OnePlus has offered an alert slider switch on most of its smartphones since the OnePlus 2, allowing users to switch between vibrate, silent, and ringing sound profiles. This means you don’t need to turn on your screen and visit the quick settings to tweak your sound profile.
The feature hasn’t caught on among smartphone brands at large, but MySmartPrice and Twitter tipster Yogesh Brar report that Realme will indeed release a phone next month that offers an alert slider.
I seldom use the alert slider on my OnePlus 8 Pro. But on those rare occasions I found it very helpful indeed. I was thankful it was there. So yeah, I guess I hope the other smartphone manufacturers would follow suit and have a physical slider as well.
Posted on: March 6, 2022