Smartphones have brought an end to the days of slamming your phone to end a call. If you have an Android phone, you can flip your phone over to do the same. It’s not that satisfying, but still useful.
Switch to silence with the Google Phone app
The Google Phone app comes preinstalled on Pixel devices and can be chosen as the default dialer app on other Android devices. If you have a Pixel, the feature is called “Flip to Shhh.” It mutes calls and turns on “Do not disturb” when the phone is face down. On non-Pixel phones, the feature is called “Flip to Silence” and only incoming calls are muted.
To get started, open the “Phone by Google” app and tap the three-dot menu icon in the top right corner.
Select “Settings” from the menu.
Scroll down and tap “Invert to Shhh” or “Invert to Silence” in the “Advanced” section.
Flip the switch to “Use Flip to Shhh” or “Flip to Silence”.
That is it! Just put the phone on his face and the call will be muted.
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Switch to silence with the Samsung Phone app
The default Phone app on Samsung Galaxy phones also has a “flip to silence”-like feature. However, it can be found in the system settings rather than in the Phone app settings.
To start, swipe down from the top of the screen to reveal the Quick Settings tiles. Tap the gear icon to open the settings.
Scroll down and select ‘Advanced features’.
Now go to ‘Movements and gestures’.
Turn on the switch for Gesture Mute.
In addition to muting by turning the phone on its face, you can also place your hand over the screen to do the same.
That’s all! Both methods work very easily. Of course, tapping the ‘Decline’ button isn’t difficult, but gestures are often simpler and more intuitive.
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