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Old Feb 19, 2010, 02:17 PM   #1
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App to force a ring for certain contacts?

Hello everyone,

I'm looking for an app that would force my phone to ring, even when set for silent, if a call comes in from specific contacts.

For example, I am often in meetings where I must turn the ringer off, however, as happened the other day, what happens when my kids school calls because I need to come pick said kid up. I clearly would rather take THAT call, even if it is during a meeting.

And so, I'm looking for an app, or a program or whatever, would help me to make sure that certain calls always ring.

Any one know of anything?

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Old Feb 19, 2010, 03:11 PM   #2
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Hello everyone,

I'm looking for an app that would force my phone to ring, even when set for silent, if a call comes in from specific contacts.

For example, I am often in meetings where I must turn the ringer off, however, as happened the other day, what happens when my kids school calls because I need to come pick said kid up. I clearly would rather take THAT call, even if it is during a meeting.

And so, I'm looking for an app, or a program or whatever, would help me to make sure that certain calls always ring.

Any one know of anything?

GW
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Old Feb 19, 2010, 03:26 PM   #3
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Try this. Looks like it might do what you want.
http://www.rockyourphone.com/index.php/myprofiles.html
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Old Feb 19, 2010, 05:35 PM   #4
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I'm looking for an app that would force my phone to ring, even when set for silent, if a call comes in from specific contacts.
No AppStore app can do this due to SDK limitations.
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Old Feb 19, 2010, 10:35 PM   #5
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Hello everyone,

I'm looking for an app that would force my phone to ring, even when set for silent, if a call comes in from specific contacts.

For example, I am often in meetings where I must turn the ringer off, however, as happened the other day, what happens when my kids school calls because I need to come pick said kid up. I clearly would rather take THAT call, even if it is during a meeting.

And so, I'm looking for an app, or a program or whatever, would help me to make sure that certain calls always ring.

Any one know of anything?

GW
Here's a workaround.

1) Don't touch the ringer. Instead, set a Default Ringtone of "Silent" (I can send you one, but it's part of our 100sounds app)

2) Assign specific ringtones to your desired contacts. May I suggest our AutoRingtone app (we have a number of free versions, and the PRO is on sale for just $0.99 for unlimited ringtones). It allows you to create TEXT-TO-SPEECH custom talking ringtones for each contact. Pretty cool, if I say so. PRO has 20+ voices and 100+ intro sound FX.
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Old Feb 20, 2010, 04:06 AM   #6
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I'm pretty sure that doesn't do what the OP wants, which is to have a setting where all incoming calls are temporarily muted except a few. For this you have to have a switchable profile, which can't be done with a locked phone.
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Old Feb 20, 2010, 05:07 AM   #7
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I'm pretty sure that doesn't do what the OP wants, which is to have a setting where all incoming calls are temporarily muted except a few. For this you have to have a switchable profile, which can't be done with a locked phone.
We have a lot of users using the Silent ringtone for just such a purpose. No jailbreaking required. Many use it permanently, but he could temporarily go to Settings -> Sounds -> Default Ringtone -> Silent.
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Old Feb 21, 2010, 08:30 PM   #8
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Hello everyone,

I'm looking for an app that would force my phone to ring, even when set for silent, if a call comes in from specific contacts.

For example, I am often in meetings where I must turn the ringer off, however, as happened the other day, what happens when my kids school calls because I need to come pick said kid up. I clearly would rather take THAT call, even if it is during a meeting.

And so, I'm looking for an app, or a program or whatever, would help me to make sure that certain calls always ring.

Any one know of anything?

GW
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Yes, but you will need to Jailbreak your phone first.
My iphone is jailbroken..... Do you have the name of this app Sparky. I REally Really need it for when i am sleep and my Captain calls. Thank you.
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I know I'm resurrecting this thread from the dead, but I am looking to do the same thing and have not found a solution. I'm jailbroken, so an app in Cydia would be perfectly fine (and would be required to do this kind of tweak.)
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Why are people finding this so hard?

Step one find and add a silent ringtone.

Step two set custom tones (in contacts) for the important ones.

Step three when u go into a meeting leave the mute switch alone and tap settings > sounds then select your ringtone as the silent tone.

What happens. Ow is if anyone calls your phone won't ring but contact assigned ringtones bypass this and will ring!
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Why are people finding this so hard?

Step one find and add a silent ringtone.

Step two set custom tones (in contacts) for the important ones.

Step three when u go into a meeting leave the mute switch alone and tap settings > sounds then select your ringtone as the silent tone.

What happens. Ow is if anyone calls your phone won't ring but contact assigned ringtones bypass this and will ring!
It's not that this is "so hard," it's that we don't want to go this route. It's faster and easier to simply flip the switch on the side before going to bed or heading into meetings. Your method also wouldn't work for text messages or push notifications, so I'd have to manually change all of those too. It's simply not a good method to achieve what we're looking to do.
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 06:32 PM   #13
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Try this. Looks like it might do what you want.
http://www.rockyourphone.com/index.php/myprofiles.html
You're right, this does look like it does what I want. I typed "intelliborn" ,"my profiles" & both in my Aps store, but no luck. Did I miss something obvious? Is it because I'm in Whistler, Canada?
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You're right, this does look like it does what I want. I typed "intelliborn" ,"my profiles" & both in my Aps store, but no luck. Did I miss something obvious? Is it because I'm in Whistler, Canada?
You have to jailbreak your iPhone and buy the app through Cydia.
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 06:46 PM   #15
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You have to jailbreak your iPhone and buy the app through Cydia.
Ok, how do I jailbreak my phone? I don't see "cydia" on ap store either, is that because I haven't jail broken my phone yet?
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Ok, how do I jailbreak my phone? I don't see "cydia" on ap store either, is that because I haven't jail broken my phone yet?
I don't recommend it but here's a link

http://lifehacker.com/5771943/the-al...-%5Bios-433%5D
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