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  1. zooby

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    Is there anyway to stop notifications interupting my music? Its very annoying
     

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    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.
     
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    I thought this was one of the big fixes in ICS...that notifications don't interrupt media anymore? Did they not get to it?
     
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    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!
     
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    Did you try turning your ringer and notification volumes all the way down and just leaving them on vibrate?
     
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    That does work, but if you don't use Tasker it is way too much work.
     
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    ...which is why I use Tasker all the time and recommend everyone buy and used it :D

    You could easily do what the OP wants with Tasker.
     
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    If someone could post a step by step guide to setting this up in Tasker it would be much appreciated?
     
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    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
     
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    Aren't ICS volume controls like HC? In HC you can bring notifications volume down by themselves, no?
     
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    this doesnt work when the music application is running in the background. any workarounds?
     
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    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.
     
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    I just put it into airplane mode when I am working out and listening to music. Problem solved!
     
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    ....that's not really solving the problem but whatever floats your boat.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    CM9 has that option
     
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    Isn't CM9 ICS based though?
     
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    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
     
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    I'm not the OP, but Petrah is on Jelly Bean so that's why I asked.
     
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    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.
     
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