I have installed this volume control app on my Android 6.0 phone in order to tune notification volume independently from ringtone volume. However, when I tried to do that, I got the following dialog:

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Could someone tell me where the above-mentioned setting is located? I have searched through the Sound&Notifications section, but didn't find anything.

Could it mean that the app doesn't support Android 6, or that it doesn't work without rooting?

  • There is no setting to do that in stock Android. when the app is installed it asks for permissions to modify volume state. Did you do that? I am actually surprised that this app claims to do that since AFAIK it requires root to do that
    – beeshyams
    Aug 9, 2018 at 13:14
  • @beeshyams Yep, the app asked for permissions on startup (something volume- and call-related) which I granted. Aug 9, 2018 at 13:19
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    I still think it is not possible without root
    – beeshyams
    Aug 9, 2018 at 13:24
  • I'm not sure how to do it on Android, but there's an app called Volume Buttler that can do it without rooting your phone. guidingtech.com/separate-ringtone-notification-volume-android
    – Jakke
    Apr 15, 2019 at 5:02
  • @Jakke I don't have that phone any more to test, but I remember having tried several such apps and none of them worked on Android 6. Apr 15, 2019 at 18:29

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After having tried out several volume control apps without success, I think I can safely conclude that unlinking ringtone and notification volume controls is indeed impossible without rooting.

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