I'm having a really annoying issue to where when i receive a text message through hangouts my phone will vibrate and make a sound when it isn't muted even though in the hangouts app and in the settings on the phone, I have vibrate unchecked. Am I missing some option? I haven't modified android on anyway on this phone.

  • There is a seperate vibrate option for SMS in Hangouts, that may be it. Also, if your phone is set to vibrate in general, Hangouts may default to 'System Setting' rather than its own individual one. It's annoying.
    – RossC
    Commented Dec 16, 2013 at 9:24
  • This is happening to me as well with the most recent update to Hangouts (12/11/2014). Unchecking vibrate in the settings has no effect.
    – Yuck
    Commented Dec 12, 2014 at 3:25
  • Possible answer Globally Disable Vibration
    – HasH_BrowN
    Commented Dec 14, 2014 at 5:03
  • Same problem here, no working solution found :-/. Commented Jan 2, 2015 at 11:07
  • It seems to be a known bug: productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/hangouts/PJPTKjqVyg0 Commented Jan 2, 2015 at 11:34

1 Answer 1


Open Hangouts and make sure you're on the conversation list page.

Choose the menu dots in the upper right and choose "Settings -> SMS" and there should be a check box a few spaces down for "Vibrate" under "Notifications"

Let us know if that works!

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  • this does not work. i have all the vibrate options set to off in hangouts but my phone will still vibrate for SMS messages, but not for google messages.
    – user84848
    Commented Dec 13, 2014 at 5:05

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