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Receive Alerts from Specific Contacts while on Silent?
New to the forum, new to Android and user of an AT&T serviced, Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
I have what may be a simple question, but for the life of me, I cannot seem to find an answer for it online or elsewhere.
I need to be able to be reached all hours of the day and night by certain callers and with texts and email from certain numbers and email addresses. Is there a way I can allow just certain callers and certain email addresses and texts alert me audibly while filtering all of the non-critical email and calls? To be more clear, when I sleep, I need to be reached by my children in case of emergency. If I put my phone to silent, they cannot reach me. If I do not put my phone to silent so that I am available to my kids, I get woken up by all emails and calls, and many that do not require my immediate attention.
Is there a way to put my phone to SILENT mode for sleep and yet allow SPECIFIC callers and email addresses to get through WITH an audible alert? I have thoroughly looked through my phone settings and it seems to me that this feature may have been left out in development?! Even a Blackberry offers this feature, so I think I must just not be seeing it.
I would greatly appreciate any solutions without having to download any app to do this for me. The only app I have downloaded and installed thus far went rogue and took over my phone, causing me to have to factory reset to rid my phone of it, so I am a little gun-shy of apps. Even Google Play ones, since that is where I got the rogue app.
Many thanks in advance.