1. ariadnikou's Avatar
    There is a vibration notification on my samsung s9 that appeared all of a sudden. I have turned off the smart lock and all the notifications vibration options.
    The only things that stops it is turning the vibration intensity off on notifications but that also turns it off for all other notifications..
    It's really annoying!!
    07-18-2018 10:16 AM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Sounds like your Smart Alert is active (this causes the phone to vibrate when you pick it up to remind you that you have unread notifications).
    07-18-2018 10:51 AM
  3. ariadnikou's Avatar
    The smart alert is off, I have checked it
    07-18-2018 10:54 AM
  4. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Do you have any BT devices trying to connect, maybe? Or hitting a navigation button while unlocking? I assume no, but do you see any notification or pop up when the vibration comes? What if your phone has notification sounds on, does it make a sound or still just vibration?
    07-18-2018 11:37 AM
  5. ariadnikou's Avatar
    thanks so much for all the suggestions. I tried turning bluetooth off and it still does the vibration and it happens whichever way I unlock it (face recognition, fingerprint or code). Nothing else comes up and it's only a vibration, no sound.
    Do you think it would go away if I do a factory reset? Or disable some system notification?
    07-18-2018 01:42 PM
  6. methodman89's Avatar
    When does it do it? While you are actively browsing or using an app? Or only when you pick it up?
    07-18-2018 01:57 PM
  7. ariadnikou's Avatar
    when it's locked and I unlock it. Only then
    07-18-2018 01:58 PM
  8. methodman89's Avatar
    Is your advanced features on with smart alert?
    I know you said you looked, but you are describing exactly what it does.
    07-18-2018 02:06 PM
  9. ariadnikou's Avatar
    no, smart alert is off and so are all the other vibrate notifications
    07-18-2018 02:08 PM
  10. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Just to rule out an app issue, does it do it if you boot up Into safe mode?
    07-18-2018 02:32 PM
  11. ariadnikou's Avatar
    no it doesn't seem to do it on safe mode. which app could it be?
    07-18-2018 02:50 PM
  12. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Well, that's a start! If it doesn't do it in Safe Mode, it's pretty much certain that it's a 3rd party app. Have you installed anything lately? Or any apps that have updated since you started seeing that behavior? I'd start with anything that manages either lockscreen (or apps that tend to 'hijack' lockscreens with ads, like File Managers and Battery Savers/Memory Optimizers) or notifications (like LightFlow) as any of those could be derping out. Check if any specific apps have any notifications every time you unlock, maybe that could be it (messaging if you're using a 3rd party app?).
    07-18-2018 03:02 PM
  13. methodman89's Avatar
    I too have all vibration off, but when I 'wake' the phone, I get a short vibration. No other times.
    07-19-2018 06:31 AM
  14. SpookDroid's Avatar
    I too have all vibration off, but when I 'wake' the phone, I get a short vibration. No other times.
    Does yours also stop doing it if you try it in Safe Mode?
    07-19-2018 11:19 AM
  15. methodman89's Avatar
    Does yours also stop doing it if you try it in Safe Mode?
    Yes. Only during a hard press of the in display home button. Soft press works without vibration in any state.
    07-19-2018 11:38 AM
  16. methodman89's Avatar
    Does yours also stop doing it if you try it in Safe Mode?
    The setting to turn off the vibrating home button :
    Settings, Display, Navigation Bar, Hard Press Home Bottom, choose vibration level or none.
    07-21-2018 09:27 PM

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