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

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 And the app allows you to set the volume on the phone after the do not disturb feature is no longer in effect.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.

source: QuietHours via WMPoweruser



11. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 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.

10. kamen

Posts: 103; Member since: Jul 18, 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.

9. donjb

Posts: 10; Member since: Sep 03, 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.

13. buccob

Posts: 2982; Member since: Jun 19, 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)

4. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 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

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 31817; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

14. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Thanks for not being petty, like others..

2. SleepingOz unregistered

Nice, playing catch up..

5. Extradite

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

Always has been and will....

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.

6. Extradite

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

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

7. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

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

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31817; Member since: Feb 05, 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.

12. buccob

Posts: 2982; Member since: Jun 19, 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.

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