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Lollipop Update - What do you think?


I do not like the Lollipop update for the S5! WARNING: THE ALARM CLOCK DOES NOT SOUND WHEN YOUR PHONE IS ON MUTE NOW. I only got it 2 days ago and I found out the hard way that my alarm no longer goes off when the phone is on mute.. WTF?? I was an hour and a half late for work this morning. I don't sleep well and do not like to hear my phone at night, BUT I NEED MY ALARM CLOCK TO STILL GO OFF!! Also, I don't like that now when you click on the volume buttons on the side of the phone there is no longer an option to change the notifications volume which I do constantly while at work. Now I have to go into my setting to change it every time. I also don't like that the text messaging area is now neon orange, but that's just a personal preference. Being able to select colours would be great. So far I have no had any problems with my battery.

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Blocking Mode appears to be the alternative to muting your phone. See link to article below. http://androidadvices.com/blocking-mode-samsung-galaxy-s5/
rikkster wrote:

Blocking Mode appears to be the alternative to muting your phone. See link to article below. h...

I just checked that link and my S5 doesn't have blocking mode.. Would it be called something else? I can't seem to see anything similar.
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rikkster wrote:

Blocking Mode appears to be the alternative to muting your phone. See link to article below. h...

There are a couple of ways to access blocking mode, one method is to go to: Settings > Personalization > Blocking mode. Another method is shown in the video below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rf0o-6JgPyI
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Koodo is not involved in creating the software of phones, Sarah. Whereas most of us sympathize with your problems, you'd be best off to complain to the manufacturer (Samsung) or the Android developers (Google).
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yeah when setting sounds to none it is a no exception kinda thing. Best off to set it to Priority and vibrate. This will get you alrams and if you favorite any contacts they will come through also. As for the volume, I only have a widget workaround for it which is the "Slider widget" but this only save you from going through setting to change it. Also not a fan of the white backgrounds introduced in app draw and setting. I assume it fits the material design better then a dark background but that doesn't change my dislike.
Boolanger wrote:

yeah when setting sounds to none it is a no exception kinda thing. Best off to set it to Priorit...

I don't see this widget on my S5. Is it something I have to download?
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Boolanger wrote:

yeah when setting sounds to none it is a no exception kinda thing. Best off to set it to Priorit...

yes, you would have to download it from the play store
This was more of a rant.. Is this not allowed here or something? I didn't say I blamed Koodo at all. I'm just not happy with Lollipop & I'm wondering who is with me!

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