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I have lots of emails coming in all day. For this reason, my notification sounds level is low. But I need to be alarmed when I have a new SMS. Currently I don't always notice new SMS messages because they, too, have low volume level.

How would it be possible to have a different volume level for new email notification and new SMS notification?

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One simple method would be to use a custom ringtone for SMS where the audio itself is louder. You coould use a loud audio clip or edit one to be louder.

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How would I extract existing notification sounds from Android to modify them in wave editor? I tried using USB connection to a computer but did't find Bubble, Rattlesnake etc in any of the folders. –  Henno Apr 13 '11 at 6:12
    
That's probably a good candidate for a separate question. I've never done it myself. –  Matthew Read Apr 13 '11 at 12:57

SMS Popup lets you set custom notification sounds, volumes, vibrates, LED flash and icon for popups, separately from the system notification settings.

Well worth installing, it's the first app I put on my phones, and the first I recommend to others, really fixes a hole in the Android notifications.

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Can't see volume adjustments in SMS Popup. –  Henno Apr 13 '11 at 5:45

All of the more popular SMS replacement apps on Android - Handcent SMS, ChompSMS and GoSMS offer the ability to have custom ringtones. They also have customizable vibration patterns and you can also use custom notification icon colours and tones for a particular contact's SMS.

To adjust volume, however, @Matthew's suggestion of different volume levels on ringtones is the easiest way to handle things.

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