How to stop notification sounds while doing something else... Read for explanationSupport


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  1. robokid

    robokid Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hey,

    I have searched for this but can't seem to find an answer anywhere on the forums. I have a custom ringtone as my notification sound, and it is about 10 seconds long. However, when I receive a notification while I'm doing something else, or heck even if I receive it while just looking at my phone, I want to be able to hit a button and make the noise stop! I realize I have an email, text, whatever, so now I want the .mp3/sound to stop and not continue to play the duration of the clip!

    Any way to do this?

    Trevor
     

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    robokid Member This Topic's Starter

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    ? I know this has to be a pretty quick fix... Please help me out, I would appreciate it!
     
  3. mrjinglesusa

    mrjinglesusa Well-Known Member

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    Make a shorter notification sound? 10 seconds seems awfully long for a notification sound...
     
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    If your device is "On" and you are doing something on it (like browsing the web). You can "pull down" the notification panel (on the top). When I do this, it stops my notification-tone (I have a custom tone too). Of course, you have to be doing something (in an app), that still shows the notification-panel.

    However, if you are in standby, I have not found a way to mute the notification-tone. (other than slide-to-unlock, unlock pattern, then pull down the notification panel... by then it's almost done)
     
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    robokid Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ok sweet. And to the first responder... I need it longer than 5 seconds in case im in a different room or something and dont initially hear it and dont know to check it when I'm back or something cause it was too short of a sound and i didnt hear it the first second it plays. And also... to you programmers, I would pay for a dang app that interrupted the notification sound when i slide the lock bar or something. Inconvenient to have it play all the way until I'm in my messages.

    Trevor
     
  6. DroidPost

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    I agree this is a major fail, for a smart phone no way to stop the notification sound without going thru a major exercise is pretty stupid! I would think smart phones would be for smart people? I don't need to hear Lady Gaga's new song as my ring-tone I just need to know we have an email! Not being able to get your phone to STFU during a meeting is Incredibly embarrassing! I know there is a stupid app that puts your phone in silent mode during meetings but F that, a mute button should be something that is native and putting it to vibrate only is fine except that email notifications are only two short vibrations and some meetings are impromptu! UGH! Sorry for the rant I'm just irritated with this!
     
  7. DHAndroid

    DHAndroid Well-Known Member

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    This drives me up a wall!!!!!!!!!! On the Hero & hear the Evo has the same issue which is on order to upgrade to 2.2

    Have seen many posts on this and no real resolution.

    There is no one area in the settings to control all the ringtones..each ringtone is controlled individually by each program. Can deal with what.. but

    For email only I use a stock midi ringtone.. short simple since 25-100+ emails can come through in a day and many in multiples of 2+ in a minute.

    For all other things - Phone, messaging, Twitter & Facebook I use a mp3 ringtone that is 30 seconds long.

    When the phone rings the volume up button silences the phone ringtone..

    For every other ringtone, Twitter, Facebook & Messaging etc. no button on the phone when locked will silence the ringtone.. 30 seconds of un stoppable music.. very annoying.

    Was with my buddy having lunch lastweek and he knows his Incredible inside and out since he is a Linux dev. He uses midi ringtones for everything except the phone so he has not knows this issue.. Eating lunch and text comes through playing ACDC, its set to a semi loud ring..(Glad it wasnt a 2Pac or Capone type ringtone) have to put the food down, pick up the phone & I show him I hit every button on that phone..nothing would silence it..by this time its 15 seconds into the ringtone..Had to unlock and silence the phone..

    I usually have my explicit ringtones set for 3 seconds of clean music before the explicit starts, since last phone was a BB, not a big deal to reach down and hit the vol button to silence it.. the Android requires me to take it out to silence "every" ringtone..come on!

    There is a program called phone flip which only works when the phone is out of the holster and the phone "has" to be turned over for the full 30 seconds. Once turned over within the 30 seconds the ringtone starts up again until 30 seconds is up.

    Silence is an option but with a busy day walking sometimes the vibrate is not felt. Carrying items with the BB it was simple with a finger touch the volume up button to silence any ringtone. With the Android it requires a free hand to pull the phone out, unlock and enter the program causing the ringtone to go off and silence it. Handcent SMS does give me a pop up, still have to unlock the phone and click the x. Annoying if 20+ texts come across in an hour.

    I sincerely hope 2.2 addresses this issue!!!
     

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