Notifications can be a blessing and a bane. They often act as message carriers and can be very useful when the phone is inactive. But then while listening to songs or composing an email on your Android, the notifications ringing are really annoying. So how do you disable Android notification sounds when you don’t need them?
It is said that smartphones are taking us away from the physical realm of this world. Often, while chatting with someone in person, the notification chime takes you away, even for a few minutes.
While it’s easy to turn on the do not disturb switch, the hard part is how and when to set notification sounds for specific times.
This led me to an app called Dingless – Notification Sounds that mutes notification sounds when you don’t need them. Looks nice? Well, let’s get started and see how it works.
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Dingless: An Overview
Dingless, as the name suggests, makes the ‘ding’ less annoying by eliminating sounds and vibrations. For example, when a device’s screen is active, the status bar does a great job of displaying notification icons, and notification sounds are pretty useless at this point; Dingless can help.
Notification sounds can be muted when one is listening to songs, driving, or when the screen is off.
It also features a sleep mode, which ensures that the phone only rings once, even when receiving multiple notifications.
How does this work?
Dingless features four modes: screen on, sleep mode, music mode, and driving mode. The first mode is as simple as possible: when it’s on, notification sounds won’t play. Along with sounds, there is also an option to mute vibrations.
The second is the important one, because it turns off the sounds when playing songs and videos.
Remember how the Bluetooth speaker muted within seconds of receiving a notification? This mode helps eliminate that.
Next is sleep mode, which when turned on will only play one notification sound per app, based on the set time. These times can be selected from the configuration menu and can be 30, 60, 90 seconds or 10 minutes.
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The best thing about this app is that the sounds automatically turn back on when Dingless is turned off.
Notifications are great attention seekers. Imagine the situation where a driver takes his eyes off the road to look at you. A useful feature in such a situation is the driving mode widget.
All you have to do is enable the widget on your home screen and turn it on when you start driving and all notification sounds will be filtered.
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Since this is an app that plays phone sounds and status, it needs Android app permissions to work accurately. When enabled, the persistent notification will appear in the notification shade where you can quickly access the app.
However, you can choose to turn it off by toggling the Dingless status switch.
When it comes to Android app permissions, here’s GT’s guide to better understand them.
If Android notifications are really annoying, Dingless is the perfect app to suppress them. The app can be installed for free on the Play Store with some in-app purchases. In-app purchases will cost you Rs. 65 ($1.01). So when will you receive it?
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