Adjust Volume and Switch to Silent Mode the Samsung Galaxy S4

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How to Adjust the Volume of your Samsung Galaxy S4

It's easy to adjust the volume on your GS4, or switch to silent mode.

Whether you want to crank up some good tunes or silence a yelling parent, pretty much every volume setting on the Galaxy S4 can be handled by your device's volume button. This makes it a one stop shop for applying changes to ringtones, music, and videos. Here's a quick guide to help you turn your volume up and down, as well as switch your mobile to silent.

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    Locate the volume button on your phone, shown below.
    Note that the upper part is Volume Up, and the lower part is Volume Down.
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    Press the volume up button once to adjust volume one level higher.
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    Repeat to suit your hearing needs.
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    Press the volume down button once to adjust volume one level lower.
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    Repeat to suit your hearing needs.
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How to Switch the Samsung Galaxy S4 to Silent Mode

Sometimes you just want a little peace and quiet.

If you need to turn your phone to silent mode, use any of the methods below. You can opt to put your phone in silent mode with or without vibration.

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    Press and hold the "Power" button until you see device options.
    Tap on "Mute" or "Vibrate".
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    Press and hold the volume down button.
    Your phone will switch to Silent mode.
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    Open the notification panel by sliding the panel down from the top of the screen.
    You will see the notification panel icons at the top; tap on the "Sound" button and it will switch to silent with vibration, then tap again to turn vibration off.
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How to Fix an S4 that Won't Ring or Make Sound

Instructions for how to turn the Galaxy S4 Silent Mode on and off

If you have Silent mode turned on, all of the Galaxy S4's volume settings will be silenced. Follow these steps to turn Silent mode on or off:

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    Press and hold on the On/Off button.
    It is located on the top right side of the S4.
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    Go to the "Device Options" menu, by pressing and holding the power button until it appears.
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    To turn Silent Mode off, press "Sound".
    The Sound icon is on the bottom right of the Device Options menu.
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    To turn Silent Mode on, press "Mute".
    The Mute icon is on the bottom left of the Device Options menu.
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Tips and Suggestions on Volume for the Galaxy S4

Be careful with your volume settings so you don't hurt yourself.

  • Loud noise may cause damage to your ears. Keep your volume at safe levels.
  • When you use headphones or a headset, the volume will automatically adjust to a lower level to prevent hearing damage. You can then readjust the volume.

Questions and Answers on S4 Volume Controls

Samsung S4 Active, problem with the sound. I have a very very annoying problem with my S4 active, sometimes it switches itself to silent, and what this means is I can hear the person I am calling and they can't hear me?

What I usually do is take the back cover off, take the battery out and tap the thing on my leg, then put it back together. Please tell me what I am doing to cause this......please, I am about to turn the phone into a Frisbee

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You most likely have a problem with the physical connection of your microphone. This would explain why you can still hear them and they do not always not hear you. The action of tapping the phone on your leg may possibly cause a disconnected wire to come into proper alignment, resulting in the connection reestablishing itself.

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The best thing that you can do now is to bring your phone to a service center. Do not try to open it and fix the problem yourself. Your phone may still covered by the warranty, so ready the things that you will need for your claim and have Samsung fix it. It is only a minor repair, so you can wait for the repair to finish before taking it back home.

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I have a problem, I can't hear when some one is speaking, the ear volume is very low?

I have a problem, I can't hear when some one is speaking, the ear volume is very low

1: This is likely due to what I consider a design flaw in all Samsung phones, being that the volume is opposite the power button. It is easy to accidentally press the button to turn volume down without realizing it. The temporary solution is to turn up the volume while the call is going. If that fails, just return the phone for repair. If it works, a more permanent solution is to install "volume locker" from the play store.

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2: You might have accidentally set the volume of the incoming calls on your phone to a very low volume. To increase the incoming call volume on your phone, just press the volume up button on your phone during a call. You may also increase it by going to Settings > Sound > Volume.

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How do I fix my volume on my Galaxy S4?

The volume on the Galaxy S4 just became low and I tried to adjusting it, powered it off and on again and it won't go back to normal.

You can adjust your volume by using the hard buttons on the side will help you to adjust your volume successfully.

Also you can navigate to Settings>>>>Sound>>>>and adjust the sound levels on your device.

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How to fix the ring sound on my Galaxy 4 Active?

The ring sound on my Galaxy 4 Active does not work, I have tried several ways but still the same.

You can do the following to fix the issue:

  • Go to "Settings".
  • Tap "Sounds".
  • Go to "Sound function".
  • Follow the onscreen instructions.
  • Choose "Adapt sound".
  • The ringer should be now fixed

OR

  • Go to "Settings".
  • Tap "My device".
  • Tap "Blocking mode".
  • Change settings

If this still happens, reset your phone by doing the following:

  • On your dial pad, dial: *2767*3855#

NOTE: This will delete all apps and data

How do I mute the phone while on conference call?

I would like to mute my phone during a conference phone

When on a conference call you will still have the option to mute yourself. Simply take the phone away from your face in order to be able to view the screen, and then press on the mute button on this screen. You will still be able to hear others.

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When I take my Samsung S4 off silent, my notifications stay silent?

I put my phone on silent and then I put it back on loud, the notifications still stay silent. I was wondering how I change this so I don't have to go into settings every time.

Follow these steps in order for you to get your notification sounds back.

1. Go to "Settings".

2. Under the "My Device" tab, go to "Sounds".

3. While in sounds select the "Volume" option.

4. Slide the "Notifications" bar up to increase the volume of your device's notifications.

When I open the Notification panel, I do not see any Sound button? What does it look like? Is there any other way of switching sound or vibration off aside from the Notification panel?

The sound button is the third icon on your notification panel. It is represented by a speaker icon. When you see a speaker icon with two sound signals, it means that the phone has its sound enabled. A speaker icon with a diagonal line on it and vibration icons on its side means that your phone is set to vibrate mode. A grey speaker with the word "Mute" below it indicates that the phone is switched to silent mode. Simply tap on the speaker icon to switch between these three modes.

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You can also change your sound options by pressing the Volume down button until your phone vibrates. When you do this, your phone will switch to vibrate mode. If you want to switch it to sound mode, simply press the Volume up button. You can also go to settings to change your sound preference. To do that, go to Home > Apps > Settings > My Device > Sound. From there you can change volume, vibration, music,sound effects, and other sound options.

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Where is the "Device options" menu? I cannot find it

The device options menu is the menu that will show once you press the Menu key (lower-left soft key) when you are on your Home screen. It will show available options for your devices, including the Settings menu, where you can change settings on your Galaxy device.

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The problem is that my Galaxy S4 automatically goes into Silent (mute) mode?

Several times a day my S4 will be in Mute mode and I have to turn the sound on. This makes the phone useless for receiving calls.

What is causing this and how do I fix this?

Thanks,

Carl

You can do the following to fix this issue on your phone.

  • Make sure your Samsung Galaxy S4 is not in Silent mode.
  • If your phone is not in Silent mode and this problem persists, you may need to factory data reset your phone. You can factory data reset your phone by doing the following.
  • Go to your apps list.
  • Open "Settings."
  • Tap on "Accounts."
  • Tap on "Back up and reset."
  • Tap on "Factory data reset."
  • Tap on "Reset device."
  • Tap on "Erase everything."
  • If the problem continues on after the factory data reset, you device may need repair. Please contact your phone dealer or bring it to Samsung repair center.

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How do you silence the Samsung Galaxy S4 when someone is on a call?

My niece talks to me and her phone is constantly ringing and it is annoying her like crazy. She does not know how to silence the call when she is on the phone. Help please.

It is very easy to set the caller ring tone on silent mode using the Samsung Galaxy S4 especially when you are in public or when everybody else is supposed to be resting or sleeping. Here are the necessary steps:

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  • First, you have to go to "Settings".
  • Go straight to the "My Device" tab.
  • Scroll down and look for the "Motions and Gestures" option tab and tap on it.

4. Ensure that the "Motion" tab mode is "On" and then tap on it.

5.Hit enable "Mute/Pause" option.

6.Whenever there are incoming calls and you want to turn it off or enable mute, all you need to do is turn over your phone.

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My ring tone volume turns itself down after I installed updates. Can I restore it to original. the updates made my phone useless. Thanks in advance?

How can I restore my Samsung Galaxy S4 to original after installing updates. Updates made my phone useless.

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Auto brightness and sound change when battery flat?

I am having trouble with my phone Samsung S4. if my battery goes on 30% my screen brightness change and my sounds also change to silent, so if my battery goes a bit low I cannot hear my phone ring and this have caused a lot of problems. please can some one help

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How can I change the volume key function change back to ringtone?

The volume key is assigned to media. It was ringtone. How do I get it back to ringtone?

When you have media playing -- a video, music, etc. -- your Galaxy S4 will change your volume buttons to adjust media volume. To change it back to your ringtone, simply pause the song or video and the volume buttons will automatically switch back to adjusting your ringtone.

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I have a Samsung Galaxy Centura?

My sound is up all the way but when I get a text or calls I cannot hear it ring

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How do I set the ring volume for incoming text messages?

I set the ringtone for incoming text messages, but found no place to adjust the volume of the ring. All it does is vibrate, no audible ring. Voice rings work fine.

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I use my headphones to have a chat?

When I am on a long call I use my headphones to chat. This worked until a few days ago when it stopped working. I bought new headphones and they didn't work. so I have eliminated that possibility. Can I try anything else?

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Note3 test sounds even on 'mute' setting?

On my Note3 I recently had 2 situations where I really didn't want my phone to make any sound so I pressed the volume button on the left side to 'silent' but soon afterwards a text message notification came in on full volume! Does this side button not mute all sound when it shows it to be silent? Many thanks.

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Volume level default is null. When in meetings, I swipe down and press the Sound button until it is on Mute. That's fine. However, I now realize that when returning to the same place to turn sound on, it comes on at the lowest level, which is basically the same as off. I'd like the phone to come back to the previous settings, as I have missed many calls and texts using this feature, since I only now understand what has been going on. Suggestions?

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