Is there a way to set off an alarm or make an audible notification when I receive a text message only from a certain number? I like to keep my notifications on vibrate while I sleep, but my district sends important notifications out sometimes in the middle of the night when I'm still asleep, so I'm not likely to notice the vibration.

  • Too bad they don't call with an automated message or something. That would be really easy to configure on your phone. Since it's just a text, the answer below is currently the only way to set up something like that as far as I know. The problem is, you still get email alerts (if enabled), and any other notifications that might audibly come your way at night, and, it's not just a quick enable Do Not Disturb every night/ disable in the morning thing (automatically with scheduled DND). – bassplayer7 Jan 28 '13 at 13:30

Kinda. If you go to your sound settings and change the default text tone to "none" and then go to your contacts and change the text tone for whichever contact you want a notification from to something that DOES have sound, you will only get audible text alerts from that specific contact.

However this will not work if the phone is muted, or if Do-Not-Disturb is enabled.

I just tested this theory and it works. Hope that helps! ;-)


You could make the contact as a favorite and set the 'do not disturb', so only favorited contacts can call you etc.

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