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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Matthew Pollock, Mar 7, 2021.

  1. Matthew Pollock

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    How to set up? I want sound notifications:
    1. When a Google calendar event will occur in 1 hour. I want Beijing Bass, which is to be found under "Sounds"
    2. When I am called on my mobile - a ring-like sound.
    I don't want any other notifications. At present I am plagued by Beijing Bass erupting seemingly randomly. That may be because many App notifications cannot be switched off under Settings | Notifications. So I don't know how to get what I want.

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  2. Hadron

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    Have you checked the notification settings within the apps themselves? I know there are some notifications you can't block, but there are very few so you shouldn't be getting this constantly.

    As a workaround, can you make a silent audio file your default notification tone then set your preferred one for those 2 apps? That should achieve what you want (unless any app is hard-coded to use its own notification tone, but if this system sound is what you keep getting that doesn't seem to be your problem).
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  3. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    You may also want to check into the Do Not Disturb mode on your device.

    There you can have much more custom controls over your notifications.
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  4. Matthew Pollock

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  5. Matthew Pollock

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    Under "Notifications", the Notifications I cannot disable include:
    • Bluetooth
    • Call Management
    • Clock
    • Com.Android.wallpaperbackup
    • Compass
    • FM Radio
    • Huawei Assistant
    • HwUpgradeGuide
    • Huawie Share
    • Recorder
    • Screen Recording
    • Settings
    • Sim App Dialog
    • Software Update
    That doesn't seem like "very few".

    The silent sound seems like a good idea, like tweaking filters in gmail to get "filter all mail".
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  6. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    Keep in mind that with some of those apps, there may be the option to disable the app altogether.

    But in all honesty, which of those apps are giving you any notifications?
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  7. Matthew Pollock

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    Correct. It turns out that the chief notifier was Google Chrome stories. Nobody asked Google to send me stories, but it insists. In the top right of the story there is a little menu, where one can shut off notifications.

    I wish all these sounds and notifications could be brought together in one place. And I could choose:
    1. All on [except the ones I indicate]
    2. All off [ except the ones I indicate]
    Plus comprehensive noise choices.

    But no, that would make the customer's life too easy.
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  8. Hadron

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    @puppykickr's suggestion above about "Do Not Disturb" may however give you what you want: you can create a list of apps that are still allowed to notify you when you are in DND mode, so if you do that and then leave it in DND that should give you the result you are after.

    You've certainly got more apps whose notifications you can't disable than I have - I have fewer than half of those apps on my phone at all, and my Clock app does let me disable them (probably not the same app as yours, as the Clock is something manufacturers often replace with their own version). And I don't think any of the remainder have ever given me a notification, which means they aren't a problem.

    I've no idea what "Chrome Stories" are because I disabled Chrome on my phone. But this doesn't make me regret that choice at all ;).
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