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Galaxy S5 won't stop vibrating.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Jordaan, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. Jordaan

    Jordaan Lurker
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    I have went into the setting looking at the vibration settings and that isn't the problem. Whenever I get a text, the phone vibrates like usual, but, then it doesn't stop. Restarted the phone several times and still nothing. When I go into my inbox it clicks on random names and saves a draft of nothing saying (no subject). Anyone have this problem?

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  2. Tres

    Tres Lurker

    I have the exact same issue. There seems to be no out. I've reset my phone twice now. I'm still looking into it. This only happens when I recieve a text. It creates multiple conversations with seemingly random contacts. Sometimes it's only a view new conversations, other times it creates 6 or 7
  3. Mort82

    Mort82 Lurker

    I have the same exact thing going on over here, it was freaking me out until I read that you guys are having the same issue, I'm not alone!

    I'm using Verizon
    Update SM-G900V_NE9_to_N12
    Android version 4.4.4
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  4. acraftylady

    acraftylady Android Enthusiast

    I am on Verizon but not experiencing any of that. Mine says Update SM-G900V_NE9_to_NHA. I have all the updates they gave me so what is the difference between NHA and N12 on yours? I just got my phone in August. Mary
  5. acraftylady

    acraftylady Android Enthusiast

    Just looked over on the Verizon wireless S5 forums and there are lots of texting complaints but they don't say if they are using Verizon messaging or Samsung. I am using the stock Samsung messaging app that came on my phone as I didn't care for Verizon messaging. Mary
  6. dvw2757

    dvw2757 Lurker

    I made an account just to say that the EXACT same thing started happening to me just today. Everything from the random, long vibrations to the phantom messages popping up. I have the S5 and I'm with Verizon as well. Still haven't come across a fix yet.
  7. Yes, this just started happening to me today. I receiev a text, I open it and then it just vibrates constantly. When i go back to my messages there are usually 2 drafts made out to random contacts. When I try to delete them it just turns the contacts to anonymous, then I have to delete them again, exit messages, re-open messages and they are gone. I have Verizon and Ive never had this problem until today. It is quite annoying.
  8. lucky13atw

    lucky13atw Lurker

    I made an account on here just to tell you you aren't alone. This started with my today as well. Around 6 am I noticed I had like 15 messages that I never opened. They all say (no subject) everyone is telling me that the phone isn't sending them anything. Also, when my phone is on vibrate, once a text comes in it DOESN'T STOP. No issues in silent mode or with the ringer on. Anyone found a fix for it? It's starting to make text drafts for phone numbers I've never even used.
  9. NHGal603

    NHGal603 Lurker

    I'm having the same issues. I thought my phone was being hacked!
    -Once my phone starts vibrating, it won't stop (incoming text message)
    -I have drafted text messages from random people in my text message inbox
    including 650 area code numbers (that I've never contacted before?)
    -When my phones on silent, it will make a beep when I have an incoming call

    Has anybody found a solution?
  10. lucas1

    lucas1 Lurker

    I am currently on hold with Verizon customer service to find a solution. i have experienced the same issue all day and fearful I am sending out random text messages,
  11. lucky13atw

    lucky13atw Lurker

    I asked some of the people my phone was creating drafts to. All of them said that they didn't receive any messages from me today. I hope Verizon tells you something.
  12. AnathemaXI

    AnathemaXI Lurker

    I just made an account to say the same thing is happening to me. I have a verizon samsung galaxy s5 for added info as well.

    This happened before, but I was able to stop it by taking out the battery and restarting. I have tried doing that same process but it won't stop vibrating after receiving a text message. It happened once I received a group text message earlier today. All other vibrations and notifications work fine and I can even send a text message to myself with no issues.

    This has to be an issue with the phone receiving texts from others so maybe it's a carrier issue or something dealing with the program that obtains texts and notifications. It's seriously annoying to have to deal with this issue.
  13. lucas1

    lucas1 Lurker

    Verizon customer service appeared not to know anything about the issue. The rep suggested going to Settings, Back Up and Reset and then selecting Reset Settings only. If you select Factory data reset you will lose everything. I have tried the fix by selecting Reset Settings and so far so good. I did lose my background photos and sound settings etc but easy enough to fix. Lets see if i no longer have 20 phantom empty text messages tonight! pretty annoying........
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  14. NHGal603

    NHGal603 Lurker

    This seemed to work, thank you!
  15. AnathemaXI

    AnathemaXI Lurker

    Hey guys mine just stopped!

    I found Messages+ (it looks red and I think it's the verizon one), uninstalled updates, cleared cache/data, forced it off (basically anything to shut it down). Now I just got a text message from someone and it only vibrated once. I hope it holds up now though.
  16. cmurf70

    cmurf70 Lurker

    Having same problem since yesterday. Is this happening on both messaging apps or just one or the other? I'm using the Samsung app, not the message+.

    Mine seems to do it whenever I receive a legitimate text message. Then the vibrating starts and I get the random empty message in my inbox.

    Very hard on the battery life.
  17. Mort82

    Mort82 Lurker

    That didn't work for me... still encountering the same problems
  18. Mort82

    Mort82 Lurker

    I use the Samsung messaging, never cared for the Verizon messaging.
  19. Creovex

    Creovex Lurker

    I did this, even though I do not use the Messages+, and by just clearing the cache, uninstalling the updates and rebooting, it stopped creating fake messages and went back to a single vibrate.

    I advise clearing this app before doing anything else.
  20. Mort82

    Mort82 Lurker

    I called Verizon and they had me shut down the phone, do a "refresh" and then boot it back up and it was cured.

    Edit: the refresh was done by them on the other side... I have no clue what she did, but it worked and it's not acting up anymore.
  21. cmurf70

    cmurf70 Lurker

    I cleared all data and "turned off" the message+ app in the app manager. Haven't had a problem since (5 hours). Maybe some sort of conflict between the two messaging apps. Fingers crossed.
  22. nelamvr6

    nelamvr6 Well-Known Member

    Why are you people using the stock messaging app? Or even the Samsung app?

    Try Handcent! It's free, and it's way better than those apps!

    I have not mhad any hint of the problem you're describing, but then again Handcent was the 3rd app I installed, and I've never used the stock app...
  23. nelamvr6

    nelamvr6 Well-Known Member

    In fact, there are even better options. This very evening, I discovered Evolve SMS, it's even better than Handcent.

    There's no reason to settle for the stock app. These are Android phones, the ability to customize them is one of their best features!

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