I’ve cleared the cache three times today, installed Macro Droid per the latest forum instructions (just what I needed, another app to monitor!), spent too many hours wrestling with Priority Only, Do Not Disturb, etc, rebooted from Safe Mode multiple times, and my phone still does not ring when called. It seems to allow a half second before the ring is completely squelched. Vibration on or off seems to have no effect. Vibrate works every time if it is set to vibrate. I am too ticked and tired to try Factory Reset which would entail rebuilding too much after the reset.
Ah, for the days of a version of Android that actually worked. I’m on 7.0 and it is a real pain. At least
Android’s improvement from Hades - Doze Mode - explains why my callers have given up calling us on this phone. They left messages until that was too inconvenient. “Has anything changed since your last visit with the doctor?” “Yes, scratch that cell phone number.”
At the end of this ridiculously long and unfruitful techy day Apple is looking like the only alternative. Either that or just the land line and it’s trusty message machine (Thank ■■■ for Ooma.) I may can live without a mobile phone. That is my next workaround to all the tried and failed workarounds.
It is a handy tool for the internet, though. Oh, and the flashlight is great for transatlantic flights. It is now the best tablet I’ve ever had.