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  1. oreo918

    oreo918 Active Member

    I have my phone set to vibrate when incoming text messages come in. I did this thru message settings I have the ringtone set to "silent" and vibrate set to "always" . And the vibrate for the phone does work so it's not that it's broken why doesn't this option work?

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  2. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ~Shoveling Snow~ Moderator

    Do you have notifications checked?
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  3. oreo918

    oreo918 Active Member

    Yes the notifications are checked.
  4. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ~Shoveling Snow~ Moderator

    OK, just checking. In Settings | Sound do you have an option to set Vibrate for when "Only in Silent Mode"?
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  5. oreo918

    oreo918 Active Member

    Yes. Always never only on silent and, only when not in silent
  6. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ~Shoveling Snow~ Moderator

    OK. I'm leaving work now, let me poke around some other settings and see what I come up with when I get home.:)
  7. oreo918

    oreo918 Active Member

    Can no one help me??
  8. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ~Shoveling Snow~ Moderator

    Sorry, got distracted last night. Have you set this to Always. I'm not sure if this is overriding your notification settings in the messaging app.
  9. oreo918

    oreo918 Active Member

    I haver it set to do always vibrate from settings
  10. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ~Shoveling Snow~ Moderator

    Peculiar, I now have my settings the same as yours (I usually just stick with audio notifications) so I'll let you know how I make out.
  11. oreo918

    oreo918 Active Member

    Okay thank you for tryina help.
  12. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ~Shoveling Snow~ Moderator

    No problem, just waiting for my wife to text me, she usually does 10 times a day.:rolleyes::D
  13. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ~Shoveling Snow~ Moderator

    OK, with my vibrate settings the same as yours I get the vibrate with a text message. There must be something else. Just to make sure I am testing the same as you are, please confirm that you are using the stock messaging app.
  14. oreo918

    oreo918 Active Member

    Yes I am using the stock app. It's blue with a smiley face
  15. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ~Shoveling Snow~ Moderator

    Hmm... ...I'm stumped for the moment. Let me sleep on it. I get two quick pulses when I get a text message with my settings just like you have them.
  16. oreo918

    oreo918 Active Member

    Ok I'll check back tomorrow. Cuz I have notifications checked and vibrate as well in settings, sounds. In message settings from ap p always vibrate
  17. spencerdemars

    spencerdemars New Member

    I had a similar problem and finally figured it out. Because texting is done through its own Messaging app, it has it's own settings separate from the general phone settings.

    If you open up the messaging app and hit the three dots in the lower right-hand corner you can get to messaging settings, which include a "vibrate" setting at the very bottom (This is in android 4.0)
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  18. oreo918

    oreo918 Active Member

    I also knew about these settings as well and had them set appropriately.
    I recently lost the phone because I turned the screen off and it never came back on, but I fixed this problem before it happened by resetting the phone through setting and hit factory data reset

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