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I created TruSilent because by default putting your phone into silent/vibrate mode only mutes the ringer and notification channels, but leaves media and alarm alone leaving a possibility for your phone to still make noise or be disruptive at a time when it's unwanted (such as a business meeting or a movie). With TruSilent, you don't have to worry about that happening because all channels are muted meaning silent and vibrate modes are TRULY Silent!
TruSilent is a "set it and forget it" app. Once you decide how you want it set it up, you may never need to open it or go into settings again. It'll run in the background and do its thing when it's supposed to. Of course, you may at times want to change the settings, especially at first when you're trying to figure out how you want it set up. Below is a detailed description of the settings and what they do.
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Mute Media & Mute Alarm
When turned on these settings will mute the media channel and/or alarm channel per your settings whenever you put your phone into vibrate or silent mode. When you turn these to "ON" nothing immediately happens. But the next time you put your phone into vibrate or silent mode, if the setting is turned on for either media or alarm then that channel will automatically be muted.
When turned on anytime you put your phone into vibrate or silent mode, a persistent notification will show up in your notification status bar to remind you that TruSilent has been activated. The TruSilent icon will show in your status bar and if you pull down the status bar you'll see a row with the icon and the message "TruSilent is Active". This means whatever settings you have turned on in TruSilent are active. This is useful in case you might forget that you've muted your alarm and can also serve as a reminder that your phone is in silent/vibrate mode. (You can click the notification in the drop down status to be taken to the settings menu.)
Some phones, such as most Samsung phones, have individual alarm volume settings for each alarm you set. This means that even if you've turned your alarm volume to 0 (or if you've used TruSilent to automatically mute it), when your alarm goes off, it will first change the volume level to whatever volume level that alarm is set at. This of course would render "mute alarm" pointless. Kill Alarm beats this by actually killing the alarm before it goes off. Again, this will ONLY happen IF Kill Alarm is set to ON and your phone is in Silent or Vibrate mode. Kill Alarm only works with your phone's default alarm clock. Most 3rd Party Alarm Clocks have options to set them to honor silent/vibrate. It is highly recommended that if you use Kill Alarm, you turn Notification to ON to be reminded when it is active because if Kill Alarm is on and you're phone is in silent mode and an alarm goes off, it will be killed and there will be NO alarm or notification of the alarm.