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How To Stop Ringing Through the Bluetooth Speaker when the Music is On

by Fahad Saleem

People usually connect their phone through Bluetooth with speakers to listen to music. When a phone call comes, it rings through the speaker exceedingly loud even though the phone is on silent. If you are a music maniac, pointless notifications are very annoying. Also, this can be embarrassing especially when you are at work. How can you stop the ringer from ringing on the speakers through the Bluetooth? Or can you make the ringer volume lower? Below are the solutions for the stated problem.

Stop Ringing Through the Bluetooth Speaker when the Music is On

Bluetooth Settings

After connecting your phone to the Bluetooth device, go to your phone’s Settings then Bluetooth Settings. Under the section Bluetooth Paired Devices you will see two settings for the paired devices: phone audio and media audio. Uncheck the phone audio option. This will stop your phone from ringing while connected to the Bluetooth device (speaker) but the music will stop when a call rings.


You can turn off your phone’s notification sounds in your phone’s Settings and you will not hear any notification or any call. The problem with disabling notifications is that you will have to manually check your phone to make sure that you do not miss any important call or notification.

Flight Mode

You can put your phone on Flight Mode to totally stop any sort of notifications including calls. You can listen to uninterrupted music in this way but the hitch is that during that time you wouldn’t get any calls or messages. So, if you are waiting for an important call then this might not be useful for you. During Flight Mode, your network is switched off but you can turn on Wi-Fi by going to your phone’s Settings.

Ringtone Maker

You can make the ringtone of your phone softer by using the app Ringtone Maker; this will decrease the exceeding sound of ringtone. You can download the app from here.


Make a file named ‘ringtone’ for few second of silence with a click at the beginning and end of the silent ringtone. Then, when the music app is running and your phone rings, make Tasker app switch to the ‘ringtone’ file. In this way the phone will ring without annoying you. You can download Tasker app from here.

Don’t Pause

This app prevents notifications while you are listening to music. A simply customized and user friendly app which is absolutely free. You can download Don’t Pause app from here.

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