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How do I silence my alarms when my phone is silenced?
September 2, 2012 10:59 AM   Subscribe

Looking for an app that will silence my cell phone alarms when my phone is on silent. Using a Samsung Galaxy SII running ICS on at&t

I have an alarm that goes off everday at 1pm. I'd like it to go off silently whenever my phone is silenced. I've tried several volume control apps that allow you to set profiles for all the sounds on your phone, including the alarm volume, but the alarm still goes off, even when I've picked a profile with the alarm volume set to silent.

I'm currently using the default clock app for the alarms but have also tried switching to Alarm Clock Extreme, which didn't seem to help. I'm willing to change alarm apps if I need to.

Apps I've tried that haven't seemed to work:
-AudioManager
-Volume Control + Pro
-AudioGuru

The phone is a Samsung Galaxy SII with Ice Cream Sandwich running on AT&T. Thanks!
posted by matildatakesovertheworld to Computers & Internet (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Tasker is a popular paid app that can be programmed to do almost anything.
posted by davcoo at 11:16 AM on September 2, 2012


I have been using the free AutomateIt for something a bit like this.
I actually use it to silence the camera shutter sound on the SIII when the camera is activated. ( no root needed like every other description of how to fix this)

I have just had a look at it is possible to create an action on "Sound Mode Change" with an action "Set Volume for Single Stream" you can then pick Alarm Stream and set it to 0%.
You equally have to make the corresponding turn the sound back on action on changing the Sound Mode back on again.
Note the UI is a bit finickity and you need to remember to save the sub actions.

I exported the rules i just set up to show;
"Rule description","Trigger","Action","Enabled","Delayed Execution"
"[Sound Mode Changed Trigger -> Set Volume For Single Stream Action]","[Sound Mode Changed Trigger]: Sound mode is set to Silent (No vibrate)","[Set Volume For Single Stream Action]: Set volume of Alarm Stream to 0%","true",""
"[Sound Mode Changed Trigger -> Set Volume For Single Stream Action]","[Sound Mode Changed Trigger]: Sound mode is set to Normal (No vibrate)","[Set Volume For Single Stream Action]: Set volume of Alarm Stream to 50%","true",""
These set the alarm volume to zero when sound is set to Silent and turn it back to 50% when the sound mode is changed to normal.
posted by stuartmm at 11:28 AM on September 2, 2012


I could swear that there's an option "Sound alarms when silenced". I can't find it at the moment so maybe I'm dreaming though.
posted by katrielalex at 11:29 AM on September 2, 2012


Clock>set alarm>menu button>settings>'alarm in silent mode' unchecked still sets off the alarm?
posted by pink candy floss at 11:59 AM on September 2, 2012


Yeah, you don't need Tasker or anything like that for this. If pink candy floss' suggestion doesn't work then try a different clock app. I use "Alarm Clock +" and it certainly has that option.

If you don't want to switch clocks, maybe something like "Do Not Disturb" app will work for this.
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 12:09 PM on September 2, 2012


I just read your more inside, which I'd missed previously, and now I think I'm misunderstanding your question. I took it to mean "I don't want to hear any noises from my phone when it's in silent mode, including alarms." Is that not what you're asking?
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 12:11 PM on September 2, 2012


Sorry my original question was unclear. I'd like the alarm to audibly go off when my phone ringer is on OR on vibrate only. I'd like no noise when both the ringer and vibration are off.

Pink candy floss: I totally missed that, thanks! But unchecking that box in Alarm Clock Extreme (I don't see it in the default app) means that when the phone is on vibrate only I don't hear the alarm.

Again, I'd like to have 3 modes on my phone: "Normal", "everything but alarm on vibrate, alarm makes noise," and "everything including alarm silent." Sorry about the vagueness.
posted by matildatakesovertheworld at 12:41 PM on September 2, 2012


Alarm Clock Plus does all that.
posted by dobbs at 1:03 PM on September 2, 2012


Thanks Dobbs that worked like a charm. For anyone looking at this later, checking "alarm in silent mode" and NOT checking "independent sound" was what did the trick.
posted by matildatakesovertheworld at 5:50 PM on September 2, 2012


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