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Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Fix Haptic Feedback Not Working in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Samsung Galaxy S5 has an option named haptic feedback which will allow you to set your phone to vibrate each time the back key or the recent apps key are pressed. However, there are 4 conditions that can cause the haptic feedback doesn't work and make your phone doesn't vibrate when you press the soft keys, they are: 1)the haptic feedback option is disabled 2)the vibration intensity for the haptic feedback is not adjusted 3)the phone is in the silent mode 4)the power saving mode is enabled. So, based on the things that probably make this issue happens, do the following steps to fix this issue and make the haptic feedback works:


Step #1: Make sure the haptic feedback is enabled
You can make sure that the haptic feedback option is enabled by using the following steps:
  1. On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap to go to the settings menu.
  2. With the settings menu is displayed in grid view, scroll down to the Sound and display section and then tap Sound .
  3. Scroll down to the Feedback section.
  4. Make sure to check the box next to Haptic feedback to enable this option.
  5. The haptic feedback has been enabled.


Step #2: Make sure the vibration intensity for the haptic feedback is adjusted
If needed, you can increase the vibration intensity for the haptic feedback by using the following steps:
  1. On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap to go to the settings menu.
  2. With the settings menu is displayed in grid view, scroll down to the Sound and display section and then tap Sound .
  3. Tap Vibration intensity.
  4. Drag the vibration intensity adjustment bar for the haptic feedback to the right to increase it.
  5. Tap OK button to save the changes.
  6. The vibration intensity for the haptic feedback has been adjusted.


Step #3: Make sure the phone is not in silent mode
You have to place your phone in sound or vibration mode to make the haptic feedback works by using the following steps:
  1. On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap to go to the settings menu.
  2. With the settings menu is displayed in grid view, scroll down to the Sound and display section and then tap Sound .
  3. Tap Sound mode and then select Sound or Vibrate.


Step #4: Make sure the power saving mode is disabled
When you enable the power saving mode, it'll automatically turn off the haptic feedback. Thus, you have to turn off the power saving mode to make the haptic feedback works by using the following steps:
  1. On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap to go to the settings menu.
  2. With the settings menu is displayed in grid view, scroll down to the System section and then tap Power saving .
  3. Tap Power saving mode.
  4. Slide the ON/OFF switch to the left to disable the power saving mode.
  5. The power saving mode has been disabled.

Comments

  1. Hello, just to enquiry why do i have to off my power saving in order for my back vibrate button to work when all along power saving is on and back vibrate button is working fine. pls advice

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    1. Hi Caroline,
      Thanks for coming.
      Actually, we just need to turn off the "Restrict performance" option within the power saving mode if we still want to have haptic feedback while the power saving mode is on.

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    2. ^Doesn't work anymore, as of a week ago

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    3. ohh yes rehan i have abnormal option here for galaxy S5 haptic feed back vibration for touch buttons and keyboard with power saving is on . and no light for the touch buttons . can u tell me how

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    1. Hi James Chikari,
      Thanks for coming.
      Glad to know that you can find something useful here :)

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  3. Thanks. Also if none of the above works. Tf urn battery saving mode on. Then turn it back on. Worked perfectly after this.

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  4. My back and menu buttons used to vibrate with power saving mode on.. as of today they no longer work. How do I make them vibrate while still having power saving mode on?? I have tried everything and nothing seems to be working.

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  5. When I go into the sound setting I have no option for vibration intensity or haptic feedback, please help.

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    1. Hi Buddy,
      Thanks for coming.
      May I know your phone's model number and Android version?

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