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Handcent Won't Vibrate - Tried Everything

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by quiksilver169, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. quiksilver169

    quiksilver169 Well-Known Member
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    Handcent won't vibrate for any incoming messages. Here is what I've done:

    -Phone vibrate is checked in 'Sound & display settings' for Android.
    -Vibrate is checked to always in Handcent.
    -Tried multiple vibrate patterns in both normal mode and vibrate mode.
    -Tried multiple vibrate patterns for vibrate 'Only when device is set to vibrate mode' (option in handcent) while having the device in vibrate mode.
    -Tried uninstalling and reinstalling Handcent.

    Phone vibrates normally for all other applications. I don't understand, can anyone help?
     

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  2. freakaboutcars

    freakaboutcars New Member
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    I have had the same problem for awhile now! I thought it might be my phone. Hope someone has an answer.
     
  3. quiksilver169

    quiksilver169 Well-Known Member
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  4. PetiePal

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    Have you tried enabling sound rings in standard Android settings but disabling sound in Handcent? I seem to remember a poster with the same issue and when he set the sound to on, but then off in handcent it worked alright
     
  5. jacwashere7

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    open handsent program, then as if your going to type a message hold down the "?123" key, in there go to "android ketboard settings", and make sure "sound on keypress" is checked. i had the same problem and this is how i fixed it.
     
  6. DroidSloth

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    I had this problem for months. I swear I had nightmares about it. "sound on keypress" definitely did nothing to fix the issue of no vibration on incoming texts. It was not just handcent, it was any messaging app I tried.

    I found in some other thread (after subscribing to half a dozen with no resolution) that an app called Sound Manager by Daniel Roozen would help. When you open the app it gives you refined control over all your sound settings, then press the menu button to get Vibrate Settings. This has two internal settings for vibrate options that you would think are controlled from the regular android sounds menu, but apparently these are buried deep in the system and can somehow get shut off permanently. With this app you can turn them back on. I have not had to re-run this app since fixing the settings about a month ago.
     
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  7. jacwashere7

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    i really meant to type "vibrate on keypress" dont know if you tried that one or not.. my fault
     
  8. quiksilver169

    quiksilver169 Well-Known Member
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    LOL @ nightmares. I swear I was going crazy and felt all alone in the droid community as no one had a response. But THANK YOU, that definitely worked!
     
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  9. Hein01

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    Nice work! Had the same nightmare! No more!
     
  10. Jyro275

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    Thank you! I was having the same issue and the Sound Manager app fixed it instantly.
     
  11. levesquedb

    levesquedb New Member
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    I'm seeing the same problem, vibrate works fine with calls but will not work with any messaging function.

    Spoke with Verizon and HTC reps and was told the next step is a hard rest which wipes out the phone.

    I'm not sure I want to do this and have to rebuild my phone.
     
  12. markj

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    Thanks, DroidSloth. Sorry to bump an old thread, but has anyone actually found the root cause to the vibrate problem? My phone was working fine a few hours ago, and now it won't vibrate for messages as well. I'm using Sound Manager and it has fixed the problem, but meanwhile, I'm interested in why this happened in the first place..
     
  13. Heathbar

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    Ditto. Handcent doesn't vibrate for incoming text messages on my Evo. :(

    Edit: Downloaded the sound manager, "Vibrate Only When Silent" should be called "Vibrate Only When Set to Vibrate"? Can't believe something so simple is so complicated... lol. Like markj said, I wonder what the root of this problem is.
     
  14. SlvrScoobie

    SlvrScoobie Well-Known Member
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    Omg mine was set o never vibrate on notification
    Thank you!
     

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