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Thread: Settings / Alarm Settings / Sound and Vibrate Settings / Silent on Android 8.1 Oreo

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    Question Settings / Alarm Settings / Sound and Vibrate Settings / Silent on Android 8.1 Oreo

    Please explain in detail the implications of the following setting on Android 8.1 Oreo devices.
    Settings / Alarm Settings / Sound and Vibrate Settings / Silent

    I ask this because on my Android 8.1 Oreo device Calendar and Task alarms go off as expected; but even if I set some sound for the "Silent" category in the Android 8.1 notification setting window, there will be no any sound. Furthermore, even if I turn on 'Vibrate' for this Silent Notification category, there will be no vibration when the alarm goes off in silent mode.
    So, what's the point of this setting?

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    Arpad, welcome back.

    The Silent was simply expedient. Our main goal was to re target the build to Android OS, which we did. There were a number of unintended consequences. In order to roll functionality quickly we added the Silent to solve a programming problem. We will soon be able to remove it, but this will be in a planned release that goes through the beta process.

    So it was just expediency.

    Wayland

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