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I need to know how I can lower the volume on my phone ringer without lowering the volume for messaging alerts. At night, I need Messaging to be LOUD, but I want my phone ringer to be barely audible (note: ringer still needs to emit some sound, not completely turned off).

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Sadly this isn't an option on a non-jailbroken device.

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One option is to use a silent (or very quiet) ringtone for phone calls and then have the normal sound play for messages. This site has a walkthrough. You could also use the same trick to silence calls from specific numbers.

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This is a great tip, although the OP would need to change the ringtone every time it turns night, if they wanted to use the phone normally during the day. – Graeme Hutchison Mar 22 '12 at 23:40

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