1. amyjay22's Avatar
    When I turn the vibrate function on it will never vibrate
    I have tried all the different settings.
    I have also started my phone in safe mode to see if that helps

    I use no LED

    Does anyone else have this issue with their stratosphere?
    Are there any apps I can use to remedy this, changing it to vibrate in no LED doesn't seem to work either.
    05-06-2012 02:08 PM
  2. Dave-in-Decatur's Avatar
    There are two places where you need to turn on vibration: within the Messaging app, Menu > Settings > Notification settings (scroll down to find it); from the Home screen, Menu > Settings > Sound settings > Vibrate. If you've got both of those set, then I don't know what the cause could be. I don't use NO LED, so I'm not sure if that could be a problem.
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    05-06-2012 02:26 PM
  3. chase2hoop's Avatar
    I just started recently having this problem too. It used to vibrate but now it won't. Even after going into the settings of the messaging app, and the settings app. After erasing No LED, it still won't vibrate! It couldn't be a software update, because samsung is kind of iffy with support of carrier locked phones, like the stratosphere.
    05-06-2012 02:50 PM
  4. chase2hoop's Avatar
    I've just noticed this morning, it won't even vibrate for messages when the phone is set to vibrate. Strange....
    05-07-2012 07:57 AM
  5. carspidey's Avatar
    my htc one x has never vibrated until today ( i got it when it first came out)... i just installed juice defender and i think this might have caused it to work...

    before when it didn't vibrate it would still turn on the led when notifications came in (text messages only)

    the setting i had it on was the Vibrate mode (push down on the volume rocker until it vibrated)...

    i thought it was a nice feature that it wouldn't vibrate but only show the led on (and this is why i was disappointed when teh led on lasted for about 5 minutes)...

    my wife just got her one x yesterday and it seems like it does not vibrate either...

    i am not sure if juicedefender did something to the settings that is causing it to vibrate or not... but i don't like it when it vibrates now... hahaha

    have you experienced any of this?
    05-17-2012 04:52 PM
  6. chase2hoop's Avatar
    I actually had juice defender on my device, and even after uninstalling it, it still will not vibrate... and now even after going into the notification settings of the app. I just gave up on the default SMS client and am using VZMessages now. It's ok, but dosen't look anywhere near as good as the Samsung one
    05-17-2012 05:53 PM
  7. turbo82's Avatar
    I had this problem as well and it looks like Google relocated the text vibrate alert function to the text message area and away from the settings menu. I had to go into the text message screen, hit menu, settings, notifications and select vibrate when messages are received.
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    12-03-2012 09:26 PM
  8. snunicycler's Avatar
    i had to switch my ringtone (from a 3rd party app ((Zedge)) to a standard ringtong (i picked "Silent")) to get it to vibrate again. none of the other suggestions had helped me so i thought i'd throw in my 2 cents. The ringtone worked before i switched to ICS, so i didnt really think about it before now.
    12-26-2012 02:24 PM
  9. rustynath's Avatar
    Great pick by turbo82. Running an Aussie S3 3G model. Text vibration stopped after the Jellybean update, yet all other notifications still vibrated. As said by turbo82 the setting for SMS vibration is now located within the "Messaging" settings. Access these by hitting the bottom left button below the screen when you have your text message list open. Then "settings", then scroll down to notifications and tick "Vibrate (Also vibrate when notified)" This totally solved my issues. Was getting frustrated having the best phone in the market that wouldn't vibrate for a stupid text. :P
    12-30-2012 12:09 AM
  10. Dan Hinderliter's Avatar
    What operating system are you running? I just got my phone earlier this month and I don't have that option in my messaging settings. When I try to use the volume rocker to the vibrate setting, it just shows up as the mute symbol.
    02-03-2013 08:00 PM
  11. Dwch's Avatar
    The vibrate option within the messaging settings makes it vibrate every time I get a text, even when the ringer is on. Do you guys know how to make it vibrate only when the phone is on vibrate?
    02-27-2013 02:18 AM
  12. casie maggard's Avatar
    I also have this issue and that does not fix the issue it just makes it vibrate ALL THE TIME I do not want it to vibrate all the time but only when I have my phone set to vibrate! Please help!!
    03-29-2013 04:57 PM
  13. Lanhoj's Avatar
    Try LightFlow--> https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...roid.lightflow
    Disable vibration in the stock SMS App & then using LightFlow tell it to vibrate. That's what I do.
    03-29-2013 05:01 PM
  14. FLIPOLAGUER's Avatar
    Guys, I think i got it. I think first, you must hold down the volume until the ring volume shows. Then press the volume up once. I think it's as simple as that.
    06-17-2013 11:07 PM
  15. isymfs's Avatar
    YES that is correct and works!
    07-28-2016 11:38 PM
  16. motherofpuppies's Avatar
    I was having this same problem after enabling (what i thought) were all the relevant notification settings on my Pixel, but if you have notifications blocked or silenced under the Settings > Notifications tab for a messenger or other app, it won't vibrate even if you have it set to within the app's own settings. Hope that fixes your problem too!
    12-02-2016 01:57 PM