As an owner of a Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus, there aren’t two days alike. One day you may be looking how to set up custom ringtones for your calls and messages or other kinds of notifications and the next day or even a few hours later, you’re trying to mute everything down to avoid unwanted interruptions.
The beauty of having such a powerful smartphone is that for pretty much everything you aim, there’s more than one way to achieve it. Say you want to mute Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus, you have no less than four different methods to do so. Whether you’re holding a particular button, going through the menus, or activate the cool motions and gestures, you can always choose the most appropriate method for the context you’re in:
Use the volume control
On the left side of your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus, there’s the volume control that allows you to tone up or down the sounds on your device. If you hold it down for a little longer, you’ll notice how it automatically switches from sound to the silent mode.
Use the power button
A different way for activating the Silent mode on your smartphone implies holding down the power button for a little longer. You should notice two options popping up on the screen, Mute and Vibrate. Choose the Mute and that was it.
Use the Menu bar
If you don’t feel like using the hard keys of your smartphone, try the touch menu. Swipe it down from the top of the screen and tap on the sound symbol until you switch to Mute.
Use motions and gestures
Before you can use motions and gestures to mute Galaxy S8 every time you want, you have to activate these controls. So access the general Settings of the smartphone and under the My Device section, tap on Motions and Gestures.
After you have enabled this cool feature, all you have to do to mute sounds is to place your palm on its screen or to turn it upside down, laying it on its face. The sound will miraculously turn off.