I am using Sony Xperia X, Android 6.0.1.

I have only managed to turn off the vibration of single and group chat messages by selecting "Off" under Vibrate and "Silent" under Notification tone.

The phone will still vibrate if I choose off under vibrate, and other than silent options under notification tone.

However, now without vibration, there isn't notification either whenever someone sends me a message. I am trying to receive message notification without vibration.

Such a simple permutation and I can't believe that I am still having trouble doing it.... OMG

Just tried on my Windows phone, same situation. Have to switch off whatsapp notification and vibration. Switching off vibration alone won't stop the phone from vibrating.

  • Maybe there is a vibration option from the Whatsapp application preferences or options?
    – papakias
    Aug 12, 2016 at 10:52

2 Answers 2


You can use Android's built-in permission framework appops. From adb shell execute command:

~$ appops set com.whatsapp VIBRATE deny

Setting settings->notifications->vibrate to "off" for both "Message Notifications" and "Group Notifications" works for me. (And yes, I still have a ringtone selected, and I hear that when a message arrives.) What version of WhatsApp are you using? Latest (as of 12 Aug 2016) is 2.16.207.

  • yup mine is 2.16.207
    – Yennie
    Aug 13, 2016 at 13:43
  • If i switch my phone to be on ringtone, no issues. I am able to receive notification without vibration.
    – Yennie
    Aug 13, 2016 at 13:43
  • why can't they make it possible to receive notification without vibration under my phone with no ringtone mode??? I don't want to switch on ringtone.
    – Yennie
    Aug 13, 2016 at 13:44
  • I think that's an OS implementation, and WhatsApp uses the implementation to alert you to an incoming message, no matter what profile your phone is in. It will vibrate if the phone is on silent. Aug 13, 2016 at 15:22

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