I’ve had my Android phone for several months now and I’m embarrassed to admit the new feature I discovered last week. I have a Motorola Droid X and a requirement of having my work email on my phone, I have to password protect my phone.
To put my phone on vibrate meant I had to swipe to unlock the phone, enter my password, and then use the volume button on the side. My husband has an app on his home screen that he uses to toggle between a ringer, vibrate, and silent.
Both ways felt like too many steps to do something that should be simple. Which is why I felt like slapping myself in the forehead when I saw the sound icon on the home screen. The same home screen I look at probably 20 times a day.
To switch between the ringer and vibrate, I swipe from right to left. If you want the action to go to silent instead of vibrate, go to Settings – Sounds – Vibrate and select Never.
To see it in action, check out this video around the 1:12 mark.
Do you have any Android tips or tricks I should know about? Leave a comment and let me know.
Update: This feature is not available on HTC phones.