Update: this guide was written for Moto G, Moto E and Moto X, with KitKat 4.4. If your Moto G, Moto E or Moto X has been updated to Android Lollipop 5.0, and you want to silence Moto G, Moto E or Moto X, please check this new guide for Android Lollipop (which uses a a totally new notification and interruption system).
Have a problem to silence your Moto G?
There are 2 different methods to silence Moto G notifications and ringtones.
Sometimes, for example, in the library, you may want to quickly silence Moto G notifications and ringtones. If you want to know how to silence Moto G ringtones and notifications, this guide is for you.
Method 1: put your Moto G into vibrate mode
You can put Moto G in vibrate mode by holding down the volume button on the right side of Moto G until your Moto G vibrates.
This is the quickest way to silence Moto G. But you know the limitation: Moto G actually enters vibrate mode. It will not ring, but it will vibrate.
If you do not want Moto G to vibrate, use method 2 to completely silence your Moto G.
Of course, you should hold down the volume down button while Moto G is not playing music or videos. If the music player or video player is running when you press and hold the volume button, it will simply silence your music or video. It will NOT silence Moto G notifications and ringtones.
So, normally, you should exit music player or video player before holding the volume down button. After your Moto G enters vibrate mode, you can play music or video as usual. Vibrate mode is for ringtones and notifications only; it will not silence your music or video.
Method 2: Silence Moto G ringtones and notifications completely.
If you do not want Moto G to vibrate as well, in other words, silence your Moto G completely, you can put Moto G in silent mode.
Press and hold the power button until you feel a vibration. The following box will show up in the center of the screen:
Touch Silent mode to silence all sounds (including call and notification ringtones) except media and alarm (you must silence media and alarms in their own applications).
Of course, you can also put your Moto G in vibrate mode here by tapping the Vibrate button.
How to stop silencing Moto G?
You can stop silencing Moto G ringtones and notifications by tapping the volume up button on your Moto G.
Again, you should do this when you are not playing music or videos. Otherwise, it will only change the volume of your music or videos.
Of course, you can also use the Ring button as shown in the image above.
Why I can not find the Silent mode or Vibrate mode?
If you updated your Moto G to Android Lollipop, you will NOT be able to find the Silent mode or Vibrate mode. In Android Lollipop, a new notification and interruption system was introduced with three modes: All, Priority and None modes. Please follow this guide to silence Moto G notifications and ringtones if your Moto G is running Lollipop.
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