Your cell phone rings while you’re in the middle of a meeting. Do you answer it? Regardless of if you do or not, the fact remains that it’s embarrassing and that it shouldn’t be happening in the first place. Thankfully, for Android users, you can turn your phone’s volume up or down by scheduling it.

An unexpected ring on your cellphone could disrupt countless types of meetings, but if your phone fails to ring at a critical time, you could miss an important phone call. This constant struggle to control your volume is something which you know you could do without, but how do you schedule your Android’s volume? Thanks to a third-party app titled Volume Scheduler, you can preset volume adjustments based on the time.

This works great when you know you have certain meetings or events coming up. If you know a meeting is coming in the afternoon, you can set the specific time of day when your phone’s volume will be decreased. If you think you’ll need to answer the phone in the event of an emergency, your phone will still be activated so you can make sure that whoever calls you will be able to reach you. It’s a great way to make sure that you don’t look like a jerk when your ringtone interrupts your employees during an important meeting.

This free app also makes sense from a financial standpoint. Since you pay nothing for it, and it works based on the device’s time settings, it won’t accrue any data charges or have any effect on your battery life. This is great, considering how you can know for sure whether your phone will be turned up or turned down.

Of course, another option that you can look into on Android is its Do Not Disturb feature, which lets you allow exceptions for certain notifications on your mobile devices, like alarms and emails. It’s a good way to keep your phone quiet at night while you’re trying to sleep.

What are some of your favorite ways to keep your phone from going off during inopportune times? Let us know in the comments, and be sure to subscribe to our blog for more great tips and tricks.