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Silent mode - how to activate / deactivate?

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Silent mode - how to activate / deactivate?

This seems like an obvious question, but under 'silent mode' in the settings I cannot see anything that simply says 'on' or 'off' - there are complicated settings for 'exceptions', & for setting times for silent mode to come on; but I just want a quick & simple way of switching it off and on!

 

It seems to be on in any case, as I have the ringer volume set quite high but the phone does not ring - it doesn't even vibrate which is reaslly annoying as I am missing calls.

 

Can anyone explain how to switch silent mode on & off please, and explain why the phone is not ringing even if the volume is turned up high? Normally when you do this it should overrride silent mode  even if it is switched on.

Thank you!

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Commissioner
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Re: Silent mode - how to activate / deactivate?

Not, if u simply UPDATE

But, in this case with a major upgrade system, it's fully adviced to do a CLEAN UPDATE so everything should be fine at following Winking Face

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Commissioner
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Re: Silent mode - how to activate / deactivate?

Are u on 6.0 ?
Talent
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Re: Silent mode - how to activate / deactivate?

No; 5.1.1. Should I upgrade to 6? I haven't had any messages telling me to...

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Re: Silent mode - how to activate / deactivate?

On 6, with this Sony u can switch simply ON-OFF for silent mode Slightly smiling Face
Talent
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Re: Silent mode - how to activate / deactivate?

OK, thanks; I will try to upgrade in that case. There is nothing as simple as that in my phone! 

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Re: Silent mode - how to activate / deactivate?

Sorry @Robertods88 - how do I upgrade the android version if I have not received any message asking me to do so? Do I need to connect it to my computer? I thought it would simply install the update automatically when I'm connected to WiFi?

Thanks

Commissioner
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Re: Silent mode - how to activate / deactivate?

No more simple than this

Connect your Z5 to your PC

Then open PC Companion or Xperia Companion and see what happens, ok ?

I advice you to perform a full reset !

In this case you can skip your update, if is it proposed to you, and go through Software Repair and in that case, it will repair and update your Z5 and u can start with a full Z5 Slightly smiling Face
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Re: Silent mode - how to activate / deactivate?

@AliWonder Silent mode is different in 5.1.1 but this has been answered before so many times:

https://talk.sonymobile.com/t5/Xperia-Z3/Silent-mode-on-5-1-1/td-p/1016130/page/2



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Talent
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Re: Silent mode - how to activate / deactivate?

Thanks @Alexdon - I found the answer eventually - Sony don't like to make things very easy or obvious sometimes! :-)

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Re: Silent mode - how to activate / deactivate?

Actually it's google who changed this. You can't have silent (no sound) but still have all notifications come through.



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