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vibrate mode and SMS....HELPPPPP!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Android Tech Support' started by gkaradimas, Nov 12, 2009.

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    When I turn vibrate mode on how come it only applies for CALLS and not SMS??? I clicked the vibrate for notifications, (which apply to ALL notifications, but I disabled all physical notifications for emails so there is no beeping, flashing or vibrating, just the notification bar becomes active) so-I'm asking if there is a way so that when I turn the volume button down to the vibrate profile, the vibration applies to BOTH SMS AND CALLS?? Please tell me I missed something and that the software isn't that lame as to not incorporate this simple and nomal fcn.

    Also, I downloaded a third party app that did this with ease but I then had to import all my contacts so my phone could display the names, and I also had to disable the default sms prog-which is ridiculous. I like the default sms app and don't want to change & use another....all I want is the damn thing to vibrate for sms when its on vibrate mode like its supposed to!!!!!!!!
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    no problem, just go to...
    messages > menu > settings > Vibrate

    its the last option on the list and im pretty sure this has to be on even if you have it vibrate for all notifications.
    btw anyone know of an app that lets you specify how many times the phone vibrates for each action?

    cheers buddy
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    No, if you look at the header on that portion of the menu it says notifications..so that applies for all notifications not just sms, however it still doesn't fix the prob. (Trust me I've had that vibrate option checked since I got the phone):-\ still stuck...
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    Yea you're right, I'm not sure but my next guess would be it has to do with an app that's interfering with your SMS settings
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    If you have a program running like Locale it will turn off your vibrate function if you don't tell it to specifically keep it on.. I had to download something called "Sound Manager" to force the vibrate on.
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    I am having the same problem...no vibrate alert for texts or emails. Is there a bad set of droids out there that don't work correctly (and may eventually take over the earth). Even had the store trade out my phone and still nothing.
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    FYI just tried the sound manager program...and...it worked thanks so much lyoko37.
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    I downloaded Sound Manager but still don't know how to get SMS to vibrate ONLY when I set the ringer to vibrate as well...

    Any tips and tricks would be greatly appreciated!!!

    Seems very odd that they wouldn't make it work that way out of the box...
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    So you are telling me that if you IN TO the messaging application and hit Menu > Settings > Vibrate that it doesn't vibrate when you receive an SMS.

    AFAIK you MUST turn on vibrate for each notification (SMS, email, etc...) for it to vibrate on that notification.
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    That works.

    But when I set the switch on the side to Vibrate, everything should go to vibrate. It's common sense, it's been that way on every cell phone I've had. Even Blackberry's I've had have a default Vibrate profile.

    Instead on the Droid, when I switch the volume switch on the side to vibrate, only the ringer vibrates. Everything else is silent.

    That is such a hassle to have to remember that when I want my phone to Vibrate, I have to go into each app and set it that way. One switch should just flip everything to Vibrate.

    Is there an app in the marketplace that would allow me to do this?

    Thanks!!
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    Well I think you are confused.

    If you turn on Vibrate in EACH application when on ring it will RING + VIBRATE. If the phone is placed on vibrate the notifications will ONLY vibrate and no ring.
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    No, I completely understand that.

    But if I turn Vibrate on for all notifications, it Vibrates ALL the time, not just when the ringer is on Vibrate.

    I Only want Vibrate for notifications on when the Ringer is set to vibrate.

    Ringer On=Yes Notification Sound=No Notification Vibrate
    Ringer Vibrate=No Notification Sound=Yes Notification Vibrate


    There appears to be no easy way to do this...which is odd.
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    Ohhhh okay yea I am not sure if there is a way to do that.

    Mine is setup to vibrate ALL the time, well except when on silent.

    Sorry for the confusion.
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    No problem! I appreciate the responses.

    Hopefully someone comes up with an app for my issue or perhaps an update to the OS fixes it.

    Thanks!
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    Completely ridiculous that this phone doesn't have the feature to vibrate on SMS. Even when going to check the box to "vibrate as well as ring" when receiving a notification the vibrate doesn't go off. It simply notifies me with the sound or when I switch to vibrate only mode I get nothing more than a green light. How retarded is that?? How long have they been making cell phones with vibrate for sms/mms?
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    Buzzlock works good for me
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    I have had this porblem

    on both my droid and my G1! im guessing you downloaded a volume control app. when you change setting in those the only way i have found to change them back is in that app. (i downloaded volume control and accidentally turned off vibrate for notifications and no setting in any app would correct this. check the settings in your volume control app)
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