iOS 11+: is there a way to temporarily mute sound output?

JL Peyret 06/12/2018. 1 answers, 121 views
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Use case:

  • Spotify runs an ad. You know how obnoxious those can be.
  • I somehow temporarily mute for say 60 secs (duration should be parametrized).
  • After 60 seconds, volume level comes back to normal, hopefully past ads.

How can I accomplish this?

1 Answers


grg 06/12/2018.

You can do this with Workflow using the following workflow. Workflows can be run from a share menu, Today widget or by opening the app.

Since Workflow was acquired by Apple and integrated into iOS 12, it should also be possible with Shortcuts in iOS 12.


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