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Samsung brings Lollipop’s missing Mute feature to the Galaxy S5

An update for the Samsung Galaxy S5 reintroduces the popular Mute feature missing from Android Lollipop builds.

Published onFebruary 24, 2015

Galaxy S5 Lollipop Mute feature

Silent or Mute volume modes are being sorely missed by some Android Lollipop users, but Samsung has heard the complaints and has rushed to reintroduce the feature with a small update for its Galaxy S5 smartphone.

The build, labelled G900FXXU1BOB7, has only been released for the G900F handset variant in the UK at the moment, that’s the one with the Snapdragon processor. However, it should be heading out across Europe and then to other regions in the near future. You can always hammer the manual update button under Settings > About phone > Software update to see if the update has arrived yet.

For Lollipop users who don’t own a Galaxy S5 and are still missing Mute functionality, we took a look at the SoundHUD app yesterday, which can bring back more familiar sound controls to Lollipop devices.

Have you been missing a standard Mute feature or are you finding Lollipop’s interruption controls more useful?

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