I have got a game I play (The Simpsons Tapped Out) that is based on time. (For example every 5 hours I get a coin).

But every time something is completed (like a quest) I hear from the speakers something like ("yeaho work is done!")

I would like to disable that sound, but there is no setting for it within the game.

Because when I am working I want to hear when someone is calling, not when the app is done doing something.

Is there a way to disable the sound of one app?

Or is there a setting in my phone that can disable that sound?

I am using Android 4.1.2 on an LG Optimus L5.

  • Not a real solution, but at least a work-around: Put all volume sliders to 0, except for alerts and ringers (plus maybe system; experiment a little). With some luck, the app is using either the multimedia or at least notification channel, and thus would be silenced – while your alerts and incoming calls would still be "announced".
    – Izzy
    Dec 4, 2013 at 10:59
  • I have tried that, but when i put up the volume slider of calls, it will automaticly put up the volume of the game Dec 4, 2013 at 11:03

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There are several possibilities:

  • manually setting all volumes to 0, except for those channels you want to keep (e.g. alerts, notifications, system). Issue: on some devices/systems some channels seem to be "locked together", so as soon as e.g. volume for calls is increased, some other slider increases automatically along. An app like Audio Control might help on that.
  • same thing, but use some automation tool (e.g. ). This might work-around the slider-lock.
  • disabling notifications from the app (might not work if the app doesn't count that as "notification")
  • if root access is available: replace/remove the corresponding sound file (credits go to Dan for this)
  • using a helper like App Override. Unfortunately this is no longer available on Google Play, so I linked to the original thread on XDA.
  • So what u did was i went to setting/applications and selected my game, and clicked on disable "reports", should that work? Dec 4, 2013 at 11:37
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    Also, app override is an app for rooted devices only, and its not rooted, and setting all volues to 0 wont work Dec 4, 2013 at 11:39
  • 1) I never tried, don't have any use for that. 2) sorry for that: in my list, it was in the "normal" section (not in the "root" section); I probably have misplaced it. As it was removed from Play, I couldn't cross-check there. 3) you would set the game app to "silent mode" with App Override, not manipulating the sliders. As for Tasker, there was a volumes plugin AFAIR. But you could try Audio Control, which separates the sliders (according to its description).
    – Izzy
    Dec 4, 2013 at 12:06

If you happen to be on a Samsung phone, there is an app called "Sound Assistant" which is excellent - adding volume sliders for whatever individual apps you like.

They waste a lot of money and frustrate a lot of people customizing & bloating Android, but this optional app is great and should be mimicked by Google into base Android!

  • Found this in the Galaxy Store as well. Thank you for pointing it out--it's perfect for my needs. Jan 26, 2022 at 14:47
  • Yeah but you cant select any app to silence - like since the Android 12 update the Calculator now has key clicks that cannot be silenced and you cannot select it i the SoundAssistant
    – nhed
    Feb 16, 2022 at 2:59

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