School is about to start for many of us, which means lots of repetitive taps to silence your phone every morning. Even if you’re not a student but are working instead, you probably also need to repeat this procedure every morning, unless you want to go through the embarrassment of your phone ringing during an important meeting.
If you interact with your phone every day, chances are, your daily routine doesn’t involve many changes. If so, why not automate the process and make life easier for yourself? With the following free apps, you definitely can.
Silence Your Phone On A Weekly Schedule With Silent Time [Android 2.2+]
If you have a set schedule every week and know exactly when you need to silence your phone, Silent Time might fit your needs. It is a small and simple app that lets you assign blocks of time to specific events when you’ll need your phone to be silenced.
For each event, you can select the start and end times, the days of the week, and whether or not to enable vibration. When an event in Silent Time is activated, you will see an indicator in the ongoing section of the notification bar.
You can also enable exceptions for specific or all events so that if you need to receive calls from a specific contact, they will be able to bypass silent mode and make your phone ring or vibrate. There is also a Quick Quiet mode in the Menu Options that enables you to set your phone on silent mode for a number of minutes, which could be handy for one-time events. In the Settings screen for Silent Time, you can also select whether to enable notifications, sounds, set the clock on 24-hour mode, and whether your week starts on Monday.
Temporarily Set Your Phone On Silent Mode For A Number Of Minutes With Phone Silencer
Phone Silencer is a very simple, but functional app if you usually forget to re-enable your phone’s ringer from silent mode and finding out you missed a bunch of calls or text messages. Sound familiar? Phone Silencer can help relieve your pain with no almost no learning curve.
Once you install this app, you will only get an instruction screen with lots of text. The way this app shows its functionality is when you use the volume up and down buttons to set your phone to vibrate or silent mode. Once you’ve set it, a popup will appear asking you to set a time when you want your phone’s ringer to turn back on. If you mistakenly set it to the wrong time and wish to cancel that, you can simply set your phone to another mode instead of the one you just set your phone to.
These are simple apps that focus on silencing your phone and restoring it to ringer mode without fuss. There are many other profile-saving apps that can perform these apps’ functionalities, but include many other features that you may not need. If you want some dedicated apps that can simply do the job, definitely try the aforementioned apps as the Android system doesn’t include a way for you to restore your phone to ringer mode automatically. That’s definitely one of its annoyances.
Do you know other simple apps that can silence your phone on a schedule? I’ve seen some that try to set your phone on silent mode according to events on your Google Calendar, but I haven’t found one with high enough ratings to recommend to our readers. If you know of any, please let us know in the comments!
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