Editor in Chief
- Dec 30, 2010
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- Austin, TX
Here's something strange that has been reported from folks who already have Android 5.0 Lollipop on their Nexus phones. Supposedly the phone version of Android 5.0 does not include a Silent Mode when you turn your volume all the way down. Instead it will enable a vibrate-only mode as its lowest setting.
This obviously has some users "baffled" and probably frustrated. There is something called a "Priority Mode" which allows you to customize and block all user notifications, but this isn't really an ideal solution. Also, what makes this doubly strange is that the Nexus 9 tablet can still be set in a "Silent Mode" while current Nexus phones with Android 5.0 can not. This is actually quite backwards.
The final baffling thing about this is that Google's manual claims this is a "feature." This means it is not considered a bug. We can't help but think if enough people complain, Google will include an update which will add a "Silent Mode" back in.