1. wrightmd93's Avatar
    Just got my Note2 on Sunday, and I'm really enjoying it. Big step up from my Incredible 2.

    I'm still in the process of getting it all set up, and I've run into something that has me stumped.

    On my incredible, there was an htc widget that toggled between normal/vibrate/silent. It worked great, and I used it somewhat frequently.

    On the Note2, I didn't see such a widget, so I downloaded one. Then I discovered the toggle in the notification shade, which seemed even better (since it was built-in).

    The problem I noticed is that it only affects the ringer and system sounds, but not notifications. In searching around, everyone seems to be upset that ringer/notification were combined in ICS/JB, which isn't what I'm seeing here, so I'm guessing it's a samsung customization.

    The behavior that I want is a toggle that will go from normal/vibrate/silent for ringtone/system AND notifications. I don't want to be in a meeting and have the phone making sounds every time an email/text comes in, but I also don't want to do have to adjust the settings separately every time I need to set it to mute/vibrate.

    Am I missing something? Do I need an app? Does the app need to know about some special samsung customization?
    02-12-2013 02:13 PM
  2. 1812dave's Avatar
    yes you are missing something. when I use the down volume button to reduce ringer to ZERO, the other two elements follow suit. The only thing that doesn't reduce to zero is MEDIA.
    02-12-2013 04:29 PM
  3. GregMargie's Avatar
    Sorry, I havent had the phone long enough to know if there is a setting within to accomplish what you want, BUT, I am looking at getting this app that will do what you want and a whole lot more. It's called Locale. Here's a link to it in Google Play, and a video link.


    02-12-2013 05:03 PM
  4. wrightmd93's Avatar
    Thanks for the replies. So it sounds like maybe it's something with my particular phone. I installed a couple of sound toggle widgets. I wonder if one of them may have done something to mess up the sound settings. Any ideas on what I might do to figure out what the deal is?

    I found a thread on the xda forums from a couple people with similar problems. In one case, the guy had to do a hard reset on his phone which fixed the issue.

    I've spent the last 2 days getting things configured on this phone, and I'd rather not have to go back and redo too much of it. If I were to do a backup with Kies, and then a hard reset and restore, how much would I lose? I'm not concerned about pictures or music, since I have those backed up. Mostly just apps/settings/etc.

    02-12-2013 07:49 PM
  5. wrightmd93's Avatar
    Well, I was able to fix my problem.

    I decided I didn't need to do a backup because I didn't have enough data on the device to worry about it. No pictures, and my music is on the SD card.

    So I did a hard reset on the phone. When it came back up, I let it do a restore from my google account backup. Then I checked the volume settings, and realized that the same issue was present. So I did another hard reset, and this time when it came back up I didn't let it restore from my google account. I also pulled the battery just in case.

    This time when it came back up, it was working properly. I'm not sure if it was a problem out of the box that I didn't notice, or if it was something else -- perhaps an app that I installed. Just glad it's working again.
    02-14-2013 09:03 AM

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