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Justin Duino

The vibration motor used for notification in the Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra is set to full blast out of the box. Thankfully, you can adjust its intensity a bit so your phone doesn’t slide off a table every time you get a phone call.

How to Adjust the Vibration Intensity

When you’re ready to adjust your device’s vibration intensity, swipe down from the top of the screen to expose the notification panel. From there, tap on the Gear icon in the top-right corner next to the Power button.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Open the Notification Shade and then Select the Settings Gear

Alternatively, you can swipe up from the Galaxy S20’s home screen to open the app drawer. Either use the search bar at the top of the display or flip between panels to launch the “Settings” app.

Next, tap on the “Sounds And Vibration” option found near the top of the list.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Select "Sounds And Vibrations"

Locate and select the “Vibration Intensity” menu halfway down the list.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Select "Vibration Intensity"

You can now adjust the vibration intensity for incoming calls, notification, and touch interactions. Your Galaxy S20 will vibrate each time you customize one of the sliders to demonstrate the strength that the option is set to.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Choose Vibration Intensity

When you’re done, tap or swipe on the Home button/gesture area to exit from the Settings menu. Changes made to the vibration intensity will be saved automatically.

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How to Change the Vibration Pattern

Now that you’ve changed the strength of your handset’s vibration, you might want to change the Galaxy S20’s vibration pattern. Again, everything can be adjusted from the Settings menu.

The easiest way to get to the menu is by swiping down from the top of the phone’s display to open the notification shade. From there, tap on the Gear icon next to the Power button.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Open the Notification Shade and then Select the Settings Gear

Alternatively, you can swipe up from the Galaxy S20’s home screen to view the app drawer. From here, either use the search box at the top of the display or scroll between panels to open the “Settings” app.

Select “Sounds And Vibrations” from the list of menu options.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Select "Sounds And Vibrations"

Scroll halfway down the list and then tap on the “Vibration Pattern” option. You’ll notice that the current pattern choice will be highlighted under the button’s text.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Select "Vibration Pattern"

You can now tap on any of the available options to automatically change the device’s vibration pattern. As you select each item, the Galaxy S20 will buzz in the given pattern so you know what to expect the next time you receive a notification.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Choose a Vibration Pattern

As mentioned above, the setting will change automatically as you select each option. Hit the Home button/swipe up from the bottom edge of your Samsung Galaxy S20 and enjoy the new vibration pattern.

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