Phone to silent/vibrate mode when in a meeting
Add volume profiles such that when I am in a meeting (busy status) the phone automatically switches to vibrate (or silent) so that the phone doesn't disturb me.
Need timer for silent mode, after a given minutes it will be back to ringing mode
Allow Apps to do this. On my Symbian I have an app that switches profiles based on:
Location where I am (using GSM cells as a location)
Manual time : i.e. change profile in 1hr, 2hr or change it _back_ in 1hr, 2hr. This is the MOST important feature for me in a "Smart" phone.
One of the reasons I bought WP7.6 is because my WP6 did that! Too bad they removed it.
It's sooooo important. Why a Smart Phone is not doing that?
How is it with all these comments begging for this we stil don't have it?
Windows mobile had this years ago... Why was it removed?
WP should have the functionality of Symbian sound profiles and the "Situations" app for Symbian phones: sound profiles that can be configured to trigger on all sorts of conditions, like time of day, location, etc.
As a teacher, I need my phone automatically to switch from normal to silent during classes and then back to normal when I'm out of class. With Symbian, I can easily configure my weekly schedule. Symbian can also automatically switch to a specified sound profile if I have a meeting, if the meeting name has a keyword, if I'm at a certain location, if I'm within coverage of a specific WiFi network, etc.
Sound profiles should also have call-contact white lists, as in Symbian, so you can configure a group of contacts whose calls will ring (e.g., your close family) during the middle of the night, while all other calls will be blocked.
Michael Weaver commented
Mainly, the ability for a timed sleep mode would be good. I haven't had a cell phone that couldn't do this for a long time. It's nonsense. Don't they use their own product?
Michael Weaver commented
Geeze. Is Microsoft even serious about mobile phones? I can't believe this 'smart' phone can't do this.
eva antoniou commented
dont understand much of request...how can phone know if u have a meeting??? just press easy silent mode-vibe on ur main screen before meeting...what is the big deal?
Almost 2 years later and still nothing. Nokia made a mistake to pick MS for their OS. Symbian and Nokia PC Suite were beyond their times. MS needs to learn from that.
Larry Smith commented
iI was just re-directed to your forum, i thought i had a unique ,great idea, but in seeing your posts we have all thought of this at one time or the other, so we have smart phones,
"why doesn't today’s smart phones automatically turn themselves to vibrate or silent mode when you are about to have a meeting"?
Can the Microsoft Team make this a reality real soon?
Joshua Jackson commented
We really need profiles.
When I put my volume all the way down, I expect it to be quiet.
I've had screenshot sounds and alarms go off while in meetings.
It shouldn't be, specifically, a "meeting" mode.
The user should have the ability to configure various bits.
Good idea, and if we will can set it on meeting setinngs it will be great.
MUST HAVE !!!
'Yes its very important to me. Please give temporary profile silence to.
good suggestion. the volume profile should be more customizable across the board though. as others have mentioned different activities could have different profiles. another interesting thing would be to have smart profiles that learn your habits as you use the phone including volume levels.
Looks like Squiggly - Android app, is getting a patent for this behavior.