How to Make Certain Contacts Ring on Silent Android

Charlotte Daniels

Android, Tutorials

Are you tired of missing important calls because your Android phone is on silent mode? Well, worry no more!

In this tutorial, we will show you how to make certain contacts ring even when your phone is on silent. So, let’s get started!

Step 1: Open Contacts

To begin, unlock your Android phone and navigate to the Contacts app. This can usually be found on your home screen or in the app drawer.

Step 2: Select Contact

Once you have opened the Contacts app, scroll or search for the contact that you want to set as a priority. Tap on their name to open their contact details.

Step 3: Edit Contact

On the contact details page, locate and tap the edit button. This button is usually represented by a pencil or an icon with three horizontal lines.

Step 4: Set Ringtone

Scroll down until you find the ‘Ringtone’ option. Tap on it to open a list of available ringtones for this contact.


If you want to use a custom ringtone for this contact, make sure it is already saved on your device before proceeding.

Step 5: Choose Ringtone

Browse through the list of ringtones and select the one that you want to use for this contact. You can tap on each ringtone to preview it.


If you have a specific ringtone in mind but it’s not available in the default list, check out our tutorial on how to add custom ringtones to your Android device!

Step 6: Save Changes

After selecting the desired ringtone, tap on the ‘Save’ or ‘Done’ button to save the changes to this contact.

Step 7: Test it Out!

Now that you have set a specific ringtone for this contact, put your Android phone on silent mode and ask someone to call you from that contact. Voila! You should hear the customized ringtone even though your phone is on silent.


If you are still not hearing the customized ringtone, double-check that your phone is not in ‘Do Not Disturb’ mode. You can disable this mode by swiping down from the top of your screen and tapping on the ‘Do Not Disturb’ icon.

That’s it! You have successfully learned how to make certain contacts ring on silent mode in Android.

Now you can ensure that important calls never go unnoticed, even when your phone is on silent. Enjoy!

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