I work third shift so I sleep during the day but I get calls all day long so I shut my ringer off. I would like to be able to set a couple phone numbers that can ring through no matter what. Using Google Voice to do this won't work because I get calls directly to my cell # as well as to Google Voice.
The Setting Profiles app can do that. From their site:
What if I don’t want to miss an important call while I’m on mute?
You can overwrite current sound settings with a rule based on Incoming Call condition. Here is how to:
- Create a new rule
- Add Incoming Call condition and set it to your preferred contacts group (like VIP or Family)
- Add Activate Profile action to activate the profile where sound is On and/or some custom ring tone specified
That’s it! Now even if your phone is set to mute, it will still ring in case of a call from someone from Contact Group you have set up in step two.
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I use "Shh! Auto-Silencer" for a similar purpose, screening notification automatically (so I don't get calls at work rather than while sleeping).
It is a time profile based app that silences your phone between time A and B and allows you to set exception for contacts. The best thing about it is that it runs in the background (boot on start-up and runs off the alarm clock service), you don't need to enable/disable it as a sound mode.