You can automate the process. Install Macrodroid on the old phone, open it and add a macro. Then follow the steps below:
In the Triggers tab, in the Call/SMS section, select "Call Incoming', then "Select Contact(s)". Choose your phone number.
In the Actions tab, in the Volume section, select "Volume Change". Give the appropriate permission to Macrodroid. ...
You can use Tasker for this (Play Store link). Tasker can create macros that are run on certain triggers, such as connecting the phone to a charger.
An example of the necessary programming can be found here. Check the link for additional info, but here's the necessary part:
Create Profile "Sleep Mode"
Add Context Power
Source: AC //You can also set ...
Llama will let you do this, and it is free (Tasker costs money). It has many of the features as Tasker and Locale, and it can even use Locale plugins. I have grown fond of this app and have set up many automated events.
To do this in Llama, you create two events and two profiles.
Create a new profile and name it something like "No Notifications". ...
This isn't built-in functionality, but it's something you could achieve with a trigger/event app such as Tasker. This kind of app runs in the background, and lets you configure certain actions to take (such as turning off the ringer) when certain events occur (such as seeing a particular Wi-Fi network). Tasker's not the only such app, but it's very complete ...
In Marshmallow you don't need to install any apps as this is a native feature:
Go to settings > Sound & notification > Do not disturb > Automatic rules > Weeknight
Activate the rule and press Do not disturb to choose if anything should be allowed to get through.
You can choose from:
Priority only (in the settings > Sound & notification > Do not ...
Is there a way to make one specific number always ringing loud? (even if the phone is in silent mode)
Another solution could be that instead of putting the phone in silent mode, you can set the default ringtone to a silent audio file. Then, you can set a normal ringtone for the contact of the number you want to call from.
If you do not depend on a data connection, there may be some solutions around: The Google Playstore has a lot of automation apps to offer, which you can use to set up more than this. In your case, this would be a time-based scenario:
From 11pm to 7am, disable WiFi and mobile data
No data connection => no new mail => no new mail notifications. Apps capable ...
The following short procedure should work:
press power button (enable the screen)
hold power button for 1 second (new required step on Android 4.2.2, not needed on 4.2.1)
press volume up or down until phone vibrates
optionally press power button again (turn off screen)
The idea is to enable the screen first, because then volume buttons would be enabled to ...
The app Blacklist Plus mentions exactly that as one possible use:
There are four block modes of call blocker:
All except the whitelist
All except contacts
(emphasis mine). There are plenty other similar apps available, just search for "blacklist" or "call blocker" on the playstore.
Although you mentioned using Android 4.1.2, I recently stumbled across this question and thought a more recent answer might be useful to others:
On Android 5.0 "Lollipop" and later this can be accomplished using the "Priority only" Do Not Disturb mode:
Configure Do Not Disturb Priority Allowances
Open your device's Settings app.
Tap Sound, then Do ...
It sounds like Agent fits the bill for you. Specifically, the Sleep Agent.
I do use the Agent app, though I don't use the Sleep Agent itself, so this list of features is just me going through the setup options in the app.
Set Days & Times for it to activate. (defaults to 11:00 PM through 7:00 the next morning, Sunday through Thursday nights.)
It doesn't work because you designed the action not to do anything but let Android disturb you, as usual. Here's what each entry corresponds to under Audio → Do Not Disturb:
None: silences all sounds, including alarms - Total Silence
Priority: silences sounds except for certain calls or notifications - Priority Only
All: this effectively ends Do Not ...
I used to have the same boring procedure every night. Plug in the power cable to recharge the phone and turn sounds off manually. So I decided to create an app to automate this procedure.
With this app, user can define the time interval within the app is active (eg. 23:00 up to 6:00am) as well as the appropriate actions to be taken when user plugs in or ...
The Llama - Location Profiles application should help too. This application uses phone masts around you to determine your location and switch profiles.
Llama uses phone masts to determine your location, so that you can
change your ringer, vibrate and ringtones depending on where you are
as well as the time of day. Llama provides you with sound ...
Even easier with Tasker:
Create a profile called silentMode
Set it to be active between 23:00 until 09:00
Now, add a task, call it muteAudio, with a tasker's function called 'Silent Mode', Set that to On
That's one profile created. Now to do the opposite logic...
Create another profile called normalMode
Set it to be active between 09:01 until 22:59
What you are looking for is Cyanogen User Profiles which can be found in Settings->Profiles under the Personal section header. Pick a profile or create a new one and select what parts of your phone are active.
Since lollipop 5.0 and above, these modes are changed and are accessible via Settings > Sounds > Interruptions.
It is equal to general mode. You get ringtone and notification sounds. And you can set volume for them. When you decrease the volume to minimum, it becomes vibrate only mode. Alarms, all calls and notifications work ...
You can try to achieve this by automation. I prefer MacroDroid being easy to learn and free
I don't have Nougat , so can't test it. I also recall reading that dnd mode is behaviour is different compared to Marshmallow ( and don't remember how), so this may need further tweaking based on your revert
The way I understood your need and accordingly configured ...
If your phone is connected to the Google account, you can use a computer to find your phone. It won't matter if the ringer is off.
You could also use Do Not Disturb mode at home instead and allow only calls from specific contacts (home phone, spouse's phone, kid's phone, etc.). It might be useful since you can still allow calls from only a couple of ...
In addition to the app mentioned in Reddy Lutonadio's Answer, similar apps like Tasker or the popular IFTTT can also be used to achieve this.
IFTTT is probably the easiest to configure: Just activate the 'Turn up volume if a specific number calls' task and input your home phone number.
You could also use 'Send a text to unmute phone'. It's an extra step ...
Another solution would be using Termux (my favourite app). In silimar cases, I can SSH to my phone from my computer, adjust volume with termux-volume, play some sound file with mpv, or activate the motor with termux-vibrate.
If you have Lollipop you can use "Downtime and Interuptions" feature. It lets you define priority interuptions and set the downtime for specific time that you can define for a duration of time. You can also set it as a countdown for one hour or adjust the time by pressing the + or the - sign. You can access this feature by clicking on the volume rocker ...
I use Llama to achieve this. It is free and very flexible and can control a lot of other settings too. It uses nearby cells to identify your location, so it is not as accurate as others that use GPS, but does not require the GPS to be on in order to achieve location based profiles.
Profiles are just a way to change a bunch of settings at once. By long-pressing the power button and tapping ring/vibrate/silent (below airplane mode) you change a single setting however: The ringing behaviour.
The profiles work slightly different to what you expect.
You most probably forgot to enable some switches of the standard profile, most of them are ...