How to make your Android phone remind you after a missed call or text

How to make your Android phone remind you after a missed call or text
Raise your hand if you've ever missed a call because you didn't hear your phone ring. Or because you didn't feel it vibrate in your pocket. Or because you were in the shower, or because you were washing the dog, or because you were taking a shower with the dog. Or because... okay, you get the idea – pretty much anyone who owns a phone has had a missed call at some point and knows that it could lead to serious frustration.

And for some strange reason, today's phones aren't all that good at drawing our attention after we miss a call. That's why one might never realize their phone rang until they reach for it. Thankfully, there's Missed Call Reminder – an Android app that, well, reminds you of missed calls, texts, and notifications. In this how-to guide, we'll show you how to set it up on your smartphone.

Of course, the first thing you have to do is to download Missed Call Reminder on your phone. The app comes free of charge (with in-app purchases) and is compatible with phones running Android 2.1 or higher. 

Once launched, Missed Call Reminder is activated automatically, but it doesn't walk you through its features and options. There's nothing wrong with leaving the app enabled with its default settings applied, but it is worth at least taking a look at what the software can be configured to do.

Let's start by highlighting the profile system in Missed Call Reminder, shall we? Basically, each profile tells the app how to behave during different times of the day. The first two profiles set by default instruct the app to beep and vibrate for 3 hours after each missed call or text; these profiles are active from 8:00AM to 11:00PM. The third default profile is for nighttime hours, but since you probably don't want your phone to beep and vibrate while you're sleeping, feel free to disable or delete it. When you hold your finger on a profile, a menu pops up giving you the option to remove a profile. Also, there are the options to try or duplicate a profile, while moving it higher in the list gives it higher priority.

Single-tapping on a profile lets you edit its properties, and there's a ton of them to tweak. Among the variables you may modify are the notification sound and vibration pattern for the reminders. You may also make your camera's LED light go off, but the option isn't supported on all phones. 

Further down the list of profile options you'll find the sequence of notifications. Think of these as sub-profiles which are executed in order. Once the delay period expires (30 seconds by default), the first notification pattern is triggered for a given period, then the next one and so on. Feel free to edit these to your liking or leave them as they are.

And lastly, if you feel like creating your own profile from scratch instead of relying on the stock ones, just tap on the big plus button in the upper right corner. Note that the option to add third-party app notifications to profile is a premium feature and has to be unlocked with an in-app purchase. 

Developer: DO SoftwareDownload: Android
Category: CommunicationPrice: Free (with in-app purchases)

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13 Comments

1. maherk

Posts: 7053; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I am not sure if other android phones has this feature, but since the Note 3, if you have a missed call, received email or message, the phone will vibrate to alert you of the missed notification

2. redmd

Posts: 1961; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

yes, the note 3 has this feature.

5. maherk

Posts: 7053; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Not just the Note 3, but almost all Galaxies after it. I ve also had it on the S5 and now the Note 4.

7. dealova

Posts: 31; Member since: May 19, 2014

How about for unread Whatsapp/BBM in newer Galaxies ? I prefer LED Notification light than vibration.

3. Dee79

Posts: 307; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

The note 3 sure does have this feature just like millions more but I do not use this feature just like the millions more ;)

4. maherk

Posts: 7053; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Where did you get your numbers from? I ll be waiting for your sources ;)

6. Carlitos

Posts: 693; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Yup the Galaxy s4 has this feature built into touchwiz as well.

8. AlikMalix unregistered

Doesn't the phone show a missed call/text when you pick it up?

9. andynaija

Posts: 1267; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Isn't this unnecessary especially since there will be an icon in the status bar showing that you have a missed call, text, voicemail etc.?

10. killtimes

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 21, 2015

I have installed a missed call reminder from play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.meaning3​6.msreminder It has profile to set time, date, ringtone, time and etc.

11. JannieV

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 12, 2015

What does " . . . with in app purchases" mean, please? I'm very new to smart 'phones . . . I bought my first one, a Motorola Moto G, a few months ago and I like but it's still doing my head in. I'm annoyed that this new 'phone doesn't beep regularly to say I missed a call or message like my previous Motorolas. I downloaded an application like the one in this article but it doesn't work. Does the one in the article work like it's supposed to? Thanks.

12. httpdispatch

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 13, 2015

Wrote a simple opensource tool to remind periodically about missed notifications with the default notification sound. You can select any applications which should be monitored. Open for any suggesstions play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.app.miss​ednotificationsreminder

13. httpdispatch

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 13, 2015

Don't know why, but the link was broken play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.app.miss​ednotificationsreminder

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