I'm thinking it might vibrate because I'm getting emails. It vibrates 2-3 times a night.

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    10-11-2014 04:47 PM
  9. DattEagle's Avatar
    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
    10-11-2014 06:15 PM
  10. Austin185's Avatar
    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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    10-11-2014 07:32 PM
  11. DattEagle's Avatar
    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?
    10-12-2014 12:58 AM
  12. Boredjokker's Avatar
    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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    10-19-2014 03:22 PM
  13. Austin185's Avatar
    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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    10-19-2014 03:35 PM
  14. DattEagle's Avatar
    I uninstalled some apps and it stopped for a while. But now its back and more frequent! WTF
    10-20-2014 12:34 AM
  15. MellyJoy's Avatar
    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.
    12-03-2014 12:38 PM
  16. circle2's Avatar
    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.
    12-19-2014 05:13 PM
  17. Yatsayah H's Avatar
    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
    01-06-2015 08:12 AM
  18. kyriacou48's Avatar
    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.
    01-06-2015 11:02 PM
  19. Jory Byrd's Avatar
    I'm sitting here waiting on a reply from someone to sell magic cards. Phone had a locked screen for a couple minutes, I don't have yahoo email installed, barely anything more than factory apps installed, I don't use the smart gestures thing, I turn off a lot of things I don't use. It started randomly vibrating here and there so I thought it was my reply, yet no notifications. After a few vibrations I decided to place my hand on my phone to see if it could be anything like phantom vibrations. Lo and behold, it vibrated under my hand. Completely random
    10-15-2015 01:59 PM
  20. HOPETHERESMONEYLEFT's Avatar
    IT WORKED!!! Thanks! (Galaxy Note 5)
    11-10-2015 06:25 PM
  21. DeAndre Brown's Avatar
    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
    My phone vibrates randomly when I'm holding it or looking at it. No notifications or anything like that, but it kind of distorts the screen a little bit as well.
    05-15-2016 05:01 PM
  22. wallaceja09's Avatar
    Turning off the smart alert did it for me! It was so annoying, and I had no idea the feature existed. At seemingly random times I would pick up my phone and it would instantly vibrate softly, which blew my mind since my phone is set to silent and NO vibrate 100% of the time (I get notifications on my Gear S2). Annoyed me for months until this thread. THANK YOU!
    09-27-2016 01:44 PM

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