Help! No silent mode after recent update

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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?
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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..
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    How did you go back to 2.1?
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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.
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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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    This is one of my biggest annoyances because I want the separation of the modes.

    When I head into meetings I want to quickly set it to vibrate only.

    At night I don't want it to vibrate at all.

    I have to always go into sounds and then change it between vibrate always and never.

    Really pissing me off.

    I wish there was a widget toggle where I could pick between having it only vibrate with one touch, silence all sounds and vibrate and then silence all sounds but the phone ringer but also disable all vibrate.
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    The loss of this functionality with 2.2 has been the biggest annoyance for me as well. While it's not quite as convenient as using the volume rocker, the SilentMode widget is great. Switches from volume on to vibrate to silent with ease on 2.2. Thanks for pointing it out.
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    Honestly, what was Google thinking?

    I like the ability to quickly put my phone into silent or vibe depending on the situation. I don't see why it's necessary to go through menus deep in settings to get partially what we had in 2.1 OS. The only thing I can think of was that some inexperienced users complained about missing phone calls because they confused silent with vibe. This is my greatest complaint to the update beside the fact that flash 10 is still not on my Droid.

    Though don't let me make 2.2 sound like a bad update. So far it's not bad. Like the changes to the camera.
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    I'm with ya, I love 2.2 except for this absolutely stupid move to combine silent and vibrate. I dont know a single person who is even OK with this loss of functionality. I'm sorry but vibrate in NO WAY is "silent", especially in meetings. And there are hundreds of scenarios where I would only want vibrate and no sound.

    Yeah yeah yeah "its there", but it really is a loss of functionality. No matter how you look at it, they removed the vibrate mode. Instead they have vibrate as a global option to either be on while on silent or on while not on silent... just plain dumb.
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    Your phones actually vibrate? I've tried every setting and the ONLY time I can get mine to actually vibrate is if I select the option to vibrate always. Then it only vibrates for calls, not for texts or emails. I've tried the option of vibrating only when in silent mode and it just sits there.
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    Yeah I dont know whats up with this update...

    check in your text message options to Vibrate on notifications... that should fix the only vibrate during calls issue...

    in terms of the others... im ready to root this sucker and install custom roms or whatever... sick of dealing with the official updates removing functionality
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    Maybe we'll see a mini 2.2.1 update if enough people bring this to Google's attention :).
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    I did notice they changed the name to Sound Settings from something else so I had to change the shortcut to get access and on my 2.2 download my options in Vibrate seem to be always, never, only in silent mode and only when not in silent mode. This seems like it covers all bases unless someone has different options.
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