Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Motorola Droid

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old November 6th, 2009, 01:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 3
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Can You Set Ringtones for Individual Contacts?

Picked up my Droid this morning and cannot figure out how to set a ringtone for calls received from a contact. I can set the general ringtone, but not any contact-specific ringtones.

The manual (page 21) says it is doable:
"Tip: When editing a contact, you can set a ringtone, address, and other details that will be saved on your
phone."
but I find nothing in the edit contact screen that lets me select a ringtone for it.

Can anyone give me the steps?

Thanks!

Randy

Advertisements
NetSpeaker is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old November 6th, 2009, 01:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: United States
Posts: 1,123
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 17
Thanked 69 Times in 46 Posts
Default

Also, can anyone tell me if you can set individual call ring tones and separate individual text ring tones for particular contacts?
QrafTee is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 6th, 2009, 02:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 25
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

When on the contact, Menu: then Options, rather than edit contact
Moose is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Moose For This Useful Post:
copelandt29 (February 29th, 2012)
Old November 6th, 2009, 02:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
CatsTide's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 752
 
Device(s): HTC Incredible,Moto Driod
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 25
Thanked 106 Times in 63 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Moose View Post
When on the contact, Menu: then Options, rather than edit contact
thanks moose
CatsTide is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 6th, 2009, 02:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
New Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 3
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thank you so much, Moose. It's been driving me nuts. I thought I tried everything, but missed that. There is is!

Randy
NetSpeaker is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 6th, 2009, 02:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 25
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Yeah, not sure why it would be there rather than under edit, but it is.
Moose is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 7th, 2009, 05:59 PM   #7 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
MysteryloverAnne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 75
 
Device(s): HTC Thunderbolt LG Revolution-returned (POS) Droid-Retired
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Also, if you use RingDroid it asks as you create each new ringtone if you want to assign it to a contact.
MysteryloverAnne is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 12th, 2009, 03:51 PM   #8 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 9
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I been trying for almost a day now thanks soooo much
Robert90262 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 13th, 2009, 10:12 AM   #9 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 9
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CatsTide View Post
thanks moose
I went in and set up custom ring tones for 10 of my favorite contacts. However, when they call, it still uses the phone's default ringtone. Seems like it will work right after I assign it, but the next time they call, I get the default.
steveg95 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 13th, 2009, 10:13 AM   #10 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 314
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 6
Thanked 8 Times in 4 Posts
Default

I've been having similar issues. For example, I use Handcent SMS and I have a specific alert for it. When I get an incoming txt, I get the default alert *plus* the alert I have configured for Handcent.
johninbigd is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old November 13th, 2009, 01:02 PM   #11 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 18
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

what I have had to do is using the astro file manager, pull up the mp3's that you want to use as ringtones, open each one and select "add as ringtone" when you do this, it will automatically add it to your ringtone list in your settings.

once you have all the ringtones you want set, go back into your contacts, select "options" and then ringtone, your list will pull up and you can select them from there and it works 100%

I had used a couple different ringtone apps and for some reason when I "set as ringtone" in the app, it just does not apply correctly to the phone.. seems like something like that will be corrected in future updates for that specific app

I hope all of that made sense.
Hellspawn is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 13th, 2009, 01:04 PM   #12 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 18
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I have yet to play with my notifications, but I would assume its going to be similar to ringtones.

create a folder on the root of your SD card named "notifications" and dump all your mp3's in there, you should now be able to use the phones os to assign them with no glitches..

this is all conjecture, so let me know if it works..
Hellspawn is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 13th, 2009, 03:31 PM   #13 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 9
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hellspawn View Post
what I have had to do is using the astro file manager, pull up the mp3's that you want to use as ringtones, open each one and select "add as ringtone" when you do this, it will automatically add it to your ringtone list in your settings.

once you have all the ringtones you want set, go back into your contacts, select "options" and then ringtone, your list will pull up and you can select them from there and it works 100%

I had used a couple different ringtone apps and for some reason when I "set as ringtone" in the app, it just does not apply correctly to the phone.. seems like something like that will be corrected in future updates for that specific app

I hope all of that made sense.
I'll give it a try. Thanks!
steveg95 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 15th, 2009, 10:43 PM   #14 (permalink)
New Member
 
Joan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 8
 
Device(s): Motorola Droid 44/09
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Moose bump!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Moose View Post
When on the contact, Menu: then Options, rather than edit contact
Joan is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 16th, 2009, 08:38 AM   #15 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 9
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

It is working now. Seems like when I first select the ringtone in contacts, sometimes the next call still uses the phone default, but eventually they all started working correctly.
steveg95 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 4th, 2011, 01:58 PM   #16 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 2
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Hi guys!
I'm new here, and I have same problem to assign a different ringtone for a different contact... my smartphone works on android 2.2 and i have followed as you described above... i pulled up the mp3's that I want to use as ringtones, opened each one and selected "add as ringtone". After that I went back into my contacts, and there are only those menues: "search", "delete contact", "new contact" "display options" "accounts" and "import/export" BUT THERE IS NO ONLY "options" .... any help?!? PLEASE
tokzm is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Motorola Droid
Current Rating:
Rate this Phone:

The Motorola Droid - the first ever Verizon Android Phone - exploded onto the mobile market with an incredibly successful ad campaign that brough Android to the masses. With a huge and vibrant touchscreen, solid metal body, full QWERTY keyboard, 5M... Read More



Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Motorola Droid
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:34 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.