Support Mute the ring tone

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by AllThingsPure, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. AllThingsPure

    AllThingsPure Well-Known Member
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    Is there a way to mute the ring tone of an incoming call while I am deciding what to do with the call?

    This morning some idiot rang me at 0150h. I was fumbling to mute the tone before it woke up the whole house. But I could not find any option.

    In meetings, it is a nuisance if the ringing blares away while I make my way out of the room to take the call.
     

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  2. snapper.fishes

    snapper.fishes Well-Known Member
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    Nope. And I am not aware of a similar function on any other phones.

    Just put your phone on silence.
     
  3. AllThingsPure

    AllThingsPure Well-Known Member
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    On most Nokia phones, smart or non-smart, the right function key automatically maps to "Silence" when there is an incoming call.
     
  4. nedamdam

    nedamdam Well-Known Member
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    have you tried to press the volume button...

    EDIT: Also I think froyo has a feature to put the phone face down to mute ringing also. No idea whats your Android version. (And I dont have froyo on my galaxy yet)
     
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  5. AllThingsPure

    AllThingsPure Well-Known Member
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    (Y). And it's on page 34 of the manual.
     
  6. NZtechfreak

    NZtechfreak Well-Known Member
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    Tasker can silence the phone for you on various gestures/orientations (I use it to snooze my alarm by flipping the phone over, brilliant).
     
  7. sumitbhardwaj

    sumitbhardwaj New Member
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    Yes, just press and hold the volume up or down key for 2-3 seconds. It will mute the call.
     
  8. goyal.sanchit

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    Old thread but maybe helpful for someone. On froyo pressing the power button which is used to lock/unlock screen can be pressed to mute the ringtone.
     
  9. rayhipkiss

    rayhipkiss Well-Known Member
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    Modern Nokia phones such as the N8 allows you to silence calls and snooze alarms just by flipping the phone face down. I'm surprised the Galaxy S doesn't have this simple function.


    Ray
     
  10. robogo

    robogo Well-Known Member
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    Modern Nokia phones?

    The N95 had that option, way back.
     
  11. gabib77

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    Thanks for this... Indeed, the power button mute the ringtone on my phone :)
     
  12. ROMVS

    ROMVS Member
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    Try the app called flip silent. When you face it down, you can choose to set it to silent mode or vibrate mode. There are a few options, it can be depending on when it is ringing or before it rings or even switch speaker phone on and off by shaking it while a call is on going.
     
  13. priyadarshinis

    priyadarshinis New Member
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    hello, i want to know how mute the phone while ringing.
     
  14. gabib77

    gabib77 Member
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    Are you blind? read 2 posts above ;)
     

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