Help! No silent mode after recent update

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  1. LordBalthazar

    LordBalthazar Member

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    I'm re-posting this due to my previous post somehow got merged with another thread.

    So, I updated my phone last night when I got the message that there was one. However, I now no longer have the ability to put my phone into total silent mode, the lowest I can go is Vibrate. I've even tried long-pressing the power button and selecting Silent from the "power off" menu, but that still only goes to vibrate. I work at a spa and I can't have my phone making any noise if I get a call, yet I still like to use my phone at work.

    Have they just really hidden the silent function, or did they remove it?
     
  2. eliassami5

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    this is one downside to 2.2, you have to choose between vibrate or silent. Go into your sound settings and click on vibrate, it will ask you always, never, only when on silent. you have to choose never in order to have the option of silent on the volume rocker.
     
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    there's a widget that you can use to toggle between ring/vibrate/silent which i used to use but i went back to 2.1 for now still..
     
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    there is an option that says "Only when not in Silent Mode" thats the setting you want, it will be like it was pre 2.2 update


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    my bad i just tried to put my phone on vibrate then realized there wasn't one....hahaha why google why is this gone..
     
    #4 hobojoe196061, Aug 12, 2010
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    How did you go back to 2.1?
     
  6. LordBalthazar

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    Well that sux... hopefully they will address that issue soon.

    EDIT: Well I guess I can live with the "Only when NOT in Silent Mode" Cause then I can have it vibrate when it rings.
     
  7. Axium

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    lol, nandroid backups. gotta love them! i'm on bb 1.1.
     
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    What's that exactly? Lol, and how can I obtain this "widget"?
     
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    no 2.1 had the option of sound, vibrate, and silent. in 2.2 you can only have sound, vibrate or sound, silent.
     
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    thats nothing you have to worry about unless you get into rooting your DROID. He basically made a mirror image of his phone when it was running android 2.1, so now he can flash back to that image whenever he wants to.
     
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    The widget is called "ringer toggle widget" free in the market. Install it and put the widget in your screen. You'll get a button that switches between ringer, vibrate, and silent with each press. Still seems to work after the 2.2 update.
     
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    ah yes, sorry, thought i was in the hacking section. but there are a few toggle widgets, i personally like SilentMode OnOff, it switches between all 3 states with just a tap on the widget. really nice.
     
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