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Quiet Hours will silence your Windows Phone ringer based on your schedule

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Quiet Hours will silence your Windows Phone ringer based on your schedule
Tired of being in the middle of a restful sleep only to be jarred awake by the ringing of your phone? If you own a Windows Phone 8 powered handset, you can set a time schedule when the ringer on your model can be silenced. Called "Quiet Hours," the app does support a Live Tile that will allow you to enter Silent Mode with a single click.

"Quiet Hours" is a free download, but the scheduler requires an in-app purchase. And the app allows you to set the volume on the phone after the do not disturb feature is no longer in effect.

The Apple iPhone has its own Do Not Disturb feature as part of iOS 7, and Android users can install an app by the very same name from the Google Play Store. While both the iOS and Android applications offer a way for users to designate special contacts that can still get the phone to ring during silent time periods, the Windows Phone app does not offer this. Perhaps the developer, Amaze Pictures, will include this with the next update.

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source: QuietHours via WMPoweruser

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posted on 12 Jan 2014, 18:11

1. darkkjedii (Posts: 10045; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Do not disturb on iOS, and blocking mode on galaxy branded android phones. One of my favorite features on my 5S and note 3. My email, ESPN, and channel 8 local news apps go off all nite long.

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 13:48

12. buccob (Posts: 1292; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


dont forget about tasker and Llama apps on Android... you can even configure them to change sound based on the name of the events on your Calendar...

for instance: If I have an Event called "Meeting or Movie" from 9 to 11pm the phone will go silent for that time... and then go back to normal sound after 11.

So most of the time you dont even have to turn your display, and unlock your phone to toggle profiles.

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 20:19

2. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Nice, playing catch up..

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 22:45

5. Extradite (banned) (Posts: 316; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)


Always has been and will....

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 01:27

8. SleepingOz (unregistered)


At this point, they've got no choice other than playing catch up. Slowly(really slowly) but surely.
Yeah, tiger is my fav land animal. I did change my avatar twice or thrice before.

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 22:47

6. Extradite (banned) (Posts: 316; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)


Hey Oz, you must love tigers... You,ve had this avatar for 2years know....

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 00:55 1

7. tech2 (Posts: 1731; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Still its better than killing those tigers and creating a hypocrite, overpriced fashionable brand out of them ------->LV

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 20:34 2

3. darkkjedii (Posts: 10045; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Love the after hours volume setting. One upped iOS and android with that. Kudos wp8

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 21:16

14. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3197; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Thanks for not being petty, like others..

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 20:57 3

4. alterecho (Posts: 1049; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


This app is redundant. I listen to music on my headphones, with volume turned down to low. Since Windows Phone does not have separate volume profile for media and calls, the volume stays low, even after I unplug the headphones. Thanks to which I miss most of my calls. /Facepalm

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 03:06

9. donjb (Posts: 8; Member since: 03 Sep 2011)


It's a nice app but mssing a few features that iOS and Android already have. I have an Android app called RingTime pro that doesn't all these things by scheduled time or GPS location so it is silenced when I'm at work or at the movies.

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 13:53

13. buccob (Posts: 1292; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Check Llama app... it allows you to do all that but instead of GPS it uses Network Cell Towers for location, so you dont have to eat your battery with GPS turned on...

(Hard to configure at first, but never go back after using it)

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 07:49 1

10. kamen (Posts: 82; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)


Guys, let's be thankful that the app can actually silence and change the volume - something that is NOT OFFICIALLY ALLOWED by Microsoft APIs. So it must have cost much nerves for the devs. I know since I deal with audio-related apps for WP.

posted on 13 Jan 2014, 12:06

11. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 817; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)


Windows Phone 8 is the problem here. It doesn't allow devs the ability to do what they need to properly design an app like this. Its the reason why you haven't seen an app like SmartActions or Situations that does automation stuff. WP doesn't allow it yet for some stupid reason.

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