How to Turn Off Vibration on Android Devices

Turn it off or down

What to Know

  • Go to Settings > Sound & Vibration and toggle the settings to switch vibration off.
  • You can also go to Settings > Manage Notifications or Apps & Notifications to adjust vibration settings for individual apps. 
  • Adjusting vibration settings provides a more personalized experience.

This article teaches you how to turn off vibration alerts on Android and how to change settings individually. 

How to Turn off Vibration on Android Devices

Your Android phone vibrating when it receives a call or notification is often helpful, but it can be convenient to switch it off. Here's how to do so.

Android phones cover multiple different Android versions, so instructions may be slightly different depending on the age of the phone. 

  1. Tap Settings.

  2. Tap Sound & Vibration.

    You may need to scroll down to find it.

  3. Tap the toggle next to Vibrate on Ring and Vibrate on Silent.

    On Android 11, Vibrate for calls is located in the Vibration & haptics area. There, you can choose Never vibrate.

    Steps required to adjust vibration on Android phone

    Tap just one of these if you prefer to leave vibration on for one method.

  4. You've now switched off vibration across your phone, depending on the above settings you've toggled.

How to Turn Off Individual Vibrations on Android Devices

If you prefer to control which apps have vibration enabled, it's simple to adjust things according to each app you use. Here's how to turn off vibrations on an app-by-app basis. 

Android phones cover multiple different Android versions, so the instructions may differ slightly depending on the age of the phone.

  1. Tap Settings.

  2. Tap Notification & Status Bar.

  3. Tap Manage Notifications.

    Steps required to manage notifications and adjust vibration on Android phone
  4. Scroll down to the app you wish to adjust.

  5. Tap the name of the app.

  6. Tap System Default Channel.

    This option may be called something different depending on the phone and app you're using. Look for the header with vibrate underneath it.

  7. Toggle vibrate off or on. 

    Steps needed to adjust vibration on notifications on Android phone
  8. You've now enabled or disabled vibration alerts for your chosen app.

How to Change Vibration Settings via Accessibility Menu

Many Android phones also contain accessibility settings for touch feedback as well as notification vibrations. Here's where to find the menu.

Android 10 and above users can also change the haptic strength through these options. 

  1. Tap Settings.

  2. Tap Accessibility.

    If you can't find an Accessibility option, enter it into the search bar to save digging around menus.

  3. Scroll down and tap Vibration and Haptic Strength.

    Steps required on Android phone to change vibration settings via Accessibility settings
  4. Toggle on or off Ring Vibration, Notification Vibration, and Touch Feedback.

Why Would I Adjust Vibration on My Android Phone?

There are a few reasons why you may want to tweak the vibration settings on your phone. Here's a brief look at why.

  • To be undisturbed. If your phone is in Silent mode, you may prefer not to deal with a phone that still vibrates to alert you of a notification.
  • To prioritize. You can set certain apps to vibrate, so you know which notification has popped up without needing to look at your phone. This option can be helpful if your phone is in your pocket at the time. 
  • For accessibility. It may be uncomfortable to hold a vibrating phone. Switching it off can protect you from any such issues. 
  • How do I turn off text vibration on an Android phone?

    If the onscreen keyboard vibrates when you tap a key, and you want to disable this feature, go to Settings > Language & Input. Tap the keyboard you're using, then toggle off Vibrate on Keypress.

  • How do I turn off vibration on an iPhone?

    To turn notification vibrations off on an iPhone, go to Settings > Sounds & Haptics, then toggle off Vibrate on Ring and/or Vibrate on Silent. Toggle these features on if you want the vibration notifications.

  • How do I turn off vibration on an Xbox One controller?

    On an Xbox One, press the Xbox button, then select Profile & System > Settings. Select Ease of Access > Controller > Vibration settings. Select a controller and choose Configure. For an Xbox wireless controller, choose Turn off vibration. For an Elite or Elite Series 2 controller, select the controller configuration you want to adjust, then adjust the vibration via the slider.

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