Internet-connected phones and tablets are nearly everywhere, often ringing and chirping at the wrong time and in the wrong place.
Many e-mail and other messaging apps are set to send audible alerts by default. Not only can these unnecessary alerts be a major annoyance, they also use up some of the device's battery power each time they wake the machine from sleep mode.
In just a few steps you can silence some or all notifications and customize the way your device responds to alerts.
Of course, the simplest way to prevent your phone from ringing is to press its … Read more