“Better Them Than Me”…Volume and Notification Controls

Happy Monday Tappers!
It’s been a crazy weekend here at Addicts, so I figured I’d get our Monday rolling with a simple post, about a problem I see coming up a lot in Forums and game reviews, and that’s “How the heck to I get Homer to stop saying ‘better them than me?!'”
Have you ever been in a meeting at work or at a function where things are fairly quiet in the room and all of a sudden you hear Homer blaring on your phone…’Better them than me..oh wait that was me!’?  I think it’s safe to say its happened to all of us, at least, once or twice.  Well here’s a couple of quick and simple steps you can take to make sure you permanently turn Homer off, with out having to shut your phone volume off completely.

To do this, go to your build menu or the get more menu (for buying donuts): 

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Tap on the small “i” in the top right of the menu:
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This is what you’ll see once you tap the “i”:
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You’ll want to make sure your Music Volume is completely turned down, your SFX Volume is all the way down, and your push notifications are turned off.  (This is also a good time to make sure your Confirm Donut Spend is on.  You can find out more about Confirm Donut Spend here).

Here’s another little tip….if you tap on “View”, you’ll also open up all sorts of other information about the game, including a fairly basic set of “Help” instructions:
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So there you have it.  Now you can enjoy playing tapped out at work, school, or anywhere with out worrying about Homer tipping others off!  Although I have to admit, while I currently have all sounds and notifications turned off, the “Better them than me” has come up on my phone in some pretty hilarious situations and usually had people looking around wondering who the heck said that!  

15 responses to ““Better Them Than Me”…Volume and Notification Controls

  1. If I turn off push notifications will it also turn off the alerts for when certain tasks are finished. I’m worried that I’ll forget about quest or event tasks

    • Depends on the device. Some turn them off completely, others still have them popup. On my phone notifications are shut off and they still popup visually.

  2. I do like the sounds, and want to still get alerted, but I sure would like to either have them be a lot quieter or be able to customize them (like I can for every other Android app). When I have my phone at a comfortable level for other sounds, Homer gets REALLY loud. Especially when he shouts “Better put on pants!” in my office.

    Is there any way to keep the alerts but change the actual sounds?

  3. Júlio Ferreira

    I like all the sounds in the app, do you know some place where I can download the sounds to put as my cell message sound?

  4. I finally got a way to stop this man embarrasing me and as per the story o my life……..IT DOESNT WORK!!!! What did I do wrong?

  5. One app that I find useful is Greenify which can be downloaded from the Google Play Store. It hybernates apps which disables their notification but I’d rather miss an alert about Cletus’ farm and still be able to use all other features on my device.

  6. I was in the library when my phone shouted: “Better put on pants!”

  7. I wish there’s a soundboard for all the notification sounds. I really like when Homer gets mad.

  8. I was in a doctor’s office waiting room and heard Homer, only thing is it wasn’t me. It was the 70 year old guy across from me. I looked at him, he looked at me and we just smiled and nodded. Neither of us had to say a word and the connection was made.

  9. Just had this happen in a class. A guy was talking about how hard it was to find a job and Homer replied Better him than me. Lots of laughter.

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