Device: Samsung Duos (SM_A300H) Android version 5.0.2

I want something very basic: that my samsung galaxy a3 works like a phone and makes sound only for call, sms and alarm. No more FB nor email nor whatever notifications.

I googled and found some answers that doesn't suit my device. They say: Go to Settings -> Device -> Sound -> Default Notification Sound -> Silent. Next, set your text message sound to whatever you want.

I have Settings -> Sounds and Notifications, and there I can silent notifications, but there is zero options for message.

Smartphones are so smart that they aren't phone anymore :(

This is what I see when I press sound button + options:

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There's a "blocking mode" in Samsung phones, in which you can select the apps you want to get notifications from. You can select the apps you want.

  • it just don't work, apps continue to ring, only the Do not disturb mode works so far Jan 28 '16 at 5:07

For most phones with Android Lollipop: on any home screen (while music is off), press the phone's volume down button, then select Priority.

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NOTE: If you choose None, then you will not be notified of any call, message, reminder or even alarm.

If the volume button shortcut doesn't work, try going to Settings → Sounds → Interruptions. There will be an option to select Allow only priority interruptions. The wording may be slightly different though.

For some Samsung devices, this FAQ will be helpful.

See also:

  • I wish it was simple but it is just not simple and that is the problem. When I press the phone's volume down button there is no priority, only the 4 regular choices (Ringtone, Media, Notifications, System) Jan 25 '16 at 13:28
  • Image uploaded. I don't have Settings>Sounds>Interruptions. I have Settings > Sounds and Notifications But I have Do not disturb and set Allow exceptions Alarms+Calls+Messages really hope this will work coz so much energy lost on this! Jan 26 '16 at 6:38
  • Thanks very much, I have good hope [Do not disturb and set Allow exceptions Alarms+Calls+Messages] will make the trick Jan 26 '16 at 6:54
  • @PatrickfromNDependteam If the issue has been resolved, it is better to remove our discussions made here. Also, an upvote would be nice. ;)
    – NVZ
    Jan 26 '16 at 7:01

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