S23 Ultra randomly switches to ring from vibrating on its own.

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My S23 Ultra keeps randomly switching to ring from vibrating on its own. How do I find out what is causing this to happen? The change happens sometimes when I haven't even used it for hours.
 
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Hi you can try safe mode for bit see if it still happens, if it does something 3rd party causing this , also Nice catch from Samsung Good lock module see if it picks up anything
 

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Just a few questions to get a better idea of what might be happening.

How do you set it vibrate? Holding the vol down button until it goes silent, opening the vol menu and using the slider, through an app, on a schedule somehow?

You say, after hours of nonuse, are you seeing this and intending for it to be in this state all day, while you're at work, or are you setting it and forgetting it?

Are you connecting to other devices while I'm this state? Smart watch, ear buds, car stereo, etc...

Are you running any apps that require notification? Something like a medical app that doesn't like not being able to notify you or anything that might warn you when the vol is off?

Are using DND?

While you didn't mention using the actual DND app it sounds a little like DND is being enabled and the timer is expiring and returning the device to it's former audible state. In the DND settings there's a setting for how long DND should be active. By default I think it's an hour.

Samsung also has a theater mode where it can silence the device for 2 hours and automatically return to audible as so one couldn't forget to turn their vol on after leaving an event. You can find this by going to your settings menu and typing, theater, in the search bar. It's under routines. You should also be able to change the duration of this setting. It usually warns you when it uses this routine but if you're silencing you device by holding the vol down button in a pocket or pursue without looking at the device this could be missed since users gets a tactile feedback when the phone vibrates and might not look at the device when setting.

Some apps with permission to change phone settings might change this setting of they've been silenced for extended periods of they require being able to notify the user. I'm my experience these are often medical type apps but could be other types as well. Going through the settings of these apps might review l reveal a way to extend the default time or disable this return to an audible state.

Lastly, is it possible that you're hitting the vol up button? Placing the phone in silent mode and hitting the vol up can being it out of silent mode. With some devices any touch can do this with others a prolonged touch will do this, so could your vol button be getting pressed?

Let us know what you find and we'll offer more advice.
 
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Just a few questions to get a better idea of what might be happening.

How do you set it vibrate? Holding the vol down button until it goes silent, opening the vol menu and using the slider, through an app, on a schedule somehow?

You say, after hours of nonuse, are you seeing this and intending for it to be in this state all day, while you're at work, or are you setting it and forgetting it?

Are you connecting to other devices while I'm this state? Smart watch, ear buds, car stereo, etc...

Are you running any apps that require notification? Something like a medical app that doesn't like not being able to notify you or anything that might warn you when the vol is off?

Are using DND?

While you didn't mention using the actual DND app it sounds a little like DND is being enabled and the timer is expiring and returning the device to it's former audible state. In the DND settings there's a setting for how long DND should be active. By default I think it's an hour.

Samsung also has a theater mode where it can silence the device for 2 hours and automatically return to audible as so one couldn't forget to turn their vol on after leaving an event. You can find this by going to your settings menu and typing, theater, in the search bar. It's under routines. You should also be able to change the duration of this setting. It usually warns you when it uses this routine but if you're silencing you device by holding the vol down button in a pocket or pursue without looking at the device this could be missed since users gets a tactile feedback when the phone vibrates and might not look at the device when setting.

Some apps with permission to change phone settings might change this setting of they've been silenced for extended periods of they require being able to notify the user. I'm my experience these are often medical type apps but could be other types as well. Going through the settings of these apps might review l reveal a way to extend the default time or disable this return to an audible state.

Lastly, is it possible that you're hitting the vol up button? Placing the phone in silent mode and hitting the vol up can being it out of silent mode. With some devices any touch can do this with others a prolonged touch will do this, so could your vol button be getting pressed?

Let us know what you find and we'll offer more advice.
I just pull down the menu and use the speaker icon to set it to vibrate. I have also set it in the settings section.

I only use the DND setting late at night via the scheduler (11pm-7am) and do the same for sleep mode. I never use the theater mode.

When this happens it can often have been sitting on my desk or a table without being used. So no real rhyme or reason behind it. Additionally, I don't have any medical apps or others that would cause this to happen.
 

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Reading your last post, are you noticing that it's back to audible after DND is set to turn off? Let me see if I can ask that I'm a clearer way, is this the scenario? You turn the volume off, then the DND schedule kicks in, then it ends and you're finding the volume had turned back on? So when DND ending turns the volume to normal even though it was muted prior to DND coming on?

Not sure how you shelf stop that. Seems it would be a natural process of using the DND app.
 

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Reading your last post, are you noticing that it's back to audible after DND is set to turn off? Let me see if I can ask that I'm a clearer way, is this the scenario? You turn the volume off, then the DND schedule kicks in, then it ends and you're finding the volume had turned back on? So when DND ending turns the volume to normal even though it was muted prior to DND coming on?

Not sure how you shelf stop that. Seems it would be a natural process of using the DND app.
That is just one example of it happening. It often occurs during the day as well when I have the ringer set to vibrate but then it suddenly will have changed to ring. There is no rhyme or reason for the change as it happens at all different times of the day.
 

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Do you use alarms throughout the day?

Do you use timers throughout the day?

I've seen these actions change the volume status of a device but I've also seen warnings when using these when the volume is low or off. Phone logic says an alarm is something you don't want to miss and the same with timers as these can be set for important reasons. Wouldn't want to miss your ride because your alarm was silenced and so forth.
 
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Do you use alarms throughout the day?

Do you use timers throughout the day?

I've seen these actions change the volume status of a device but I've also seen warnings when using these when the volume is low or off. Phone logic says an alarm is something you don't want to miss and the same with timers as these can be set for important reasons. Wouldn't want to miss your ride because your alarm was silenced and so forth.
I do not use either throughout the day. Just a wake-up alarm and that is it.
 

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You haven't mentioned if you tried safe mode or Samsung Nice Catch to see what's responsible for the system change
Have you tried turning DND off? and double check focus you could accidentally trigger it on
 
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You're not the only one this happens to. I generally wear a watch all day so I have my phone set to vibrate only. For no reason, no alarms, no touching the volume at all I'll walk out of the house and my phone starts making noise from the cameras notifications. Just an hour earlier I had walked out and the phone and watch just vibrated. Nothing was changed or pushed by me.
There is no rhyme or reason for the sound to be turned on, I can't find why it happens so I gave up and just set it back to where I want it.
 

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You're not the only one this happens to. I generally wear a watch all day so I have my phone set to vibrate only. For no reason, no alarms, no touching the volume at all I'll walk out of the house and my phone starts making noise from the cameras notifications. Just an hour earlier I had walked out and the phone and watch just vibrated. Nothing was changed or pushed by me.
There is no rhyme or reason for the sound to be turned on, I can't find why it happens so I gave up and just set it back to where I want it.
Try Nice catch from Samsung Good lock app and see if it picks up anything