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Silence incoming calls by turning the phone face down [released]

asked 2013-12-24 18:55:41 +0300

chemist gravatar image

updated 2014-12-18 18:03:45 +0300

I'd like to silence incoming calls by turning the device upside down in addition to the pulley menu entry.

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The question has been closed for the following reason "released in a software update" by jovirkku
close date 2020-05-29 12:35:41.574217



I've liked this feature since the N900 days. I remember colleagues being impressed by that feature at the time. If it's not patented, implement it.

caa ( 2013-12-24 21:00:51 +0300 )edit

Another Top feature was/is the Easy Answer capability. Do we need an extra "Question" for this? I believe that such goodies should be all in one place, well integrated in the OS itself.

NikosAlexandris ( 2013-12-25 16:20:35 +0300 )edit

IIRC, you can already silence an incoming call by shortly pressing the power button.

pycage ( 2013-12-25 18:23:14 +0300 )edit

What I did miss on the N900, was actually to put the phone into "silence mode" by turning it face down.

dazo ( 2014-01-03 16:10:59 +0300 )edit

In addition I would like the option to set the phone to "silent mode" by turning it face down. Go in a meeting, put the phone on the table, face down and you are sure that no embarrasing ringtone will interrupt the meeting (at least not from your Jolla). I had implemented this with an app called "Actions" on Android (something like Tasker). Found it very useful.

StaticNoiseLog ( 2014-01-05 00:08:15 +0300 )edit

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answered 2013-12-25 02:06:45 +0300

llornkcor gravatar image

It's on our list of things to do, just has a lower priority at the moment than other things.

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Please, consider also Easy Answer.

NikosAlexandris ( 2013-12-25 16:21:17 +0300 )edit

Reopening since the functionality hasn't been delivered yet in any update...

eric ( 2014-01-13 10:11:28 +0300 )edit

turn the phone to silent is nice, but this feature should make in the configuration section of the phone. because, for me, it is more convenient to press the volume button and not get out phone of my pants pocket and turn it down screen. mute function by pressing the volume control is not implemented or it just does not work for me. and it would have been very comfortable that would not take the phone. groped and pressed. nothing could be simpler.

sa.rasputin ( 2014-06-08 10:50:43 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-11-06 15:39:40 +0300

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updated 2014-12-18 17:19:27 +0300

Released in https://together.jolla.com/question/71741/release-notes-software-version-11126-vaarainjarvi/

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That would be nice to be able to configure if the call is silenced or ignored on phone flipping or the power button is pressed (i.e. change the behaviour of flipping / power key on incoming calls).

cuh7b5 ( 2015-02-09 19:03:07 +0300 )edit

Since a factory reset some weeks ago, this doesn't work anymore. I have the last OS update. Any hint on how to reinstall this?

Jordi ( 2015-04-05 07:58:13 +0300 )edit

answered 2020-05-29 12:34:45 +0300

jovirkku gravatar image

Go to "Settings > Gestures". Tap item "Flip to silence calls and alarms" to turn it on or off.

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answered 2014-01-19 06:40:23 +0300

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not only that but also a quick way to set the phone to silent mode other than from the lock screen. this is tougher than turning phone face down to silence it. right now if i am using the phone and i want to silence it i hv to go back to lock screen or settings app. quite inconvenient.

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What I do is set an ambience for silent mode. This is why ambiences are so easy to change. Plus, it gives a clear visual indication if your phone's silent or not.

ossi1967 ( 2014-01-23 18:35:58 +0300 )edit

But then it would be nice to be able to pre-set ambiances for different states of the phone: silent, using wifi/3G/plane mode... maybe the topic for another suggestion.

plaristote ( 2014-01-25 16:19:48 +0300 )edit

I like the way it worked on the N9, tap to wake and use volume rocker to set ringtone volume and it gets pip and silenced at lowest of the volume-bar.

abc123 ( 2014-02-07 12:05:55 +0300 )edit

answered 2020-05-28 19:46:19 +0300

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updated 2020-05-28 19:47:45 +0300

I wanted to reopen this question, as I couldn't notice any effect of the "flip-to-silence" setting with my XperiaX/SailfishX v3.3.0.16 Rokua. Did anyone succeed?

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Works for me with same device and version.

potski ( 2020-05-28 20:29:40 +0300 )edit

if the function is in release and works for all and especially for those with same device. i suggest to close this one. and open an other dedicated for your case as a problem and need help, but not as bug...

cemoi71 ( 2020-05-29 12:29:25 +0300 )edit

It works for me too, but the last few times i had to flip the phone twice or three times to get it work. Before it worked mostly at the first try, is my impression.

s_mario ( 2020-05-29 14:59:58 +0300 )edit

For me, five times is not enough. Not willing to try more: this 'feature' is definitely not reliable (at least for Xperia X)

objectifnul ( 2020-05-30 16:17:00 +0300 )edit

@objectifnul you seems not to understand. the feature is released and is reliable for all. BUT you have a big problem, so that you may try every thing, it still present.
We should differentiate this to the released feature.
It may have a bug, or an effect a feature problem with an other one.
It seems that currently it is specific to your only one device with your own setup/applications.
let this thread closed but get help from jolla team, let analyse this.
Open a thread separately, mentions this one by telling that you 're alone to be affected, all other with same setup are not...
Maybe ask the jolla support in parallel...

cemoi71 ( 2020-05-30 21:31:04 +0300 )edit

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