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App to silence SMS/MMS & EMAIL notifications when sleeping but phone ringer is active

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Sarge34, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. Sarge34

    Sarge34 New Member
    Thread Starter

    Jul 22, 2010
    I used to have a BB Tour. I could set it up to turn off notifications for email and text messages when I had the phone plugged in. The phone would still ring.

    I am looking for an app for my HTC Incredible that I could do basically the same thing. I would like to set the phone up so when I'm sleeping the notifications for SMS/MMS and EMAIL messages are muted, but the ringer for the phone is still active.

    Does anyone know of such an app or setting to do this? Thanks!


  2. paulcooper

    paulcooper Well-Known Member

    Apr 19, 2010
    sounds like an excellent app.
  3. UncleMike

    UncleMike Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Central NJ
    Take a look at Tasker, available in the Market with the standard 24-hour return window, or off-Market with a 14-day trial at:

    Tasker for Android

    What you're looking for is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of what Tasker can do.

    Once it's installed you have to tell Tasker what you want it to do, and under what conditions you want it to do it, for example:

    1. When plugged in, silence notifications but leave ringer alone
    2. When in the car dock, enable bluetooth
    3. When at home, turn on Wifi
    4. When at work, turn off ringer/notifications and enable vibrate, or
    5. Silence ringer/notifications duing meetings on your calendar

    What you would do in Tasker is setup an "AC Power" context that would set the notification volume to zero. When AC Power is disconnected, Tasker will automatically return the notification volume to its previous level, or a predetermined level if you choose. You could optionally set it up to do this only at night, so that daytime charging would not silence the notifications.
  4. kamikazekyle

    kamikazekyle Well-Known Member

    Jun 14, 2010
    Timeriffic. UI's not the greatest, but it's free. It's only time based profiles, however. I have mine set up so that I receive phone calls but no alerts while I"m asleep, but it'll turn everything back up when it's time to get up.

    If you just need that basic functionailty, Timeriffic will save you ~$7. If you want more robust profiling (ie: location, charge status, etc), I agree that Tasker would fit the bill.
  5. michalstanko

    michalstanko New Member

    Jul 23, 2010
    Bratislava, Slovakia
    Also try checking out the Sweet Dreams app, may be helpful, too.

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