App to put iPhone in Silent

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by kenvelo, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. kenvelo macrumors newbie

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    Hello...i want a program which put iPhone in silent mode.
    I know, is a button for that but i want an app.THX.
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    A app for this seems utterly useless.
    You're asking for an app to be made? Where's the market for such a inane app? To me the button is far more useful than unlocking the screen and putting the phone on silent using an app that takes memory and processor resources, even if only temporary.

    Next.
     
  3. kenvelo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i want an app because my friend's phone has a broken button.
     
  4. bytethese macrumors 68030

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    Can they take it to Apple to get it repaired?
     
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Yeah GLWT really. I mean, in theory it's funny. Broken iPhone? There's an app for that. Good marketing but still highly unlikely. Apple probably won't allow any app into their store that competes with their silent switch. :p
     
  6. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    Aaahh... But things aren't always what they seem. :p

    I'd use one as well but it'd have to be for jailbroken phones, I'm sure to get it to carry over outside of the app.

    The reason being is that the little switch can and often does get switched unintentionally in my pocket when taking it out and putting it in. This has caused my ringer to go off at inconvenient times. :D If there was a software way to do it AS WELL it'd be very nice for when you have to be extra certain your phone is on silent.
     
  7. kenvelo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    you're right...the button can switch unintentionally in pocket.

    I wait, maybe somebody know an app.
     
  8. tnisatard macrumors 6502

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    how did it break anyways? ive heard stores about it and im worried since my phone is out of warranty :confused:
     
  9. iSpaghettiCat macrumors regular

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    Can't you turn the sound off through Settings?

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  10. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    It's impossible to do this through the official SDK (so no App Store app can do this). It may be possible on jailbroken phones uses private API calls...
     
  11. elfxmilhouse macrumors 6502a

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    there is jailbreak application that does this.
    a broken silent switch is a perfect example of why someone needs an app for this.
     
  12. kenvelo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well,today i discover an app which do that...i think i must tell you...it's called "sbsilent toggle"...It runs with sbsettings and you must have a jailbroken phone.
     
  13. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    Haha, yea. I meant to post a couple days ago when I found it. It's a pretty good option. I've already started using it, even though I have a switch I like having that safety for when I'm in a movie or something...
     
  14. Blinkwing macrumors member

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    What's the name of the app? Your post seems pretty useless if you don't give information :(
     
  15. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    There.
     
  16. Mwahoski macrumors newbie

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    There would be a huge market for this app, not only for time settings, but for GPS settings as well. Android has a location based silent toggle app. Having it turn your phone to silent when you get to work automatically, and back to normal when leaving.
     
  17. timsutcliffe macrumors 6502

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    Can they not just turn the volume right down so it makes no sound?
     
  18. alfred1986 macrumors member

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    Auto Silent is your fix. You simply input the time frame you would like your iPhone to be in silent mode and let it do it’s work. This is actually a convenient app for those who always forget to flip that little switch on the side of your iPhone.
     
  19. adibear, May 13, 2012
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    Um Jessica, that was sort of rude. There are a lot of people who need that kind of app--myself included, that's why I'm here.

    Up until 2 days ago my mute switch was working fine--now it doesn't work. The switch is still intact and there's no damage to it or anything, but it just doesn't activate the silent mode any longer (I wish I knew a fancier way of saying that, but I'm not a techie).

    You need a jailbroken phone for this, so I searched in Cydia and found SilentMode Switcher. You have to pay for this one-$1, but I think it's well worth the price of repairing the button that will most likely be over $1. Plus, no worries about the switch being toggled on in your pockets if it still works for you.

    This app is a GENIUS idea, and I can only wonder how the designers at Apple didn't foresee this kind of issue--if there's an external switch, it's almost a fundamental rule of nature that it can/will be broken. There should ALWAYS be 2 ways to do something. Apple should have included an internal way of silencing the phone because as of right now there ISN'T (at least not on my 3GS). You can turn the text messages, emails, Facebook or whatever to no alert, but you'd have to change those settings individually, and do it each time you wanted your phone to be on silent. Plus, there's still no way to completely shut off the ringer, you can just lower it till it's very very faint. Not good if you're a student like me taking an exam or in a job interview! That's the advantage to an internal silent mode.
     
  20. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    LOL you quoted a 2.5 year old post for that?

    Next.
     
  21. matrix808 macrumors regular

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    lol at least they did a search first
     
  22. DroidRules macrumors 65816

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    iPhone 4s $499
    Monthy service $70
    Quoting a 2 year old thread to tell someone they are mean, priceless.
     

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