11 Effective Ways to Unmute Calls and Notifications on Samsung Galaxy Phones and Android

Is your phone mysteriously silent when receiving calls or notifications? Don't worry, we've got you covered. There are various mute options on Android, ranging from muting all notifications to muting specific ones from certain apps. In this article, we will guide you through 11 effective methods to unmute calls and notifications on Samsung Galaxy phones and Android devices.

1. Unmute From Quick Settings Panel

If your phone is in Mute mode, you won't hear any sound for calls or notifications. To unmute your phone, simply open the quick settings panel and tap the volume toggle to switch it from Mute or Vibrate to Sound. If you can't find the volume icon, you can add it by going to the last page of the quick settings panel and tapping on the Plus icon. On some phones, you may need to tap the pencil icon to add toggles. Once you have added the volume toggle, you can easily control the sound settings.

2. Using the Volume Buttons

If you have already switched to the Sound mode but still can't hear any sound, the ringtone and notification volume might be low. You can increase the volume by pressing any volume button. A volume slider will appear on the screen. Tap the meatballs menu on the volume slider to open the volume control panel, and then increase the volume by moving the ringtone and notification slider upwards.

3. Unmute From Settings App

If you are unable to change the volume or the volume mode from the quick settings panel or using the volume buttons, you can always do it from the Settings app. Open the Settings app and go to Sounds and Vibration. From here, you can change the volume modes between Mute, Sound, and Vibrate. You can also adjust the ringtone and notification sound volume from the Ringtone and Notification sound menu.

4. From the Notification Panel

If you are not hearing sounds for specific notifications, open the notification panel and tap and hold on the notification that you are not getting sound for. On most Android phones, you should be able to change the Notification alert from Silent to Default. On Samsung phones, you can tap on the Settings option and change it from Silent to Allow sound and vibration. Once you make these changes, you will start receiving notification sounds for that app.

5. Unmute App Notifications on Samsung

Samsung phones allow users to set notifications for specific apps to Silent. To check and change this setting for any app, open the Settings app, select Apps, and then choose the app for which you are not receiving notification sound. Go to the Notifications option and change the Alerts to Allow sound and vibration from Silent.

6. Unmute Notification Channels/Notification Categories

Many Android phones, including Samsung Galaxy phones, support Notification Channels. Each app has various channels of notifications, such as marketing, updates, offers, downloads, likes, and subscriptions. If a specific channel is set to Silent, your phone will make no sound for notifications from that channel, except for certain types of notifications. To unmute notification channels, go to Settings > Apps > select the app > Notifications. On Samsung, you can find the channels under Notification Categories. Tap on the channel where you are getting silent notifications and change the mode to Alert from Silent.

7. Turn off the Do Not Disturb Mode

Make sure you have disabled the Do Not Disturb mode on your Android device to receive sound notifications. The location of this option may vary depending on the device you are using. On Samsung phones, you can find the Do Not Disturb option in Settings > Notifications > Do Not Disturb. Disable it to start receiving sound notifications.

8. Turn off Modes and Routines on Samsung

Samsung phones have automation features called Modes and Routines, which can change your system settings automatically, including the sound settings. If any mode is set to Mute the sound, your phone will be muted whenever that mode is activated. To turn off Modes and Routines, open the Settings app and go to Modes and Routines. Disable any active modes and routines, and delete any unwanted ones.

9. From Accessibility Settings

Check your phone's accessibility settings, as they may have an option to mute all sounds. On Samsung phones, you can find the Mute all sounds option in Settings > Accessibility > Hearing enhancements. Make sure this option is disabled. If you are using a different version of Android, check the accessibility settings for any audio-related features that might be causing the issue.

10. Check for Third-Party Apps

Some third-party apps can control system actions, including muting the device. If you have installed any apps like Tasker, check their settings to ensure they are not muting the device. Adjust the settings accordingly to unmute the device.

11. Restart or Update the Phone

If none of the above methods work, make sure your phone is running on the latest software version. To update your phone, go to Settings > Software update > Download and install. If there is no update available, try restarting your device and then attempt to unmute it again.

Unmuting calls and notifications on Samsung Galaxy phones and Android devices is essential for staying connected and receiving important alerts. By following these 11 effective methods, you can troubleshoot and resolve any sound-related issues on your device. Stay tuned and never miss another call or notification!