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[SFOS 2.0] How to mute your phone?

asked 2015-09-24 23:21:36 +0200

urlauber gravatar image

updated 2015-09-24 23:34:09 +0200

I can't seem to find the quick way to mute the phone. Until Sailfish 2.0 it was possible via the clock-screen's pulley menu. Where is it hidden?

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It should be possible to make a launcher for phone silence and add it to the lock screen pulley.

Alen ( 2015-09-25 20:47:48 +0200 )edit

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answered 2015-09-25 00:09:18 +0200

FJVA gravatar image

What was wrong with the Pully option on the homescreen ?!?!? If you got a call in say a meeting you could ignore it (muting the sound of the call) and then directly mute the phone via the Pully menu. Now you have to scroll down and select the silent ambiance.... WTF..... This is way more complicated, not something you want when you are for instance speaking in a meeting.

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you can always flip phone and ignore the call

pmelas ( 2015-09-25 00:15:04 +0200 )edit

Just fucking with you but what about you just turn your phone silent before the meeting ? Aye ?!?

olli ( 2015-09-25 00:17:00 +0200 )edit

@pmelas: it is not about muting the call it is about muting the phone. @olli: the point is that this OS version is more complicated to operate, so it is not better, it is worse then the previous version.

FJVA ( 2015-09-25 00:53:51 +0200 )edit

Totally agree with you. Quickly muting the phone from pulley menu was one of the best features that Sailfish OS 1.X had. I hope they are going to return it back and will make pulley menu accessible also from home screen as this new stuff is real bullshit.

sepuka ( 2015-09-27 17:24:52 +0200 )edit

answered 2015-09-25 13:56:18 +0200

HarhaanJohtaja gravatar image

I think in next version(or in some future version) you can silence it again from lock screen pulley:

In Q3 section:

[cbeta 1.1.9] Bring back the quick option to silence the device to lockscreen

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But why did they remove any form the of quick option for this. It's this kind nod of lack of attention to detail that worries me, particularly given the claims of extensive research into the various UI changes

strongm ( 2015-09-26 02:06:22 +0200 )edit

answered 2015-09-24 23:22:38 +0200

t-lo gravatar image

updated 2015-09-24 23:24:28 +0200

Swipe down, select "silent" ambience.

And yes, that's the new way of doing this. Supposedly ambiences will be a lot more powerful in the future, controlling many aspects of the phone.

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Thx. Mh, so if I don't want my un-muted ambience to change the only chance I have is to create my own mute-ambience?

urlauber ( 2015-09-24 23:36:27 +0200 )edit

Yupp. But as stated those ambiences supposedly will become more than just skins / background images. So why not use a nice toned-down theme for "silence"?

t-lo ( 2015-09-24 23:54:00 +0200 )edit

Euu no, just removed that ambience because it was ugly... And creating an ambience to mute a phone is clearly a progress right? :)

eatdirt ( 2015-09-25 10:12:47 +0200 )edit

If you think of those as "profiles" then, yes, it would make more sense - if ambiences were powerful enough to control many aspects of the phone, which they currently are not. Also, you don't need to create a "silent" ambience - SFOS 2.0 bundles a set of pre-defined ones for most common situations.

t-lo ( 2015-09-25 10:24:18 +0200 )edit

I disagree. Muting a phone should not be coupled with ambiences, I don't want to change ambience just because I need to mute the phone e.g, for a meeting.

peter.woelflingseder ( 2015-09-25 11:10:29 +0200 )edit

answered 2015-09-24 23:38:19 +0200

XiliX gravatar image

updated 2015-09-24 23:38:25 +0200

You can also use the volume-rocker whilst not running any musicplayer etc.

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with vibra-effect on silence...

cy8aer ( 2015-09-25 00:08:21 +0200 )edit

OK, this may be a soluton

FJVA ( 2015-09-25 01:00:33 +0200 )edit

answered 2015-09-25 03:42:48 +0200

Alen gravatar image

Based on the release notes you can also:

Turn off all system sounds by long press on volume down key

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Yes, but in my case I prefer to use my phone "buttonless", so, it's a bad solution for me.

Generally speaking, the main problem of the new interface is that it has become less swipe, more tap. As many people already have stated here, less "unlike". And it not just changed swipes for taps, it added extra moves in many everyday use situations. Good review on that you can find in @Simo's blog.

rburkhanov ( 2015-09-25 07:22:41 +0200 )edit

I agree. There should still be a quick possibility to mute the phone without need to use keys. Pity that SFOS 2.0 is less unlike than before.

peter.woelflingseder ( 2015-09-25 11:06:31 +0200 )edit

@rburkhanov, yeah, I agree.

But I like the new design because of its consistency. In the same post of Simo's blog you can see in SFOS 2 most actions are the same from inside an app, home, and also lockscreen.

Alen ( 2015-09-25 20:45:47 +0200 )edit

answered 2015-09-25 11:24:58 +0200

Muting through ambience does not work properly. If you have special ringtones selected (like from music) and switch over to silent ambience, your ringtone set up is lost when returning to your standard ambience.

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thats why you can set up ringtones in the ambiences matey

mlatu ( 2015-09-25 14:30:40 +0200 )edit

@mlatu I don't quite understand your comment ... "matey" ?? ...what is this set up good for if it's not persistent ?

Manankanchu ( 2015-09-25 16:03:23 +0200 )edit

Hm, actually i guess you ran into a bug... i thought it was still possible to set ringtones in gallery->ambiences and that settings->ringtones was not synchronized with the other one.

But the ambience settings in gallery are gone now, therefore...

Good luck with your bug, chum.

mlatu ( 2015-09-25 16:24:44 +0200 )edit

The settings for Ambiances can be found in Settings \ System \ Ambience.

vattuvarg ( 2015-09-25 23:15:30 +0200 )edit

indeed, and before i found this, i ran into the same problem as manankanchu did. but once the ringtones are set per ambience, everything is swell

mlatu ( 2015-09-26 02:52:35 +0200 )edit
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