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    Android: SMS Messaging to allow Sound/Notifications from certain contacts, PIN used

    So I received a company phone - Samsung Galaxy S7 with Android 9/Oreo.

    I'm required to utilize a PIN lock for almost everything (bootup, unlocking the screen, using email).

    I expect to receive texts from certain contacts (including one email-generated text message) that I need to be able to hear the alerts for in almost all cases.

    The default messaging app on the phone didn't allow any customization of the alerts from contacts, so I downloaded Google's Android Messages.

    This allows a little more customization of contact notification priorities. However, I'm still not getting any vibration or notification sounds when texts appear - even the tests that I've sent from my personal phone don't trigger notification vibrations or sound.

    I need to be able to receive these texts, and hear the notification at all times*. Even if it wakes me up.

    *Though naturally I'd want to be able to silence them for going to a movie.

    Anyone know a messaging app or other notification trigger app that could do this for me?

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    Re: Android: SMS Messaging to allow Sound/Notifications from certain contacts, PIN us

    do you mean custom notifications for each contact or the phone making sound at all for any texts?
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    Re: Android: SMS Messaging to allow Sound/Notifications from certain contacts, PIN us

    Custom, always (/configurable) audible notifications for 3-5 contacts.

    I was hoping DND with Priority would get me what I needed but it doesn't seem to be the case.

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    Re: Android: SMS Messaging to allow Sound/Notifications from certain contacts, PIN us

    I found another SMS app which got me a bit farther - Textra.

    Between:

    * the "urgent" classification and DND exception that I set up in Android Messages
    * favoriting contacts
    * Textra's Repeat Notifications
    * DND custom exceptions allowed
    * silent call ringtone

    It looks like I'm good to go. My test texts have done what I need them to and now I just need to wait for an "official delivery".

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