How to put Galaxy S20 on Silent Mode

When silent mode is enabled, you won’t hear any audio output from your phone as sound features are muted. Putting your phone in this mode is what you need, especially if you’re in a place with some sort of noise restriction. Thankfully, modern smartphones already have controls to make necessary adjustments to audio or sound outputs. In this guide, I will walk you through modifying the default audio settings on your Galaxy S20 handset. Read on to find out how to put a Galaxy S20 on silent mode.

Smartphones generally have three main sound modes for you to choose from and that would include sound, vibrate, and mute. Sound or ring mode is typically used as default and thus, you can hear sound outputs for ringtones and notifications on your device. The new Samsung Galaxy S20 smartphone also integrates the same sound features.

The silent mode feature comes in handy when you’re in a noise restricted area. Enabling this feature will not hinder you from receiving important calls and messages. And here’s how to activate this mode on the new S20 handset.

Different ways to put Galaxy S20 on Silent Mode

Time Needed : 3 minutes

There are various methods of activating silent mode on your Galaxy S20. You can use the sound controls from the notification panel, settings menu or volume controls. A step-by-step guide on how to carry out each of these methods are portrayed below. If you find it hard to grasp the contextual instructions, then you can just refer to the visual representation or screenshots describing each step. To enable silent mode via notification panel, simply follow these steps:

  1. Slide your finger downwards starting from the top of the Home screen.

    This gesture will open the Notification panel. In this panel are shortcut controls for the phone's key features.

    put galaxy s20 on silent mode - open notification panel

  2. From the Notification panel, tap on the Sound icon next to Wi-Fi.

    Doing so will set your phone to vibrate only.

    put galaxy s20 on silent mode - notification panel sound iconl

  3. Then, tap the Vibrate icon.

    Doing so will switch your phone from vibrate only to mute or silent mode.
    The next steps portray an alternative method to set your Galaxy S20 to silent mode. Just scroll down to continue.

    put galaxy s20 on silent mode - notification panel vibrate icon

  4. From the Home screen, swipe to and tap on Settings.

    This will pull up a new screen with sub-menu items.

    mute galaxy s20 - open settings

  5. Then select Sounds and vibration.

    A new screen where you can access and manage sound/audio settings on your phone will then show up.

    put galaxy s20 on silent mode - settings menu items

  6. Go to the Sound mode section then tap the Mute button to enable the feature.

    This icon is represented by a negated (slashed) volume icon. A Temporary mute option is also available in case you'd like to set a specific period of time to keep your phone muted. All you have to do is toggle the switch next to it to activate.

    put galaxy s20 on silent mode - settings mute icon

  • Android 10, One UI 2.0
  • Galaxy S20

The fastest way of putting your phone in silent mode is through the Volume controls. Pressing the Volume Down keys on the side of the phone several times will reduce the Volume level. When it reaches the lowest level, all sounds from your phone are silenced.

And that’s how you enable silent mode on your Samsung Galaxy S20. Please keep posted for more comprehensive guides, tips, and tricks on how to make the most of your Samsung Galaxy S20 and other new Galaxy devices. 

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