Android – How to Disable Haptic Feedback



Most Android phones will have their haptic feedbacks activated right from the get-go. This means that whenever you tap on certain items on your smartphone, the handset will vibrate by a bit, giving you a bit of feedback (hence the name of the features). There are times when this is nice as you do get a response of acknowledgement that the thing that you want or need to do is done. But there are those who do not want the feature to be turned on, and that’s okay. The good news is that you can disable the haptic feedback feature on pretty much every device with Google’s mobile operating system on-board. The bad news here is that it is a bit of a different process for varying devices.

Android - How to Disable Haptic Feedback

Disabling the Haptic Feedback on a Stock Android Device

Step 1 – If you have a stock Android device, then pat yourself on the back as this guide is made for you. There are smartphones that still have the operating system that Google intended it to be. If you want to disable the touch vibration feature found on a stock device, then do know that it doesn’t take rocket science to do it. The first step is to pull down the notifications drawer then hit on the cog icon. This will then open up the Settings menu.

Step 2 – When on the Settings menu, head on down to the “Sound & notification” option. This is right smack dab in the middle of “Display” and “Apps.” Tapping on that will then bring you into another menu selection. From here, go a little way down until you are able to see “Other sounds” and tap on that.

Step 3 – Once you tap on “Other sounds,” you will be able to see the “Vibrate on touch” option, of which you can toggle on and off. Turning it off will, of course, disable all the haptic feedback on the device. Well, except for the keyboard, that is.

Step 4 – Disabling the haptic feedback on your keyboard for a Stock Android device works in a similar fashion, but the directions to go there are different. First of all, you have to open up the keyboard then press the key to the left of the spacebar long enough until a new message box will pop out. Here, tap on “Google Keyboard Settings.”

Step 5 – From here, head on to the “Preferences” option of the Android keyboard settings menu, and then scroll down in the new menu towards the settings option called “Vibrate on keypress.” You can also toggle this option on and off just like the global touch feedback option.


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