1. StuartWhite's Avatar
    I'm hoping for a way to silence my phone (Verizon Galaxy Samsung S4) at night, specifically just the Notifications. Ideally, I'd like the phone to ring for an incoming call but remain silent for Notifications (messages, emails, etc.) during certain hours, like when I'm asleep at night. I know how to silence the Notifications. The problem with that, as I understand it, is that the Notifications are silenced until I change the setting. What a hassle!! Having to change the settings twice a day... Surely there must be a way to choose when I receive the Notification sounds! If not, how can I suggest such a change to the Android folks?
    ydking likes this.
    09-23-2013 01:33 AM
  2. Hamidd's Avatar
    Go to Settings >> My Device >> Blocking Mode
    There you can specify which features to block (incoming calls, notifications, and more) at specific times!

    ** I am not sure, but I've heard from some friends, that Verizon has disabled this feature. See if it works for you or not!
    09-23-2013 02:14 AM
  3. FishenFool's Avatar
    Should be able to accomplish what you want with Automateit. Need 2 rules to do it; 1 with a time trigger to turn your notification stream silent and 1 with a time trigger to turn your notification stream back to your desired volume.

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    slim6596 likes this.
    09-23-2013 02:19 AM
  4. gallen14720's Avatar
    Go to Settings >> My Device >> Blocking Mode
    There you can specify which features to block (incoming calls, notifications, and more) at specific times!

    ** I am not sure, but I've heard from some friends, that Verizon has disabled this feature. See if it works for you or not!
    Sure enough, on my Verizon SG4, Blocking Mode is not available under My Device.

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    09-23-2013 05:50 AM
  5. starbuckk's Avatar
    Take a look at this thread:


    Sent from the tiny keyboard on my S4
    09-23-2013 11:28 AM
  6. Psyc's Avatar
    try ICS enhanced ringer control works great for me.
    09-23-2013 12:32 PM
  7. pwscott's Avatar
    Download "Night Clock" free in Play store. Can create alarm clock look on screen and dim it etc paid version turns soft button lights off too.

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    09-29-2013 07:31 PM
  8. Oofa's Avatar
    What about turning off wifi and data when you go to bed and turning it back on when you wake up? You should still have the ability to receive calls.
    09-29-2013 07:42 PM
  9. Jay Sacks's Avatar
    Here should be a way to restore blocking mode on the s4. Like the note 2, blocking mode is a feature in the phone, but verizon has deleted the access.

    There is an app in the play store....quickshortcutmaker. Once App is installed just search for blocking mode. The app will find and create a shortcut.

    I don't have an s4 yet. So was unable to confirm.

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    09-29-2013 07:48 PM
  10. Wildo6882's Avatar
    Look for Do Not Disturb in the Playstore. It works basically like the iPhone setting where you can have a white list of callers that will ring through and everything else will be silent. Has worked for me so far.
    09-29-2013 09:25 PM
  11. pstellato73's Avatar
    I use blocking mode every night to stop sounds and still be able to receive calls with ringer on. I also have llama, which is a location based task manager, but it has a ton of features to do whatever it is you need.

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    09-30-2013 08:14 AM
  12. Rex138's Avatar
    Coming late to the party but was looking for a solution to the same exact problem OP had and came across this thread.

    I just got the S4 about a week ago (April 2014) and I'm happy to report that the Blocking Mode mentioned in this thread is no longer disabled by verizon! Just make sure you toggle it from OFF to ON to access the controls but it is easy to set up and works like a charm. Was using timeriffic app on my old android but it was not working on the S4. Glad they built this feature in natively.

    For ease of referene...Settings > My Device > Blocking Mode.

    srkmagnus likes this.
    04-17-2014 01:50 PM
  13. srkmagnus's Avatar
    Thanks for lunch update, Rex!

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    04-17-2014 02:02 PM
  14. thepsychorabbit's Avatar
    Verizon blocked blocking mode on their phones. But, with the 4.3 update it was again available to be used. I have been using it ever since the update. Go to Settings >> My Device >> Blocking Mode. Try it out
    04-20-2014 07:34 PM
  15. ellisroy's Avatar
    Just turn down the volume
    04-23-2014 07:51 AM
  16. dpham00's Avatar
    You can also use Tasker

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    04-23-2014 08:01 AM
  17. Kilroy13's Avatar
    Turn down notification volume

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    04-23-2014 08:01 AM
  18. bigredgonzo's Avatar
    Someone else suggested Tasker and Tasker is a good app, but it has a very steep learning curve. There is a similar app that does a ton of stuff (like you are trying to do) that is very simple to use. It is called Setting Profiles. It is well supported and there is a lite version and a Pro (paid) version. The lite version allows one active profile at a time, which is what you need to accomplish what you want.

    onefortheroad likes this.
    04-23-2014 09:15 AM
  19. k52962's Avatar
    May be a silly question but if I use the blocking mode will I still receive the notifications but just no sound? I'll still have the email/texts in my inbox in the morning? I have a job that I get a phone call for any priority issues so I need the ringer but do not need to be woken for every email. Thanks!
    06-05-2014 10:06 AM
  20. rpsellers's Avatar
    Great tip! Worked perfectly on my new Galaxy S5 after two nights of having it wake me up about 5 or 6 times!

    Thanks for the advice for all of us who needed it!
    05-04-2015 10:45 AM

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