By now we all know that a few bugs are inevitable during the first release of new version updates. When Apple released iOS 8,many errors were reported. Android’s latest version Lollipop is going through a similar story. After the Wi-Fi bug that was spotted a few days ago, the latest flaw is that Lollipop takes away the useful ‘silent mode’ feature that you could set with the help of the volume bar. Also Read - Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) server busy error: How to fix the issue in simple tipsAlso Read - Best casual games for Android in July 2021
First spotted by Android Police, the report states that the silent mode is completely missing on smartphones. When you had KitKat, you lower the volume and it goes to vibrate, and when you lower it again it goes into complete silent mode. But with Lollipop, when you lower your volume, it shifts to vibrate and there is no room for silencing phone further and removing vibrate at all.
Therefore, unless you use the ‘None’ notification mode, there is no way of silencing your phone. But with ‘None’ your alarms go silent too, which is a big drawback. This ‘None’ option comes with Android’s new ‘Priority Notification’ feature introduced in Lollipop. Furthermore, the report states that this issue is only on smartphones and not on tablets.
After doing further research, it is noted that smartphones get the silent mode when the phone is rebooted. However, it goes away anytime, and you will have to reboot your phone again to get back the silent mode.