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Deafening SMS alert when on the phone

(Topic created: 12-04-2023 04:21 PM)
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ChrisMadog
Constellation
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Galaxy S20

Hi,
When I am talking on the phone and an SMS comes in, it gives the alert tome through the speaker AT FULL VOLUME - yeah, it's that loud, making my ears ring and causing a reaction that wants to throw the phone at something.
Pretty extreme ? What would you do if someone put something to your ear and it near deafened you ?

What can be done about this.
Lowering the SMS alert tone isn't an option because I need it loud so I can hear it in noiusy environments or in another room.

If this can be moderated when I am using the phone, I'd love to know how.

Regards,
A near deafened Chris M

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Vanessa7
Astronaut
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Galaxy S20
I'm having a similar problem, I even have my phone set to not ring when I'm in the middle of a call, but it still does and you are right it's deafening!
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Galaxy S20
Try gioing into your settings go to volume hit device volume and lower it hope it works
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ChrisMadog
Constellation
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Galaxy S20

That doesn't work unfortunately. 

The setting is a global setting and it apparently affects the SMS alert tone in =all= instances.

What I would like to know is if there is any way to turn it down to bearable volume when I have the phone to my ear and have it at full volume when I do not have it to my ear.

ChrisM

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