Android Won’t Stop Vibrating
I finally discovered why my phone has been vibrating on most incoming messages since upgrading to Android Oreo, even when sound is on: It’s now a per-conversation setting, so even though I have Messenger set to sound only, that only applies to new senders. I had to go through my saved text messages and turn vibrate off in every. single. saved. conversation.
Deleting a conversation also makes it use the default setting the next time that person sends a message, so if you don’t want to save the existing texts, deleting them is faster.
(Custom sounds are per-conversation too, not per-sender, which means if you do want to keep the custom sound, you can’t delete the conversation.)
Not terribly convenient, Google.
Of course, that only fixes it for Messenger.
Notification settings are per-app now, and it seems Oreo assumes you want it to vibrate along with the ringtone unless the app turns it off. And of course not all of them let you turn off vibration independently from sound. They haven’t needed to until now, after all.
Ironically, this includes Chrome. I’m using the embedded Chrome app for Mastodon, and I can’t fine-tune the notifications because Google’s own flagship browser doesn’t include the options it needs on the new version of their OS! 🤦