Sometimes, unexpected sound or vibration from your Galaxy S6 may be annoying or embarrassing, e.g., when in an important meeting. This guide will show you how to silence Samsung Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge.
This guide works for both Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, although in the text, we often just use Galaxy S6.
1. What are the 3 sound modes in Samsung Galaxy S6?
Some Galaxy S6 owners may like it; some may hate it.
The 3 sound modes are:
- Sound mode. This is the default. All sounds will be played. All vibrate will be allowed.
- Vibrate mode. System sound is turned off. Vibrate is allowed.
- Mute mode (aka silent mode). Sound and vibrate are all turned off except for alarms. But some settings or apps do not follow this setting.
There are two ways to change the sound modes in Samsung Galaxy S6: from Settings or from Galaxy S6 Notification panel (quick settings).
Method 1: from Settings app.
In Settings—Sound and notifications, tap Sound mode as shown below.
Then you can choose from the three galaxy S6 sound modes: sound, vibrate or mute as shown below.
Method 2: from notification panel (quick settings)
Another way to access and change Galaxy S6 sound mode is from Quick settings in the notification panel.
Swipe down from the top of the screen (status bar) to get notification panel. In the quick setting part, you can tap the icon as shown below to cycle through the 3 modes: Mute–>Sound–>Vibrate–>Mute.
2. How to silence annoying tapping sound and vibrate on Samsung Galaxy S6?
By default, when you tap the screen, there is a tapping sound. Haptic feedback (vibrate) is also turned on by default in Samsung Galaxy S6.
You can silence these annoying tapping sound and haptic feedback without going into mute mode or vibrate mode.
In Settings—Sound and notifications, tap Ringtones and sounds. In the Ringtones and sounds page as shown below, you can drag the switch to left to silence the following sounds in Galaxy S6 individually:
- Touch sounds;
- Dialing keypad tone;
- Screen lock sounds;
- Keyboard sound.
Similarly, to turn off or silence the vibrate on Galaxy S6, you can go to Settings—Sound and notifications —Vibrations.
In the Vibrations page as shown below, you can silence the following vibrates individually:
- Vibrate when ringing;
- Vibrate feedback;
- Keyboard vibration.
3. How to silence ringer on Samsung Galaxy S6?
There are a few ways to silence Samsung Galaxy S6 ringer.
Method 1: Enter vibrate mode or mute mode to silence Samsung Galaxy S6, including ringer.
Method 2: Put your palm over the screen or turn the phone over to mute ringer on Samsung Galaxy S6.
If you want to quickly stop/silence the ringer, you can use your palm to cover the S6 screen, or turn Galaxy S6 over (i.e., make screen face downwards).
You need turn on this feature in Settings—Motions and gestures a shown below.
Method 3: Use Do Not Disturb to selectively silence Samsung Galaxy S6, including ringer.
Samsung introduced do not disturb in Galaxy S6 and S6 edge. This is similar to the old blocking mode, and the Downtime in Android Lollipop.
You can turn on Do not disturb in Settings—Sound and notifications — Do not disturb as shown below.
Actually, there are lot of customizations for Do Not Disturb feature. You can configure it to silence Samsung Galaxy S6, including the ringer.
4. How to silence notifications on Samsung Galaxy S6?
You can turn on mute mode to silence Samsung Galaxy S6, including notifications.
But if you want to only silence notifications on Samsung Galaxy S6, not the ringer or alarms, you can simply set the default notification tones as silent as shown below.
In Settings—Sound and notifications—Ringtones and sounds, tap Default notification sound as shown below.
Then choose Silent as shown below as the default notification sound.
In this way, you will silence notifications, but not block notifications.
Some apps and some contacts can have customized notification tones, so you can use this method to allow some notification tones to pass through. Please refer to this guide (coming soon) on how to customize Samsung Galaxy S6 notification tones.
If you want to block notifications from certain apps, not just silence the notification tone, you can set it in App notifications.
In Settings—Sounds and notifications, tap App notifications as shown below.
Then tap the app, for example, Chrome for Android.
For each app, in Samsung Galaxy S6, there are three notification options:
- Block notifications. This essentially blocks all notifications from this app, not just silence it. It is useful if some apps try to spam you.
- Set as priority. As Samsung Galaxy S6 does not have Priority mode for Android Lollipop, this option is only used for Do Not Disturb. If you set the app notification as priority, notifications may pass through when Do Not Disturb is activated.
- No special settings. If neither of the above two is activated, this app will follow the system settings.
5. How to silence Samsung Galaxy S6 keyboard?
If you need silence Samsung Galaxy S6 keyboard, you can go to Settings—Language and input, tap Samsung keyboard.
In Samsung keyboard page, under key-tap feedback, as shown above, you can turn on/off sound and vibration individually.
6. Where is priority mode in Samsung Galaxy S6?
One of the new features of Android Lollipop is the new notification and interruption systems. And you may heard about the Priority mode in Android Lollipop.
Unfortunately, Samsung Galaxy S6 does not implement the new notification system (see this post on this Samsung Galaxy S6 defect).
So, there is no Priority mode in Samsung Galaxy S6. Part of the Priority mode settings can be found in Do not disturb feature in Galaxy S6.
Can you silence Samsung Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge now?
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For other features of Galaxy S6, please check Galaxy S6 online manual page.
For detailed guides on how to use Samsung Galaxy S6, please check Galaxy S6 how-to guides page.