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sarasayshi

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I am brand new to iphones. I have had my phone for 3 days now and for the life of me, I cannot figure out how to turn down the text tone alert volume independently of the ringer volume. I currently have settings > sounds > change with buttons "off". I have then clicked directly on the ringtone to make sure the volume was set loud and I then went and clicked on text tone and turned down the volume. But then I will find the ringer volume is now too low. The text tones are too loud and scare the crap out of me when turned up like the ringer volume. I had a Galaxy S3 and was able to turn down notification tones lower than ringer volume so I am baffled as to why I can't do this on my new iphone.
 

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I am brand new to iphones. I have had my phone for 3 days now and for the life of me, I cannot figure out how to turn down the text tone alert volume independently of the ringer volume. I currently have settings > sounds > change with buttons "off". I have then clicked directly on the ringtone to make sure the volume was set loud and I then went and clicked on text tone and turned down the volume. But then I will find the ringer volume is now too low. The text tones are too loud and scare the crap out of me when turned up like the ringer volume. I had a Galaxy S3 and was able to turn down notification tones lower than ringer volume so I am baffled as to why I can't do this on my new iphone.

Sorry, but there is no way to independently manage the notification sounds on an iPhone. All I can suggest is either get a softer/quieter text alert sound or turn off the sound for texts entirely (with maybe vibrate-only).

Marilyn
 

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I just got a new iPhone 6 and have the same question. I would like to leave ringer volume up at night in case of an emergency phone call but I don't want to hear all the chimes and pings each time an e-mail or text message comes in during the night. Surely there has to be a way to mute those while still having an audible ringtone?

Thanks,
Mark
 

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Thank you but I do not see an option for setting the volume for the ringer and alerts separately, which is what I am attempting to do. Am I missing something?
 

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You can't specifically do that with Do not Disturb, but you can allow calls from people you want and then block all other calls and notifications.
 

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Not ideal but I guess that's what I'll have to do. Thanks.
 

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It seems like it's ideal for what you want. You can allow calls from a either a few or on up to everyone while concurrently silencing all other notifications. Isn't that what you wanted?
 

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