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Can an application make a smartphone silent and then undo it?

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#1 jasonalien


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Posted 16 September 2014 - 10:12 AM

Hello there..


I'm asking this for both Android phones and iPhone devices.


Is it possible for an application to put a smartphone into silent-mode and then back to with-sound-mode?


If yes, how hard is it ? :)



#2 CommittedC0der


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Posted 16 September 2014 - 01:28 PM

Yes, I'm sure its possible in Android.  A simple call to AudioManager.setRingerMode() should work. (see here for example)


iPhone looks a little less straight forward.  I'm not entirely sure it's possible (or allowed due to their app store policy), but this may help you move in the right direction: http://stackoverflow...er-tone-on-ios5

Edited by CommittedC0der, 16 September 2014 - 01:32 PM.

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Posted 17 September 2014 - 11:57 AM

Thank you very much :)

#4 BlackRabbit


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Posted 17 September 2014 - 03:58 PM

I agree with CommittedCoder, remember the success of such functions, in Android, depends on the user granting your app permission to manage such modes. So, remember to include that as a requirement in the manifest.xml in order to the app to properly deploy.

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