Silence SMS/Notifications but not RingtoneSupport

Last Updated: 2012-09-27 06:19:44
  1. daveyboyuk

    daveyboyuk Member

    I work on call therefore need to have my phone available to ring during the night. But what I don't need is SMS notifications, Facebook messages etc waking me up.

    I've found various Apps but nothing seems to do the trick. My only way around this just now is to switch all notifications off manually, going into each App, including SMS Notification Sounds.

    There only appears to be 3 sets of Sound Volumes that you can adjust on this phone...

    Settings - Sound - Volumes

    1: Music, video, games & other media

    2: Ringtone & notifications

    3: Alarm

    If you Mute "Ringtone & notifications" then you wont hear your phone ring.

    I had the same problem with my iPhone but I was hoping that there would surely be an Android App out there for my shiny New HTC One X

    Here is my software information (this is the latest available to me via my Carrier 3UK)

    Android Version: 4.0.3
    HTC Sense: 4.0
    Software Number: 1.26.771.2
    HTC SDK API Level: 4.11
    HTC Extension version: HTCExtension_403_1_GA_3

    Here's hoping someone has the answer.

    Cheers, David (",)

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  2. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    You need to turn off notifications within the individual apps themselves. So in the SMS app, you'd need to hit Menu -> Settings -> Notifications -> Received Notification (uncheck). You'd need to do the same in Facebook and any other app you wanted to silence too.
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  3. daveyboyuk

    daveyboyuk Member

    Thanks :)

    Here's hoping a future update will maybe make it easier to control :)

  4. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    I'm still on Sense 3 - did they break it? :confused:

    At night I go to homescreens, menu, settings, sound, volume, and just zero out the notifications volume.

    There is a check box to decouple ringtones and notifications on the old Sense.

    Why would they break that???
  5. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    Not anymore:


    I've no idea why they broke it either :(
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  6. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    I am so rooting it when I get mine. :mad:

    Guess the next best trick is a silent MP3 notification.
  7. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    OK, this trick requires all notifications to use the system one, and then just use one of these for the switch over.

    Blank MP3s

    Dumbest. Move. Ever. HTC.
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  8. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    Yeah, I've not found a mod for mine yet either.

    You can't even set something up in Tasker because the volumes are linked so silencing one, silences the other.
  9. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    So, you still get separate files for the two, right?

    If so, my Mickey Mouse way would work, at least until there's a proper solution.
  10. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    novox77 asks if AudioManager solves this.
  11. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    Yeah, that would work. Although I see from the EVO LTE thread, novoxx has suggested some apps which I'm about to have a mess about with.
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  12. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    You're too quick/I'm too slow again.

    Nope, neither of those apps work :(
  13. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Ninja'd. :)

    Edit - oh, (unsafe language)!
  14. NeoteriX

    NeoteriX Well-Known Member

    Woah bummer. Is this a sense 4.0 thing or ICS thing?
  15. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    I was wondering the same thing, so I am off asking GNex owners this question...

    PS - Steven58 says he has separate volume controls on a custom rom. I will be able to get an answer for the stock ROM tomorrow unless someone gets the answer earlier. :)
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  16. Rose4uKy

    Rose4uKy Well-Known Member

    So does that mean if you silence your phone your alarm won't ring?

  17. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    The ringtones and notifications volumes behavior is a stock ICS thing, according to our pal who is running stock ICS on his Galaxy Nexus -

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  18. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    There are no mods for this at the moment, so we're stuck with it for now. :(
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  19. maximme

    maximme New Member

    i found the answer....
    but my phone is Motorola Astrix MN860 so i am not sure if it
    will work for all..

    go into Text messaging / options select messaging settings / select 'SILENT' ringtone
  20. tobyjuggler

    tobyjuggler Well-Known Member

    I remember this being a problem on my DHD when I first got it. It was on Froyo then and I remember also being extremely peeved that SMS and ringtone volumes were linked. I do remember solving it somehow, but I think this was only when I rooted the phone. My feeling is that this has always been a stock Android thing and HTC haven't changed it. If you're wondering how it got broken, I think you're probably misremembering and it has actually always been broken, but has been fixed by most custom ROMs.

    Now I've got a stock One X, it's back to square one for me too and now I'm very peeved again!

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