Where Is Silent Mode On Samsung Galaxy S6 With Android Lollipop

Posted by David Covington on March 19, 2015

For those looking to use Silent mode on a Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge on Android Lollipop, the bad news is that this feature no longer is available. Instead of Silent mode, Android 5.0 Lollipop has a different feature that will help you manage different types of events called “Priority Mode.”

Even though “Priority Mode” is a little harder to understand how to use compared to “Silent Mode” on Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, once you have learned it because very useful. The reason for this is because Priority Mode allow for more flexibility when selecting the apps and people that you do or don’t want to hear from. The following is guide on how to learn how to use Priority Mode instead of Silent Mode on Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.



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Setting up Priority Mode

It’s very simple to activate Priority Mode on both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. This can be done by tapping the volume button on the device, then select Priority from the pop-up dialog that appears. You will see different options below the Priority Mode, these can be adjusted for different periods of time. Using the plus and minus buttons to change how long Priority Mode lasts on the Galaxy S6.

When the Galaxy smartphone is about to go into Priority Mode, a star icon will appear with a notification bar, and only those apps or contacts who have been granted VIP status can make your phone buzz or ring. While other calls, messages and updates will still be received, but won’t make any noise on the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.


Changing Priority Mode options

With Priority Mode on Android Lollipop, there are many different ways to customize this feature. By selecting the cog icon that appears when you activate Priority Mode to access its settings to change different options in Priority Mode. All different things like, events and reminders, calls and messages can be changed with toggle switches. Also, you can select different people that you want to be able to message and call you by using Priority Mode wall of silence.

Another great option of Priority Mode on Galaxy S6 is that ability to select periods of time that you want Priority Mode turn on and off automatically. Select Days, Start time and End time to set these options. This saves you having to switch Priority Mode on and off manually.


Controlling your apps

You can also control individual apps within Priority Mode in Android Lollipop. First go to the Sound and notification screen and go to App notifications. Then select any apps toggle and switch it to Priority. The main benefits of Priority Mode on Galaxy S6 is that it’ll block anything you don’t want, unless it’s urgent.





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