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  1. rimz808's Avatar
    Coming from a Samsung, I was baffled to see that the pixel does not separate ringtones and notification tones. At work I don't want my notification tones to be so loud where it bothers my coworker, yet I need my ring volume to be up so I can hear my work calls.

    Has anyone found a good app that can separate the 2? Or, do we just deal with it not being separated?

    Thanks
    12-15-2018 05:03 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    Long=press the volume button, then tap the gear that shows, and you'll get all 4 volume controls.
    12-16-2018 12:15 PM
  3. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Long=press the volume button, then tap the gear that shows, and you'll get all 4 volume controls.
    They are referring to separate notification and ringtone. I believe only Samsung and LG have that. It was removed from Android around Lollipop.
    12-16-2018 02:10 PM
  4. Rukbat's Avatar
    Yep, you're right - I didn't read. There's no notification volume.
    12-16-2018 02:13 PM
  5. EMGSM's Avatar
    I wish Google included this feature.
    12-16-2018 05:16 PM
  6. GSDer's Avatar
    I wish Google included this feature.
    Then this is a great opportunity for you to send them feedback...
    12-16-2018 09:47 PM
  7. EMGSM's Avatar
    Then this is a great opportunity for you to send them feedback...
    I already sent feedback on this when I had the Pixel 2 and again for the Pixel 3.
    12-16-2018 10:49 PM
  8. mustang7757's Avatar
    I found a kinda of work around
    in do not disturb if you long press it from notification drop down...

    keep do not disturb on and turn notification volume off while still seeing notification come in and set your phone to accept all calls or modify to your liking.
    12-16-2018 11:16 PM
  9. mustang7757's Avatar
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    Attached Thumbnails Separate phone ringtone and notification volume?-518.jpg  
    12-16-2018 11:16 PM
  10. mustang7757's Avatar
    that's another work around for spam callers as you can choose only your contact to call you .
    12-16-2018 11:21 PM
  11. dbrii's Avatar
    Has anyone found a good app that can separate the 2? Or, do we just deal with it not being separated?

    Thanks
    Try Sound Profile. I have been using the app for years with previous Android devices. Works great with my Pixel 3. Developer is great. Have contacted her in the past with small bugs and she's always been quick to respond and fix.

    You can setup multiple sound profiles and within each you can separately set volume for notifications, ring, alarm and media. Cannot recommend enough.

    Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...?id=Orion.Soft
    12-17-2018 08:22 PM
  12. DMP89145's Avatar
    Maybe someone can explain why this would even need to be a separated feature? I don't understand what circumstances would make this type of separation even effective or relevant.
    12-17-2018 10:43 PM
  13. Robisan's Avatar
    I found a kinda of work around
    in do not disturb if you long press it from notification drop down...

    keep do not disturb on and turn notification volume off while still seeing notification come in and set your phone to accept all calls or modify to your liking.
    This is a very clever solution, as the OP's concern really is a Notifications do not disturb issue. You could also set this up as an Automatic rule to start/stop during work hours.
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    12-18-2018 01:49 AM
  14. dbrii's Avatar
    Maybe someone can explain why this would even need to be a separated feature? I don't understand what circumstances would make this type of separation even effective or relevant.
    Here's one way I utilize Sound Profile: I have a profile designed for when I am sleeping that silences all notification sounds but allows the phone to ring, but only from my family (an extra feature that can be setup). I rarely receive a call overnight but if I do it's probably important, especially with kids in college. Emails or whatever can wait until morning.
    12-18-2018 06:11 AM
  15. mustang7757's Avatar
    This is a very clever solution, as the OP's concern really is a Notifications do not disturb issue. You could also set this up as an Automatic rule to start/stop during work hours.
    Thank you , guess he hasn't looked in this thread yet to try .
    12-18-2018 07:54 AM
  16. rimz808's Avatar
    Maybe someone can explain why this would even need to be a separated feature? I don't understand what circumstances would make this type of separation even effective or relevant.
    This is why I would like the feature:

    I am in my office - I get notifications/text messages. I want to hear my notifications, but at a low volume as to not bother my co-workers who are in the same office as me. I still want to hear notifications.

    I need my ringer volume up a bit higher because when I am outs and abouts and in my pocket, I need to hear my phone ring since my work phone is being forwarded to my cell. If i set the volume to be low, it thus sets the ringtone to be low and I sometimes do not hear it. In contrast, if I set the volume high so I hear the ringtone, but then that makes notifications high as well.

    Separating them would give me more customization. So on the flip side, I don't understand the circumstance to have them both together?

    Thanks
    12-18-2018 01:00 PM
  17. rimz808's Avatar
    Thank you , guess he hasn't looked in this thread yet to try .
    Thanks for that. However, I still do want to hear the notifications tone throughout the day. Just at a lower volume
    12-18-2018 01:00 PM
  18. mustang7757's Avatar
    Thanks for that. However, I still do want to hear the notifications tone throughout the day. Just at a lower volume
    No problem, you'll have to download from play store one of those app
    12-18-2018 01:20 PM
  19. rimz808's Avatar
    Try Sound Profile. I have been using the app for years with previous Android devices. Works great with my Pixel 3. Developer is great. Have contacted her in the past with small bugs and she's always been quick to respond and fix.

    You can setup multiple sound profiles and within each you can separately set volume for notifications, ring, alarm and media. Cannot recommend enough.

    Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...?id=Orion.Soft
    Giving that a try now. It does separate both for me and I can make a work profile. Thanks for this suggested app.
    12-18-2018 02:29 PM
  20. DMP89145's Avatar
    This is why I would like the feature:

    I am in my office - I get notifications/text messages. I want to hear my notifications, but at a low volume as to not bother my co-workers who are in the same office as me. I still want to hear notifications.

    I need my ringer volume up a bit higher because when I am outs and abouts and in my pocket, I need to hear my phone ring since my work phone is being forwarded to my cell. If i set the volume to be low, it thus sets the ringtone to be low and I sometimes do not hear it. In contrast, if I set the volume high so I hear the ringtone, but then that makes notifications high as well.

    Separating them would give me more customization. So on the flip side, I don't understand the circumstance to have them both together?

    Thanks
    Oh okay. I see what you're saying. I guess for me, it breaks down to whether or not I want to be disturbed. All alerts are in the same category to me, so DND on/off seems to hit my use case.
    12-18-2018 05:41 PM
  21. techblogger911's Avatar
    Coming from a Samsung, I was baffled to see that the pixel does not separate ringtones and notification tones. At work I don't want my notification tones to be so loud where it bothers my coworker, yet I need my ring volume to be up so I can hear my work calls.

    Has anyone found a good app that can separate the 2? Or, do we just deal with it not being separated?

    Thanks
    There's an app on play store

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...mxstudios.seer

    also there is an old thread about same query which lots of people answered and solved this.

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/google-nexus-5/335210-any-way-separate-ringtone-volume-notification-volume.html
    12-21-2018 12:05 PM
  22. CAllen561's Avatar
    Here's one way I utilize Sound Profile: I have a profile designed for when I am sleeping that silences all notification sounds but allows the phone to ring, but only from my family (an extra feature that can be setup). I rarely receive a call overnight but if I do it's probably important, especially with kids in college. Emails or whatever can wait until morning.
    I work an overnight shift at a 24/7 small boat assistance and towing operation. The emergency line is forwarded to my cell phone in the evenings and I am able to sleep if not busy but have to be awakened when a call comes in. Since I'm expecting important calls I'm a light sleeper however, and any errant text or notification wakes me up.

    I desperately wish I still had the feature to separate the two volumes easily, as I did before I switched from Samsung to Pixel. It's my ONLY complaint with the Pixel family honestly, and I can't believe Samsung was ahead of that curve.

    I do understand the work-around with the Do Not Disturb settings, but its definitely not as intuitive to set-up, and I have paranoia about it failing me and missing an important call that could be a life threatening emergency on the water.
    Tritonemusic likes this.
    02-21-2019 07:23 AM
  23. HyperM3's Avatar
    Why do I remember back in the day on the Nexus phones we had the ability to click a radio button or something that would make ringtone and notifications equal? Meaning, you were able to separate them at the time.
    02-21-2019 08:26 AM
  24. rimz808's Avatar
    I really hope they do allow the ability to separate ring and notification volume. I'm still baffled why they think both need to be at the same volume??
    Tritonemusic likes this.
    02-22-2019 12:30 PM
  25. GSDer's Avatar
    I really hope they do allow the ability to separate ring and notification volume. I'm still baffled why they think both need to be at the same volume??
    'Hoping' doesn't mow the lawn; if you are unhappy with the current implementation then send feedback to Google. If enough people send them feedback then perhaps they will change the design.
    Settings -> Tips & support -> Send feedback
    Or press the Volume rocker, select the gear icon, select the question mark in the upper right corner of the Sound screen then Send feedback.
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    02-22-2019 01:22 PM
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