Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by zooby, Nov 24, 2011.
Is there anyway to stop notifications interupting my music? Its very annoying
In stock android I don't believe there is a way. The closest you can get is to silence the phone which should allow music to play uninterrupted by notification sounds.
I thought this was one of the big fixes in ICS...that notifications don't interrupt media anymore? Did they not get to it?
I hadn't heard that about ICS, but it would be nice. Especially since my phone is all I use for music in my car!
Did you try turning your ringer and notification volumes all the way down and just leaving them on vibrate?
That does work, but if you don't use Tasker it is way too much work.
...which is why I use Tasker all the time and recommend everyone buy and used it
You could easily do what the OP wants with Tasker.
If someone could post a step by step guide to setting this up in Tasker it would be much appreciated?
I'm not actually doing it in Tasker this second, but off the top of my head:
Add > Context: Application > (select music app) > New Task > Audio > Notification > Set volume to 0
Aren't ICS volume controls like HC? In HC you can bring notifications volume down by themselves, no?
this doesnt work when the music application is running in the background. any workarounds?
I have no idea. It seems that Google Play Music seems to lower the volume and raise it back up when you get a notification. At least in Jelly Bean. But BeyondPod doesn't (it simply pauses). So it seems somewhat app dependent.
I just put it into airplane mode when I am working out and listening to music. Problem solved!
....that's not really solving the problem but whatever floats your boat.
As annoying as they can be I can't imagine not wanting to know when I have a message or call...except when sleeping.if you really want to be in "do not interrupt mode" I think you are going to have to do it manually. I don't see there being a lot of demand from people to block notifications. People are too addicted or too well trained to respond to every ring ding and beep.
Couldn't you just put the phone in vibrate mode? You would still know if you got a notification if the phone is touching your body (harr harr) and it wouldn't interrupt your music.
Probably, but I think that it still partially mutes your music for several seconds.... which at least is better than Froyo/Gingerbread completely stopping your music for the duration of the alert.
If you want to still hear calls but don't want to hear notifications there are applications such as "Volume Control+" that allow you to unlink ringer and notification volume.
Just tried that app. Doesn't work. After deeper research I've found that there is no way to unlink the volume and notification unless you install a custom rom that's coded in that option. AOKP Jelly Bean nightlies doesn't even have it.. yet.
Oh you're right, sorry about that. I just remembered seeing the option there and never thought to look. Makes me wonder why put in an option that does nothing.
CM9 has that option
Isn't CM9 ICS based though?
Yes, are you on JB? I'm sure the option is still there in CM10, I just don't have a stable enough ROM to test on my phone
I'm not the OP, but Petrah is on Jelly Bean so that's why I asked.
I use "Headset Manager Lite" to set my phone to vibrate when a headphone jack is plugged in or a bluetooth connection is made, and when it disconnects it sets it back to normal. Works good with Poweramp.