How to set your Sony Xperia XA1 Plus to silent mode

How to set your Sony Xperia XA1 Plus to silent mode

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How to set your Sony Xperia XA1 Plus to silent mode

How to silence your Sony Xperia XA1 Plus? this is the question we will try to answer in this tutorial. Whether it is to keep calm aroud you, or not to have the inconvenience of an unwanted sound, you may want to set your device in silent mode.

In the first part of this tutorial we will see how to set your Sony Xperia XA1 Plus to silent quickly, then we will show you how you can manage ringtones and notifications priority modes.

Finally, we will study the programmatic mode to set the silent mode on your Sony Xperia XA1 Plus, before concluding on the positive and negative aspects of the silent mode.


Switch your Sony Xperia XA1 Plus to silence quickly

The easiest way to mute your Sony Xperia XA1 Plus is to drag down the top of your screen. From there, you will have access to a new black screen. A box named ‘Audio Profiles’ will be available.

Click on it and you will see a choice for different audio modes on your Sony Xperia XA1 Plus.

Select the silent mode and your Sony Xperia XA1 Plus will be silent. Note that alarms and other emergency messages will always ring on your device, we will detail in the next section the priority modes to switch them off too.


Silencing your Sony Xperia XA1 Plus with priority ringtones

Since the Lollipop version of the Android system, ringtones are now managed by priority modes.

For example, someone who does not wish to have ringtones at all, such as an operator in an operating room requiring silence, will have an interest in selecting ‘No Priority’ or equivalent in this menu. As such this operator will not have ringtones, vibration or even light from his screen. Priority modes are available through the ‘Settings’ menu, available from the main screen of your Sony Xperia XA1 Plus.

Once in this menu, you can go down to the ‘Sounds and notifications’ menu, then to ‘Ringtones’. In this last menu of your Sony Xperia XA1 Plus you will have a choice between these three options:


  • No ringtone: no vibration, no ringtone or even no lighting up screen. Even the alarm clock and other emergency messages from your Sony Xperia XA1 Plus will be disabled. Through this mode, your Sony Xperia XA1 Plus is completely silent.
  • ‘Priority’ mode: with this mode you deactivate all ringtones except alarms and other notifications.

    This option is very handy to turn your Sony Xperia XA1 Plus into an alarm clock for instance.

  • Mode ‘All’: the silent mode of your Sony Xperia XA1 Plus is deactivated.

Set a programmatic silent mode on your Sony Xperia XA1 Plus

It is also possible to program the silent mode on your Sony Xperia XA1 Plus.

To do this, go to the ‘Priorities’ tab of your smartphone as in the previous paragraph. At the bottom of this screen you will have the choice of programming a priority at a given time.

This is very convenient for example to automatically set an alarm clock on your Sony Xperia XA1 Plus before bedtime.

How to set your Sony Xperia XA1 Plus to silent mode

Silent mode: advantages and disadvantages

We hope we helped you setting silent mode on your Sony Xperia XA1 Plus via this article.

Be careful however, in silent mode, you may miss important calls or messages.

We recommend you to manage the silencer on your phone as best you can!


We hope our article helped you.

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