If you’ve been using your EVO 4G for a while now, you’ve probably noticed that it doesn’t have a silent mode. This means in order to do so you’d have to manually do it by going into your smart phone’s sound settings. For quickly or temporary purposes that can be quite irritating since you’ll need to switch the sound back on after a short while.
Unfortunately, there is not hardware solution for this. So, it isn’t going to be a quick fix. What most of us do is to use a widget from the Android market to turn the phone silent quickly.
Here there are quite a few options including the Silent Mode Widget. There’s also Beautiful Widgets form HTC which gets the job done.
You can take a look at the different widgets available in the Android market to see which one you like best. While it may be a bit of hassle to do so, it’s much better than having go into your menu and set the sound down.
Another manual option is to bring volume all the way down to zero until it goes into vibrate mode. From there press the power button to choose silent.
If you don’t like installing a widget, we’ve found that the simplest way is to click on the power button for a couple of seconds. This will cause a menu to pop up. From the menu, select silent mode.
Whichever way you choose, you’ll be able to quickly turn off the sound for your HTC EVO. Once whatever you’ve done is finished, you can easily turn the sound back on.