Persist adds volume profiles to your Android device

Martin Brinkmann
Apr 13, 2014
Updated • Apr 14, 2014
Apps, Google Android

While some mobile phone users do not seem to care if their phone's ringtone is played with an ear deafening volume in public places, it always is a shocking experience if it happens to me.

While I usually take good care of my phone's sound settings to avoid that it makes any noise while I'm in a public location or with other people in closed environments such as meetings, it happens that I forget to turn off the volume or change it to vibrate or even complete silence.

Persist Volume Control is an application for the Android operating system which gives you two core options to manage the sound volume of your device.

Core Features

The first one offers options to change the volume for specific types of sounds. Available here as sliders are alarm, media, ringer, notification, system, voice and Bluetooth.

You can set each volume individually, for instance the alarm to full volume, ringer to silence and media to half the volume.

persist app interface

The second core feature or Persist is its profile feature. It ships with four profiles by default which you can switch between with a tap on it in the application's interface.

Available profiles are default, night, appointment and silent. Each profile features a custom set of volumes for each supported type of sound.

You can customize each profile in the interface and even create new ones in case you would like a fifth or sixth profile for other purposes as well.

Here are some examples where Persist may help you set the perfect volume:

  • Set all volumes to mute but the ringer for the night profile so that you can receive emergency calls at night but do not get loud notifications about new social media posts or new chat messages.
  • Set everything to silent while you have an appointment so that your phone won't make a sound or vibrate while you are in a meeting (unless you need it to for work purposes).
  • Create a sports profile and set media playback to louder than usual.
  • Create a custom profile when your headset or Bluetooth speaker is connected.

The free version of Persist offers a number of additional features that you may find useful. You can enable pocket locker in the settings for instance which locks the volume when the screen is off.

Here you can also set the phone to vibrate automatically when the phone is locked, and separate ringer and notification volume.

A pro version is available which adds home screen widgets for easier access to the apps' feature set. It also enables you to schedule profiles based on time or location in the profile preferences. Options include enabling the silent profile at night automatically so that you never have to switch manually to it, or a business specific vibrate only profile while you are at work.


Persist Volume Control is a useful application for Android that puts you in control in regards to the volume of sound on your device.

The free version offers great features already but lacks automation. If you happen to forget to change the volume or sound profile manually at times, you may want to consider investing the $4 to purchase the pro version which supports automation among other things.

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  1. bruh said on August 18, 2023 at 1:25 pm

    Uhh, this has already been possible – I am not sure how but remember my brother telling me about it. I’m not a whatsapp user so not sure of the specifics, but something about sending the image as a file and somehow bypassing the default compression settings that are applied to inbound photos.

    He has also used this to share movies to whatsapp groups, and files 1Gb+.

    Like I said, I never used whatsapp, but I know 100% this isn’t a “brand new feature”, my brother literally showed me him doing it, like… 5 months ago?

  2. 💥 said on August 18, 2023 at 3:55 pm

    Martin, what happened to those: 12 Comments ( Is there a specific justifiable reason why they were deleted?

    Hmm, it looks like the gHacks website database is faulty, and not populating threads with their relevant cosponsoring posts.

  3. 45 RPM said on August 19, 2023 at 6:29 pm

    The page on ghacks this is on represents the best of why it has become so worthless, fill of click-bait junk that it’s about to be deleted from my ‘daily reads’.

    It’s really like “Press Release as re-written by some d*ck for clicks…poorly.” And the subjects are laughable. Can’t wait for “How to search for files on Windows”.

    1. owl said on August 20, 2023 at 12:51 am

      > The page on ghacks this is on represents the best of why it has become so worthless, fill of click-bait junk…

      Sadly, I have to agree.

      Only Martin and Ashwin are worth subscribing to.
      Especially Emre Çitak and Shaun are the worst ones.

      If intended “Clickbait”, it would mark the end of Ghacks Technology News.
      Ghacks doesn’t need crappy clickbaits. Clearly separate articles from newer authors (perhaps AIs and external sales person or external advertising man) as just “Advertisements”!

      We, the subscribers of Ghacks, urge Martin to make a decision.

  4. chessandonions said on August 20, 2023 at 12:40 am

    because nevermore wants to “monetize” on every aspect of human life…

  5. Frank Rizzo said on August 20, 2023 at 11:52 pm

    “Threads” is like the Walmart of Social Media.

  6. Ashray said on August 21, 2023 at 4:06 pm

    How hard can it be to clone a twitter version of that as well? They’re slow.

  7. Paul(us) said on August 21, 2023 at 5:16 pm

    Yes, why not mention how large the HD files can be?
    Why, not mention what version of WhatsApp is needed?
    These omissions make the article feel so bare. If not complete.

    1. Paul(us) said on August 21, 2023 at 5:18 pm

      Sorry posted on the wrong page.

  8. Marc said on August 21, 2023 at 6:00 pm

    such a long article for such a simple matter. Worthless article ! waste of time

  9. plusminus_ said on August 21, 2023 at 7:54 pm

    I already do this by attaching them via the ‘Document’ option.

  10. John G. said on August 21, 2023 at 11:43 pm

    I don’t know what’s going on here at Ghacks but it’s obvious that something is broken, comments are being mixed whatever the article, I am unable to find some of my later posts neither. :S

  11. Tom Hawack said on August 23, 2023 at 2:28 pm

    Quoting the article,
    “As users gain popularity, the value of their tokens may increase, allowing investors to reap rewards.”

    Besides, beyond the thrill and privacy risks or not, the point is to know how you gain popularity, be it on social sites as everywhere in life. Is it by being authentic, by remaining faithful to ourselves or is it to have this particular skill which is to understand what a majority likes, just like politicians, those who’d deny to the maximum extent compatible with their ideological partnership, in order to grab as many of the voters they can?

    I see the very concept of this as unhealthy, propagating what is already an increasing flaw : the quest for fame. I won’t be the only one to count himself out, definitely.

    1. Tom Hawack said on August 23, 2023 at 2:34 pm

      @John G. is right : my comment was posted on [] and it appears there but as well here at []

      This has been lasting for several days. Fix it or at least provide some explanations if you don’t mind.

  12. Tom said on August 24, 2023 at 11:53 am

    > Google Chrome is following in Safari’s footsteps by introducing a new feature that allows users to move the Chrome address bar to the bottom of the screen, enhancing user accessibility and interaction.

    Firefox did this long before Safari.

  13. Mavoy said on September 16, 2023 at 2:17 pm

    Basically they’ll do anything except fair royalties.

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