The circular icon with a line through it, located at the top of your notifications bar, indicates that Do Not Disturb Mode is active on your Android device. This icon typically features a horizontal line, ideally in the center, dividing the circle.
How does this mode activate? Your volume control, along with its button, offers three options: “All,” “None,” and “Priority” calls. These options translate to the following:
- All: All calls are permitted to ring through your phone.
- None: Calls from your contact list are restricted from ringing through your phone.
- Priority: Only calls listed as priority are allowed to ring through your phone.
If you have the ‘None’ calls option selected on your volume control, the icon with a line through it will appear at the top of your phone.
What does this icon do? It prevents all callers from reaching and ringing on your device, directing calls straight to voicemail.
How can you resolve this? Simply navigate to your volume control and disable the ‘None’ calls option. This action will enable all calls to ring on your device. If you prefer to allow only specific contacts to ring through, you can select priority contacts in the Contact app.
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