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    So, Blocking Mode seems to be missing like on the S3 however the shortcut workarounds that worked on the S3 don't seem to work here. Any ideas or good alternative apps out there?

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    theres apps you can download. i looked into it when i first found out they removed the feature. if you search the play store for "do not disturb" you should find some. just seems ridiculous that we have to. but thats verizon for you...
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    LOL why did Verizon remove this?
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    what is blocking mode?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Love Divine View Post
    LOL why did Verizon remove this?
    cause they suck? idk, it seems they messed with the wifi toggle, and the air gesture toggle too. i wish i could understand how any of that made sense to do. how does it benefit them in any way to do that.
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    What a crock!

    I just compared my Notification Panel with a friend on Sprint.

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    Some days I hate Verizon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zooks64 View Post
    What a crock!

    I just compared my Notification Panel with a friend on Sprint.

    His:

    https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-S...-no/2013-05-24

    Mine:

    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-1...4+18.53.00.png

    Some days I hate Verizon.
    This is a pain but I'm hoping verizon will have stuff fixed in an update. That would be great. They seemed to listen when we were complaining about the 30 March release date & they bumped it up so fingers crossed lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by MBM7881 View Post
    This is a pain but I'm hoping verizon will have stuff fixed in an update. That would be great. They seemed to listen when we were complaining about the 30 March release date & they bumped it up so fingers crossed lol

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    I wouldn't hold your breath on getting some of these toggles. They have been missing for some time - simply a way for Verizon to bend you over and push more of their crap to you. I have the blocking mode on my S3 with a simple app, but it appears it won't work with the S4. I imagine it will be a matter of time before it's doable.

    I wonder what the toggles look like with an AT&T device.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by ibcop View Post
    I wouldn't hold your breath on getting some of these toggles. They have been missing for some time - simply a way for Verizon to bend you over and push more of their crap to you. I have the blocking mode on my S3 with a simple app, but it appears it won't work with the S4. I imagine it will be a matter of time before it's doable.

    I wonder what the toggles look like with an AT&T device.......
    To be honest the wifi toggle doesn't bother me so much but that issue with my texts notification going silent now and then needs to be fixed

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibcop View Post
    I wouldn't hold your breath on getting some of these toggles. They have been missing for some time - simply a way for Verizon to bend you over and push more of their crap to you. I have the blocking mode on my S3 with a simple app, but it appears it won't work with the S4. I imagine it will be a matter of time before it's doable.

    I wonder what the toggles look like with an AT&T device.......
    The toggles are all there and look just fine on the AT&T model.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MBM7881 View Post
    This is a pain but I'm hoping verizon will have stuff fixed in an update. That would be great. They seemed to listen when we were complaining about the 30 March release date & they bumped it up so fingers crossed lol

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    well i hope youre all writing to verizon about it, other wise nothing will ever change. but they removed the same things from the s3, so im really not all that hopeful
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    Seems obvious that, with the WiFi Auto Connect in the Verizon version, the plan is to reduce network usage by forcing you to use Wifi more frequently. From a business perspective, I get it and don't disagree. As a consumer, it's better for all of us as it reduces the amount of wasted traffic, thus improving performance. As it relates to alternative blocking apps, Silent Time is great. https://play.google.com/store/search...nt+time&c=apps . Good Luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by felloffthetruck View Post
    The toggles are all there and look just fine on the AT&T model.
    Yes, they do! They have the same toggles as the Sprint screen shot. I saw a thread earlier today where someone posted about the Verizon 32gb version - supposedly the OP got info from someone within Verizon. Claimed the 32gb version was coming in a couple of weeks - just in time for the 16gb 14 day window to slam shut. Now the damn thread is gone so not able to see any more information about it. Weird that it's gone though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ibcop View Post
    Yes, they do! They have the same toggles as the Sprint screen shot. I saw a thread earlier today where someone posted about the Verizon 32gb version - supposedly the OP got info from someone within Verizon. Claimed the 32gb version was coming in a couple of weeks - just in time for the 16gb 14 day window to slam shut. Now the damn thread is gone so not able to see any more information about it. Weird that it's gone though.
    I don't care about the damn window slamming shut cause no way am I buying those dumb *** 16gb phones of anykind. as far as I am concerned the carriers can take those and shove them where the sun don't shine with my compliments. I even said that on a thread over at VZW and they edited it out and said we need to be kind to others or something like that. It would just make my happy to know they are going to sell them and I can quit looking for an S3 32gb to buy. Yes, it is a little weird that the thread has disappeared. Maybe someone was trying to mislead and then had second thoughts? Just speculation!
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    Quote Originally Posted by japetty View Post
    I don't care about the damn window slamming shut cause no way am I buying those dumb *** 16gb phones of anykind. as far as I am concerned the carriers can take those and shove them where the sun don't shine with my compliments. I even said that on a thread over at VZW and they edited it out and said we need to be kind to others or something like that. It would just make my happy to know they are going to sell them and I can quit looking for an S3 32gb to buy. Yes, it is a little weird that the thread has disappeared. Maybe someone was trying to mislead and then had second thoughts? Just speculation!
    I don't think I'd go from my 32gb S3 to a 16GB S4 although the phone w h o r e in me wants a new device something awful. But I am going to wait a few more weeks and see what transpires.
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    According to Slashgear, Blocking mode is still available but not in the toggle area. They say that it was pushed to My Device in settings. Granted I don't have the phone yet. Can anyone confirm this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndroidJay View Post
    According to Slashgear, Blocking mode is still available but not in the toggle area. They say that it was pushed to My Device in settings. Granted I don't have the phone yet. Can anyone confirm this?
    Not that I see. It isn't in the settings anywhere as far as I can tell.
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    This is BULL****. My Galaxy S4 has no option for blocking mode, yet has it inexplicably turned on. Every night at 10 pm my phone goes silent and I HAVE NO WAY TO DISABLE THIS FEATURE because Verizon (in their infinite wisdom) saw fit to remove it from the phone. I can turn the volume back on, but I can't stop it from turning itself off at 10. What's a person to do if they WANT people to call them after 10? Another reason I HATE Verizon with a passion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by supersam64 View Post
    This is BULL****. My Galaxy S4 has no option for blocking mode, yet has it inexplicably turned on. Every night at 10 pm my phone goes silent and I HAVE NO WAY TO DISABLE THIS FEATURE because Verizon (in their infinite wisdom) saw fit to remove it from the phone. I can turn the volume back on, but I can't stop it from turning itself off at 10. What's a person to do if they WANT people to call them after 10? Another reason I HATE Verizon with a passion.
    Try dragging the notification bar down with two fingers. Do you see it then? Not saying you haven't already tried that but if you haven't then it might be worth a try. I can't believe they would activate blocking mode on your phone then disable your ability to turn it off. That's just crazy. Hope you figure it out. I'll ook around and see if I find anything out about this problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ibcop View Post
    I don't think I'd go from my 32gb S3 to a 16GB S4 although the phone w h o r e in me wants a new device something awful. But I am going to wait a few more weeks and see what transpires.
    The only way I would buy the S4 16gb would be if it allowed to move apps to sd and there was a rumor about that as well. I have been shopping around for a S3 32gb in blue stock but those are hard to find. I may have to get one with a ROM on it. I do find those and I was planning on doing that anyway with a CM 10.1 which I have on my tablet and I like it. The last S3 32gb stock was white and I thought was a little pricey but as rare as I have started finding them I may have to go that route. I figure with 2 of these I can go for a time until something comes along that will fit my wishes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by japetty View Post
    The only way I would buy the S4 16gb would be if it allowed to move apps to sd and there was a rumor about that as well. I have been shopping around for a S3 32gb in blue stock but those are hard to find. I may have to get one with a ROM on it. I do find those and I was planning on doing that anyway with a CM 10.1 which I have on my tablet and I like it. The last S3 32gb stock was white and I thought was a little pricey but as rare as I have started finding them I may have to go that route. I figure with 2 of these I can go for a time until something comes along that will fit my wishes.
    Samsung has released an updated that allows apps to the SD Card, but the fine folks in Germany (man, I love that place) are getting it first. I suspect it will be quite a while before we see it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by felloffthetruck View Post
    The toggles are all there and look just fine on the AT&T model.
    With a simple program and knowledge at xda I got them all back except blocking

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibcop View Post
    Samsung has released an updated that allows apps to the SD Card, but the fine folks in Germany (man, I love that place) are getting it first. I suspect it will be quite a while before we see it.
    Someone over at the VZW forum was saying this app is not what it seems that it should be. It only lets you move the .apk of an app not the whole app and its data. So if that is the case the app is not of much use to anyone. I guess time will tell what it will let us move.
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    Quote Originally Posted by major payne View Post
    With a simple program and knowledge at xda I got them all back except blocking

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    On the vzw model? Info please
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    On the vzw model? Info please
    Yes on the Verizon model

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