This seems like a fairly basic thing but I'm having trouble nonetheless. I'd like my calls to ring (with sound) while messages vibrate (no sound). How do I do this?

  • Setting sound mode to "sound" and turning notification volume down means calls ring, but I get no vibration.
  • Setting sound mode to "vibrate" means messages vibrate, but I get no ringing for calls.

I am using Android 11 and have a Samsung Glaxy A71.

  • Grant Messages app the VIBRATE permission while disallow to the Phone app: android.stackexchange.com/a/215658/218526. Or replace the stock Phone app with some other app which provides control over vibration behavior. Commented Dec 20, 2021 at 10:50

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There is a very simple solution

  1. The Ringtones (used by Calls) and Notification sounds (used by Messages) can be set to different audio.
  2. For Notifications (under Settings->Sounds and Vibration), select a tone without audio.

As an example Zedge has such ringtones.

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