How many times have you been embarrassed over the years when you’ve been in a meeting, and your phone starts screaming at the top of its lungs that someone wants to talk to you?

Hey, I’ve been there; no doubt you’ve been there too. It gets even worse when you start fumbling with the phone while struggling to find a way to shut it up, making everyone aware that you’re the culprit.

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just shake your phone and it would shut its mouth? That’s the premise behind Polite Silencer. Check out the full video walkthrough inside…

Polite Silencer is a free jailbreak tweak for jailbroken iPhones that works pretty much as advertised.

Although the thought of simply being able to pick up your iPhone and it shutting up is a tad far-fetched (the iPhone’s internals aren’t that sensitive, thankfully), it does work well if you apply a little force to your pickup.

Polite Silencer places a settings section in your Settings.app, but its options are a bit on the stingy side. There’s one sensitivity option, and then there is a disable option. If you include a sensitivity setting, yet make that the sole setting; you might as well just label it as “Enabled”.

Again, this tweak can be downloaded for free on Cydia.

Why not share with us some of your embarrassing “loud-ringer at inappropriate moment” stories?