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    Default Vibration quirk

    My only major issue with this phone is the vibration settings. Not sure if this just a bug on my phone or something that is normal.

    I absolutely HATE the "basic call" vibration setting for text messages. It is ridiculously long and a bit overkill. With that said, I went to the Sounds menu under the general settings and changed it since there is no option to pick (that I could find) in the stock SMS app. So I change it to "heartbeat" yet when I get a text, it is STILL the "basic call" vibration pattern. However, now my phone calls - which I WANT to be the "basic call" pattern are now "heartbeat."

    Is there no way to change the text vibration pattern? Is this just a bug on my phone? Or am I just completely overlooking what I'm supposed to do?

    I had an Incredible before and loved how it differentiated between calls and text messages (calls = 1 long vibration; text messages = 2 short ones)
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    Quote Originally Posted by wowpaw View Post
    My only major issue with this phone is the vibration settings. Not sure if this just a bug on my phone or something that is normal.

    I absolutely HATE the "basic call" vibration setting for text messages. It is ridiculously long and a bit overkill. With that said, I went to the Sounds menu under the general settings and changed it since there is no option to pick (that I could find) in the stock SMS app. So I change it to "heartbeat" yet when I get a text, it is STILL the "basic call" vibration pattern. However, now my phone calls - which I WANT to be the "basic call" pattern are now "heartbeat."

    Is there no way to change the text vibration pattern? Is this just a bug on my phone? Or am I just completely overlooking what I'm supposed to do?

    I had an Incredible before and loved how it differentiated between calls and text messages (calls = 1 long vibration; text messages = 2 short ones)
    I disabled texting on my account (yay goog voice!) but I'd hope there's a separate setting somewhere. My battery's dead (I like to go through one full power cycle on day one) so I can't check right now. Is there a Messaging submenu under settings? Or, try looking for a settings menu on different pages of the stock app if there are any.

    If not, I always recommend giving Handcent a try. Those notifications are crazy-customizable, so I bet you can get what you want from them. Just remember to turn off notifications in the stock app, or you'll get double-notified of any incoming texts. It took me days to figure out what was going on!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cae2685 View Post
    I disabled texting on my account (yay goog voice!) but I'd hope there's a separate setting somewhere. My battery's dead (I like to go through one full power cycle on day one) so I can't check right now. Is there a Messaging submenu under settings? Or, try looking for a settings menu on different pages of the stock app if there are any.

    If not, I always recommend giving Handcent a try. Those notifications are crazy-customizable, so I bet you can get what you want from them. Just remember to turn off notifications in the stock app, or you'll get double-notified of any incoming texts. It took me days to figure out what was going on!
    There is a submenu but it just asks if you want vibration - not what type of vibration!
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    Lame!
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    Default Re: Vibration quirk

    Quote Originally Posted by wowpaw View Post
    My only major issue with this phone is the vibration settings. Not sure if this just a bug on my phone or something that is normal.

    I absolutely HATE the "basic call" vibration setting for text messages. It is ridiculously long and a bit overkill. With that said, I went to the Sounds menu under the general settings and changed it since there is no option to pick (that I could find) in the stock SMS app. So I change it to "heartbeat" yet when I get a text, it is STILL the "basic call" vibration pattern. However, now my phone calls - which I WANT to be the "basic call" pattern are now "heartbeat."

    Is there no way to change the text vibration pattern? Is this just a bug on my phone? Or am I just completely overlooking what I'm supposed to do?

    I had an Incredible before and loved how it differentiated between calls and text messages (calls = 1 long vibration; text messages = 2 short ones)
    i thought in the sound settings there was one for calls and one for notifications. i don't think you can differentiate between email and text but that should differentiate between calls and text.
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    Default Re: Vibration quirk

    I hate this too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4424 View Post
    i thought in the sound settings there was one for calls and one for notifications. i don't think you can differentiate between email and text but that should differentiate between calls and text.
    I may be missing what you are referring to. Can you please tell me the path to get to this? There are differences for SOUNDS between the two, but NOT vibration patterns that I can see. I'm really hoping I'm just overlooking this because I do not need "Basic call" for my text and Gmail.

    Even just differentiating between call and text/email would be fine as I'd make the latter very short and concise.
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    If there's a way to set different vibrate styles for calls and texts, I can't find it. There's no option for different vibrations in the sounds settings, only for different sounds for notifications vs. calls. This just seems to obvious of a feature to overlook...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mesocyclonic View Post
    If there's a way to set different vibrate styles for calls and texts, I can't find it. There's no option for different vibrations in the sounds settings, only for different sounds for notifications vs. calls. This just seems to obvious of a feature to overlook...
    Agreed. Matter fact, I can't even change my text vibrate pattern. It's ALWAYS "Basic call" regardless of what I put the ringer as.
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    I noticed this today as well and was looking for a way around it. I glad to see I'm not alone.

    On a side note - the ability to create your own vibration ring tones is very cool. Maybe all Samsung phones have this but it's the first time I've ever seen it. Too bad I can't get my much shorter vibration to work with text messages.
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    Yeah its horrible. Last night, just as I was about to fall asleep, I get an email that damn near shook my entire nightstand. Then right after, another earthquake when I got a text.
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    Alright this has to be a bug in the software.

    Settings>Device>Sound>Ringtone and notifications>device vibration - just sets the vibration for incoming calls from what I've seen and doesn't affect text notifications.

    In the text settings when I turn on Vibrate(Also when notified -Always) and have a ringtone for the notification, it only does the long regular call vibrate...but no tone even though the phone isnt on silent. something's screwed up. I hope I explained that right...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Papadakis View Post
    Alright this has to be a bug in the software.

    Settings>Device>Sound>Ringtone and notifications>device vibration - just sets the vibration for incoming calls from what I've seen and doesn't affect text notifications.

    In the text settings when I turn on Vibrate(Also when notified -Always) and have a ringtone for the notification, it only does the long regular call vibrate...but no tone even though the phone isnt on silent. something's screwed up. I hope I explained that right...
    I really hope Samsung decides to update this and separate notification and call vibration patterns; and not just lump it into one
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    This isn't exactly what we're all looking for... you can give each individual contact a different vibrate pattern. But even with this, there doesn't seem to be a way to differentiate between call and message.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 471405 View Post
    This isn't exactly what we're all looking for... you can give each individual contact a different vibrate pattern. But even with this, there doesn't seem to be a way to differentiate between call and message.
    For calls right? I'm more or less looking to change the vibration for texts only.. the calls is fine with "Basic call"
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    in the sound settings theres an option for vibration intensity....click that and you will be able to change the vibration patterns for calls and notifications.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cd1x View Post
    in the sound settings theres an option for vibration intensity....click that and you will be able to change the vibration patterns for calls and notifications.
    That is intensity, not the pattern. That just means how hard it shakes, but does not control the length of the shake.
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    Default Re: Vibration quirk

    I came from an incredible too with CM7 and this is getting a little annoying. I heard there is an app called light flow that will supposedly let you configure this but right now it doesn't fully support the GS3.
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    +1. It seems like a bug. Annoying to get the long buzz, then you wait to see if it's a call our just a message.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tb311 View Post
    I came from an incredible too with CM7 and this is getting a little annoying. I heard there is an app called light flow that will supposedly let you configure this but right now it doesn't fully support the GS3.
    I think lightflow only controls the LED and not the vibration patterns. Although I may be wrong since I've yet to install it (waiting for them to fix it for North American S3's)
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    I have not used it yet since its not fully supported but reading the app description on the market place it does say you can control lights, sound, and vibrate patterns.
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    Just found this thread searching for the same solution. Would much prefer a chirp chirp pattern for text vibrates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tb311 View Post
    I have not used it yet since its not fully supported but reading the app description on the market place it does say you can control lights, sound, and vibrate patterns.
    That would be an awesome work-around if this is true (and hopefully Samsung/VZW just adds this feature natively into the system in the near future)
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    I'm glad others are experiencing this (well not really, just glad I'm not alone in it). I first saw it mentioned on a forum on the Sprint website but I hadn't been able to find any other cases. It's definitely a bug in the software, though. LightFlow would be a great fix, but until it's working fully for the GS3 there's no point in installing it. It'll make the phone behave worse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyXL View Post
    +1. It seems like a bug. Annoying to get the long buzz, then you wait to see if it's a call our just a message.

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    Agreed. I do the wait thing all the time. Annoying.
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