Silent Time Automatically Silences Your Android Phone Based On Time Of Day

Android: Silent Time automatically silences your Android phone based on a user-defined schedule — so, for example, you don't end up trying to muffle an embarrassingly loud ring in the middle of your weekly meeting with your boss.

How It Works Using the app, it's easy to define time-based rules for when you'd like your phone to go into silent mode, optionally enabling vibration as well. Each rule allows you to specify what days you want it enabled along with a time interval. The app also allows you to specify exceptions, either globally or rule-specific, so your phone will still sound off when certain people call.

When You'd Use It Say you wanted to have one rule silencing the phone at night during the week, another with different hours to sleep in on the weekends, and a third to vibrate the phone at work, when you might want to know of calls but not disrupt those around you. Or if you're a student, you may want the phone silenced during specific intervals based on a class schedule. These might be times you'd want to silence or vibrate your phone anyway, but the app means you just don't need to think about it anymore.

Why It Stands Out Many readers are likely already thinking of Tasker, a very powerful Android app that's been featured time and time again on Lifehacker in the past, which can do the exact same thing with the proper rules. However, Silent Time Lite is perfect if you don't need the power of Tasker and would prefer a simpler, more specific option.

Silent Time Lite is a free download for Android.

Silent Time Lite [Android Market]


    Timeriffic does this very easily and simply (and more) for free. Been using it without missing a beat for 6 months. Never draws attention to itself, just does the job.

    Yeah timeriffic is better than the above mentioned app, it is also free, but you can control so much more.

    I agree with the main post, tasker does this best. I have set mine up so that it will silence and turn screen brightness down if plugged into power AND between 10:30 and 7:00.

    Tasker also lets you tap into google calendars - I have a rule that silences my phone when I'm in class. You can also set it to silence (or whatever task) whenever you are marked as 'busy'

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