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I'm always missing appointments because the event notifications in Calendar app are so pathetic.

I when its time to leave for an appointment, I want my phone to ring as loud as possible as if I'm getting a phone call, and to continue ringing until I turn it off.

Is there any app/SaaS for this?

marked as duplicate by Dan Hulme May 13 '18 at 12:00

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There are apps available ( listed at end ) but IMO , is the preferred way for this since :

  • You are looking for conditional actions

  • Customisation options to suit individual needs

I prefer using Macrodroid automation app because it's free ( upto 5 macros ) and very easy to learn


You would need two macros for this

(Triggers / Actions / Constraints are added by + on the right side of each panel )

Logic:

  • Ring on Calendar Notif Macro : Whenever you get a notification from your calendar app, alert you with a non - stop ringing , at a volume level and sound customised by you

  • Stop Ringing Macro : Manually stop the ringing using a widget on your home screen and set the Volume levels to what you would prefer in your normal device usage

Barebone implementation of this logic is implemented in Macros below. You can customise it later by experimenting

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Don't get intimidated by the long explanation - it's detailed so that you don't waste time setting it up ; shouldn't take you more than 5 minutes to set up :)

Ring on Calendar Notif Macro

  • Trigger: Notification Received → Select your calendar app → Text → Any

  • Actions

  • Set Macrodroid Variable → New Variable → Stop Ringing , Type Boolean → Set it to false (initialising variable that controls when to stop / start ringing )

  • Repeat Actions ( second item on drop down when you press the plus sign on action panel ) → While condition repeat → Conditions + → Macrodroid Variable → Stop Ringing →OK → Select False and OK

This creates a while / do loop wherein we want you to be sued when notification arrives something to be done when . You see now a WHILE / DO - End Loop created . Tap the End Loop and you will get a pop up Add action above. Tap that and add actions below

  • Volume Change → select Media / Music and set slider to say maximum % tap OK

  • Play → select any sound from drop down list

  • Wait before next action → set it to 2 seconds

Constraints: Leave blank

Stop Ringing Macro

  • Trigger: Empty Trigger

Actions

  • Set Macrodroid Variable Stop Ringing to True

  • Volume Change - set the Volume levels you normally have on your device

Constraints: Leave blank

Go to the widgets section of your launcher , drag and drop Macrodroid widget to your home screen and assign it to Stop Ringing macro

Alternative app option

With this simple app you can override or replace default reminder with "unmissable" ones - they will ring like phone call how long you want, with melody you want!

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If you want a simple solution, you could use Llama. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kebab.Llama

It's an old app but very simple and powerful.

Give access to your notification by activating Llama in Accessibility settings of your phone.

  • Create an event with condition as app notification bar icon of your calendar app

  • Add action to that event as play a sound and choose a sound

That's it. Test the actions once and you are good to go.

And not to forget, this app has no ads. It has no internet access at all. Salute the developer! 🙏

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I have created an app specifically to tackle the issue of alert notifications which you can easily miss. The app gives persistent ringing reminders for calendar events, which keep ringing until explicitly dismissed. I am sure, users who rely heavily on Google calendar events for day to day life, will find it really useful

Playstore link : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mobitronix.gauravchauhan.reminder_calendar_events.pro

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