Typically, your Samsung Galaxy smartwatch should vibrate when you receive a notification. But for several users, the Galaxy Watch continues to vibrate randomly. Galaxy smartwatch might vibrate randomly due to some of its features. We will explain how to turn off these features in this article.
You need to turn off each setting one by one and give it a little time. This way you can identify which one is responsible for the random vibrations. The following fixes will also work on almost all Samsung Galaxy smartwatches like Galaxy Active 2, Galaxy Watch 2, Galaxy Watch 3, etc.
Note: With more recent updates, the location of settings may change. We have mentioned the smart watch and wearable app steps, both available, to be on the safe side.
1. Disable bluetooth connection alerts
One of the main reasons that randomly vibrate your Galaxy smartwatch is Bluetooth disconnection alerts. Whenever your watch goes out of Bluetooth range with this function, the watch will notify you. Although this is a useful feature, it can get annoying at times.
To turn it off, follow these steps:
Step 1: On your Samsung smart watch, tap the Settings icon.
2nd step: Scroll down and tap Connections.
Step 3: Inside Connections, tap Disconnection Alerts.
Step 4: Turn off the toggle next to On.
Point: If you want to be sure that your watch vibrates due to disconnection, you can activate alerts as well as vibration. To do this, scroll down in step 4 and select Type. Choose Alert and vibrate. If you’re having trouble connecting your watch to your phone, check out the fixes so the Galaxy Watch won’t connect to the phone.
2. Disable idle time alerts
Samsung Health app comes with a cool feature that alerts you if you’ve been inactive for 50 minutes. It could be a possibility of random vibrations on your Samsung smartwatch.
Here’s how to turn it off:
Step 1: Open the Samsung Health app on your watch.
2nd step: Scroll down and tap Settings.
Step 3: Tap Idle Time Alerts and turn off the toggle on the next screen.
Point: Find out what is the difference between Samsung Health and Google Fit.
3. Turn off the hourly chime
If you hear a chime sound and feel a small vibration at the start of each hour, you can activate the Hourly Chime feature on your watch.
To turn it off, open Settings on your Samsung smart watch and go to Sound & vibration. Tap System sounds. Scroll down and tap Hourly Chime. Disable it on the next screen.
You can also do the same from the Samsung Wearable app. To do this, go to Settings> Sound and vibration> System sounds and vibrations. Turn off the switch next to the hourly chime.
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4. Turn off vibration feedback
Next, you need to turn off the vibration feedback on your watch. On your watch, go to Settings> Sound & vibration> System vibration. Turn off the toggle for vibration feedback.
On your phone, open the Samsung Wearable app. Go to Settings> Sound and vibration> System sounds and vibrations. Turn off the toggle for vibration feedback.
5. Turn off Vibration Watch
People with disabilities can get the current time as vibration on the Samsung Galaxy Watch with an accessibility feature. However, the same feature can create random vibrations if it’s turned on and you don’t know it. That’s because it’s activated by tapping the watch – tap with two fingers followed by a single tap for an hour and double tap for a minute.
To turn it off on the Samsung Watch, go to Settings> Accessibility> Advanced settings. Tap Vibrate watch. Disable the toggle on the next screen.
If you want to deactivate the Wearable app, repeat the same steps, i.e. go to Settings> Accessibility> Advanced settings> Vibrating watch. Disable the toggle.
6. Turn off the notification reminder
To help you avoid missing important notifications, your watch will remind you of unread notifications after a set time. If vibration is allowed for this feature, that could also be one of the reasons.
To turn off notification reminders on the watch, go to Settings> Accessibility> Advanced settings> Notification reminder and turn it off.
To turn them off from the phone, go to Settings in the Wearable app, then Accessibility> Advanced settings. Tap the notification reminder and turn off the toggle.
Last updated Feb 12, 2021
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