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Old January 1st, 2013, 07:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys,

I'm wondering, I really hate when I get a notification and I can't tell if it's a text message, email or facebook update. Is there any way to change the notifications so they are different for email, facebook and text?

Also, I can change the ringtone for contacts, could I change the text-ringtone too for specific contacts?

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Old January 1st, 2013, 07:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm wondering, I really hate when I get a notification and I can't tell if it's a text message, email or facebook update. Is there any way to change the notifications so they are different for email, facebook and text?
Yes. All of those apps, under their settings, include the ability to customize the ringtone for notifications. I do use the default notification for text messages myself, but I use a different tone for the GMail app, another different tone for calendar event notifications. (I could set a separate tone for Facebook as well but I really don't care all that much about FB notifications so I have them set for silent.)

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Editing the contact should allow you to set a specific ringtone for each contact. You may need to run a third-party text messaging app to allow specific SMS/MMS ringtones by contact (that's something I never do.)
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Yes. All of those apps, under their settings, include the ability to customize the ringtone for notifications. I do use the default notification for text messages myself, but I use a different tone for the GMail app, another different tone for calendar event notifications. (I could set a separate tone for Facebook as well but I really don't care all that much about FB notifications so I have them set for silent.)



Editing the contact should allow you to set a specific ringtone for each contact. You may need to run a third-party text messaging app to allow specific SMS/MMS ringtones by contact (that's something I never do.)
wow, I'm not sure how I missed this before. It's right there, like the second option under Gmail settings. Oiy. Hard to believe I worked as a Google Specialist.

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wow, I'm not sure how I missed this before. It's right there, like the second option under Gmail settings. Oiy. Hard to believe I worked as a Google Specialist.

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Thanks! What's that, 500 posts? I can't believe I've posted that many. I guess I'm on my 3rd android phone and two android tablets so they add up after awhile.

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Can anyone verify if there is a way to set a custom ringone for a specific contact for a text?
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If you want that, use Handcent (I believe that Go SMS Pro supports that as well.)
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Thanks for the suggestion, I'll try it. So there is no way to do it through the stock text app?
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Thanks for the suggestion, I'll try it. So there is no way to do it through the stock text app?
+1 for Handcent, I am doing this for certain contacts right now. I never found a way to do that via the stock messaging app.
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Did you just allude to welby having a 'senior moment'? (j/k)
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Did you just allude to welby having a 'senior moment'? (j/k)
oh it was a senior moment all right. I consider myself a seasoned android user so this was actually quite embarrassing. Especially considering the fact that I'm a trained Google Specialist.

Only reason I can live with myself is I've successfully convinced myself that the last time I tried to do this (which was a long time ago) the functionality wasn't there. This lie helps me sleep at night.
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