How to Disable Haptic Feedback (or “Vibrate on Tap”) in Android


Android has a feature of giving a vibration feedback when you touch on the screen. Some people like it as it given them a sense of confidence as their action is acknowledged but on the contrary some find it annoying for their own reasons. The good thing is it can be easily disabled on pretty much every Android device.

How to Disable Haptic Feedback on Stock Android

In a stock Android device you need to pull down the notification shade and tap on the clog icon which will take you to settings.

Now touch the Sound and notification option.

Scroll a little way down this menu until you see “Other sounds,” then tap that. The last option here is “Vibrate on touch”—toggling this will disable all touch feedback on the device, save for in the keyboard.

If you’d also like to remove touch vibrations from the keyboard, go ahead and open some sort of text box and long-press the key just to the left of the space bar, then tap “Google Keyboard Settings.”

In Keyboard Settings, head into the “Preferences” menu.

Scroll down until you see “Vibrate on keypress” and disable it. Your phone should now be vibration free, except if you have a fingerprint reader. Unfortunately, there’s no practical way to disable vibration there.

How to Disable Haptic Feedback on Samsung Galaxy and LG Devices

If you’re using a Samsung or LG handset you need to first pull down the notification shade and touch the cog icon.

From there, scroll down to the sound section—it’s “Sounds and vibration” on Galaxy devices, and “Sound & notification” on LG handsets.

The bottom slider for each device is what controls haptic feedback. Just slide it all the way to the left to disable it.

Unlike on Stock Android, this will also remove vibration from Samsung’s and LG’s respective keyboards. If you happen to be using Google Keyboard, you can remove vibrations by following the instructions in the “Stock Android” section above.

How to Disable Haptic Feedback on Huawei Devices

If you’re using a Huawei device with EMUI 3.1, like the Honor 5X, getting rid of touch vibration is simple. This process may also work on other versions of EMUI, but unfortunately we have no way to test that.

The first thing you need to do is pull down the notification shade and swipe over to the “Shortcut” tab. Then tap the “Settings” icon.

In Settings, scroll down to “Sound,” then all the way to the bottom of the menu. There’s a toggle for “Vibration on touch” here—disable it. Again, this will disable any touch vibrations in the stock keyboard. If you’re using Google Keyboard, follow the instructions at the bottom of the Stock Android section.