How to Mute a Cell Phone

Different brand phones have built in different procedures that you will follow to mute your phone. Most manufacturers use common functions that are built into the phone. If your phone is one of these common phones then it will be simple for you to mute. Other phones can be complex to mute. Not all phones carry a mute function, if you are not sure if your phone has this, then you will need to check with your phone manufacturer. If you are using a wired or Bluetooth headset then most likely you have a mute function built in, however not all headsets have this feature.
Following the steps will ensure a successful mute of your phone.

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Step

Press the button that says "option" or "options." This button is usually one of the buttons under the LCD display, and on the display that button will be labeled as to what it is. This will get you into the phone menu.

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Select "mute" once in options in the phone menu to mute your phone. Follow the same procedure to unmute your phone only this time select "unmute."

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Press the button labeled "mute" if your phone has this button. Press again to unmute.

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Slide the button on your headset piece if you have a wired headset to mute, slide again to unmute. This may also be a button to press and keep pressed to remain muted.

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Press the mute button on your Bluetooth headset if using this. Press again to unmute. Not all Bluetooth headsets have this feature, and you will need to use the phone's mute function as explained in step 1.