Is there any way to decrease the duration of vibration on receiving a notification? I want to keep it short, like you can do it for WhatsApp messages.

I'm running 5.1 on Moto G 1st gen, not currently rooted.

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    Check under settings/sounds and notification/vibration pattern. Or vibration intensity.
    – Bo Lawson
    Jan 2, 2016 at 18:16

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Automation is the preferred option. Many apps are available. I prefer using MacroDroid , since it is free (upto 5 macros) and easy to learn. To understand how MacroDroid works and the settings required for your Android version, see my answer

Note This is not tested on Lollipop as I am on KitKat but should work. Ensure appropriate settings for lollipop are made

Your macro would look like this


Incoming NotificationFromchoose Application (in addition to application you can customise depending on the text content of notification)


  • VibrateShort buzz (Ten other variations possible like Rapid, slow, increasing, decreasing etc)

Constraints: None

Edit: For more details and explanation on MacroDroid, please see my answer here How to prevent brightness from going to full when the battery low popup appears?

  • I'll check this out Jan 3, 2016 at 3:10
  • I have made a macro, and I'm testing it. I've made one to vibrate when notification receive (short vibrate), in the case of not being on silent mode. Is that correct? Will this prevent the sound from playing too? I haven't yet tested completely Jan 5, 2016 at 15:31
  • I am not able to understand . Other actions that can help are vibrate enable/disable and volume change. If you have more than one action, it helps if you add wait before next action to 10 seconds, in between actions. You can reduce later after testing but from my experience less than 5 seconds doesn't always work
    – beeshyams
    Jan 5, 2016 at 15:42
  • I've done what you've said in your answer, except I've added a constraint that the phone should be on non-silent mode. And I sent myself a couple of messages just now and it seems to be working properly 😊 Jan 5, 2016 at 15:44
  • Good. Enjoy playing around. See the templates section of the app to get an idea of what you can do and also explore the forum (both available from main interface of app). Do consider "accepting" answer, and upvote,this would help others also decide the value of answer. Your choice, of course
    – beeshyams
    Jan 5, 2016 at 16:05

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