Why Does My Fitbit Vibrate? Ultimate Guide

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Written By Dinu Sri

Dr. H. T. D. S. Madusanka is an electronic enthusiastic, involved in research and development.

Whether your Fitbit doesn’t stop vibrating or it vibrates only at certain times or doing certain activities, this guide covers the solution for your problem.

We’ve got a ton of stuff to cover, so let’s get started.

Why does my Fitbit Vibrate?

There are various reasons why your Fitbit won’t stop vibrating. Whether your Fitbit keeps vibrating randomly or it vibrates at certain times or doing certain activities, we’ve got you covered.

How do I get my Fitbit to stop vibrating?

If your FItbit device keeps vibrating at random times, you can take these 3 approaches to solve this problem.

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Solution 1

We know, we know. You are probably thinking, is that it? Is making this irritable stop that easy? The answer is a yes and a no.

Plenty of time this problem gets solved by simply restarting the device, and other times it doesn’t. Therefore, if your device stops vibrating after a reset, then yes it’s that easy. If it doesn’t, then no it’s not that easy.

So let’s get ready to walk through the step-by-step process for restarting the Fitbit device.

Step 1: Press and hold the power button of the device.

Step 2: Once the screen turns black, probably within a few seconds, let go.

Step 3: Wait for a few seconds and then again press and hold the power button until the device restarts.

Repeat this process for at least a few times, before giving up. If it still doesn’t work, then try the next one.

Solution 2

Step 1: Take out the charging cable and connect it with your device.

Step 2: When the device is connected with the cable, press and hold the power button down for 15 seconds.

Step 3: The device will show two vibrations. First, a short vibration. Then, a medium vibration. Then the device will turn off.

Step 4: Now, turn the device back on. In the starting process, the number of short vibrations that can occur can be as high as 7.

Step 5: Remove the device from the charging cable and turn it off again.

Step 6: Plug it into the charging cable again, and turn it on.

Solution 3

Step 1: Take out the charging cable and plug it into the USB port on the computer.

Step 2: Connect the other end of the charging cable to the back of the Fitbit device.

Step 3: See if the button of the Fitbit device is aligned with the button on the opening of the charging cable. If it’s not, then align it. The indication that it is aligned properly is you’ll see a battery icon on your device’s screen and the device will vibrate.

Step 4: Press and hold the power button for 8 seconds.

Step 5: Unplug the tracker from the charging cable.

Why is my Fitbit not vibrating when I get a notification?

Here is the step-by-step process.

Step 1: Go to the Fitbit app and then click on the gear icon at the top right named Settings.

Step 2: Once you are there, find the option called Notifications.

Step 3: Tap on the Notifications option so it is turned off.

Step 4: Now, turn off the device and wait for a few minutes.

Step 5: Turn the device on. As soon as it is turned on, go to Settings and turn the Notifications back on.

Why does my phone randomly vibrate?

There are two things you can do to solve this problem. Go to the Settings > Notifications and basically do the same thing as instructed in the last section.

If it gets the job done, awesome. If not, then follow this procedure.

Check whether you’ve installed a new app after which this error has started occurring. Try deleting the app and see if the problem is solved. Also, you can check whether some other app you’ve previously installed on the phone can be causing this problem.

Write down the names of all the apps and go to the play store and see whether any of those apps require access to the notifications settings. The one that does, delete it and see whether the problem is solved.

Why does my Fitbit Flex vibrate and flash?

Well, this problem may get solved or may not. Nonetheless, try these steps to find out how things go.

Step 1: Uninstall the app.

Step 2: Reinstall the app.

Step 3: Restart the device.

Repeat this step 4 times but check whether the problem is solved or not each time. If this doesn’t solve your problem, you can contact the customer support, but it’s very unlikely they will be able to help so the chances are you’re going to have to buy a new device.

Why does my Fitbit Versa vibrate randomly?

If Fitbit Versa is vibrating randomly, then following these steps will most likely solve the problem. There are actually two methods. Try the first one and if it doesn’t work, then give the second method a shot.

1. Restart

Restart your device and turn it back on. This often solves the problem. If things don’t work, then try the second method.

2. Multiple buttons

Step 1: Press the back left and bottom buttons at the same time. Hold them until you see the Fitbit logo on your screen (this usually takes less than 10 seconds).

Step 2: As soon as you see the logo, let go of the buttons.

Why does my Fitbit vibrate when I walk?

While we do not know the exact cause behind this one, we know there is a solution. Actually, there isn’t just one solution but there are actually 2 solutions that we’re aware of.

We’re going to mention both of them in this section. First, you should try a normal restart. If it doesn’t workout, then you should try a long restart.

Normal Restart: Turn off the Fitbit device and let it sit there for a few seconds, before turning it back on. You may find success the first time, but if you don’t give up hope just yet.

You should turn the device off again and then wait for a few seconds before turning it on. You should perform this step at least 5 times before giving up.

Long Restart: What’s a long restart? It’s a good question. Like the name suggests the Long Restart is a way of restarting your Fitbit device but it involves more steps, thus it takes longer than usual restart.

Alright, now that you know what a long restart is, here is how you can do it.

Step 1: Grab the charging cable and plug your device into it.

Step 2: Once the device is plugged into the charging cable, press and hold the power button of the device for 15 seconds. It’s important to note that when you let go, around 15 seconds, the device shouldn’t have the smiley face but a black screen instead.

Step 3: Once the smiley face has gone away and you’re only seeing a black screen and you’ve let go of the button, remove the Fitbit device from the charging cable.

Step 4: This is the last step. After unplugging the charging cable, let the device stay there for a few seconds. You should wait for at least 10 seconds. Then, plug the cable back on.

Why does my Fitbit vibrate when I run?

This one has a similar issue. Also, while we don’t exactly know what it is, we know what you can do to find the solution. That’s good enough, right?

Alright, so you should try a Long Restart first by following the steps we’ve mentioned in the previous section. If that works, awesome. If it doesn’t, there is no need to worry because here is what you can do.

You can check whether your mobile phone is in low-power mode. Here is how you can check whether your phone is on the low-power mode or not.

Step 1: Go to the Settings.

Step 2: Find the option called Battery Panel. Once you’ve found it, tap on it.

Step 3: Now, you’ll see an option called Low Battery Mode. Tap on it and see whether the slider is turned on or off. If the slider is off, awesome. If it isn’t, then turn it off.

Why does my Fitbit vibrate during exercise?

The Fitbit vibrates for the same reasons during the exercise as it does during walking or running. Again, we don’t know the exact problem.

If we don’t know the exact problem, then how do we know they have the same problem? Well, you can probably guess why. Because we don’t know they have the same solutions.

Alright, they don’t have the exact same solution but they do have the similar solutions. For the exercise problem, apply all three solutions. From the walk and run sections.

Why does my Fitbit vibrate when charging?

The reason you’re experiencing this problem is that your Fitbit device isn’t secure and connection/disconnecting intermittently.

Here is the solution to this problem. You can check for two causes.

  1. See if the port on the surge is clean or not. If it’s not, then make sure to clean it.
  2. Check if the cable has any strains. If there are, make sure to get rid of them.

If the problem is still not solved, contact the customer support.

Why does my Fitbit vibrate at night?

There are two things you can do to solve this problem. You can check if there is a third party app that is sending you notifications. which causes the device to vibrate at night.

If you don’t know how to enable or disable the third party app, read this.

If that’s not your case, you can try resetting the device by pressing and holding the power button. Perform this at least 5 times, before giving up.


By reading this guide and applying the steps, you’re guaranteed to find all the solutions. We hope you’ve found this guide helpful and if you didn’t, let us know why in the comments section.