Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Muting without vibration on stock Android (4.2.2)

Annoyingly when I turn the volume down all the way on my Nexus 4 the phone sets itself to vibrate so it seemed there was no way to make it totally silent.

However, there is a way to achieve this. Simply hold the power button down for a few seconds as if you were powering down the phone. At the bottom of the popup dialog box that appears there are 3 options.

The left option will mute all sounds without vibrating, the middle will vibrate instead of playing sounds and the right will make the phone play sounds as per your volume settings.

Power button popup dialog

So to mute without vibrating simple hit the left option.

You will need to return to this popup dialog to turn off this setting as your normal volume settings are ignored while muted.

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