Did you ever forget your phone while keeping the Silent Mode on? Of course you have!! We all have done such things and wasted hours finding the phone. Here in this post we will show you how to find my android phone in Silent Mode On.
If your phone is running on the latest version of Android (Lollipop) then you are in luck! With the lollipop release Google has introduced something called Priority.
Once you click the volume button (Up or Down) the Volume control slider will appear on the top of the screen.
As you can see in the above screenshot, there is a new concept there called Interruption and it has three options on which you can click. They are None, Priority and All. Lets see what each of these options does.
By default Interruption is set to All, this means you will be interrupted by every interruption such as notification (System or App) and Incoming Calls.
This options means you will not get any notification what so ever. Be it an incoming call, an SMS or any other system notification. Alarm will always sound no matter what Priority settings you have, so don’t worry on that part.
This is the most interesting option with which you can be a little creative! Creative as in choosing who can bug you, who can’t!!
Once you click on the Priority button/link, you can see a Gear Icon. Check the first image for details.
Clicking on this will take you to the settings screen.
Once you are in the Settings screen, check all the options for which you want to get notification like Calendar Events, Incoming Calls, New Messages etc. For solving the puzzle “How to find my android phone in Silent Mode On” here is what you do next.
1. Check the Incoming Calls check box. (If you are thinking What the Hell!! This will enable all incoming calls anyway then I would say Hang on, this is not the end of the world)
2. The moment you check the incoming calls check box you will see the Allowed Contacts section to turn active. (This was earlier grayed out)
3. Click in the Allowed Contacts link
4. Select a particular group. In our case we will chose Favorites. This means when someone from your favorites group calls you, the phone will ring but for everything else if will be Silent.
5. Ensure your secondary phone number is added to the favorites group and you are making a call from this phone.
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