Any way to get notifications for text msg but nothing else?Tips


  1. madfloyd

    madfloyd Member

    My Note 3 is constantly making sounds, usually water droplets. I think it's whenever the temperature changes, wi-fi changes, or it just feels like it.

    My dismay is that the text messaging sound is linked to Notifications or I would just turn down the Notifications volume. I need to know when I get a text message the same way I need to know when I get a voice call.

    I have already gone into many apps and turned notifications off. This saddens me because I like to swipe down and see all my notifications - on demand.

    What's worse is I still get so many notification sounds anyways.

    And what's strange is that not all apps make the same 'notification' sound - when I get a text it isn't a water-droplet sound but something different.

    I'm looking for any solution or advice that will allow me to get audio when I get a text message but have it be silent for other notifications (here's an area where I wish the phone worked like Apples' pushes).

    Thanks in advance.

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  2. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven What does this button do? Moderator

    Go into Settings | Sounds | Default Notification Sound and choose "None." It should be at the top of the list. This will set the notification sound for anything you haven't specified otherwise to silent.

    Next, go into your Messaging app, choose settings and you should be able to set a tone of your choice.
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  3. Methos1979

    Methos1979 Well-Known Member

    Check out the app Light Flow. It will allow you set which app notifications alert you and how. You can set a different color light (and different flash patterns), a different sound, a different vibration pattern for EACH notification supported. There is a free version that gives you the basics (SMS, missed phone, etc.) but the paid version adds hundreds more supported apps.

    So for instance on my phone, I have the following set up:

    Chess moves: Green flashing light, custom flash pattern, custom sound, custom vibration pattern.
    SMS & MMS: Light blue flashing light, custom flash pattern
    Missed phone call: Red flashing light, custom flash pattern
    Voice mail: Yellow flashing light, custom flash pattern
    Calendar alerts: Pink flashing light, custom flash pattern
    NBC breaking news alerts: Yellow flashing light, custom flash pattern
    Facebook messages: Blue flashing light, custom flash pattern

    So with the above set up, I only get sound and vibration for the chess moves. Everything else is silent.

    Note some apps (like Facebook) have multiple notification types so you can pick and choose what type of notification you are alerted too. Like on Facebook I only wanted to be alerted when someone sends me a personal message, not for every post.

    It's a great program and works very well with the Note 3. I posted a complete breakdown of what colors works in another thread in this sub forum.
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  4. dustwun77

    dustwun77 Endeavor to Persevere :) Guide

    It sounds like a really cool app!

    Can you set up profiles with it, so it behaves differently at different times of day or when connected to a certain wifi, for example?
  5. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven What does this button do? Moderator

    I haven't played too much with the recent versions, but I know it has a nighttime mode for turning off notifications during bed hours. I've been rocking the same configuration for near two years. It's a solid app and you can email the dev and you will hear back within minutes. He's freindly and receptive.
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  6. Methos1979

    Methos1979 Well-Known Member

    I know you can set it up to override silent modes and such and set it up for repeating sounds or vibrations but I don't think you can set it up to take cues from wifis. You could always do that kind of programming with Tasker though. That's a great app as well.
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  7. madfloyd

    madfloyd Member

    Methos1979 that sounds like a cool app - I will certainly check it out - thanks!
  8. Simon_Gardner

    Simon_Gardner Well-Known Member

    Nope. I go straight into a choice of file manager. No option of "None". Which doesn't stop me installing a silent "sound" file of course.

  9. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven What does this button do? Moderator

    Ah, you have something like Zedge or Tone PIcker installed. You should be able to load the default tone chooser that loads the default list of tones that ship with your phone.
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  10. Simon_Gardner

    Simon_Gardner Well-Known Member

    Just got round to making a null (ie completely silent) "notification sound". It works just fine. It no longer matters how I have my notifications set, I get no sound.
  11. mom2maddy2000

    mom2maddy2000 New Member

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
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  12. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven What does this button do? Moderator

    Welcome to Android Forums mom2maddy2000.:)

    I'm happy you found a solution to make you phone better for you. Don't be afraid to ask for any other help.
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