Ultimate Sound Control for Android makes up for what the Android OS otherwise lacks in: sound customization and detailed settings. At times, you have to wait for the appropriate sound to play so that you can adjust its volume with the volume rocker, and even then, you can only tweak it for a group of similar sounds. Maybe I don’t want my phone to sound off when the battery is low, but why should enabling silent mode be the answer? Ultimate Sound Control gives you the option to turn off most sounds used throughout your device, which is otherwise quite a tedious task, only manageable through the editing of system files, where there is always the risk of breaking sounds if you made even the slightest of mistakes. It goes without saying, a novice user wouldn’t even dare venture into these parts of the OS. This app seems to have been built keeping all that in mind, and will run on any rooted Android phone running Android 2.3 and above. Maybe Google could take cue from this and work on making such features native to the Android OS.
No settings, no fancy gimmicks; the app is built with two sole purposes: adjust volumes and disable/enable system sounds. If you happen to purchase the Pro version of the app, you will also be able to replace system sounds with sounds of your choice.
While adjusting volumes from within the app, you will quickly realize how much easier it is compared to adjusting them from the system settings. I mean, I would rather not have ‘Eye of the tiger’ play at full volume or have a preview of the alarm sound go off as soon as I adjust volumes.
Individual Sound Control options range from specific keyboard buttons to elements like camera click, video recording, events like dock/undock, lock/unlock and many more. Hit the Play button to hear a sound in case you haven’t come across one before. In the Pro version, the same button is labeled ‘Replace’ and lets you pick a sound of your choice for each entry.
Whenever you disable or enable a sound, you will be required to reboot the device for the changes to take effect.
If you want to take your sound management to the next level, you may also want to check out Smart Volume Control, which lets you automate your sound profiles.