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Changing phone to vibrate on calls

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by RhinoCan, Oct 13, 2021.

  1. RhinoCan

    RhinoCan Well-Known Member
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    I've just acquired a reconditioned Pixel 3 and am trying to figure out a few things. Apparently, this model didn't come with a manual and guessing hasn't solved my problems yet!

    This phone is running Android 11; my previous phone was only running Android 8. On the previous phone, I could easily tell the phone to vibrate or be mute or to ring but I'm not seeing the equivalent settings on this phone. I'd like to be able to set the phone on vibrate, rather than ring, when I'm at work, just so I know that there's been a call. (I really don't get a lot of calls but I like to be aware of when they come in without them ringing.)

    Can anyone clarify how I make this phone vibrate?

    The Sound and Vibration page of Settings has the following:
    Vibration and haptics - on
    Do Not Disturb - off/1
    Shortcut to prevent ringing - On (vibrate)
    Default notification sound - Chime

    I'm darned if I can figure out what to change to make my phone vibrate rather than ring and how to change it back to ring when I'm not at work.
     



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  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    isn't there a pull down of your notification bar a setting where you can turn sounds and vibrations on and off quicckly? i don't have a pixel, but it should be there for all android phones.
     
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  3. RhinoCan

    RhinoCan Well-Known Member
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    Honestly, in the absence of a manual confirming what the notification bar looks like and how I get it to come up - let alone what the symbols on it mean - I'm not 100% sure of the answer to your question but I *think* I've found the setting you mean. I'll give it a whirl and post back again if that didn't work.

    Thank you!
     
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  4. codesplice

    codesplice Elite Recognized Moderator
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    Under Settings > Gestures > Prevent Ringing, you can enable that option to press Power + Volume Up together as a shortcut to put the phone on vibrate-only or silent mode.

    You can also press either Volume Up or Volume Down to open the volume slider. Tap the icon above the slider to cycle between Ringing, Vibrate, or Silent.
     
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  5. RhinoCan

    RhinoCan Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Thank you VERY much! I knew there had to be a simple way to do what I wanted!
     
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  6. Olenka01

    Olenka01 Lurker

    If I'm not mistaken isn't there a setting in the notification panel that you need? Where you can quickly turn sounds and vibrations on and off? Or have you already figured out the situation? When I was on my phone I couldn't do this action. That was when I was using the 10 minute phone number as weird as it sounds. And on temp numbers there was no ringing or vibrating. As soon as I inserted my sim card everything worked.
     

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