Automatically Toggle Your Android Phone’s Silent Mode Using Silence

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Are you bored of having to switch your phone to silent mode every time you start work? Do you have a date and you want your phone to automatically go silent just in case you forget to do it yourself while at the cinema? Or maybe you’re the type that remembers to silence your phone but forgets to turn the volume back up afterwards?

The solution? Try Silence.

Silence

Silence toggles sound volumes and system settings automatically based on a predetermined schedule. With Silence, you won’t have to worry anymore about forgetting to silence your phone during an important meeting or having to go through the routine of silencing your phone every time you start work.

Setting Up Silence

First, download and install Silence from the Play Store. Open the app and press Add New Event.

If you create a new event, you can name the event, set the start and end times, the frequency of the event, and how long you need the event on repeat.

If you’re running Android 4.0 and above, Silence can also integrate with your phone’s calendar to work together with an existing calendar event.

Creating an event in Silence

After setting up the event, you can customise Silence. Silence can:

  • Change your ringer, notification, media and alarm volumes.
  • Toggle airplane mode on or off.
  • Toggle WiFi on or off.
  • Toggle mobile data on or off.
  • Toggle Bluetooth on or off.

You can also choose what Silence should do after the event. For example, you can choose the "Change back" option to have Silence change the setting back to the original state. Press Save to save the toggle settings and then press the Save button at the bottom of the screen to save the event itself.

Limitation

Note that the app has a few limitations. Firstly, the app can’t whitelist contacts yet. This may be important if you often expect important calls or text messages, or have contacts that you cannot afford to ignore. Secondly, you won’t be able to set ringer and notification volumes separately if you’re running stock Android 4.0 and above. That feature requires either an earlier version of Android or a custom ROM that separates the two volumes. The free version is supported by ads, but there is an unlocker which removes the ads at $1.99.

Author:

Azzief is a writer for Hongkiat.com. He is also a musician, Android user and all around nerd. He loves his tea and spends far too much time thinking about video games.

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