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Silent mode been activated and cant turn it off

My daughter got hold of my fone and now silent mode been activated cant iturn it off

I let my friend hold it and now im struggling to get silent mode off

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  • Lynn Adair Dec 22, 2007

    my phone only rings on vibrate. the silent mode is turned on for the ringer and i can't find it in the menu's to turn it off. i tried to place it on level 5 ringer but it won't ring. What can I do to get the ringer on instead of just vibrate? I have the Smasung SCH-a870

  • djsolution Feb 20, 2008

    samsung A870 silent mode

  • 4801343687 Feb 24, 2008

    i drop my phone and it went on silent mode and i dont know how to ake it off

  • blpm Mar 02, 2008

    Dito, how do we fix it.

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2008

    i cant turn off the silent mode no matter what i do i need help

  • mailo_89 Mar 16, 2008

    i have a problem i cant turn off the silent mode please help me!!

  • arjpink Apr 10, 2008

    I placed my phone on silent mode and can't get it off. No matter how much I turn the phone to high it only vibrates.

  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2008

    I have red sliding metroPCS phone. its on high but @ the same time on silent mode

  • ralopez66 Apr 27, 2008

    HOW DO I TURN OFF SILENT MODE ON THIS CELL PHONE I WENT TO ALL THE SETTING AND COULD NOT FIND A WAY TO

  • TAY690 May 09, 2008

    i have a problem i cant turn off the silent mode please help me!!

  • snodgrass May 29, 2008

    I cannot get my phone to ring. I think it is stuck on silent.

    Help

  • SER101 Jun 06, 2008

    IF YOUR PHONE ON SILENT MODE, PRESS THE NUMBER SIGN BUTTON AND IT WILL GO BACK NORMAL................... BY SERENA

  • danthonypenn Jun 20, 2008

    my fone wont come off silent mode samsung

  • chellybelli Aug 23, 2008

    my baby step sister was playin with my phone and now itsz stuck on sileny mode

    can you help me!!!!

  • Anonymous Sep 01, 2008

    i have the same problem to it wont kome off silent mode


  • Anonymous Sep 26, 2008

    my phone is silent mode and can't get it off

  • mizzboricua Oct 02, 2008

    my phone says that the silent mode is on and i have no idea how to turn it off... i have a samsung Model:

    SCH-R210

  • heather hibbs Oct 03, 2008

    I have the same problem and the 2nd comment helped me thanks so much....

  • numba1soccer Oct 25, 2008

    i cant turn silent mode

    off of my phone!!!

  • Anonymous Nov 29, 2008

    hEy i hAD dA SAME PRObLEM... & & THANkS TO dAT PERSON dOWN dERE My OHONE'S GOOS NOW =]



    THANkS!!!

  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2008

    i cant get it off

  • Anonymous Dec 03, 2008

    i have silent mode been activated and cant turn it off problem,

  • hippiechik37 Dec 27, 2008

    I was also losing it. I search everywhere in the phone settings. I thought my phone lost it and so was I. This helped me out also. Thanks to another having issue, mine was also handled. Great post. Shay

  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2009

    thanks dude on the bottem

  • pinto_hope Jan 24, 2009

    my phones on silent mode and it wont go off? anyone know how to fix this?

  • Anonymous Feb 11, 2009

    Thank you Thank you Thank you for the # sign tip!!! I was about to take my Samsung back to the store and raise hell!

  • plum101 Mar 02, 2009

    silentmode is activated and i cant turn it off of my cricket samsung

  • shana_412 Mar 17, 2009

    the silent mode as activated somehow on my samsung metro pcs cell phone and i can't turn any ringers or alerts on now. how do i fix this

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2009

    For some reason, when i get messages and calls, all it does is vibrate. so when i try to higher the volume, it says "silent mode is activated"

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2009

    when i try to turn up the volume adn press play...it says silent made is activated!!

  • gac1953 Mar 22, 2009

    Have a metro pcs UT phone. Can no longer play/hear my recorded songs stored in voicemail. Get msg that says "etiquette mode, cannot play". Can't figure out how to clear this message.



    Thanksm

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2009

    I opened my phone and it said... "silent mode activated" now I can't get that turned off .... vibrate works but it has not ring.. how do I turn off this silent mode. I have a flipshop phone

  • terty215 Apr 15, 2009

    silent mode been activated and cant turn it off

  • samrl17 Apr 21, 2009

    everytime i go to an application on the phone that uses, the music player being the best example it says "silent mode activated" and ex's out of the music player and as much as i go to sound settings it wont go away! ugh (samsung-metropcs)

  • Anonymous Apr 23, 2009

    MY PHONE WILL NOT COME OFF SILENT MODE ANY ADVICE

  • Anonymous May 07, 2009

    Wow Thank You!

  • Anonymous May 08, 2009

    thanks so much i too was going crazy and it helped me out alot thanks so much

  • Anonymous May 11, 2009

    I Was Sleeping on top of my phone and woke up and my phone was on silent mode.

  • techodinnie May 16, 2009

    Have a cricket A 100 that is in etiquette mode How to turn it off?

  • elizabethsot May 18, 2009

    i let my baby sister play with my phone and i just cant take the silent mode off can you help me?

  • Anonymous May 19, 2009

    Silent mode has been activated on my Samsung SCH-R450 and I can't turn it off.

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    xdestin82x May 22, 2012

    THANK YOU! I would have never thought of the # key as the solution

  • catalino jacques Mar 02, 2013

    thanks alot...who know...oh yea .... you did,,,LOL

  • Sandra Jaronski Aug 28, 2017

    Thanks. Message from the future(2017)....I am using my daughter's old phone and your solution still works!

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To Enter/Exit Silent Mode
Silence the tones your keypad makes when you press a key.
• In standby mode, press and hold # key. Entering Silent Mode briefly appears in the display and your phone returns to standby mode.



peace!

Posted on Dec 08, 2007

  • breezy kilmer Dec 10, 2011

    i have a Samsung phone & it was in silent mode....this was a HUGE help. i guess i activated it by accident when trying to lock my key pad (on my other Samsung phone you lock the key pad by long holding the # key)

    THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!!!!!

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Hold down the # mark and your phone will go off silent mode and if you want to put it back on just hold it down agen

Posted on Nov 10, 2008

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    Thanksl a lot you saved me a lot of worry.

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    This DO NOT work

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Hi everyone, all you have to do is press the pound sign(#) on your phone and hold it down for a few seconds and it will say "Exit Silent Mode". You can check in the upper right corner of your phone and you will see the the 8th note symbol, instead of the 'vibrate symbol'.

I hope this helps anyone with the same problem that I had. :0)

Posted on Apr 13, 2009

  • sambussa2002 Dec 10, 2010

    Thanks , your way was helpful , because i had the same problem , i tried your instruction and ouf it worked.

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On the new cricket msgm8 phone if stuck in etiquette mode just hold the message button(bottom right key)down for a few seconds and it will deactivate it.

Posted on Dec 25, 2009

  • Vertiline Aug 02, 2011

    OMG thank you so much! Our doggie keeps stepping on it, and she put it in etiquette mode and my fiancee was getting mad that I wasn't hearing my phone go off, and it was driving me crazy! THANK YOU!

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I REALLY APPPRECIATE THE HELP. i ALMOST BOUGHT A NEW PHONE BECAUSE OF THIS PROBLEM. YOU WERE TRULY A TREMENDOUS HELP. THANX AGAIN.

Posted on Jan 22, 2008

  • claudia1986 Sep 28, 2010

    oh lord thank you i almost threw my phone on the street because of this issue...its funny one little button had us all go crazy

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Hold this button #

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How do turn off silent mode

Posted on Feb 20, 2008

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Ok i had the same problem. But i seen that where it said "silent mode" on your back round, it had stars (*) so i pressed on the star and then i started to vibrate and then i pressed again and silent mode went off !

I hope this helps you!!!

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Thank You!!! I slept on my phone last night and the was no 'silent mode' anywhere in settings or utilities to turn it off and I was scared I wouldn't be able to get out of silent mode for my alarm to go off for work tomorrow. Can't believe I just had to hold the # key. Awesome.

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I have the red sliding MetroPCS phone too. I was freakin out. I thought I broke it or something and I was looking EVERYWHERE for a silent mode-off setting!

YAY. THANKS. I got one of these accounts just to give you Kudos :)

PS. To nyone that has trouble finding to real Solution, it's the first one, up there. Yayyy.

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It's actually the * key.
The # key just asks for a password.


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Press the '#' sign and it will go away...
Thanks SERENA for the solution.
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I have a newer samsung cellyphone and my baby was playing with it now it stuck on silent mode please help!silent mode been activated and cant turn it off - 3588ff5.jpg

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    emilyannjean Jan 08, 2012

    I have the same phone, how do you turn it off ? I sat on it in school and it won't turn off.. went through settings and everything..

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Thanks this helped me one million %. I was about to pull my hair out. Man I would have been a ugly woman then.=)

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Press Down the # key for a few seconds. That will do the trick!
Source: Turning off/on silent mode on mostly any phone.

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Omg you saved my life :) lol

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On older nokia press the power button then select loud. Don't hold the power button or else the phone will turn off.

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Had same issue - thanks a million!!!!!!!!

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I need the unlock code please

Posted on Nov 14, 2008

Thank you so much . I do really appreciate your help. I was going to through that m.. F on the Toilette

Posted on Oct 29, 2008

Thank you sooo much SERENA it worked if ur phones on silent mode hold in the # sign on ur fone and it will go back!!! ur welcome <33 brittany

Posted on Oct 26, 2008

Thank you so much... i put it on my mums phone by mistake and she went AWOL at me... if it wernt for you i woulda been kicked out haha!

thanks again..

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Samsung veriz on

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Thank u

Posted on Jun 28, 2008

Thanks man a lot for that tip on silent mode i was about to loose it. Mel in NC

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Well done

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I am presently using a friends A720 phone. It was on silent mode and would not ring...only vibrate. I tried holding the * key for a couple seconds...just long enough for it to exit silent mode.

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Omg omg omg omg thx a million..ur my hero

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Open the flip phone.. press and hold in the middle long button. (press in the center) this will bring up the volume adjustment screen . scroll up until you get to low, medium or high setting.

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Press Down & hold the "#" key for few seconds. it will do the trick

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