How to Adjust the Vibration Intensity of Your Android Phone

Smartphone vibrates with an incoming notification
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Your phone, by default, is set to vibrate when you interact with it or receive a notification. But if its intensity is too jarring for you, Android makes it easy to customize your phone’s vibration levels. Here’s how to do it.

Note: The option to adjust vibration intensity is only available for phones running Android 10 or higher.

How to adjust the vibration intensity on a stock Android

Access the Settings menu of your Android phone or tablet from the app drawer or by tapping the gear icon in the notification panel.

Go to the Settings app on Android

Scroll down and enter the “Accessibility” menu.

Visit the accessibility settings menu on Android

Under “Interaction Controls” near the bottom of the page, select “Vibration and Haptic Haptics” (or “Vibration and Haptic Force”).

Go to the Vibration and Haptic Strength setting on Android

Here, you can separately customize your phone’s haptic feedback strength and the strength of its buzz when you get a phone call or notification.

Adjust calls, notifications, and haptic vibration strength on Android

You can choose between three intensity levels or turn it off completely.

Adjust vibration intensity on Android

On some devices, such as Google Pixel handsets, the intensity can be customized on a sliding scale.

How to adjust the intensity of vibrations on a Samsung Galaxy

If you have a Samsung Android device, you won’t find this option in the “Accessibility” menu.

To access it, open the “Settings” app and navigate to Sounds and vibrations> Vibration intensity.

Visit the vibration intensity settings menu on the Samsung Android phone

Adjust the available sliders to adjust the intensity of the vibrations of incoming calls, notifications, and touch interaction response as you like.

Adjust vibration intensity on Samsung Android phone

You should be able to locate the “Vibration intensity” setting using either of these two methods as long as your phone has Android 10 or higher.

But since all Android brands have their own versions of “Settings” with different layouts, it is possible that it is present in another menu. So if you still can’t find it, try searching for “Vibration” in the search bar at the top of the Settings app.

If you are not happy with any of the levels and want to reduce your phone’s vibration frequency, consider turn off haptic feedback on your Android device.

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