Ice Cream Sandwich has to be the biggest and the most radical update to Android OS ever since its inception. Not only did Google (finally!) polished the UI of Android to improve its usability, it also added some new features like Face Unlock.
One small change that Google made in Ice Cream Sandwich, which seemingly everyone missed, is that they linked the Notification and Ringer Volume. This means that in Ice Cream Sandwich, your handset’s Notification volume and Ringer volume level will be the same. In Gingerbread, users could specify different volume levels for Notifications and Calls.
While this might look like a small issue to many, it definitely can make some people go bonkers. Thankfully, one XDA user who was also annoyed by this change developed an Android app, ICS Enhanced Ringer Control, which allows users to set different Notification and Ringtone volume level.
The app does not require root access, and will allow users to set different volume levels for Ringer and SMS/ Notifications. It automatically starts up at boot, so users don’t need to manually start it everytime they restart their phone. The developer is continuously working on the app to make it more functional, improving its UI and add more features to it.
ICS Enhanced Ringer Control will work on any Android handset running Ice Cream Sandwich, and can be downloaded from the Android Market for $.2.99.