To activate silent mode on a Samsung phone, press and hold the # key (hash, pound). To deactivate it, do the same again.

I found this out after telling my Samsung-loving girlfriend that my Samsung phone sucked because it didn’t have profiles like my beloved old Nokia – at which point she picked up my mobile, pressed #, and rolled her eyes.

“Silent Mode activated” 🙂

Next time I’ll RTFM.

Written by Phil Wiffen

Phil is an IT Professional working in Cambridge, England. He generally blogs about useful solutions that he comes across in his work/play.



OMG… its that simple =( ive been going crazy… I even called my server lol


Wow. That was so simple. I feel stupid. x] You truly are a life saver. :] I was about to tell my mom that something was wrong with my phone.



Thank you! this is really really a helpful piece of information. have a great day!


It has been driving me crazy . I have been through my phone and settings about 6 times looking to take it off Silent mode. Too Easy!! I love the internet where you type a problem and somewhere there is an answer on the internet

jess jess

omg thanks soo much my neice blocked mine and ive tried to figure it out for like two hours thanks very much



Mine says “User lock” when I do that. I can’t guess the password, and I’ve never had one!!

jonathan newsom

Thanks 4 ur help. It was one more eye opener, how something so simple can get out hand.


Thanks, I feel like a dummy, I tried for an hour to get this thing off of silent

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