Samsung Galaxy S22

How to Fix When Samsung S22 Not Vibrating

This guide provides a list of solutions if your Samsung Galaxy S22 is not vibrating.
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Many Samsung Galaxy S22 users have reported their device stops vibrating. This can be a significant problem as vibration plays a crucial part in alerting users about incoming calls, messages, and notifications, especially when the device is in silent mode.

Vibration on a smartphone works by utilizing a small motor built into the device. When a notification or call comes in, the motor spins, causing the phone to vibrate. Therefore, this could be a hardware issue.

However, most of the time, causes your Galaxy S22 to stop vibrating are software glitches. Therefore, chances are high that you can fix this problem by yourself without reaching out to a repair center.

In this guide, we will walk you through 5 methods to troubleshoot and fix the vibration not working issue of your Samsung Galaxy S22.

Fix 01: Increase Vibrate Intensity

Your device has a feature that allows you to adjust the intensity of the vibration. This feature is particularly useful when you find your device not vibrating enough to feel it. 

Before you proceed with this fix, ensure that the vibration is enabled for the functions you want, such as calls, messages, notifications, etc.

Then, follow these steps to increase the vibration intensity on your Galaxy S22:

  1. Open the Settings app on your device.
  2. Scroll down and tap on Sounds and vibration.
Sounds and vibrations
  1. Under the Vibration section, tap on Vibration intensity.
Vibration intensity
  1. You’ll see a slider for various functions like incoming calls, notifications, and touch interactions. Drag the slider to the right to increase the vibration intensity.
Vibration intensity 2

Fix 02: Restart Your Device

As we always say, restarting your device often fixes minor software glitches and bugs that cause a lot of issues, including the vibrating problem. 

Therefore, follow these steps and restart your Galaxy S22 to see if the problem gets fixed:

  1. Press and hold the power key and volume down key together until you get the power menu.
Force restart samsung
  1. Tap on the restart button.
Restart phone
  1. Confirm by tapping on the restarting button again.

Fix 03: Turn Off Do Not Disturb

The Do Not Disturb feature on your Samsung Galaxy S22 is great when you want to avoid distractions. However, it can also be the culprit behind your device not vibrating. 

This is because when this feature is enabled, it prevents your device from not just receiving calls, or messages, but also prevents from vibrating.

Therefore, follow these steps to turn off the Do Not Disturb feature:

  1. Swipe down the notification bar, and tap on the Do Not Disturb button if it is already turned on.
Turn off do not disturb

After turning off the Do Not Disturb feature, try to see if your device vibrates as it should.

Fix 04: Update Device Software

Outdated software can also be the culprit behind your Galaxy S22 not vibrating. 

Software updates not only bring new features but also fix bugs and glitches that might be causing certain features, like vibration, not to work properly. So try updating your device’s software.

Here’s how you can update your Galaxy S22:

  1. Head over to Settings.
  2. Tap on Battery and device care.
Battery and device care
  1. Tap on Software update.
Software update
  1. Then, tap on Download and install.
Download and install

Your device might restart several times during the update process, and it may take a while. Make sure your device is sufficiently charged or connected to a charger to avoid any interruptions.

Fix 05: Reset All Settings

If there are any misconfigurations causing your device not to vibrate, then this will revert all your personalized settings back to their original state (including settings for your system, apps, and personal preferences). So all the misconfigurations will be gone and your device should start vibrating when needed.

Here’s how to reset all settings:

  1. Head over to Settings.
  2. Go to General management.
  3. Tap on Reset.
Reset option samsung
  1. Tap on Reset all settings.
Reset all settings
  1. Confirm.

Fix 06: Take the Device to a Repair Center

If you’ve tried all the above methods and your Samsung Galaxy S22 is still not vibrating, it’s possible that there might be a hardware issue with the vibration motor of your device. 

Smartphone repairing

As we said before, the vibration motor is the small component inside your phone that creates the vibrations. If this component is damaged or malfunctioning, your phone might not vibrate at all.

In such cases, it’s best to take your device to a Samsung authorized repair center. Before you take your device for repair, remember to back up all your data. This is to ensure that you don’t lose any important information if the repair process involves resetting your phone or replacing some parts.

It’s also worth noting that if your device is still under warranty, the repair might be done for free or at a reduced cost.

Wrapping Up

We hope that this guide has been helpful and that you’re now able to feel the buzz of your phone once again. 

If you have any further questions regarding this guide, feel free to leave a comment below. We will be happy to help you.

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Andrew

Content writer and Web developer at Backtodefault.com and he is the big brain behind the technical aspects of this tech blog.

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