In my Android phone, I have the following options for sound:

  • Media volume
  • Alarm volume
  • Ring volume

However, if I increase ring volume, I also get each time a sound when I get a Whatsapp message, Facebook massage etc.

Is it possible to (temporarily) get sound only when I will be (phone) called (by another person)?

(background: I always leave my sound off, but I expect an important phone call today I do not want to miss).

Mobile: Motorola S5+, Android 8.1.0

Thanks in advance.

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1 Answer 1


You can try this:

Go to System settings->Notifications->Select WhatsApp->Choose Block all and/or Show silently according to your need.

Do the same for Facebook.

  • Thanks; I was hoping for a better solution, because whatsapp/FB were just examples, I have lots of apps making sounds for notifications (mail, text messages, linkedin, ...) if I switch on sounds. But these will rule out the most important, thanks. Oct 4, 2019 at 8:54

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