More and more people are aware of mobile etiquette. In some locations, you should silence your Galaxy Note 4. This guide show you how to silence Galaxy Note 4: enter silent mode, enter vibration mode, stop touch sounds of keyboard, and stop reading of incoming messages and notifications.
How to enter Galaxy Note 4 silent mode and vibration mode?
Like many other phones, Galaxy Note 4 has 3 sound modes: sound, vibration and silent.
Please note these 3 sound modes are for ringtones and notifications only. The media player and alarm have their own sound settings.
There are 4 quick ways to quickly change the phone mode to silence Galaxy Note 4 or exit silent mode.
Method 1: from notification panel to silence Galaxy Note 4
You can access the notification panel by swiping down from the status bar (top of the screen) with one finger as shown below.
Once notification page is open, you can tap speaker icon (Sound, see below). The icon will change to vibration and the phone enters vibration mode as shown below.
In vibration mode, the Galaxy Note 4 ringer and notification tones will not be played. But if you set vibration notification, the phone will vibrate once the notification comes.
In vibration mode, tap the speaker icon again, Galaxy Note 4 will enter silent mode or mute mode (see screenshot below).
In silent mode (mute mode), ringer and notification will be muted and vibration will not be activated as well.
When you tap this icon again, it will enter normal sound mode again. So, this button cycles through sound mode — vibration mode –mute mode.
Method 2: using power button to silence Galaxy Note 4
Update: this method works on Galaxy Note 4 with Android KitKat 4.4. If you have updated your Galaxy Note 4 to Android Lollipop, the sound mode option was removed from power options. You have to use other methods mentioned in this guide.
You can also press and hold the power button (for about 2-3 seconds) to get the power button options on the screen.
In the device options shown on screen, you can choose sound mode, vibrate mode and silent mode (mute mode) as shown below.
Just tap the sound mode you want to enter.
Tap anywhere outside this popup window to close the device options window.
Method 3: using the volume rocker to silence Galaxy Note 4
The third quick way to silence Galaxy Note 4 is to keep pressing the volume down button.
Once the volume level reaches 0, Galaxy Note 4 will enter vibration mode if you press the volume down button more.
To exit vibration mode, tap the volume up button.
When you press volume up or volume down buttons, the screen will display the sound level.
This method will not work if you are watching videos or listening music. Because when the speaker is currently used by media playing apps, the volume button is binding to the volume for the media player.
Method 4: using Settings–Sound — Sound mode to silence Galaxy Note 4
The fourth method to silence Galaxy Note 4 is accessing Settings–Sound — Sound mode as shown below.
After tap sound mode, you are given the 3 options for the 3 sound modes.
How to adjust the volume of Galaxy Note 4 ringtone and notifications?
Sometimes, you may want to adjust the ringer volume, instead of silencing Galaxy Note 4.
You can access the Galaxy Note 4 volume settings through Settings–sound –volume as shown below.
You may noticed that ringtone, notifications, media, ans system all have individual volume level settings.
How to stop Galaxy Note 4 keyboard touch sound, screen touch sound and dialing pad tone?
In Galaxy Note 4, you can silence the keyboard touch sound, screen touch sound and dialing pad tone in one location.
Go to Settings –Sound, scroll down to find these options.
To silence Samsung keyboard, uncheck Sound when tapped under Samsung keyboard category.
Dialing keypad tone, screen touch sounds and screen lock sound are under Feedback category.
How to stop Galaxy Note 4 reading incoming messages and notifications?
Sometimes, you may notice Galaxy Note 4 reading all incoming messages, notifications and callers name.
Now you want to stop such reading. But you forget where to turn them on/off.
In Galaxy Note 4, there are several different settings that can lead to reading messages, reading notifications, reading emails, reading calendar events, and announcing incoming calls.
Here is the check list if you want to disable (or enable) audio output for messages, notifications and calls.
1. Settings–Accessibility –Vision –TalkBack.
If TalkBack is enabled, Galaxy Note 4 will provide spoken feedback to help blind and low-vision users.
It will not only read messages, notifications and announce incoming calls, but also describe what you touch, select and activate.
2. Quick settings– Car mode
Galaxy Note 4 car mode allows you to control Galaxy Note 4 using voice commands, instead of hands.
Or course, all incoming messages and notifications will be read. The incoming calls will be announced.
To access card mode, you can swipe down from the status bar with 2 fingers as shown below.
In quick settings panel, you can tap car mode to activate it (green). Tap it again to deactivate the car mode as shown below.
3. Settings–Language and input–Read notifications aloud
Another setting that also triggers reading the messages and notifications is under Settings–Language and input–Read notifications aloud.
You can actually fine tune this feature to let Galaxy Note 4 read calls, messages and emails from certain contacts (priority contacts).
It can also announce the calendar event info and alarm info if enabled.
Of course, if you want to silence Galaxy Note 4, you can uncheck them so that Galaxy Note 4 will not read such messages and notifications.
Can you silence Galaxy Note 4 now?
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More how-to guides , tips and tricks for using Samsung Galaxy Note 4 are available at Galaxy Note 4 how-to guides page.